10/31/2016

Pledge for Parity



Dear Friends,

Developing new, original plays.
Our 50% women and transgender hiring standard.
(And lending support to other theater companies that do the same). 

We've been busy at Parity Productions in 2016. Check out our exclusive Broadway World profile.

From Gregory Murphy's sold-out reading of Household Words at The National Arts Club to Teresa Lotz's She Calls Me Firefly (both premiering in 2017) to continued development of Cora Fry's Pillow Book by Rosellen Brown starring Paula Ewin and Village Stories by Antoinette LaVecchia. (Needless to say, all met our 50% hiring standard).

Also in 2017, we will be announcing the first two winners of our Annual Parity Commission for Women and Transgender Playwrights.
Today we launch our Annual Pledge for Parity Productions. Our goal is $50,000. We are thrilled to say we have a matching grant of $7,500. So every dollar you donate is worth two to us. Please consider a donation. Supporters like you help us make our dual platform of Art and Advocacy possible.

Thank you for your support in our unique, essential mission.

Extra thanks to all our donors, especially to our lead donors William T. and Julie Sargent, and George Weinhouse. 

Fondly, 
Ludovica Villar-Hauser
Founder and Artistic Director

Parity Productions is a not-for-profit theatre company founded in 2016 by Ludovica Villar-Hauser, the international award-winning director. Parity Productions has its roots in two other not-for-profits: VH Theatrical Development Foundation and Works by Women.
www.ParityProductions.org



Funding Webinar on Production/Post-Production!




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PRODUCTION ASSISTANCE 
PROGRAM NEWS 


FILMMAKER NEWS

NETFLIX

If you couldn't catch these great films at a film festival near you, or via broadcast, you now have a chance to stream them at home! TRAPPED (Dawn Porter) has become essential viewing for the current reproductive rights debate, and is now available on NETFLIX, and NORMAN LEAR: JUST ANOTHER VERSION OF YOU (Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady) will be available starting November 1st. 


Congratulations to the following films that were named as standouts on the Cinema Eye Honors annual The Unforgettables list.

  • CAMERAPERSON (Kirsten Johnson)
  • WEINER (Elyse Steinberg, Josh Kriegman)

DOCLISBOA
95 and 6 To Go (Kimi Takesue) will have its world premiere in the international competition at the DOCSLISBOA International Film Festival.


Women Make Movies 
accepts applications to the 
Production Assistance Program 
on a rolling basis. 

Click here for more information.



OTHER NEWS

INTERN AND APPRENTICE OPPORTUNITIES

Women in the Arts & Media Coalition (WAM) is looking for a few great volunteers and apprentices! If you are interested in making a difference in how women are represented and perceived in the arts and by the media, join one of their major committees. To be eligible for an apprenticeship, you must be a member of one of WAM's partner organizations listed on their website here. For more information, email their volunteer department, which is listed on the WAM website: womenartsmediacoalition.org

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. 

All WMM workshops and events are open to the general public and our offices are ADA compliant. 

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 with public funds from 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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WEBINAR
Meet the Funder:
The Filmmaker Fund with 
Marc Silver and Minette Nelson

In the spirit of fostering great work, the Filmmaker Fund is committed to both proven and emerging filmmakers with assistance at every stage of production and post-production. Primarily, their role is to remove the obstacles that lie in the way of great work.  From early stage funding, through production, to a DCP, it is their aim to alleviate artistic encumbrances. Recently funded films include Uncle Howard, The Return and The Island and the Whales. Join filmmaker and Creative Director of the Filmmaker Fund, Marc Silver, and Filmmaker Fund Founder, Minette Nelson, in conversation (and for your questions and answers) around this exciting new fund and partnership.


**For all who register, a password protected recording
will be made available after the webinar.

Register here!
Please note: If you prefer to register by phone, 
contact us at 212-925-0606 ext 310



WORKSHOP
Get Free Legal Services for Your Film!
Meet the Industry: Indie Film Clinic 
with Michelle Greenberg-Kobrin 
Director of Indie Film Clinic





WMM welcomes Michelle Greenberg-Kobrin,  Clinical Professor and Director of Indie Film Clinic, at Cardozo  Law School.  The Indie Film Clinic provides free legal services to filmmakers producing independent, documentary and student films and to artists providing services to independent and documentary film.  The clinic's mission is to provide next generation of Cardozo lawyers with a solid grounding in legal transactional legal skills and the strengthen New York City as a center of independent film production. Prior to joining Cardozo, Professor Greenberg-Kobrin was the Dean of Students and Lecturer-in-Law at Columbia Law School, where she taught in the areas of negotiations, deals and leadership.  In addition to overseeing the Indie Film Clinic at Cardozo, Professor Greenberg-Kobrin is the founding director of the Program on Leadership.
Please join us as Michelle leads us through steps in how to apply for these services, what kinds of projects they're looking for as well as the full roster of what's available through this unique and one-of-a kind opportunity. 

Register here!
Please note: If you prefer to register by phone, 
contact us at 212-925-0606 ext 310



UPCOMING WEBINARS


WEBINAR - Welcome to the 21st Century: Unpacking and Understanding the World of VR with Interactive and VR Specialist Ingrid Kopp

WEBINAR - Meet the Broadcaster: Al Jazeera English and Arabic Documentaries  

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UPCOMING WORKSHOPS
In Conversation with Motto Pictures' Julie Goldman
Wednesday, December 7th | 6:30-8:30pm (RSVP here) 

Impact Producing, Outreach, Engagement and Social Media with Jennifer MacArthur of Borderline Media
Wednesday, December 14th | 6:30-8:30pm (RSVP here) 







10/30/2016

WMM: Celebrate African-American Women



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CELEBRATE THE LIVES OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMEN

 
BUILD YOUR COLLECTION NOW!
CHOOSE ANY 5 FILMS for $495!

These acclaimed and award-winning films are just what you are looking for. Featuring the most acclaimed African-American voices on race, feminism and social justice like Alice Walker, Angela Davis, June Jordan, Shirley Chisholm and others! Visit our collection here: Celebrate the Lives of African-American Women  and view trailers and clips on our YouTube Playlist.

These compelling and untold stories of African-American women are a great addition to any program and classroom! To order 5 films for $495, see ordering instructions below and please use coupon code AAWC16. Act now! Offer expires December 23, 2016.  Also ask about our digital licensing! *Offer excludes 2016 New Releases.



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Celebrate the Lives of African-American Women

These films are essential for 
African-American Studies!  
Take a look at the standouts below, 
and choose from the larger collection here


REFLECTIONS UNHEARD_  BLACK WOMEN IN CIVIL RIGHTS
 REFLECTIONS UNHEARD: BLACK WOMEN IN CIVIL RIGHTS
Watch the trailer
Buy the DVD
Chisholm _72 - Unbought and Unbossed
CHISHOLM '72
UNBOUGHT & UNBOSSED

Watch the trailer
Buy the DVD
 Alice Walker_ Beauty in Truth
ALICE WALKER:
BEAUTY IN TRUTH

   


Watch the trailer
Buy the DVD
Standing on My Sisters_ Shoulders
STANDING ON MY SISTERS' SHOULDERS: WOMEN IN CIVIL RIGHTS

Watch the trailer
Buy the DVD

BEAH_ A BLACK WOMAN SPEAKS
BEAH: A BLACK WOMAN SPEAKS

  
Watch the trailer
Buy the DVD

Living Thinkers_ An Autobiography of Black Women in the Ivory Tower
LIVING THINKERS: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF BLACK WOMEN IN THE IVORY TOWER

Watch the trailer
Buy the DVD 


Ordering Information

Online: www.wmm.com

Call: 212-925-0606 x 360

Email: orders@wmm.com

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. 
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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