NYWIFT Blog

What’s in Your Toolkit: Jendra Jarnagin

DP Jendra Jarnagin shares her favorite camera and script notation apps, creative advice, and why networking is the key to surviving in the industry.

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Below the Line: A Cut Above – Jessie Maple

Jessie Maple is the first black woman to join the union of International Photographers of Motion Picture & Television (IATSE) in New York. Her book, How to Become a Union Camerawoman , is an instructional guide illustrating the obstacles that she endured to get into the union. It details the court case she initiated to fight discrimination after she became a member.

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Terry’s Picks: Ravenal Grant, Wonder Women, Nancy Schreiber

Ravenal Grant: NYWIFT is seeking additional submissions for the Ravenal Foundation Feature Film Grant, which supports a woman second-time feature film director who is over 40 years of age in the production of a dramatic feature film. Learn more here, and submit your project to us by November 1st. Wonder Women: Director Angela Robinson discusses...

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Terry’s Picks: Writers Lab, Kimberly Steward, Watch List

Writers Lab: Submissions for The Writers Lab 2017 open tomorrow. We’re thrilled to have Meryl Streep back providing funding for the project for the third year in a row! Kimberly Steward: Congratulations to Kimberly Steward, who is only the second black woman producer – after Oprah Winfrey – to have her film nominated for an...

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Terry’s Picks: Cameraperson Trailer, VR Women, Pitch Perfect

Cameraperson Trailer: Check out the gorgeous, haunting trailer for the documentary Cameraperson, directed by Kirsten Johnson. Kirsten joined us for a NYWIFT ExperTEAS last year to discuss her work as a DP. VR Women: Marie Claire has a great feature on the burgeoning virtual reality industry and the career opportunities it offers women. Pitch Perfect:...

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Terry’s Picks: Annetta Marion, Poor Taste, CXX Speaks

Annetta Marion: NYWIFT Board member Annetta Marion, an award-winning director and Primetime Emmy-nominated producer, shared her thoughts on the industry and her career on a recent Film Talk Podcast. Poor taste: 20th Century Fox came under fire for their insensitive adverting for X-Men: Apocalypse, which featured Jennifer Lawrence’s character being strangled on giant billboards. Was...

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WEEKLY ROUNDUP: BIG DEALS & GENDER GAPS

Photo courtesy of katiecouric.com Katie Couric renews with Yahoo and Jennifer Lawrence IS the $20 million dollar woman. Katie also interviews Abbi Jacobson & Ilana Glazer of Broad City. (VIDEO) Are digital acting classes an option for you? Dustin Hoffman sure hopes so! This report gives a comprehensive look at the gender gap in media. Writers,...

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Recap: NYWIFT at 2014 Sundance Film Festival

NYWIFT member Heidi Philipsen in The Better Angels, starring Diane Kruger, Brit Marling, and Wes Bentley (Photo courtesy of Hickory Pictures, LLC) What a whirlwind! Though temps in New York matched the biting Park City cold, nothing could beat the heat at the festival. This year, New York Women in Film and Television (NYWIFT) caught up...

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