NYWIFT Blog

Tweet of the Week

guess i’m part of “Black Twitter” cause i actually give a shit about racism in america – http://t.co/kYAYpy29Hg — Amanda Lin Costa (@TheLoneOlive) July 17, 2013 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js –@annelabarba

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AVOID THE TRAP: ADVICE FROM LIFE COACH JIM ARNOFF

Life Coach Jim Arnoff interviewed by the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching  A Jim Arnoff workshop attendee asked how she could hide on her resume the several years she spent caring for her ill father. This is indicative of what Arnoff calls “a trap”-  a way that female professionals unintentionally cut themselves off from...

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Flix Not To Miss: Fill The Void

Immerse yourself in the culture and traditions of an orthodox Hassidic Israeli family in Rama Burshtein’s excellent Fill The Void. Burshtein’s film follows Shira (Hadas Yaron), an 18 year old Israeli girl looking forward to her proposed pairing and arranged marriage to another boy her age.  When her older sister Esther dies in childbirth leaving behind her husband...

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FILM NEWS ROUNDUP

Photo by Phil Han/ZUMAPress.com In The Way, Way Back Toni Collette knowingly dates a jerk. We still love her. All hail! A new daytime talk show Queen arrives this fall. Comedian Whitney Cummings takes being funny very seriously. Watch footage from Danielle Gardner’s upcoming 9/11 doc. Grab tissue… If you’re okay with it, Tig Notaro will perform standup in your driveway....

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Tweet of the Week

This Dustin Hoffman clip that’s kicking around really is pretty wonderful. http://t.co/FqGLR0MHIC — Linda Holmes (@nprmonkeysee) July 9, 2013 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js – @annelabarba (who couldn’t help crying when she watched it)

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Alysia Reiner’s ‘Inner Bitch’

Alysia Reiner photo by Josh Merwin. Award-winning actress and NYWIFT Member Alysia Reiner is not a bitch, but she does play one on the new Netflix series Orange Is the New Black. Set in a women’s prison, Reiner portrays Natalie “Fig” Figueroa, the tough-as-nails assistant warden. Based on the memoir, Orange is the New Black: My Year in a...

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Terry’s Picks: July 9

GO CHECK OUT:  Les Coquillettes opening at Museum of Modern Art on July 17th at 7:00 PM.  The film’s Writer and Director, Sophie Letourneur, will be there for an opening night with a Q & A.The film is about three women who attend the Locarno Film Fest and is hilarious.  It played at this year’s MOMA’s  New Directors/New...

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Women Behind the Lens: Cate Shortland

Filmmaker Cate Shortland Writer and Director Cate Shortland, shares her thoughts on balancing family with filmmaking, the benefits of TV writing, and discusses her most recent film, Lore, winner of multiple awards including the Cinematography Award, Golden Starfish Award for Narrative Feature, and the Jeremy Nussbaum Prize for Provocative Fiction at the Hampton International Film...

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FILM NEWS ROUNDUP

(source:hqparadise) UN Women + Geena Davis = Global gender film research. YES! Watch the trailer for Wadjda,the 1st Saudi film by a female director. Just what we need, another critical female. No seriously, we need it. We knew this would happen. ((fist pump)) Al Jazeera America snags Soledad O’Brien. Can we please have more, better female antiheroes to enjoy?...

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Tweet of the Week

One hell of an essay in @The_Rumpus : http://t.co/6L7wlueNvo — Sheila O’Malley (@sheilakathleen) July 1, 2013 – @annelabarba

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Flix Not To Miss: We Need To Talk About Kevin

The summer blockbusters are here to thrill and delight us with special effects; however, the psychological thriller is an overlooked genre that can deliver twists as jarring as any action movie. One such thriller We Need To Talk About Kevin (2011), a film based on the best selling book by Lionel Shriver, can easily be placed...

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Terry’s Picks: July 2

Check Out: the ads next time you’re on the subway. NYWIFT member Amy Nicholson’s documentary Zipper is currently showcased on subway cards and bus shelters as part of the “Made in NY” Marketing Credit. Nicholson’s film examines the battle over an American cultural icon, a 38-year-old carnival contraption called the Zipper in the heart of Coney Island’s amusement district....

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Get Social This Summer!

New York Women and Film and Television (NYWIFT) wants you to be more social this summer, not just with our fabulous organization but with other NYWIFT members as well.  We have over 4000 ‘likes’ on Facebook and 3000 followers on Twitter and we’d love to promote our members’ projects to the world! In July and August, if...

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FILM NEWS ROUNDUP

Whoopi Goldberg is giving us more than daytime talk show opinions. Who are you to judge? Female movie critics give advice to aspiring critics. This is “splendid” news from across the pond. Wait, Gabrielle Union was a mean, hateful, “little turd” to her peers?! Oh, Paula. (Hey, it’s everywhere. I had to post it) —KELLY GLOVER

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Tweet of the Week

When he says “terrorist” he means “a woman speaking.” Don’t forget this. #standwithwendy pic.twitter.com/fa49h6Kl3k — Andrea Phillips (@andrhia) June 26, 2013 – @annelabarba

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Flix Not To Miss: The Bling Ring & Spring Breakers

Young women turning to a life of crime for kicks – a popular subject in two recent films that make a great double bill. In theaters now, The Bling Ring is Sophia Coppola’s follow up to the spectacular Somewhere (2010). The Bling Ring tells the true story of a group of California teenagers who break into celebrity homes while...

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Terry’s Picks: June 25

Ava Duvernay and NYWIFT member LeVera Sutton at the premiere of Venus VS. Excited About: Ava Duvernay’s Venus Vs. It premiered last night at the Paley Center. It is a knock out, to use the wrong sports metaphor. It will be the opening film of ESPN’s Nine for IX series and premieres on July 2....

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NYWIFT EVENT FLASHBACK: Ava DuVernay

“Renewed Energy with Women Filmmakers of All Stripes” Director Ava DuVernay discusses the future of women in film at a NYWIFT Film and Q&A Event held November 27, 2012.  DuVernay was the first African-American woman to win the Best Director Prize at Sundance for her film, Middle of Nowhere.  – MICHELE ST JOHN (@theReelScoop)

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