No Progress: The 2016 Celluloid Ceiling Report by Dr. Martha M. Lauzen at the Center for Women in Television & Film is a bummer. It shows that, despite the recent buzz around women’s equality in entertainment, the number of women behind the camera on the top 250 domestic grossing films in 2016 actually declined.
2017 Resolution: Take a note from writer Katilyn Tiffany and put your money where your mouth is – she makes a moving case to resolve to spend your money this year on films made by women. Women are more likely to be hired behind the camera if the films they make do well at the box office.
Tax Credit: The New York Production Alliance (where I serve on the Board) is encouraging all businesses that benefit from the New York State film tax credit program to contact legislators and urge them to reauthorize the program to keep films shooting in New York. Learn more.
Ericka Nicole Malone Entertainment presents the “Indie Director’s and Creator’s Spotlight” in celebration of diversity in filmmaking at the Sundance Film Festival 2023. Featuring a day of education, industry networking and panels, its evening activation will transform into a Neo Soul lounge with the sultry sounds of 3x Grammy Award-nominated R&B/Neo Soul Singer Angie Stone as the headliner.READ MORE
NYWIFT Advisory Board Member Annetta Marion produced Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie that is premiering at Sundance this month. The film incorporates documentary, archival and scripted elements to recount Fox’s story of personal and professional triumphs and travails in his own words. Annetta and Kathryn O'Kane spoke about the film that explores what happens when an incurable optimist confronts an incurable disease.READ MORE
The NYWIFT Women Crush Wednesdays Podcast Team works so hard to bring the most informative, empowering, entertaining, and fun interviews to our listeners. Today we are thrilled to highlight our podcast team co-host and contributor Leah Curney. Leah is a writer, director, producer, and performer. She’s directed several award-winning short films and is an accomplished video producer/director in the corporate space, creating content for a global finance company.READ MORE
The NYWIFT Women Crush Wednesdays Podcast Team works so hard to bring the most informative, empowering, entertaining, and fun interviews to our listeners. Today we are thrilled to highlight our podcast team member and co-host, Tammy Reese. Tammy is an award-winning writer and journalist. As a multimedia professional, Tammy is best known for her epic interviews with Sigourney Weaver, Laurence Fishburne, Omar Epps, Essie Davis, Britt Lower, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Nelly, Dedee Pfeiffer, Patina Miller, and many more.READ MORE