The committee was at it again videotaping five new interviews. Interviewees were: Marcie Setlow (project developer, manager and producer), Mary Dore (documentary film producer), Debra Zimmerman (executive director of Women Make Movies), Terry Casseletta (Union Representative), and Rolanda Watts (on-air news broadcaster).
Each provided unique perspectives on what opportunities have been available to women in the industry and which have been hard won battles. They were asked to share stories about how they began working in the industry, challenges they faced as females in their career field, shifts in working environments, and how meaningful it has been to be part of a community of women professionals that NYWIFT supports and promotes. The interviews were filmed at the School of Visual Arts with volunteer assistance from NYWIFT members and friends as well as SVA students.
Bringing everyone together for the day of filming were Archive Committee Chair, Norma Davidoff, and producers Tracy Daniels, Ellen Zalk, and Lynda B. Kaplan. In addition:
Directors of Photography: Libby Casinelli, Jennifer Hahn, Barbie Leung, Megan Paznick, Flor Tejada
Assistant Camera: Joseph Atamaniuk, Brad Nelson
Editor: Rehema Trimiew
Interviewers: Peggy Daniel, Tracy Daniels, Norma Davidoff, Drake Stutesman, Ellen Zalk
Set Design: Agata Drogowska
Hair: Shante Hillian
Makeup: Lisa Makowski
Other Volunteers: Pamela Cruz, Donna Gross, Sara Ocea, Amanda Rosenberg, Noah Torres, Sari Weisman, Peggy Daniel, Tracy Daniels, Norma Davidoff, Drake Stutesman, Ellen Zalk
The Archive Project, born as part of the 25th Anniversary celebration for NYWIFT, gives women in front of the camera as well as many who are ordinarily found behind the camera a chance to be in the spotlight. By preserving these remarkable women’s career experiences on video, the Project inspires and educates future generations of others hoping to work in the entertainment industry.
Below are some behind-the-scenes photos from the shoot day in November. Some past interviews can be found on YouTube and more will be available soon. Stay tuned!
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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Last updated: Jul. 5, 2017