A 501(c)3 non-profit, NYWIFT is governed by an 19 member Board of Directors, elected by the membership in late Spring. This diverse, accomplished group of women are at the top of their game in TV, film, and digital media. They steer NYWIFT in advocating for equality, providing unique professional development opportunities, funding women filmmakers, and celebrating women’s achievements.
On NYWIFT’s Women Crush Wednesdays Podcast, Tammy Reese interviewed producer Kim Jackson, one of our newest board members. Here’s a snippet of their conversation.
Please tell us about your career, what you do, and about yourself.
“I have been living in New York for 20 years primarily producing independent feature film. I started out of college, I went to Simmons College which is an all-women’s college it’s now become a university. And I have the proud honor of sitting on the Deans Council of The Gwen Ifill College of Media, Arts, and Humanities. So being involved with women and an all-women’s organization is part of my own personal legacy. After school, I went out to LA and was working for Disney and Touchstone Television and soon started to take some writing classes to understand what goes into telling a story on screen. I really didn’t study that in school and so I self-studied while I was working at Disney and then found myself in New York.”