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NYWIFT 2022 Finance Institute: Day 3: Finance for Your Business

Welcome to the NYWIFT 2022 Finance Institute! Gain fresh insights from some of today’s leading experts in the industry and position your projects for optimum success. Hear from industry professionals who have successfully funded their projects, incorporated their businesses, and even learn about how to file taxes under your new business. During this three-part finance institute, panelists will provide insider perspectives and frank advice on what it takes to get your business started.

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NYWIFT 2022 Finance Institute: Day 2: Finance for Yourself

Welcome to the NYWIFT 2022 Finance Institute! Gain fresh insights from some of today’s leading experts in the industry and position your projects for optimum success. Hear from industry professionals who have successfully funded their projects, incorporated their businesses, and even learn about how to file taxes under your new business. During this three-part finance institute, panelists will provide insider perspectives and frank advice on what it takes to get your business started.

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THE DOWNLOAD: CREATING SAFE SETS

On Thurs. May 26th at 4:30 PM PT | 7:30 PM ET, join us for another edition of The Download - a special VIRTUAL guest conversation series featuring impactful filmmakers who provide insider knowledge to help Black creatives make their work. This edition will be held in partnership with NYWIFT (New York Women In Film & TV) and features a discussion centered on mental & physical health, wellness, and advocacy on sets. Get ready to take your production to the next level and create a SAFER SET!

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The Business of Adaptations for Film and TV – Spring 2022

Savvy industry professionals love to leverage their time and efforts by capitalizing on a story that can be adapted into many forms.

Learn from this experienced panel of agents, attorneys, managers, producers, and writers about ways to locate common sources for your story or script and the power and pitfalls of working with adaptations for your project.

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NYWIFT Industry Screening + Q&A: ‘Julia’

NYWIFT invites you to a screening of Julia starting Monday, March 28th to Friday, April 1st. Followed by a conversation with directors, Julie Cohen and Betsy West. Moderated by NYWIFT Board Member, Yvonne Russo.

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NYWIFT Talks at The Sundance Film Festival: ‘Brainwashed’ with Director Nina Menkes

On this week’s NYWIFT Talks, we're headed to the 2022 Sundance Film Festival...virtually! We will be covering some highlights and updating you on new releases coming your way. 

We're sitting down with director Nina Menkes to chat about her new documentary, Brainwashed: Sex-Camera-Power. Building on her influential cinematic talk, Sex and Power: The Visual Language of Cinema, film director Nina Menkes takes us on an eye-opening journey through the gendered politics of shot design. Using more than 175 film clips from canonical Hollywood favorites and cult classics as well as interviews with filmmakers and scholars, the film reveals a sinister framework of misogyny and paternalism that, from early cinema to the present day, infiltrates some of our favorite movies.

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The Business of Adaptations for Film and TV – Fall 2021

Savvy industry professionals love to leverage their time and efforts by capitalizing on a story that can be adapted into many forms.

Learn from this experienced panel of agents, attorneys, managers, producers, and writers about ways to locate common sources for your story or script and the power and pitfalls of working with adaptations for your project.

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The Business of Adaptations for Film and TV – Spring 2021

Savvy industry professionals love to leverage their time and efforts by capitalizing on a story that can be adapted into many forms.

Learn from this experienced panel of agents, attorneys, managers, producers, and writers about ways to locate common sources for your story or script and the power and pitfalls of working with adaptations for your project.

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NYWIFT Member Screening: Social Impact Shorts Program

Women filmmakers throughout history have often been at the forefront of advancing social change.

Join us for this month’s virtual NYWIFT Member Screening as we honor Women's History Month with our special Social Impact Shorts Program, showcasing nine short films by our members from a variety of genres, each of which raises awareness for a different social issue in its own unique way. 

The films will be available to all who register to view via an exclusive link at any time throughout the weekend of March 25th. Then, join us for a special Q&A with the filmmakers on Zoom on Monday the 29th.

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NYWIFT Development Program: Final Draft 11 Basics & Beyond

In this live webinar learn tips and tricks on how to get the most out of Final Draft 11. Learn how to clearly navigate the latest features, including how to use and customize templates, Beat Board, Story Map, Alternate Dialogue, Speech to Script, and more.

The first 60 minutes will be spent demonstrating Final Draft 11 and its features, with some opportunity for participation from the audience via chat.

The rest of the 90-minute webinar will be devoted to audience Q&A.

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NYWIFT Member Screening: Making the Impossible Possible

Join us for January's virtual NYWIFT Member Screening of Tami Gold and Pam Sporn's short documentary Making the Impossible Possible, which tells the untold story of the student led struggle to win Puerto Rican Studies at Brooklyn College, CUNY, in the late 1960’s.

Watch the film: Any time Thursday, January 14 at 3 PM through Tuesday, January 19 at 5 PM

Join the Q&A: Tuesday, January 19 at 5 PM EST

The film will be available to all who register to view via an exclusive link at any time throughout the weekend of January 14. Then, join us for a special Q&A with the producers on Zoom, moderated by NYWIFT Board Member Rachel Watanabe-Batton.

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NYWIFT Industry Screening: ‘Once Upon A River’ Screening + Q&A with Director Haroula Rose

Join us for a virtual screening of Once Upon A River and a Q&A with Director Haroula Rose, Star Kenadi DelaCerna, and DP Charlotte Hornsby, moderated by NYWIFT Board Member Amenya Makuku.

Based on the best-selling novel by Bonnie Jo Campbell, ​Once Upon A River ​is the story of Native American teenager Margo Crane (DelaCerna) in 1970s rural Michigan who after enduring a series of traumas and tragedies, sets out on an odyssey on the Stark River in search of her estranged mother. On the water, Margo encounters friends, foes, wonders, and dangers; navigating life on her own, she comes to understand her potential, all while healing the wounds of her past.

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Webinar: The Business of Adaptations for Film and TV – Fall 2020

Agents, Hollywood producers and publishers are always searching for the next great story, but not all writers start from scratch. Oftentimes, ideas come from the things we see, read, write and hear. The challenge for many is how to transition these materials from their original form of a book, article, and story into a full-fledged...

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IFC Films & NYWIFT Present: “A Call to Spy” Virtual Screening + Q&A with Lydia Dean Pilcher & Sarah Megan Thomas

Join us for a virtual screening of A Call to Spy and a Q&A with Director Lydia Dean Pilcher and Actress Sarah Megan Thomas. Moderated by Co-Founder and Head of Programming at In Creative Company Mara Webster.

At the dawn of World War II, a desperate Winston Churchill orders his new spy agency to train women for covert operations. Together, these female agents help undermine the Nazi regime in France, leaving an unmistakable legacy in their wake.

A Call to Spy received the 2019 NYWIFT Ravenal Foundation Feature Film Grant.

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IFC Films & NYWIFT Present: “Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles” Virtual Screening + Q&A with Director, Laura Gabbert

Join us for a virtual screening of "Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles" and a Q&A with Director Laura Gabbert. Moderated by Co-Founder and Head of Programming at In Creative Company Mara Webster.

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I Used to Go Here Virtual Screening + Q&A with Director Kris Rey and Actress Gillian Jacobs

Bittersweet emotion and awkward humor abound as Kate (Gillian Jacobs) journeys through her past to redefine her future in this big-hearted fourth feature from writer/director Kris Rey.

Join us for a virtual screening of I Used to Go Here followed by a Q&A with Kris Rey and Gillian Jacobs, moderated by NYWIFT Board Member Gretchen McGowan.

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Virtual Panel: The Art and Science of Fashion in Film Panel

Fashion Group International and NYWIFT are joining forces to bring you "The Art and Science of Fashion in Film." The panel will discuss the art of filmmaking and science of marketing fashion through films today, and how film is an essential branding tool for fashion and lifestyle brands. Feature films, web series, short films, branded content, live fashion events and music videos are all powerful ways to interact and create a dialogue with your audience. Taken from the point of view of both the creative and strategic marketing approaches, we’ll discuss the ingredients of a great film or campaign and how different brands are using the medium.

Join us for an inspiring conversation with Andy Hilfiger (Creative Director for Artistix Fashion), Ina Pira (Curator for Vimeo), and Matthew Rowean (MATTE Projects). Moderated by David Swajeski.

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Virtual Development Program: Demystifying Film Delivery: What Every Producer Should Know

Why should you be thinking about delivery now, when your production is on hold? Because the best time to start preparing for delivery—the crucial, final step needed to ready a film for distribution and GET PAID—is before you begin! And yet, delivery is often an afterthought in financing agreements, production budgets and workflows.

Join Stacey Smith of CinePointe Advisors for a “crash course” in film delivery. Stacey will review delivery terminology, explain how to negotiate the terms of delivery to distributors to save time and money and provide guidance in avoiding common pitfalls specifically related to legal and document delivery.

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