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NYWIFT Night Out with Women Independent Producers (WIP)

NYWIFT Night Out with Women Independent Producers (WIP)

16 Dec 2019 @ 06:30pm

Are you a member of this great organization? Interested in becoming one? Join us for our monthly NYWIFT Night Out! The December Night Out is the perfect way to cap off your 2019 and celebrate with your NYWIFT colleagues as we head into the holiday season. Plus, we will be joined by our friends at Women Independent Producers (WIP) for an extra special night of networking. The NYWIFT Night Out is a safe space to ask entertainment related questions, seek advice, employment and other industry opportunities. Bring your business cards and get ready to make connections! As always, all NYWIFT members are welcome and encouraged to attend and mix, mingle and get to know our dynamic and talented members and staff in an informal setting.

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Latest news

Letter from the Executive Director

NYWIFT Executive Director Cynthia Lopez shares holiday greetings, previews Muse and looks back at the strides we’ve made in 2019. 

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NYWIFT Advisory Board Member Mirra Bank’s No Fear No Favor and Daria Prices’s Driven to Abstraction, both past recipients of NYWIFT grants, will screen at Hamptons Doc Fest  December 5th-9th.

Learn more about these films and about the festival.

Congratulations to the NYWIFT Women’s Film Preservation Fund (WFPF), which received the Outstanding Support of Archives Award from the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York on October 21st.

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2018 NYWIFT Ravenal Foundation Feature Film grantee Yellow Rose has been picked up by Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions! Congratulations to filmmaker Diane Paragas.

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Congratulations to the two NYWIFT member projects that have been shortlisted for the 2019 International Documentary Association (IDA) Awards!

See who they are…

NYWIFT is proud to partner with Women in Film LA and the Actors Fund to help expand WIF LA’s Sexual Harassment Help Line hours and support services to accommodate members of the NYC community.

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Congratulations to all of the NYWIFT members with films featured at the 2019 YoFiFest film festival in Yonkers, New York! NYWIFT member Patty Schumann is the Co-Founder & Festival Director of YoFiFest. 

See the lineup.

Toss It, a new film by NYWIFT member Michele Remsen, is now available to stream on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play and Vimeo! An “anti-romantic comedy,” Toss It blends screwball comedy with an open-hearted deep-dive into family dysfunction. The film was the recipient of the NYWIFT Nancy Malone Marketing and Promotion Grant.

Read more about the film and about Michele. 

In a study from Dr. Stacy L. Smith and the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative in partnership with National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) and Wise Entertainment, research proves that Hollywood has failed the Latinx community when it comes to their portrayal in popular movies.

Read “Latinos in Film: Erasure On Screen & Behind the Camera”

NYWIFT is very pleased to welcome our new Board President Jamie Zelermyer, along with a powerhouse roster of new and returning board members for the 2019-2020 season.

Get to know Jamie.

  • "As always and even more so today, women in our business are taking up the mantle of courage and truth-telling and consciousness, and they move and inspire me. We are awake now in a way we have never been before."

    - Actor Judith Light, accepting her 2017 NYWIFT Muse Award

  • "My faith is renewed by the way I experience this vanguard moving through the world with such grace at such a complex time. Speaking truth to power and creating a legacy for the women and the men who follow."

    - Actor Judith Light, accepting her 2017 NYWIFT Muse Award

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