Our Next Program
NYWIFT Industry Screening: 'Americanish'
30 May 2022 @ 04:00pm
In honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Month, we are featuring two filmmakers that have marked their paths in film, starting with Americanish followed by a conversation with Iman Zawahry (Director/Writer/Producer), Aizzah Fatima (Writer/Producer), and Roy Wol (Producer). Moderated by Harsh Pundit.
Welcome to America: Where dreams come true…ish. A break from the traditional romantic
comedy, Americanish highlights different layers of womanhood as they intersect with cultural
and societal expectations.
"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."
"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."
In this new blog series, we spotlight some of the newest members to join the New York Women in Film & Television community: all of them creators, innovators, and changemakers working to build a better and brighter media landscape. First up, we welcome Robin Noonan-Price, a new Dual Member from WIFV-DC (and their former President!) who discusses her passion for educational media, how she discovered producing, and what brings her to New York.
NYWIFT and USA Local 829 member Naomi Wolff Lachter has designed the costumes for feature films, dozens of plays and musicals, and assistant designed on several major TV series. Every day she is on the job, Naomi posts a motivational saying from her whiteboard on her Instagram account, @wolffie78. She offered us insight into her philosophy – and why good vibes are contagious.
Frannie Montagnino shares her favorite highlights from "The Producer's Palate," a new printed recipe collection from NYWIFT. Featuring recipes and personal stories from NYWIFT community leaders, the book is available to purchase now with proceeds supporting the organization's professional development and advocacy initiatives.