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2022 Cannes Film Festival with The Gotham

by Tobi Phang-Lyn on June 2, 2022

That’s a wrap on the 2022 Cannes Film Festival. Among the filmmakers, cinephiles, industry professionals, and press that gathered on the French Riviera for the festival’s 75th anniversary from May 17 to May 28, were many members of The Gotham community. 

The Gotham’s history at the festival and Marche Du Film …

Owning It Accountability Challenge Cohort Selected for March 2022

by Tobi Phang-Lyn on March 16, 2022

As part of The Gotham’s Owning It program, the Pitch Deck Accountability Challenge connects 12 women and non-binary creators working on film, TV series, or audio/podcast pitch decks with an accountability partner and expert industry mentors to refine their current pitches.

Over the month of March, participants will participate in workshops …

The Gotham Supports the Muslim and MENASA Community

by Tobi Phang-Lyn on March 1, 2022

This letter is in reference to the Jihad Rehab conversation that has grown out of the film’s premiere at the Sundance Film Festival last month as well as subsequent communications The Gotham has received.

The Gotham Labs (formerly IFP Labs) have a long history of supporting independent filmmakers and providing mentorship during post-production. We do not …

Two Gotham-supported producers selected to participate in 2022 European Film Market Toolbox Program

by Tobi Phang-Lyn on February 3, 2022

The Gotham is proud to announce the two producers selected to participate in the European Film Market’s Toolbox Programmes for 2022! They are Leah Chen Baker (fiction, The President’s Cake) and Darcy McKinnon (documentary, Roleplay).

Leah Chen Baker (left) is a producer and filmmaker. She attended NYU’s Graduate Film Program, is the 2020 recipient of the Media …

We Are The Gotham: Andrew Semans, Writer & Director, on indie filmmaking and world premiere of ‘Resurrection’ at 2022 Sundance Film Festival

by Tobi Phang-Lyn on January 27, 2022

Andrew Semans’s new film, Resurrection, had its world premiere at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival last week, nearly seven years after Semans participated in the 2015 Gotham Week Project Market with its early script.

In his Q&A with The Gotham, Semans talks about the film’s inspiration and its journey from script …

We Are The Gotham: Christina DiPasquale, First-Time Feature Documentary Producer, on Overcoming Media Gatekeepers with ‘Barrio Television’

by Tobi Phang-Lyn on January 20, 2022

The idea for Barrio Television, Christina DiPasquale’s first independent documentary feature, stemmed from a question she had held since college — one that only intensified over a decades-worth of political campaigns, media coverage, broken executive promises, and harm caused by radicalized hate and disinformation online: “Have we ever overcome media …

2021 Gotham Awards Winners Announced

by Tobi Phang-Lyn on December 1, 2021

The winners of the 2021 Gotham Awards were presented on Monday, November 29 in a live ceremony streamed from Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. Winning Best Feature and three additional awards was The Lost Daughter, director and screenwriter, Maggie Gyllenhaal’s, assured screen adaptation of Elena Ferrante’s novel about …