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 media and entertainment industry has the highest rate of sexual harassment among white-collar industries; and a survey from the Writers Guild of America, West, finds that 64% of female writers have been sexually harassed on the job. While awareness is spreading, it’s clear the fight is far from over.
Equal Pay: After becoming a symbol of the wage gap while shooting All the Money in the World, Michelle Williams has been offered the same salary as Sam Rockwell on a new FX series about director-choreographer Bob Fosse and his wife and muse, dancer Gwen Verdon.
WE Legal: NYC’s Department of Small Business Services is launching WE Legal to support female entrepreneurs in need of legal resources.
Rule Breakers: Listen to NYWIFT member Jennifer Fox and Board President Simone Pero, writer/director and producer respectively of The Tale on the “Rule Breakers” podcast....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