As President of Bravo and Oxygen Media at NBC Universal, Frances Berwick
spearheads the operations of both brands. Under her leadership, Bravo is on the way to its 8th consecutive record-breaking year in 2013. In addition to winning two more Primetime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards for Inside the Actors Studio
and Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen
, the network has been ranked among the Top Ten for the past three years. Berwick has seen double-digit growth there across every platform during her tenure, launching landmark television shows such as Queer Eye
, Emmy winners Top Chef
and Project Runway,
two-time Emmy winner Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List,
pop-culture hits Flipping Out, The Rachel Zoe Project, Work Out
, and The Real Housewives
franchise. She has received numerous accolades throughout her career, including two Peabody Awards, three Primetime Emmys and a National Association of Multi-Ethnicity in Communications Award (NAMIC). In 2007, she was named a Multichannel News Wonder Woman, and is a member of New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT), British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), Women in Cable and Telecommunications (WICT), and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS). She resides in Manhattan with her husband and son.
Emmy Award-winning producer, director, and film and theater actress Nancy Malone
rose to prominence with roles on Naked City,
the daytime soap opera Guiding Light,
and The Long Hot Summer
in the 1960s and 70s. She first began producing with Winner Takes All
(1975), and shortly thereafter, became the first female Vice President of Television at 20th Century Fox. She went on to co-found Women In Film, which has become the most successful women’s organization in Hollywood, establishing the Crystal Award and numerous other institutions to recognize and support female talent in the industry. In the 1980s Malone began her directing career with There Were Times, Dear.
Appearing on PBS, it was the first film to come out about Alzheimer’s disease, won multiple awards, and went on to raise over $3M for Alzheimer’s and other related disorders. She continues to teach and mentor directors.
has touched the lives of millions of parents and children as Maria on Sesame Street.
She joined the show in 1971, and eventually began writing scripts for the series. Manzano holds 15 Emmy Awards to date as part of the Sesame Street writing staff. She has also performed on the New York stage in The Vagina Monologues
and The Exonerated
, and appeared on Law and Order SVU.
Offscreen, she writes children’s books and series, including her books No Dogs Allowed
(2004) and A Box Full of Kittens
(2007) and the Peabody Award-winning Little Bill.
Manzano was raised in the South Bronx, where she maintains an active community presence. She was inducted into the Bronx Hall of Fame in 2004, and is an active member of the Bronx River alliance and the Bronx Children’s Museum. She received the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Award and Hispanic Heritage Award for Education in 2003. Manzano is currently working on a memoir to be published by Scholastic.
has made an indelible mark in Hollywood, from her unforgettable early role as Jenny in the Oscar-winning Forrest Gump,
to more recent television starring portrayals on House of Cards
with Kevin Spacey. She has consistently received glowing reviews, appearing in Robert Redford’s riveting courtroom drama The Conspirator
, 2009’s The Private Lives of Pippa Lee
For the past six years, Wright has passionately dedicated herself to bold action for peace in eastern Congo, home to the world’s deadliest war. She joined the Enough Project’s Raise Hope for Congo campaign to demand conflict-free electronics and jewelry, and has published pieces calling on the Obama Administration to support a comprehensive peace process. Wright has visited eastern Congo and supports the work of local Congolese community organizations benefiting women and youth.