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. Jennifer and Simone talk about the film, the layered consequences of sexual abuse, what we can do to protect others and the journey to healing.
DOC NYC: I am thrilled to see how many of our NYWIFT members have films at DOC NYC next week! If you’re going to the festival, be sure to check out some of these films by the talented women (and men!) in our community. And if you’re not yet following us on Instagram, have a look at the @NYWIFT account, where we are posting about each of the films before the festival begins on November 8th.
Carole Chazin: In honor of longtime NYWIFT member and supporter Carole Chazin, New York Women in Film & Television has established the Human Trafficking Awareness Grant in her name. The grant for $7,500 will be awarded to a woman director for a recently completed documentary film or a documentary work-in-progress film on human trafficking. Applications are open through December 3rd.
Amy Emmerich, Chief Content Officer, Refinery29, launched Refinery29’s video business, which includes the critically acclaimed series Strangers, the Webby-award winning mini-series The Skinny as well as their Shatterbox Anthology film series, which was created to cultivate and spotlight the voices of women directors, telling stories outside the narrow lens of this overwhelmingly male-dominated industry.READ MORE
Our NYWIFT member abroad, Heidi Philipsen, sits down with WIFT Hamburg co-founder Verena Gräfe-Höft to talk the state of the industry and her new film Pelican Blood, which is making waves at both the Venice and Toronto International Film Festivals.READ MORE
NYWIFT member Misha Calvert’s latest series, Step Into My Office, is a new dark comedy that reimagines workplace harassment with sexist female bosses interviewing aspiring young male employees. After the series launch on August 29, 2019, fellow NYWIFT member Leah Curney interviewed Calvert and her collaborators about their experiences and insights.READ MORE
Diversity Wins: The Oscars this weekend proved historic on several fronts: Black Panther costume designer Ruth E. Carter (one of our first Designing Women honorees)...READ MORE