Don’t forget to RSVP for NYWIFT’s October Programs:
Monday, October 7, 2013 @ 6:30pm (Members Only)
Master Class: Best Production Practices
Veteran producer Jane Applegate shares production strategies proven to reduce stress and save both time and money.
Tuesday, October 8, 2013 @ 12:30pm (Members Only)
Lunchtime Skills Building Workshop: The Key to Being a Powerful Presenter
This interactive workshop will help you gain confidence and provide you with effective tools to present yourself effectively in any situation.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 @ 6:30pm
NYWIFT Night Out
Are you a NYWIFT member? Interested in becoming one? Join us to mix, mingle, and get to know other members and the NYWIFT staff in an informal setting.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 @ 6:30pm
Sell Your Screenplay in 30 Days or Less Using New and Traditional Media
NYU professor Marilyn Horowitz leads this interactive workshop on how to create a marketing plan for your project.
Thursday, October 17, 2013 @ 6:30pm
DIY Series: The Content Creator’s Journey
A panel of experts will discuss their experiences creating content across multi-platforms, including film, television and the web.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 @ 7:00pm
NYWIFT Member Screening series: The LuLu Sessions
The LuLu Sessions records via video diary the journey S. Casper Wong shared with her mentor, best friend and on-again-off-again lover over the last 15 months of LuLu’s life.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 @ 6:30pm
The Legal Rights of Freelancers
If you are a freelancer who has questions about your legal rights, we’ve brought together a group of seasoned attorneys along with an entertainment industry accountant, who will address these issues and
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 @ 6:00 pm
New Online Film Financing Opportunities
Join us for a presentation from one of the nation’s leading film finance practitioners Tom Selz, of entertainment law firm Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, who will help producers understand how to take advantage of Internet-based fundraising, recent tax incentives and other new sources of support.
NYWIFT member Caitlin Gold is the Co-Founder and Co-Head of Film, a private equity fund dedicated to financing narrative and documentary films directed by women. The fund’s tagline is “Films by women make more money, but Hollywood isn’t making them….” Thanks to Gold and her colleagues, that very well may change! Their most recent feature is the Australian film Shayda, which premiered at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival in the World Dramatic Competition and won that category’s Audience Award. Gold spoke to us about Shayda’s path to the screen, funding work by women, and what’s next on her horizon.READ MORE
Developed in partnership with Sundance Institute and Founded by Hartbeat CEO Thai Randolph and Head of Film Candice Wilson Cherry, WOMEN WRITE NOW is a comedic writing fellowship designed to champion the next generation of Black women in comedy through mentorship, advocacy, production, and exhibition. Now in its second year, this year’s fellowship brought in three emerging writers, Mayanna Berrin, Kianna Butler Jabangwe, and Danielle Solomon to develop and produce their comedic short scripts under the guidance of some of the most influential Black women in comedy. The resulting projects were then brought into production by Hartbeat studios. Cherry and the writers spoke to us about their experience.READ MORE
Ericka Nicole Malone Entertainment presents the “Indie Director’s and Creator’s Spotlight” in celebration of diversity in filmmaking at the Sundance Film Festival 2023. Featuring a day of education, industry networking and panels, its evening activation will transform into a Neo Soul lounge with the sultry sounds of 3x Grammy Award-nominated R&B/Neo Soul Singer Angie Stone as the headliner.READ MORE
NYWIFT Advisory Board Member Annetta Marion produced Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie that is premiering at Sundance this month. The film incorporates documentary, archival and scripted elements to recount Fox’s story of personal and professional triumphs and travails in his own words. Annetta and Kathryn O'Kane spoke about the film that explores what happens when an incurable optimist confronts an incurable disease.READ MORE