Cynthia’s Picks: Diversity Wins, Seen vs. Heard, Emma Speaks, Networking Tips

Diversity Wins: The Oscars this weekend proved historic on several fronts: Black Panther costume designer Ruth E. Carter (one of our first Designing Women honorees) and production designer Hannah Beachler became the first African-American women to win in their respective fields; Spike Lee and Alfonso Cuaron took home prizes for writing and directing respectively; women...


Trailblazing through the Decades: Gina Prince-Bythewood (2000s)

In 2000, writer, director, and past NYWIFT Writers Lab mentor Gina Prince-Bythewood blazed a trail with her film Love and Basketball. Not only was the film a critical and commercial success, it won the Humanitas Prize and an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature.


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