NYWIFT Blog

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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WEEKLY ROUNDUP

Photo Source: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images North America) Mariel Hemingway on her family “They’re crazy!” And that’s the point. Costume Designer Ruth Carter discusses her “audition” for The Butler. Over 40 and still want to direct features? You’re right on schedule! These Emmy nominated actresses have hilarious quirks. Had no idea the FCC Chief is a woman, Mignon...

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Tweet of the Week

On #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen; Feminism Is Not Black And White http://t.co/VBY8yRGALB #MissRep by @freedom_writer — Miss Representation (@RepresentPledge) August 13, 2013 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js – @annelabarba

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Flix Not To Miss: The To-Do List

The film summer isn’t complete without the teenage sex romp film. Running the spectrum from crude (Sex Drive and American Pie) to dramedy (The Sure Thing and Losin’ It ), rarely do these genre movies portray teenage girls eager to lose it with as much gusto and determination as teenage boys; that has now changed with...

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Terry’s Picks: August 13

Congratulations To: Gloria Steinem who will be awarded the Metal of Freedom, the country’s highest civilian honor. It is well-deserved. Oprah Winfrey was also named as a recipient. Check Out: the ten most exciting young women directors, according to Matthew Hammett Knott of Indiewire. Did You Know: Women scooped up half the Emmy nods for...

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2013 OMMA Awards

2013 OMMA Awards Jury We embrace New Media at NYWIFT in all its forms. The OMMA Awards have extended their deadline to enter to August 16th.  With “Best Vine Execution or Instagram Video” added as a new category this year, it will be exciting to see what this year’s all female jury selects in these...

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