True stories: The New York Times published a detailed, sobering compilation of first-hand accounts of women and minorities struggling for equality in the entertainment industry.
Get Together: Jessica Chastain, Juliette Binoche, Freida Pinto, Queen Latifah, Catherine Hardwicke, Marielle Heller, Alysia Reiner and more have joined the advisory board of a new non-profit organization, We Do It Together, created to finance and produce films, documentaries, TV and other forms of media dedicated to the empowerment of women with a mission to create content that will change perceptions of female stereotypes. Bravo to these women – and the male allies working with them – who are drawing on their own power and experiences to help others.
Second Class Superstars: Speaking of stereotypes – check out this great video essay about female representation and characterization in the film industry, featuring insight from Geena Davis, Salma Hayek, Tracee Ellis Ross and more.
Sundance Bound: We are thrilled to see so many NYWIFT members headed to Sundance with films this year! We’ll be announcing a panel in Park...READ MORE
Emmy Panel: Check out the September 27th episode of the No Rest for the Weekend podcast for a fun recap of our NYWIFT Season Kickoff:...READ MORE
Emmy Highlights: Kudos to both Alex Borstein and Michelle Williams, who used their Emmy platforms to remind us all – especially women – how advocating...READ MORE
Two Studies: A study from Dr. Stacy L. Smith and the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative in partnership with National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP,...READ MORE