NYWIFT Blog

1992-94: Beth Dembitzer, Board President
  • NYWIF changes the name of our annual fundraiser to the Gala Holiday Luncheon. For the first time, NYWIF honors all Luncheon honorees with the Muse Award for Outstanding Vision and Achievement. 1992 recipients include Linda Ellerbee, broadcast journalist; Nora Ephron, writer/director; Kay Koplovitz, president and C.E.O., USA networks; and Diane Sokolow, producer
  • In January 1993, NYWIF officially changes its name to New York Women in Film and Television, Inc (NYWIFT)
  • 1993 spring event: Stand Up for New York — an evening of comedy at town hall, with hosts Joy Behar and Mo Gaffney, and featuring performances by Richard Belzer, Susie Essman, A.J. Jamal, Cathy Ladman, Kevin Meany, Reno, Jerry Stiller and Ann Meara, and the cast of Forbidden Broadway. Comedy Central presented its first Gracie Award, named for the comedian Gracie Allen, to Phyllis Diller for her groundbreaking work in the art of comedy. The show, directed by Phyllis Newman, was followed by a gala party at Laura Belle, a NY club
  • Two stellar master classes held during the 1993-94 program season: “Through the Lens.” a master class in cinematography with Allen Daviau, and a master class with production designer Patrizia von Brandenstein
  • 15th Anniversary Gala Holiday Luncheon, at the grand ballroom of the Marriott Marquis Hotel, and presentation of the Muse Award for Outstanding Vision and Achievement to Jane Alexander, actor and NEA chair; actor Holly Hunter, Pat Fili-Kruschel, president, ABC daytime and former NYWIFT Board President; broadcast journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault; and Robert de Niro and Jane Rosenthal, founder and president, respectively, of the Tribeca Film Center
  • Executive director Phyllis Schwartz resigns, December 1993. Raquel Levin named executive director, February 1994
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