For 38 years, New York Women in Film and Television has organized the Muse Awards annual gala holiday luncheon to celebrate women of vision and achievement. And each year, remarkable and accomplished women are honored with this prestigious award.
It was my great pleasure to accompany one of the honorees, Lisa Nishimura, Netflix VP of Original Documentary and Comedy. With the success of “Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat” on Netflix, this was a full circle moment for me. We hadn’t yet met when I greeted Lisa at the entrance, and her first words to me were “Congratulations on the show!” What a classy lady. Also attending on behalf of Netflix was Zana Lawrence, who played a big role in our series as an EP.
Thank you NYWIFT for another great year and for an inspiring Muse Awards honoring:
Terry Lawler, NYWIFT Executive Director
After 21 years of service as executive director, Terry Lawler pays tribute to the board, staff, corporate partners and most importantly the incredible membership as she accepts her Made in NY award.
Maysoon Zayid, actor, comedian, activist
Urging the hiring of more people with disabilities: “If you can’t see it, you can’t be it. Make a pledge today to make your lives inclusive.”
Tricia Brock, director
On moving to NYC: “They said that the men are really interesting. But no. It’s the women who are.”
Ellen Burstyn, actor
“It used to be the man always had the last word. That’s changing. It ain’t fair the way it was and we will only benefit from equality.”
Lisa Nishimura, @Netflix VP of Original Documentary and Comedy
“I think this is the very reason why I absolutely love and feel so privileged to do the work I do. I get to support incredible storytellers — documentarians, comics – true creators who are the brilliant social commentators of our day.”
Sarah Jessica Parker, actor, producer
“Equally important are the accountants, sound mixers, teamsters and publicists… I have watched young women start as interns and become producers.”