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.
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
Ruth E. Carter is an American costume designer (and NYWFT Designing Women honoree!) with an unparalleled ability to develop an authentic story through costume and character. And this year she became the first African American woman to win an Academy Award for costume design for her work in Black Panther.READ MORE
Joi McMillon made Oscar history in 2018 when she became the first African American woman nominated for Best Achievement in Film Editing for Moonlight. But the road to the Oscars wasn’t straight or smooth.READ MORE
This Women's History Month we celebrate women working below the line! Originally from Singapore, Ai-Ling Lee is the first Asian woman to be nominated for an Academy Award for sound editing. In 2016 she was nominated for sound editing and sound mixing for the modern musical La La Land.READ MORE