New Law: Kudos to the New York State legislature, which passed a new law on Wednesday allocating up to $5 million in new tax incentives to encourage the hiring of women and people of color as TV writers and directors.
#SummerHours: Yesterday we launched NYWIFT’s new #SummerHours blog series focusing on content created by and/or about women that is perfect for your summer vacation binging. You can check out the first post here, and be sure to subscribe to the NYWIFT blog or follow us on Twitter and Facebook for updates.
Abigail Disney: More great news for women in film – NYWIFT member (and past Muse honoree) Abigail Disney’s Fork Films has given out grants to 16 documentaries chosen from a pool of more than 300 applicants looking to complete films in various stages of development, with a focus on helping women behind or in front of the camera.
On January 13, 2020, the same day that the 2020 Oscars nominations were released — with not a single woman nominated for Best Director for the 87th time in 92 years — the founders of Women’s Weekend Film Challenge (WWFC) opened up applications for their first Los Angeles-based event to advance women in the film industry. The organization’s goals are to provide an intensive networking opportunity for female filmmakers while telling women’s stories on screen. WWFC founders say that the reason so many women apply to the challenge is because they know that the film industry revolves around connections — and WWFC provides the perfect opportunity to make them. Co-founder (and NYWIFT member) Katrina Medoff explains why the group is more relevant than ever.READ MORE
Partner Post: Universal Production Services Costume Department- The newest option in costume rentals in the city
Our friends at Universal Production Services Costume Department in NYC offer a look at their services.READ 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