Totally Agree: with this Slated article about the foolishness of Hollywood’s gender bias against women directors.
Recommending: Gideon’s Army by NYWIFT member Dawn Porter about the U.S. public defender system. It is powerful, beautifully realized and focuses attention on an incredibly important issue. Check it out on HBO On Demand or Play Station, Google Play, Amazon, or iTunes.
Not Surprised: but still disappointed to read the latest Writers Guild of America, West study on employment of women and people of color as writers in film & TV.
Terry Lawler is NYWIFT’s Executive Director. Tune in every Tuesday for her picks.
NYWIFT Member Dawn Porter’s Cirque du Soleil: Without a Net offers a never-before-seen look behind the curtain of the world-famous circus extravaganza, with an approach that is equally intimate and epic in scale. When Cirque du Soleil moves to reboot its flagship production, "O," more than a year after an abrupt global shutdown, both performers and crew members face uncertainty as they work to return to their world-class standards in time for the (re)opening night curtain in Las Vegas. The film had its world premiere as a Centerpiece film at the 2022 DOC NYC Festival. Porter sat down with us to discuss her unique approach to this story, and how these high-flying artists can offer unique insight into our post-pandemic world.READ MORE
Top Takeaways – NYWIFT Talks: Filmmakers and Activists discuss the Black Lives Matter movement, their life’s work, and hope for the future.
In solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, NYWIFT Talks recently brought together a vibrant panel of award-winning women filmmakers and activists dedicated to fighting systemic racism to discuss their work and the social justice revolution of today.READ MORE
Latinx Representation: Good news – the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media has partnered with Universal Filmed Entertainment Group to pilot its “Spellcheck for...READ MORE
Jamie Zelermyer: Please join me in welcoming new Board President Jamie Zelermyer! We are thrilled to have her leading NYWIFT’s next era. Writers Lab: Congratulations...READ MORE