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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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WEEKLY ROUNDUP

Photo via thefeministwire.com Congratulations Katherine Oliver! Late-Night viewing gets a serious revamp at PBS, a playful one at MTV. Director Gwyneth-Horder Payton makes it known “I am the leader here.” Issa Rae’s awkwardness is fitting into Hollywood quite nicely. Philippa Gregory & Emma Frost’s The White Queen KILLS on Starz! – KELLY GLOVER

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Tweet of the Week

Disagree. Hiding the rare women of color who star in a film, even for neutral reasons, deserves specific criticism. http://t.co/0SviANHihU — Linda Holmes (@nprmonkeysee) August 6, 2013 – @annelabarba //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

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Flix Not To Miss: Blackfish

Before you take the kids to Sea World this summer, watch Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s documentary exposé Blackfish (2013). Blackfish focuses on the dangerous job of Sea World trainers, which has been the subject of OHSA review for more than 20 years. Numerous trainers have been seriously injured or killed at aquatic parks, such as Sea World, all...

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Terry’s Picks: August 6

  Check Out: the Kickstarter for Pamela Green’s feature documentary, Be Natural, on the first female director, Alice Guy Blaché. Alice’s story has long been overlooked and I certainly hope Green’s documentary will shine a spotlight on Alice and her contribution to the birth of cinema. Impressed By: the tour de force work of costume designer Ruth Carter (a former...

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Female Directors Making the List

Still from La Pointe Courte by Agnès Varda  There was a bit of controversy bouncing around the internet last week when Spike Lee wrote a list of “essential” films stating, “I’ve Been A Professor At The NYU Graduate Film For The Past 15 Years.The 1st Day Of Every Class I Hand Out My List Of Films...

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Weekly Roundup

When does Shonda Rhimes sleep?! Congratulations Cheryl Boone Isaacs! This is worth posting again and again… HBO’s Fall (Documentary) line up has me considering pay cable. Orange is a hit! Taylor Schilling isn’t bad luck after all. Only 1 female? Well, there aren’t any Spike Lee films on his list either. – KELLY GLOVER

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Tweet of the Week

The Canyons may not be “good.” But it’s alive, and Lindsay Lohan is its soul http://t.co/VpxaEsdyxB — Stephanie Zacharek (@szacharek) July 30, 2013 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js – annelabarba

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News and Documentary Emmy Nominees

We are very proud of our NYWIFT members nominated for an Emmy ( and in some cases multiple nominations) in the News and Documentary categories: Bobbi Birleffi – Producer/Director Laverne Berry Co-Executive Producer of Wish Me Away on Showtime Laurens Grant – Producer/Director of Jesse Owens on American Experience/PBS – Primary Researcher, Jesse Owens Shilpi...

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Terry’s Picks: July 30

  CHECK OUT: PowerWomen TV. It launched its full online programming recently. The online network’s founder and CEO, Amy Palmer, says, “Our content focuses on a women’s 360 approach to life — from business to style, from money to parenting.“ CURRENTLY ENJOYING: NYWIFT Member Alysia Reiner in Netflix’s original series, Orange is the New Black.  She gives...

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Flix Not To Miss: Women Who Rock

Along with movies, rock-n-roll is one of America’s greatest exports.  So this summer, let’s celebrate two of the best rock-roll-movies. Before she showed us The Kids Are Alright, Lisa Cholodenko wrote and directed Laurel Canyon, a great rock movie with one of the best parts written for an actress. Christian Bale plays Sam, an uptight doctor who...

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