We’re counting down the 40 days to NYWIFT’s 40th Anniversary Muse Awards with a look at some of our favorite honorees, all women of vision and achievement who have contributed to the film and television industry. Join us as we look back at #Muse40for40, and buy your tickets for the Muse Awards on Tuesday, December 10th at nywift.org/muse!
#39: Victoria Alonso
By Katie Chambers
Victoria Alonso is the Executive Vice President of Physical Production for Marvel Studios. She is credited for executive producing many action-packed films, including The Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy and Captain America: The Winter Soldier among others, and for co-producing Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger. She began her career in the visual effects industry, working with top directors including Tim Burton, Ridley Scott and Andrew Adamson to name a few.
Since receiving the Muse Award in 2015, Alonso has gone on to receive numerous other industry awards including the Motion Picture Sound Editors Award and the Advanced Imaging Society’s Harold Lloyd Award, among others. Alonso, who is gay and is among the most prominent Latinx women in the entertainment industry, has been a leading voice for inclusiveness in Hollywood and an advocate for increased diverse representation among on-screen superheroes.
Her 2015 Muse Awards acceptance speech is among some of our favorites for both its humor and heart:
Journalist and author Charlayne Hunter-Gault began her career as a reporter to The New Yorker, where she still contributes, and was the Harlem bureau chief for The New York Times. She worked for 20 years with PBS NewsHour where she was a national and international correspondent as well as a substitute anchor.READ MORE