What’s wrong with this picture? The Hollywood Reporter’s director roundtable on Sundance TV only featured middle-aged men. Was that the best they could do?
Equal pay: California’s new equal pay law, SB358, has been dubbed “the toughest law in the nation.” It supports women who demand to be paid the same as male colleagues in “substantially similar” positions, allows for more transparency and includes an anti-retaliation clause. Bravo!
Golden Globes: I was delighted to see that 60% of the films nominated for Best Picture – in both the Drama and Comedy/Musical categories – feature female-driven storylines.
Ravenal Grant: NYWIFT is seeking additional submissions for the Ravenal Foundation Feature Film Grant, which supports a woman second-time feature film director who is over...READ MORE
Filmmakers create great stories every day. But once in a while, a truly great story will create a filmmaker. Such was the case with Patricia Shih and her debut film, Undocumented. The inspiring documentary, which was screened on March 16th at the Queens World Film Festival as part of NYWIFT’s Women Filmmakers: Immigrant Stories series, showcases the realization of the American Dream through the unique story of undocumented-immigrant-turned-successful-cardiac surgeon, Dr. Harold Fernandez.READ MORE
The story of Tressie Souders, or perhaps more accurately, the lack of details about Tressies Souders’ life and work exemplifies the need to research and rescue early film-works of women and women of color.READ MORE
No Progress: The 2016 Celluloid Ceiling Report by Dr. Martha M. Lauzen at the Center for Women in Television & Film is a bummer. It...READ MORE