NYWIFT Blog

You’re The Pest creator Taylor Coriell on collaboration, inclusion and her new comedy web series

NYWIFT member Taylor Coriell is the executive producer, co-creator and co-star of the new comedy web series You’re The Pest. Fellow member Leah Curney, who is currently developing her own web series, sat down with Coriell to chat about the joys and challenges of being a multi-hyphenate creator.

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Trailblazing Through the Decades: Maleni Chaitoo (2010s)

NYWIFT member Maleni Chaitoo is an actress and a producer. She is known for her appearance in the “New York, I Love You” episode of Master of None and her role as Kayla on the web series Don’t Shoot the Messenger, on which she is also an executive producer.

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Misha Calvert on creating her relatable dating web series Tinder is the Night

NYWIFT member Katrina Medoff speaks to fellow member Misha Calvert about creating, executive producing and starring in her new series Tinder is the Night, which explores the joys - and horrors - of online dating.

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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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Meet the Creators of Inappropriate Jane Austen

What were the Regency ladies of Pride & Prejudice and Sense & Sensibility really thinking? The bold, hilarious new web series "Inappropriate Jane Austen" tackles that question head on. Actors and co-creators Katie Gibson and Alex Trow discuss their creative process, the joys and perils of being first-time indie filmmakers, and their great success at the New York Television Festival.

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NOW ON VOD – FEBRUARY 2016

This month, NYWIFT members are offering some feature length film suggestions to your VOD queue - plus a film screening in NYC today, one coming up very soon, and one you can pre-order for digital download while simultaneously supporting its Kickstarter campaign for wide release. So show some love to members of New York Women in Film & Television and check out these films...

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NOW ON VOD – Jan 2016

Indie projects available to watch now from #NYWIFT members. This month you can watch a comedic web series about NY women entrepreneurs selling weed, a documentary about losing virginity, a feature drama about 30-somethings trying to get laid, a short holiday film and more...

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Weekly Roundup: Shonda Rhimes Rules, But Diversity Still a Problem

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Upcoming NYWIFT Events

Production still from Sister Italy. New York Women in Film & Television’s January programs are filling up fast so make sure to RSVP asap. Ask Me Anything with Line Producer Leah Harper Thursday, Jan. 16, 7 pm NYWIFT Office (6 East 39th Street, Suite 1200) Interested in line producing for TV? Line producers manage the...

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2013 Year-End Film & TV News Roundup

Hit web series Broad City from Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer.  This week’s entry is a roundup of stories I felt were the most informative, inspiring, or entertaining of 2013. New York State extended the film tax credit program. These marketing, grantwriting, and consulting articles offer new insight. Comedian Tig Notaro hit her personal and professional stride. So inspiring. Woman-centered...

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Webisodes Not to Miss: ‘Christine’ on YouTube’s WIGS

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B27yWvaujZc?list=SP3ADB1477F21F4F77] With web series’ titles like Blue, Susanna, and Paloma, YouTube’s WIGS Channel has carved out a space for interesting stories about women while giving female stars underexposed in TV and film a chance to shine. Blue, the most acclaimed title from the channel, stars Julia Stiles, while other series feature such talent as Maggie Grace,...

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