WIFVNE President Alecia Orsini and Emmy Winner and WIFVNE Board Member Charlotte Robinson were invited to Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Film, Animation & Video department to participate in a panel discussion entitled “Emotional Intelligence & Professional Practice” addressing workplace harassment and how to handle yourself in the age of #metoo.
They were joined by Xiomara Comrie Business Agent at International Cinematographer’s Guild who Skyped in from Los Angeles, NYC based animator Julia Liu, cinematographer Katherine Castro and camera/crew support Jill Tufts who worked on the fabulous documentary RBG & upcoming biopic Mapplethorpe. The event was spear headed by Professor Sheri Wills department head RISD Film, Animation & Video and Carissa Abitabilo Internship Coordinator & Equipment Manager at RISD. Susan Andersen, Associate Director at RISD Career Center also joined the conversation.
Each panel member shared their experiences in the film & television industry with the students filling the RISD Auditorium. Carissa Abitabilo stated, “It was so great to meet all of you and very inspiring for the students who attended. I saw many of them over the next few days and they shared how important your experiences are and how humbled they were to be with you. They ALL expressed how comfortable you made them feel. I am hoping we’ll find a way to come together as a group or individually soon!”
(Photos by Riley McClennahan)