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Switch, a series created by NYWIFT member Stavroula Toska is an official selection at the LA Femme International Film Festival. Based on the true-life story of Toska who worked as an undercover dominatrix for close to six years, Switch follows Stella, a woman with a dark past who begins training as a professional dominatrix in New York City’s most exclusive BDSM Establishment while trying to build a better life for herself. It follows in the steps of Brene Brown’s work on vulnerability and Bessel Van Der Kolk’s decades of research focusing on the brain, mind and body in the healing of trauma. The series will screen Oct 17 at 4pm. Purchase tickets. Season one is also available for purchase on the series’ site.
Cuban Canvas, a film by NYWIFT member Kavery Kaul, is an official selection at the Margaret Mead Film Festival. Painters in Havana work with intense colors and bold vision. The documentary traces the lines between art and life. The film will screen Oct 18 as part of the 5:30pm Through the Artist’s Lens program. Purchase tickets.
NYWIFT member Mary Murphy will appear in a special live performance at The Morris-Jumel Museum. Did You Hear Her Voice? will run on Oct 18 & 19 at 8PM. Witness first-hand the magic and wonder of the “theatre of the mind” as Fireside Mystery Theatre presents their unique brand of original audio drama performed live. Join the talented cast and crew of FMT as they conjure the spirits of two towering female figures of old New York, Madame Eliza Jumel and Miss Nellie Bly, for an evening of thrilling historical fiction like no other — performed and recorded LIVE from INSIDE the mansion! Purchase tickets and learn more.
Minnie’s War Bonnet, an animated short film from NYWIFT Board Member Yvonne Russo, is available to stream on the PBS website! The animated short pays tribute to Minnie Hollow Wood, one of the many women warriors who fought courageously alongside male warriors in major battles such as the Battle of Little Bighorn in 1876. Minnie was the first Lakhota woman warrior to be honored with a sacred War Bonnet, a symbolic give-away, representing one of the highest honors of war, peace, and valor. Watch the film and stay tuned for the feature documentary airing on PBS in November. The short will also be having its Los Angeles premiere at the RNCI Red Nation International Film Festival in November!
Water On Stone, a new short film directed, written by and starring NYWIFT member Nancy Allison, is an official selection at the YoFiFest in Yonkers, NY. Like water on stone, mourning seeps in, softening, eroding, consuming old enmities and guiding a woman along the transformative precipice of grief. What is released, what remains and what will follow? The film will screen as part of the Dance, Movement and Song Block on Nov 10 at 12pm. Purchase tickets.
NYWIFT member Elizabeth Hemmerdinger‘s documentary film Perfectly Normal For Me will air nationally on PBS’s America Reframed. In this intimate verité documentary, four charismatic kids strive for acceptance in a world that is often, at best, indifferent to them. Their exceptional parents search out programs where their children are accepted and feel valued, from clinical services to adaptive skiing. We first meet them all in a unique after-school dance program in Queens, New York. With a diverse group of dedicated teenage volunteers – outstanding citizens in a world where the impulse to exclude, bully or ignore is too often the norm – dancers and helpers work together for a year toward a jubilant spring recital. Thanks to the joy they find in working together, dancers and helpers emerge as eloquent, energized voices for inclusion. The documentary airs on Tuesday, Oct 29 at 8/7 central around the country! Learn more.
The Basis of Intimacy, a short film co-produced by and starring NYWIFT member Gaia Visnar, is screening at the YoFiFest in Yonkers on Nov 2 at 4pm – in the “Reel NYC Woman” block – short narrative, documentary and animated films all made by NYC women. The Basis of Intimacy follows a young woman Skylar, who is left alone after her family gets broken apart due to immigration laws. In search of a place to belong, she falls into a downward spiral of destruction. Turbulent events lead her to as afar as homeless, but she manages to summon her strength and write her story. Purchase tickets.
The documentary The Boxers of Brule, produced by NYWIFT member Christine Wexler, is an official selection at the Hamptons International Film Festival. The documentary short follows 23-year-old Shaionna Grass Rope as she creates a girls’ boxing team in memory of her best friend- amateur boxer Cheryl Ziegler – who she lost to suicide in January 2017. As she fights to lead the girls of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe towards a safer path, she struggles with her own past trauma and addiction. The film will screen Oct 13 at 6:30pm at the East Hampton UA theater. Purchase tickets.
The season two premiere of digital series Rhonda Mitchell M.D. is now available to stream on YouTube! The comedy series comes from NYWIFT members Carolyn Pierre-Outlar (Creator) and Linette Harrigan (Music Supervisor). Season 2 picks up with Rhonda taking over her father’s Harlem clinic. Things quickly go from bad to worse when a video of Rhonda chasing a patient goes viral, the team suggests bringing in a new doctor and she breaks up with her boyfriend, David. The series will also be screening at the Everybody Digital Film Festival on Oct 20 at 2pm in Brooklyn. Purchase tickets.
NYWIFT member Eve Austin will appear in three films screening at the Cutting Room International Short Film Festival. Joe, directed by NYWIFT member Shara Ashley Zeiger, and Drip will both screen on Oct 19 as part of the 2:30PM Short’s Block. Wink will screen Oct 20 as part of the 4:30PM Short’s Block. Purchase tickets.
The Cattle Farmer, a new feature film starring NYWIFT member Brooke Raymond, has been selected to screen at the 5th Annual Vault of Horror Film Festival. The film tells the story of a young foster boy, Konner, who soon after being adopted into a family learns that his life has been planned from the start. Watch the trailer. The film will screen on Oct 18. Purchase tickets.
Washington Irving’s Classic, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, a dramatic retelling by Master Storyteller, Jonathan Kruk, a new feature film from NYWIFT member Andrea Sadler, has been selected to screen at the First Annual Sleepy Hollow International Film Festival in Tarrytown, NY. Master Storyteller, Jonathan Kruk, enlivens Washington Irving’s classic gothic tale with a rousing spirited solo performance. In bespoke sartorial splendor, his poetic persona beguiles the audience with a myriad of visages, voices, sounds and gestures. The film will screen on Oct 11 at 1pm. Purchase tickets.
Shorts Night Film Festival is hosting a special screening and fall event, co-produced by NYWIFT member Lauren Flack. Neon’s The Biggest Little Farm will screen with a shorts program beforehand and a Q&A after. Beverages, snacks, and fun will be provided. Shorts Night prioritizes artists and the work they present by establishing an inviting, positive atmosphere for sharing film and networking. They are one of the only festivals in New York that pay the filmmakers that screen their work. The festival is by filmmakers, for filmmakers. The event will be held Oct 12 at 7pm. Purchase tickets.
NYWIFT member Delores Edwards‘ screenplay short, Bathroom was recently selected for the Widescreen Film Festival. When she is not writing screenplays, she is the Executive Producer of Basic Black, a live weekly program on the PBS station, WGBH. The show recently won a Clarion award and began its 52nd season on Oct 4th.
NYWIFT member Fran Capo is a comedienne, author, radio host, motivational speaker, producer of her one-woman show, Love, Laughter & Light, writer in the award-winning comedy film, “Sensi & the Goldman”, and a 6- time world record holder most known at the Guinness Book of World Records Fastest Talking woman clocked at 603.32 wpm. But she is also a world-class high adrenaline adventurer who has done book signings down by the wreck site of the Titanic and on top of Mt. Kilimanjaro. In a few short weeks, (Nov. 19- 25) she is going to attempt something that has only been done once before in the history of the world. This 5 foot 2 petite fiery brunette is going to take her unbridled energy and zip line into the Mouth of Hell, the active Masaya Volcano in Nicaragua, with a special government permit. Fran is accepting sponsors for her voyage into the Volcano. A professional photographer will be on hand to capture this great event. For more information visit www.francapo.com or contact Fran directly at (917) 975-2149.
Two original TV pilots by NYWIFT member Caitlin McCarthy, Free Skate and Virtual Vida, advanced to the Semifinals in The Film Empire’s 2019 Writing For Television competition. Winners will receive mentorship meetings with professionals including Kristel Laiblin, Head of Production & Development, Nuyorican Productions; Hanelle Culpepper, director (Castle, Gotham, Supergirl); and Rodney Barnes, writer/executive producer (Marvel’s Runaways, American Gods).
NYWIFT member Pat Ceasar‘s film Crying F.U. Lady Rap is an official selection at the Marina del Ray Film Festival and will screen there later in October! The short film follows a woman with a sense of humor, and how she navigates her own election night tears and uncovers that the people in power will lie and exploit until the power of a vote will stop them.
The film was a previous selection at the Silver State Film Festival, the Indie Fest Film Awards, Montclair Film Festival, New Film Makers NYC, and was part of NYWIFT’s own short film screening series. It has won the Best Mixed Media Short Award at Silver State, and an Award of Recognition at Indie Fest.
NYWIFT member Grace Kim was recently announced as one of the recipients of Viacom’s Viewfinder: Emerging Directors Program. The Viewfinder: Emerging Directors Program is a Viacom-wide initiative that seeks to provide directors with underrepresented voices an opportunity to enhance their skill set and grow their network. From October to December, Grace will head to Los Angeles to shadow directors for shows on Paramount TV. Learn more about the program.
Season two of Abstract: The Art of Design is now available to stream on Netflix. NYWIFT member Bari Pearlman produced two episodes of the highly anticipated series, which celebrates the most innovative designers on the planet. The series steps inside their minds to learn how design impacts every aspect of life. Watch the trailer. Bari produced the episodes centering around Artist & Architect Olafur Eliasson and Toy Designer Cas Holman. Watch the show.
Ask For Jane is now available for pre-order on iTunes. The film will be available to stream on multiple platforms Oct 1. The film comes from NYWIFT members Cait Cortelyou (Co-writer & Producer), Caroline Hirsch (Producer), Jennifer Anderson (Costume Designer), and Katrina Medoff (Actor). When a pregnant university student in 1968 attempts to take her own life, her friends find a doctor willing to perform an illegal abortion to save her. Sparked by this experience, they form the Jane Collective: a secret organization to help women obtain safe abortions in a time when they were punishable by a prison sentence. Pre-order the film.
Bumbld, the critically acclaimed web series from NYWIFT member Amanda Bear, is available for streaming on YouTube. Bumbld is a raw and unapologetic account of swipe culture from the female perspective. The series hilariously captures the rollercoaster of online dating through the eyes of a 28-year-old New Yorker named Pippy. Watch the series. Bumbld was included in Marie Claire’s 10 Amazing Web Series You’ll Want to Ditch Netflix For and Bear was recently nominated as a ‘2019 Rising Star’ by Westfield International Film Festival, where the first 5 episodes of Season 2 will be showing. The screening will be held on Oct 5 in Westfield, NJ. Purchase tickets.
50 Things to See in the Sky, a new book from NYWIFT member and Astrophysicist Sarah Barker, will be available for purchase on Oct 1. The book is Barker’s debut and is an illustrated beginner’s guide to stargazing. The hip and handy guide helps stargazers learn the science behind blue skies, sun dogs, and the solar eclipse, and shows how to observe nocturnal wonders such as lunar halos, Martian ice caps, and far-off galaxies. Purchase the book on Amazon.
Tainted, a new short film from NYWIFT member Tonya McCornell, is an official selection at the Ocktober Film Festival. On Halloween, a mom battling depression and PTSD is home alone with her young daughter when strange things start happening to them. Tainted’s goal is to start a dialogue that focuses on the stigma surrounding African-American women and mental health. The film will screen on Oct 5 at 7:15pm in Brooklyn as part of the festival’s Short’s Block #3. Tickets are free but registration is required. Register.
Toss It, a new film by NYWIFT member Michele Remsen, is now available to stream on Amazon Video, iTunes, Google-Play, and Vimeo. Emily and Finn think they know everything until everything gets turned upside down. Questioning why men are so screwed up and if women are to blame, this trope-tossing, genre-dismantling film is packed with a stable of complicated characters and their intertwining relationships. The film was the recipient of the NYWIFT Nancy Malone Marketing and Promotion Grant! Watch the film.
NYWIFT Member and Award-Winning Music Supervisor Rebecca Grierson and her team at SixtyFour Music recently Supervised Nimic. The 12-minute short film comes from Oscar-nominated Director, Yorgos Lanthimos and stars Matt Dillon and Daphne Patakia. Watch the trailer. This is SixtyFour Music’s fourth successful collaboration with Yorgos Lanthimos, having previously worked together on his award-winning films The Favourite, The Lobster and The Killing of a Sacred Deer. If you are looking for a Music Supervisor for your next project contact email@example.com. Nimic will be screening at the New York Film Festival Oct 7 at 6.30pm at the Howard Gilman Theater. Purchase tickets.
NYWIFT member Mellini Kantayya will appear on First Wives Club! on BET+, BET’s new streaming channel. Set in New York City and starring Michelle Buteau, Jill Scott, and Ryan Michelle Bathe as “three women who band together after their marriages fall apart, and who find strength in their sisterhood – and of course a little revenge.” Mellini costars as “Camille” in episode three “Diamonds are Forever.”
Amsterdam Ave., a new Dutch-American series from NYWIFT member Dionne van den Berg, is having its world premiere at the Scholastic headquarters in SoHo. The screening will include the first two episodes, followed by a Q&A with the series’ creators and media consultant, Taylor Davis. The series is about a Dutch-Surinamese girl in Amsterdam and an Indian-American girl in NYC who switch places to follow their dreams. Watch the trailer. The screening will be held on Sept 12 at 6:30pm. Tickets are free but registration is required. Register for tickets.
Driven to Abstraction, a new feature documentary from NYWIFT member Daria Price, will premiere at the Raindance Film Festival in London where it has been nominated for Best Documentary. The art world is rocked by an $80 million forgery scam that brings down Knoedler, New York City’s oldest and most venerable gallery. It also brings down two women from very different worlds who crossed paths in what would become the greatest hoax ever of Modern American Art. Watch the trailer. The film will premiere Sept 21 at 8:45pm, with an additional screening on Sept 23 at 4pm. Purchase tickets.
NYWIFT member Caralene Robinson has produced two short films that will screen at the Urbanworld Film Festival. King Ester tells the story of a transgender woman from a tough neighborhood who fights to get out of New Orleans as Hurricane Katrina threatens to come to town. Sauce, which Robinson also co-directed, tells the story of a rising culinary star who, after being disgraced by a damning viral video, concocts a sauce infused with an illicit ingredient for his ailing mom. Both films will screen in the web originals block on Sept 21 at 12:15pm. Purchase tickets.
93Queen, a documentary from NYWIFT member Paula Eiselt, is now available to stream on Prime Video, iTunes, Google Play, and VUDU. 93Queen follows Rachel “Ruchie” Freier, a no-nonsense Hasidic lawyer and mother of six who is determined to shake up the “boys club” in her Hasidic community by creating Ezras Nashim, the first all-female ambulance corps. in NYC. The film was previously broadcast on PBS. Watch the film.
A Different Sun, Costume Designed by NYWIFT member Jevyn Nelms, is available to stream on Amazon Prime Video. The film follows a Chinese family’s struggles to acclimate to a new culture after immigrating to Germany from Shanghai. Eastern and Western culture clash as the husband, wife and daughter all struggle in their own ways in their strange new home. Watch the film.
Truth and Reconciliation: Womyn Working It Out is a collective piece of theatre that includes multiple 10-minute plays and songs by and about womyn. The collective performance comes from NYWIFT member Tonya Pinkins, with each play containing different ways womyn oppress each other and how they find ways to heal. The production will run from Oct 3 – 6 at The Tank in NYC. Purchase tickets.
What If… Then What, a new short film from NYWIFT member Squeaky Moore, has been selected to screen at the Newark International Film Festival. The film, which also recently won Best Film at the Strong Chance Film Festival, tells the dramatic story of a friendship torn apart by bullying. Cameron, an 11-year old boy is pushed to the limit after constant bullying from his best friend’s basketball team. The film will screen as part of the 4pm Short’s Block on Sept 6. Purchase tickets.
Crying F.U. Lady Rap, a short film from NYWIFT member Pat Ceasar, will screen at the Silver State Film Festival in Las Vegas, NV. With a sense of humor, the film follows a woman who owns her election night tears, so we can understand how the people in power’s lies can hurt us all while driving others crazy. Until we realize our vote can stop this madness. The film will screen Sept 6 in the 4pm Short’s Block. Purchase tickets.
NYWIFT member and actress Eve Austin will appear in two films that will screen at the Northeast Film Festival in Teaneck, NJ. Three For The Road, a short film that follows three strong, independent, intelligent women that are all seeking spiritual enlightenment, sexual healing and unlikely adventures, will screen on Friday Sept 6 in the 1pm Short’s Block. SARAH Q, a feature film about a young girl from a small town who moves to New York City to pursue her dream of becoming an actress, will screen Saturday Sept 7 at 4pm. After party to follow. Purchase tickets for both films.
Top of the Island Micro Film Festival, produced by NYWIFT member Arlene Schulman, will be held in Inwood Hill Park. The film festival will feature short films and Q&As from women who make films in uptown Manhattan. The festival will be held on Sept 8 from 1-3pm. The event is free but seats are limited and RSVP is required. Contact Paysonfilms@gmail.com to RSVP.
My Dinner with Schwartzey, a short film from NYWIFT members Penny Jackson (Writer, Producer) and Melissa Skirboll (Writer, Director, Producer), is an official selection at the Golden Door Film Festival in Jersey City, NJ. The film follows Fiona, a 16-year old who dreams of fame and fortune. When she becomes the “special friend” of Schwartzey, a powerful music producer with a penchant for teenage girls, she’s introduced to a surreal scene filled with the rich and famous and fueled by sex ‘n drugs ‘n rock and roll. The film will screen on Sept 22 as part of the 2pm Short’s Block. Purchase tickets.
NYWIFT member Yhá Mourhia Wright has released the official teaser trailer for her new digital series, #LoveMyRoomie. Watch the trailer. The series is a reboot of the digital sketch show by the same name. Learn more.
NYWIFT member Gaia Visnar, was recently nominated for the New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Actress in a Leading Role for her performance of Claire in Jean Genet’s classic The Maids. The show ran at The Seeing Place Theater in New York in March and May 2019. Alongside her co-actors Erin Cronican and Christine Redhead, the production was also nominated for Outstanding Ensemble and Outstanding Revival of a Play.
The IT Awards have celebrated the vibrant and creative theatre community for the past 15 years. The official announcement took place at (Le) Poisson Rouge on Monday, July 29.
A Moment in Time, written, directed, and produced by NYWIFT member Kathy Fleig, will be screening as part of the Big Apple Film Festival on Aug 28 in the 7 pm Short’s block. The film tells the story of a young woman in Brooklyn who finds an old photo that transports her to the life of her 1918 counterpart, allowing her to move beyond the hurt of her recent breakup. Purchase tickets.
New member and Award Winning Music Supervisor Rebecca Grierson and her team recently Supervised Oscar nominated Director ‘Yorgos Lanthimos’ latest short film ’Nimic’ a collaboration between Merman, Mini and Droga 5. The 12 minute short film stars Matt Dillon and rising star Daphne Patakia. This is SixtyFour Music’s fourth successful collaboration with Yorgos Lanthimos, having previously worked together on his award-winning films The Favourite, The Lobster and The Killing of a Sacred Deer. Rebecca launched SixtyFour in New York in 2017, she has recently launched the US film and TV division, please get in touch with her if you are looking for a Music Supervisor for your next project. firstname.lastname@example.org .
A Second Embrace, a short film by NYWIFT member Nairoby Otero, is an official selection at The Big Apple Film Festival. The film, which Otero wrote, produced, and co-stars in, will screen on Thursday, Aug 29 at 5pm. Purchase tickets.
NYWIFT member Caitlin McCarthy (www.caitlinmccarthy.com)’s screenplay Wonder Drug has advanced into the Semifinal Round of the 2019 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, one of only 149 entries to advance from the Quarterfinal Round. During the Semifinals, four Academy members, drawn from a variety of branches, will read Wonder Drug. From 10 to 15 Semifinalists will be selected as Finalists. All Semifinalists will be included in the Nicholl contact list that is forwarded in the fall to agents, development executives, managers, and producers who request it.
NYWIFT member and Award Winning Music Supervisor Rebecca Grierson and her team recently Supervised Oscar-nominated Director ‘Yorgos Lanthimos’ latest short film Nimic a collaboration between Merman, Mini and Droga 5. The 12-minute short film stars Matt Dillon and rising star Daphne Patakia.
This is SixtyFour Music’s fourth successful collaboration with Yorgos Lanthimos, having previously worked together on his award-winning films The Favourite, The Lobster and The Killing of a Sacred Deer. Rebecca launched SixtyFour in New York in 2017, she has recently launched the US film and TV division, please get in touch with her if you are looking for a Music Supervisor for your next project. email@example.com
Loveseat, a narrative short written and directed by NYWIFT member Grace Kim will screen at the Sidewalk Film Festival in Birmingham, AL on Aug 24 as part of the comedy shorts block. The film, starring Victor Cruz and Schann Mobley, follows the journey of a lonely, middle-aged man who sets out in search of his soul mate after what he believes to be a fateful encounter with a banana. Watch the trailer. The film will also have two local Brooklyn screenings later this fall at the Ocktober Film Festival and Revolution Me Film Festival. Purchase tickets for Sidewalk Film Fest.
Queens, a new comedy pilot, will premiere as an official selection of the New Jersey Web Fest. The pilot comes from NYWIFT members Cindy Chu (Star, Writer, Exec. Producer) and Nicole Gomez Fisher (Director, Producer). Queens is a brash comedy that follows the friendship of three Asian-American Queens natives as they struggle to accept that adulting isn’t what their immigrant parents taught them it would be. Watch the trailer. The screening will be held in Montclair, NJ at The Clairidge Theater Sept 20-22.
Congrats to the NYWIFT Members Nominated for the News & Documentary Emmy Awards
The 2019 News & Documentary Emmy Awards have released the full list of nominations for their 40th awards show. NYWIFT is happy to share that a number of our members have been nominated in a variety of categories! The ceremony will be held on Sept. 24 in Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall in Manhattan. There are 10 NYWIFT members nominated in 10 different categories this year – some of whom have received multiple nominations! See the list of NYWIFT members who were nominated. If you were nominated and we missed you please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can update the listing. If you missed our listing of NYWIFT members nominated for the Primetime Emmy Awards you can check it out here.
NYWIFT member Sarah Cronk directed and produced The Bridge Play, which is running as part of Summer Shorts: Series A at 59E59 Theaters. Series A runs through Aug 25. In The Bridge Play, a man stands at the edge of the George Washington Bridge and is about to jump, when an unexpected stranger interrupts him. See the schedule and buy tickets.
NYWIFT member and professional stunt performer Cheryl Lewis has proposed a panel entitled Discipline & Perseverance: The Black Female Stunt Performer to be featured at the South by Southwest Festival! The panel will be a positive, informative discussion surrounding the black, female stunt performer. The unique perspective and insight offered in this panel aims to serve aspiring stunt performers and filmmakers. Create a free SXSW account and vote for the panel.
Lady Hunters, a short film from NYWIFT member Angela Atwood, is now available to stream on Amazon Prime as part of the Shevenge Anthology. Atwood wrote, directed, and stars in the horror-comedy film. Three girlfriends on a mom’s weekend retreat learn of a heinous sex crime where the perpetrators were let off easy. The women soon find themselves taking justice into their own hands. Watch the film.
Undocumented, a documentary from first-time filmmaker and NYWIFT member Patricia Shih, had its second screening at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA on July 27. The film screened as part of the Camera as Witness series Human Dignity – Faces of Immigration and was very well attended at the Cubberley Auditorium in the School of Education. Patricia, along with 2 immigration attorneys, took part in a Q&A panel before and after the screening. They were interviewed by Jasmina Bojic, producer of the United Nations Assn. Film Festival, who recommended “Undocumented” to be shown again in this series.
Roxie Theater in San Francisco screened Undocumented to another well-attended crowd on July 30. The film screened as part of a fundraiser for The Dreamer Fund, a scholarship to the Master’s Program in Migrant Studies at the University of San Francisco. Dr. Bill Ong Hing, professor and immigration attorney at USF, interviewed Patricia after the screening.
In addition, Undocumented was a finalist for the “Best Documentary Feature” and “First-time Filmmaker” Awards at the Olympus Film Festival in Hollywood, CA.
NYWIFT member Priscilla J. (“Sally”) Mattison, Of Counsel to Bernard M. Resnick, Esq., P.C., co-wrote an article entitled The Reality of Reality Television Competition Programs, which was published in the July/August 2019 issue of “The Pennsylvania Lawyer”. She has also joined the Board of Directors of Pennsylvania Public Radio Associates, Inc./Echoes.