Hamptons Fest: NYWIFT is delighted to partner once again with the Hamptons Film Festival for our Women Filmmakers Brunch and Women Calling the Shots Showcase on Sunday. We hope to see you there!
Added Protection: The state of California has instituted new legislation that strengthens enforcement of sexual harassment laws in the entertainment industry. The bills broaden the definitions of employer/employee relationships to better support freelance and contract workers (a staple of our industry); expand requirements for harassment training; require public companies to meet a certain quota of female leadership; and make it unlawful for settlement agreements to include confidentiality provisions that impede a victim’s right to pursue civil damages. A new law also requires talent agencies to make information on sexual harassment and eating disorders readily available to clients, including specific training for 14- to 17-year-olds.
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
Participating in a documentary film lab can be a great way to refine your story, develop your creative vision and build partnerships. But which one should you pick? NYWIFT member Janine McGoldrick has the scoop.READ MORE
Latinx Stars: The Hollywood Reporter wisely points out…amid the call for diversity in entertainment, particularly inclusive casting, why don’t we have more Latinx movie stars?...READ MORE