Katie Chambers is the Community Engagement Coordinator for New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT), where she manages both Communications and Membership. The preeminent entertainment industry association for women in New York, NYWIFT energizes the careers of women in entertainment by illuminating their achievements, providing training and professional development opportunities, and advocating for equality. Katie guides and manages NYWIFT’s presence both online and off; institutes membership drives; produces monthly screenings and networking parties; builds partnerships with like-minded organizations; and implements communications initiatives for special projects, including The Writers Lab funded by Meryl Streep.
Prior to joining the NYWIFT team, Katie was a talent agent in the Youth & Young Adult Theatrical division at Abrams Artists Agency in New York City, representing young actors in theatre, film, and television. She was previously a junior agent and assistant to the head of the Youth & Talent Development division at Don Buchwald & Associates, where she also ran the company's internship program. She has served on the Next Generation Committee of the NY Television Festival, produced a critically acclaimed play at the NY Fringe Festival, and interned for Manhattan Theatre Club and Hollywood producer Scott Rudin. Her writing has appeared in The Huffington Post and several printed essay collections, and her graphic design work has been used in advertising in publications including Variety 411 and The Hollywood Reporter. Katie graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude from Drew University with a double major in English and Theatre Arts.