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HAVE YOU HEARD: Equity writer Amy Fox draws power crowd to chick flick

HALSTEAD PROPERTY salesperson Julie Leedes Bienstock hosted a movie screening for her pal, screenwriter Amy Fox, at the Angelika Film Center last week.

Amy Fox, center, with Halstead CEO Diane Ramirez and broker Julie Bienstock
Amy Fox, center, with Halstead CEO Diane Ramirez and broker Julie Leedes Bienstock

Fox wrote the critically acclaimed Equity, the first film about women on Wall Street that was written by a woman, directed by a woman and produced by women.
The movie centers on an investment banker (Anna Gunn) who gets entangled in a controversial public offering.
Fox was joined for an after-movie panel discussion on Successful Women in Business by Bank of America loan officer Bonnie Jean DeSimone, attorney Christina Smyth, founder of Smyth Law PC, Halstead Property founder and CEO Diane M. Ramirez, and Sara Rotter, executive director of sales at Halsteadʼs downtown offices.
Bienstock has known Fox since her own days as an actress and has bought and sold two homes for the writer since becoming a real estate agent.
Equity — which also stars James Purefoy, Sarah Megan Thomas and Alysia Reiner — is currently on limited release in New York and Los Angeles.

HOLLYWOOD design favorite Meridith Baer staged the new townhouse just brought to market by Leslie J. Garfield.
Baer — whop has done interior designer projects for Julia Roberts, Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert De Niro and Brad Pitt — outfitted the house at 244 East 48th Street in natural woods, stone and marble.

244 East 48th Street
244 East 48th Street

Dane Hope, real estate advisor at Leslie J. Garfield who is listing the 7,400 s/f house at $14,650,000, said the result is a “trophy home worthy of any portfolio.ˮ

WinnCompanies has awarded $44,000 in scholarships to 45 residents of properties it manages.
Called the WinningEdge Scholarship, the program provides financial assistance to residents who have earned a high school diploma or GED, and aspire to continue their education at a college, university or professional trade school.
Twenty-four scholars live in communities managed by WinnResidential in California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, and Virginia. The remaining 21 are residents of military communities managed by WinnResidential Military Housing Services.

Top photo: Anna Gunn stars in the movie Equity

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