Power Player Breakfast: Terry Lawler

You won’t want to miss the very special Power Player Breakfast season finale. The world knows our June Power Player as a champion for women in entertainment. We are lucky also to know her as NYWIFT’s powerhouse Executive Director emeritus for over 20 years. But there’s so much more to know about our beloved Terry Lawler. Join us and find out for yourself.

Even before coming to NYWIFT, Lawler was a power player in the film world, and she is already into her next chapter. We will hear how she got to where she is, what it has been like to guide NYWIFT into the digital era, why it matters so much that its vibrant membership has increased to over 2,400, and what new opportunities she is embracing. Her perspective on the future of the industry, especially for women, is sure to be valuable for all.

Lawler stepped down as Executive Director at the end of 2018, and is currently a media consultant and the Manager of the CinemaStreet Women’s Short Screenplay Competition. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Katahdin Foundation and Manhattan Neighborhood Network. Prior to becoming Executive Director of NYWIFT in 1998, Lawler was Director of Development and Production at Women Make Movies and National Director of Film and Videomakers Services at the American Film Institute. She has been a media consultant for foundations and nonprofit groups, including the MacArthur Foundation, the Astraea Foundation, the National Museum of Women in the Arts and the Goethe Institute, among others.

Lawler was a production executive on several network television specials and was Executive Producer of Visions of Light: The Art of Cinematography, which won Best Documentary awards from the American Society of Film Critics and the New York Film Critics Circle. In all of these endeavors she has left an indelible mark on the creative process and the careers of women — and men — in the entertainment world.

We can think of no better way to end our star-studded 2018-2019 series than to be up close and personal with Terry Lawler. Come learn about her illustrious career and to “show her the love.”

Power Player Breakfasts produced by
Bobbi Alpert, Christina Brown Fisher, Nicole Franklin, Carey Graeber,
Julie Poll, Janet Stilson and Susan Wagner

Special Thanks to Power Player Breakfast Sponsor
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz

NYWIFT Executive Director and “Made in NY” Honoree Terry Lawler at the 2018 Muse Awards with emcee Nancy Giles

June 14 @ 8:30am
8:30 am — 10:00 am (1h 30′)


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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.