New York Women in Film & Television
6 East 39th Street, Suite 1200
New York, NY 10016-0112
Ext. 24 - Executive Director
Ext. 39 - Executive Assistant
Ext. 22 - Program Coordinator
Ext. 23 - Community Engagement Coordinator (Communications/Membership)
Ext. 31 - Membership Assistant
Terry Lawler, Executive Director
Terry Lawler has been the Executive Director of New York Women in Film & Television since 1997. She is a Vice President of the Board of Directors of the New York Production Alliance and serves on the Board of Directors of the Katahdin Foundation. Prior to joining NYWIFT, Lawler was Director of Development and Production at Women Make Movies and National Director of Film and Videomakers Services at the American Film Institute. She has been a media consultant for foundations and nonprofit groups, including the MacArthur Foundation, the Astraea Foundation, the National Museum of Women in the Arts and the Goethe Institute, among others. She was a production executive on several network television specials and was Executive Producer of Visions of Light: The Art of Cinematography (1992), which won Best Documentary awards from the American Society of Film Critics and the New York Film Critics Circle in 1992, and Hollywood Mavericks, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 1990.
Duana C. Butler, Program Coordinator
Duana C. Butler coordinates NYWIFT's programs and special events. Butler is also an independent producer/director. She serves as Series Director for the National Black Programming Consortium's public television series Afropop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange. She co-produced the documentary Miss Navajo which premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival and was broadcast on PBS’ Independent Lens. She has also served as a Curator/Producer at WNET/Thirteen.
Katie Chambers, Community Engagement Coordinator
Katie Chambers manages both Communications and Membership. She was most recently a talent agent in the Youth & Young Adult Theatrical division at Abrams Artists Agency in New York City, representing young and up-and-coming actors in theatre, film, and television. She was previously a junior agent and assistant to the head of the Youth & Talent Development division at Don Buchwald & Associates, where she also ran the company's internship program. She has served on the Next Generation Committee of the NY Television Festival, produced a critically acclaimed play at the NY Fringe Festival, and interned for Manhattan Theatre Club and Hollywood producer Scott Rudin. Her writing has appeared in The Huffington Post and several printed essay collections, and her graphic design work has been used in advertising in publications including Variety 411 and The Hollywood Reporter. Katie graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude from Drew University with a double major in English and Theatre Arts. Contact her at email@example.com.
Victoria Vasquez, Executive Assistant
Victoria Lauren Vasquez is the Executive Assistant at New York Women in Film & Television. Prior to becoming its newest staff member, she interned with NYWIFT. She is a 2014 graduate of St. John’s University where she received her bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications. Her career within the media industry began as a teen correspondent for the Staten Island Advance, writing public interest pieces which were regularly published. While a student at St. John’s she interned at a The Lavelle School, assisting the director with research and drafting press releases. She later interned with DJ Mo Bounce at New York City radio station Z100, posting content on his blog, performing air checks and assisting with calls and contests. Most recently she served as a production assistant for up and coming rapper and director Darshon Crudup aka Dwayve for his soon to be released music video.
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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.