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.
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
NYWIFT Board member Kathryn O'Kane was among the six NYWIFT representatives who attended the historic Women's Media Summit in Provincetown, MA, last month. She offers a recap, including the opinions and takeaways of fellow board members, and looks ahead at what's next.READ MORE
As NYWIFT finishes our Meet the New Board Members interview series, we sit down with Terra Bliss, Vice President and General Manager at Panavision New York. Bliss discusses inequality, shaking up the hiring process, and seeking out new partnerships to diversify entertainment industry recruitment.READ MORE