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Join NYWIFT in a candid discussion with Disney+ showrunner Kathryn O’Kane. Moderated by NYWIFT Executive Director Cynthia López, Kathryn shares the COVID-19 effects on pre-planned productions and what the future holds for her current projects.

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. more...
Showrunner / Director
Kathryn O’Kane is currently the showrunner and director of the Disney+ docuseries PARENTING WITHOUT BORDERS, which examines how culture shapes parenting around the world and is hosted and executive produced by Jessica Alba. Kathryn was also the showrunner of the James Beard award-winning SALT, FAT, ACID, HEAT, a four-part travel culinary series on Netflix based on Samin Nosrat’s best-selling book of the same name. more...
Cynthia López is the Executive Director of New York Women in Film & Television, an award-winning media strategist, and former Commissioner of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, where she implemented strategies to support film and TV production throughout the five boroughs. López is the recipient of many industry awards including: 11 News and Documentary Emmy Awards, a Special Emmy Award for Excellence in Documentary Filmmaking, three Peabody Awards, and two duPont-Columbia Awards. more...

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