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Women Crush Wednesdays - New York Women In Film & Television

Women Crush Wednesdays - New York Women In Film & Television

By NYWIFT
Women Crush Wednesdays is presented by New York Women in Film and Television. Your hosts: Janine McGoldrick and Leah Curney. We sit down with women working above and below the line within the moving image industry. We talk about current news in entertainment, upcoming NYWIFT events, highlight our members and report happenings from the red carpet. Follow along with us!
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Inspiring Stories From Listeners & WCW Spotlight Tammy Reese

Women Crush Wednesdays - New York Women In Film & Television

Inspiring Stories From Listeners & WCW Spotlight Tammy Reese

Women Crush Wednesdays - New York Women In Film & Television

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Fading Fame: Women of a Certain Age In Hollywood Author Pam Munter, Actress Rachel Nielsen & WCW Spotlight Christine Dixon
This week author Pam Munter talks to January Green about her new book Fading Fame: Women of a Certain Age In Hollywood which addresses ageism and sexism in the entertainment industry. Tammy Reese chats with actress Rachel Nielsen about her experience playing Rose on HBO's Mare of Eastown, Christine Dixon is in our Women Crush Wednesdays Spotlight and Katie Chambers provides a NYWIFT programming update.  Hosts Cassandra Seidenfeld and Janine McGoldrick discuss Reese Witherspoon's new initiative LitUp and recommend Call My Agent & Bridgerton on Netflix and the new Gilmore Girls Podcast I'm All In hosted by Scott Patterson (aka Luke Danes).  Nominate a member for the WCW Spotlight and/or share your story or first time experiences with us at communications@nywift.org. For more great content go to NYWIFT.org. Special thanks to Elspeth Collard, the creator our podcast theme. Social Media: NYWIFT: Twitter @NYWIFT / IG @NYWIFT / #nywift Christine: Twitter @harriettubmanherself / IG @harrirettubmanherself  Cassandra: Twitter @casssoffical / IG @cassandraseidenfeld
37:52
May 5, 2021
Bonus - NYWIFT Talks Panel: ReelAbilities Film Festival
In this bonus episode we bring you the NYWIFT Talks discussion with ReelAbilities with Director and Co-Founder Isaac Zablocki, Michele Spitz (Woman of Her Word) and filmmaker Lisa Denker. The panel talks about the changes that ReelAbilities has instituted for the Disabled Community and what progress still needs to be made. They explore the ways movie theaters need to re-structure to accommodate ADA laws, how filmmakers are paving their way to Hollywood with their original stories, and what Reel Abilities offers for disabled filmmakers. Moderated by Executive Director at the Cerebral Palsy Foundation, Rachel Byrne. You can get the panel transcript here and the ASL version here. REELABILITIES FILM FESTIVAL: NEW YORK will take place April 29-May 5, 2021 click here for tickets.  For more information on NYWIFT events and programming go to nywift.org or contact us at communications@nywift.org. 
01:03:41
April 28, 2021
"Have Story, Will Tell" Listener Experiences & WCW Spotlight Latresa Baker
It's time for "Have Story, Will Tell" featuring industry experiences sent in from our listeners! Writer Tekisha Walton shares some inspiring words for all screenwriters and Carona Davis-Diop tells us how she decided to make a full length feature film after multiple strangers told her she should adapt her book to the screen. In our Women Crush Wednesdays Spotlight hear why Latresa Baker is crushing it.  Hosts Kelsey Marsh and Janine McGoldrick discuss the upcoming Oscar ceremony, Tribeca Film Fest's opening night film and recommend Shrill, The Undoing and Fake Famous. Nominate a member for the WCW Spotlight and/or share your story or first time experiences with us at communications@nywift.org. For more great information and events go to NYWIFT.org. Special thanks to Elspeth Collard, the creator our new podcast theme. Social Media & Weblinks: NYWIFT: Twitter @NYWIFT / IG @NYWIFT / #nywift Latresa: IG @latresabaker Tekisha: Twitter @WaltonTekisha / IG @Tekisha88 Carona: Twitter @diopproductions @CaronaDavisDiop
30:36
April 21, 2021
Casting Director Avy Kaufman & WCW Spotlight Liza Rafael
Renown casting director Avy Kaufman talks with January Green about her storied career, tips for filmmakers and agents and casting during the pandemic. In our Women Crush Wednesdays Spotlight we learn why Liza Rafael is crushing it. Hosts Tammy Reese and Janine McGoldrick discuss the 20th anniversary of the Tribeca Film Festival and its new outdoor model and recommend Tyler Perry's The Oval and Ruthless on BET and Ramy on Hulu. Nominate a member for the WCW Spotlight and/or share your story or first time experiences with us at communications@nywift.org. For more great information and events go to NYWIFT.org. Special thanks to Elspeth Collard, the creator our new podcast theme. Social Media & Weblinks: @NYWIFT #nywift Avy - Twitter @akaufmancasting / IG @avykaufmancasting Liza - Twitter @lizajrafael @lovehappensfilm / IG @lizajane10 @lovehappensfilm
22:27
April 7, 2021
Inspiring Stories From Listeners & WCW Spotlight Tammy Reese
It's time for more "Have Story, Will Tell" & "My First Time" industry experiences sent in from our listeners! Victoria Stevens tells us how she became her professor’s prime example, but for all the wrong reasons, Blondean Young discusses her first theater audition and Toni Fernandez shares the touching story behind the name of her film. In the Women Crush Wednesday Spotlight, January Green tells us why Tammy Reese is crushing it this week.  Hosts Leah Curney and Janine McGoldrick discuss the re-opening of NYC movie theaters, the Amazon Prime Video Direct announcement that they are no longer accepting documentary and short film submissions and recommend CBS's The Equalizer, John Sayle's The Secret of Roan Inish and a few other St. Patrick's Day inspired films.   Share your story or first time experiences with us at communications@nywift.org. For more great information and events go to NYWIFT.org.  Special thanks to Elspeth Collard, the creator our new Podcast Theme.  Social Media:  NYWIFT: @NYWIFT #nywift  Toni - Insta: @toni_filmmaker_fernandez & @still.got.the.juice   Blondean -  Insta: @iamblondean  Victoria - Insta: @victoriastevensactor / Twitter: @vickiestevens14
33:25
March 17, 2021
Composer/Lyricist Elspeth Collard & WCW Spotlight Antonia Badon
Music is an extremely important part of film and television content -- it helps create atmosphere, evoke emotion and heighten drama. So we are thrilled to bring you Leah Curney's interview with composer, lyricist and creator of our new podcast theme Elspeth Collard! In the Women Crush Wednesday Spotlight, Tammy Reese tells us why Antonia Badon is crushing it. Hosts Leah and Janine McGoldrick discuss open submissions for the The Writers Lab, a new DGA report about the increase of women television directors and recommend Five Films, a collection of documentary short films from women directors which feature stories of the perseverance and passion of women entrepreneurs premiering March 6th on ShortsTV. Share your story or first time experiences with us at communications@nywift.org. For more great information and events go to NYWIFT.org. Social Media & Weblinks: Elspeth: Insta @elspethcollard & @collard.rosenblatt.collabs / Twitter @elspethlcollard  https://www.collardandrosenblatt.com Antonia: Insta @antonia.badon_queen.of.culture / Twitter @TravelHarlem
29:27
March 3, 2021
Podcast Team Shares Our Stories!
We have been featuring your stories, so it's about time we share ours! This week the podcast team Leah Curney, Janine McGoldrick, Kelsey Marsh, January Green and new addition Tammy Reese share "Our Stories" and "My First Time" experiences working in film, television and media. We talk about an unfortunate training situation, first time freelance contract, an embarrassing moment with JFK Jr., hosting a TV show at 14 and delivering a baby cow on camera!  Share your story or first time experiences with us at communications@nywift.org.  For more great information and events go to NYWIFT.org. Special thanks to Elspeth Collard, the creator our new Podcast Theme. Social Media Leah: Twitter & Insta - @leahcurney Janine: Twitter & Insta - @2ndchapterprod  Tammy: Twitter - @TammyReeseMedia @VisionaryMinds2 / Insta - @TammyReeseMedia @Visionarymindsnys January: Twitter - @jangre1 Kelsey: Insta - @misskelseyj
26:34
February 17, 2021
Producer Trevite Willis & Her Docu Black Voters Matter / WCW Spotlight Member Christine Baker
In January Green's interview with producer Trevite Willis she discusses filming her NYWIFT Fiscal Sponsorship project the documentary Black Voters Matter during a tumultuous election year and a pandemic. In our Women Crush Wednesdays Spotlight, Kelsey Marsh tells us why writer Christine Baker is crushing it this week.  Hosts Leah Curney and Janine McGoldrick discuss Mentorship Matters, an intensive year-long mentorship program with the goal of placing emerging writers of color inside television writers rooms, and highlight a few black female industry pioneers for Black History Month.  Recommendations: Macabre Storytelling's Game of Thrones Rewrite on YouTube / The Codebreaker on PBS Special thanks to Elspeth Collard, the creator our new Podcast Theme. Social Media Trevite Willis - Insta: @trevite.willis / Twitter: @sffilmworks  NYWIFT - @NYWIFT / #NYWIFT
29:30
February 3, 2021
Filmmaker Marion Hill Talks Sundance, Key Learnings from 1st Virtual Muse Awards & WCW Spotlight Jean Criss
Marion Hill, writer-director of Ma Belle, My Beauty joins us to talk about making her first feature film and bringing it to the Sundance Film Festival. We provide key learnings from NYWIFT's virtual production of last month's Muse Awards and Jean Criss is our Women Crush Wednesdays Spotlight Member.  Hosts Leah Curney and Janine McGoldrick discuss the new SAG-AFTRA Micro-Budget Project Agreement, a digital Sundance and give some viewing recommendations: Ted Lasso / All Creatures Great and Small /  Zitkala - Sa / Death to 2020. Special thanks to Elspeth Collard who created our new Podcast Theme! If you would like to nominate someone for our Women Crush Wednesdays Spotlight, share your story or hit us up with an interview suggestion, contact us at communications@nywift.org. For more great information and events go to NYWIFT.org. Social Media Handles: Marion Hill - Insta @ma.rion.hill  Ma Belle, My Beauty - Insta @ma_belle.film / Twitter @mabellefilm / #MaBelleMyBeauty Jean Criss - CrissCross Intimates / Insta @Crisscross.Intimates @Jean.Criss /Twitter @jean_criss
53:10
January 20, 2021
Muse Honoree Tony Winner Ali Stroker & WCW Spotlight Stephanie Falkeis
The NYWIFT Muse Awards are here and one of this year's honorees -- Tony Award Winning Actress Ali Stroker -- talks with Katie Chambers about the honor of being a Muse, fostering inclusion and finding projects that bring joy and positivity.  In our Women Crush Wednesday Spotlight, January Green tells us why Stephanie Falkeis is crushing it this week.  Hosts Leah Curney and Janine McGoldrick discuss the backlash about Warner Brother's releasing its 2021 slate on HBO Max, how ABC's The Rookie is changing the way policing is portrayed on TV and the excitement that Patty Jenkins will be the first woman to helm a Star Wars Film. We'll be back in 2021 -- Happy Holidays!! If you would like to nominate someone for our Women Crush Wednesdays Spotlight, share your story or hit us up with an interview suggestion, contact us at communications@nywift.org. For more great information and events go to NYWIFT.org. Contact / Social Media Information: Ali Stroker: Twitter & Instagram @alistroker / Facebook @OfficialAliStroker Stephanie Falkeis: LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephanie-falkeis/www.stephaniefalkeis.com
37:05
December 16, 2020
Entertainment Lawyer Maria Miles & WCW Spotlight Linnette Harrigan
Ondrea Barbe gets down to business with NYWIFT Board Member and Entertainment Lawyer Maria "Mary" Miles -- in our Women Crush Wednesdays Spotlight, Kelsey Marsh tells us why Linnette Harrigan is crushing it -- hosts Leah Curney and Janine McGoldrick discuss the resurgence of production in NYC -- Katie Chambers announces the honorees for the Muse Awards.  If you would like to nominate someone for our Women Crush Wednesdays Spotlight, share your story or hit us up with an interview suggestion, contact us at communications@nywift.org. For more great information and events go to NYWIFT.org. Contact / Social Media Information: Linnette Harrigan: info@Linnetteharriganmedia.com / https://www.linkedin.com/in/linnetteaharrigan / Twitter: @lharriganmedia / Insta: @linnetteharrigan / Sign up for her Film & TV music mailing list at http://eepurl.com/dwnRBP & to keep up with her latest projects download Linnette’s music industry App at www.Elevate-yourmusic.com
41:23
December 2, 2020
Kathleen Wright-How COVID Changed Telecasting the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Member Story & WCW Spotlight Tammy Reese
Orchestrating & telecasting an extensive live production like the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade has its challenges but those challenges get even tougher during a pandemic. January Green talks with Macy’s executive Kathleen Wright about the changes to this year's broadcast and what fun things to expect.  In Your Stories, Giovanna Aguilar advocates for more conversations around COVID and its lingering mental and physical effects. January returns with this week's Women Crush Wednesday Spotlight telling us why Tammy Reese is crushing it this week.  Hosts Leah Curney and Janine McGoldrick discuss being creative while staying at home and what to watch this week. If you would like to nominate someone for our Women Crush Wednesdays Spotlight, share your story or hit us up with an interview suggestion, contact us at communications@nywift.org. For more great information and events go to NYWIFT.org. Links & Social Media Info: Barry Jenkins Notting Hill Twitter Story  Tammy Reese: IG @tammyreesemedia / Twitter @Tammy_Reese1111 Giovanna Agular: IG & Twitter @gioviaguilar   Macy's: IG & Twitter @macys #macysparade
33:11
November 18, 2020
Lisa Cortes Director of ALL IN, Leslie Iwerks Director of SELLING LIES & WCW Spotlight Member Eve Austin
Hosts Leah Curney and Janine McGoldrick bring you a special Election Episode -- Emmy winner Lisa Cortes, co-director of the powerful documentary All In: The Fight For Democracy, talks about tracing the painful history of voter suppression in America in relation to Stacey Abrams' 2018 gubernatorial run in Georgia. Oscar nominee Leslie Iwerks discusses Selling Lies, a documentary about the lucrative game of posting false political clickbait articles on Facebook which directly influenced the 2016 election. In our Women Crush Wednesday Spotlight, Kelsey Marsh tells us why Eve Austin is crushing it this week.  If you would like to nominate someone for our Women Crush Wednesdays Spotlight, share your story or hit us up with an interview suggestion, contact us at communications@nywift.org. For more great information and events go to NYWIFT.org. Social Media Info @misscortes Twitter & Insta / @allinthefilm Twitter & Insta @SellingLiesDoc Twitter & Insta @MsEveAustin Twitter & Insta
46:23
October 28, 2020
Your Stories, Mini-Interview w/Director Caroline Suh & WCW Spotlight Jill Woodward
New Stories From You! CJ Crim talks about getting arrested while filming Resisterhood, Jenn Halweil gives the inspiration behind creating #GoBeyond Labs and Ondrea Barbe has us a mini-interview with Caroline Suh, director of the KPop Documentary Blackpink Light Up The Sky currently on Netflix.  In our Women Crush Wednesdays Spotlight, January Green tells us why editor Jill Woodward, editor of the new YouTube documentary This Is Paris, is crushing it this week.  Hosts Leah Curney and Janine McGoldrick recommend some inspiring political content.   If you would like to nominate someone for our Women Crush Wednesdays Spotlight, share your story or hit us up with an interview suggestion, contact us at communications@nywift.org. For more great information about women in film and television subscribe to this podcast and go to NYWIFT.org. Links & Social Media: Jill Woodward- https://www.linkedin.com/in/jillwoodward/  https://www.facebook.com/jill.woodward.904 CJ Crim - @cjcrimtv Twitter - @Resisterhooddoc Twitter/Insta Caroline Suh - @carolinesuh Insta - @blackpinkmovie Twitter/Insta - @BLACKPINK Twitter - @blackpinkofficial Instagram Jenn Halweil - @jennandbeyond Twitter/Insta
27:47
October 21, 2020
Editor Teri Shropshire & WCW Spotlight Elizabeth Kaiden & Nitza Wilon The Writer's Lab Co-Founders
It's a Kelsey Marsh takeover! Our team member brings us an in-depth interview with esteemed editor Teri Shropshire (The Old Guard, When They See Us, Eve's Bayou), a new Women Crush Wednesday Spotlight which congratulates The Writers Lab Co-Founders Elizabeth Kaiden & Nitza Wilon on another great weekend workshop and joins Janine McGoldrick and Leah Curney in co-hosting duties discussing the new Oscar rules for Best Picture, the virtual Emmys and closing of Regal Cinemas.  If you would like to nominate someone for our Women Crush Wednesdays Spotlight, share your story or hit us up with an interview suggestion, contact us at communications@nywift.org. For more great information about women in film and television subscribe to this podcast and go to NYWIFT.org.
49:05
October 7, 2020
Bonus: Cross Border Collaboration Episode with Carletta S. Hurt of WIFVDC/WIFTA & Dina F. Gilmore WIFMCO
Bonus Episode! We continue our Cross Border Collaboration Series with a pair of interviews with members from sister Women In Film & TV/Media chapters:  Leah Curney talks with Dina F. Gilmore of Empowerment Productions 33 and WIFMCO (Women in Film & Media Colorado) about her latest projects Because of George and Baby in the Basement.  Carletta S. Hurt, dual member of WIFV DC (Women in Film  & Video DC) and WIFTA (Women in Film & TV Atlanta), tells January Green about the making of the lifestyle reality show Trash vs Treasure on the Urban Movie Channel.  Dina F. Gilmore: @dfgilmore Twitter & Instagram  and Facebook / @wifmco Instagram, @go_wifmco Twitter Carletta S. Hurt: @IKAMProd #TrashvsTreasureUMC Twitter & Instagram / @wiftatlanta / @WIFVDC  If you would like to be interviewed for our Cross Border Collaboration Series, nominate someone for our Women Crush Wednesdays Spotlight, share your story or hit us up with an interview suggestion, contact us at communications@nywift.org. For more great information about women in film and television subscribe to this podcast and go to NYWIFT.org.
20:54
September 30, 2020
Your Stories About Celebrity Encounters & WCW Spotlight Misha Calvert
You bring us two stories that feature opposing experiences with celebrities.  First, a juicy anonymous entry about an awkward encounter with an amorous celebrity couple during a film junket. Next, Laurence Lerman, founder of the film & TV review site Discdish.com, created a unique adaptation of TV's The Odd Couple that led to a friendly moment with Christopher Walken.  Reminder, NYWIFT welcomes members of all genders so join today! Co-hosts Janine McGoldrick and Leah Curney discuss the latest news regarding production & COVID-19, including a success story from Tyler Perry, as well as a recent study that says streamers are outpacing networks when it comes to representation of women and this weekend's virtual Emmy Awards. In our Women Crush Wednesdays Spotlight, Kelsey Marsh tells us how Misha Calvert is crushing it with her web series All Hail Beth. We recommend H is for Happiness & living in the moment with Transformation Made Easy.com   If you would like to nominate someone for our Women Crush Wednesdays Spotlight, share your story or hit us up with an interview suggestion, contact us at communications@nywift.org. For more great information about women in film and television subscribe to this podcast and go to NYWIFT.org.
34:07
September 16, 2020
Kim Skildum-Reid Film Funding w/Corporate Sponsorship & WCW Spotlight Jenn Halweil
Kim Skildum-Reid best-selling author of The Sponsorship Seeker's Toolkit gives filmmakers tips on how and why to incorporate Corporate Sponsorship into their fundraising plans. Co-hosts Janine McGoldrick and Leah Curney discuss the tragic passing of Chadwick Boseman and the American Cinematheque tribute to Lynn Shelton.  Kelsey Marsh tells us why Women Crush Wednesday Spotlight Member Jenn Halweil (jenn@gobeyondlab.in) is crushing it with Financially Naked. Links for Kim Skildum-Reid: https://powersponsorship.com/ & YouTube Channel   How Star Wars Was Saved in the Edit If you would like to nominate someone for our Women Crush Wednesdays Spotlight, share your story or hit us up with an interview suggestion, contact us at communications@nywift.org. For more great information about women in film and television subscribe to this podcast and go to NYWIFT.org.
40:40
September 2, 2020
Your Stories & WCW Spotlight Whitney Uland
Co-hosts Janine McGoldrick and Leah Curney share more of Your Stories! Tammy Reese dishes the scoop on her favorite interviews from NJ Horror Con, Alexandra Lazarowich makes a shift in the way she represents Indigenous people in film and Liza Rafael solves her problem of finding extras for her micro-budget indie film.  Kelsey Marsh tells us why Women Crush Wednesday Spotlight Member Whitney Uland is crushing it with The Improv House. Listen to Alexandra's full interview here on the WIFT Alberta website. If you would like to nominate someone for our Women Crush Wednesdays Spotlight, share your story or hit us up with an interview suggestion, contact us at communications@nywift.org. For more great information about women in film and television subscribe to this podcast and go to NYWIFT.org.
29:00
August 19, 2020
Okema T. Moore Talks Post Production on American Masters: Unladylike & WCW Spotlight Casey Killoran
This week Kelsey Marsh talks with actress-producer Okema T. Moore about her post-production work on American Masters – Unladylike2020: The Changemakers,  creating her own destiny and learning to be a better leader. In our Women Crush Wednesday Spotlight, January Green tells us why Casey Killoran is crushing it and co-hosts Janine McGoldrick and Leah Curney discuss The Safe Way Forward COVID production guidelines developed by industry unions. Airing now on PBS, American Masters – Unladylike2020: The Changemakers featuring courageous, little-known and diverse female trailblazers from the turn of the 20th century. Casey Killoran stars & produces Motherhood,  the story of a young mother who holds a grudge against her unruly 5-year-old, for being the cause of his father's declining love and attention.   If you would like to nominate someone for our Women Crush Wednesdays Spotlight, share your story or hit us up with an interview suggestion, contact us at communications@nywift.org. For more great information about women in film and television subscribe to this podcast and go to NYWIFT.org.
45:04
August 5, 2020
Your Stories & WCW Spotlight Member Kristina Teschner
This week we hear from you! Kristin Reiber Harris recounts how she organized a children’s film festival, Meghan Westlemajer talks about bowling with Billy Bob Thornton and Patrice Washington explains how she created her own talk show.  New podcast member Kelsey Marsh tells us why NYWIFT member Kristina Teschner is crushing it this week and Katie's Korner gives you the latest news and events from NYWIFT. If you would like to nominate someone for our Women Crush Wednesdays Spotlight, share your story or hit us up with an interview suggestion, contact us at communications@nywift.org. For more great information about women in film and television subscribe to Women Crush Wednesdays Podcast and go to NYWIFT.org. Hear more from WIFTA's Storylines Podcast
37:11
July 15, 2020
Dawn Porter Director of John Lewis: Good Trouble & WCW Spotlight Member Meissa Hampton
Filmmaker Dawn Porter talks about her important new documentary John Lewis: Good Trouble. Meissa Hampton, filmmaker of A Social Cure, is our Women Crush Wednesdays Spotlight member.  Janine highlights the newly announced NY Filming Guidelines and the unique way one soap opera is handling love scenes during the pandemic. If you would like to nominate someone for our WCW Spotlight, share your story or hit us up with an interview suggestion, contact us at communications@nywift.org.  For more great information about women in film and television subscribe to Women Crush Wednesdays Podcast and go to NYWIFT.org.
38:30
July 1, 2020
Bonus: 'Cross Border Collaboration' w/Sheena Rossiter, Host of WIFTA Podcast "Storylines"
In this special bonus episode Leah Curney, chats with Sheena Rossiter, host "Storylines" a podcast from WIFTA, about the ways podcasting and documentary film can find ways to flourish right  now, the state of the industry in Alberta, Canada. and how we can all do more 'Cross Border Collaborations' during this time of social distancing.   To hear more of Leah and Sheena's conversation check out the bonus episode of "Storylines."  For more great information from women in film and television subscribe to Women Crush Wednesdays Podcast and go to NYWIFT.org. 
11:46
June 24, 2020
Your Stories & WCW Spotlight Member Delores Edwards
This episode, podcast team member January Green tells us why NYWIFT member Delores Edwards is crushing it this week. Hosts Leah Curney and Janine McGoldrick bring you three great stories sent in from women working in entertainment including Devi Morgan, Fran Murphy and a submission from our sister WIFT chapter in Alberta Canada. And Katie's Korner highlights upcoming programming and events.   To find out more about those featured check out their social media and links:   Delores Edwards: Twitter @deeadrian Instagram @da.edwards LinkedIn   Devi Morgan: instagram @devimorgan1522   Fran Murphy: twitter @FranniM   You can hear more of Rosvita's story as well as other Storylines Podcast episodes from WIFTA.  Instagram @wift_alberta Twitter @wiftalberta #storylines Contact us at communications@nywift.org to Share Your Story, Ask NYWIFT, nominate a member for the Women Crush Wednesdays Spotlight or with any other feedback or suggestions.  Don't forget to subscribe, rate and share episodes on social media!  Go to NYWIFT for the latest video webinars and blog posts.
25:38
June 17, 2020
Nadia Hallgren Director of Becoming & WCW Spotlight Victoria Negri
So excited to have Nina Hallgren, the director of the Michelle Obama Documentary Becoming, on this week's episode! We introduce the new Women Crush Wednesdays Spotlight segment highlighting a NYWIFT member who is crushing it. Today its -- Victoria Negri.  We discuss how the industry has responded to the murder of George Floyd. If you are looking for ways to help click here.   Becoming is currently streaming on Netflix. #IAMBECOMING / @nadiahallgren / @victorianegri Contact us at communications@nywift.org to Share Your Story, Ask NYWIFT, nominate a member for the Women Crush Wednesdays Spotlight or with any other feedback or suggestions.  Don't forget to subscribe, rate and share episodes on social media! Go to NYWIFT for the latest video webinars and blog posts.
37:06
June 3, 2020
Share Your Stories
Everyone has a story…you know the one you tell your friends at parties.  We all learn from shared experiences, from the successes, the failures and the flat out hysterical. So tell us about your most memorable career moments.  Give it to us – the good, the bad and the ugly!  Each month we will choose one or two to feature on the podcast. You can use your story to promote yourself and a current project, or tell us to keep all the names anonymous to protect the innocent...and the guilty.  Either write your story down (keep under 2 pages) or record yourself and forward the audio file (under 5 minutes) and email us at communications@nywift.org!
01:30
May 28, 2020
Conversation with Animators Carrie Hawks and Kristin Reiber Harris
While most production and distribution has been delayed due to the coronavirus, there is a sector of the industry that may not have been hit as hard -- animation. What, if any, adjustments have animators had to make during this time?  Janine and Leah talk with animators & NYWIFT members Carrie Hawks and Kristin Reiber Harris to find out.  Also, we are adding a new segment to our podcast and need your stories.  Listen for details and email us at communications@nywift.org.  Don't forget to subscribe and share episodes on social media!  Guest Info: Carrie Hawks - maroonhorizon.com / @maroonhorizon Kristin Reiber Harris: KristinHarrisDesign.com / @anim8nature  
27:11
May 20, 2020
Comedian Judy Gold & Call Your Mother Documentary
This week we celebrate Mother's Day with acclaimed comedian, actress, writer, producer Judy Gold! Judy discusses her involvement with the upcoming documentary film Call Your Mother which interviews numerous all-star comedians about their relationships with their mothers and how it has shaped their comedy.  Janine and Leah discuss the upcoming "We Are One: A Global Film Festival" which will run from May 29 - June 7 free on YouTube.com/WeAreOne and AMC & Regal's announcement to no longer showcase Universal films.  Katie's Korner gives you the latest NYWIFT programming and events news.  If you have any feedback, topic recommendations and/or interview suggestions reach out at communications@nywift.org.  Don't forget to subscribe and share!
41:45
May 6, 2020
Deborah Kampmeier & the Virtual Premiere of Tape
Hosts Janine McGoldrick & Leah Curney discuss how the industry has begun to re-evaluate production logistics in the age of COVID-19, the revival of drive-in movie theaters and their latest recommendations including John Krasinski's Some Good News and Collab.sundance.org/, a community platform for creators and artists from around the world to learn from each other.  Podcast team member Ondrea Barbe talks with award-winning filmmaker Deborah Kampmeier about the virtual premiere of her timely film Tape and Katie Chambers provides updates on NYWIFT programming and resources.  Stay home and stay safe!  
54:30
April 22, 2020
Feed the Freelancers Interview with Isabella Olaguera & Update on Resources
Janine McGoldrick and Leah Curney discuss latest content offerings for stay at home binge-watching. Leah interviews Isabella Olaguera regarding her Feed the Freelancers initiative. Katie Chambers provides an update on resources available through NYWIFT during the health and economic crisis.
41:02
April 8, 2020
NYWIFT Resources During Coronavirus & Interview with Filmmakers of Marisol
Janine McGoldrick & Katie Chambers discuss how the Coronavirus has impacted the industry, updates to NYWIFT Programming Events and resources available for those in need. Janine also talks with Lauren Sowa and Zoé Salicrup-Junco, the filmmakers behind Marisol, currently available on HBO. 
33:53
March 18, 2020
Women's History Month March 2020
Janine McGoldrick gives a rundown of the latest in NYWIFT news and programming and Leah Curney welcomes fillmaker Naomi McDougall Jones back to the podcast to discuss her new book "The Wrong Kind of Women: Inside Our Revolution to Dismantle the Gods of Hollywood" in honor of Women's History Month.
29:19
March 3, 2020
40th Anniversary Muse Awards and interview with Lynn Novick
Happy Holidays Everyone!  Co-host Margarita Sophia Cortes and special guest co-host Mellini Kantayya are here to bring you the highlights of the 40th Anniversary Muse Awards, which honored Gloria Estefan, Kasi Lemmons (Nancy Malone Directing Award), Ann Dowd, Shoshannah Stern (Loreen Arbus Changemaker Award), Anjali Sud and Jane Rosenthal (Career Impact Achievement Award) and the Commissioner of the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, Anne del Castillo, presented their award to Caroline Hirsch. It was a star-studded gala to say the least! Surprise guests showed up to support including Margaret Atwood and Robert De Niro.  While Mellini was on the red carpet doing her interviews, I was at the table on stage and so the two of us give you the scoop at the event! Plus Janine McGoldrick brings to you a special interviews with Director Lynn Novick and Producer Sarah Botstein to talk about their film COLLEGE BEHIND BARS, which is now airing streaming on PBS.org. Hope you all have a very special Holiday and Happy and Healthy New Year! -- We'll see you in 2020 ! ---- New York Women in Film & Television's Women Crush Wednesdays podcast  please like, share, rate and subscribe!
52:53
December 18, 2019
Bianca De La Garza talks Journalism, Films and Beauty; Plus Terry Lawler, Kirsten Larvick and Barbara Moss talk Women's Film Preservation Fund
On this episode of Women Crush Wednesdays by New York Women in Film & Television, hosted by Janine McGoldrick and Leah Curney are in the co-hosting seats as they talk about Geena Davis and Disney and some necessary tools for diversifying scripts; Plus Katie Chambers is back in the interview seat with special guests: Terry Lawler, Barbara Moss and Kirsten Larvick as they discuss the Women's Preservation Fund garnering an award last month! And last but never least, our podcast interviewer Ondrea Barbe has a fascination discussion with our special guest: Bianca De La Garza talking about films, beauty, self-confidence and more! 
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November 6, 2019
Guest Co-host Katie Chambers and Special Guest Kathryn O'Kane Brings a Summit
Happy August! It's still summer, and we still have beach weather ahead of us! On this special Women Crush Wednesdays episode, we have Katie Chambers in the house as our special guest co-host to fill us in on fabulous news at New York Women in Film and Television. Plus our special guest is the talented director, producer, and board member, Kathryn O'Kane. She shares some highlights of the inaugural NYWIFT Summit event, which took place in June 2019 at the Ford Foundation in NYC (Special thanks to the Ford Foundation). And of course, what are we watching? What are you watching this summer? Grab an iced tea and join the conversation! NYWIFT's Women Crush Wednesdays podcast is now hosted by Anchor. Follow along on Spotify and iTunes. Don't forget to follow us on FB, TW and IG for more news!
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August 21, 2019
Joan Kron and Richa Rudola
Happy Summer! In this month's Women Crush Wednesday episode by New York Women in Film & Television, hosts Margarita & Janine chat about highs and lows of the U.S. Women's soccer win, gender pay gap including the NYWIFT Summit and catch up on films we are working on plus what we are watching. Our special guest interviews include: Joan Kron ("Take My Nose Please!"), a prize-winning journalist and filmmaker and at 91, is a master of reinvention; and Richa Rudola, an award-winning NYC-based filmmaker and recipient of the 2019 Future of Film is Female grant for her short film "The Seal." Grab a drink and enjoy! ~~~~Please like, share and subscribe~~~ Follow us on IG, FB & TW for more stories! www.NYWIFT.org
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July 17, 2019
Special DW Gala Red Carpet Interviews and Filmmaker Greta Schiller
On this very special mid-month episode, Margarita & Janine discuss the highlights of the 2019 NYWIFT Designing Women Gala and members Mellini Kantayya and Katrina Medoff present the Red Carpet interviews with honorees and presenters including: "Game of Thrones" and "The Crown" costume designer Michele Clapton; "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" stars Rachel Brosnahan, Marin Hinkle, Caroline Aaron; "Atlanta" star Zazie Beetz; comedian Zainab Johnson; NYWIFT executive director Cynthia Lopez and Board President, Simone Pero. PLUS member Ondrea Barbe chats with filmmaker Greta Schiller about the 35th anniversary of the EMMY award-winning documentary "Before Stonewall" and upcoming special Q&A event moderated by NYWIFT board member and producer, Tracey Daniels. That and more on this special mid-month Women Crush Wednesdays! ~~~~** Please subscribe and share **~~~~~ Follow New York Women Film & Television's Women Crush Wednesdays podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Podomatic and discuss with us on our NYWIFT social media.
58:50
June 20, 2019
Designing Women Gala 2019 honorees: Riccie Johnson and Shunika Terry
This month's New York Women in Film and Television's Women Crush Wednesdays podcast is all about the annual Designing Women Gala, which honors women behind the screen in the fields of makeup, hair, and costume. The podcast teams sits down with two honorees: Riccie Johnson makeup artist for CBS "60 Minutes" and Shunika Terry, hair stylist "Atlanta" and "House of Cards" plus "The Boss" and more! Plus, Margarita and Janine talk about the need for more female critics and what we're watching now. Get your Designing Women Gala tickets at nywift.org! -- Follow us and connect: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nywift/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/nywift Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nywift/ https://www.nywift.org
01:18:55
June 5, 2019
International Women's Day: Pamela Green
On this special episode, we celebrate International Women's Day as Margarita and Janine highlight trailblazers in film and television. Katie sits down with filmmaker Pamela Green to discuss her film "Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blache" so sit back and enjoy! ***You can find us on Spotify and iTunes. Please hit the subscribe button***
52:51
March 8, 2019
Alysia Reiner talks Orange is The New Black and her latest indie film EGG
This month, Margarita is joined by NYWIFT member, Janine McGoldrick, as her guest co-host to chat about awards season and the lack of recognition - yet again - for women. They offer insight on why they think it's happening and when you get two PR gals talking, well not much is left unsaid. Our amazing Community Engagement Director, Katie Chambers, chats it up with Alysia Reiner (Orange Is The New Black) to talk about her latest indie film "Egg" and the stigmatism of women beings moms. Also, will she give us any scoop on OITNB...? Grab a glass of wine and tune in!
47:27
February 5, 2019
Sandra Luckow and Terry Lawler
Margarita has two incredible sit downs that you will not want to miss. First, we chat with NYWIFT member and award-winning filmmaker Sandra Luckow to discuss her latest film "That Way Madness Lies" which opens in NYC & LA Dec 14th. Our second guest is the incomparable Terry Lawler, who has served NYWIFT for over 20 years. She shares some highlights over the years and some laughs. So grab some coffee or wine or cocoa and enjoy!
53:42
December 5, 2018
Kathryn O'Kane talks Salt Fat Acid Heat and Heidi Philipsen on Global Women
This month's Women Crush Wednesday features a special guest co-host Heidi Philipsen who is a fellow NYWIFT member, a producer / director and currently living in Germany. She shares how global organizations are helping women living abroad. Our special guest is Kathryn O'Kane, a board member and producer / showrunner who was recently on a NYWIFT panel and her latest project "Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat" is airing now on Netflix. So grab a coffee or glass of wine and join us for a special episode!
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October 31, 2018
Simone Pero and Jennifer Fox talk Emmy nominated film The Tale and Crystal R. Emery won't stop because of disability
We are a little off schedule for our August Women Crush Wednesday podcast, but we've got some amazing conversations to share with you. We highlight our guests, NYWIFT board president, Simone Pero, and filmmaker, Jennifer Fox, who chat about the financing side of HBO's Emmy-nominated film "The Tale." We also present an inspiring conversation with NYWIFT member, Crystal R. Emery, who doesn't let her disability get in the way of being an acclaimed filmmaker, writer, producer, author, speaker and activist!
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September 4, 2018