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2018 Hamptons International Film Festival Bestows Accolades On Filmmakers

2018 Hamptons International Film Festival Bestows Accolades On Filmmakers

The Hamptons International Film Festival announced Monday morning the winning films in its competition categories, among other prizes…Anne Chaisson, the executive director of HIFF, presented Terry Lawler, the outgoing executive director of New York Women in Film and Television, with the first Industry Advocate for Women Award.[…]

#MeToo a year later: Where is Hollywood now? For some, it's still 'lip service'

#MeToo a year later: Where is Hollywood now? For some, it's still 'lip service'

There’s a consensus in Hollywood: Change is slow and it’s coming, but the industry can’t afford to let the gas run out. And it might. A year ago, the #MeToo movement took flight as The New York Times and The New Yorker published stories cracking open the decades-long predation of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. Since then, the producer has been banished from the glitterati’s ranks, and more victims began speaking up about the horrors behind Hollywood’s doors. […]

New York Women in Film & Television Announces The 2018-2019 NYWIFT Board Members

New York Women in Film & Television Announces The 2018-2019 NYWIFT Board Members

New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) is pleased to announce the results of the 2018 Board of Directors election. As a nonprofit 501c3 public charity, NYWIFT is governed by an 18-member board of directors. Board members serve on committees in the areas of Development, Membership, Communications, Programming and Special Events. The board is elected by the membership. […]

NYWIFT: “Women Calling the Shots” Photo Exhibit Concludes NYWIFT’s 40th Anniversary Year

NYWIFT: “Women Calling the Shots” Photo Exhibit Concludes NYWIFT’s 40th Anniversary Year

This year, New York Women in Film & Television’s (NYWIFT) 40th anniversary ended with a reception and photography exhibit entitled “Women Calling the Shots.” The 30 photographs displayed at the WhiteBox nonprofit space were submitted by NYWIFT members. Each one captures a moment in time while they are working in their respective fields of television and film. […]

Participants Named for Writers Lab, Backed by Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman

Participants Named for Writers Lab, Backed by Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman

The Writers Lab, backed by Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman, has unveiled it dozen 2018 participants — all women writers over 40, Variety has learned exclusively. The program is the only lab devoted exclusively to women writers over 40, with the goal of fighting both ageism and sexism. The Writers Lab 2018 is produced by IRIS and New York Women in Film & Television, in collaboration with  […]

Here's How to Get Your Documentary on Television

Here's How to Get Your Documentary on Television

There are many avenues available for documentary filmmakers who are looking to get their films out into the world. CNN and POV (Public Broadcasting Service) provide two examples of TV broadcasting platforms to consider. During the panel, “Television Opportunities for Documentary Filmmakers” at NYWIFT’s (New York Women in Film and Television) Film Financing Day, advice was given on this very matter […]

How to Know if Your Documentary is in Need of a Sales Agent

How to Know if Your Documentary is in Need of a Sales Agent

Documentary filmmakers know, that in order to make a film, we have to wear many hats. We’re often a combination of directors, producers, cinematographers, sound operators, and editors…and due to low budgets, we even find ourselves as accountants, production assistants, and grant writers; the list goes on and on. We can’t be experts in every field, and in some cases, it can be vital to delegate the tasks to someone else […]

New York Women in Film & Television Announces 2018 NYWIFT Ha Phuong Scholarship Recipients

New York Women in Film & Television Announces 2018 NYWIFT Ha Phuong Scholarship Recipients

New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) is pleased to announce the latest recipients of NYWIFT Scholarships and Awards. With support from the Ha Phuong Foundation this year, the newly re-branded NYWIFT Ha Phuong Scholarships provide a $5,000 scholarship each year to a second-year female film student at the Brooklyn College Feirstein School of Cinema, City College of New York, Columbia University, New York University, and the Stony Brook/Killer Films MFA in Film program. […]

NYWIFT’s AfriAmerican Immigrant Screening: Local Stories, Global Themes – Madeline Johnson reports (Exclusive Guest Post)

NYWIFT’s AfriAmerican Immigrant Screening: Local Stories, Global Themes – Madeline Johnson reports (Exclusive Guest Post)

In Astoria’s historic Kaufman Studios, filmmakers from the African diaspora shared local stories that reverberated deep into universal themes and questions as part of the fourth annual New York Women in Film & Television’s (NYWIFT) Women Filmmakers: Immigrant Stories screening on May 31, 2018[…]

New York Women in Film & TV Announce 2018 Designing Women Honorees

New York Women in Film & TV Announce 2018 Designing Women Honorees

This year’s New York Women in Film & Television Designing Women Awards Gala, which honors makeup artists, hair stylists, and costume designers, will be held May 21 with some special guests. The 19th annual event, co-presented by Variety, will welcome actresses Nia Long, Christine Ebersole, and Debra Monk as presenters, with comedian Sunda Croonquist as emcee for the evening. […]

Film series puts projects showing 'NYC immigrant experience' in spotlight

Film series puts projects showing 'NYC immigrant experience' in spotlight

A free film series highlighting the work and stories of female immigrants has returned to New York City for the fourth year, with screening dates expected through June. The Women Filmmakers: Immigrant Stories festival, which kicked off last week, rounds up movies and TV scripts that delve into the “NYC immigrant experience” within the five boroughs from varying perspectives, […]

Women Filmmakers: Immigrant Stories

Women Filmmakers: Immigrant Stories

NEW YORK, NY (April 12, 2018) – Women Filmmakers: Immigrant Stories, the acclaimed screening series featuring films directed and/or produced by women telling the stories of NYC immigrants, returns for a fourth season. Funded by the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs, City Council Member Robert Holden and City Council Member Joseph Borelli as part of the Cultural Immigrant Initiative of the New York City Council, this year’s Immigrant Stories Series has expanded to include programs in both Queens and Staten Island. […]

USA TODAY Exclusive Survey Reveals Shocking Statistic of Sexual Misconduct in Hollywood

USA TODAY Exclusive Survey Reveals Shocking Statistic of Sexual Misconduct in Hollywood

MCLEAN, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–USA TODAY, part of Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI), published an exclusive survey with the alarming finding that 94% of the women questioned had experienced some form of sexual harassment or assault in their careers in Hollywood. USA TODAY partnered with The Creative Coalition, Women in Film and Television, and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center to conduct the survey, which focused specifically on Hollywood. […]

Nicole Kidman Lends Her Support to The Writers Lab

Nicole Kidman Lends Her Support to The Writers Lab

Nicole Kidman is lending her support to The Writers Lab, which supports women screenwriters over 40 by providing mentoring from leading filmmakers. The Writers Lab was launched in 2015, with funding from Meryl Streep, who has continued to provide support every year since its inception. Kidman follows the example of past supporters, such as Oprah Winfrey, who have matched Streep’s donation. […]

The Fight for Equality at the Sundance Film Festival

The Fight for Equality at the Sundance Film Festival

In the wake of sexual harassment scandals plaguing the entertainment industry–several groups at the Sundance Film Festival are stepping up their fight for equality. Out of 122 feature films premiering at Sundance, 37 percent are directed by women: (Murphy) “We want to highlight women, we want to feature women, but we understand that there are problems in the industry.” Amid the “Me Too movement”–  […]

 

HP Foundation to Fund New York Women in Film & Television Young Female Filmmaker Initiative

HP Foundation to Fund New York Women in Film & Television Young Female Filmmaker Initiative

New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) is pleased to announce the receipt of a generous donation of more than $50,000 from The HP Foundation. The HP Foundation is one of the largest of its kind and is the culmination of Vietnamese actor, singer, writer, philanthropist and NYWIFT member Ha Phuong (HP)’s passion for music and her fierce devotion to supporting young people’s causes. […]

New York Women In Film & Television Invite Women Screenwriters Over 40 To Participate in The 2018 Writers Lab Funded by Meryl Streep

New York Women In Film & Television Invite Women Screenwriters Over 40 To Participate in The 2018 Writers Lab Funded by Meryl Streep

New York Women in Film & Television and IRIS announce  THE WRITERS LAB FOR WOMEN SCREENWRITERS OVER 40 are now open for submissions. The Acclaimed Program for Women Over 40 Is Now in Its Fourth Year.The Writers Lab returns in 2018, once again with funding from Oscar winner and NYWIFT Muse honoree Meryl Streep. The Writers Lab, established for women screenwriters over the age of 40 […]

Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul Speaks at New York Women in Film & Television’s Muse Awards

Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul Speaks at New York Women in Film & Television’s Muse Awards

Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul kicked off the New York Women in Film & Television’s (NYWIFT) 38th Annual Muse Awards lunch on Dec. 14 by recognizing the vision and achievements of the women who work in New York’s entertainment industry. “You are the ones who can use your art and talents to put a spotlight on what is going on in society today,” […]

Judith Light Praises 'Truth-Telling,' 'Courage' in Hollywood at New York Women in Film & Television Event

Judith Light Praises 'Truth-Telling,' 'Courage' in Hollywood at New York Women in Film & Television Event

As always and even more so today, women in our business are taking up the mantle of courage and truth-telling and consciousness and they move and inspire me,” Judith Light said on stage at the New York Women in Film & Television’s 38th annual Muse Awards on Thursday. “We are awake now in a way we have never been before.” Light avoided the red carpet because she did not want to talk “Transparent,” according to the org’s publicist on the carpet. […]

Laura Dern Says It’s ‘Really Exciting’ That Star Wars: The Last Jedi Has Strong Female Leads

Laura Dern Says It’s ‘Really Exciting’ That Star Wars: The Last Jedi Has Strong Female Leads

Laura Dern is all smiles while striking a pose at the 2017 Muse Awards held at New York Hilton Midtown on Thursday (December 14) in New York City. The 50-year-old actress was honored at the annual gala holiday luncheon celebrating the vision and achievements of women who work in the entertainment industry. […]

Judith Light delivers powerful speech about Hollywood reckoning

Judith Light delivers powerful speech about Hollywood reckoning

Judith Light gave an emotional speech about women rising up in the entertainment industry upon accepting an honor at New York Women in Film & Television’s annual Muse Awards on Thursday. “As always, and even more so today, women in our business and in our world are taking up the mantle of courage and truth telling and consciousness and they move and inspire me,” said Light, tearing up as she spoke. […]

New York Women in Film & Television to Honor Laura Dern, Judith Light, Others at Muse Awards

New York Women in Film & Television to Honor Laura Dern, Judith Light, Others at Muse Awards

New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT), which focuses on gender equality in the New York entertainment industry, will celebrate its 40th anniversary by honoring six leading women in entertainment at the 38th Annual Muse Awards on Dec. 14 at the New York Hilton Midtown. The gala, emceed by Nancy Giles, will honor women who have made strides in film, television, and digital media. […]

Watch NYWIFT’s Fall Shorts Festival Online Now

Watch NYWIFT’s Fall Shorts Festival Online Now

Want to check out a film festival without the hassle of ordering tickets, waiting in long lines, and dressing up? You’re in luck. You can experience the New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) Fall Shorts Festival from the comfort of your home, so put on some pajamas, order a pizza, and enjoy. WIFT’s first-ever online film fest runs through November 17. The lineup consists of 74 projects by NYWIFT members.  […]

Industry Leaders, New York Legislators Urge Governor to Sign Diversity Tax Credit Bill

Industry Leaders, New York Legislators Urge Governor to Sign Diversity Tax Credit Bill

Leaders of New York’s film and TV production community and local legislators called on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign the TV diversity tax credit bill that would earmark $5 million in state incentives in an effort to open doors for more women and people of color as writers and directors. […]

Meryl Streep, Oprah Winfrey-Funded Writers Lab Selects Projects

Meryl Streep, Oprah Winfrey-Funded Writers Lab Selects Projects

Twelve projects have been selected to participate in The Writers Lab, produced by New York Women in Film and Television and IRIS, an organization that promotes female voices in fictional film. Meryl Streep and Oprah Winfrey fund the program, entering its third year, which bills itself as the only lab in the world devoted to providing script development for women writers over the age of 40. […]

Hollywood is ignoring women over the age of 45, and these experts know why

Hollywood is ignoring women over the age of 45, and these experts know why

A new study finds that sexism remains alive and well in Hollywood — especially against older women. A report released Monday by the Media, Diversity and Social Change Initiative at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism found that of the top 100 grossing films of 2016, just 34 had women in leading roles. Women over the age of 45 constituted just eight of those 34 films. […]

New York Women in Film & Television Announces New Board President Simone Pero

New York Women in Film & Television Announces New Board President Simone Pero

New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) is pleased to announce Simone Pero as the new President of its board of directors as of July 1, 2017. Pero was most recently Vice President of Special Events, and previously Vice President of Membership. She is founder of For Impact Productions, a social impact film marketing and production company. […]

New York State Adds Diversity Reports to Film Tax Credit Application

New York State Adds Diversity Reports to Film Tax Credit Application

In a push to encourage diversity across New York State’s film and television industry, applications for the New York State Film Tax Credit Program now include two new forms that will provide critical information to support that effort.  The forms, which are optional for applicants, will gather additional hiring and vendor information to help direct development of industry-inclusive programs and policies: […]

Women Directors Play Lead Role in Stony Brook Film Festival This Summer

Women Directors Play Lead Role in Stony Brook Film Festival This Summer

Bucking the age-old Hollywood gender trend of male directors dominating the big screen, Stony Brook Film Festival is taking a decidedly female turn this summer by choosing an unprecedented number of films directed by women. And that wasn’t necessarily the plan. They were just the best films submitted, said Alan Inkles, founder and director of the Stony Brook Film Festival  […]

Carmen Ejogo at NYWIFT's Designing Women

Carmen Ejogo at NYWIFT's Designing Women

Actress Carmen Ejogo at New York Women in Film and Television’s 2017 Designing Women Gala. Topic: Gaining experience in acting when you are within an underrepresented group. […]

New York Women in Film & Television Announces 2017 Designing Women Honorees

New York Women in Film & Television Announces 2017 Designing Women Honorees

Makeup artist Kyra Panchenko (“Snatched,” “The Girl on the Train,” “Kill Bill”), hair stylist Melissa Forney (“Hidden Figures,” “Empire,” “Selma”), and costume designer Melissa Toth (“Manchester by the Sea,” “The Visitor,” “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”) have been named the 2017 Designing Women honorees, presented annually by New York Women in Film & Television. […]

Apply Now for NYWIFT Fund for Women Filmmakers Grants

Apply Now for NYWIFT Fund for Women Filmmakers Grants

The New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) Fund for Women Filmmakers is now accepting submissions for its 2017 grants. According to a NYWIFT press release, female filmmakers are welcome to apply to four different categories: the Loreen Arbus Disability Awareness grant, In-Kind Post Production grants, the Nancy Malone Marketing and Promotion (MAP) grant, and the Ravenal Foundation Feature Film grant. […]

SVA's Dusty Awards Presenters Announced

SVA's Dusty Awards Presenters Announced

Reeves Lehman, chair of the Film and Animation BFA programs at New York’s School of Visual Arts, and award-winning producer Annie Flocco — director of SVA’s 28th Dusty Film & Animation Festival — have revealed this year’s prestigious Dusty Awards presenters. The event will once again be hosted by media personality Valerie Smaldone, and is set for May 8 at 6:30 p.m. EST at the SVA Theatre, streaming online at dusty.sva.edu. […]

Attention, Screenwriters: New Opportunities for Horror, TV and Women Over 40 — Roundup

Attention, Screenwriters: New Opportunities for Horror, TV and Women Over 40 — Roundup

Every week, IndieWire’s Filmmaker Toolkit rounds up the latest in opportunities that can help those looking to advance projects or get a career started in the film industry. The following grants, labs, fellowships, contests and other non-profit opportunities could be a great way to help kickstart your movie and TV dreams. […]

Women Filmmakers: Immigrant Stories - Acclaimed NYWIFT Screening Series Returns February 27th

Women Filmmakers: Immigrant Stories - Acclaimed NYWIFT Screening Series Returns February 27th

Women Filmmakers: Immigrant Stories Series, the acclaimed screening series featuring films directed and/or produced by women telling the stories of NYC immigrants. Funded by the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley as part of the Cultural Immigrant Initiative of the New York City Council, this year’s Immigrant Stories Series has received extra funding to expand the series to include two screening programs per month through June 2017.

Passing Straight: What being queer means for women working in television, both behind and in front of the camera (

Passing Straight: What being queer means for women working in television, both behind and in front of the camera (

My agent’s assistant once told me in a meeting that my agent “thinks that you can only play lesbian characters.” Even though my agent was a gay man he assumed that because I had short, spiky hair I would be seen as lesbian, and therefore more easily cast in lesbian roles. According to GLAAD’s most recent “Where Are We on TV” report, only 33 percent of the 4 percent of LGBT characters in primetime programming on broadcast networks are actually lesbians. So to be typecast would mean fewer jobs for me.

Meryl Streep Supports The Writers Lab for Women Screenwriters Over 40 (Again)

Meryl Streep Supports The Writers Lab for Women Screenwriters Over 40 (Again)

Once again, three-time Oscar winner Meryl Streep is putting her money where her mouth is. For the third year in a row, the actress is supporting The Writers Lab, a program for women screenwriters over the age of 40. Streep has divulged that as soon as she turned 40, she was immediately offered a number of witch roles, a disturbing but predictable indication of how Hollywood sees aging women: wrinkly and monstrous. We’re betting these depictions have something to do with the fact that the overwhelming majority of screenwriters who get hired to pen high-profile films are men.

Dispatches from NYWIFT 37th Annual Muse Awards Honoring Women in Film, Television & Media

Dispatches from NYWIFT 37th Annual Muse Awards Honoring Women in Film, Television & Media

The New York Women in Film and Television (NYWIFT) had it’s 37th annual Muse Awards gala luncheon on Thursday, December 8 at the Hilton hotel in New York City, to recognize and celebrate extraordinary women for their achievements, talent and vision in the entertainment industry.

Bloomberg Media COO Jacki Kelley honored with Muse Award

Bloomberg Media COO Jacki Kelley honored with Muse Award

At a star-studded gathering yesterday, New York Women in Film and Television honored five inspiring women with its annual Muse Award. Along with actors Mary-Louise Parker, Debi Mazar and Martha Plimpton, and Firelight Media founder Marcia Smith, Bloomberg Media’s COO Jacki Kelley was recognized for her visionary leadership. […]

After Trump election, women in media urge protection of free speech

After Trump election, women in media urge protection of free speech

President-elect Donald Trump cast a shadow on the 37th annual New York Women in Film and Television’s Muse Awards luncheon on December 8. The gala recognizes and celebrates the achievements of women in the film, television and digital media industries. Some of this year’s six honorees flagged the election and state government actions at the Standing Rock pipeline protests in the Dakotas as aggressive acts against the media and free speech. […]

37th Muse Awards a Resounding Success

37th Muse Awards a Resounding Success

After a year which saw many setbacks for minorities and women, especially the disappointing results of the presidential election, the New York Women in Film and Television’s 37th annual Muse Awards, gave many women hope and courage to continue the good fight for equality in business, in politics, in civic life, and in the film and television industries. […]

CBS Sunday Morning's Calendar: Week of December 5

CBS Sunday Morning's Calendar: Week of December 5

Thursday’s the day our own Nancy Giles hosts the annual New York Women in Film and Television Muse Awards gala. 36th Annual Muse Awards, December 8, 11:30 a.m., at the Hilton New York. New York Women in Film and Television. […]

Mary Louise Parker, Martha Plimpton, and More Honored at NYWIFT Muse Awards

Mary Louise Parker, Martha Plimpton, and More Honored at NYWIFT Muse Awards

New York Women in Film and Television will hold its 37th annual Muse Awards Gala on December 8, and has announced the recipients of this year’s awards. The Muse Awards recognize and celebrate the achievements of women in the film, television, and digital media industries. Actress and CBS commentator Nancy Giles will host the ceremony’s events.

Catching Up with Debi Mazar

Catching Up with Debi Mazar

Debi Mazar stops by to chat about season 3 of her hit TVLand series “Younger,” upcoming NYWIFT Muse Award & more. (Published Monday, Nov 21, 2016 | Credit: New York Live) […]
New York Women in Film & Television Announces Muse Awards Honorees

New York Women in Film & Television Announces Muse Awards Honorees

New York Women in Film and Television’s 2016 Muse Awards gala luncheon is set for next month in New York City, with actress and CBS commentator Nancy Giles on board to recognize five stand-out women in the film, television, and digital media industries. […]

MoMA to Screen Films by NYWIFT's Women's Film Preservation Fund, Today

MoMA to Screen Films by NYWIFT's Women's Film Preservation Fund, Today

New York Women in Film & Television’s (NYWIFT) is pleased to announce that the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) has invited two films by the animator Jane Aaron, preserved by NYWIFT’s Women’s Film Preservation Fund (WFPF), to screen at To Save and Project, MoMA’s International Festival of Film Preservation. […]

New York Comedy Festival brings shows to Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx

New York Comedy Festival brings shows to Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx

New York is comedy central. The biggest names perform here often. The most iconic live franchise on TV shoots here. The city’s venues are legendary. So it stands to reason that organizers of the New York Comedy Festival, which kicks off its 13th edition on Nov. 1 and runs through Nov. 6, must think big. […]

Female Filmmakers Buck the Industry

Female Filmmakers Buck the Industry

One of the many surprises in “Wig Shop,” Kat Coiro’s compelling 15-minute contribution to the Hamptons International Film Festival’s program of shorts by female filmmakers, was Emily Mortimer’s performance as an Orthodox Jewish woman. […]

The 40th Anniversary Of "Charlie's Angels" . . . And The Uneasy History Of "Jiggle TV"

The 40th Anniversary Of "Charlie's Angels" . . . And The Uneasy History Of "Jiggle TV"

It’s been 40 years since Charlie’s Angels first premiered on ABC, catapulting the once struggling network to the number one spot and three relatively unknown actors to supernova stardom. Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith, and Kate Jackson assumed the roles of Jill Munroe, Kelly Garrett, and Sabrina Duncan, respectively, after a contentious battle with wary execs who weren’t convinced that women could carry a detective show on their own. […]

New York Women in Film & Television and IRIS collective announce 12 winning screenwriters

New York Women in Film & Television and IRIS collective announce 12 winning screenwriters

Female writers over the age of 40 are tapped to participate in The Writers Lab, funded by Meryl Streep […]

Meet The Women Making Your Favorite Shows Look Good

Meet The Women Making Your Favorite Shows Look Good

On June 13th, New York Women in Film & Television held their annual “Designing Women” event to celebrate and recognize women working in costume design, hairstyling and makeup in film, television, and digital media. This event is not only spectacular for spotlighting women in the film and television industry, but also those who work behind the scenes—often overlooked, but crucial to the final product. […]

Meet the Woman Behind the Makeup in Tyler Perry & Spike Lee Movies

Meet the Woman Behind the Makeup in Tyler Perry & Spike Lee Movies

Throughout her 20 plus years in the industry, makeup artist Anita Gibson has become one of the top film makeup artists in the industry without any traditional makeup schooling. Directors like Spike Lee and Tyler Perry rely on her expertise to make their stars look incredible on screen.  She just received an award at the 2016 New York Women in Film & Television’s Designing Women Awards, and now she’s sharing advice with us on how she managed to work her way up in the film industry and how you can too. Read her story, as told to Kayla Jackson, to see how she’s a legend in her own unique way: […]

Will Arnett, Ray Liotta, Maura Tierney Present at the Women in Film & TV Awards

Will Arnett, Ray Liotta, Maura Tierney Present at the Women in Film & TV Awards

Last eve, New York Women in Film & Television hosted its 17th Designing Women Awards Gala, which celebrates the leading ladies in costume design, makeup, and hairstyling who take their talents to the sets of big and small screen projects. Will ArnettLela LorenRay Liotta, and Maura Tierney presented costume designer Sarah Edwards, makeup artist Anita Gibson, hair stylist Rose Chatterton, and the crew of The Affair their honors, with comedian Jessica Kirson on emcee duty. Below, the best bits from each of the speeches, and the lowdown on the evening’s honorees […]

Hollywood Stars Speak Out in Effort to Combat Gender Pay Gap

Hollywood Stars Speak Out in Effort to Combat Gender Pay Gap

Actress Robin Wright made a splash when she revealed that it was only by threatening to go public that she was able to negotiate her House of Cards salary to be the same as that of her male co-star. Pay equity in Hollywood isn’t a new issue, but getting around it by sharing salary information might be a new way to combat it. […]

New York Women in Film & Television Announce Designing Women Honorees

New York Women in Film & Television Announce Designing Women Honorees

Makeup artist Anita Gibson, hair stylist Rose Chatterton and costume designer Sarah Edwards will be honored at New York Women in Film & Television’s 17th annual Designing Women Awards Gala June 13. Co-presented by Variety, the gala brings together names including Ray Liotta and Maura Tierney to recognize the make-up artists, hair designers and costume designers that create and oversee the diverse characters in film and TV. […]

Staten Island Documentary Gets Citywide Attention (Immigrant Screening Series)

Staten Island Documentary Gets Citywide Attention (Immigrant Screening Series)

A documentary about Staten Island students from immigrant families is reaching audiences across the city. NY1’s Aaron Dickens filed the following report. Gabriela Juarez-Aureoles says she has always felt welcome in her community because many of her classmates come from immigrant families like herself. […]

Meryl Streep to Fund The Writers Lab, Supporting Women Screenwriters Over 40 (EXCLUSIVE)

Meryl Streep to Fund The Writers Lab, Supporting Women Screenwriters Over 40 (EXCLUSIVE)

Meryl Streep, currently presiding over this year’s Berlin International Film Festival jury, has signed on once again to fund The Writers Lab, a four-day screenwriting retreat and development intensive for women screenwriters over the age of 40. […]

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