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NYWIFT Archive Committee Interviews Accomplished Women in Film, Television, and Digital Media.
NYWIFT’s Archive Committee has now collected over 100 interviews with women from all areas of the film and television industry.  In May, three crews, of volunteers and interns, recorded twelve new interviews at the Art Institute of New York City in Tribeca.
 
Every six months, twelve new interviews are recorded. Interviewees continue to  share their personal journeys in the entertainment industry, what obstacles they faced as women when they began their careers, how the working environment has changed, and what it has meant to be part of a community of women professionals that NYWIFT supports and promotes.
 
We look forward to continuing our “Marathon Day” and seek new volunteers and committee members to join us this fall. Anyone interested should contact Committee Co- Chair, Norma Davidoff, ndavid7336@gmail.com.
 
Linda B. Kaplan and Laverne Berry
Linda B. Kaplan and Laverne Berry
Marie Machado and MM Serra
Marie Machado and MM Serra

In May we interviewed, Laverne Berry, Attorney and former NYWIFT President; Karen Cooper, Film Forum Director; Maryte Kavaliauskas, Producer and Sound Recordist; Roberta Reardon, SAG-AFTRA President; Su Friedrich, Documentary/Experimental Film Director;  Christine Choy, Documentary Producer/Director; Susan Margolin, Film Distributor;  MM Serra, Director-Filmmakers’ Co-op;  Wanda Bershen, Film/Arts Curator and Writer;  Rachel Watanabe-Batton, Producers Guild of America; Gail Zimmerman, TV Producer; and Sarah Frank, Television Executive.

The Crew
Cinematographers for the interviews were Jamila Allston, Zelmira Gainza, and Jennifer Hahn. Interviewers for the day were Barbara Abrash, Roz Sohnen, Norma Davidoff, Lynda Kaplan, Christine Knowlton, Marcie Setlow, Susan Strickler, Drake Stutesman, Leslie Shreve and Samantha Karlin.
 
Tracey Anarella and Samantha Karlin
Tracey Anarella and Samantha Karlin
Other volunteers included Tracey Anarella and Christine Knowlton, Production Co-chairs; Lynda Kaplan, Interview Coordinator and Scheduler;  Agata Drogowska, set design; Jennifer Snowdon, makeup artist; Kellie Muse and Monique Albritton, hairstylists; and Charlie Torrence, production photography.
 
Art Institute interns were Maria Machado, Regina Wheeler, and Amanda Robertiello.   Special thanks to Roz Sohnen, Instructor at the Art Institute of New York City, who arranged and managed our day there. 
 
 
About the Archive Committee
The Archive Committee records interviews with women from all areas of the entertainment industry.  Ultimately, these interviews will be made available both online and as part of an extensive repository, to students, scholars, and anyone else who is interested in the careers of women in film and television in New York.  Marcie Setlow and Norma Davidoff are Co-chairs of the Archive Committee.






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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