Production Women: It’s time for more women behind the lens. From lighting to sound to stunts, costumes, sets, and beyond, learn about the many career opportunities for women in production with this new resource from Time’s Up. NYWIFT is a proud partner. (When you watch the PSA keep your eyes peeled for former NYWIFT Board Member and real-life DP Nancy Schreiber, who appears as the DP on screen!)
Ravenal Submissions: NYWIFT is still seeking submissions for the Ravenal Foundation Feature Film Grant, which supports a woman second-time feature film director who is over 40 years of age in the production of a dramatic feature film with $5000; an honorable mention of $2500 will also be presented. Grant funds may be used for pre-production, production or post-production. Apply by March 6th.
The Inclusive: Check out The Inclusive, an empowering new interview series that tackles the topic of gender equality in Hollywood head-on. From leading actors, showrunners, and filmmakers to civil rights lawyers and studio execs, each interview covers the challenges women face in the industry, why it matters to all of us, and what we all can do to change it.
Throughout the coming weeks, NYWIFT will sit down with members of the film and television community for a look at how the global COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the industry, particularly those who work in the indie and art house world. Our first conversation is with NYWIFT Member Isabella Olaguera, a 1st AD who is organizing an initiative to help feed freelancers who are struggling. She shares her insight into how life has come to a halt with so many productions on hold.READ MORE
Female Grips: The New York Times pays tribute to the few women who work as grips – one of the most grueling and important tasks...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