New York Women in Film & Television Announces The Writers Lab for Women Screenwriters Over 40 Open SubmissionsNew York Women in Film & Television Announces The Writers Lab for Women Screenwriters Over 40 Open Submissions
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2019

New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) and The Writers Lab co-founders Elizabeth Kaiden and Nitza Wilon are pleased to announce the return of The Writers Lab for 2019. Now in its fifth year, the groundbreaking program provides exclusive mentorship opportunities with leading filmmakers to women screenwriters over the age of 40, increasing opportunities for content made by women. The program has been supported every year since its inception by Academy Award winner Meryl Streep, fostering work written by and about women, with 48 writers having completed the program to date. The Writers Lab offers a unique and nurturing experience for 12 talented female screenwriters. Selected writers will attend a four-day retreat with outstanding female film mentors, engaging in panels, peer discussions and one-on-one meetings October 2-6, 2019, at the Guest House Retreat Center in Chester, Connecticut. This year the Lab is proud to welcome two new mentors, Academy Award- and Golden Globe Award-nominated screenwriter Robin Swicord (The Promise, Wakefield, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Memoirs of A Geisha) and Pulitzer playwright nominee and multi award-winning screenwriter Theresa Rebeck (355,Smash, THE FAMILY of Mann, NYPD Blue, The Bells). (more...)

2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominations Announced2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominations Announced
by TV News Desk - Nov 16, 2018

This morning, Film Independent announced the nominations for the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards. The Spirit Awards are the primary fundraiser for Film Independent's year-round programs, which cultivate the careers of emerging filmmakers and promote diversity in the industry. Film Independent President Josh Welsh presided over the press conference held at the W Hotel in Hollywood, with actors Gemma Chan and Molly Shannon presenting the nominations. Nominees for Best Feature included Eighth Grade, First Reformed, If Beale Street Could Talk, Leave No Trace and You Were Never Really Here. (more...)

Tribeca Film Festival Shares 2018 Feature Film ProgramTribeca Film Festival Shares 2018 Feature Film Program
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2018

The 17th annual Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, revealed its feature film lineup championing the discovery of emerging voices and celebrating new work from established filmmaking talent. To close the Festival, Tribeca will World Premiere The Fourth Estate, from Oscar®-nominated director Liz Garbus, which follows The New York Times' coverage of the Trump administration's first year. The Centerpiece Gala will be the World Premiere of Drake Doremus' sci-fi romance Zoe starring Ewan McGregor, Lea Seydoux, Rashida Jones, and Theo James. The 2018 Tribeca Film Festival takes place April 18-29. (more...)

The 17th Annual Tribeca Film Festival Reveals Feature Film LineupThe 17th Annual Tribeca Film Festival Reveals Feature Film Lineup
by TV News Desk - Mar 7, 2018

The 17th annual Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, revealed its feature film lineup championing the discovery of emerging voices and celebrating new work from established filmmaking talent. To close the Festival, Tribeca will World Premiere The Fourth Estate, from Oscar®-nominated director Liz Garbus, which follows The New York Times' coverage of the Trump administration's first year. The Centerpiece Gala will be the World Premiere of Drake Doremus' sci-fi romance Zoe starring Ewan McGregor, Lea Seydoux, Rashida Jones, and Theo James. The 2018 Tribeca Film Festival takes place April 18-29. (more...)

Nicole Kidman Joins Meryl Streep in Supporting The Writers LabNicole Kidman Joins Meryl Streep in Supporting The Writers Lab
by Julie Musbach - Feb 1, 2018

New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) and IRIS are pleased to announce that Academy Award, Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award winning actor Nicole Kidman has joined Meryl Streep in supporting The Writers Lab. (more...)

Less Than Rent To Stage Reading Of Gracie Gardner's I'M REVOLTINGLess Than Rent To Stage Reading Of Gracie Gardner's I'M REVOLTING
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017

Less Than Rent Theatre will present a staged reading of Gracie Gardner's I'M REVOLTING at New Ohio Theatre on November 7th, 2017. It will be directed by Tony nominee Moritz Von Stuelpnagel (Hand to God). (more...)

Less Than Rent To Stage Reading Of Gracie Gardner's I'M REVOLTINGLess Than Rent To Stage Reading Of Gracie Gardner's I'M REVOLTING
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2017

Less Than Rent Theatre will present a staged reading of Gracie Gardner's I'M REVOLTING at New Ohio Theatre on November 7th, 2017. It will be directed by Tony nominee Moritz Von Stuelpnagel (Hand to God). (more...)

Meryl Streep & Oprah Winfrey's The Writers Lab Selects 2017 ProjectsMeryl Streep & Oprah Winfrey's The Writers Lab Selects 2017 Projects
by TV News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) and IRIS have announced the screenwriters selected to participate in the third year of The Writers Lab. (more...)

CMT to Premiere Original Documentary CHICKEN PEOPLE, Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

CMT today announced that the eagerly awaited and critically acclaimed original documentary, CHICKEN PEOPLE, will kick-off Thanksgiving and premiere Today, November 23 (more...)

CMT to Premiere Original Documentary CHICKEN PEOPLE, 11/23
by TV News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

CMT today announced that the eagerly awaited and critically acclaimed original documentary, CHICKEN PEOPLE, will kick-off Thanksgiving and premiere Wednesday, November 23 (more...)

BWW Review: DISGRACED at McCarter Theatre is an A-List Dinner Party You Don't Want to Miss!
by Sarah Vander Schaaff - Oct 17, 2016

Dinner party conversation goes deep, touching off unresolved notions of cultural, religious, and racial identities, between guests and within.  (more...)

DISGRACED to Spark Debate at McCarter This October; Ayad Akhtar Set for Dialogue During Run
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize winning Disgraced has become a flashpoint of conversation. Critically-acclaimed and Tony-nominated on Broadway, produced around the world, Disgraced is about to spark debate on McCarter's Matthews Stage this October. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Playwright Ayad Akhtar Talks DISGRACED at McCarter Theatre Center
by Stage Tube - Oct 12, 2016

Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize winning Disgraced has become a flashpoint of conversation. Critically-acclaimed and Tony-nominated on Broadway, produced around the world, Disgraced is about to spark debate on McCarter's Matthews Stage this month. Of particular note will be an appearance by playwright Ayad Akhtar at McCarter's Dialogue on Drama on Sunday, October 16th. Get ready for his appearance with the interview below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Ayad Akhtar's DISGRACED at McCarter Theatre Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize winning Disgraced has become a flashpoint of conversation. Critically-acclaimed and Tony-nominated on Broadway, produced around the world, Disgraced is about to spark debate on McCarter's Matthews Stage this month. Of particular note will be an appearance by playwright Ayad Akhtar at McCarter's Dialogue on Drama on Sunday, October 16th (see below for more information on Dialogue on Drama). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

DISGRACED to Spark Debate at McCarter This October; Ayad Akhtar Set for Dialogue During Run
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize winning Disgraced has become a flashpoint of conversation. Critically-acclaimed and Tony-nominated on Broadway, produced around the world, Disgraced is about to spark debate on McCarter's Matthews Stage this October. (more...)

DISGRACED to Spark Debate at McCarter This October; Ayad Akhtar Set for Dialogue During Run
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize winning Disgraced has become a flashpoint of conversation. Critically-acclaimed and Tony-nominated on Broadway, produced around the world, Disgraced is about to spark debate on McCarter's Matthews Stage this October. (more...)

The Writers Lab, Funded by Meryl Streep, Selects 2016 Participants
by TV News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) and IRIS, a collective of women filmmakers, are pleased to announce the selected screenwriters to participate in the second year of The Writers Lab. (more...)

Samuel Goldwyn Films & CMT Will Hatch Competitive Documentary CHICKEN PEOPLE
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Samuel Goldwyn Films and CMT announced today that Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired North American rights from CMT for CHICKEN PEOPLE. (more...)

Writers Lab, Funded by Meryl Streep, Returns with New Female Filmmakers for 2016
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

Established for women screenwriters over the age of 40 byNew York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) and IRIS, The Writers Lab returns in 2016 once again with funding provided by Oscar winner and NYWIFT Muse honoree Meryl Streep. The Writers Lab 2016 has selected seasoned filmmakers to provide exclusive mentorship and increase opportunities while cultivating more content made by women. (more...)

Screenwriters Announced for Inaugural Meryl Streep Writers Lab
by TV News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

New York Women in Film & Television and the Iris film collective have announced the12 screenwriters for the inaugural Meryl Streep's Writers Lab (more...)

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