Sign up for New York Women in Film & Television’s programs in May:
Producing a Dynamite Sizzle Reel: The Key to the Sale
Thursday, May 1, 6 pm
Tribeca Film Center (375 Greenwich Street)
TV and digital packaging agent Jim Arnoff will moderate an expert panel who will give you the insider’s take on how to produce an effective sizzle reel.
Call for Action: Designing a Campaign for Change
Monday, May 5, 6:30 pm
Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute (20 Cooper Square, 7th Fl.)
Dynamic community engagement plans help contribute to a documentary’s success. Come to learn about successful proposals, finding community and affinity partners, and crafting social media and strategic screening campaigns.
In Collaboration with the Editors Collective: Bias in Reality Television
Thursday, May 8, 8 pm
Manhattan Edit Workshop (119 West 23rd Street)
The Editors Collective (EC) has partnered with NYWIFT to present a conversation about reality television content that promotes negative stereotypes.
NYWIFT Night Out
Monday, May 12, 6:30 pm
Pranna (79 Madison Avenue)
Are you a NYWIFT member? Are you interested in becoming one? Join us for our monthly Night Out. You’ll mix, mingle and get to know the dynamic and talented members and staff at NYWIFT, all in an informal setting!
Secrets of Crowdfunding Success for Female Filmmakers
Tuesday, May 13, 12:30 pm
NYWIFT Office (6 East 39th Street, Suite 1200)
Are you considering crowdfunding to raise money for your creative projects? Join Jane Applegate, a NYWIFT member, producer and one of America’s most respected small business experts, for an interactive, hands-on lunchtime workshop.
Women’s Work: Film, Television, Musical Theater & Game Composers
Wednesday, May 14, 6:30 pm
This panel of talented musical storytellers promises to ignite a lively and engaging discussion about the issues that female composers face these days.
NYWIFT Member Screening Series Trial by Fire: Lives Re-Forged
Tuesday, May 20, 7 pm
Anthology Film Archives (32 Second Avenue)
Directed by Megan Smith-Harris, Trial By Fire: Lives Re-Forged celebrates the courage and strength of burn survivors as they reclaim their lives after the devastation of fire. The screening is followed by networking at a nearby bar.
Power Player Breakfast: Producer Mary Jane Skalski
Thursday, May 22, 8:30 am
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz (488 Madison Avenue)
Mary Jane Skalski has garnered critical acclaim and commercial success as a Executive Producer for Pariah and producer for Win Win, The Station Agent, and many others. She teaches at Columbia University and serves as the Senior Advisor for Gamechanger.
NYWIFT member Sascha Just directed and produced Ellis, the first feature-length documentary about the late legendary New Orleans pianist and educator, Ellis Marsalis, Jr. Marsalis composed and performed major works of modern jazz infused with a uniquely New Orleans touch. Just spoke to us about all the ways in which jazz has influenced her work, getting to know a creative legend, and her DOC NYC premiere.READ MORE
In the documentary short The House of LaBeija, directed and produced by NYWIFT member Fredgy Noël, we meet the eponymous prominent ballroom family and safe haven for transgender women, queer people, and those in need of community. Over the course of 10 minutes, several members of the house dance, vogue, and celebrate their identities across a strikingly glamorous mansion that seems to be an embodiment of their safe harbor. Fredgy Noël spoke to us about ballroom culture, creative inspirations, and what’s next on her horizon.READ MORE
NYWIFT member Jill Woodward edited the documentary 1946: The Mistranslation that Shifted a Culture, which won the Audience Award at DOC NYC 2022. In this deeply personal tale, a gay seminary scholar and a straight activist, seeking to uncover the origins of the rabid homophobia of the conservative church, make a shocking discovery: an erroneous translation of the term “homosexual” in the Bible in 1946 that has been weaponized against the LGBTQIA+ community ever since. Woodward spoke to us about the editing process, what she learned along the way, and which types of projects excite her the most.READ MORE
NYWIFT member Panayiota Pagoulatos returned to Cannes a second time this year to attend MIPCOM, where she was pleased to find celebrations of women and diversity in entertainment, and to preview several exciting new TV series.READ MORE