Women take to the streets in protest for equality.
Making Plans: to attend the NYWIFT/ Women Make Movies/Chicken & Egg and Women in Media Coalition screening of She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry on the evening of Sunday, December 7 at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema.
Listening To: A podcast with Nina Jacobson, the producer of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, discuss, “the meteoric rise of Jennifer Lawrence” and how she discovers material she wants to produce and her thoughts on why we have so few women behind the screen as directors.
Just Read: the Forbes article, What’s Wrong With The Media’s Portrayal Of Women Today, And How To Reverse It.
After a career as a journalist for Forbes magazine, Deniz is taking her skills as a storyteller the world of film and TV. She is on the research team for The Problem with Jon Stewart on Apple TV+, a talk show about current events including climate change, the economy, and foreign policy. She is also writing and acting in a live reading of her pilot, 60 Days, about a Turkish immigrant who must get married in 60 days to keep her visa status after quitting her job. Deniz tells us about her love of New York, being an immigrant from Istanbul, and her Carrie Bradshaw moment seeing her cover story on a billboard on Fifth Avenue.READ MORE
NYWIFT member Cait Cortelyou has performed on stage or film since childhood but makes a breakthrough debut as producer (and star) of Ask for Jane, which screens at the NYWIFT Member Screening Series on November 19th. Cait sat down with us to discuss how a slice of women's history inspired her to make her producing debut, and what opportunities she sees for women working in the industry today.READ MORE
Empowering Advice: Forbes offers 10 top tips for navigating Hollywood as a female creative. Kyra Sedgwick: Kyra Sedgwick’s Big Swing Productions has partnered with SeriesFest...READ MORE
Thank you to everyone who attended the 39th Annual Muse Awards on Thursday! It was such an honor to receive the Made in NY Award...READ MORE