Thank you to everyone who attended the 39th Annual Muse Awards on Thursday! It was such an honor to receive the Made in NY Award from the Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment, and I was touched by how many of our members came out to support our organization (and give me a hug). My picks for this week:
Great Gifts: Big thanks to our friends at Kino Lorber, who are donating 10% of any online purchase of a DVD or BluRay made through this affiliate link to our own Women’s Film Preservation Fund. Learn more.
Online Festival: Check out all the films by NYWIFT members selected for our Second Annual Online Film Festival! You can see them now through February 28th on the GoIndieTV website, and they will also be available for a limited time on Roku starting mid-January. (It was fun to watch member Liz Samuel and Community Engagement Director Katie Chambers promote the festival on Cheddar Big News yesterday!)
Yvonne Russo: Another great interview with Start TV! Board member Yvonne Russo discusses the importance of representation onscreen and how stories shape the world around us.
This week please join us in welcoming new NYWIFT Executive Director Cynthia Lopez! Cynthia will offer her top picks of NYWIFT and industry news to...READ MORE
Board Buzz: Great news from several NYWIFT board members! The Tale – produced by Simone Pero – continues to rack up award nominations, including a...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
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