PSA Production Program

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PSAYou may never see their faces or know their names, but many charities have served thousands with the help of a WIF PSA. The Women In Film Public Service Announcement Production Program brings together Hollywood talent who donate their time and resources to promote organizations that improve the lives of women and children. From creation to distribution, Women In Film members hone their craft by helping charities which otherwise would have no way to publicize their services. Each year, the award-winning PSA Production Program selects four to five charity organizations from throughout the nation to receive a pro bono PSA.

With grants from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, the PSA Program has produced over 100 campaigns for the arts, education, health and social services. Women In Film invites you to make a difference with your time, talent and generosity. Support a PSA Production … change a life!

 

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Please come and join our team!  We are looking for talented people to share in this collaborative and rewarding experience.

PSA PROGRAM

Each year the award-winning WIF PSA Production Program selects four nonprofits organizations with a southern California presence to receive a pro bono PSA.

The Women In Film Public Service Announcement Production Program brings together Hollywood talent who donate their time and resources to promote organizations that improve the lives of women and children. From creation to distribution, Women In Film members hone their craft by helping charities which otherwise would have no way to publicize their services.


Winners of the 2014 WIF Film PSAs



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To find out more about these charities, please CLICK HERE!

To volunteer for a film or radio PSA, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


The WIF PSA Business Affairs Committee is:

Tessa Bell, Chair
Bonnie Spence, Chair Emeritus
Judith Parker Harris, Founding Chair

Roxanne Lane,Advisory
Nina Nisenholtz, Advisory 
Elizabeth "Tiggy" Mckenzie, Advisory
Gerrie Wormser, Advisory-Casting

Cecilia Russell, Exec. Producer & Writing Advis.
Julie Nicholson, Exec. Producer & Writing Advis.
Luann Barry, Exec. Producer & Distribution Advis.
Mariann Kwiat, Exec. Producer & Distribution Advis.

Betsy Pollock, Executive Producer
Shay Moore, Executive Producer

ATTEND THE MONTHLY MEETINGS

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The WIF PSA Production Program meets every second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Women In Film office. Attendance at the monthly general meetings are open to anyone who is interested in community service however, in order to hold a crew position and participate in ongoing productions, you must be a WIF member.
The rewards of volunteering time for a PSA production is enormous, both personally and professionally, but it is important to understand who we are and what we expect of you before you begin to work with us. The best way to understand what we do and how you can fit or lend your talents is to attend the monthly PSA Production Program general membership meetings.

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All Women In Film PSAs are produced and distributed by Women In Film members. A fundamental principle of the program is that everyone that works on the PSA’s donates their time, talent and services. No one gets paid in dollars – only in good feelings and great experiences!

HOW IT WORKS

Each year, the PSA Production Program chooses four charities for which they will produce a PSA. Once the charities have been chosen, they are each assigned a start date for the following year, based on the availability of the PSA Production Program’s resources and schedule.

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For each PSA, the Business Affairs Committee selects a Producer & Director, who will then help complete their team by securing a Writer, Production Manager, Production Designer, and Director of Photography, Associate Producer etc., which allows them to carry out the production process.

The Creative Team is responsible for all aspects of the PSA campaign, from approval of the PSA through development, production, post-production, and distribution. In order to ensure that our development guidelines and procedures are followed, each Creative Team is also assigned an Executive Producer by the Business Affairs Committee. The filming of the WIF PSAs is scheduled over a weekend period.

PSA Production Program Awards and Recognition

 

2013 AURORA AWARDS
Down Syndrome Research and Treatment Center -  Gold

2012 TELLY AWARDS
House of Ruth - Silver 
Down Syndrome Research and Treatment Center - Bronze

2011 AURORA AWARDS
Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles - Best in Show - Platinum

2011 TELLY AWARDS
Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles - Silver
Daniel's Place - Silver
Operation Gratitude - Bronze

2011 AURORA AWARDS
Operation Gratitude - Gold

2010 AURORA AWARDS
k9 Connection - Best of Show - Platinum

2010 TELLY AWARDS
Los Angeles Youth Network - Silver
Children's Bureau - Silver
City Ballet of Los Angeles - Bronze
k9 Connection - Bronze
My Friend's Place - Bronze

2009 AURORA AWARDS
Gang Alternatives Program - Best of Show - Platinum

2009 TELLY AWARDS
Claire Altman Heine Foundation - Bronze
Dream Foundation - Bronze
Gang Alternatives Program - Bronze

2009 ADDY AWARD
Gang Alternatives Program - Bronze

2008 AURORA AWARDS
International Myeloma Foundation - Best of Show - Platinum

2008
City of Los Angeles Certificate of Commendation - Gang Alternatives Program PSA

2008 TELLY AWARDS
Outward Bound Adventures -Bronze

2007 AURORA AWARDS
A Window Between Worlds – Best of Show – Platinum
California Black Women’s Health Project – Gold

2007 TELLY AWARDS
California Black Women’s Health Project – Bronze
A Window Between Worlds – Bronze
California Black Women’s Health Project – Bronze
International Myeloma Foundation – Bronze

2006 MarCom CREATIVE AWARDS
California Black Women’s Health Project – Gold

2005 INTERNATIONAL DAVEY AWARD
National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

2005 AURORA AWARDS
National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome – Gold
School on Wheels – Gold

2004 ANGEL NETWORK AWARD
School on Wheels

2004 WORLDFEST HOUSTON FILM FESTIVAL
Penny Lane – Platinum

2003 AURORA AWARDS
Free Arts for Abused Children, Best of Show, and Non-profit Sponsor Category – Platinum
Free Arts for Abused Children, Best of Show Use of Special Effects/Animation – Platinum

2003 TELLY AWARDS
Free Arts for Abused Children – Best in the PSA Category – Silver

2003 TELLY AWARDS
Free Arts for Abused Children – Best in SFX – Silver

2003 KALAMAZOO ANIMATION FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL
Free Arts for Abused Children – Best of Show PSA Category – Gold

2003 WOMEN IN FILMMAKING SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Free Arts for Abused Children

2002 INVITATION TO THE WHITE HOUSE
In appreciation of our work on the National Endowment for the Arts
2002 THE AURORA AWARD
GetTech Kids

2000 SANTA CLARITA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
The Heart Project

2000 INTERNATIONAL FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL
The Heart Project

1999 NATIONAL PHILANTHROPY DAY
Dedicated to PSA Program and WIF

1999 EXCELLENCE — THE LITERACY NETWORK OF GREATER LOS ANGELES
Honored the PSA Production Program

1997 LULU AWARD
Children’s Institute International

1996 LULU AWARD
Holy Family Services Adoption & Counseling


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