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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Board Buzz: Great news from several NYWIFT board members! The Tale – produced by Simone Pero – continues to rack up award nominations, including a...READ MORE
Thumbs Down: The latest study from Dr. Martha Lauzen from the Center for the Study of Women in Film & Television at San Diego State...READ MORE
In 1973 the 13-month Brookside Strike brought almost 200 workers to battle Eastover Coal Company’s Brookside Mine and Prep Plant, a company owned by Duke Power. When filmmaker Barbara Kopple traveled to Harlan County, Kentucky, the resulting Academy award-winning documentary, Harlan County, U.S.A. (1976) captured a historic story. We look back on the film, which screens this Sunday, February 25th at UnionDocs.READ MORE
True crime producer Dana Rossi shares insights from NYWIFT's panel on the relationships and ethical responsibilities of true crime documentary filmmakers.READ MORE