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Terry’s Picks: Giving Tuesday, Be Natural, Women Mentors

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 our 2018-19 programming season, which will include more than 40 professional development and training programs and 15+ screening events celebrating the achievements of women filmmakers. Plus, if you give through #NYGivesDay, we have the chance to win some extra prizes – and dollars!

Be Natural: I was proud to moderate a conversation with director Pamela A. Green and executive producer Geralyn Dreyfous after yesterday’s screening of their documentary Be Natural, about one of the very first filmmakers, Alice Guy-Blaché. She invented and developed some of the core techniques behind modern filmmaking, revolutionizing the way we use cameras and lighting, building one of the very first studios, and instructing actors to “be natural” rather than overly theatrical. Her history was mostly lost due to (you guessed it) good old sexism…until now.  

Women Mentors: Forbes has a great piece about what we here at NYWIFT have known all along – women mentoring other women can change the world.

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