In Memoriam

 

In 2019, our Executive Director Cynthia Lopez began including an In Memoriam in her quarterly letters, recognizing the luminaries in our community who we have lost.

The notes were not comprehensive but tried to recognize former NYWIFT presidents and NYWIFT members (past and present), and visionary women leaders in the media field. When available we used photography and video interviews from our NYWIFT Archive Project.

Join us in a look back at their incredible careers, by clicking through our gallery below. 

May their legacies be an inspiration to all.

Moving forward, we will also include an In Memoriam section during our annual Muse Awards.  

Please email rsmart@nywift.org with any updates. 

Keeping our members informed about the health and well being of our community is vital.

Sincerely,

Simone Pero
Chair, NYWIFT Presidents Circle

 

Halyna Hutchins

Halyna Hutchins

Cinematographer

(1979 – October 21, 2021)
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Jenevieve Brewer

Jenevieve Brewer

Founder, Jenevieve Brewer Talent Management

(1977 – October 14, 2021)
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Anne K. Johnson

Anne K. Johnson

Production Account and Past President, IATSE Local 161

(1942 – October 4, 2021)
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Linda Kahn

Linda Kahn

President of Linda Kahn Media LLC, Former SVP of Scholastic Media, and Past NYWIFT President

(September 15, 1948 – August 30, 2021)
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Olympia Dukakis

Olympia Dukakis

Actress

(June 20, 1931 – May 1, 2021)
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Marjorie Kalins Taylor

Marjorie Kalins Taylor

Television Executive and Past President, NYWIFT

(January 7, 1945 – April 28, 2021)
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Flavia Fontes

Flavia Fontes

Documentary Director, Editor, and Producer

(February 8, 1961 – April 18, 2021)
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Cicely Tyson

Cicely Tyson

Actress, Activist, and 1999 NYWIFT Muse Honoree

(December 18, 1924 – January 28, 2021)
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Joan Micklin Silver

Joan Micklin Silver

Filmmaker and NYWIFT Advisory Board Member

(May 24, 1935 – December 31, 2020)
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Barbara Hammer

Barbara Hammer

Experimental Filmmaker

(May 15, 1939 – March 16, 2019)
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Perry Miller Adato

Perry Miller Adato

Documentary Filmmaker

(December 22, 1920 – September 16, 2018)
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