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NYWIFT Virtual Hangout with Women in the Arts & Media Coalition

Gather together online with your NYWIFT colleagues at our May 2022 virtual speed networking mixer. We will be joined by our friends from the Women in the Arts & Media Coalition!

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 Coalition’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 Virtual Hangout with Casting Society

Gather together online with your NYWIFT colleagues at our April 2022 virtual speed networking mixer. We will be joined by our friends from the Casting Society!

Producers and directors, are you gearing up to cast your next big project? Network with professionals from the Casting Society to find the right fit for your team. Come ready to share creative ideas, suggestions, and contact info for further engagement.

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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 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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LMHQ x Owning It x NYWIFT: Resource-Share Networking Mixer

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.

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NYWIFT Spooky Virtual Hangout with Women’s Weekend Film Challenge

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.

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NYWIFT Virtual Hangout: Owning It Networking at Gotham Week 2021

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.

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NYWIFT Virtual Hangout with The Gotham

Gather together online with your NYWIFT colleagues at our April virtual speed networking mixer. We will be joined by our friends from The Gotham (formerly IFP)!

Come ready to share creative ideas, suggestions, and contact info for further engagement. 

We will begin the evening with a brief salon conversation with The Gotham's Deputy Director Kia Brooks to discuss the organization's latest opportunities and initiatives, followed by an hour of speed networking. The hour will be broken up into smaller chunks of time, during which you will be randomly paired off with other attendees to network one-on-one. 

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NYWIFT Virtual Hangout with ITVS

Gather together online with your NYWIFT colleagues at our February virtual speed networking mixer. We will be joined by our friends from ITVS!

Come ready to share creative ideas, suggestions, and contact info for further engagement. 

We will begin the evening with a brief salon conversation with ITVS leaders to discuss their latest grants and initiatives, followed by an hour of speed networking. The hour will be broken up into smaller chunks of time, during which you will be randomly paired off with other attendees to network one-on-one. 

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NYWIFT Virtual Hangout: Actors + Filmmakers Night

Gather together online with your NYWIFT colleagues at our February virtual speed networking mixer. We will be joined by our friends from SAG-AFTRA!

Come ready to share creative ideas, suggestions, and contact info for further engagement. While all are welcome, we encourage filmmakers casting their next project to attend to meet on-camera and voiceover talent. 

We will begin the evening with a brief salon conversation between SAG-AFTRA Executive Vice President and New York Local President Rebecca Damon and NYWIFT Executive Director Cynthia Lopez to discuss organizational initiatives and the latest industry updates, followed by an hour of speed networking. The hour will be broken up into smaller chunks of time, during which you will be randomly paired off with other attendees to network one-on-one. 

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NYWIFT Virtual Hangout: Welcome to 2021

Gather together online with your NYWIFT colleagues at our first virtual speed networking mixer of 2021! Catch up with friends (and make new ones) post-holiday season as we gear up for a brighter New Year.

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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NYWIFT Virtual Hangout and Salon Talk with Vision Maker Media

Gather together online with your NYWIFT colleagues at our November virtual speed networking mixer. We will be joined by our friends at Vision Maker Media!

Come ready to share creative ideas, suggestions, and contact info for further engagement.

We will begin the evening with a brief salon conversation between Vision Maker Media Executive Director Francene Blythe-Lewis and NYWIFT Board VP Yvonne Russo to discuss organizational initiatives, followed by an hour of speed networking. The hour will be broken up into smaller chunks of time, during which you will be randomly paired off with other attendees to network one-on-one. 

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HBO & NYWIFT Present: NYWIFT Talks with ‘Crazy, Not Insane’ Producer Ophelia Harutyunyan

In this week’s NYWIFT Talks, join Producer Ophelia Harutyunyan for a Zoom conversation. We’ll focus on her new HBO Documentary Crazy, Not Insane, which airs on HBO on November 18, 2020.

Psychiatrist Dr. Dorothy Otnow Lewis has dedicated her career to the study of murderers, seeking answers to the question of why we kill. This provocative documentary explores, like a scientific detective story, Dr. Lewis’s lifelong attempts to look beyond the grisly details of homicides into the hearts and minds of the killers themselves.

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NYWIFT Virtual Hangout with Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB)

Gather together online with your NYWIFT colleagues at our next virtual speed networking mixer. We will be joined by our friends at Latino Public Broadcasting in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month! Come ready to share creative ideas, suggestions, and contact info for further engagement.

The hour-long event will be broken up into smaller chunks of time, during which you will be randomly paired off with other attendees to network one-on-one. 

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 NYWIFT 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 Virtual Hangout – September Pre-Emmy’s Mixer

Gather together online with your NYWIFT colleagues - and toast this year's Emmy season! - on our next virtual speed networking mixer. Come ready to dish on your favorite shows, and share creative ideas, suggestions, and contact info for further engagement. 

The hour-long event will be broken up into smaller chunks of time, during which you will be randomly paired off with other attendees to network one-on-one. 

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!

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NYWIFT Summer Hangout – Speed Networking Beach Party

As we face 2020 head on, the NYWIFT Night Out has become, temporarily, The NYWIFT Night In

We're excited to launch our inaugural virtual speed networking event and invite you to join us for the NYWIFT Summer Hangout online beach party. Decorate your quarantine space with a tropical theme, wear your floppiest beach hat and cutest shades, and join your fellow NYWIFT members on Zoom as we celebrate summer as best we can! 

The hour-long event will be broken up into smaller chunks of time, during which you will be randomly paired off with other attendees to share creative ideas, suggestions, and contact info for further engagement. 

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POSTPONED: NYWIFT Night Out with NYU – March 2020

Please note: this event has been postponed due to attendee cancellations. We will announce a new date and time soon.  Are you a member of this great organization? Interested in becoming one? Join us for our monthly NYWIFT Night Out! This month we will be joined by our friends at NYU's Graduate Film Program for an extra special night of networking to connect our members with the next generation of industry leaders. The NYWIFT Night Out is a safe space to ask entertainment related questions, seek advice, employment and other industry opportunities. Bring your business cards and get ready to make connections! As always, all NYWIFT 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 Night Out with Prime Latino Media

Are you a member of this great organization? Interested in becoming one? Join us for our monthly NYWIFT Night Out! This month we will be joined by our friends at Prime Latino Media for an extra special night of networking. For eight years, Prime Latino Media has been the largest network spanning the East Coast to the Caribbean of independent Latino multimedia-makers, actors and musicians in bilingual Latino and mainstream media, digital and entertainment. They conduct monthly networking events as PRIME LATINO MEDIA Salón. One of their five programs is the Estela Institute devoted to independent Latina multimedia-makers, actresses and musicians. The NYWIFT Night Out is a safe space to ask entertainment related questions, seek advice, employment and other industry opportunities. Bring your business cards and get ready to make connections! As always, all NYWIFT 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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