11/01/2012

Legendary Lives Rescheduled - LPTW



 
The LPTW
Live Free event
on LEGENDARY LIVES
of great women
of the theatre
that was rescheduled because of
Hurricane Sandy
will now be on
Tuesday 12/11 


LEGENDARY LIVES 

"starring"
Edna Ferber 
Hallie Flanagan 
Sarah Bernhardt 

featuring
Julie Gilbert 
Milly Barranger 
Ruth Wolff 

Rescheduled to:
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Cherry Lane Theatre
38 Commerce Street
Produced by
Mari Lyn Henry 
VP of Programs
League of Professional Theatre Women

with scenes performed by
Cynthia Enfield & David Spencer
Creative Consultant: 
Shellen Lubin

FREE

For reservations email
programs@theatrewomen.org



10/01/2012

LPTW - Oral History - Christine Ebersole 10/22

from the
League of Professional Theatre Women

Oral History
Monday, October 22nd from 6PM to 8PM
Bruno Walter Auditorium
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
65th Street & Amsterdam Avenue


Tony® Award winning actor
CHRISTINE EBERSOLE
will be interviewed by MICHAEL RIEDEL

The ongoing Oral History Project chronicles and documents the contributions of significant theatre women in many fields. Interviews with such outstanding women are videotaped and housed in the Theatre on Film and Tape Archive at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center.

ADMISSION IS FREE! 
First come - first seated | Open to the Public

This program is made possible through the generous support of the Edith Meiser Foundation

Legendary Lives - LPTW






LEGENDARY LIVES 

"starring"
Edna Ferber 
Hallie Flanagan 
Sarah Bernhardt 

featuring
Julie Gilbert 
Milly Barranger 
Ruth Wolff 

Monday, November 5, 2012
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Cherry Lane Theatre
38 Commerce Street
Produced by
Mari Lyn Henry 
VP of Programs
League of Professional Theatre Women

with scenes performed by
Cynthia Enfield & David Spencer
Creative Consultant: 
Shellen Lubin

FREE
For reservations email
programs@theatrewomen.org



7/10/2012

Singing for SAG/AFTRA members 7/12


 FOR SAG/AFTRA members:
Summer@SAG-AFTRA presents
“Sing Simply and as Naturally as You Speak”
with SAG-AFTRA Member Sally Morgan


When: 6-8 p.m., Thursday, July 12, 2012
Doors will close when maximum capacity is reached.  Seating is limited and admission is on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Where: SAG-AFTRA
260 Madison Avenue, 7th Floor – The Eddie Cantor Boardroom
(Between 38th and 39th streets)

Through this non-traditional vocal technique, you will feel freedom.  Hear the power in your voice and watch your dreams come alive.

No RSVP necessary but please call Michele Caruso at (212) 863-4253 or email michele.caruso@sagaftra.org if you need ADA accommodations. 

This workshop is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing — no guests are allowed. Parents/guardians of performers under 18 years old are welcome. SAG-AFTRA members, please bring your membership card for admittance.

Due to recent overflow attendance, some members have been turned away from past seminars.  Please be aware that we will make our best effort to repeat seminars that were full to capacity, causing admission to be denied to members.

This seminar is for informational purposes and does not constitute SAG-AFTRA’s endorsement of any particular product, service, or provider.

7/08/2012

Street Team Planning Party

This Monday night, July 9, in NYC
we are having the first planning party
for the new WAM Coalition Street Team,
a group of young, artistic, energetic women
who are going to work together 
to up our online presence.
Send us an email to info@wamcoalition.org
if you're interested in attending 
(either in person or on Skype)
or in being involved in the Street Team 
in the future
and we'll get you the details.
Wam-Co Street Team on facebook

6/29/2012

July 2012 Theatre & Film/Video Funding News

 WomenArts - Create, Connect, Change the World.

July 2012 Funding Newsletters


The WomenArts Funding Newsletters for July 2012 are now online. To read them, please click on the links below.
WOMENARTS MOVES TO BERKELEY

After five years in San Francisco, WomenArts is moving to the neighboring town of Berkeley, California.  Please note our new mailing address and phone number at the bottom of this email. 
We are very excited about collaborating with many wonderful artists and arts organizations in our new home town and with the faculty, staff, and students at the University of California Berkeley, one of the best universities in the U.S.
If you have written to us this month and we did not respond, please try again.  It has been a hectic month of packing and unpacking, and we may have missed your email.

NORA EPHRON DIES AT 71

WomenArts joins with many others to mourn the passing of Oscar-nominated screen writer and director, Nora Ephron this past Tuesday. Ephron was one of her era’s most successful screenwriters and filmmakers, making romantic comedy hits like “Sleepless in Seattle” and “When Harry Met Sally” and "Julie and Julia." 
The Washington Post commented, "As a woman in the male-dominated movie business, Ms. Ephron was a rare 'triple-hyphenate' as writer, director and producer. But making movies for and about women was a battle, at times. She observed how, to male studio moguls, 'a movie about a woman’s cure for cancer is less interesting than a movie about a man with a hangnail.'"

You can read a review of Ephron's "Julie and Julia" by Jan Lisa Huttner (aka our "Hot Pink Pen") at: www.WomenArts.org/reviews/JulieandJulia.htm

You can also read a piece about Nora Ephron by Melissa Silverstein on her Women And Hollywood blog.
THEATRE FUNDING NEWS #88:

FILM/VIDEO FUNDING NEWS #88:

Please Note:  All programs specifically for women are now in red. Our newsletters place an emphasis on listings for women, people of color, and socially engaged artists. In addition to the newsletters above that list upcoming deadlines, we now have three pages on our website that list ongoing programs:  Ongoing Calls for Films & Videos, Ongoing Calls for Plays, and Ongoing Artist Residency Programs.  

If you miss an issue of our funding newsletters, you will always be able to find the two most recent newsletters posted in the News & Reviews section of our website at: www.WomenArts.org/news/index.htm#enews


Other Places to Check

There are several other places online where you can find information about funding for theatre and film/video artists:

WOMENARTS FUNDING LISTS - WomenArts maintains annotated lists of funders categorized by art form in the Grants/Resources section of our website at: http://www.WomenArts.org/fund/fundlists.htm.

NYFA SOURCE - The New York Foundation for the Arts maintains the most comprehensive national directory of awards, services and publications for artists in the NYFA Source section of their website at: http://www.nyfa.org/nyfa_source.asp?id=47&fid=1.

WITHOUTABOX - Film/Video artists can check Withoutabox at http://www.withoutabox.com for a more comprehensive list of general-interest film festivals.

NYCPLAYWRIGHTS ORG - There are additional lists of general interest items for playwrights at http://www.NYCPlaywrights.org.

THEATRE COMMUNICATIONS GROUP - Theatre Communications Group (www.tcg.org) is a national alliance of non-profit theatres that offers a range of online information services, publications and grants. They publish ArtSearch, a newsletter for theatre job-seekers that lists available positions all over the country, and American Theatre, a monthly magazine that provides news about the non-profit theatre world. They provide helpful resources about international theatre activities at:  http://www.tcg.org/international/index.cfm.


Announcements


BUILD YOUR SKILLS
The Build Your Skills section of our website has articles on the basics of fundraising, publicity, fiscal sponsorships, and tips for starting out as an artist. We also have an introduction to crowd-funding that explains how to use popular online fundraising sites like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo.

WATCH OUR SWAN DAY VIDEOS!
Some of our favorite SWAN Day videos are now online.  If you have a video you would like to share, please Contact Us>>

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If you would prefer to mail us a check, please send it to: WomenArts, 1442A Walnut Street #67, Berkeley, CA 94709. 
For information about gifts of stock or employee matching gifts, please click here>>

About WomenArts

WomenArts (formerly known as The Fund for Women Artists) is a community of artists and allies dedicated to celebrating and supporting art by and about women. For an overview of our programs and services, please see the About Us section of our website.

Special Thanks

WomenArts is supported this year by generous grants from the Nathan Cummings Foundation, Art Happens, Embrey Family Foundation, The Sister Fund, The Harnisch Foundation, HEW Foundation, Northern Trust Charitable Giving, Do A Little, the Zellerbach Family Foundation, the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, the PatsyLu Fund of the Open Meadows Foundation, Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, California Community Foundation, and by gifts of time, energy and money from artists and arts supporters around the world.

WomenArts
1442A Walnut Street #67
Berkeley, CA 94709
Phone: (510) 868-5096
Website: www.womenarts.org
Contact Us>>

(Note: WomenArts is the new name of The Fund for Women Artists,
a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.)


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6/12/2012

Screening from WGAE 6/20 at 7pm





Wed, Jun 20, 2012
7:00 PM

SEEKING A FRIEND 

FOR THE END 

OF THE WORLD 

Screening with Q&A

Focus Features invites you and a guest
to an advance screening of
SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD

Written and directed by Lorene Scafaria
Starring Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, Connie Britton, 
Adam Brody, Rob Corddry, Gillian Jacobs, Derek Luke, 
Melanie Lynskey, T.J. Miller, Mark Moses, 
Patton Oswalt, William Petersen

Immediately following the screening will be a Q&A
with Screenwriter/Director Lorene Scafaria,
moderated by Gina Gionfriddo.
As a courtesy to Ms. Scafaria, please do not RSVP for this screening
unless you are available to stay for the Q&A.

RSVP Link

Seating is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis.
RSVP does not guarantee seating.
Absolutely no one will be admitted once the film has started.

Film Running Time: 101 minutes
MPAA Rating: R

Event Location

Clearview’s Chelsea Cinemas 9 
260 West 23rd Street (Just east of 8th Avenue)
New York, NY 10011

6/01/2012

June 2012 Theatre & Film/Video Funding News

 WomenArts - Create, Connect, Change the World.

June 2012 Funding Newsletters

The WomenArts Funding Newsletters for June 2012 are now online. To read them, please click on the links below.

CANNES FILM FESTIVAL UPDATE

Thanks so much to all of you who signed the Women and Hollywood petition about the lack of women directors at the Cannes Film Festival.

Also, thanks to Kay Hardy Campbell for pointing out that although there were no women in the main competition at Cannes, there were important films by women in the sidebar screenings.  

In particular, we would like to congratulate Haifaa Al Mansour, the first female Saudi filmmaker, on the showing of her film, Wadjda, the first full-length feature ever shot entirely inside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  Wadjda tells the story of an 11-year-old girl growing up in the suburbs of Saudi capital city Riyadh. Her dream is to get and ride a green bicycle, a treasure forbidden to women in the restrictive Islamist state. Read more>>

THEATRE FUNDING NEWS #87:

FILM/VIDEO FUNDING NEWS #87:

Please Note:  All programs specifically for women are now in red. Our newsletters place an emphasis on listings for women, people of color, and socially engaged artists. In addition to the newsletters above that list upcoming deadlines, we now have three pages on our website that list ongoing programs:  Ongoing Calls for Films & Videos, Ongoing Calls for Plays, and Ongoing Artist Residency Programs.  

If you miss an issue of our funding newsletters, you will always be able to find the two most recent newsletters posted in the News & Reviews section of our website at: www.WomenArts.org/news/index.htm#enews


Other Places to Check

There are several other places online where you can find information about funding for theatre and film/video artists:

WOMENARTS FUNDING LISTS - WomenArts maintains annotated lists of funders categorized by art form in the Grants/Resources section of our website at: http://www.WomenArts.org/fund/fundlists.htm.

NYFA SOURCE - The New York Foundation for the Arts maintains the most comprehensive national directory of awards, services and publications for artists in the NYFA Source section of their website at: http://www.nyfa.org/nyfa_source.asp?id=47&fid=1.

WITHOUTABOX - Film/Video artists can check Withoutabox at http://www.withoutabox.com for a more comprehensive list of general-interest film festivals.

NYCPLAYWRIGHTS ORG - There are additional lists of general interest items for playwrights at http://www.NYCPlaywrights.org.

THEATRE COMMUNICATIONS GROUP - Theatre Communications Group (www.tcg.org) is a national alliance of non-profit theatres that offers a range of online information services, publications and grants. They publish ArtSearch, a newsletter for theatre job-seekers that lists available positions all over the country, and American Theatre, a monthly magazine that provides news about the non-profit theatre world. They provide helpful resources about international theatre activities at:  http://www.tcg.org/international/index.cfm.


Announcements


BUILD YOUR SKILLS
The Build Your Skills section of our website has articles on the basics of fundraising, publicity, fiscal sponsorships, and tips for starting out as an artist. We also have an introduction to crowd-funding that explains how to use popular online fundraising sites like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo.

WATCH OUR SWAN DAY VIDEOS!
Some of our favorite SWAN Day videos are now online.  If you have a video you would like to share, please Contact Us>>

Quick Links

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Like These Newsletters?
Gifts from our supporters make them possible.
Please help us if you can.
If you would prefer to mail us a check, please send it to: WomenArts, 3739 Balboa St, Ste 181, San Francisco, CA 94121. 
For information about gifts of stock or employee matching gifts, please click here>>

About WomenArts

WomenArts (formerly known as The Fund for Women Artists) is a community of artists and allies dedicated to celebrating and supporting art by and about women. For an overview of our programs and services, please see the About Us section of our website.

Special Thanks

WomenArts is supported this year by generous grants from the Nathan Cummings Foundation, Art Happens, Embrey Family Foundation, The Sister Fund, The Harnisch Foundation, HEW Foundation, Northern Trust Charitable Giving, Do A Little, the Zellerbach Family Foundation, the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, the PatsyLu Fund of the Open Meadows Foundation, Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, California Community Foundation, and by gifts of time, energy and money from artists and arts supporters around the world.

WomenArts
3739 Balboa Street #181
San Francisco, CA 94121
Phone: (415) 751-2202
Website: www.womenarts.org
Contact Us>>

(Note: WomenArts is the new name of The Fund for Women Artists,
a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.)


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5/21/2012

LPTW June Awards Luncheon

 

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June Awards Luncheon


The Ruth Morley Design Award Luncheon will be held on June 7, 2012 from 12:00PM to 2:00PM at Sardi's Restaurant.

Ann Roth will receive the Ruth Morley Design Award.

Ann Roth won the Academy Award for Best Costume Design for The English Patient, and received the following Broadway nominations: 2011 Tony Award (The Book of Mormon), 1997 Drama Desk Award (Present Laughter), 1986 Tony Award (The House of Blue Leaves), 1985 Drama Desk Award (Design For Living), 1979 Tony Award (The Crucifer of Blood), 1976 Tony Award (The Royal Family), 1976 Drama Desk Award (The Royal Family), 1965 Tony Award for Best Producer of a Play (Slow Dance on the Killing Ground). 

Rachel Reiner will receive the Lucille Lortel Award.

Rachel Reiner is the Managing Director of Resonance Ensemble, a theatre company dedicated to producing classic plays and new work inspired by the timelessness and universalism of the classics. Her production company, Rachel Reiner Productions LLC, has also produced numerous plays off-Broadway.  Additionally, she is the Senior Manager of Membership Services and Education Programs at The Broadway League, where she has worked since 1996. Rachel graduated summa cum laude from the Theatre Department at Brandeis University and is Chair of the New York City Alumni Performing Arts Network. She served a two-year term as co-President of the League of Professional Theatre Women (2009-2011), and has been co-Secretary, co-producer of the New Play Festival, and chair of the Networking Committee.


Lunch Options are Chicken, Salmon or Vegetable Primavera.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE.
Tickets:  Member: $65; Non-Member: $70
Member Early Bird Special: $60 - Ends on Friday, May 25th, 2012 at 6PM

Use Code LPTWTIX to
purchase tickets at Member price.
1.800.838.3006 option 1 - event code 249092
Online and Phone Purchases must be made by Friday, June 1st at 6:00PM

Checks must be postmarked no later than Monday, May 28th
Send checks to:
PO Box 2292, NY, NY 10108
Please include entree choice on your check:
either Chicken, Salmon, or Vegetable Primavera


Host a Table: Member Table of 10: $600; Non-Member Table of 10: $700
Wine included! To host a table, please e-mail our VP of Programming, Mari Lyn Henry at
programs@theatrewomen.org. She will give you a code you can use to invite
friends to purchase tickets at your table. Please understand that you are
responsible for filling your table.

PICK YOUR PRIZE RAFFLE
1 ticket for $10, 3 tickets for $20
Donated items or services will each have a bag in front of the prize, drop your raffle ticket(s) in the bag for the item(s) you would like to win.  Prizes may include theatre tickets, lunch or dinner for two, theatrical ephemera or autographed material, massages, spa treatments, mani/pedis, facials, gift baskets, et al.  Raffle tickets will be sold at the luncheon, so bring your cash or checkbook.

If you would like to donate a Gift or Service for the Raffle to raise money for the work of the League – please contact Mari Lyn Henry at programs@theatrewomen.org

5/18/2012

No Women Directors at Cannes Again - Petition

Support Women Artists Now
Please click here to see this email online with a translation option.
No Women-Directed Films at Cannes - Please Sign the Petition Below
Twenty-two films will be showcased at the Cannes Film Festival this year, but not one of them is directed by a woman.
A group of French feminist activists known as La Barbe issued a manifesto protesting the lack of women directors at Cannes, and now our colleague Melissa Silverstein, founder of Women and Hollywood, has put together a petition in English directed to the jurors of the Cannes Film Festival expressing our outrage at the lack of women directors in the competition and the male-dominated selection process. 
The petition calls for transparency in the film selection process and for an industry-wide discussion about the continuing problem of lack of opportunities for women directors working at the highest level of the business.

The petition was launched on Wednesday afternoon with over 170 people signing initially including many prominent women in film.  Over 1,100 people have signed so far including women artists and arts organizations from all over the world. 
Please sign the petition and encourage your friends to do so too. You can read the petition below.  If you want to sign it, please go to:

https://www.change.org/petitions/cannes-film-festival-where-are-the-women-directors

Thanks so much!

Martha Richards
Executive Director, WomenArts

_______________________________________
Petition To the Jurors of the
Cannes Film Festival:
You will spend the next 11 days watching 22 films that the programmers and leaders of the Cannes Film Festival deemed to be the worthiest of this year's competition.

The Cannes Film Festival is one of the most prestigious festivals in the world.  Festival Films including last year's Oscar winner The Artist have gone on to have long and successful lives, and filmmakers' careers have been launched on the Croisette.  As we all know, the opportunities to have your film seen on a world stage is invaluable.

For the 2012 edition, as with the 2010 edition, there are NO FEMALE DIRECTED FILMS in competition, and in the 64 years of the Festival only one woman -- Jane Campion -- has been awarded the Palme D'Or.

Festival director Thierry Fremaux responded to the recent manifesto from La Barbe - a French feminist action group - which decried the lack of women by saying:

 "I select work on the basis of it actual qualities. We would never agree to select a film that doesn’t deserve it on the basis it was made by a woman…There is no doubt that greater space needs to be given to women within cinema. But it’s not at Cannes and in the month of May that this question needs to be raised, but rather all year and everywhere."

We call for Cannes, and other film festivals worldwide to commit to transparency and equality in the selection process of these films. We judge films as human beings, shaped by our own perspectives and experiences. It is vital, therefore, that there be equality and diversity at the point of selection.

Mr. Fremaux is correct in stating that women's rights must be addressed year round.  We, the undersigned, encourage an industry-wide discussion about this issue, and call on the leaders throughout the industry to participate in and contribute to a dialogue about how we can, to quote Mr. Fremaux, "create a greater space for women within cinema."

Signed

Melissa Silverstein, Women and Hollywood
Gloria Steinem
Robin Morgan
The Sisterhood is Global Institute
Julie Burton, The Women's Media Center
Debra Zimmerman, Women Make Movies
Gayle Nachlis, Women in Film
Terry Lawler, New York Women in Film and Television
Martha Richards, WomenArts
Jan Lisa Huttner, The Hot Pink Pen
Julie Parker Benello, Chicken & Egg Pictures
Abigail E. Disney, Fork Films
Sue Parrish, Sphinx Theatre Company, London
Julie Janata, Alliance of Women Directors
Kristin Marting, League of Professional Theatre Women
Paula Alves, Femina - International Women's Film Festival, Rio de Janeiro
The Women in the Picture Association – Israel
The International Women's Film Festival Rehovot, Israel
Petrina D'Rozario, Women in Film India
Cheryl Eagan-Donovan, Women in Film New England
Eileen Hoeter, Vancouver Women in Film
Antonella Estevez, FEMCINE, Chile's Women Film Festival
Paula Alves, Femina - International Women's Film Festival, Rio de Janeiro
WIFT, Sweden
IWFF - Dortmund/Cologne
Lynn Hershman Leeson, Hotwire Productions
Susi Newborn, WIFT New Zealand 
Martin Blankemeyer, Munich Film Society
Gillian Armstrong, Director
Marion Rosenberg, Women in Film Board (LA)
Nancy Rae Stone, Women in Film Finishing Fund (LA)
Lisa Noonan, Australian Screen Directors Authorship Collecting Society
Ariel Dougherty, Co-Founder, Women Make Movies
Ladies Lounge - Australian Women Cinematographers
Plus many others that you can see when you view the petition at:
https://www.change.org/petitions/cannes-film-festival-where-are-the-women-directors

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Theatre Women Feature Martha Richards in Blog30
As part of its 30th Anniversary celebration this year, The League of Professional Theatre Women has created Blog30, which features a brief interview with a different League member every day.  WomenArts Executive Director Martha Richards is one of the featured members this week.  You can read her interview by clicking here>>
The League is dedicated to increasing visibility and promoting opportunities for women in theatre. They are celebrating their anniversary with a variety of activities designed to acknowledge those who have played a major role in the Leagues' success and to launch the next 30 years.

In addition to Blog30, they are producing 30 new plays by women over the course of the year; they are publishing a special expanded version of Women in Theatre magazine; they did an Oral History Exhibit at the New York Public Library for the 
Performing Arts; and they are hosting celebrations of legendary women in theatre and doing other community outreach. For a list of all their events, please click here>>
We are especially grateful to the League for their excellent work in documenting women theatre artists over the years.  They have done a series of half-hour television interviews with leading women theatre artists, and if you go to their Women In Theatre AV Room, you can now watch 13 of those interviews online or purchase them on a DVD.
They have also compiled a great list of links to articles about women in theatre in the Articles & Links section of their website.
Congratulations to all of our colleagues at the League of Professional Theatre Women on 30 years of groundbreaking work! Thanks so much to all of the women who have worked so hard for so many years in the ongoing struggle for gender equity in theatre.

Special Thanks

WomenArts is supported this year by generous grants from the Nathan Cummings Foundation, Art Happens, The Sister Fund, the Harnisch Foundation, HEW Foundation, Northern Trust Charitable Giving, Do A Little, the Zellerbach Family Foundation, the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, the PatsyLu Fund of the Open Meadows Foundation, Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, California Community Foundation, and by gifts of time, energy and money from artists and arts supporters around the world. 

About WomenArts

WomenArts (formerly known as The Fund for Women Artists) is a community of artists and allies dedicated to celebrating and supporting art by and about women. For an overview of our programs and services, please see the About Us section of our website.

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5/16/2012

KINGS PARK: Stories from an American Mental Institution Screening

NYWIFT/HSBC Screening Series
Kings Park: Stories from an American Mental Institution
 

Event: Tuesday May 22, 2012
Join us for a free advanced screening of the documentary Kings Park: Stories from an American Mental Institution, directed and produced by Lucy Winer.

After the screening, stay for a Q&A with director/producer Winer, producer Karen Eaton, senior associate producer Rachel Farmer, cinematographer Claudia Raschke-Robinson, composer Elliot Sokolov, sound designer and mixer Jon Smith, and sound recordist Jim Anderson.

Kings Park
On June 21, 1967, at the age of seventeen, Lucy Winer was committed to the female violent ward of Kings Park State Hospital following a series of failed suicide attempts. Over 30 years later, now an award-winning, veteran documentary filmmaker, Lucy returns to Kings Park for the first time since her discharge. Her journey back sparks a decade-long odyssey to confront her past and learn the story of the now-abandoned institution that once held her captive. Her meetings with other former patients, their families, and the hospital staff reveal the painful legacy of our state hospital system and the crisis left by its demise.

Following its recent sold-out premiere at the Woodstock International film Festival, Stewart Nusbaumer at Filmmaker Magazine had this to say about Kings Park:

“When the credits ended and the house lights came on the audience sat in stunned silence. After a few seconds there was a scattered applause, which grew into a thunderous roar. 
Kings Park is an extraordinarily powerful film—or three films—superbly tiered with each poignant and insightful.”


Lucy Winer Committed throughout her 30 year career to issues of social concern, Lucy Winer's credits include Greetings from Washington D.C., an impressionistic look at the First National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights; Rate It X, a critically-acclaimed documentary feature about sexism in America; Silent Pioneers, the first of its kind documentary about lesbian and gay seniors; Positive: Life with HIV, a groundbreaking, four-part public television series; and Golden Threads, an ITVS-funded documentary about the unforgettable 93-year-old lesbian activist and organizer Christine Burton. Winer’s work has been distributed theatrically in the U.S. and overseas, and broadcast nationally on PBS and cable.

Her work has been called “intriguing, often hair-raising” by The New York Times; “warm, witty and genuinely touching” by The Los Angeles Times; “immensely affecting” by The Village Voice; “hilarious” by The Hollywood Reporter; and “produced with humor, insight and irony” by Variety. Her films have been featured at numerous festivals, including Sundance, Berlin, Toronto, and London, and screened at the American Film Institute theaters in L.A. and D.C., the Walker Art Institute, the Museum of Modern Art and the New Museum. Her awards include Outstanding Film of the Year from the London Film Festival, a Golden Plaque from the Chicago International Film Festival, a Golden Athena from the Athens International Film Festival, a CINE Golden Eagle, and an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Picture.



 NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are made possible, in part, by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, New York State Council on the Arts, the New York State Legislature and Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences Foundation.










Event Information
NYWIFT/HSBC screening series
King Park: Stories from an American Mental Institution
Date/Time: Tuesday, May 22, 2012
6:30 PM
Pricing: Free for NYWIFT members
RSVP online
Location: Norwood Club
241 West 14th Street

5/01/2012

May 2012 WomenArts Theatre & Film/Video Funding News



May 2012 Funding Newsletters

The WomenArts Funding Newsletters for May 2012 are now online. To read them, please click on the links below.
CHECK OUT THE WOMENARTS BLOG -
SPOTLIGHT ON ADVOCACY FOR THEATRE WOMEN

Deborah Steinberg, our Director of Artist Services, did a series of three articles in April about groups working for more opportunities for women in theatre.  Check out the WomenArts Blog to learn about the great work that is being done by the Female Playwrights Initiative in Los Angeles, 50/50 in 2020 in New York, and the Black Women Playwrights' Group in Washington, DC.

THEATRE FUNDING NEWS #86:

FILM/VIDEO FUNDING NEWS #86:

Please Note:  All programs specifically for women are now in red. Our newsletters place an emphasis on listings for women, people of color, and socially engaged artists. In addition to the newsletters above that list upcoming deadlines, we now have three pages on our website that list ongoing programs:  Ongoing Calls for Films & Videos, Ongoing Calls for Plays, and Ongoing Artist Residency Programs.  

If you miss an issue of our funding newsletters, you will always be able to find the two most recent newsletters posted in the News & Reviews section of our website at: www.WomenArts.org/news/index.htm#enews

Other Places to Check

There are several other places online where you can find information about funding for theatre and film/video artists:

WOMENARTS FUNDING LISTS - WomenArts maintains annotated lists of funders categorized by art form in the Grants/Resources section of our website at: http://www.WomenArts.org/fund/fundlists.htm.

NYFA SOURCE - The New York Foundation for the Arts maintains the most comprehensive national directory of awards, services and publications for artists in the NYFA Source section of their website at: http://www.nyfa.org/nyfa_source.asp?id=47&fid=1.

WITHOUTABOX - Film/Video artists can check Withoutabox at http://www.withoutabox.com for a more comprehensive list of general-interest film festivals.

NYCPLAYWRIGHTS ORG - There are additional lists of general interest items for playwrights at http://www.NYCPlaywrights.org.

THEATRE COMMUNICATIONS GROUP - Theatre Communications Group (www.tcg.org) is a national alliance of non-profit theatres that offers a range of online information services, publications and grants. They publish ArtSearch, a newsletter for theatre job-seekers that lists available positions all over the country, and American Theatre, a monthly magazine that provides news about the non-profit theatre world. They provide helpful resources about international theatre activities at:  http://www.tcg.org/international/index.cfm.


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BUILD YOUR SKILLS
The Build Your Skills section of our website has articles on the basics of fundraising, publicity, fiscal sponsorships, and tips for starting out as an artist. We also have an introduction to crowd-funding that explains how to use popular online fundraising sites like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo.

About WomenArts

WomenArts (formerly known as The Fund for Women Artists) is a community of artists and allies dedicated to celebrating and supporting art by and about women. 

WomenArts
3739 Balboa Street #181
San Francisco, CA 94121
Phone: (415) 751-2202
Website: www.womenarts.org
(Note: WomenArts is the new name of The Fund for Women Artists,
a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.)



4/24/2012

LPTW Legacy Project 5/14 at CUNY Graduate Center


"Under Her Skin" film launch from Nine Lives Productions

from:  Nine Lives Productions 
Fantastic networking opportunity for actors and filmmakers alike! Come support independent film at the launch of Nine Lives Productions' latest project, "Under Her Skin."

When: Friday, April 27th from 6:00PM to 10:00PM (or anytime in between)


Where: The Irish Exit: 978 2nd Avenue (between 51st and 52nd street), NYC


We’ll be raffling off amazing prizes and there will be lots of cheap booze and food going around, with free appetizers and $1 beers from 6-8PM as well as half-price mix drinks and 50 cent wings all night long.


You can purchase discount tickets in advance for $12 through our Indie Gogo page at
www.indiegogo.com/Under and clicking the $12 perk on the right hand side titled "Get a Ticket to Launch Party."

Alternatively, a $15 donation can be made at the door on the day of the event. All proceeds go solely towards the production.