Wearing Black: Kudos to all the women and men who wore black at this past weekend’s Golden Globes Awards to show their solidarity with the women speaking out against sexual harassment in the entertainment industry. And speak out they did. From impassioned speeches to quick, smart digs like Natalie Portman’s laser-sharp “Here are the all-male nominees” as she presented a directing award, Indiewire perhaps put it best: “Hollywood’s sexual harassment scandal wasn’t the elephant in the room; it was the room.”
Oprah Winfrey: Speaking of impassioned speeches…I loved Oprah Winfrey’s remarks as she accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award – she’s the first black woman to do so in the award’s 66 year history. It’s about time.
Laura Dern: Congratulations to our recent Muse Award honoree Laura Dern on her Golden Globe win for her performance in Big Little Lies! From the Muse Awards to her knockout feminist performance in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, to her Golden Globes speech, she’s had quite the month and we were honored to be a part of it.
Harassment Statistics: Two new surveys reinforce what we all know: the Center for Talent Innovation’s study, “What #MeToo Means for Corporate America,” shows that the...READ MORE
NYWIFT is governed by an 18 member Board of Directors, elected by the membership in late Spring. This diverse, accomplished group of women are at the top of their game in TV, film and digital media. We get to know producer Yvonne Russo, one of the latest additions to our leadership team.READ MORE
Designing Women: We’re pleased to announce actors Nia Long, Christine Ebersole and Debra Monk will present at Monday’s Designing Women awards (with special appearances from...READ MORE
Audition Progress: SAG-AFTRA has called for an end for auditions and business meetings in “high-risk locations” like hotel rooms and private residences to try to...READ MORE