New York Women in Film & Television

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New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) is a nonprofit membership organization for professional women in film, television and digital media. A champion of women's rights, achievements and points of view in the film and television industry, NYWIFT is an educational forum for media professionals, and a network for the exchange of information and resources.

History[edit]

NYWIFT was founded in 1977 and brings together more than 2,000 professionals, including EMMY and Academy Award winners, who work in all areas of the entertainment industry — above and below the line. It is part of a network of 40 international Women in Film chapters, representing more than 10,000 members worldwide.

The annual New York Women in Film & Television Muse Awards is a glamorous luncheon to honor prominent film and television personalities. Designing Women, an annual gala co-presented by Variety, was created by NYWIFT to acknowledge and celebrate the influence and impact of costume designers, make-up artists and hair stylists on film and television.[1]

Programs[edit]

NYWIFT produces over 50 innovative programs and special events annually; advocates for women in the industry; and, recognizes and encourages the contributions of women in the field.

New York Women in Film & Television is involved in several special funds that not only support future and current filmmakers, but also preserve the work of women filmmakers of the past; The Archive Project, Loreen Arbus Scholarship, Women in Film Finishing Fund, Scholarship Fund, and Women's Film Preservation Fund

In 2015 it was announced that Streep had funded a screenwriters lab for female screenwriters over forty years old, called the Writers Lab, to be run by New York Women in Film & Television and the collective IRIS.[2][3] As of the announcement, the Writers Lab is the only initiative in the world for female screenwriters over forty years old.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Hill, Shelby (December 5, 2011). "Muse Awards honors femmes". Variety. 
  2. ^ Gordon Cox (2015-04-19). "Meryl Streep Funds Lab for Women Screenwriters Over 40". Variety. Retrieved 2015-04-28. 
  3. ^ Ali D:. "Meryl Streep Launches Fund for Women Screenwriters Over 4 | Women and Hollywood". Blogs.indiewire.com. Retrieved 2015-04-28. 
  4. ^ Ali D:. "Meryl Streep Launches Fund for Women Screenwriters Over 4 | Women and Hollywood". Blogs.indiewire.com. Retrieved 2015-04-28. 

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