9/30/2015

WMM: One month left for our BTS Sale!




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Since our beginnings in 1972, WMM has grown from a feminist filmmakers' collective into an industry-leading nonprofit media arts organization and distributor. For over 40 years, WMM has transformed the landscape of filmmaking for women directors and producers, bringing the issues facing women around the world to screens everywhere. Now, with more than 550 films in our catalog, including Academy®, Emmy®, Peabody and Sundance nominees and award winners, WMM is the largest distributor of films by and about women in the world. Women Make Movies. By Women. About Women. For Everyone. 


Last month reminder! Back To School Sale
25% off any film OR any 5 films for $495!

Only one month left to save with our Back To School Discount! You can choose between two special discounts: choose any film in the collection for 25% off OR get 5 films for $495*, including these award winning best selling titlesTake advantage of this incredible offer until October 31, 2015



WMM's collection includes a diverse list of over 500 award winning films that tackle the most pressing issues facing women around the globe. Take a look at our staff curated special collections to fit the needs of your classroom, organization and/or library, including hot topics such as Human RightsViolence Against WomenAfrican AmericanGenderLatin AmericaFeminism, and Young Women.  

Be sure to explore WMM's whole collection in our online catalog!

*Offer does not include 2015-2016 New Releases.
Enter offer code BTS25E15 to apply your 25% discount and code BTS495E15 to apply the 5 for $495 discount (you must purchase 5 films for this discount to be applied). Cannot be combined with any other offer. Other exceptions may apply. Offer expires 10/31/2015. 




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Women Make Movies gratefully acknowledges the support of our funders: The National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. The Andy Warhol Foundation, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

 

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9/28/2015

WMM: Meet the Funder: Fledgling Fund on Thursday!




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PRODUCTION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM NEWS 

Mark your calendars: The next PA Deadline is October 15! Apply here

A BRAVE HEART: The Lizzie Velasquez Story (Sara Bordo) opened in theaters on Sept. 25th and was featured in Variety.

IN MY FATHER'S HOUSE (Ricki Stern & Annie Sundberg) will have its theatrical release on October 9th in select theaters nationwide. Click here for details.

DEMOCRATS (Camilla Nielsson) has been selected for the Conflict and Resolution section of the Hamptons Film Festival


FUNDRAISING NEWS:

You can donate to these active kickstarter campaigns: 

SAVING SEA TURTLES: PREVENTING EXTINCTION (Michele Gomes, Jenny Ting), a film about the current plight of the world's rarest sea turtle.
Click here to learn more & to donate!

A WOMAN LIKE ME (Alex Sichel, Elizabeth Giamatti), a film about the triumph of the creative process in an unimaginably dire situation. Click here to learn more & to donate!

LOOK AT US NOW MOTHER
(Gayle Kirschenbaum), a personal documentary on forgiveness and healing between mothers and daughters. Click here for more information & to donate!
 
About WMM:

Since our beginnings in 1972, WMM has grown from a feminist filmmakers' collective into an industry-leading nonprofit media arts organization and distributor. For over 40 years, WMM has transformed the landscape of filmmaking for women directors and producers, bringing the issues facing women around the world to screens everywhere. Now, with more than 550 films in our catalog, including Academy®, Emmy®, Peabody and Sundance nominees and award winners, WMM is the largest distributor of films by and about women in the world. Women Make Movies. By Women. About Women. For Everyone. 



Join us this Thursday to meet with Sheila Leddy, Executive Director of The Fledgling Fund. Don't miss this great opportunity, 

Thursday, October 1 | 6:30pm
Regular Rate: $35.00 | Discount rate: $25.00

Do you believe that film can inspire a better world? If you do and have a project that you hope has the potential to create long-term social impact, this event is for you. WMM is excited to present an evening with Sheila Leddy, Executive Director of The Fledgling Fund. Since its launch in 2005, the Fledgling Fund has contributed nearly $11 million to more than 300 films addressing key social issues, such as equality, democracy, economic justice, education, environment, health care and justice reform, human rights and girl's empowerment. The Fund seeks to improve the lives of individuals, families and communities by supporting innovative media projects that target entrenched social problems. To achieve their goal, Fledgling's support focuses on outreach and audience engagement campaigns for films that put a human face on abstract policies issues, spark conversation, bring people together, strengthen social movements and/or catalyze people to action.  We hope you will join us for what promises to be an engaging event! 

Register here


UPCOMING WEBINAR:

Regular Rate: $25.00 | Discount rate: $20.00


Knowing your options for distribution and establishing a clear set of goals for your film - as early as pre-production - are essential for your film's success. This webinar, conducted by WMM Executive Director and Hot Docs Media Mogul Awardee Debra Zimmerman, will help you understand the various markets (i.e., theatrical, festivals, broadcast, educational, VOD/DVD) you need to consider and give you the essential tools to devise a successful roll out for your film. Register here



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Women Make Movies gratefully acknowledges the support of our funders: The National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. The Andy Warhol Foundation, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. 

 
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WBW Play Date on 10/1 - CATCH THE BUTCHER @ Cherry Lane Theatre



Play Date on 10/1 - CATCH THE BUTCHER @ Cherry Lane Theatre
 


Supporting theatrical work written, directed, and designed by women.

In This Newsletter: September 29, 2015






SHOWS OPENING
Who's Your Baghdaddy?
Catch the Butcher
Letters to Sala


SHOWS CLOSING
Eve
In Bed with Roy Cohn
How to Live on Earth


JOIN US FOR A PLAY DATE ON 10/1/15

Catch the Butcher
Cherry Lane Theatre
38 Commerce St.
New York, NY


Directed by Valentina Fratti
Scenic Design by Lauren Helpern
Costume Design by Brooke Cohen

Join us for a new play by Adam Seidel about what happens when a single woman sets off to find the serial killer of other single women.

For more details visit: http://www.cherrylanetheatre.org/onstage/catching-the-butcher/

Tickets are $28.00 each (price includes paypal & administrative costs).

RSVP DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 30, 2015 at 1pm.

There are two ways to RSVP:
1. RSVP on MeetUp.com.
2. Pay here. Your payment counts as your RSVP.

Please meet us in the lobby of The Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St, New York, NY) at 7:10 pm on October 1st. If you cannot arrive by 7:10PM please know to ask for your ticket at the box office (under your name).

The closest subway is the 1 train to Christopher Street.

Also nearby is the West 4th Street station (at Sixth Avenue), where the A, B, C, D, E, F, and M all make stops.

THE BIRDS & THE BEES: UNABRIDGED

After a sold out run, don't miss this limited engagement!
 
The Birds and Bees: Unabridged
October 2, 2015 - October 4, 2015
The Tank
151 West 46th Street / 8th Fl. / New York, NY 10036
Ticket price: $15
For more information and tickets:
We're all taught anatomy and shown sexuality in the media, but what happens when those definitions and explanations are not enough? The Birds and the Bees: Unabridged explores the unique--yet interwoven--life circumstances of eight women and trans people forced to confront their own shifting identities, struggles, and confusions surrounding their own sexuality.
Through dialogue, movement, song, humor, and multimedia, the performance examines such themes as partner communication, sexual identity, the de-sexualization of aging women, today's "hook-up" culture, and sexual health.

OPPORTUNITIES

Henley Rose Playwright Competition 
(Knoxville, TN, Fall 2015)
The Henley Rose Playwright Competition for Women was founded to encourage and recognize the new works of female playwrights. Henley Rose seeks to honor both the writings of Pulitzer Prize winner Beth Henley and those of future winners of the Henley Rose Award. Submissions are welcome May 1st through October 1st and will be read by a committee of writers, theatre artists, and producers. Three finalists will be announced by October 20th and will be invited to attend and be recognized at the staged reading of their play. Staged readings will take place in Knoxville, TN at a determined date between October 25th and November 15th. The competition winner will be announced on November 20th and will receive both a cash prize and the Henley Rose Award. Please note, we are unable to provide feedback on scripts that are submitted.

To apply: 
http://www.henleyrose.com. Deadline: October 1, 2015

MEMBER CORNER

In MEMBER CORNER, members of Works by Women can share productions they are working on which feature many women artists, but either have a run of less than 2 weeks or do not meet the 50/50 writer, director, design team Works by Women requires. If you would like your project to be included, please email  info@worksbywomen.org with the subject "Member Corner and Title of Your Show" by Monday at noon.

THE PIGEON  IN THE TAJ MAHAL
Friday, October 2, 2015
3:00pm
DR2 Theatre
103 East 15th Street Union Sqaure


Irish playwright and actress Laoisa Sexton's new play THE PIGEON IN THE TAJ MAHAL has been selected by the Irish Repertory Theatre for inclusion into it's esteemed Fall 2015 New Works Reading Series.

Somewhere in the rural West of Ireland, in a remote in-between place in the middle of nowhere a mentally impaired outsider is banished to live on an abandoned dilapidated campsite. Cut off from his community and the modern world, he lives a solitary existence until late one night, he finds a stranded bride-to-be from the mean streets of Limerick, who has been separated from her bachelorette party. It's clear these two must find a way to communicate, so they can help each other find the way home.

For more information CLICK HERE
WHO'S YOUR BAGHDADDY?
Now - November 22, 2015
Actors Temple Theatre
339 W 47th Street


Inspired by a true story, Who's Your Baghdaddy? is a new musical comedy, presented as a support group for people who started the Iraq War. Dark, boisterous and irreverent, the story follows a handful of mid-level spies whose vanity and office politics contributed to the worst intelligence blunder in modern history.

For more information CLICK HERE
LETTERS TO SALA
October 2 - 18, 2015
TBG Theatre
312 W 36 Street, NYC


"Letters to Sala" is based on Ann Kirschner's true-life account of her mother's remarkable ordeal, surviving seven Nazi slave labor camps.  Her story was almost never shared, even with her own family. The trove of 350 letters that Sala Garncarz, a Polish teenager, managed to hide until her liberation in 1945 also remained hidden in her home in New York City for nearly 50 years.

For more information CLICK HERE
Do you have a service to offer, are you a business owner interested in supporting Works by Women in exchange for publicity? Works by Women is looking for donations for our upcoming silent auction! To get in touch please email info@worksbywomen.org