Busting Sexism: Paul Feig’s all-female Ghostbusters reboot premiered this weekend and sparked an important conversation about the importance of women’s voices in film criticism, diversity in Hollywood, and how children are affected by seeing themselves represented on screen.
Girl Power: Can’t stop watching the new amazing feminist makeover the Spice Girls’ hit “Wannabe.” Check it out.
Cultural Change: Director Nell Scovell, who also co-authored Lean In with Sheryl Sandberg, discusses how to get more women into the director’s chair.
Terry’s Picks: Ravenal Grant, Wonder Women, Nancy Schreiber
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
A Filmmaker is Born: How the Power of One Immigrant’s Story Inspired a Musician to Go Visual
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
Women in Film & Television History: Meet Tressie Souders, Director, Producer, Screenwriter
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
Terry’s Picks: No Progress, 2017 Resolution, Tax Credit
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