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.
Thelma Schoonmaker: Congratulations to 1995 NYWIFT Muse honoree Thelma Schoonmaker, who was honored this weekend with a BAFTA fellowship for her incredible 50-year editing career....READ MORE
Sundance Fest: Congratulations to all the NYWIFT members with films screening at Sundance! The festival opens on Thursday and runs through February 3rd. It’s time:...READ MORE
Life Lessons: Be sure to read Manohla Dargis’ brilliant piece in The New York Times about what movies teach us about being a woman. She...READ MORE