NEW YORK WOMEN IN FILM & TELEVISION’S DESIGNING WOMEN
WILL HONOR MAKEUP, HAIR AND COSTUME DESIGNERS
AND RECOGNIZE BEHIND-THE-SCENES TALENT
Trai Byers and Gretchen Mol to Present Awards at Gala Event on May 28
The Variety Ensemble Award Will Be Given To
NEW YORK, NY, May 11, 2015 – New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT), which has supported the advancement of women in the entertainment industry for over 37 years, will pay tribute to renowned costume designers, makeup artists and hair stylists in film, television and digital media at the 2015 New York Women in Film & Television Designing WomenAwards Gala on the evening of Thursday, May 28. The 15th annual event, co-presented by Variety, is a unique showcase that celebrates the creative intersection of design, character and storytelling, and brings together actors, producers, directors, writers, fashion industry influencers and designers.
New York Women in Film & Television’s Designing Women will take place in the Scholastic Building in SoHo starting at 7 p.m. The awards program will feature a display of costumes and sketches, as well as photographs and film clips highlighting the work of the talented honorees. A special reception will follow the presentation.
The 2015 Designing Women honorees include:
Presenters in the 2015 Designing Women ceremony include:
The Variety Ensemble Award will be given to the makeup, hair and costume design team ofOrange Is the New Black.
“Every year we’re inspired by our Designing Women honorees. This particular group demonstrates incredible leadership and passion for storytelling through design,” says New York Women in Film & Television Executive Director Terry Lawler. “They’re transforming the entertainment industry and helping us set new standards. We encourage everyone to join us and take part in this celebration to support our colleagues and these remarkable women.”
New York Women in Film & Television’s Designing Women Awards is one of the entertainment industry’s most exciting spring events. To purchase tickets, please visit www.NYWIFT.org or call 212-679-0870. The event costs $75 for New York Women in Film & Television members and $150 for non-members.