NYWIFT Talks with Costume Designer Dana Covarrubias


On our May 21, 2020 , NYWIFT Talks, we joined Costume Designer and 2018 NYWIFT Designing Women Honoree Dana Covarrubias for a Zoom conversation. We focused on her career, new projects, and what COVID-19 has meant for her as a costume designer.

This conversation was moderated by NYWIFT Board President Jamie Zelermyer.


Dana Covarrubias is a Costume Designer for film and television based in New York City. She has designed costumes for multiple award-winning and ground breaking television shows including Master of None (Netflix), Ramy (Hulu), Mrs.Fletcher (HBO), Crashing (HBO), Claws (TNT), Quantico (ABC),
Broad City (Comedy Central), Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central) and the soon to be airing Grand Army (Netflix) and Love Beth (Hulu) starring Amy Schumer. Dana is originally from Texas and has been living in New York for 17 years. She continues to seek out projects that champion women, diversity, and the underrepresented.






Jamie Zelermyer is the President of the NYWIFT Board of Directors and has been a New York based Producer and Production Executive for the past 20 plus years. Currently she is Producing IFP Week 2019 which is a signature program of the Independent Feature Project (IFP). Most recently she was the Program Manager of Made In New York: Pilot Competition, a program founded by The Mayor’s Office of Film Media and Entertainment to tackle gender inclusivity in the television industry. Jamie Executive Produced the two winning half hour pilots and Executive Produced season 1 of the winning show entitled Half Life starring Larisa Oleynik and Nancy Giles. Prior to this she produced Ratter starring Ashley Benson and Matt McGorry which was released by Sony Worldwide in March 2016.

She was the VP, Physical Production at Focus Features / Rogue Pictures for six years ending in November 2012. At Focus she oversaw such movies as AdmissionOne DayJane EyreSin Nombre and Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day. Prior to Focus Jamie was a Line Producer and Production Manager working on films such as Igby Goes DownBoys Don’t Cry and You Can Count on Me. Over the years, she has had the privilege to work with a number of notable directors including Steve McQueen, Lone Scherfig, Kenneth Lonergan, Cary Fukanaga and Kimberly Pierce. Jamie is on the board of New York Women in Film and Television, and is an adviser on NYWIFT’s The Writers Lab, a program for female writers over 40 funded by Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman. She is a graduate of Bard College. 


About NYWIFT Talks

NYWIFT Talks is a new weekly series to bring updated news and vital information about the impact of COVID-19 on the media and entertainment industry. Industry professionals will be in conversation discussing what you need to know about theatrical releases, digital advances, virtual tools, festival opportunities, production updates and more. 


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