WOMEN IN FILM CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2013
at the Malibu Breakfast
Actress Emayatzy E. Corinealdi, (Middle of Nowhere); Producers Kimberly Olgetree, Deirdre Dix Hunt and Dr. Stacey L. Smith, Ph.D., USC Professor of Communication
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Los Angeles, CA. – February 7, 2013) Women In Film, Los Angeles (WIF), the leading non-profit organization dedicated to women in the global entertainment industry, will celebrate African American History with a discussion and breakfast event at the Malibu Charthouse in Malibu. Female producers, actors, and media makers in Los Angeles will attend. The breakfast is schedule for Friday, February 8th, from 8am to 10am at the Malibu Charthouse, 18412 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, California 90265.
This event follows last year’s breakfast with Filmmakers Julie Dash, Ava DuVernay and Emmy® broadcaster Tommy Hawkins. Director DuVernay, (“Middle of Nowhere”) directed this year’s speaker Emayatzy E. Corinealdi to an Independent Spirit Award® nomination for Best Actress in a Leading role.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sundance Institute: Sarah Eaton / 310.360.1981 /
Women In Film Los Angeles: Catherine Olim, Elise Freimuth / 310.854.4800 /
Sundance Institute and Women In Film Los Angeles Study
Examines Gender Disparity in Independent Film
Study Finds More Women in Independent Film than Hollywood
Study Conducted by Stacy L. Smith, Ph.D., Katherine Pieper, Ph.D. and Marc Choueiti at Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA — Keri Putnam, Executive Director, Sundance Institute, and Cathy Schulman, President, Women In Film Los Angeles, announced today the results of a first-of-its-kind research study examining gender disparity in American independent film. The study is part of a collaboration between Sundance Institute and Women In Film Los Angeles to support independent female filmmakers. Results were shared at a gathering of film and industry leaders at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.
WOMEN IN FILM AWARDS $30,000 IN GRANTS TO SUNDANCE FILMMAKERS
Jordana Spiro, Martha Shane & Lana Wilson Honored at 7th Annual Women in Film
Sundance Filmmakers Panel, Presented by Skywalker Sound
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Park City, UT – January 20, 2013) This morning, Women In Film, Los Angeles (WIF), the leading non-profit organization dedicated to women in the global entertainment industry, awarded $30,000 in cash and in-kind grants at its seventh annual Sundance Filmmakers Panel discussion and brunch event, presented by Skywalker Sound and contributing sponsors Max Mara and LUNA®. Jordana Spiro, filmmaker of Skin received the Women In Film / CalmDown Productions Grant and Martha Shane & Lana Wilson, filmmakers of After Tiller was awarded the Women In Film Documentary Grant.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WOMEN IN FILM’S TV & MEDIA COMMITTEE
PARTNERS WITH VENEVISION INTERNATIONAL
FOR POTENTIAL PROGRAMMING, CREATED BY WIF MEMBERS
Women In Film, Los Angeles members will pitch ideas for Scripted and Non-Scripted programs with a Latin spin.
Los Angeles, CA October 30, 2012 —Women In Film TV & Media, Los Angeles announced today an exclusive partnership with Venevision International, a global entertainment company of the Cisneros Group. WIF members will have the opportunity to pitch television proposals for both scripted and non-scripted programs to a panel of Venevision Creative experts for evaluation as potential programming on Venevision Network or Pay TV channels. The shows are to have a Latin spin, targeting today’s woman, between 25-50 years of age. WIF TV & Media will start the application process in January, 2013. You can check their website for details at www.wif.org.
THE WOMEN IN FILM FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES
The 27th Annual Film Finishing Fund Recipients
LOS ANGELES, CA, October 8, 2012 – The Women In Film Foundation’s Film Finishing Fund (WIFF FFF) Co-Chairs Betsy Pollock and Nancy Rae Stone announced today the recipients of the Foundation’s 27th Annual Film Finishing Fund grant program. Supported by Netflix, the Film Finishing Fund provides annual cash grants and in-kind production services to a carefully selected group of finalists. The ten winners of the 2012 Film Finishing Fund include two narrative feature films, seven documentaries and one narrative short.
WOMEN IN FILM’s PHILANTHROPIC BRANCH,
THE WIF FOUNDATION,
WELCOMES NEW TRUSTEES TO BOARD
Rawitt, McCarthy, Lara among the elected
Monday, October 8, 2012….The Women In Film Foundation, the philanthropic and educational branch of leading global non-profit organization Women In Film, has added 13 new members to its 30-member Board of Trustees, announced WIF Foundation Chair Susan Cartsonis and Women In Film President Cathy Schulman. The new trustees, all based in Los Angeles, are:
- Clare Baren – Music video director and DVD original content producer
- Hillary Bibicoff – Partner, Greenberg Glusker
- Ivy Kagan Bierman – Partner, Loeb & Loeb, LLP
- Cindy Bond – President, Mission Pictures International
- Lisa Gewirtz – singer/songwriter; Director of Sales and Marketing, Entertainment Partners
- Kathy Fields Lander – MA/MFT; Founder, In Your Dreams Productions
- Concepción Lara - President, Lara MultiMedia, Latino Media Pioneer and Specialist
- Lillah McCarthy – Senior Vice President, Original Programming, TNT and TBS
- Robert Nieto – President, Greenhouse Marketing Group
- Ellen Olivier – Founder/Editor, SocietyNewsLA.com
- Betsy Pollock – Award-winning Producer; Associate Dean, American Film Institute
- Tamara Rawitt – Emmy®-Award winning Co-Creator and Producer of “In Living Color”
- Diana Tauder – Vice President, Post Production, Warner Bros.
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