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.
Filmmaker Sue Williams has a love affair with the city of Hong Kong. So when a friend introduced her to the Cantopop superstar Denise Ho, she knew she had the subject of her next film. But, what happens when current events upend the planned story arch of your film at the end of production?READ MORE
What happens when an esteemed comic actress like Molly Shannon, a screenwriter with a quirky perspective and a penchant for cinematic originality, political causes and literary scholarship, and a legendary American poet who some say has been misunderstood and misinterpreted by decades of academic critics collaborate?
"Wild Nights with Emily" happens. The unique film, thoroughly original and entertaining, is inspired by the life of Emily Dickinson. It’s also a creative spin on a literature professor’s reinterpretation of Emily Dickinson’s life and personal relationships.READ MORE
The voices of Black, Middle Eastern, and Latinx artists have long been marginalized. But at Nova Frontier Film Festival and Lab, they take center stage. Actor, filmmaker, writer, producer, and film programmer Lydia Darly discusses why she co-founded the festival (where NYWIFT is proud to present an Outstanding Female Content Creator Award), and what she hopes to see from the 2020 edition which, like so many recent events, is going virtual.READ MORE
The ideal film pitch deck is evergreen and adaptable to an ever-changing environment. In Women Make Movies' recent virtual program, Creating a Pitch Deck, Look Book & More, Olivia Klaus, an experienced filmmaker and graphic designer, shared her process in creating the perfect pitch deck for a film project.READ MORE