Fall Drive: We just launched our Fall Membership Drive – become a NYWIFT member by December 2nd to save 50% off the initiation fee and attend the Muse Awards on December 10th at the member rate! There are so many new and exciting NYWIFT initiatives coming up. I hope you will join our community.
IDA Awards: Congratulations to the NYWIFT members who made it onto the International Documentary Association’s (IDA’s) Awards short list: NYWIFT Member Lisa Cortes for The Apollo (Executive Producer) and NYWIFT Member Carolyn Hepburn for One Child Nation (Producer).
Pay Up: TV Writer and WGA Board Member Liz Alper started the #PayUpHollywood hashtag to shine a lot on the ridiculous working hours, wild expectations, and low wages faced by Hollywood assistants as a “rite of passage.”
Journalist and author Charlayne Hunter-Gault began her career as a reporter to The New Yorker, where she still contributes, and was the Harlem bureau chief for The New York Times. She worked for 20 years with PBS NewsHour where she was a national and international correspondent as well as a substitute anchor.READ MORE
NYWIFT member Cait Cortelyou has performed on stage or film since childhood but makes a breakthrough debut as producer (and star) of Ask for Jane, which screens at the NYWIFT Member Screening Series on November 19th. Cait sat down with us to discuss how a slice of women's history inspired her to make her producing debut, and what opportunities she sees for women working in the industry today.READ MORE