New York Women in Film & Television
6 East 39th Street, Suite 1200
New York, NY 10016-0112
Ext. 24 - Executive Director
Ext. 39 - Executive Assistant
Ext. 22 - Program Coordinator
Ext. 23 - Membership Coordinator
Terry Lawler, Executive Director
Terry Lawler has been the Executive Director of New York Women in Film & Television since 1997. She is a Vice President of the Board of Directors of the New York Production Alliance and serves on the Board of Directors of the Katahdin Foundation. Prior to joining NYWIFT, Lawler was Director of Development and Production at Women Make Movies and National Director of Film and Videomakers Services at the American Film Institute. She has been a media consultant for foundations and nonprofit groups, including the MacArthur Foundation, the Astraea Foundation, the National Museum of Women in the Arts and the Goethe Institute, among others. She was a production executive on several network television specials and was Executive Producer of Visions of Light: The Art of Cinematography (1992), which won Best Documentary awards from the American Society of Film Critics and the New York Film Critics Circle in 1992, and Hollywood Mavericks, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 1990.
Dondrie Burnham, Membership Coodinator
Elizabeth Estrada, Executive Assistant
Elizabeth Estrada is the current Executive Assistant of New York Women in Film & Television. She graduated from Ithaca College in 2012 where she studied Television-Production and Sociology. During her time at Ithaca College, she participated in the Los Angeles program where she interned for Jennifer Lopez's production company, Nuyorican Productions, as well as E! Entertainment. Upon graduating, she worked as a Casting Assistant for DiGa Vision, a small production company that focuses on docu-reality programming and later went on to be a Talent Assistant for Celebrity Apprentice. She is currently a graduate student at The New School University, receiving a Master of Arts degree in Media Studies with a concentration in Social Media and Social Change.
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.