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Film Finishing Fund 2014 - Apply NOW!

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2014 TIMELINE

Applications Available: Monday, March 3, 2014.
EARLY APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, May 23, 2014
(Application Fee for WIF members: $50; for non-members: $75)
FINAL APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, June 6, 2014

(Application Fee for all applicants: $100)
Winners will be announced in October 2014

 The Women In Film Foundation’s Film Finishing Fund (WIFF FFF) supports films by, for or about women by providing cash grants of up to $15,000 and in-kind services.

CLICK HERE for the 2014 Application.
CLICK HERE for the 2014 Guidlines.
CLICK HERE for the 2014 Grant Agreement.

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WIF Celebrates Black History Month 2014

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sibide-gabby-02Academy Award Nominee Gabourey Sidibe (Precious and "The Big C") was raw, real and really funny yesterday at the 2014 Women In Film celebration of Black History Month in Malibu, California.  Producer Kim Olgetree (“The Big Bang Theory”) moderated a fun discussion with the award-winning actress about her family, first red carpet and biggest challenges.

CLICK HERE to read about it on examiner.com.
CLICK HERE to read about it in the Malibu Times.
CLICK HERE for video.
CLICK HERE for more video.

 

Nina Tassler Named Chairman of CBS Entertainment

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tassler-ninaNina Tassler, whom WIF honored with our Lucy Award for Extraordinary Achievement in Television in 2011, has been promoted to Chairman of CBS Entertainment.  Her contract will run through 2017.  Tassler will continue to be responsible for all of CBS' entertainment programming, including prime-time, daytime and late-night hours. She also will head program development for all genres, including comedy, drama, reality, mini-series and other TV specials.  CONGRATULATIONS NINA!

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FFF Winner, Freeheld, to be Adapted as Fiction

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freeheld-01-webWith the support of Netfilx, the WIF Foundation awarded a 2007 Film Finishing Fund grant to Freeheld which went on to win an Oscar for Best Documentary Short in 2008.

Now a fictional version, with the same title, starring Ellen Page and Julianne Moore is in the works.  The story centers on the real-life case of Stacie Andree (Page) and Laurel Hester (Moore), the latter of whom is a terminally ill police detective fighting the New Jersey government to transfer pension benefits to her life partner.  This new version will reach the hearts and minds of new audiences.  Thank you for helping us share the visions that keep changing our world.

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