13 members played a key creative role in 11 different projects featured in Sundance this year – and two of them fall under the Executive Producer expertise of prolific NYWIFT Member Sara Bernstein! Bernstein heads to Sundance with Amy Poehler’s documentary Lucy and Desi, which brings the iconic pair’s humanity to life through an exploration of their personal and professional partnership, as well as Downfall: The Case Against Boeing, comprehensive investigation into the crashes of Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 and a look at the families and officials fighting for justice.
We spoke to Bernstein specifically about Downfall and how she hopes her team’s work will make an impact.
Agnes Varda: I was so saddened to hear about the passing of legendary filmmaker, documentarian and cinephile Agnes Varda. Indiewire offers up a list of where to watch eight of her best films. Ravenal Grant: Congratulations to directors Lydia Dean Pilcher and Suzanne Guacci, both recipients of this year’s NYWIFT Ravenal Feature Film Foundation Grant. We are...READ MORE
Star Wars (finally) opened. The female cast members discuss being part of a new history. The end of 2015 marks the beginning of lists. Here’s a range of fun lists to enjoy. We expected more from these movies this year. These were some of the best movies directed by women in 2015. 2015 had great new tv...READ MORE
Congrats, Uzo: Uzo Aduba, one of the presenters at this year’s NYWIFT Designing Women Awards, won Best Supporting Actress in a Drama the Emmy Awards this weekend. She thanked all those in her life who, she said, “let me be me.” Thanks, Amy: Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls asked thoughtful, hard-hitting questions on the Emmy’s red...READ MORE
//embed.gettyimages.com/embed/495314405?et=85tUgNQzS-NVbxTQ0WITCA&sig=RaCvbZ-8PTGKpyzSEDonxIdcOFVadCQmAgwdBXT93U8= Maleficent screenwriter Linda Woolverton: “I get to be Maleficent when I’m writing these things.” NYWIFT’s sister chapter Women In Film Los Angeles honors the 20-year success of its PSA Production Program. An Amy Poehler memoir? Yes, please! Gillian Robespierre’s film Obvious Child, starring Jenny Slate, “is not an abortion rom-com.” Writers, BitchFlicks needs you to discuss children’s television. RIP, Ann B. Davis and Marilyn Beck....READ MORE
The girls of Broad City. Wondering about: recognition for female artists throughout history, thanks to this witty video by Girls’ Jemima Kirke, featuring the notorious Guerrilla Girls. Priming us for: NYWIFT’s upcoming Laughing Matters comedy event is this month’s required viewing, Broad City. Changing minds: on who really speaks up about the Superbowl! Adweek writes that female consumers are the...READ MORE
Oscars 2014: Jennifer Lawrence (left) is nominated for Best Supporting Actress and Amy Adams for Best Actress, both for their roles in American Hustle. Photo credit: Annapurna Productions LLC. Irked by the lack of women oscar noms? This DGA news might soothe you. At age 82, Patricia Norris, 12 Years A Slave‘s costume designer, is nominated — again! Fewer women...READ MORE
Amy Poehler and Tina Fey will be hosting the 2014 Golden Globe Awards. Photo via NBC. And the Golden Globe and BAFTA nominees are… First Sasheer Zamata and now this?! New Year, new SNL (finally). Has 27-year-old producer Megan Ellison dethroned Harvey Weinstein? My love for Tig Notaro and her new EW talk show is boundless. Downton Abbey costume designer Caroline McCall explains the absence of...READ MORE
Amy Poehler is a serious Hollywood player now. “There’s an actual bar in Apple stores?” Aww, we’ve missed you, Winona. Costume Designer Sophie De Rakoff on characters & wardrobe choices. Only three women made this list of “highest paid.” *sigh* She’s the first female Director in 118 years. Congratulations Marin Alsop! R.I.P. Jeanne Cooper (The Young...READ MORE