Red Carpet Round-Up! Inside the Premiere of "MAKERS: Women Who Make America"
Feb 7, 2013
The red carpet premiere of the documentary "MAKERS: Women Who Make America" airing on PBS and proudly presented by AOL and Simple Facial Skincare put our incredible MAKERS in the spotlight. From icons of the Women's Movement like Gloria Steinem to newer faces like teen blogger Tavi Gevinson, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center was filled with some of the most groundbreaking women in America's last 50 years.
The special premiere night has been almost eight years in the making. Founder and Executive Producer Dyllan McGee was originally inspired to do a film about Gloria Steinem. Steinem, however, would have none of it. She didn't believe the Women's Movement could be told from one perspective; it would take hundreds. McGee set out to do what nobody, strangely enough, had done before. After partnering with AOL and PBS, the result was MAKERS, a three-part documentary executive produced by McGee, Betsy West and Peter Kunhardt, which will air on PBS, and an online space for the video interviews to live and expand indefinitely on MAKERS.com.
Hundreds of women who shared their stories with MAKERS as well as hundreds of men and women who simply believe in the project, gathered to watch and celebrate the documentary which air February 26 at 8PM on PBS. The energy in the theater was electric. MAKERS: Women Who Make America had the audience laughing, crying, and breaking out in applause for so many of the MAKERS scattered throughout the theater. It was truly a remarkable event.
View the gallery above to see guests like Allison Williams, Katie Couric, Martha Stewart and more. And stay tuned to MAKERS.com for more highlights and pictures from inside the premiere!
MAKERS: Women Who Make America airs on PBS February 26th at 8PM (check local listings).
Watch the official trailer!
Photo credit: Marion Curtis/Starpix
Moments before our MAKERS arrive...
GIRLS star and new Simple Skincare ambassador Allison Williams, teen blogger Tavi Gevinson, and Katie Couric.
Left: Allison Williams with founder and executive producer of MAKERS, Dyllan McGee.
Right: Jennifer Byrne (PBS), Allison Williams, Paula Kerger (President & CEO PBS)
Allison Williams with Dyllan McGee and Gina Boswell of Unilever.
Allison Williams thrilled to be among such icons of the Women's Movement.
Arianna Huffington with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Tim Armstrong (AOL CEO) and Nancy Armstrong, Paula Kerger (CEO PBS), and sexpert Dr. Ruth Westheimer with sportscaster Jill Martin.
Actresses Diahann Carroll and Kyra Sedgwick, and Tamara Mellon co-founder of Jimmy Choo.
Dyllan McGee with Tim and Nancy Armstrong.
Dyllan McGee with Tim Armstrong, Betsy West, and Nancy Armstrong.
Gloria Steinem, Tavi Gevinson, Allison Williams. The three were very excited to see each other on the red carpet.
Co-anchor at WCBS-TV NYC Kristine Johnson, Katie Couric, and actor Joe Pantoliano.
Phil Donahue snaps photos of his wife, Marlo Thomas, on the red carpet and then also poses with her. What a cute couple!
Martha Stewart celebrates MAKERS: Women Who Make America premiere.
Some of the important women who helped make MAKERS possible: Maureen Sullivan (AOL), Dylan McGee, Betsy West (Executive Producer Storyville Films), and Nancy Armstrong.
Actresses America Olivo and Kyra Sedgwick, and Good Morning America's Lara Spencer.
Gloria Steinem with Arianna Huffington, and Marlo Thomas.
Gloria Steinem, Paula Kerger (CEO PBS), Sharon Percy Rockefeller (CEO WETA TV, Dyllan Mcgee, and Betsy West.