Casting Couch: The Guardian sheds light on the all-too-common phenomenon of the “casting couch culture,” featuring important insight from NYWIFT member Meissa Hampton. This has to stop, and kudos to Meissa and all the other women who speak out about it.
Create NYC: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Cultural Affairs Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl released CreateNYC, a 175 page manifesto that details a plan for NYC arts and culture that better reflects our vibrant, multiethnic and multicultural community.
Sherry Lansing: The legendary executive talks about aging and Hollywood.
Olympia Premieres Online July 9th
The feature length documentary, Olympia, celebrating the life and career of Academy Award-winning actress Olympia Dukakis, will have a national LIVE streaming premiere in North America on July 9th at 8pm ET, followed by a Q&A, with a special premiere screening in Greece and Europe at 1pm ET on July 10th and an exclusive ‘virtual cinema’ release beginning Friday, July 10th.READ MORE
“Ask for Jane” Producer and Star Cait Cortelyou Brings Women’s History to Life on Screen
NYWIFT member Cait Cortelyou has performed on stage or film since childhood but makes a breakthrough debut as producer (and star) of Ask for Jane, which screens at the NYWIFT Member Screening Series on November 19th. Cait sat down with us to discuss how a slice of women's history inspired her to make her producing debut, and what opportunities she sees for women working in the industry today.READ MORE
#SummerHours Summer Reading: Books for Actors (That Have Nothing to Do with Acting)
Mellini Kantayya shares the books about mindfulness, presence and intention that can inform the acting and audition process.READ MORE
Terry’s Picks: S.W.A.N. Day, Lena Waithe, Chloë Sevigny
S.W.A.N. Day: Join NYWIFT for our annual screening, Q&A and reception this Saturday in honor of Support Women Artists Now (S.W.A.N Day), co-presented with our...READ MORE