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 says: “Movies get into our bodies, making us howl and weep, while their narrative and visual patterns, their ideas and ideologies leave their imprint.” Representation matters.
Dream Team: Thanks to Time’s Up, USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative founder Stacy Smith – whose research has influenced the on-screen and behind-the-scenes inclusion movement for years – has teamed up with stars Brie Larson and Tessa Thompson to gain the attention of Hollywood heavyweights and strive for measurable change.
Zero Weeks: The groundbreaking documentary Zero Weeks is now on iTunes! In one of the richest nations in the world, having a baby, a medical emergency or an aging parent can be a trigger into poverty. Zero Weeks explores America’s paid leave crisis, the cost of doing nothing, and what we can do about it.
Cynthia’s Picks: Diversity Wins, Seen vs. Heard, Emma Speaks, Networking Tips
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
Terry’s Picks: Harassment Statistics, Equal Pay, WE Legal
Harassment Statistics: Two new surveys reinforce what we all know: the Center for Talent Innovation’s study, “What #MeToo Means for Corporate America,” shows that the...READ MORE
Meet the New Board Members: Yvonne Russo
NYWIFT is governed by an 18 member Board of Directors, elected by the membership in late Spring. This diverse, accomplished group of women are at the top of their game in TV, film and digital media. We get to know producer Yvonne Russo, one of the latest additions to our leadership team.READ MORE
Terry’s Picks: Designing Women, Notorious RBG, Male Ally
Designing Women: We’re pleased to announce actors Nia Long, Christine Ebersole and Debra Monk will present at Monday’s Designing Women awards (with special appearances from...READ MORE