Robert LuPone and Kathleen Chalfant in Isn’t It Delicious. Photo Courtesy of Empekay Kayjaykay Productions.
Don’t miss: NYWIFT’s 34th Annual Muse Awards’ recaps (nywift.org and NYWIFT Blog) if you missed the event held last week in New York featuring honorees Mary Bailey, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Dawn Ostroff and Wanda Sykes. It was a huge success!
Feeling frustrated: with signs of progress for female screenwriters but still not enough. Yesterday “The Black List” was released, a survey of the best unproduced screenplays from 2014 as voted by over 500 development executives. This year the top script was written by a woman and about a woman, but less then 10 out of the 70 screenplays on the list were written by women.
Preparing to get my laugh on: upon reading Amy Schumer is going to produce a Comedy Central show starring Rachel Feinstein.
Congratulations to: NYWIFT member and producer Suzanne Hayes Kelly for the great review her film Isn’t It Delicious received from the LA Times—“Delicious Delivers a Tart Tale of a Dying Salty Matriarch.”
Terry Lawler is NYWIFT’s Executive Director. Tune in every Tuesday for her picks.
Terry’s Picks: Film Financing, Designing Women, Women CEO’s
Film Financing: This Friday, June 16, learn how successful indie producers can get their dramatic feature films financed in our intensive all-day seminar presented by...READ MORE
Terry’s Picks: Writers Room, Designing Women, Newbie Showrunners
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
Terry’s Picks: Tatiana Maslany, Sci-Fi Women, Hiring Disparity
Congrats: Tatiana Maslany finally earned her first Emmy nomination this year for playing not one but six leading roles on Orphan Black, one of my...READ MORE
WEEKLY ROUNDUP: FUNNY BUSINESS, AGEISM & ACTION
Image via The Hollywood Reporter Even when discussing sexism, racism & death threats these women are still “effin” funny! Watching the 2015 Tony Nominees “In Performance”...READ MORE