Letter from the Executive Director: Remembering Lucy Jarvis

February 13, 2020

Dear NYWIFT Members and Community:

New York Women in Film & Television mourns the passing of Lucy Jarvis. She was a visionary in our industry and leaves a profound legacy. Lucy Jarvis’s network documentaries spanned a range of topics. She was one of the first producers – man or woman – to film at the Kremlin in 1963, she filmed a profile of Fidel Castro in Cuba, a look at the Louvre in the early 1960s, and she produced Barbara Walters’s first ABC shows.

The video archive project of New York Women in Film & Television was just getting started when, in 2006, Lucy Jarvis was interviewed as a joint project with the Archive of American Television.


We are thrilled to include the interview here, so that you could get to know her better. After this interview was recorded, NYWIFT Archive Project dedicated itself to collecting interviews with amazing and courageous women in film, television and media, both among our membership and throughout the industry. The Archive Project is pleased to announce that Lucy Jarvis’s interview, and well over one hundred more, will be available online later in 2020.

Watch the full interview with Lucy Jarvis

Our deepest condolences to Lucy’s family and friends. The NYWIFT community is so proud to have known her and so appreciate her contribution to the industry.

She will be missed.





Cynthia Lopez

Executive Director

New York Women in Film and Television


The NYWIFT Video Archive Project