NYWIFT Blog

Terry’s Picks: Blockchain Technology, The Tale, Barbican Program

Blockchain Technology: The industry is abuzz with excitement – and questions – about Blockchain technology, so NYWIFT is holding a panel this Thursday to discuss its potential power for filmmakers. Member Heidi Philipsen also recently wrote a guest post for Women and Hollywood exploring the technology’s possible impact on indie filmmaking.  The Tale: We are...

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Terry’s Picks: Inspiring Muse, Sheila Nevins, Golden Globes

Inspiring Muse: Thanks to all who joined us at the Muse Awards last week, particularly special guests MOME Commissioner Julie Menin and New York’s Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, who had the audience on their feet and cheering! Sheila Nevins: Longtime NYWIFT member and supporter Sheila Nevins, who has hosted countless NYWIFT events and given her time...

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#SummerHours: Take an “Issa Rae” Day!

#SummerHours fangirls over all things Issa Rae - TV, web and book!

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#SummerHours: Book to Screen…and Back Again: Big Little Lies

Consider adding the Liane Moriarty book that inspired an HBO phenomenon to your summer reading list.

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Terry’s Picks: Representation Matters, Sheila Nevins, Box Office

Representation Matters: Kathryn O’Kane was among the five NYWIFT board members who joined me at the Women’s Media Summit in Provincetown, MA, last month. She recaps it for our Huffington Post column, as we look ahead to what’s next. Sheila Nevins: NYWIFT member Sheila Nevins, President of HBO Documentary Films, sat down with Lesley Stahl...

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Terry’s Picks: Loving Lifetime, Fox’s Failure, Congrats Katharina

Loving Lifetime: Check out this great read on Buzzfeed about the evolution of Lifetime from “guiltily pleasure” to “groundbreaking television.” Women wrote or directed 73% of the network’s original films from 1994 to 2016, and its new initiative called the “Fempire” will draw together linear, digital, social and community partnerships with the goal of “entertaining...

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WEEKLY ROUNDUP: BELIEF, SEXISM & ARE YOU BUSY?

Photo via Harpo, Inc Oprah discusses “Belief” her new show, her new focus. (VIDEO) Issa Rae turned Insecure into a good thing with HBO & Effie Brown puts Matt Damon in her rearview and keeps climbing. Even starlets get dissed. (Jennifer Lawrence) speaks out on sexism in Hollywood. Chill with Netflix’s list of strong female leads this weekend. Linda Boff...

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WEEKLY ROUNDUP: BLYTHE DANNER, CANNES DO’s & A.C.L.U. DONT’S

Blythe Danner returns to the small screen as Ruth Madoff. (VIDEO) The Nightly Show head writer Robin Thede reveals writing styles that get HER attention. Here’s the Cannes Film Festival lineup we’ve been hearing about. Bessie Director Dee Rees on Latifah’s frontal nudity and finally seeing herself on screen. Actress Rebel Wilson did her own Pitch Perfect 2 stunts...

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Weekly Roundup: Muse Interviews & Year-End Reviews

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwIv7VsZWBo] VIVE Katerin has exciting interviews from the 2014 MUSE awards! (Video) Sarah Silverman and HBO partner to bring humor to the “modern midlife crisis.” From A to Z, Women and Hollywood lists women in film 2014, Parts I and II. There’s still time to submit that “family-friendly” script you wrote this year. We’re waiting with bated breath, Nikki Finke! 2014...

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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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Terry’s Picks: June 4

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMSHrnz4Rko] Tip of the hat to: HBO for releasing a list of documentaries to be shown this summer on Monday nights with half of the films directed by women!  The series starts on June 17 with Love, Marilyn by Liz Garbus; the post-supervisor on the doc was NYWIFT member Susan Lazarus. Recently played: the new online adventure...

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