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 Award Winner Lea Salonga (Once On This Island, Miss Saigon). The film, which wrapped production in Texas last month, received the NYWIFT Ravenal Foundation Feature Film Grant.
Women’s History: This past weekend in The New York Times, Manohla Dargis and A.O. Scott offered a look at 20 important women behind-the-scenes throughout film history.
Boxed In: The latest Boxed In study from Dr. Martha Lauzen and the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University shows that television continues to represent mostly men on screen and behind the scenes – there was little to no improvement this year.
In advance of the summer 2019 premiere of her new BRIC TV series "All Hail Beth," showrunner and NYWIFT member Misha Calvert sits down with Leah Curney to discuss power dynamics, how to pitch your project, and how she makes connections in the business.READ MORE
NYWIFT Member, Heidi Philipsen, and a team of University of Michigan alums are heading to Cannes in their efforts to obtain funding for LOVE &...READ MORE
Working Moms: Celebrating Mother’s Day this weekend was a powerful reminder that being a working mother is especially tough in the film and television industry. Thankfully,...READ MORE
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