Catherine Hardwicke: This profile of Catherine Hardwicke will and should make you angry. It proves the rampant sexism that is still alive and well in our business. After breaking box office records with Twilight, Hardwicke should have been in demand. She was thanked with a cupcake (yes, really), labeled as “difficult,” and her career was never the same.
Hamptons Award: I was so touched to receive the first-ever Industry Advocate for Women Award at the Hamptons Film Festival this weekend. Our Women’s Brunch and Women Calling the Shots Showcase that we present at the festival every year is one of my very favorite NYWIFT events.
Queens World: Catch NYWIFT Finance and Special Projects Associate Easmanie Michel on the FREE “How Does She Do It?” panel at Queens World Film Festival this Sunday.
(Photo illustration by The Daily Beast)
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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
The Art of Directing and Running a Show: Takeaways from a Conversation with Annetta Marion and Kathryn O’Kane
At a recent NYWIFT program, board members (and director/showrunners) Kathryn O’Kane and Annetta Marion discussed the unique role of the showrunner, and the combination of skill, gumption, and inspiration essential in helming a show.READ MORE
Giving Tuesday: Today is Giving Tuesday, and I hope you’ll consider making a donation to NYWIFT as part of your holiday spending to help support...READ MORE