NYWIFT’s May Events: Reality TV, Crowdfunding, and More


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.



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