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The Archive Project

The Archive Project documents interviews with women who have been professionally active in New York since 1977. The interviews expound on and highlight women's contributions to film, television and digital media. All categories of professionals are represented—grips to DPs, executives to script supervisors, makeup artists to writers.

The Archive Committee is indebted to Nice Shoes Studio for their extraordinary attention to our post-production needs. Kudos to Jeff Kyle and Kristine Pregot and NYWIFT intern Lucille Auclair.

The most recent group of interviewees included Rachael Horovitz (Producer, Moneyball), Wendy Blackstone (Music Composer, Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory) and Nina Rosenblum (Director/Producer, Ordinary Miracles). In 2011, the committee interviewed Barbara De Fina (Hugo), Leslie Harris (Just Another Girl on the I.R.T.) and Barbara Kopple (Harlan County), among others. 

Want to help make the project a success?
  • Suggest interviewees who have made significant contributions to the industry. Contact: Ellen Zalk, ellen.zalk@verizon.net.

  • Volunteer. Do you have access to equipment (digital or high-quality video camera, microphones, lights)? Contact: Norma Davidoff, ndavid7336@gmaill.com.

  • Contribute materials, such as video or audio tapes of NYWIFT events, rosters, newsletters and board packets. Contact: Peggy Daniel, pegdan2@verizon.net.

  • Join the Archive Project Committee. Contact: Norma Davidoff at ndavid7336@gmaill.com.

  • Download the Producers' Packet, which includes guidelines and a list of questions.

  • Get to know the committee from an interview with its co-chairs.
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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts