New York Women in Film & Television Collection

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents




New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) advocates for equality in the moving image industry and supports women in every stage of their careers. As the preeminent entertainment industry association for women in New York, NYWIFT energizes women by illuminating their achievements, presenting training and professional development programs, awarding scholarships and grants, and providing access to a supportive community of peers.

The Interviews co-produced oral histories with NYWIFT from 2005 to 2010.

Kay Koplovitz on her advice to aspiring media executives
Lucy Jarvis on hiring women for The Nation's Future and organizing a landmark class action suit against NBC for discrimination against its female employees
Geraldine Laybourne on the early programming mandate to "program only to boys because girls will watch anything" while at Nickelodeon
Marlene Sanders on advice for women in broadcast journalism
Nancy Malone on how the television industry has changed in 50 years
Lucy Jarvis on what makes a good news/documentary program
Interviews in this Collection