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 - Development 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 Black Public Media’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 and Director of Marketing and Public Relations at Film/Video Arts.
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. Katie graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude from Drew University with a double major in English and Theatre Arts.
Elizabeth Estrada, Executive Assistant
Elizabeth Estrada is the current Executive Assistant of New York Women in Film & Television. She graduated from Ithaca College in 2012 where she studied Television-Production and Sociology. During her time at Ithaca College, she participated in the Los Angeles program where she interned for Jennifer Lopez's production company, Nuyorican Productions, as well as E! Entertainment. Upon graduating, she worked as a Casting Assistant for DiGa Vision, a small production company that focuses on docu-reality programming and later went on to be a Talent Assistant for Celebrity Apprentice. She is currently a graduate student at The New School University, receiving a Master of Arts degree in Media Studies with a concentration in Social Media and Social Change.
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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.