Sandra Oh: Congratulations to Sandra Oh, who became the first woman of Asian descent nominated for a lead actress in a drama series Emmy last week with her nomination for her stellar work in BBC America’s Killing Eve.
Hannah Gadsby: If you haven’t watch Hannah Gadsby’s Nanette on Netflix yet, do it. It’s deserving of the hype. It morphs from a traditional stand-up special into a deconstruction of the form itself, with hard-hitting takes on sexual and gender identity, Western art as seen through the white male gaze, homophobia, assault, harassment, and why she’s quitting comedy – all amidst the laughs.
Yvonne Russo: I’m so happy to welcome producer Yvonne Russo as one of the new members of the NYWIFT Board of Directors. In case you missed it, be sure to check out her interview with the NYWIFT blog from earlier this month.
Travel Notes of a Geechee Girl, a documentary about the life and works of Vertamae Smart Grosvenor, which is currently in development with NYWIFT Muse Honoree Julie Dash as director, has been awarded a grant by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The film is produced by NYWIFT Board member, Rachel Watanabe-Batton and Dash, with Patricia Williams Lessane, PhD. and Juanita Anderson as co-producers.READ MORE
Director Disconnect: While the call for diversity in Hollywood is getting more bandwidth than ever, the movement toward inclusion is still not reaching the director’s...READ MORE
This week please join us in welcoming new NYWIFT Executive Director Cynthia Lopez! Cynthia will offer her top picks of NYWIFT and industry news to...READ MORE
Thank you to everyone who attended the 39th Annual Muse Awards on Thursday! It was such an honor to receive the Made in NY Award...READ MORE