Top Takeaways – NYWIFT Talks: Filmmakers and Activists discuss the Black Lives Matter movement, their life’s work, and hope for the future.

In solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, NYWIFT Talks recently brought together a vibrant panel of award-winning women filmmakers and activists dedicated to fighting systemic racism to discuss their work and the social justice revolution of today.


Terry’s Picks: Diversity Study, Ms. Factor Toolkit, Sally Field

#OscarsSoWhite, Male AND Straight: USC Annenberg’s Media, Diversity, & Social Change Initiative has released a groundbreaking new study which shows the breadth and depth to which Hollywood tends to be straight, white and male. The report evaluates every speaking character across 414 films, television and digital stories released in 2014-2015, and 11,000 speaking characters are...


Terry’s Picks: The Writers Lab, #OscarsSoWhite, Netflix Binge

The Writers Lab: Read scripts from The Writers Lab 2015 thanks to our friends at The Blacklist and get ready for 2016 – NYWIFT and IRIS will begin accepting submissions for this year’s Lab on February 1. #OscarsSoWhite: With a complete lack of nonwhite performers in the acting categories and near shutout of nonwhite creators...