UNLADYLIKE2020 is Awarded 'Made in NY' Women's Film, TV & Theatre Fund Grant!

UNLADYLIKE2020’s series creator, director, and producer Charlotte Mangin with Kathy Leichter, UNLADYLIKE2020’s development and impact producer at the Made in NY awards reception.

UNLADYLIKE2020’s series creator, director, and producer Charlotte Mangin with Kathy Leichter, UNLADYLIKE2020’s development and impact producer at the Made in NY awards reception.

We are honored that UNLADYLIKE2020 has been awarded the competitive "Made In NY" Women's Film, TV & Theatre Fund grant from the City of New York Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME), the centerpiece of a groundbreaking series of initiatives by MOME to address the underrepresentation of women in film, television, and theatre, administered by New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA). This is the inaugural year for the program, and it is the very first municipal grant program of its kind in the U.S. You can learn more about the fund from the press release here.

Congratulations to our fellow grantees! Our series creator, Charlotte Mangin, and our development and impact producer, Kathy Leichter, had a wonderful time at the Made in NY awards reception meeting the other grantees, a talented group of women film and theater makers, and learning about their projects. Anne del Castillo, Media and Entertainment Acting Commissioner said, this year’s projects “portray the complexity and variety of human experience as told by an incredibly diverse group of women.”

See here for the full list of projects!

This grant will support production of our film about Rose Schneiderman (1882-1972), a passionate labor organizer from New York's Lower East Side. Thank you, MOME and NYFA!

The 2019 recipients of the “Made in NY” Women’s Film, TV & Theatre FUnd

The 2019 recipients of the “Made in NY” Women’s Film, TV & Theatre FUnd


Athena Film Festival Has Announced its 2019 Lineup!


We are thrilled to be partnering with the Athena Film Festival, which returns at the end of February for its ninth year of celebrating women and leadership!

The Athena Film Festival is an engaging weekend of feature films, documentaries and shorts that highlight powerful stories about courageous and audacious women leaders. The four-day festival includes inspiring films; conversations with directors, actors, and activists; and workshops for filmmakers and film fans.

The festival will be held February 28- March 3 at Barnard College in New York City, and they are generously offering a 15% discount on tickets! To get your discount, visit www.athenafilmfestival.com and use the code 19AFF15 at checkout.


Announcing UNLADYLIKE2020's Academic Advisory Board

We are pleased to introduce you to our incredible Humanities Advisory Board. Please join us in welcoming this group of eight esteemed scholars from universities across the U.S., each with a different perspective on Progressive Era history and women's and gender studies. 

Michael Bronski is a Professor of Practice in Media and Activism in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Harvard University. He is an LGBTQ activist and the author of A Queer History of the United States. 

Yong Chen is a Professor of History at the University of California, Irvine, an expert in late 19th and 20th Century Asian American social and cultural history, and the author ofChinese San Francisco 1850-1943: A Transpacific Community. 

Hasia Diner is a Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University, Paul S. and Sylvia Steinberg Professor of American Jewish History, Director of Goldstein-Goren Center for American Jewish History and Director of Undergraduate Studies in NYU's Department of History. Her books include Her Works Praise Her: A History of Jewish Women in America from Colonial Times to the Present.

Mary Jo Tippeconic Fox is Comanche/Cherokee and an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation of Oklahoma. She is a Research Professor/Social Scientist of American Indian Studies, and affiliate faculty in Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Arizona and co-edited Serving Native American Students in Higher Education.

Cynthia E. Orozco is a Professor of History and Humanities at Eastern New Mexico University, Ruidoso. She is the founder of the Chicana Caucus of the National Association for Chicano Studies and the author of No Mexicans, Women, or Dogs Allowed: The Rise of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement.

Stephanie J. Shaw is a Professor of History at Ohio State University. She also teaches in the Department of Women’s Studies and the Department of Black Studies, and is the author of What a Woman Ought to Be and to Do: Black Professional Women Workers During the Jim Crow Era. 

Karen Manners Smith is a Professor Emerita of History at Emporia State University, specializing in the history of American women in the Progressive Era. Her books includeA Student Companion to the Gilded Age and Progressive Era and New Paths to Power: American Women 1890-1920.

Nancy C. Unger is a Professor and Chair of History at Santa Clara University, where she teaches Women’s History, the History of Gays and Lesbians in the U.S., and the Progressive Era. She is the author of Belle La Follette: Progressive Era Reformer, and co-editor of A Companion to the Gilded Age and Progressive Era.