Jessica reports: Jessica Chastain, writing from the female-dominated set of The Zookeeper’s Wife, says, “When you have both genders represented, then you have a healthier point of view.”
Laura rocks: Filmmaker Laura Bialis talks to IndieWire about her documentary feature Rock in the Red Zone, about the thriving music scene located less than one mile from the Gaza strip. NYWIFT co-presented a screening of the film at NYC’s Other Israel Film Festival last month.
Lifetime commitment: The Lifetime network has promised a job to every graduate of AFI Conservatory’s prestigious Directing Workshop for Women. Bravo!
Terry’s Picks: Wonder Kids, Female Future, Atomic Homefront
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Weekly Roundup: Barbara Walters Dishes, Film Pioneer Gets Recognition
Barbara Walters returned to Harvard and revealed what she deplores about current news programming. Insightful Q&A with Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn. (Spoiler alert!) Learn...READ MORE
Weekly Roundup: Emmy Wins & a ‘World News’ Loss
Moira Walley-Beckett was the first solo woman to win in her category SINCE 1994! Congratulations to her and the other female Emmy winners. AFI announced a...READ MORE
Weekly Roundup: Peabodys Announced & ‘Frozen’ Breaks Record
The Peabody Awards gave 43% of prizes to projects that featured a clear female protagonist or were made by a woman creator. Jennifer Lee’s ‘Frozen’ becomes the top-grossing animated...READ MORE