Pay Gap: Newsweek spells out the startling pay gap between white and minority actors on television.
Likeability Factor: Read this smart interview with Amy Landecker, who plays Sarah Pfefferman on Amazon’s Transparent. She talks about playing a “hot mess,” sexism, and how “fully formed humans” aren’t always 100% likeable.
Maya Angelou: WIF LA member Rita Coburn-Whack’s documentary film Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise opens in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles on Friday. This intimate and personal portrait of Dr. Maya Angelou’s life is a touching and moving tribute to her legacy.
Love, Gilda: Lisa D’Apolito’s acclaimed feature documentary Love, Gilda, about legendary comedian Gilda Radner, hits theaters nationwide on September 21st. The film was fiscally sponsored...READ MORE
NYWIFT is governed by an 18 member Board of Directors, elected by the membership in late Spring. This diverse, accomplished group of women are at the top of their game in TV, film and digital media. We get to know producer Yvonne Russo, one of the latest additions to our leadership team.READ MORE
Sarah Paulson: Ocean’s 8 reboot star Sarah Paulson debunks the theory that women can’t work well together. (Of course they can!) Lisa Nishimura: If you...READ MORE
In Astoria’s historic Kaufman Studios, filmmakers from the African diaspora shared local stories that reverberated deep into universal themes and questions as part of New York Women in Film & Television’s Women Filmmakers: Immigrant Stories screening on May 31, 2018. Featured in the fourth season of this NYWIFT series highlighting narrative and documentary films about the New York immigrant experience, these short films tackled issues ranging from the #MeToo movement, to President Trump’s travel ban, to the immigrant experience, to what it means to be American, among many more.READ MORE