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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Creating Empathy in Virtual Reality: 10 Takeaways

NYWIFT’s Documentary Committee brought together a panel of Virtual Reality producers and filmmakers who are conquering this emerging vehicle for storytelling in powerful ways on May 9th, 2017, with Creating Empathy in Virtual Reality: The Challenges and Success of Immersive Experiences. Brittany Rostron offers the top ten takeaways.

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Meet Kahane Cooperman, the Director of Oscar-nominated Short Doc Joe’s Violin

Director and producer Kahane Cooperman discusses the inspiration for her short documentary Joe's Violin, her Oscar nomination, and the support she received from New York Women in Film & Television.

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10 Takeaways: NYWIFT’s “Producer Boot Camp for Digital”

What are the steps to bring your digital project from concept to completion? Producer Julie Gomez taught the ins and outs of producing in the online era at NYWIFT's "Producer Boot Camp for Digital," hosted by RED Digital. Member Mellini Kantayya shares her top 10 tips.

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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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Life’s Better When You Know What’s Inside the Brain of Refinery29’s Amy Emmerich

NYWIFT member Marzy Hart shares her top five takeaways from the Power Player Breakfast with Amy Emmerich, Chief Content Officer at Refinery29, a leading digital lifestyle media company for women.

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For Indie Projects: An Actor’s Table Read Offers Best Results

On an indie film set there is little to no time to rehearse and most of the times the story is shot out of sequence, so it makes sense to have an actor table read before you start shooting.

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