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 - Membership Coordinator
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 Butler, Program Coordinator
Dondrie Burnham, Membership Coodinator
Joyce Choi Li, Communications CoordinatorJoyce Choi Li is the Communications Coordinator at New York Women in Film & Television. She is a media professional who specializes in marketing and strategic communications for groups that work for the social good. Previously, she worked as a grassroots community organizer focused on issues of urban justice at the New York City Anti-Violence Project, Picture the Homeless and Queers for Economic Justice. Her writing and design work has appeared in Colorlines, the Huffington Post and WBAI-Pacifica. She graduated from Hampshire College in 2009 with a degree in Urban Studies & Communications.
Dondrie Burnham is the current Membership Coordinator of New York Women in Film & Television. She is also an actress, writer and private development coach. She was born in Shreveport, Louisiana and though she’s spent years being shaped and molded in New York, she’s a southern girl at heart. While earning a Bachelor of Arts degree at Marymount Manhattan College, she co-founded StoneSoup Theatre Arts, a political theatre company based in Manhattan, serving as both a company and board member. Upon graduating, she began working with the Hip-Hop Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering, facilitating and preserving hip hop culture. She was appointed as the Director of Film Programming and Acquisitions for the H2O (Hip-Hop Odyssey) International Film Festival, the largest hip hop film festival worldwide. She split her time between the Hip Hop Association and New York Women in Film and Television, coordinating events and serving as a panelist to help promote women in film. She strives to continue battling industry standards of beauty and worth.
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.