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Directors

Linda Lavin

Linda Lavin won a Tony for her work in theater, but was best known for her Emmy-winning lead role in the television show Alice.

Lacey Schwartz in "Little White Lie"

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Lacey Schwartz in "Little White Lie."
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Lacey Schwartz in "Little White Lie."

Courtesy of Lacey Schwartz family.

Lena Dunham

Lena Dunham became the first woman to win a Director’s Guild Award for Outstanding Director for a Comedy Series for her HBO series Girls, for which she writes, directs, produces and plays the lead character.

Lena Dunham

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Lena Dunham.
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Lena Dunham.

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Nora Ephron

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Critically acclaimed director, screenwriter, and journalist Nora Ephron.

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Critically acclaimed director, screenwriter, and journalist Nora Ephron.

Helen Joseph

Called the “grandmother of American puppetry“ for her definitive history of puppets and marionettes, Helen Haiman Joseph was also known for her own practice of the craft as a talented designer and director.

Elinor Guggenheimer

Elinor Guggenheimer focused her career in city government on higher standards for childcare and on greater representation of women in politics.

Ruth Hagy Brod

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Journalist and filmmaker Ruth Hagy Brod worked on the autobiography of Ena Twigg, Medium.
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Journalist and filmmaker Ruth Hagy Brod worked on the autobiography of Ena Twigg, Medium.

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Elsa Zylberstein

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French actress Elsa Zylbertstein.

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French actress Elsa Zylbertstein.

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Maya Deren in "Meshes of the Afternoon," 1943

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Scene from the experimental 1943 short film, Meshes of the Afternoon by Maya Deren, which depicts Deren looking out of a window.
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Scene from the experimental 1943 short film, Meshes of the Afternoon by Maya Deren, which depicts Deren looking out of a window.

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