Member Screening: We hope you’ll join us for the first virtual edition of the NYWIFT Member Screening Series this coming weekend when we show Michele Remsen’s “anti-romantic comedy” Toss It! The film is a recipient of the NYWIFT Nancy Malone Marketing and Promotion grant. We look forward to sharing more member films with you virtually soon – so stay tuned!
State of the Industry: We’ve had quite a few insightful posts on our blog about the entertainment industry during COVID-19, from interviews with indie/art house organizations implementing new initiatives, to seminar recaps, to personal coping strategies. We hope you’ll check it out.
Emergency Resources: As a reminder, we have compiled the NYWIFT Emergency Resource Directory which continues to update daily. Please continue to check back and if you have suggestions to add please send them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wellness During a Pandemic
We have all spent the last year doing our best to avoid catching the COVID-19 virus. However, masks, social distancing, and the other protocols we have observed do not represent a meaningful overall strategy for our general wellbeing. A recent NYWIFT Talks Wellness During COVID 2.0 moderated by Easmanie Michel, NYWIFT’s Special Projects Associate, addressed this issue with experts in wellness, Laurie Gerber, Head Coach at HG Life, and professional athlete and yoga instructor Zachy Chrisodoulou, owner of the Sommerville PurFlo Yoga franchise.READ MORE
What’s in Your Toolkit: Anne del Castillo
As the Commissioner of the NYC Mayors Office of Media and Entertainment, Anne del Castillo has a very full and challenging job, juggling a lot of balls, especially now during COVID-19. A native New Yorker, del Castillo has more than 25 years of experience in film and TV production, public media, and arts and nonprofit administration. She discusses what's in her toolkit, and how she has led MOME "from cheerleader to crisis manager" during the the pandemic.READ MORE
Cynthia’s Picks: All In, WFPF Submissions, Production Resumes
All In: If you haven’t seen All In: The Fight for Democracy yet on Amazon, do it – it’s a must-see, especially now. Filmmakers Liz...READ MORE
WIFT Around the World: Cross-Border Collaboration with WIFT Alberta
Recently, the New York Women in Film & Television Women Crush Wednesdays podcast team had the pleasure of connecting with the Storylines podcast, produced by our sister WIFT organization, Women in Film and Television Alberta (WIFTA). NYWIFT podcast co-host Leah Curney shared what we learned from our sisters up North!READ MORE
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