Fall Drive: Now through December 1st is our Fall Membership Drive, during which we offer 50% off the initiation fee when you apply to join NYWIFT! Becoming a member now also lets you attend the star-studded Muse Awards in December at the member rate of $165. Apply now at www.nywift.org/join.
VR Jobs: New York City Economic Development Corporation is launching New York Works Industry Spotlight—a new publication series that delves into the diverse industries and initiatives highlighted in New York Works, the City of New York’s roadmap to create 100,000 good jobs over the next ten years. The inaugural report focuses on the local economy of virtual reality/augmented reality (VR/AR) technologies, their bright future in New York City, and plans for the country’s first publicly-funded VR/AR innovation lab.
Legal Help: As mentioned in our earlier post, the National Women’s Law Center has launched the Legal Network for Gender Equity to help combat sexual harassment and other forms of discrimination. They are looking for attorneys to join their forces.
NYWIFT’s Statement on Sexual Harassment and Abuse in the Entertainment Industry
NYWIFT's thoughts on Harvey Weinstein, systemic sexism, community support and legal guidance.READ MORE
Moving Forward: Representation Matters: NYWIFT at the Women’s Media Summit
NYWIFT Board member Kathryn O'Kane was among the six NYWIFT representatives who attended the historic Women's Media Summit in Provincetown, MA, last month. She offers a recap, including the opinions and takeaways of fellow board members, and looks ahead at what's next.READ MORE
Terry’s Picks: A Discrimination Primer, New Faces, Freeheld
Discrimination 101: Check out this informative primer on the ACLU investigation into Hollywood’s gender discrimination to learn about the cycle – and how to break...READ MORE
Weekly Roundup: Designing Women, Chelsea Handler & Comedy Actress Roundtable
Chelsea Handler is headed to Netflix. Jessica Alba, Rose Byrne, Denis Leary and Michelle Williams attend NYWIFT’s Designing Women Awards. “You’re ugly and fat” and other compliments...READ MORE