Goodbye, Alicia: This weekend we bid farewell to The Good Wife, a classic made-in-New-York show with a marvelously complex female-driven storyline, starring our own 2009 NYWIFT Muse Honoree Julianna Margulies as power attorney Alicia Florrick. It will be missed.
Independent Women: A new study from Martha Lauzen at the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University shows that though women directors fared better in the independent realm than with major studios, the percentage of women behind the camera is “stagnant.” Women account for 28% of all directors working in indie film during the past year, a five-point increase over 2014-15 and slightly below the historical high of 29% in 2011-12. We must translate the growing awareness of gender disparity into actual change.
Preserving the Legacy: Did you know the NYWIFT Women’s Film Preservation Fund (WFPF) has preserved more than 100 films since its inception 21 years ago? Get to know this history of this amazing organization, and apply for a WFPF grant by June 1.