Although the 12th Annual W&M Global Film Festival was a showcase for the best of the film world, for 90 minutes on Feb. 2, the audience at the Kimball Theatre had television on the brain. Costume designer Kim Wilcox ’88, comedy writer Jill Twiss ’98, drama writer Chitra Sampath ’06, and network creative director Kristin Boos ’08 gathered for a discussion with Megan Gilbride ’00 about their varied roles in the television industry. The group offered laughs along with advice for the spellbound audience.
In July 1978, Judge John Sirica, still infamous from his pivotal role in the Watergate case, ruled that it was unconstitutional for Congress to bar women from serving on U.S. Navy ships. That November, a handful of women made history when they became the first female crew members of a non-hospital naval vessel.