Recently read: A great Wall Street Journal article on NYWIFT Board member Anne Hubbell’s and Amy Hobby’s new film production company, Tangerine Entertainment, that focuses on producing films directed by women. Read about it on the NYWIFT site.
Enjoy a Tangerini cocktail during Tangerine Entertainment’s “Tangerine Movie Nights”
Can’t stop thinking about: Sunday night’s episode of The Good Wife, directed by Brooke Kennedy, the show’s producer. It was an excellent episode showcasing strong female talent both in front of and behind the camera. Kennedy is a powerhouse — directing episodes last season of The Good Wife, as well as directing episodes of Third Watch, which she also produced.
Go check out: The new website FEMinc, a content discovery and recommendation service that helps you find strong, female characters from all walks of life.
Terry Lawler is the Executive Director of NYWIFT. Tune in every Tuesday for her picks of the week.
NYWIFT member Sascha Just directed and produced Ellis, the first feature-length documentary about the late legendary New Orleans pianist and educator, Ellis Marsalis, Jr. Marsalis composed and performed major works of modern jazz infused with a uniquely New Orleans touch. Just spoke to us about all the ways in which jazz has influenced her work, getting to know a creative legend, and her DOC NYC premiere.READ MORE
In the documentary short The House of LaBeija, directed and produced by NYWIFT member Fredgy Noël, we meet the eponymous prominent ballroom family and safe haven for transgender women, queer people, and those in need of community. Over the course of 10 minutes, several members of the house dance, vogue, and celebrate their identities across a strikingly glamorous mansion that seems to be an embodiment of their safe harbor. Fredgy Noël spoke to us about ballroom culture, creative inspirations, and what’s next on her horizon.READ MORE
NYWIFT member Judith Davis offers snapshots from the 2022 New York Film Festival, focusing on three of the hottest films produced by women: Tár, Till, and The Inspection.READ MORE
NYWIFT is thrilled to welcome new board members to our leadership team for the 2022-2023 season! We sat down with new NYWIFT Board Member Kia Brooks who, as Deputy Director of longtime NYWIFT partner The Gotham Film and Media Institute (formerly IFP), is no stranger to the NYWIFT community! Brooks created The Gotham’s Owning It program that supports women and non-binary media makers and entrepreneurs who break boundaries in the media and entertainment industry, and developed the Expanding Communities program, which provides resources, community space, and industry access to individuals with Disabilities and BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ creators.READ MORE