In this week's NYWIFT Talks, we discuss with the team behind Disney+'s latest film, Sneakerella. Join us for a conversation with Executive Producers Rachel Watanabe-Batton, and Jane Startz. This will be led by NYWIFT Board Member and Executive Director of Black Public Media Leslie Fields-Cruz. Learn more about the new film below.READ MORE
In honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Month, we are featuring two filmmakers that have marked their paths in film. Starting the month with Definition Please directed by Sujata Day. Followed by a conversation with director Sujata DayREAD MORE
On this week’s NYWIFT Talks, we're headed to the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival, highlighting filmmakers including our very own NYWIFT Members at this year's festival. This week, we are covering some short films in this year's film festival including Valentine, and more. In conversation with Directors Chris McNabb and Beck Kitsis, A.K. Sandhu, and more to be announced. Moderated by NYWIFT Program Manager, Barbara G Vasconez.READ MORE
In honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Month, we are featuring two filmmakers that have marked their paths in film, starting with Americanish followed by a conversation with Iman Zawahry (Director/Writer/Producer), Aizzah Fatima (Writer/Producer), and Roy Wol (Producer). Moderated by Harsh Pundit.
Welcome to America: Where dreams come true...ish. A break from the traditional romantic comedy, Americanish highlights different layers of womanhood as they intersect with cultural and societal expectations.READ MORE
Join us on Thursday, May 12th for NYWIFT Talks: Women Journalists on the Frontline. We'll be in conversation with journalists who have recently been on the front line in the war in Ukraine discussing their experiences on the ground and the unique challenges of being a woman war correspondent. In conversation with Maggie Rulli (ABC) and Salma Abdelaziz (CNN). Moderated by NYWIFT Board Member Christina Kiely.READ MORE
Social media posts are full of intellectual property – trademarks, copyrights, publicity rights and more. The temptation is great to connect with the buzz to maximize user engagement, but there is potential for infringement. Are there any rules (yes) guiding how to play in this space without getting the dreaded claim letter? We will discuss what answers there are and ideas for minimizing risk. Conversation with Elizabeth A. Corradino and David Rabinowitz of Moses & Singer LLP.READ MORE
On this week’s NYWIFT Talks, we sit down and chat with filmmaker, Ayana Baraka. Moderated by NYWIFT Board Member and Executive Director, Leslie Fields-Cruz.READ MORE
Join NYWIFT, SAG-AFTRA, FF2 Media, Women in the Arts & Media Coalition (WAMC), HerFlix, In Creative Company, Gotham and African-American Women in Cinema (AAWIC) for a screening of Coda in recognition of S.W.A.N. (Support Women Artists Now) Day, an annual event on the last Saturday of March that celebrates women artists.READ MORE
Gather together online with your NYWIFT colleagues at our March 2022 virtual speed networking mixer. We will be joined by our friends from Post New York Alliance!
Come ready to share creative ideas, suggestions, and contact info for further engagement.
We will begin the evening with a five-minute salon conversation to discuss PNYA's latest opportunities and initiatives, followed by about 90 minutes of speed networking, during which you will be randomly paired off with other attendees to network one-on-one.
On February 23 at 4pm ET, we'll speak with writer/director, Natalie Jasmine Harris to discuss her short, Pure<, now streaming on HBO Max!READ MORE
Gather together online with your NYWIFT colleagues at our February 2022 virtual speed networking mixer. We will be joined by our friends from Ghetto Film School's Roster!
Come ready to share creative ideas, suggestions, project pitches, and contact info for further engagement.
NYWIFT hangouts are a safe space to ask entertainment related questions, seek advice, employment and other industry opportunities. Prep your elevator pitch and get ready to make connections! As always, all members are welcome and encouraged to attend and mix, mingle and get to know our dynamic and talented members and staff in an informal setting.
On this week’s NYWIFT Talks, we're headed to the 2022 Sundance Film Festival...virtually! This week, we will be covering some highlights and updating you on new releases coming your way. We're speaking with some of our NYWIFT members with films at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. Speakers include Dawn Porter, Madeleine Olnek, Lois Vossen, Paula Eiselt, and Tonya Lewis Lee. Moderated by NYWIFT Executive Director, Cynthia Lopez.READ MORE
Welcome to NYWIFT Talks, a weekly series to bring updated news and vital information about the impact of COVID-19 and current events on the media and entertainment industry. Industry professionals will be in conversation discussing what you need to know about theatrical releases, digital advances, virtual tools, festival opportunities, production updates and more. NYWIFT Talks...READ MORE
NYWIFT invites you to a screening of MLK|FBI starting Monday, January 17th through Friday, January 21st. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is remembered today as an American hero: a bridge-builder, a shrewd political tactician, and a moral leader. Yet throughout his history-altering political career, he was often treated by U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies...READ MORE
Chances are you’ve already put together your list of goals and resolutions for the new year. But how do you go about finding the resources to accomplish them? How do you expand your network to best support your ventures?
Join the communities of New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT), The Gotham’s Owning It, and LMHQ for a networking mixer to find new resources, skills, and contacts — and share your own areas of expertise!
After brief introductions, participants will self-select into three rotating breakout sessions. Areas of focus will include fundraising, pitching, marketing, and business ownership. You will have the opportunity to ask fellow participants for resources and advice as well as provide your own resources to others.
Join your friends at NYWIFT and Women's Weekend Film Challenge for a special *Spooky* edition of the NYWIFT Virtual Hangout! Come ready to share creative ideas, suggestions, and contact info for further engagement at this virtual networking mixer.
Halloween costumes are optional but strongly encouraged! 🎃 Let’s get creative.
As a bonus – we are thrilled to have two tarot card readers join us that evening! So if you get lucky and get matched with one of them for a breakout session, they'll be happy to read your fortune.
Join The Gotham's Owning It Program in Partnership with New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT), Women in Film, and European Film Market’s EFM Startups for a free virtual speed networking mixer in celebration of Gotham Week.
Not only will you meet other driven, dedicated members of the filmmaking, creative and entrepreneurship communities, you’ll be able to meet representatives from Owning It, NYWIFT, Women in Film, and the European Film Market’s EFM Startups to learn more about how we can help set you up for success.
On the Fall Season Premiere of NYWIFT Talks, we are joined by Sarah Burgess, the creator and head writer on Impeachment: American Crime Story. The series examines this American scandal from the perspectives of those who were overlooked and silenced, diving into sexism, power imbalances, and stifled resentments. Join us to discuss her new series, the industry during a pandemic, and what else is in the works.
This discussion will be led by NYWIFT Board Member, Gretchen McGowan.