NYWIFT Blog

NYWIFT Talks: Stuntwomen in Film & Television

On this week’s NYWIFT Talks, we continue our conversation with more stuntwomen in film & television to discuss their work and how the pandemic has changed their career, and what new protocols have been set to keep everyone safe. Speakers for this conversation include stuntwomen Brenda Garcia, Ashley Pynn and Jenel Stevens. Moderated by NYWIFT CEO, Cynthia Lopez.

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NYWIFT Virtual Hangout with BIPOC Doc Editors

Gather together online with your NYWIFT colleagues at our January 2023 virtual speed networking mixer. We will be joined by our friends from BIPOC Doc Editors! Come ready to share creative ideas, suggestions, 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.

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Gotham Owning It Skill Share in Partnership with NYWIFT and WIF LA

Learn new skills and share your own expertise during this community Skill Share!

Looking for a certain skill set to help complete your project? Willing to offer your skills to support a fellow creative? Join The Gotham’s Owning It program in partnership with NYWIFT and WIF LA for a community skill share.

During this event, you’ll barter and exchange skills, learn best practices for bartering skills, and spend time networking with attendees.

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How to Go Where Angels Fear to Tread: Fair Use of Copyright, Trademark and Rights of Publicity with Moses Singer LLP

Intellectual property experts from Moses Singer will explain the legally permissible ways in which producers can use copyrighted works, trademarks and names, likenesses and individual  personas without incurring liability for infringement. Elizabeth A. Corradino, David Rabinowitz and Toby Butterfield will address fair use of both copyrighted works and trademarks, and non-commercial or otherwise permissible references to famous (and non-famous) individuals. The panel will discuss the limits of these concepts, and ways to mitigate risk when relying on them.

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NYWIFT Virtual Hangout with the WGAE Audio Alliance

Gather together online with your NYWIFT colleagues at our September 2022 virtual speed networking mixer. We will be joined by our friends from the Writers Guild of America Audio Alliance! Come ready to share creative ideas, suggestions, and contact info for further engagement. We will begin the evening with a ten-minute salon conversation to discuss the Audio Alliance'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.

This is a great opportunity for NYWIFT members looking to learn more and connect with writers working in the podcasting space! And for WGAE Audio Alliance members to connect with the wider TV/Film community, including producers, directors, actors, composers, and more. 

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NYWIFT Talks with Executive Director John Carson Woo of Asian CineVision, Inc

On this week’s NYWIFT Talks, we speak with Executive Director at Asian CineVision, Inc, John Carson Woo to discuss the upcoming 2022 Asian American International Film Festival. This conservation will be moderated by NYWIFT Board Member, Sibyl Reymundo-Santiago.

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NYWIFT Talks: ‘Sneakerella’

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. 

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NYWIFT Industry Screening: ‘Definition Please’

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 Day

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NYWIFT Talks at 2022 Tribeca Film Festival: Highlighting Tribeca Shorts Program (Part 1)

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.

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NYWIFT Industry Screening: ‘Americanish’

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.

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NYWIFT Talks: Women Journalists on the Frontline

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.

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NYWIFT Talks with Elizabeth A. Corradino and David Rabinowitz of Moses & Singer LLP

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.

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NYWIFT Talks with Filmmaker Ayana Baraka

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.

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Virtual Theatrical Experience: 2022 S.W.A.N. (Support Women Artists Now) Day Screening – ‘Coda’

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.

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NYWIFT Virtual Hangout with Post NY Alliance

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. 

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NYWIFT Talks with “PURE” Director, Natalie Jasmine Harris

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!

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NYWIFT Virtual Hangout with Ghetto Film School Roster

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.

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NYWIFT Talks: NYWIFT Goes to Sundance

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.

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