Terry’s Picks: July 2

Check Out: the ads next time you’re on the subway. NYWIFT member Amy Nicholson’s documentary Zipper is currently showcased on subway cards and bus shelters as part of the “Made in NY” Marketing Credit. Nicholson’s film examines the battle over an American cultural icon, a 38-year-old carnival contraption called the Zipper in the heart of Coney Island’s amusement district. The films opens August 9 and will be available on iTunes. The “Made in NY” Marketing Credit provides free co-branded advertising to productions that shoot the majority of their projects in the five boroughs.

Just Read: that LA’s new Mayor, Eric Garcetti, promises to work “to eliminate the tangle of fees and rules that make filming here more like ‘Les Miserables,’ instead of ‘Fast and Furious’ like it ought to be.” It is interesting to note that California doesn’t have any of the incentives in place that we have here in New York State.

Go See: The Heat written by Katie Dippold, directed by Paul Feig and starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy.  I saw last weekend and it is very funny, a women’s perspective is very apparent. The Heat 2 has already been announced.

Terry Lawler is the Executive Director of NYWIFT. Tune in every Tuesday for her picks of the week.

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