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!
#25: Anjelica Huston
By Margarita Sophia Cortes
Anjelica Huston is an Academy-Award winning actress and daughter of Oscar-winning director, screenwriter and actor John Huston. The Huston family is the first family to have three generations of Oscar winners, including her grandfather Walter Huston. Some of Anjelica’s most noted films includes The Postman Always Rings Twice, Prizzi’s Honor, Gardens of Stone, The Addams Family, The Addams Family Values, The Royal Tannenbaums and The Grifters; not to mention The Dead directed by her father as his final film before he passed away.
“Where there is age there is evolution, where there is life there is growth.” – Anjelica Huston
We are thrilled to welcome new NYWIFT member Isi Laborde! Isi is a Brooklyn-based actor (AEA, SAG/AFTRA). Her film roles include Return to Montauk, directed by Academy Award-winner Volker Schlöndorff, and Jay-Z’s music video “Smile,” directed by Grammy-winner Miles Jay. She has had TV appearances in Facebook TV's Strangers and Paramount's Younger. Theater credits include The Bacchae at La Mama Experimental Theatre Club and Skip to My Lou at Theater for the New City. Isi spoke to us about her craft, how she kept up her creativity during COVID, and her dream role!READ MORE
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Happy Black History Month! At NYWIFT we are celebrating the Black creators and artists in our membership, while honoring Black culture & cinema throughout history. Today’s spotlight is on our member Taylor Re Lynn, an actor, singer, producer, and philanthropist.READ MORE