NYWIFT Blog

What’s in Your Toolkit: Leah Curney

Multi-hyphenate artist Leah Curney - an actor, writer, and director - shares what keeps her organized and inspired, from notebooks to podcasts and more. Plus, she expounds on the one piece of advice that frustrated her...until the truth of it finally clicked.

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#SummerHours Memoirs: Sheila Nevins

Nevins, a long-time members and friend of NYWIFT, has written a book that defies categorization. Part memoir, part fantasy, it provides a window into the life of a career woman whose name is synonymous with HBO Documentary Films.

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“Knowledge is Something Nobody Can Take Away from You:” Yvonne Ng Discusses her Student Academy Award Win

NYWIFT scholarship recipient Yvonne Ng, a Singaporean immigrant who came to the U.S. to study photography, discusses inspiring women, her powerful short film Cloud Kumo, and her Student Academy Award win.

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WEEKLY ROUNDUP: HISTORY, INSPIRATION & THE “F” WORD

Photo via Variety / Evgenia Eliseeva With a female director, writer, composer and choreographer, “Waitress” will make Broadway history! ”It’s just bad business.” Hollywood finally agrees, gender discrimination needs to be addressed. Now. Watch Edie Falco give a one-minute explanation of why & how she became an actor. (VIDEO) Have your “original” story ideas been done before?...

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Acting Up: Soul Inspiration

This past month I had the opportunity to travel to Machu Picchu. Wow! Did that trip turn my vibration, my reality, my thoughts on their head. As time slows down for a bit this summer, I encourage you to inspire your soul. Do something extraordinarily out of the ordinary that will make this summer one to remember....

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