Tip of the hat to: HBO for releasing a list of documentaries to be shown this summer on Monday nights with half of the films directed by women! The series starts on June 17 with Love, Marilyn by Liz Garbus; the post-supervisor on the doc was NYWIFT member Susan Lazarus.
Recently played: the new online adventure game, Wonder City, from the filmmakers of Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines. The game, targeted at tweens, deals with beauty myths, harassment, bullying, peer pressure. and conflict.
A New York City pleasure: to see the pianos are back! Artist-designed public pianos are once again dotting the city. There are 88 all around the city until June 16. We have one near the NYWIFT office, at the New York Public Library. Visit singforhope.org to find one near you and go play a tune, or if you are like me, just listen.
Terry Lawler is the Executive Director of NYWIFT. Tune in every Tuesday for her picks of the week.
Meet the New NYWIFT Member: Myrakel Baker
Let’s give a warm NYWIFT welcome to Myrakel Baker! Myrakel is a documentary filmmaker and development assistant living in Brooklyn. Inspired by her upbringing in a Black southern household, she aspires to produce character-driven stories rooted in identity and belonging with a focus on women’s voices. As a development and programming assistant, she’s worked with HBO Documentaries on George Carlin's American Dream, Spring Awakening: Those You’ve Known, and The Janes to name a few. She is looking to growing as a director and development producer, expanding on her work of sensitive, vérité-led documentaries.READ MORE
Cynthia’s Picks: WFPF Award, DOC NYC, Kathryn Hahn
WFPF Award: Major congratulations to NYWIFT’s Women’s Film Preservation Fund (WFPF), which received the Archivist’s Round Table of Metropolitan New York’s 2019 Outstanding Support of Archives...READ MORE
Cynthia’s Picks: Two Studies, Unequal Pay, Michele Clapton
Two Studies: A study from Dr. Stacy L. Smith and the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative in partnership with National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP,...READ MORE
Meet the New NYWIFT Board Members: Kerry Fulton
With her company Evenfield Entertainment, producer Kerry Fulton is looking to do just that: even the playing field. That's a mission we can certainly get behind. She brings her experience working in the global TV and film market to NYWIFT as one of the newest additions to our Board of Directors.READ MORE