2007-10: Laverne Berry, Board President
  • 2007 Muse Awards gala holiday luncheon and presentation to Terry Lawler, NYWIFT executive director; Jennifer Jason Leigh, actor; Suzana Peric, music editor; Julie Taymor, writer/director; and Lauren Zalaznick, president of Bravo Media. The Loreen Arbus award honoring Those Who Take Action & Effect Change went to producer Gale Ann Hurd
  • NYWIFT represented by a delegation of members at the 2007 WIFTI International Summit in Toronto
  • 2008 Designing Women spring event honors Colleen Callaghan, hairstylist; Patricia Regan, makeup artist; and Catherine Marie Thomas, costume designer
  • 2008 Muse Awards gala holiday luncheon and presentation to Linda Kaplan Thaler, President of The Kaplan Thaler Group; Laura Linney, actor; Cynthia Nixon, actor; and Cyma Zarghami, President of Nickelodeon
  • 30th Anniversary Celebration presents the following special programs: “Who Moved the Glass Ceiling,” “Future of Content Production,” “Future of the Past,” “Future of Shorts,” “Future of Content Delivery” and “From Dumb Blonde to Smart Blonde”
  • Joined forces with CineWomenNY, growing the membership by 200 people and reaching the 2,000 mark
  • Created the Society of Women Cinematographers, a subgroup of the membership
  • 2009 Designing Women spring event honors Jennifer Johnson, hair stylist; Marianne Skiba, makeup artist; and Donna Zakowska, costume designer
  • 2009 Muse Awards gala holiday luncheon and presentation to Andrea Wong, President and CEO of Lifetime Networks; America Ferrera, actor; Julianna Margulies, actor; and Allison Silverman, former Executive Producer of The Colbert Report. Linda Kaplan Thaler was the emcee, and Stephen Colbert made a surprise appearance
  • Redesigned website, created new logo and refreshed our brand
  • Conducted the first of several Charity Buzz auctions of “celebrity experiences”
  • 2010 Designing Women spring event honors Susan Lyall, Marjorie Durand, Suzy Mazszarese-Allison and the Sex and the City 2 hair, makeup and costume design team at Macy’s

Check out this video from 2002, highlighting our history up until then:




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