Founder and Executive Director
Filmmaker, passionate conservationist, avid sailor and scuba diver, Nancy Rosenthal made a variety of award-winning films about the natural world for National Geographic before exploring contemporary issues and the performing arts as subjects. The independent feature film Last Dance Nancy worked on was shortlisted for an Academy Award. Nancy is a creative leader with New York Women in Film and Television, producing events with top filmmakers to educate and inspire members at all career levels. She is an active member of the Explorers Club and joined a flagged expedition to Papua New Guinea for a documentary film project, HeadHunt Revisited. Her talent for discovering films that tell powerful stories in new ways, combined with her keen eye for up-and-coming filmmakers, makes her a frequent juror for film festivals around the world. A kindred spirit with all adventurers, Nancy believes in the power of film to engage New Yorkers in exploration, conservation and environmental advocacy.