Below is a collection of updates from New York Women in Film & Television Chief Executive Officer Cynthia López. 

López is an award-winning media strategist, and former Commissioner of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, where she implemented strategies to support film and TV production throughout the five boroughs. López is the recipient of many coveted industry awards including: 11 News and Documentary Emmy Awards, a Special Emmy Award for Excellence in Documentary Filmmaking, three Peabody Awards, and two duPont-Columbia Awards. In addition, she received the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) Award for Commitment to Corporate Diversity. Prior to working as Commissioner, López was Executive Vice President and co-Executive Producer of the award-winning PBS documentary series American Documentary | POV, and was involved in the organization’s strategic growth and creative development for 14 years.

See her full bio on our staff page

Click through below to read the archive of her letters.

Reach out to Cynthia with your thoughts at info@nywift.org.

November 2022

November 2022

Hybrid programming updates, The Writers Lab, Muse, and more...
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October 2022

October 2022

NYWIFT thrives in pandemic year three, Member Screening of The Bengali, SOHO International Film Fest, Hamptons Brunch, new President Leslie Fields-Cruz, and more...
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July 2022

July 2022

Living in the era of COVID, NYWIFT at the Montauk Film Festival, collaborations with Museum of the Moving Image and Rooftop Films, and remembering Mable Haddock and Gloria Allen...
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February 2022

February 2022

Remembering late Board Member Ruth Gutman and groundbreaking reporter Gloria Rojas...
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November 2021

November 2021

Turkey Day gratitude to our community, virtual Muse 2021, NYWIFT strategic planning, Creative Workforce Summit publication, NYWIFT Talks, Good Pitch Local: Puerto Rico, awards, scholarships, and industry screenings...
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September 2021

September 2021

Remembering former NYWIFT Board President Linda Kahn, a trailblazer in children's media...
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May 2021

May 2021

NYWIFT Summit: The Creative industry Radically Reimagined, record-breaking Designing Women honoree Ann Roth, and remembering industry luminaries Olympia Dukakis, Flavia Fontes, and former Board Member Marjorie Kalins-Taylor...
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February 2021

February 2021

Happy Valentine's Day, NYWIFT team celebrating love in during the pandemic, Muse 2020 recording, and NYWIFT's firs-ever publication: NYWIFT Creative Workforce Summit: Diversity and Inclusion, Workplace Safety, and Pay Equity...
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January 2021

January 2021

Pandemic and political updates, 2020 NYWIFT year in review, and remembering longtime NYWIFT member Joan Micklin Silver...
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April 2020

April 2020

Holiday greetings, COVID-19 updates, announcement of NYWIFT Talks, virtual programming, and online peer-to-peer networking...
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February 2020

February 2020

Remembering documentarian Lucy Jarvis, who was featured in the NYWIFT Archive Project living history series...
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November 2019

November 2019

Announcing the 40th Anniversary Muse Awards, Tribeca Festival, Women Behind the Scenes Party, Designing Women, Summit, FinanceHer, On the Road to the Emmy's, and DOC NYC honors...
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