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New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) advocates for equality in the moving image industry and supports women in every stage of their careers. As the preeminent entertainment industry association for women in New York, NYWIFT energizes women by illuminating their achievements, presenting training and professional development programs, awarding scholarships and grants, and providing access to a supportive community of peers.

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Terry Lawler and the Board of Directors of New York Women in Film & Television announced today that Terry will conclude her tenure as Executive Director on December 31, 2018.

Strategic planning has been underway for an Executive Director transition for the past two years as part of NYWIFT’s five-year strategic plan.

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NYWIFT is seeking an Executive Director. Applications are due August 27, 2018.

 

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Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired North American rights to Mapplethorpe, NYWIFT Member Ondi Timoner’s biopic which stars Matt Smith as artist Robert Mapplethorpe. The company is eyeing a late fall release date.

 

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NYWIFT is pleased to announce the latest recipients of NYWIFT Scholarships and Awards.

With support from the Ha Phuong Foundation this year, the newly re-branded NYWIFT Ha Phuong Scholarships provide a $5,000 scholarship each year to a second-year female film student at the Brooklyn College Feirstein School of Cinema, City College of New York, Columbia University, New York University, and the Stony Brook/Killer Films MFA in Film program.

 

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Film criticism remains dominated by white male critics. Now in its second decade, the Thumbs Down: Film Critics and Gender, and Why it Matters 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, found male reviewers outnumber female reviewers 2 to 1.

This disparity affects the visibility of female-driven films.

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  • "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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