Caregiver Crisis: Our sister chapter WIFT Australia just released an interesting study, called “Honey, I Hid the Kids!” which details the significant challenges parents and other caregivers in the film and television industry in Australia. 74% of respondents reported the impact of caring work on their role in the industry as negative; anecdotes include people hiding the fact that they have children, people taking on more than a full-time load in order to survive, and some who have had to leave the industry altogether, resulting in an industry-wide loss of knowledge and expertise.
NewFest Screening: I hope you’ll join me at NewFest on Saturday, where I will moderate a conversation with Caroline Berler (director), Rebecca Benson (producer), Gil Talmi (composer), Jenni Olson (filmmaker/subject) , Barbra Hammer (filmmaker/subject) , Su Freidrich (filmmaker/subject) and Rachel Reichman (filmmaker/subject) after the special screening of Caroline’s documentary Dykes, Camera, Action!, which examines queer women’s cinema from the mid-twentieth century through today. (Fun fact: Caroline is a former NYWIFT intern! I’m proud to say “we knew her when.”)
Photo Display: If you missed our Women Calling the Shots photography exhibit this summer, you can see selections from it at IFC Center during this week’s Greenwich Village Film Festival. The showcase features films of and by NYWIFT members, celebrating women at work in film, television and digital media.
Copyright News: The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) exemption for documentary films has expanded to include some types of fictional films. Now, filmmakers working on...READ MORE
Alessia Gatti is a true "woman calling the shots," having grown the Greenwich Village Film Festival from a single night showcase to a multi-day, sold-out event that’s starting to get the notice of A-list actors and entertainment execs alike over the course of just four years. Stephanie Cole speaks to her about how the festival pays tribute to New York's most famous neighborhood for creatives.READ MORE
Rule Breakers: Listen to NYWIFT member Jennifer Fox and Board President Simone Pero, writer/director and producer respectively of The Tale on the “Rule Breakers” podcast....READ MORE
KitSplit Mentors: Our friends at KitSplit are offering free coaching sessions for women in film and video. Superhero Study: A new study from BBC America...READ MORE