Posts by: Angela Matua

Applications open for women-centric pilot accelerator

This spring, six to eight emerging TV writers — selected out of hundreds of expected applicants — will have the opportunity to pitch to studios and production companies including HBO, Netflix and more as part of Women's Weekend Film Challenge’s (WWFC) second annual pilot accelerator program. Applications for the accelerator opened on Oct. 17, and the organization expects more than 1,000 submissions.


Organization tackles gender imbalance in film with weekend filmmaking challenge

This summer, hundreds of professional filmmakers in New York City will join forces to create six short films as part of the Women’s Weekend Film Challenge (WWFC). A grassroots initiative founded in 2017 by filmmakers Katrina Medoff and Tracy Sayre, WWFC aims to address the lack of women and nonbinary people behind the camera and on screen through a variety of programs, including its signature film challenge. This will be the organization’s fifth film challenge, and the first since the pandemic forced productions across the country to shut down.