NYC Creates $5 Million Fund For Women in Film, Theater; Women in Tech Awards

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Here’s what’s happening Today in the 914, according to Westchester Woman: NYC Creates $5 Million Fund For Women in Film, Theater; MORE.

1.) New York women will have a chance to share their unique stories on the silver screen thanks to a $5 million initiative over the next five years started by New York City to help female film and theater-makers create. The program is aimed at promoting equality behind and in front of the camera.

Whether they were directors or writers or characters onscreen, were simply not seeing as many women get to the top of their field as men, and we felt that it was our duty to address that, said Julie Menin, the commissioner of the office.

Get the details in the New York Times.

New York City Starts $5 Million Fund for Women in Film and Theater

New York is set to become the first city in the country with a major municipal program geared toward helping female filmmakers and theater-makers. The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment is to announce on Thursday a new five-part initiative to promote equality behind and in front of the camera, in film and television, as well as onstage.

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