FS2P Applications: Applications for the NYWIFT From Script to Pre-Production program are now available. This lab is for women writer-directors who are ready to make narrative features but need some help putting together pitch packages.
Employment Practices: The NYS Film Tax Credit Program, as of June, includes an Employment Practices Form as part of the application process. The form asks productions to detail whether they have an established code of conduct for crew and talent and also outlines certain best practices as guidance for including in codes of conduct. The form highlights the need for employers to clearly explain what constitutes sexual harassment in the workplace, offers multiple internal and external avenues for reporting violations and creates a way to collect information on production companies’ policies.
Moving On: I announced last week that I will conclude my 21-year tenure at NYWIFT’s Executive Director at the end of December. I have met many talented and committed women during my time here and have made life-long friends. Though I am excited to be moving on to new adventures, I will always cherish my time at NYWIFT.
Hamptons Fest: NYWIFT is delighted to partner once again with the Hamptons Film Festival for our Women Filmmakers Brunch and Women Calling the Shots Showcase...READ MORE
Seven Women: This Wednesday and Thursday September 26th and 27th, Quad Cinema is having a special screening of Seven Women, Seven Sins, the groundbreaking project by...READ MORE
Made as part of series for German Television (ZDF) in 1986, Seven Women Seven Sins, proved to be an exceptional collaboration of 1980’s independent #DirectedByWomen cinema. Women's Film Preservation Fund co-chair Kirsten Larvick discusses the film's relevance in advance of its screening at The Quad on September 26th and 27th, 2018.READ MORE
Casting News: Tony Award Nominee Eva Noblezada (Miss Saigon, Les Miserables) led the cast of Diane Paragas’ musical drama film Yellow Rose along with Tony...READ MORE