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Our Muse, Penny Marshall

In memory of Penny Marshall, who passed away this week at the age of 75, we take a look back at her hilarious and heartfelt speech from the 1994 NYWIFT Muse Awards.

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The Road to Muse 2015

Through all the challenges, New York Women in Film & Television continues to champion the voice of women every year with numerous grants, scholarships, programs and events in support of women such as the Muse Awards.

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Follow #nywiftmuse on Twitter for Muse Awards Buzz on December 10

The buzz about the Muse Awards is that it’s all about the speeches. It’s not a surprise as the event is an intimate gathering of women in entertainment and those who support them. It’s a safe place for women to talk openly about their experience in entertainment. This 2012 acceptance speech from Muse winner Mariska...

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Road to Muse: Honorees Dawn Ostroff, Mary Bailey & Abigail Disney

Dawn Ostroff, president of Condé Nast Entertainment.   Tomorrow afternoon, New York Women in Film & Television will celebrate the achievements of Condé Nast Entertainment President Dawn Ostroff, script supervisor Mary Bailey, and actors Maggie Gyllenhaal and Wanda Sykes at the nonprofit’s annual Muse Awards, held at the New York Hilton. Filmmaker, philanthropist, and activist Abigail Disney will be honored with...

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#ready #muse2013 #museawards (at New York Hilton Midtown)

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#ready #muse2013 #museawards (at New York Hilton Midtown)

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#ready #muse2013 #museawards (at New York Hilton Midtown)

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#ready #muse2013 #museawards (at New York Hilton Midtown)

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Road to Muse: Honoree Sonia Manzano

As Maria on Sesame Street, Sonia Manzano has been a part of millions of children’s and parents’ lives. Manzano joined the show in 1971, and eventually began writing scripts for the series—receiving 15 Emmys as part of the show’s writing staff. She has also performed on the New York stage in The Vagina Monologues and...

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Road to Muse: Honoree Ellen Barkin

Ellen Barkin in Another Happy Day (2011), which she also produced.  Ellen Barkin has a diverse body of work spanning theater, film, and television. The Bronx native has appeared in over 50 films, including Ocean’s 13, Sea of Love, The Big Easy, and Diner, which served as her film debut. She received a Tony award in 2011 for her performance in The Normal Heart,...

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Road to Muse: Honoree Robin Wright

Robin Wright has made an indelible mark in Hollywood, from her unforgettable early role as Jenny in the Oscar-winning Forrest Gump, to more recent television-starring portrayals on House of Cards with Kevin Spacey. House of Cards earned her a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series this year. Wright began her career on the...

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Road to Muse: Win a Designer Dress

Designs from Marco Hall in a store window. Fancy showing up at a special event wearing a one-of-a-kind dress designed just for you? Well, you may just win that one at this year’s Muse Awards. Thanks to NYWIFT member Eldonie Mason, one lucky Muse raffle winner will be dressed for success by Marco Hall, considered...

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Road to Muse: More On Co-Hosts Wendy Williams & Andy Cohen

Andy Cohen and Wendy Williams on the set of Watch What Happens Live. Photo via Bravo. Wendy Williams and Andy Cohen will bring their hosting skills to NYWIFT’s Muse Awards on December 12 at the New York Hilton. These two multitalented TV stars are going to make it a one fantastic afternoon. Williams’ bio describes her as...

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Road to Muse: Honoree Connie Britton

http://abc.go.com/embed/VDKA0_d5hxqz4b If you’re not one of the many fans spending Wednesday nights watching Nashville, you’re missing out on some exciting television. Connie Britton shines as Rayna Jaymes, a music legend trying to maintain her “Queen of Country” status. NYWIFT is honoring the Friday Night Lights star—along with Ellen Barkin, Robin Wright, Sonia Manzano, Bravo President Frances...

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