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New York Women in Film & Television Programs Available September 2020

As NYWIFT heads in to Fall, we are excited to announce a new line-up of virtual programming for our community to enjoy.

Next week, we sit down with The Cherry Picks Co-Founder Miranda Bailey on September 10th. On September 11th, we welcome IFP Executive Director Jeffrey Sharp to discuss the future of digital learning within IFP. And that weekend we present our next NYWIFT Member Screening, featuring Kavery Kaul‘s powerful documentary Long Way from Home.

Tune in to our virtual screening of Unpregnant, co-presented by HBO, and Q&A with Emmy award-winning director Rachel Lee Goldenberg. If you missed our successful first virtual networking hangout last month, never fear – we’re presenting them monthly and our next one takes place on the 16th.

Sharpen your screenwriting skills in a multi-day writing workshop with Roadmap Writers September 15th – 17th. And find some inspiration in this months NYWIFT Talks when we welcome the legendary Julie Taymor to discuss her latest movie The Glorias on September 18th. We end the month with some HR expert advice in our final NYWIFT Talks of the month with Joanna Giordano on September 30th.

NYWIFT Talks with The Cherry Picks Co-Founder Miranda Bailey

Thursday, Sep 10, 2020 @ 4:00 PM

In this NYWIFT Talks, join The Cherry Picks Co-Founder Miranda Bailey for a Zoom conversation. We’ll focus on how The Cherry Picks has revolutionized female film critics.

This conversation will be moderated by NYWIFT Board Member Rachel Watanabe-Batton and is free for all to attend. More »

NYWIFT Member Screening: Long Way from Home

Thursday, Sep 10, 2020 @ 3:00 PM

Join us for this month’s virtual NYWIFT Member Screening of Kavery Kaul‘s documentary Long Way from Home. Hailed by historian Robin Kelley as “one of the most powerful and inspiring documentaries of our era,” in this moving and provocative story, three remarkable girls enter ninth grade at top schools steeped in bias towards race, class, and culture. Now coming upon its 10-year anniversary, the documentary speaks to the still unfulfilled need for cultural change.

The film will be available to all who register to view via an exclusive link at any time throughout the weekend of September 10th. Then, join us for a special Q&A with the filmmaker and one of the documentary subjects on Zoom on Monday, September 14th moderated by NYWIFT Board Member Rachel Watanabe-BattonMore »

NYWIFT Talks with IFP Executive Director Jeffrey Sharp

Friday, Sep 11, 2020 @ 1:00 PM

In this NYWIFT Talks, join Executive Director of IFP Jeffrey Sharp for a Zoom conversation. Founded in 1979, The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) is the largest and longest running not-for-profit dedicated to independent film. We’ll focus on IFP and the future of digital learning within IFP.

This conversation will be moderated by NYWIFT Board Member Yvonne Russo and is free for all to attend. More »

HBO & NYWIFT Present: ‘Unpregnant’ Virtual Screening + Q&A with Director Rachel Lee Goldenberg

Tuesday, Sep 15, 2020 @ 4:00 PM

HBO & NYWIFT Present a Virtual Screening of Unpregnant followed by a Q&A with Director Rachel Lee Goldenberg moderated by NYWIFT Board President Jamie Zelermyer.

In Unpregnant, 17-year-old Veronica (Haley Lu Richardson) never thought she’d want to fail a test—that is, until she finds herself staring at a piece of plastic with a blue plus. With a promising college-bound future now disappearing before her eyes, Veronica considers a decision she never imagined she’d have to make. Filmmaker Rachel Lee Goldenberg is an Emmy® award-winning producer, director and writer. More »

One Week Online Program with Roadmap Writers (NYWIFT Members Only)

Tuesday, Sep 15, 2020 @ 4:00 PM

This one week workshop with Roadmap Writers offers expert advice from writers in the business! Join Roadmap Writers leaders Janet JeffriesAudrey Knox, and Joey Tuccio as they interactively teach you the ways of writing!

Free to attend. Exclusively for NYWIFT members. More »

NYWIFT Talks with Director Julie Taymor

Friday, Sep 18, 2020 @ 12:30 PM

Join 2007 NYWIFT Muse Honoree Julie Taymor to discuss her latest film, The Glorias, in our series NYWIFT Talks! Journalist, fighter, and feminist Gloria Steinem is an indelible icon known for her world-shaping activism, guidance of the revolutionary women’s movement, and writing that has impacted generations.

Taymor’s film credits include Fool’s Fire, Oedipus Rex, Frida, and countless others. Among her many theatre credits is her sensational Broadway adaptation of The Lion King.

This conversation will be moderated by NYWIFT Executive Director Cynthia Lopez. Free for all to attend. More »

NYWIFT Zoom Hangout – September Pre-Emmy’s Mixer

Wednesday, Sep 16, 2020 @ 5:30 PM

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! More »

NYWIFT Talks with HR Expert Joanna Giordano

Wednesday, Sep 30, 2020 @ 12:30 PM

This event will focus on the resume specifically. Yes, it is the P.I.T.A. that everyone avoids, but it is extremely important for application and selection at the top of the funnel. Even a warm network contact may ask for your resume to pass along. Join HR Expert Joanna Giordano for a conversation with NYWIFT Board President Jamie Zelermyer!

This edition of NYWIFT Talks is free for all to attend. More »

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