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Cynthia’s Picks: Working Moms, Member News, Documentary Labs

Working Moms: Celebrating Mother’s Day this weekend was a powerful reminder that being a working mother is especially tough in the film and television industry. Thankfully, there are groups like Moms-in-Film and our own NYWIFT Moms Network affinity group trying to level the playing field.

Member News: NYWIFT member are always doing great things, but this week we have three especially big stories!

  1. Member and 2017 Muse Honoree Julie Dash received a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for her documentary Travel Notes of a Geechee Girl, which is being produced by NYWIFT Board Member Rachel Watanabe-Batton.
  2. This weekend, the timely feature film Ask for Jane starts its NYC theatrical run; the script was developed in our own NYWIFT New Works Lab and is produced by and stars multiple members.
  3. Plus, you can catch Half Life on NYC Life Friday nights at 10 pm throughout May; the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment #GreenlightHer winning comedy is created by member Patty Carey and produced by Board Member Jamie Zelermyer (and features our Muse emcee extraordinaire Nancy Giles). You can also watch it online.

By the way, you can see all the latest member achievements on our Members in the News page, which is updated weekly with new and exciting accomplishments.

Documentary Labs: If you missed our recent “Documentary Labs: Finding the Right One for Your Film” panel, you can read a great recap with five major takeaways on the NYWIFT blog.

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Cynthia Lopez

Cynthia Lopez Cynthia Lopez is the Executive Director of New York Women in Film & Television and an award-winning media strategist.

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