Pleased to see: that public pressure forced Disney to back down on its glam, sexy makeover of Brave’s Princess Merida. This over-sexualization of girl and woman characters in children’s media has a negative effect on both girls and boys.
Giving a shout out to: Jessica Hester and her award-winning short film, Illusion. Recently featured in an article by Laura Sheldon on GalTime.com, Illusion can be seen on opening night of VisionFest, June 26, 8 pm, at Tribeca Cinemas.
Looking forward to: the opening night of Another Experiment by Women Film Festival. Filmmaker Coleen Fitzgibbon will present the world premiere of her new experimental videos on Monday, May 27 at the Anthology Film Archives at 7 pm.
Thank you to everyone who attended the 39th Annual Muse Awards on Thursday! It was such an honor to receive the Made in NY Award...READ MORE
Board Buzz: Great news from several NYWIFT board members! The Tale – produced by Simone Pero – continues to rack up award nominations, including a...READ MORE
Life Lessons: Be sure to read Manohla Dargis’ brilliant piece in The New York Times about what movies teach us about being a woman. She...READ MORE
Giving Tuesday: Today is Giving Tuesday, and I hope you’ll consider making a donation to NYWIFT as part of your holiday spending to help support...READ MORE