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Member Screening: January 2019

Member Screening: January 2019

22 Jan 2019 @ 07:00pm

Join us for this month’s Member Screening showcasing the documentary Take My Nose…Please! by Director/Producer Joan Kron and the documentary short Empowered Dames by Producer/Director Claudine Marrotte. The filmmakers will be available for a Q&A immediately following the screening. The screening series provides members with the opportunity to show their work in a theatrical setting. Screenings take place at Anthology Film Archives, followed by networking at a nearby bar.

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NYWIFT is proud to endorse the new guidelines from the Documentary Producers Alliance, aimed at establishing best practices for U.S.-based filmmakers and funding organizations in their designation of producer credits.

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The latest “Celluloid Ceiling” report from Dr. Martha Lauzen, Executive Director of the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University, released on January 3rd, 2019, shows that despite increased media attention on gender disparity in Hollywood, no real progress has been made.

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USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative’s annual “Inclusion in the Director’s Chair” report published in January 2019 shows the number of black directors reached a historic high in 2018, though representation and intersectionality among other demographics remained flat.

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NYWIFT is thrilled to welcome our new Executive Director Cynthia Lopez, who began on January 1st, 2019.

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In memory of director, actor and producer Penny Marshall, who passed away in December at the age of 75, we take a look back at her hilarious and heartfelt speech from the 1994 NYWIFT Muse Awards.

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The percentage of TV episodes directed by women and people of color increased oh-so-slightly vs. last year, according to an annual study released in early October 2018 by the Directors Guild of America.

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Now in its 21st year, the Boxed In study, sponsored by the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University and headed up by executive director Dr. Martha M. Lauzen, provides the most comprehensive historical record of women’s representation and employment in television available. The 2017-2018 report show little to no improvement for female representation.

Read more about the study.

  • "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

upcoming events

  • Member Screening: January 2019

  • Lunchtime Skills Workshop: Jim Arnoff Coaching Group

  • NYWIFT Night Out with Facebook Group Hue You Know

  • Screening/Reception: Warrior Women

  • Case Study: Swim Team, A Doc from Soup to Nuts

  • Member Screening: Tomorrow

  • Power Player Breakfast: Abigail E. Disney, Documentary Filmmaker, Philanthropist, Activist



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In memory of Penny Marshall, who passed away this week at the age of 75, we take a look back at her hilarious and heartfelt speech from the 1994 NYWIFT Muse Awards.


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