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Lea Delaria poses at Logo TV’s ‘Trailblazers’ at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine on June 23, 2014 in New York City. Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Logo TV

Women Aren’t Funny: Debunking the Myth – November 6, 5:30 PM

NYWIFT and Caroline’s On Broadway have teamed up to create Women Aren’t Funny: Debunking the Myth as part of the 2014 New York Comedy Festival. Moderator and comedian Bonnie McFarlane will delve into the themes of her recent documentary, Women Aren’t Funny with our group of illustrious panelists, including Blair Breard, Executive Producer ofLouis, Lea DeLaria, of Orange Is the New Black and Emmy-winning actor and comedian Judy Gold, among others. More.

NYWIFT Night Out – November 10th, 2014 – November 10, 6:30 PM

Join us for our monthly NYWIFT Night Out, where you can mix, mingle and get to know our dynamic and talented members and staff in an informal setting. This month we will join with the African American Women in Cinema (AAWIC) Film Festival for a pre-festival networking party. The African American Women In Cinema Film Festival takes place November 19 – 22 and will feature premiere film screenings, educational keynote panels and International Day. Free drinks and snacks will be served. More.

The Only Real Game: Screening and Panel Discussion – November 11, 7:30 PM

Please join us for a special NYWIFT screening of The Only Real Game during it’s week-long run at the Quad Cinema with a discussion about shooting movies in war-torn areas. Directed by NYWIFT member Mirra Bank, produced by NYWIFT member Muriel Peters and Executive Produced by NYWIFT member Abigail Disney, The Only Real Game won the best documentary award at the New York Indian Film Festival and the American Spirit Award at the Sedona International Film Festival. More.

Atia Abawi: Behind the Scenes of War – November 17, 5:30 PM

Whether you are filming a documentary or reporting news, stepping into a war zone has its risks, especially when you are a female. Atia Abawi has spent numerous years covering historic events in the worn-torn regions of the Middle East and Asia for major news networks. In conversation with AlJazeera reporter Ine´s Ferre´, Atia will share her unique insights and experiences of the life of a female journalist in conflict zone. More.

Embrace Your Strengths and Unleash Your Creativity – November 18, 12:30 PM

Join Certified Life/Career Coach and Television Packaging Jim Arnoff in a highly interactive workshop for the insider’s take on envisioning the entertainment industry career that embraces your strengths, creativity and passions. Break through the walls that have been holding you back to maximize your options and get clarity about your ideal career direction. More.

ExperTEAs: A Conversation with Producer/Director Annetta Marion – November 20, 4:00 PM

Share a cup of tea and conversation with award-winning director and Primetime Emmy-nominated producer Annetta Marion, who will speak candidly about her road to achievement and the lessons she’s learned along the way. You’ll have the opportunity to ask her questions, as well as network with fellow members in a friendly and intimate setting. Marion is currently directing for the acclaimed TV series Oprah’s Master Class, profiling entertainment icons including Tim McGraw, Vanessa Williams, Cicely Tyson, Berry Gordy, and Lenny Kravitz. More.

NYWIFT Members Screening Series: Shorts Program – November 25, 7:00 PM

Join us for this month’s NYWIFT Member Screening Series featuring short films reflecting upon the cycle of life. Featured filmmakers are Jeanne Applegate (Jitterbug), Wendy Sax (Ask Alice), Diane D. Orr (Sea Squirts, A Cautionary Tale About Oysters in New York Harbor), Ann Deborah Levy (Rain Painting), Colleen Baird (Yesterday’s Forecast), and Sarah Kim (Anatomy of Fall). The filmmakers will be available for a Q&A immediately following the screening. More.

NYWIFT @ the Gold Coast International Film Festival – November 25, 2:00 PM
NYWIFT co-presents the documentary Above and Beyond as part of the 2014 Gold Coast International Film Festival. The film was directed by Women in Film Member Roberta Grossman and produced by Nancy Spielberg. In 1948, just three years after the liberation of Nazi death camps, a group of Jewish American pilots answered a call for help. The first major feature-length documentary about these foreign airmen, Above and Beyond brings together new interviews, as well as stunning aerial footage to present a fascinating, little-known tale filled with heart, heroism and high-flying chutzpah. More.
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