Yellow Rose: Congratulations to filmmaker Diane Paragas and her 2018 NYWIFT Ravenal Foundation Feature Film Grant winning film Yellow Rose, which will open the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival in May. Combining drama, music and timely issues, Yellow Rose tells the story of a headstrong Filipino girl from a small Texas town who fights to pursue her dreams as a country music star while facing the threat of deportation.
Political Inspiration: A new study posits that watching political dramas with a female lead could increase political engagement and boost viewers’ outlooks on women in politics. Representation matters!
Nancy Schwartzman: In a recent interview with Filmmaker Magazine, Nancy Schwartzman, director of the powerful and disturbing documentary Roll Red Roll about a high school gang rape, discusses how she crafted her film to specifically engage male audience members with the subject of sexual violence.
Designing Women: Thank you to all our honorees, presenters, supporters, volunteers and attendees for a truly fabulous 20th anniversary Designing Women Awards last week. Be...READ MORE
Mindy Kaling: CBS Sunday Morning profiled Mindy Kaling, who spoke candidly about not seeing people like herself represented on screen, and how her new film...READ MORE
We have an incredible roster of honorees and presenters for this year’s 20th Anniversary NYWIFT Designing Women Awards! I hope you will join us on...READ MORE
Sarah Finn: Casting Director Sarah Finn may the true superhero of the Marvel Cinematic Universe – she cast more than a thousand actors in almost...READ MORE