Female Grips: The New York Times pays tribute to the few women who work as grips – one of the most grueling and important tasks on set.
Killing Eve: This Glamour headline puts it best: Killing Eve is made for women by women…and it shows.
Thrones Queen: Game of Thrones owes much of its success to executive producer Bernadette Caulfield, who managed to keep the show from “collapsing under its own weight,” often juggling five shooting units, a massive cast, and wild stunts – not to mention dragons – with grace.
Lesley Stahl: I loved this wonderful interview with Lesley Stahl, looking back at her 28-year career with 60 Minutes. Stahl has anchored 640 pieces for 60 Minutes since she joined the show full time in 1991.
The second part of Christina Kiely's two-part interview with All In: The Fight for Democracy co-director Lisa Cortés, conducted on Zoom in anticipation of her participation at the NYWIFT 2020 Creative Workforce Summit: Documentary Makers, Industry and Funders in Conversation next week.READ MORE
All In: The Fight for Democracy is the essential new documentary the LA Times called “an eloquent history lesson on voting rights.” Co-directed by Lisa Cortés and Liz Garbus, the film tells the painful history of voter suppression in America as it traces the story of gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams and her 2018 run in Georgia. Oscar-nominated producer NYWIFT Member Lisa Cortés (Precious, The Apollo, Remix: Hip Hop X Fashion) joined NYWIFT Board Member Christina Kiely to discuss All In: The Fight for Democracy, why it matters so much right now, how they pulled it off during the pandemic, and why Stacey Abrams’s story needed to be the spine of the film – apart from the fact that we love her.READ MORE
All In: If you haven’t seen All In: The Fight for Democracy yet on Amazon, do it – it’s a must-see, especially now. Filmmakers Liz...READ MORE
In early August, NYWIFT made Kris Rey’s new feature I Used to Go Here available for streaming and presented a conversation with the writer/director and lead actress Gillian Jacobs. I Used to Go Here is the story of a young woman in her mid-thirties, Kate Conklin, whose first novel has been released and the consequences of a lack-luster response to the book.READ MORE