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Tweet of the Week

You can’t allow FEAR – for your character, or offending someone – to interfere with your #writing. Why: http://t.co/M5G6Th6B2a #scriptchat — Lucy V Hay (@Bang2write) September 18, 2013 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js -@annelabarba

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Notes from a Screenreader

photo via Go Into the Story If you spend money on an entry fee for a competition, you want it to be well-spent, which means getting past the first few rounds. When you make the semi-final rounds, your logline goes out to production companies and agents who want to read your script. That is success....

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Terry’s Picks: September 17

Mother of George photo via Indiewire Glad to Hear: HBO is developing another comedy series by a woman. Peeples director Tina Gordon Chism will write and Executive Produce Crushed, about an African American family running a wine business in Napa. Best of Luck: to Nikyatu Jusu (Free the Town), Iva Radivojevic (Evaporating Borders), Sabine Krayenbuhl...

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WEEKLY ROUNDUP

photograph via Saturday Night Live Congratulations to Carol Burnett! Uh, what took so long? Au revoir Beast! Tina Brown has other plans… ABC is in a buying mood. *Meet these two Directors–Piro Honkasalo & Judy Kibinge. “What the hell is subtext?” Explained. Tina’s coming! Tina’s coming! *I know, it’s the same website but I couldn’t choose just one....

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TWEET OF THE WEEK

Congratulations @Malala on winning the 2013 International Children’s Peace Prize! #inspiring #education http://t.co/BSHRJwLeGt — Acumen (@Acumen) September 9, 2013 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js -@annelabarba

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NYWIFT MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: AMANDA LIN COSTA

As a new editor of the NYWIFT Blog, I thought my first NYWIFT Member Spotlight interview should be the voice of NYWIFT, Amanda Lin Costa.  Amanda serves on the Board of Directors of NYWIFT and is the Vice President of Communications and Committee Chair. Amanda calls herself a “little engine that could”, which is remarkably...

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Terry’s Picks: September 10

Power of Women Nominees, photo via Variety Hats Off To: the Power of Women Award Honorees. The Power of Women event, sponsored by Lifetime, recognizes women in Hollywood who have made significant contribution to help those in need. Read about it on Variety.  Check Out: Indiewire’s list of 20 great debut films by women. It’s a...

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Flix Not to Miss: Katy Perry: Part of Me

When my daughter begged me to rent Katy Perry:  Part of Me, I was skeptical; but she was insistent, and I like Katy Perry’s music.  I was expecting a slick, packaged, overly long concert flick. I was pleasantly surprised.  The movie is loosely structured around the arc of Perry’s marriage to and subsequent break-up from...

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WEEKLY ROUNDUP

Photo via Getty Images Sarah-Siegel Magness replaces Michael Radford as Castro’s Daughter Director. A funny thing happened… to comedian Cameron Esposito on her late night debut. There’s more work to do but women are making “incremental growth” in primetime TV. Film school not your thing? It wasn’t hers or hers either. Keep shooting ladies! Hanging out with actress Olivia...

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Tweet of the Week

“Afternoon Delight” director Jill Soloway talks on Lena Dunham, unlikeable characters, and women behind the camera http://t.co/OM4mmXeXOS — Northstar Pictures (@NorthstarPics) August 31, 2013 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js -@annelabarba

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NYWIFT PROGRAMS: September 2013

Monique Nelson, Chairman and CEO of UniWorld Group, Inc. Fall has arrived and with it NYWIFT Programs are back in full force! Please RSVP for NYWIFT’s September programs so you don’t miss out on these amazing opportunities to network, learn industry insights and see great films: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 Power Player Breakfast: Monique Nelson,...

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Terry’s Picks: Sept 3

Make Sure Not To Miss:  Afternoon Delight, now playing at the Sunshine Theater. Directed by Jill Soloway and executive produced by Chicken & Egg’s Julie Parker Benello, this film won the Sundance Film Festival’s Dramatic Directing Award. Recently Read: a Variety article on the best-actress race for the Oscars. Seems that in spite of the...

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WEEKLY ROUNDUP

Photo via Nigel Parry Long weekend = Long Roundup ((Cue applause)) Adios Matt & Al… Robin’s back full-time! Woman to Woman: Tips on producing, creating tight scripts & habits for overall success. Elizabeth’s favorite Peggy moments. Anna takes on Skylar haters. The legendary Nichelle Nichols talks Star Trek, NASA–and the 1st interracial kiss on television. (video) Brie Larson is a big reason behind the buzz of Short Term 12....

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Tweet of the Week

My new #Storify: Black Twitter Responds to Several Media Affronts http://t.co/4tLhCnEugb #abcreports #smartblackwomenoftwitter — Jasmine Armand (@JasmineArmand) August 28, 2013 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js -@annelabarba A DePaul journalism student covers the Fast Company debacle and the ABC debacle in one entertaining nutshell.

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WEEKLY ROUNDUP

Photo Olaf Blecker for The New York Times Charged with espionage? Want to spill secrets? Contact Laura Poitras. The 1st single, working woman on tv, Marlo Thomas was “born to be a feminist.” Exec-Producer Gale Hurd  explains what she does on The Walking Dead & how she got there. Screenwriting advice for the “Lisa’s” (self included) of the world....

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Tweet of the Week

Here are 7 poignant GIFs that break down “the worst thing we do to girls.” http://t.co/mtAvqxOEJd — Upworthy (@Upworthy) August 15, 2013 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js –@annelabarba

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TV Not To Miss: Director Michelle MacLaren’s Breaking Bad

Be warned, if you haven’t caught up to season 8 of Breaking Bad, there may be some spoilers below. The final eight episodes of Breaking Bad are here. In its fifth and final season on AMC, the show has attracted an avid fan base (the first episode of the final eight was the highest rated in cable...

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Terry’s Picks: August 20

Terry is on vacation this week but sends – Congratulations To: the female directors with films selected for the 2013 New York Film Festival.

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