The <i>Ask for Jane</i> Filmmakers on Telling a Little-Known Story from Women’s History

The Ask for Jane Filmmakers on Telling a Little-Known Story from Women’s History

When NYWIFT member Cait Johnston first heard about the Jane Collective — a real-life group of women who helped others get abortions before Roe v. Wade — at a NYWIFT screening, she knew it was a story she had to tell. She teamed up with fellow member Rachel Carey, a screenwriter and director she know through a NYC theater company called The Shelter, to create Ask for Jane, a narrative feature film that they are currently crowdfunding for on Seed&Spark. Continue reading The Ask for Jane Filmmakers on Telling a Little-Known Story from Women’s History

NYWIFT Member Jill Rosen Talks Entertainment Publicity and Sundance Success

NYWIFT Member Jill Rosen Talks Entertainment Publicity and Sundance Success

At this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Focus Features, Amazon, Fox Searchlight and Netflix were among the buyers in a bidding war for Michael Showalter’s dramatic comedy The Big Sick. Amazon won, paying $12 million for the U.S. rights. And NYWIFT member Jill Rosen was right there at the heart of the action building buzz for the breakout film. Rosen explains what goes into being a marketing and publicity consultant, and discusses some of the highlights from Sundance. Continue reading NYWIFT Member Jill Rosen Talks Entertainment Publicity and Sundance Success

Coming Soon: PA TVee Will Teach Production Assistant 101

Coming Soon: PA TVee Will Teach Production Assistant 101

Producer and NYWIFT member Jane Applegate offers a sneak preview of PA TVee, her new online video series that teaches young people the ins and outs of being a production assistant. Inspired by a real life 16-year-old PA (who also hosts), the videos offer a humorous but educational take on paying attention, the film set chain of command, and the importance of craft services. Continue reading Coming Soon: PA TVee Will Teach Production Assistant 101

Meet the Creators of Inappropriate Jane Austen

Meet the Creators of Inappropriate Jane Austen

What were the Regency ladies of Pride & Prejudice and Sense & Sensibility really thinking? The bold, hilarious new web series “Inappropriate Jane Austen” tackles that question head on. Actors and co-creators Katie Gibson and Alex Trow discuss their creative process, the joys and perils of being first-time indie filmmakers, and their great success at the New York Television Festival. Continue reading Meet the Creators of Inappropriate Jane Austen