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On this week’s NYWIFT Talks, we sit down and chat with screenwriter Ana Nogueira.
Date: Monday, April 11th, 2022
Time: 4PM ET
Ana Nogueira’s work will be seen across multiple mediums including stage and both the big and small screens. In addition to her powerful presence as an actress, she is a gifted writer with a discerning eye and strong instincts that aid in crafting stories for audiences worldwide. Nogueira’s work will next be seen off Broadway with the debut of her original play Which Way to the Stage. Beyond her upcoming play, Nogueira is currently working under an overall deal for DC writing some of their most secret and coveted projects. She is the first writer to be put under contract at DC and has features in the works with Warner Bros., Fox/Disney and Universal, including an adaptation of the short story Mothers, Lock Up Your Daughters by Whiting Award-winning author Alice Sola Kim. In 2018, Nogueira wrote and starred in the short film WE WIN which was a selection for the 2018 SXSW Festival, a Vimeo Staff Pick, and winner of best screenplay at the Rhode Island Film Festival. In 2016, she premiered her playEmpatitrax at New York’s HERE Arts Center with the renowned theater company Colt Coeur. The play, which is currently being developed as a feature film with Berlanti Prods, also received a workshop production as part of the Unfiltered Series at Ensemble Studio Theatre, where she is an alumni of the Obie Award-winning writers group Youngblood. As an actor, Nogueira can be seen recurring as “Donna” on the Starz crime drama Hightown, currently in its second season, which is set amidst the opioid crisis on Cape Cod. Other television credits include The Vampire Diaries, The Michael J Fox Show and The Blacklist. She continues to work in theater, starring in the Off-Broadway production of Bob and Carol AND Ted and Alice with The New Group and Mala Hierba and Engagements at Second Stage. A proud alumnus of The Boston Conservatory of Music, Nogueira currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.
Barbara Vásconez is the Program Manager at New York Women in Film & Television. Before joining NYWIFT, she held the position of General Manager at the Quad Cinema for three years. She has worked for a variety of film festivals, including the Tribeca Film Festival, Rooftop Films, Hamptons Film Festival, Montclair Film Festival, Mill Valley Film Festival, DOC NYC, and the Nantucket Film Festival. Her spare time is spent programming panels and creating unique community engagement opportunities for the New York Latino Film Festival. In 2019, she launched and founded the Ville Film Festival in Somerville, New Jersey. In 2020, she joined the Ecuadorian Film Festival as Co-Director. Her educational goals include working to develop film programs in New Jersey that improve film education for low income students. She works on amplifying the Latinx community and speaking on important issues like immigration and minimum wage. She is committed to the importance of film as a means of community engagement. Barbara has a degree in Film and Video Production from the School of Visual arts in NYC and holds a Business certificate from W.O.R.C in Philadelphia.
NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.