NYWIFT Announces the 2015-16 Board Members


NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 8, 2015 – New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) is pleased to announce the results of the 2015 board of directors election. As a nonprofit, 501c3 public charity, NYWIFT is governed by an 18-member board of directors. Board members serve on committees in the areas of Development, Membership, Communications, Programming and Special Events. The board is elected by the membership. Seven spots on the board have been filled, with five new members and two returning members.

“We’re grateful to the departing board members for the time, effort and dedication they put into our organization and we look forward to having this new dynamic and impressive group of women join us,” said NYWIFT Board President Alexis Alexanian. “NYWIFT would never be able to accomplish all that it does without the support of our board members.”

New Members:

Heidi Brod (Writer and Story Consultant)
Maria C. Miles, Esq. (Entertainment Attorney, Founding Partner, Maria C. Miles Law)
Florence Mitchell-Brown (Vice President of Payroll Operations NY, Entertainment Partners)
Claire Shanley (Managing Director, Sixteen19)
Jamie Zelermyer (Independent Producer)

Returning Members:

Simone Pero (Corporate Communications Executive/Founder, For Impact Productions)
Robyn Watson (Senior Communications Leader – North America, Mercer)

About New York Women in Film & Television:

New York Women in Film & Television supports women calling the shots in film, television and digital media. NYWIFT energizes the careers of women in entertainment by illuminating their achievements, providing training and professional development, and advocating for equality.
The preeminent entertainment industry association for women in New York, NYWIFT brings together nearly 2,000 women and men working both above and below the line. NYWIFT is part of a network of 40 women in film chapters worldwide, representing more than 10,000 members. NYWIFT produces over 50 innovative programs and special events annually, including the Muse Awards for Vision and Achievement, which honors women in front of and behind the camera, and Designing Women, which recognizes costume designers, makeup artists and hair stylists in the industry.

More information can be found online at: www.NYWIFT.org