How far do we still have to go? Check out NYFA’s infographic (link below)
STILL PORING OVER: This incredibly comprehensive infographic about gender inequality in film sent to us by the New York Film Academy. From pay rates and movie portrayals to awards and ages, this is a definitive tool for understanding the state of women in film.
THANKFUL FOR: Disney finally letting the ladies in! Upcoming projects Frozen and Get a Horse! mark the first female directing credits for any Disney animated feature—a worthy milestone considering the many decades of women’s contributions to screenwriting, animation, and production at the studio.
SO ENCOURAGED BY: The breakthrough indicated by new research from the British Film Institute, where an analysis of UK films between 2010 and 2012 showed that a “high percentage of the most successful and profitable independent British films had a female screenwriter and/or director attached.”
Terry Lawler is NYWIFT’s Executive Director. Tune in every Tuesday for her picks of the week.
NYWIFT @ Tribeca: In Conversation with Filmmaker Signe Baumane
Signe Baumane’s "My Love Affair With Marriage" is a brilliant animated film for a decidedly adult audience. It’s a semi-autobiographical musical exploration of love, sex, romance, and gender as viewed through the lens of neurochemistry – not your average animated love story! New York Women in Film & Television was proud to present Baumane with a NYWIFT Ravenal Foundation Feature Film Grant for the film, and even prouder to then see it premiere at the 2022 Tribeca Festival! We sat down with Signe to discuss her wildly inventive, intelligent, and very fun film.READ MORE
Opinion: Hank Azaria apologized for playing Apu on ‘The Simpsons.’ I accept.
"As an Indian American actress, for me the shadow of Apu loomed larger in my life than I realized." NYWIFT Member Mellini Kantayya offers her take on the controversial "Simpsons" character - and subsequent fallout - in an insightful op-ed published in The Washington Post.READ MORE
What’s in Your Toolkit: Kristin Reiber Harris
Artist, animator, and educator Kristin Reiber Harris shares with us what's in her animation toolkit, and how she's staying centered while sheltering in place during COVID-19.READ MORE
Terry’s Picks: 2017 Preview, Women Animators, Melina Matsoukas
2017 Preview: Onward and upward! Women and Hollywood and Film School Rejects have both compiled great lists of films by and about women to look...READ MORE