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NYWIFT Masterclass Series: Post-Production with Company 3

Join us for the next NYWIFT Masterclass series with the award-winning world-renowned post-production team at Company3. Discover the history of the post-production process, the latest advancements in color correction technology, best practices for how to communicate with your post team, and what to keep in mind as you budget for the finishing touches on your film.

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NYWIFT Talks: 2024 Tribeca Festival

Join us for NYWIFT Talks, as we head to the 2024 Tribeca Festival, highlighting our very own NYWIFT Members with projects at this year’s festival. We'll be in conversation with Audrey Rosenberg, Geneva Peschka, Lauren Wimbush and Kristi Zea. Moderated by NYWIFT Board Member Okema T. Moore.

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NYWIFT Masterclass Series: Sports Producing

Join NYWIFT for our Masterclass Series: Sports Producing with Award-Winning Television Producer Justine Gubar. In this series of three masterclasses, through case studies and conversations, creators will learn the process of creating and producing sports documentaries and sports content production. 

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NYWIFT Talks: 2024 ReelAbilities Film Festival

Join us for NYWIFT Talks to discuss ReelAbilities Film Festival: New York taking place April 3-10, 2024. We’ll speak with Isaac Zablocki (ReelAbilities Director and Co-Founder), Ravit Turjeman (ReelAbilities Chief Operating Officer), and Xian Horn about what’s in store for this year’s festival, their upcoming Industry Summit, and the importance of disability representation and accessibility in all forms of media. This conversation will be moderated by NYWIFT CEO Cynthia Lopez.

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NYWIFT Talks: The Importance of Intimacy Directors/Coordinators on Set

Join NYWIFT for a candid conversation with Intimacy Directors/Coordinators on the importance of their roles on film sets. Speakers included will be Rocío Mendez (Award Winning Actor, Fight and Intimacy director), Divya Johnson (Intimacy coordinator 1st Black IC (1st enby) 1st Black ID on Broadway & SAG Stunt Performer), and Alicia Rodis (Intimacy Director and Coordinator). Moderated by NYWIFT Board Member Zenaida Mendez

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NYWIFT Talks: After the Picket Line: The Continued Road to Pay Equity and Sustainability

Join us for NYWIFT Talks co-presented with Woodstock Film Festival, as we continue the conversation on the road to pay equity and sustainability for creatives. Panelists include Rebecca Damon (SAG-AFTRA Executive Director, New York Local, Labor Policy & International); Linda Powell (SAG-AFTRA Executive Vice President); Sarah Montana (Writers Guild of America, East); and Celine Robinson (Television writer, Co-Executive Producer, WGAE member). Moderated by Thelma Adams, writer, a two-time Chair of the New York Film Critics Circle.

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NYWIFT Talks: Celebrating Black Women in Media

Embrace the richness of Black History Month with NYWIFT! Join us for an enlightening journey as we pay tribute to the incredible accomplishments of Black women in media. In an engaging and candid conversation with Latasha Gillespie, Christina Norman, and Alicin Williamson we'll delve into the profound influence Black women have wielded across the industry, exploring the depths of their contributions and the profound mark they've left. Moderated by NYWIFT Board President & Executive Director of Black Public Media, Leslie Fields-Cruz.

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NYWIFT Masterclass Series: On-Camera Audition Technique with Casting Director Amy Gossels

Join NYWIFT and esteemed Casting Director Amy Gossels for a two part Masterclass on February 16th and 23rd where you will learn innovative on-camera audition technique that will elevate your auditions and gain coveted industry insight to boost your career.

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NYWIFT’s Science in Motion Screening Series: ‘Space: The Longest Goodbye’

Join NYWIFT on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 for a screening of Space: The Longest Goodbye followed by a conversation with director Ido Mizrahy, producer Valda Witt, and astronuat Cady Coleman. Moderated by NYWIFT CEO Cynthia Lopez.

Space: The Longest Goodbye is a groundbreaking documentary that follows a psychologist tasked with protecting future crew members from the mental toll that the three year journey to Mars would take.

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NYWIFT’s Science in Motion Screening Series: ‘To the End’

Join NYWIFT on Tuesday, February 6, 2024 for a screening of To The End followed by a conversation with director Rachel Lears and producer Sabrina Schmidt Gordon. Moderated by NYWIFT Board Member, Kim Jackson.

Filmed over four years of hope and crisis, To the End captures the emergence of a new generation of leaders and the movement behind the most sweeping climate change legislation in U.S. history.

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NYWIFT’s Science in Motion Screening Series: ‘My Love Affair with Marriage’

Join NYWIFT Tuesday, February 20, 2024 for a screening of My Love Affair with Marriage followed by a conversation with director Signe Baumane.

Set in Eastern Europe, the award winning animated film, My Love Affair with Marriage tackles issues of gender, domestic violence, and fantasy as a woman journeys toward independence and liberation.

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NYWIFT’s Science in Motion Screening Series: ‘Every Body’

Join NYWIFT on Tuesday, February 27, 2024 for a screening of Every Body followed by a conversation with director Julie Cohen.

Every Body is a revelatory exploration of the lives of intersex people. The film tells the stories of three individuals who have moved from childhoods marked by shame, secrecy, and non-consensual surgeries to thriving adulthoods after each decided to set aside medical advice to keep their bodies a secret and instead came out as their authentic selves.

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NYWIFT’s Science in Motion Screening Series: ’93Queen’

Join NYWIFT on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 for a screening of 93Queen followed by a conversation with director Paula Eiselt. Moderated by NYWIFT President's Circle Chair, Jamie Zelermyer.

Set in the Hasidic enclave of Borough Park, Brooklyn, 93QUEEN follows a group of tenacious Hasidic women who are smashing the patriarchy in their community by creating the first all-female volunteer ambulance corps in New York City. With unprecedented — and insider — access, 93QUEEN offers up a unique portrayal of empowered women who are taking matters into their own hands to change their own community from within.

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NYWIFT’s Science in Motion Screening Series: ‘Chilly & Milly’ & ‘Over-Flow’

Join NYWIFT on Tuesday, March 12, 2024 for a screening of two short films, Chilly and Milly and Over-Flow followed by a conversation with Over-Flow director Elizabeth Ramjit.

Chilly & Milly is an animated documentary about a devoted caretaker, her chronically ill husband, and the power of undying love.

Over-Flow is a documentary that explores accountability in the Caribbean nation where a lack of environmental regulations and a culture of littering exacerbated the natural disaster.

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NYWIFT Industry Screening: ‘Plan C’ at NYU

Join NYWIFT at NYU for an Industry Screening of Plan C, a documentary that features the Plan C campaign activists and providers who began to mail abortion pills during the pandemic, continuing their critically important work in the face of crumbling reproductive rights and access across the US. Screening will be followed by a discussion with director Tracy Droz Tragos, Professor of Law at University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School Kate Shaw, and NYU School of Law, Reproductive Justice Clinic Sarah Wheeler. Moderated by NYWIFT CEO Cynthia Lopez.

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The Basics of Financial Planning

Join us on January 29th at 5pm EST as Gail Linn, CFP® and William Fischer, CFP® present The Basics of Financial Planning. This presentation will be a refresher on all of the basics that you need to know with respect to your personal financial planning. This event is FREE and open exclusively to NYWIFT members. Advance registration required.

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NYWIFT Salon Conversation ‘The Art of Recreating NYC in The Gilded Age’

Join NYWIFT for a salon conversation with the production and design team of HBO's The Gilded Age at the historic NYC Roosevelt House. Speakers will include Costume Designer Kasia Walicka Maimone and Producers Holly Rymon and Claire Shanley. Moderated by NYWIFT CEO Cynthia Lopez

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NYWIFT Masterclass Series: Feature Film Budgeting

Join NYWIFT for our inaugural Masterclass Series: Feature Film Budgeting with Producer/Line Producer Sirad Balducci

In this three-part masterclass, we will demystify the budgeting process, offering insights into script breakdown, shoot schedules and cover fundamental budgeting basics. We'll explore how to effectively collaborate with producers, directors, department heads, and impart strategies to align your movie's production plan with the creative vision of the project.

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