March is Women’s History Month – our kinda month! Don’t miss out on any of the amazing panels or screenings happening for NYWIFT Members. Sign up today.
NYWIFT Night Out – Monday, March 9th, 2015 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Writers Guild of America, East
250 Hudson Street, Suite 700
No RSVP required.
Are you a member of this great organization? Interested in becoming one? Join us for a very special monthly NYWIFT Night Out where we will mix and mingle at a Women in the Arts and Media Coalition (WAM) Cross-Organization Meet-and-Greet bringing together the memberships of New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT), Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE), and Women Make Movies (WMM) in an informal setting on March 9th at 6:30pm. More.
How to Make Your Screenplay or Novel Better … Fast! – Tuesday, Mar. 10, 2015
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
$15 to NYWIFT members
$25 to Nonmembers
NYWIFT Conference Room
6 East 39th Street, Suite 1200Screenwriter and bestselling novelist Marilyn Horowitz knows her way around writing screenplays and books, and in an intensive seminar at NYWIFT she’ll give you the map to reach writing glory too! In this intensive seminar, Horowitz will show you how to get the necessary “hook” to make your work commercially viable yet original. Take it from Horowitz, who, using her own trademarked writing system, has taught hundreds to write a screenplay in 10 weeks or less! More.
NYWIFT @ the ReelAbilities Film Festival: Screening of Mimi and Dona – Monday, Mar. 16, 2015
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Special Discount for NYWIFT members. Use the code NYWIFT7.
JCC Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Ave (between W 75th St and W 76th)
NYWIFT is pleased to co-present the New York Premiere of Mimi and Dona by Sophie Sartain at the 7th Annual ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival. What happens when love runs out of time? For a 92-year-old mother, Mimi, who has cared for Dona, her daughter who has an intellectual disability, for 64 years, it means facing the inevitable: she will not outlive her daughter and must find her daughter a home. Discounted admission for NYWIFT members. More.
Lunchtime Skills Workshop: Becoming a Skillful Negotiator. The Agent’ s Strategies for Success – Thursday, Mar. 19, 2015
12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
$10 to NYWIFT members
$20 to Nonmembers
NYWIFT Conference Room
6 East 39th Street, Suite 1200In this workshop, hear the agent’s tips on being centered, confident and persuasive throughout a negotiation. This interactive workshop will teach you the skills to take control of the situation, how to maximize your results and the best strategies to get what you really want. Learn to fully express your own brand of negotiating which embraces your personality, experience and values. This workshop is for anyone who wants to shed their shyness and feelings of intimidation and overwhelm to become a truly skillful negotiator. More.
Filming on the Frontlines: How to Manage Risky Situations – Tuesday, Mar. 24, 2015
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Pricing:$15 to NYWIFT members$25 to Nonmembers
RSVP by prepayment online
Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute
20 Cooper Square
This panel, produced by NYWIFT’s Documentary Committee, will examine the danger to filmmakers and their subjects when filming in volatile situations and regions. Are filmmakers taking extra precautions in filming given the fact that the press has become a target today? What are the advantages and disadvantages for women filming under these circumstances? These questions and others will be explored by an esteemed panel of filmmakers who will share and discuss their experiences in the field. More.
NYWIFT Member Screening Series: The Last To Know – Tuesday, Mar. 24, 2015
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM$6 for NYWIFT members
$8 for students, seniors, Women Make Movies, DCTV, IFP, Center for Communications, Shooting People, IDA, Imagenation, AAWIC members
$10 general admission
Tickets can also be purchased on the day of the screening at the Anthology Box office. Cash Only-No credit cards at the box office.
Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Avenue at 2nd Street
The NYWIFT Member Screening Series provides members with the opportunity to show their work in a theatrical setting. The screenings take place at Anthology Film Archives, followed by networking at a nearby bar. Join us for this month’s NYWIFT Screening Series feature: The Last To Know directed by member Bonnie Friedman and To Make It To the Strip of Sunshine written and directed by Kinga Kulcsar and executive produced by Joanna Plafsky. More.
Adaptations: The Nuts & Bolts of Translating Source Material – Thursday, Mar. 26, 2015
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM$15 to NYWIFT members
$25 to Nonmembers
Agents, hollywood producers and publishers are always searching for the next great story. But not all writers start from scratch. Oftentimes, ideas come from the things we see, read, write and hear. The challenge for many is how to transition these materials from their original form of a book, article, and story into a full-fledged viable screenplay and adaptation for other mediums. Watch, listen and learn during this interactive session as savvy industry professionals demystify the process of adaptations. More.
SWAN Day (Support Women Artists Now) Day Screening and Reception – Saturday, Mar. 28, 2015
2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Free RSVP online
333 West 23rd Street
Join NYWIFT, SAG-AFTRA, School of Visual Arts Film department, Women in Arts and Media Coalition, and HerFlix at the SVA Theater for a screening and reception in recognition of SWAN (Support Women Artists Now) Day, an annual event on the last Saturday of March that celebrates women artists. There will be a Q&A and reception following the screening. More.
Movies like Brokeback Mountain, The Irishman, and Little Women have more in common than mere artistry, critical acclaim or commercial success. They were all adaptations of literary works. But before getting your pens out, there’s more to it than you think. Literary works are great resources for screenwriters in search of stories, but to negotiate the business end and avoid pitfalls or potential legal liabilities, you need advice from experts. The NYWIFT Business of Adaptations for Film and TV virtual program brought a panel of industry powerhouses to weigh in.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
S.W.A.N. Day: Join NYWIFT for our annual screening, Q&A and reception this Saturday in honor of Support Women Artists Now (S.W.A.N Day), co-presented with our...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