NYWIFT Salon Conversation ‘The Art of Recreating NYC in The Gilded Age’

Join NYWIFT for a conversation with the production and design team of HBO’s The Gilded Age at the historic NYC Roosevelt House.

Speakers will include Costume Designer Kasia Walicka Maimone and Producers Holly Rymon and Claire Shanley. Moderated by NYWIFT CEO Cynthia Lopez

Date: Tuesday, December 12, 2023
Time: Panel starts at 6:45pm ET followed by reception
Location: Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute (47-49 E 65th St, NYC 10065)

Price: $50 for Members / $75 for Non-members
*Platinum, and Leadership Circle members attend for free. Contact membership@nywift.org to upgrade your membership. 

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Holly Rymon is a New York based freelance film and television producer who’s production experience spans over 30 years covering a range of budgets, genres, states, and countries.
Holly also served as the VP of Production for Marvel TV where she oversaw all 5 of their NY based TV shows.
Her most recent endeavor has been as the Line Producer for the Emmy-award winning HBO show The Gilded Age. Holly remains dedicated to supporting shows with top tier cast and crew and ensuring that those both in front of and behind the camera have a positive and collaborative space to do their best work.

Kasia Walicka Mainmone is a costume designer whose work spans theater, film, and television. Recent credits include HBO’s 2 seasons of The Gilded Age, HBO I Know This Much is True. Kasia’s recent films include
Pale Blue Eye by Scott Cooper and The Story of Henry Sugar by Wes Anderson. Her credits of film and theater include A Quiet Place Part 1 & 2 by John Krasinski, Moonrise Kingdom by Wes Anderson, Capote, Foxcatcher, Moneyball by Bennett Miller, Black Mass by Scott Cooper, Ready Player One, Bridge of Spies by Steven Spielberg, Deepwater Horizon by Peter Berg, and the Phillip Glass operas Les Enfants Terribles and The Sound of a Voice.





Claire Shanley is a New York-based Producer with expertise in post production. Her experience includes decades of work in production and post, with recent projects including “The Gilded Age” S1-S2, “The Plot Against America”, and “The Deuce” S2-S3. Before producing scripted shows, Claire was a senior manager at several bicoastal post production companies. Her technical roots were planted when she worked as an editor, then joined the tech world as an Avid Technical Specialist. A member of the Advisory Board of NYWIFT, Claire also served as Co-Chair of the Board of Directors of the NYC LGBT Community Center for nine years. She is involved in efforts to make careers in the film & tv industry more accessible to all.

Cynthia López (moderator) is the CEO | Executive Director at New York Women Film & Television. 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. Her ability to forge strategic partnerships among corporate and public interest media has been a signature of her work. Notable partnerships include: New York Times, Reuters, Al-Jazeera Network, Discovery Communications, The Moth, Story Corps, Harpo Studios and ABC News, NIGHTLINE with Ted Koppel. López is a founding member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) and is proud to have spent her career collaborating with independent filmmakers across all portions of the film and television industry. She served on the Board of Trustees for the Paley Center, NYC & Company, Museum of the Moving Image, and the Tribeca Film Institute Latin America Fund Advisory Board. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Latino Public Broadcasting, Manhattan Neighborhood Network, and Color Congress.


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December 12 @ 6:45pm
6:45 pm — 9:00 pm (2h 15′)

Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute
47-49 E 65th Street, NYC 10065


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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.