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.
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
Mellini Kantayya shares the books about mindfulness, presence and intention that can inform the acting and audition process.READ MORE
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
British-American actress and producer Ida Lupino, got her start directing when the director of the 1949 film Not Wanted suffered a heart attack during pre-production. Lupino stepped in and shot the film guerilla style to keep the movie on budget and on schedule. Budgeted at just over $150,000, the film grossed $1 million, and Lupino’s reputation spread through Hollywood studios even though the original director retained credit.READ MORE