Lizz Windstead at the 2014 PFLAG National Straight For Equality Awards
Happy to Report: the female showrunners in scripted television series is going to rise for the 2014 – 2015 season after decreasing over the last 2 years. At 28%, we’re a long way from the 50% goal, but progress is good. Studies have shown that shows with female showrunners employ more women behind of and in front of the camera.
Terry Lawler is NYWIFT’s Executive Director. Tune in every Tuesday for her picks.
The Art of Directing and Running a Show: Takeaways from a Conversation with Annetta Marion and Kathryn O’Kane
At a recent NYWIFT program, board members (and director/showrunners) Kathryn O’Kane and Annetta Marion discussed the unique role of the showrunner, and the combination of skill, gumption, and inspiration essential in helming a show.READ MORE
Writers Room: Congratulations to all those selected for the WGA (East) and Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment’s (MOME) inaugural Made in NY Writers Room....READ MORE
Fall Drive: NYWIFT’s Fall Membership Drive begins this week – join now through December 1st and save 50% off the initiation fee and attend the...READ MORE
Pay Gap: Newsweek spells out the startling pay gap between white and minority actors on television. Likeability Factor: Read this smart interview with Amy Landecker,...READ MORE