Latinx Stars: The Hollywood Reporter wisely points out…amid the call for diversity in entertainment, particularly inclusive casting, why don’t we have more Latinx movie stars? Part of it, of course, comes down to unconscious bias – which we all need to work on identifying and correcting.
Expanded Opportunities: The Academy has voted to expand the number of nominations in the hair and makeup categories from three to five, increasing opportunities for what is usually a female-dominated field. (NYWIFT has always valued the contributions of these artists, which is why we created the Designing Women Awards, coming up this year on June 11th. We’re glad they are continuing to get more of the recognition they deserve!)
Listen In: If you haven’t subscribed to NYWIFT’s “Women Crush Wednesdays” Podcast on iTunes, Spotify or Podomatic yet you’re missing out!The latest episode is Tribeca-themed, with powerhouse Lisa Cortes previewing her two projects premiering at the fest, and NYWIFT Board Member and entertainment attorney Maria Miles offering up critical advice for anyone taking their project onto the festival circuit.
The Mole Agent: Highlights from the NYWIFT Goes to the Oscars Q&A with Maite Alberdi, Marcela Santibañez, Julie Goldman
The team behind The Mole Agent, Oscar-nominated for Best Documentary, discusses its powerful impact, and how they created a film both so visually stunning and rich with character that The New York Times review believed the film to be partly dramatized. It wasn’t!READ MORE
Janine McGoldrick is a veteran entertainment executive who has created and implemented strategic distribution and communications campaigns for television and film, including for the 2017 Academy Award-winner "The Salesman." She discusses her work on that campaign, her initial transition from politics to entertainment, and making her first documentary, about an invisible disease that confounds doctors.READ MORE
Women’s Soccer: The U.S. Women’s Soccer Team did more than just win the World Cup this weekend – they started a worldwide conversation about equal...READ MORE
Cinematographer Rachel Morrison's arresting and haunting imagery has graced the screen in indies like Fruitvale Station, Dope and Mudbound. Most recently, she lensed the big budget feature Black Panther.READ MORE