Dear White People.
Cheering on: NYWIFT member Lydia Dean Pilcher. She’s working with the Producers Guild of America to create a “toolkit” of stats to prove that women-led projects are lucrative business both here and abroad.
Recommending: Dear White People, a film produced by Lena Waithe and Ann Le. I was especially impressed by Tessa Thompson’s performance. I have been a fan of her work on BBC America’s Copper.
Congratulations to: NBC’s Jennifer Salke, honored at the Big Brothers Big Sisters gala as part of the Women in Entertainment Program.
Terry Lawler is NYWIFT’s Executive Director. Tune in every Tuesday for her picks.
Meet the New NYWIFT Board Members: Sibyl Santiago
New NYWIFT Board Member Sibyl Santiago says, 'I am humbled and I am very proud to be part of NYWIFT. I’m very proud of this organization. These women are working very hard for all of you and I’m really happy to be able to give back and hopefully work for you as well.'READ MORE
Meet the New NYWIFT Board Members: Okema T. Moore
New NYWIFT Board Member Okema T. Moore says 'I also represent those of us that didn't come from this world but fell in love with it, and scrapped and scraped our way to get further along. I think I add another element of heart and safe space to what NYWIFT is.'READ MORE
Meet the New NYWIFT Board Members: Kim Jackson
New NYWIFT Board Member Kim Jackson says 'I'd like to use my skills to support other women and support the success of other women. I think the issues that NYWIFT is interested in tackling which is equity is very very important.'READ MORE
#Muse40for40: Meryl Streep (1983)
For our final #Muse40for40 installment we had to of course give a shout out to the indomitable Meryl Streep. Meryl was honored in 1983, and the photo of her cheeky over-the-shoulder smile as she modeled a NYWIFT jacket has become an indelible image for our organization.READ MORE