Time’s Up: 300 prominent actresses and female agents, writers, directors, producers and entertainment executives have formed the Time’s Up initiative to fight systemic sexual harassment in Hollywood and in blue-collar workplaces nationwide. We are glad that in the face of such trying times so many women in the industry have found value in the powerful force that has been guiding NYWIFT for 40 years – solidarity with one another.
Hoda Kotb: Congratulations to Hoda Kotb, who has been named co-anchor of the early hours of the Today show, replacing Matt Lauer and joining Savannah Guthrie. Kotb has been filling in for Lauer since he was fired on for inappropriate sexual behavior.
New Test: The statisticians at FiveThirtyEight.com polled industry leaders on what they think the criteria should be for the next “Bechdel Test,” then tested the top 50 films from 2016 with those new systems. The results for each are disappointing, but not surprising.
You’re The Pest creator Taylor Coriell on collaboration, inclusion and her new comedy web series
NYWIFT member Taylor Coriell is the executive producer, co-creator and co-star of the new comedy web series You’re The Pest. Fellow member Leah Curney, who is currently developing her own web series, sat down with Coriell to chat about the joys and challenges of being a multi-hyphenate creator.READ MORE
Terry’s Picks: The Force Awakens, Stephanie Laing, Joy
Female force: A Fandago survey showed that Daisy Ridley’s Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakenswas the character moviegoers were most excited to see this...READ MORE
WEEKLY ROUNDUP: MORE WINNERS, MORE REJECTION
Congratulations to Webby & Daytime Emmy winners and 2015 Tony nominees! Author & cartoonist Alison Bechdel discusses Fun Home, admits she not interested in “that test”...READ MORE
The Bluestocking Film Series
Bluestocking volunteer Khaney Muyderman. Photo by Dovid Muyderman. Dedicated to the complex female protagonist, the Bluestocking Film Series in Portland, Maine showcases short films that pass the...READ MORE