Goodbye, winter caps—hello, summer hats! It’s that glorious time of year where many of us can switch from content creators to content consumers. NYWIFT members Mellini Kantayya and Kathryn O’Kane have put together #SummerHours, a series of fun summer books, movies, and TV shows by or about women.
By Mellini Kantayya
“Maybe I shouldn’t have given the guy who pumped my stomach my phone number, but who cares?” Carrie Fisher had me at “hello” with the opening line of her novel, Postcards from the Edge. In it, protagonist Suzanne Vale juggles recovery from addiction, her acting career, and larger-than-life celebrity mother—all told with Fisher’s dry wit and sharp punch lines.
Meryl Streep and Shirley MacLaine in the 1990 film adaptation of Postcards from the Edge
Past NYWIFT Muse Award honoree (and funder of The Writers Lab) Meryl Streep brings Suzanne to life in the film version. As Hal Hinson of The Washington Post said, “Meryl Streep gives the most fully articulated comic performance of her career…” Shirley MacLaine as the celebrity mother also delivers a thoroughly enjoyable performance—as well as a rendition of Sondheim’s “I’m Still Here” that is just fabulous.
(Cover photo by Bridgette Matthews)
In early August, NYWIFT made Kris Rey’s new feature I Used to Go Here available for streaming and presented a conversation with the writer/director and lead actress Gillian Jacobs. I Used to Go Here is the story of a young woman in her mid-thirties, Kate Conklin, whose first novel has been released and the consequences of a lack-luster response to the book.READ MORE
Learning the ins and outs of corporate sponsorship for your film projects can seem daunting, but Kim Skildum-Reid lays out all best practice principles to help you create a compelling pitch.READ MORE
Filmmaker Sue Williams has a love affair with the city of Hong Kong. So when a friend introduced her to the Cantopop superstar Denise Ho, she knew she had the subject of her next film. But, what happens when current events upend the planned story arch of your film at the end of production?READ MORE
Digital Programming: Thank you to the thousands of you who have been tuning in to our NYWIFT Talks and other virtual programs throughout these last...READ MORE