NYWIFT Blog

Flix Not to Miss: ‘Hysteria’

When I caught this film on the plane, I didn’t know that the studio had been marketing it as a romantic comedy. (Full-disclosure, I love a good rom-com!) In that vein, I found it wholly enjoyable. Maggie Gyllenhaal oozes intelligence and Hugh Dancy charms. Directed by Tanya Wexler, it’s a film that shows that feminists can have...

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Film News Roundup

What’s on our radar this week: She can make men cry, but makes everybody laugh: Amy Poehler interviews comedy pioneer Irma Kalish. New film tax credits in NY State could bring more production opportunities. Why crowdfunding isn’t always the best way to finance your project. Women writers still have a ways to go in the industry… *sigh.* Free Angela Director Shola Lynch doesn’t...

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First Person Filmmaker: NY Film Premieres in LA

I hadn’t been to Los Angeles since I was a teenager. I remember the sidewalk of stars, the grittiness of Grauman’s Chinese Theater, and the huge evangelical church where my uncle was getting married. Not much else. So I was both nervous and thrilled when my feature film, “In Montauk,” was accepted into the Los...

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Terry’s Picks: April 2

Currently Reading: In Her Voice: Women Directors Talk Directing by Melissa Silverstein Recently Watched: Halva Nagila. Funny, Smart, emotional and satisfying. Currently screening at the Quad (34 West 13th St.). Excited About: Help preserve Seven Women Seven Sins. Support the crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. For as little as $7 you can be a “Little Sinner”! Terry...

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New Member Spotlight: Emily Goldfrank

First off, “Welcome to NYWIFT!” — Can you tell us a little about yourself and your work in the industry? I grew up In NYC and moved out to Los Angeles after graduating from college to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. I started working in the mailroom at the Paradigm talent agency. I had...

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NYWIFT-Live Recap: Cuban Women Filmmakers 2013 Showcase

On March 14, NYWIFT sponsored a night of short films made by Cuban women filmmakers at the Tribeca Film Center, part of a weeklong showcase held at locations across NYC.  The films: Blanco Es Mi Pelo, Negra Mi Piel (White Is My Hair, Black Is My Skin) by Marina Ochoa Derecho de Ser (The Right to...

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