Earlier this week, the New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) acknowledged the achievements of designers in the film and television industry. The costume, hair, and makeup design team from Netflix’s Jessica Jones–Sarit Klein, Pamela May, and Stephanie Maslansky–received the Variety Ensemble Award. It was a night of food, dance, conversation, and sharing embarrassing behind-the-scenes stories. It took place on June 6th, at NYU School of Law.
“These women’s contributions to the hair, makeup, and clothes of Jessica Jones really bring the show to life,” said Gina Argento, CEO of Broadway Stages, the premier film and television production company where Jessica Jones films.
Other honorees included hair stylist Melissa Forney (Hidden Figures, Empire, Selma,) makeup artist Kyra Panchenko, (Snatched, The Girl on the Train, Kill Bill,) and costume designer Melissa Toth (Manchester by the Sea, The Visitor, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.) The presenters were actor, writer, producer and comedian Amy Schumer, actor David Costabile (Billions, Breaking Bad), actor Carmen Ejogo (Selma, The Girlfriend Experience), actor Rosario Dawson (Sin City, Daredevil), and actor Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones, Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23.) Actor and comedian Sasheer Zamata (Saturday Night Live) emceed.
Argento commented, “This is a night that will be remembered for a long time. There are so many events that honor and recognize the actors and actresses of hit TV shows and films. I am proud to have participated in an evening that recognized the women who work behind the scenes, those who make all those shows and films the successes that they are.