NYWIFT September Programs: Member Party, Art of the Pitch & Safety on Set

Nancy Malone

NYWIFT’s Annual Cocktail Party – 2014 
September 8, 6:30 PM

It’s time for one of the most popular events of the year – the Annual Cocktail Party celebrating our fabulous members! Join us as we kick off the new program year, welcome new colleagues and raise a toast to everyone who is part of this great organization. Volunteers from NYWIFT’s many committees and affinity groups will be on hand to show you how to take advantage of the amazing array of opportunities and benefits available with membership. More.


Introduction to Screenwriting For Actors
September 10, 6:30 PM

This workshop with Jessica Rotondi is geared towards actors, writers and anyone else who wants to write their own short or web series. You’ll learn which ideas are right for each medium, find out how to create compelling characters that will help you shine as an actor, and discover the secrets to making your project “stand out” in a competitive industry. Participants will have the opportunity to pitch their stories and character ideas for group discussion. More.

Networking Intensive: Become a Master at Connecting
September 16, 12:30 PM

Want to become a natural at networking? Discover the confidence to connect with conviction? In this intensive workshop, Certified Life/Career Coach and Television Packaging Agent Jim Arnoff will personally coach you through top ten techniques for engaging with results. He’ll share insider tips on mastering social events, show you the most effective secrets for creating a memorable impression and reveal the easy steps to letting go of blocks and embracing your true networking personality! More.

Safety on Set
September 18, 6:30 PM

The tragic on-set death of Sarah Jones, the 27 year-old camera assistant who was struck and killed by a freight train during production of Midnight Rider last February, sparked criticism of on-set safety procedures and raised questions about the precautions producers need to take before cameras roll. Find out the changes that have since been mandated to improve safety conditions nationwide. You can’t afford to miss this informative panel. More.

Screening and Conversation: Your Sister’s Sister
September 21, 2:30 AM

NYWIFT members are invited to a special free screening of Lynn Shelton’s Your Sister’s Sister, part of After School Special: The 2014 School of Visual Arts Alumni Film & Animation Festival. The 2011 award-winning comedy about romance, grief and sibling rivalry starring Emily Blunt, Rosemarie Dewitt and Mark Duplass will be followed by a Q&A with director/screenwriter Shelton. More.

Master the Art of Pitching Your Project
September 22, 6:30 PM

Can you sell your project in a single sentence? Are you missing the one element that could put it over the top with agents, producers and publishers? What may be standing between you and the writing career you’ve always dreamed of is the ability to answer the pivotal question: What’s your project about? Not all writers are prepared to talk concisely and competently about their work, but Jennifer Wilkov can show you how. She’ll help you master the essential skills you need to be confident when you pitch your projects to film, television and literary industry professionals. More.

Women’s Preservation Fund (WFPF) Screening: There Were Times, Dear
September 23, 7:00 PM

NYWIFT’s Women Film Preservation Fund’s first effort to save a television program was the restoration and preservation of the late Nancy Malone’s There Were Times, Dear. The film will be screened at a memorial tribute celebrating Nancy’s remarkable life. She was a long-time member and passionate supporter of New York Women in Film & Television, one of the original founders of Women in Film Los Angeles, the first woman to hold a departmental VP role at a major studio, and an award-winning director, producer and actress. More.


NYWIFT Member Screening Series:
Trial by Fire: Lives Re-Forged 
September 30, 7:00 PM

For September, the NYWIFT Member Screening Series at Anthology Film Archives features Trial By Fire: Lives Re-Forged by Megan Smith-Harris, who produced and directed this powerful look at burn survivors who rise above their injuries to discover unexpected insights and a transformed worldview. This series provides members with the opportunity to show their work in a theatrical setting, followed by networking at a nearby bar. More.



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