Reel Equity: Tell the entertainment industry that you support members of historically female crafts in their demand for Pay Equity by signing your name to this Open Letter to the Entertainment Industry.
Film Registry: The Library of Congress accepts 2019 recommendations from the general public for its National Film Registry via their online form through September 15th. To date, over 700 films have been selected to the Registry. Only approximately 40 of these films on the list are women directed works (seven of which were preserved by our Women’s Film Preservation Fund). Public recommendations play a key role in the their final selection, so every vote counts. Please consider nominating a film by a woman – our Women’s Film Preservation Fund has some suggestions, including Deborah Shaffer’s The Wobblies (1979)!
Good News: A new DGA study has found that the pool of first-time episodic TV directors “is more inclusive than ever,” with women and minorities seeing dramatic employment gains and setting record highs for the second year in a row. This is good news, but not perfect – women need a representation of more than 50% to get true equality.
Death Row Stories explores the fallibility of the ultimate criminal penalty, capital punishment. Narrated by current and former death row inmates, each episode of Death Row Stories seeks to unravel the truth behind a different capital murder case and poses tough questions about the U.S. capital punishment system. Six NYWIFT members who worked on the show, including Board Member Kathryn O'Kane, share the insight they gained into the criminal justice system through their work on the show.READ MORE
Designing Women: Thank you to all our honorees, presenters, supporters, volunteers and attendees for a truly fabulous 20th anniversary Designing Women Awards last week. Be...READ MORE
Sarah Finn: Casting Director Sarah Finn may the true superhero of the Marvel Cinematic Universe – she cast more than a thousand actors in almost...READ MORE
#GreenlightHer Winner Patty Carey’s Comedy Series ‘Half Life’ Premieres May 10 on NYC Life Winner of NYC’s First-Ever Pilot Competition for Stories by, for, and...READ MORE