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40th Anniversary NYWIFT Muse Awards
10 Dec 2019 @ 11:30am
For 39 years, New York Women in Film & Television has presented the Muse Awards annual gala holiday luncheon celebrating women of vision and achievement. Each year, remarkable and accomplished women are honored with this prestigious award. Honorees for the historic 40th Anniversary NYWIFT Muse Awards include: Ann Dowd, Actor; Gloria Estefan, Singer/Actor/Executive; Anjali Sud, CEO, Vimeo; Kasi Lemmons, Director (Nancy Malone Directing Award); and Shoshannah Stern, Writer/Creator (Loreen Arbus Changemaker Award). In celebration of our event’s 40th anniversary, a special Career Impact Achievement Award will be presented to past Muse honoree Jane Rosenthal, CEO of Tribeca Enterprises. Join us as we celebrate the best and the brightest in moving image media!
"As always and even more so today, women in our business are taking up the mantle of courage and truth-telling and consciousness, and they move and inspire me. We are awake now in a way we have never been before."
"My faith is renewed by the way I experience this vanguard moving through the world with such grace at such a complex time. Speaking truth to power and creating a legacy for the women and the men who follow."
Born in Harlem in 1924, Academy Award winner, Golden Globe nominee, and three-time Emmy winner Cicely Tyson was first discovered by a fashion photographer working for Ebony Magazine, and began her career as a fashion model.
Entertainment attorney Maria Miles extols the joys of Diet Coke and how with her laptop, cell phone, and wifi, she can work anywhere in the world.
Oscar-nominated and Brooklyn-based mother, activist, actress and producer Maggie Gyllenhaal has spent much of her career making independent films, and has accrued a body of work that is both bold and complex. From her breakout sadomasochistic role in The Secretary, to her boundary-pushing, compelling performance in The Kindergarten Teacher, Gyllenhaal has not followed the blockbuster path, opting for films that challenge the way we think.