NYWIFT Blog

The Mole Agent: Highlights from the NYWIFT Goes to the Oscars Q&A with Maite Alberdi, Marcela Santibañez, Julie Goldman

The team behind The Mole Agent, Oscar-nominated for Best Documentary, discusses its powerful impact, and how they created a film both so visually stunning and rich with character that The New York Times review believed the film to be partly dramatized. It wasn’t!

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#SummerHours #BingeWatch-Worthy Drama Picks

Mellini Kantayya offers two very different - but equally addictive - drama series for your summer #bingewatch.

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Terry’s Picks: Big Difference, Pitch Perfect, Sound Women

Big Difference: ABC News shines a light on one of the age-old problems of film: pay inequity. They spoke with experts in both Hollywood and the field of economics to break down the disparity and see why there’s a $40 million difference between the highest paid actor and actress this year. Pitch Perfect: Reed Morano...

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#SummerHours TV Episodes to Watch: Atlanta: “Value”

FX's Atlanta is as funny as it is weird, and the standout episode "Value" offers insight into class, gender politics, and black female friendship.

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#SummerHours TV Episodes to Watch: Legion: “Chapter 4”

#SummerHours shares the love for director Larysa Kondracki, who tackled the very nature of storytelling and memory in an episode of the experimental and stylized FX series Legion. It is anything but a typical superhero show.

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Terry’s Picks: Dusty Awards, Handmaid’s Tale, Gabourey Sidibe

Dusty Awards: The SVA Dusty Film & Animation Festival runs May 5-8. We look forward to partnering once again for their annual Dusty Awards! Board President Alexis Alexanian will present the NYWIFT award. Handmaid’s Tale: Can’t wait to start binging on The Handmaid’s Tale. Eight of 10 episodes are directed by women – good for...

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WEEKLY ROUNDUP: GWYNETH, DIFFICULT PEOPLE & A NEW VICE

Photo: Williams + Hirakawa Like her, hate GOOP or not, there’s no denying, “Gwyneth” is an empire. Career failures led Courtney Kemp Agboh to running Starz hit show Power. Difficult People creator Julie Klausner loves cats and wants her characters to be obnoxious. Here’s a clip! Guess what!? Heterosexual, white men still dominate Hollywood. ((Sigh)) VICE...

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WEEKLY ROUNDUP:MOTHER’S DAY MOVIES, LIFETIME OPPORTUNITIES & IT’S NOT “SWOOZY”

From sappy, to scary there’s a new or classic Mother’s Day Movie for everyone! Eye-opening statistics about women during Broadway’s 2014-2015 season. Lifetime announces Broad Focus–an initiative to put more women behind the camera. FOX cancels The Mindy Project but Mindy’s taking it all in stride. Besides, Hulu knows better. A delightful Q&A with Swoosie Kurtz reveals… we’ve...

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