We hope you have your 2014 Muse Awards ticket in hand! If not, buy one now. You don’t want to miss the sure to be jaw-dropping, laughter-inducing Wanda Sykes’ acceptance speech, the industry insights from the stunning and talented Maggie Gyllenhaal, the thought-provoking, global-minded Abigail Disney’s Changemaker Award acceptance speech, or further wise words from industry veterans Dawn Ostroff and Mary Bailey.
Keep up with everything social about Muse using the hashtag #NYWIFTMuse and share these amazing past Muse Award honorees’ speeches with friends and colleagues.
Now sit back, hit play and be prepared to be inspired, laugh and maybe even shed a tear:ARVE Error: need id and provider
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