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    • 02 Mar 2021
    • 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Clubhouse


    Women in Film and Television U.S.-Coffee and Chat
    w/ Nancy McBride, Alexa Sheehan, Stacey Malone

    Women in Film and Television U.S. (WIFT-US) is a group of WIFT Organizations whose leaders have come together to support our members and to add benefits.

    This free event will take place on Clubhouse.

    • 03 Mar 2021
    • 7:00 PM (EST)
    • online

    Are you feeling STUCK trying to create your film & investor decks?
    Producer Sara Elizabeth Timmins and NO FILM SCHOOL. NO TRUST FUND. NO PROBLEM. have you covered!

    Get an inside peek into several professional decks that have all successfully attracted over $15 Million in film funding! You will gain insight so you can craft your own with knowledge, understanding, and confidence.

    RSVP for FREE Webinar HERE

    • 04 Mar 2021
    • 7:00 PM (EST)
    • online

    WIFVNE Members Only:  Advance Movie Screening

    From acclaimed actress Robin Wright comes her directorial debut LAND, the poignant story of one woman’s search for meaning in the vast and harsh American wilderness. Edee (Wright), in the aftermath of an unfathomable event, finds herself unable to stay connected to the world she once knew and in the face of that uncertainty, retreats to the magnificent, but unforgiving, wilds of the Rockies. After a local hunter (Demián Bichir) brings her back from the brink of death, she must find a way to live again.


    Director: Robin Wright

    Writers: Jesse Chatham with revisions by Erin Dignam

    Producers: Allyn Stewart, Lora Kennedy, Leah Holzer, Peter Saraf

    Cast: Robin Wright, Demián Bichir, Kim Dickens

    Running Time: 89 minutes

    Genre:  Drama

    MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic content, brief strong language, and partial nudity


    Official Site I Facebook I Twitter I Instagram


    • 07 Mar 2021
    • 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM (EST)
    • online

    Explore product strategy with Netflix Director of Product Design Ratna Desai.

    Ratna Desai is the Director of Product Design at Netflix, where she helps define the future of entertainment and storytelling. Ratna focuses on driving product innovation to deliver engaging, personalized experiences so members around the world can discover and indulge in movies and TV shows they’ll love.

    Prior to Netflix, Ratna was a UX Lead at Google, where she led multidisciplinary teams to help define product vision and strategy. Ratna also served as head of UX for Google Express where her team designed shopping across digital and physical experiences, and scaled the service nationally.

    RSVP for this brunchwork event

    WIFVNE Members:  See your Members Only email for a discount

    • 09 Mar 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EST)
    • online

    Are you a filmmaker seeking funding for your next project? Women Make Movies Production Assistance Program Consultant Cynthia Kane shares her expertise in WRTING A STANDOUT PROPOSAL webinar.

    After reading and reviewing thousands of proposals and writing a couple hundred,  documentary writer/producer Cynthia Kane shares her expertise in a new webinar on rethinking the proposal to make sure you get it over the ‘finishing line’. Besides getting you MONEY, proposals can help you to imagine and re-imagine the success of your documentary film.

    Women Make Movies is offering WIFVNE members a discounted ticket price of $15. Check your WIFVNE Members Only email for the discount code.

    RSVP to attend Tuesday, March 9 at 12pm ET/9am PT.

    • 11 Mar 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
    • online


    Film shorts and conversations with the filmmakers

    WIFVNE Thanks:  Iranian Women Filmmakers Showcase graphic and poster created by Maddie Moses.

    • 11 Mar 2021
    • 7:00 PM (EST)
    • Zoom

    National Networking Night

    A Virtual Event for members of WIFT-US chapters

    WIFVNE Members:  See your Members Only email for the registration link

    Meet other crew and creatives across the U.S. for a low-key networking session.
    Crewing up in another area?  Join us and let's connect.

    • 14 Mar 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • online

    The Walnut Street Synagogue in partnership with Women in Film & Video New England and the Boston Latino International Film Festival are proud to present “Tikkun Olam/Sanar el Mundo,” a film series & roundtable virtual event.

    This film series focuses on and celebrates how an act of healing, no matter how small, contributes to Tikkun Olam-Sanar el Mundo, healing and repairing the world. Immediately following the screenings there will be a roundtable discussion with the filmmakers.

    Our films and roundtable discussions with the filmmakers are free to attendees. The films are available in both English and Spanish (captions).

    Please RSVP for any or all of the films. The links to the screenings and to the discussions will be sent the week before the event.

    Register on Eventbrite:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tikkun-olamsanar-el-mundo-film-series-tickets-139313665925?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch

    Sunday, March 14 at 4:00pm

    Havana Curveball

    produced and directed bu Marcia Jarmel & Ken Schneider

    Watch the Trailer

    13-year-old Mica takes to heart his Rabbi's dictate to help “heal the world,” and launches a grand plan to send baseballs to Cuba, a country with a mysterious pull. He knows only that Cubans have few resources, love baseball, and that they saved his grandpa's life during the Holocaust.…

    Discussion with Marcia Jarmel, moderated by WIFVNE President Alecia Orsini, and featuring special panelists directly following the screening at 5:00pm.

    MARCIA JARMEL founded PatchWorks with Ken Schneider in 1994. Marcia’s other films include Collateral Damage, a mother’s lament about the human costs of war that screened worldwide in theatres, museums, festivals and schools as part of Underground Zero: Filmmakers Respond to 9/11. Return of Sarah’s Daughters examines the allure of Orthodox Judaism to secular young women. The hour-long documentary won a CINE Golden Eagle, National Educational Media Network Gold Apple, and 1st Place in the Jewish Video Competition. It screened on international public television, and at the American Cinematheque, International Documentary Film Festival, Women in the Director’s Chair, Cinequest and numerous other film festivals. Her first film, The F Word: A short video about Feminism uses whimsical animation and interviews to foster discussion on this still contentious topic. Still in distribution after 20 years,The F Word screened on KQED’s Living Room Festival, AFI’s VideoFest, and the Judy Chicago film series at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Marcia’s additional credits include producing and directing films for the San Francisco World Music Festival, co-editing the Academy-award nominee, For Better or For Worse, and assistant producing the Academy Award nominees, Berkeley in the Sixties and Freedom on My Mind.

    This program is supported in part by a grant from the Chelsea Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

    • 17 Mar 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • Zoom meeting

    Join WIFVNE Member Erica Brookhyser as she leads this WIFVNE Networking Wednesday session. Let's lift each other up, share resources, put forth ideas, provide feedback, and make connections.

    Many members are open to work, actively looking for freelance work, contemplating changing jobs, educating themselves, developing their passions, and planning for productions.

    For this event, the topic is introducing ourselves. In an elevator, or on Zoom, you have a captive audience for a short time before you have to get off and go to your own space. What do you choose to communicate about yourself? What do think are the ups and downs of the "elevator pitch"?

    We'll have time to practice our pitches and get feedback. To prepare for this event, think about how to describe yourself in one sentence in this moment:  Who I am, what I'm looking for, and what am I asking for.

    Prior to this event, WIFVNE strongly recommends that all members update their Member Profile in the Member Directory, so connections can become collaborators! 

    Erica Brookhyser is an accomplished voiceover artist with over 15 years of performing experience. A trained opera singer, Erica completed her voiceover training at Edge Studio in New York. Her background in vocal performance, acting, teaching, and foreign languages brings extra versatility to Erica’s natural vocal richness. A sought-after VO for corporate videos and commercials, her client list includes The Washington Post, Nokia, Thomson Reuters, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and Johns Hopkins University among others. www.EricaBrookhyser.com

    WIFVNE Thanks:  Networking Wednesday graphic created by Cassidy Gray.

    • 24 Mar 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom

    Join Women in Film & Video New England for a special edition of Networking Wednesday.

    WIFVNE President Alecia Orsini leads a presentation about Production Assistants. 

    The PA is the backbone of any set, who does pretty much everything you can imagine!

    Alecia will walk through

    • the lingo
    • set etiquette
    • walkie etiquette
    • safety concerns
    • negotiating rates, and watching out for scams
    • tools you might use
    • what to expect going forward in the age of COVID


    Alecia is an award winning multi-media professional with 12+ years’ experience working in the film industry. She is a prominent voice in the region’s film community as President of Women in Film and Video of New England.  She also devotes time to Save MA Film Jobs, working behind the scenes for the grassroots organization. She was named one of the Cape & Plymouth Business 40 Under 40 for her volunteer work & entrepreneurship and is a lifetime member of the Girl Scouts. In 2020 she was honored as an “Imaginnaire” by Imagine Magazine given for creative vision, leadership and commitment to excellence within the film industry.

    • 31 Mar 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)
    • ZOOM

    Lesley Art + Design's Online Public Lecture Series "Monuments+" proudly presents the third of three speakers this Spring/21 semester, Carrie Van Horn who provides a window into the world of film and dynamic film installations at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. Van Horn addresses film as both material object and ephemeral projection in conjunction with special exhibition Film as Monument for which the Lunder Arts Center becomes an illuminated lantern. With its street-facing gallery windows and atrium, the exhibition showcases a combination of projected experimental film, digital flatscreens, and hand painted celluloid artwork created by Lesley Art + Design Digital Film students and local high school students. This event is free and open to the University community and the general public.

    Co-presented by BFA Digital Filmmaking and Women in Film & Video New England

    Carrie Van Horn is the Associate Registrar at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art Metalsmithing from Syracuse University, and her Masters in Museum Studies from the Harvard Extension School. She has worked in a variety of museums, from history to ethnography, and has spent the past five years immersed in presenting and preserving modern and contemporary art. Carrie and her family live in East Boston, where they enjoy diverse food, waterfront options, and community.

    Lesley University College of Art and Design (Lesley Art + Design) is committed to inviting majority BIPOC-identified, trans and underrepresented artists and designers to engage in co-curricular programs in order to nurture LA+D’s diverse student community inclusively.  We acknowledge our role as artists and designers in the context of and in response to systemic racism and inequities that we have been experiencing for hundreds of years by enacting DEI best practices to the best of our abilities and anti-racist approaches to art and design education.

    WIFVNE Thanks:  Film as Monument graphic and poster created by Maddie Moses and Wyatt Beaudry

Past events

28 Feb 2021 Tikkun Olam/Sanar el Mundo Film Series: “Decade of Fire"
24 Feb 2021 MA Film Jobs Advocacy Session
24 Feb 2021 MA Film Jobs Advocacy Sessions
21 Feb 2021 Tikkun Olam/Sanar el Mundo Film Series: "The Longing"
17 Feb 2021 Networking Wednesday: Making Contact
08 Feb 2021 Memoirs Of A Black Girl
03 Feb 2021 MasterClass with Belly of the Beast’s Erika Cohn & Angela Tucker
03 Feb 2021 Job Search Strategy 2021
30 Jan 2021 BFMC event: The Importance of Pitching
23 Jan 2021 BFMC event: Creating Memorable Characters
19 Jan 2021 Let's Talk: Focus for 2021
13 Jan 2021 brunchwork event with Robin Tang
28 Dec 2020 Changing your story: New opportunities in 2021
02 Dec 2020 WIFVNE 2020 Annual Meeting of Members
18 Nov 2020 Mass Media Expo Talks: Dawn Porter
18 Nov 2020 Mass Media Expo Talks: Production Budgeting During COVID
18 Nov 2020 WIFTI Coffee Chat
17 Nov 2020 Mass Media Expo Talks: Ted Hope
11 Nov 2020 WIFVNE Board - Open House session
10 Nov 2020 WIFVNE Board - Open House session
09 Nov 2020 WIFVNE Board - Open House session
03 Nov 2020 Nostradamus Report: Disruption, Action, Outlooks
20 Oct 2020 Hands-on TV Series “Bible” - ScriptDC
14 Oct 2020 WIFTI Coffee Chat: Meet the new board!
13 Oct 2020 Story or TV Pilot? - ScriptDC
08 Oct 2020 Public Media Roundtable
06 Oct 2020 Writing for TV Panel - ScriptDC
01 Oct 2020 WIFT US event: Members only National Networking Night
22 Sep 2020 Creating Memorable Characters - ScriptDC
22 Sep 2020 WIFVNE and DER Present: Impact Producing Masterclass with Marga Varea!
18 Sep 2020 Netflix Animation Presents: Latino Creatives in Animation
15 Sep 2020 The Dreaded 2nd Act - ScriptDC
14 Sep 2020 WIFT US event: Meet the US Presidents
12 Sep 2020 International Indie Filmmakers Day at TIFF
08 Sep 2020 You Had Me at Page One - ScriptDC
04 Sep 2020 Strengthening Interpersonal Communication Skills in the Virtual Space
25 Aug 2020 Write. Reach. Represent - ScriptDC
28 Jul 2020 WIFVNE and DER Present: Producing with Impact
14 Jul 2020 By the Way, Can You Get Tom Brady: Producers Break Down Challenges
18 Jun 2020 Production Safety and COVID19
05 Jun 2020 Story Generation Class: 120 Minutes, 20 ideas
26 May 2020 Documentary Distribution in the Time of COVID-19
13 May 2020 Using Social Media to Advance Your Career with Sarah Salbu Young
27 Apr 2020 Preparing for the Payroll Protection Program
18 Apr 2020 Public Speaking Techniques workshop with Rachel Bailit
03 Mar 2020 Networking with the Pros @ Lesley University
29 Feb 2020 Bringing Hollywood Home: A Conversation with Chris Stinson & Amy Greene
12 Nov 2019 Behind-the-Scenes with Producers and Directors
02 Oct 2019 WIFVNE 2019 Annual Meeting
15 Aug 2019 Mentoring: Blueprint on the Factory Floor
07 Jun 2019 WIFVNE Community Tour: Happy Hour in Portland Maine
06 Jun 2019 WIFVNE mixer at Studio Lab
19 Mar 2019 Production for Hire
05 Feb 2019 Mindfulness, Movement & Creativity: Unlock your Inner Artist
31 Jan 2019 Picture Your Future
05 Dec 2018 WIFVNE 2018 Annual Meeting
25 Oct 2018 Women in Film & Video Career Symposium @ Lesley University
05 Aug 2018 WIFVNE & Maine Film Association Networking breakfast
02 Aug 2018 WIFVNE + Women In Media: Networking & Nibbles
25 Jun 2018 WIFVNE & SCL “Music for Media” Mixer
19 Jun 2018 Women in the Industry: ACs and DPs - Techs and Creatives
30 Oct 2013 Made in Mass - Screenwriting Do's & Dont's
07 Feb 2012 February Friendly Toast Networking Night
01 Mar 2011 First Tuesday networking diverted to The DocYard
28 Jan 2011 LEF Foundation MIF deadline for Letters of Inquiry
20 Jan 2011 Sundance Film Festival and Slamdance too
19 Jan 2011 Make No Little Plans: Daniel Burnham and the American City
04 Jan 2011 WIFVNE Friendly Toast Networking Night
26 Sep 2010 SCREENWRITERS' SECRETS - Master Class Sampler, networking, & awards
07 Sep 2010 Noir Networking Night

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