NYWIFT Blog

#Muse40for40: Laura Dern (2017)

The award-winning American actress and producer Laura Dern has starred in some of the most well-known films, including Jurassic Park, October Sky, Wild, and The Fault in Our Stars. Most recently, she won an Emmy award for the wildly popular HBO mini-series Big Little Lies.

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Cynthia’s Picks: Emmy Panel, Elizabeth Banks, Melinda Gates

Emmy Panel: Check out the September 27th episode of the No Rest for the Weekend podcast for a fun recap of our NYWIFT Season Kickoff: The Road to the Emmys event. Elizabeth Banks: Elizabeth Banks became the first female director honored as Pioneer of the Year in the 78-year history of the Will Rogers Motion...

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Cynthia’s Picks: Emmy Highlights, NYWIFT Winners, Women #NotWorthLess, Bahamas Relief

Emmy Highlights: Kudos to both Alex Borstein and Michelle Williams, who used their Emmy platforms to remind us all – especially women – how advocating for yourself can contribute to the greater good and lift others up in the process. NYWIFT Winners: Congrats to the NYWIFT members who won Emmys last week: Lydia Tenaglia (Executive...

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Cynthia’s Picks: Help Line, News & Doc Emmys, Walking Dead

Help Line: NYWIFT is proud to announce that we have partnered with Women in Film and the Actors Fund to bring expanded hours and New York area resources to WIF LA’s Help Line for Sexual Harassment. If you need guidance or support, please call. You are not alone. News & Doc Emmys: Congratulations to all...

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Cynthia’s Picks: Emmy Noms, Tom Donahue, Member News

Emmy Noms: Congrats to all the NYWIFT members nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards this year! Can’t wait to watch and cheer you all on.  Tom Donahue: Check out this great interview with NYWIFT member Tom Donahue on his recent documentary This Changes Everything (exec produced by Board President Simone Pero) and the importance of male...

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Terry’s Picks: Sandra Oh, Hannah Gadsby, Yvonne Russo

Sandra Oh: Congratulations to Sandra Oh, who became the first woman of Asian descent nominated for a lead actress in a drama series Emmy last week with her nomination for her stellar work in BBC America’s Killing Eve. Hannah Gadsby: If you haven’t watch Hannah Gadsby’s Nanette on Netflix yet, do it. It’s deserving of...

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Terry’s Picks: Reed Morano, Lena Waithe, Silent Revival

Reed Morano: Congrats to The Handmaid’s Tale director Reed Morano, the first woman to win for the Emmy for drama series directing in 22 years. Lena Waithe: Kudos to Lena Waithe, who is the first black woman to win an Emmy for best comedy writing for her spectacular Master of None episode, “Thanksgiving.” (Our own...

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Terry’s Picks: Crystal Emery, Emmy Noms, Netflix Queue

Crystal Emery: Read NYWIFT member Crystal Emery’s piece in Time about how living at the intersection of three marginalized identities – black, female and disabled – has made her stronger. Crystal’s film Black Women in Medicine premieres on public television this Fall. Emmy Noms: Congratulations to all of the NYWIFT members, Muse Award recipients and...

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Terry’s Picks: Women Rule the Emmys, The Golden Age…Again, Reed Morano

Go, ladies!: Congratulations to Jill Soloway and Lisa Cholodenko, who won Emmy Awards for directing a Comedy Series and a Limited Series respectively! Despite being grossly outnumbered in nominations, exceptional women are still  taking home top trophies. History Lesson: Nell Scovell wrote about another golden age for women in TV – 1990 – in The...

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Weekly Roundup: Emmy Wins & a ‘World News’ Loss

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Weekly Roundup: ‘OITNB’ Wins Big, ‘Chelsea Lately’ Says Goodbye

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Terry’s Picks: NYWIFT Members Win Creative Arts Emmys, Helen Mirren Shines & CBS Says Yes to Female Sports Anchors

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Terry’s Picks: Primetime Emmy Nominations, ‘Danger Mouse’ & #LikeAGirl

Seeing: that not much has changed: Women make up only 26% of the Primetime Emmy nominees, the same number as last year. Glad to hear: that the new version of BBC’s Danger Mouse will be have more female characters. Really like: Lauren Greenfield’s video, Always #LikeAGirl, for Always brand. It challenges the sexist expression which...

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Weekly Roundup: Emmy Fever & a New ‘View’

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