NYWIFT Honors Extraordinary Women Behind the Scenes of the Entertainment Industry
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NEW YORK, NY – MAY 18, 2017 – New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT), which has supported and empowered women in the entertainment industry for nearly 40 years, is thrilled to celebrate the women behind the scenes at this year’s New York Women in Film & Television Designing Women Awards Gala on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. The 18th annual event will honor the renowned makeup artists, hair stylists and costume designers that truly bring characters to life in film, television and digital media.
This unique showcase of remarkable achievements by women in the film, television and digital media industries, co-presented by Variety, is attended by actors, producers, directors, writers, fashion industry leaders and, of course, designers.
Saturday Night Live actor Sasheer Zamata will host the evening’s festivities and actor David Costabile (Billions, Suits, Breaking Bad, Lincoln) will present the award to Costume Designer Melissa Toth. Additional presenters will be added to the program and announced over the coming weeks, including a special surprise celebrity guest.
The 2017 Designing Women honorees include three of the most talented women behind the scenes:
“Film and television would be nothing without the extraordinary women behind the scenes who bring our favorite characters to life,” says Terry Lawler, Executive Director of New York Women in Film & Television. “It’s essential that we applaud these remarkable artists with an evening to commemorate all of the outstanding women in this area of the industry. Our annual Designing Women event is always a lively celebration and a fantastic way to kick off the summer and support our hugely talented female colleagues.”
Past Designing Women honorees have included designers and artists from much-heralded TV shows, including Mad Men, The Good Wife, The Affair and Orange Is the New Black, and from films such as Midnight Cowboy, Titanic, The Devil Wears Prada, Moonrise Kingdom and Chicago – just to name a few.
This year’s event will take place at New York University School of Law, located at 40 Washington Square South, starting at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $75 for NYWIFT members and $150 for non-members. Proceeds benefit the non-profit educational programs NYWIFT throughout the year. To purchase tickets, please visit www.nywift.org/design.
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About New York Women in Film & Television
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.