Vicious Cycle: The LA Times published a great piece on how “Hollywood’s man problem may be a matter of simple math,” taking an in-depth statistical look at Hollywood’s gender imbalance and how it paves the way for discrimination and harassment.
#BYkids PSA: BYkids, a global movement that uses storytelling through film to inform, engage and inspire action and is run by NYWIFT member Holly Carter, created a powerful new PSA called “Think Before You Stereotype.”
Questionable Casting: Refinery29 offers a slideshow of 22 times women were barely older than the actors who played their children, illustrating just how ridiculous age discrimination against women on screen can get.
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