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@nowthis From ‘The Breakfast Club’ to ‘The Princess Diaries,’ the movie makeover trope has been around for decades — but why do we crave a character’s before and after so much? with @Enid Zentelis #NowThisNerd #movietropes #makeover #movies ♬ original sound - nowthis

The Zone of Interest and Hope for Humanity

Filmmaker Enid Tihanyi Zentelis, host of the podcast How My Grandmother Won WWII, offers her take on Jonathan Glazer’s acclaimed new movie.


In Brighton, England:

The Doing Women’s Film and Television History conference is a biennial conference held by the Women’s Film and Television History Network UK/Ireland.

This year’s event, hosted by the School of Media, Arts and Humanities at the University of Sussex centres on Changing Streams, Channels and Currents. 

This sixth edition of the conference will foreground the history of the distribution, marketing and promotion of women’s work and how this shapes its visibility, significance and impact on audiences and on the work of other women directors and producers. Our title references both the technologies of broadcast and digital distribution as well as evoking the flows between women’s work in different spaces, times and places. Our definition of ‘women’ is an inclusive one.”

Scouting and returning to my grandmother’s old home in Tizzano, Corsica:

The 2023 Writers Guild of America East Awards in person again for first time since COVID:

First Run Festival 2023 Juror-Awards night

Proud of these NYU Tisch filmmakers!

NYWIFT 2023 Gala

At NYWIFT 2023 Gala Celebrating and supporting women in film and television with producer/filmmaker Marcella Steingart.

Sex on the Screen: Representing Female Sexuality & Intimacy

Honored to speak on 2023 Fusion Film Festival: A conversation with a range of professionals who work with and think about the representation of female sexuality and desire in new media.

Sex on the Screen: Representing Female Sexuality & Intimacy

Fusion Film Festival: A conversation with a range of professionals who work with and think about the representation of female sexuality and desire in new media.

Date: Thursday, April 18, 2023
Time: 6:00-7:30 PM ET
Place: Tisch Theater 109 | 721 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
Tickets: Reserve a Spot

The Screenwriters Draft

Book launch and staged readings

Date: Monday, January 11, 2023
Time: 8:00 PM ET
Place: Book Club Bar | 197 East 3rd Street (between Ave. A and B)

Stay tuned for NYC reading and launch party “Everybody Gets Killed” feature.

Click here to buy a copy of my feature screenplay “Everybody Gets Killed” from new Screenplay Pressseries-best unproduced screenplays.

NYWIFT Talks: Podcasting

Welcome to NYWIFT Talks, a weekly series to bring updated news and vital information about the impact of COVID-19 and current events on the media and entertainment industry. Industry professionals will be in conversation discussing what you need to know about theatrical releases, digital advances, virtual tools, festival opportunities, production updates and more.

NYWIFT Talks are free for all to attend.

In this week’s NYWIFT Talks, we discuss podcasting with NYWIFT Board President Jamie Zelermyer (I Was Never There, premiering at Tribeca 2022), Enid Zentelis (How My Grandmother Won WWII), and Jessica Bendinger (Mob Queens). We’ll get a perspective from women filmmakers who have found a new home in podcasting.

Date: Monday, June 13, 2022
Time: 12:30PM ET
Cost: Free

NYU Film Professor Learns her Grandmother Was a Spy Fighting the Nazis During WWII

Walking through Spyscape, the museum of espionage in Midtown, filmmaker Enid Zentelis is intrigued by the collection of spy artifacts, but she’s on her own mission to learn the truth about her late grandmother, a Hungarian-Jewish Holocaust survivor — and a spy.


Date/Time: Monday, March 8, 2021 – 3:15pm
Metro Area: Online/Virtual (https://www.ourglasselevator.com/node/1382)

Excited to announce that my podcast series #HowMyGrandmotherWonWWII will be participating in IFP Week 2020 inaugural Audio Hub! 

To celebrate @noraephron @robreiner still fantastic #WhenHarryMetSally – I offer my take on Harry, Sally and romantic love in film and television generally for @thelilynews

Link: https://www.thelily.com/ill-have-what-shes-having-happy-30th-birthday-when-harry-met-sally/

California Dreaming


I wrote about seeing my first R-rated movie and having a major realization for feminist blog The Fem Word.

Read about “Evergreen” and “Au Pair’s” Mary Kay Place discuss her astonishing performance in Kent Jone’s, “Diane”:

See “Bottled Up’s” Josh Hamilton in upcoming special screening of “Eighth Grade” (2019 Indie Spirit Nomination Best Supporting Actor)

Read about my favorite podcast picks and why I love them here:

Juror for new website for storytellers, Sundance/ColLab:

Exciting Upcoming Screening

The Wonders at Magazzino

July 12, 2019: Italian director Alice Rohrwacaher (Happy as Lazzaro)