Urgent Action: A few months ago, the State Assembly and State Senate passed legislation that incentivizes the hiring of women and people of color to write and direct television in New York. The bill has now arrived at Governor Cuomo’s desk and he has only a few business days left to sign the bill. Please contact the Governor’s office and urge him to sign it.
Hedy Lamarr: Congratulations to NYWIFT member Alexandra Dean on her recently released critically-acclaimed documentary Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story, which focuses on the Hollywood star’s work as an inventor who helped revolutionize modern communication.
Muse Raffle: You can support NYWIFT at the Muse Awards or even from afar when you buy Muse Awards raffle tickets on our website. You have the chance to win thousands of dollars in prizes, including spa vacations, Broadway tickets, a free legal consultation, designer accessories and more. You don’t have to be at the awards to win! (Though we do hope to see you there – register now for the December 14 event.)
Love, Gilda: Lisa D’Apolito’s acclaimed feature documentary Love, Gilda, about legendary comedian Gilda Radner, hits theaters nationwide on September 21st. The film was fiscally sponsored...READ MORE
Reel Equity: Tell the entertainment industry that you support members of historically female crafts in their demand for Pay Equity by signing your name to...READ MORE
Throughout history, and specifically film and television history, women have been early to identify and seize opportunity in emerging fields—only to be edged out of those fields, and their history, once they become mainstream. Mellini Kantayya shares four great reads about the women pioneers of early Hollywood.READ MORE
Actors Ruby Dee and her husband Ossie Davis fought for civil rights from Washington, DC to Hollywood. And they were married for nearly 60 years. Kathryn O'Kane shares some of favorite quotes and moments from their joint memoir, In This Life Together.READ MORE