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  • 02 Feb 2024 1:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    WIFVNE member Emily Baeza is interviewed by her alma mater Whittier College about her creative journey that led up to working on the Oscar-nominated film, AMERICAN FICTION.  Emily says of her experience:  "I am beyond grateful that I got to play a small part in bringing this story to life and work alongside some incredibly talented filmmakers. Witnessing the amount of dedication and skill that is poured into a production, from every angle, has greatly deepened my love of movies."


    Emily credits and thanks WIFVNE as a contributor to her path to success:  "None of this would have been possible without the mentorship I received from WIFVNE and and the Production Industry Training Program at [WIFVNE Business Member] ELEMENT." 

    Read the full interview here.

    Congratulations on your successes, Emily, and we look forward to many, many more!

  • 02 Feb 2024 9:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    WIFVNE celebrates and congratulates Angela Onwuachi-Willing, WIFVNE Board Member


    Boston University School of Law Dean Onwuachi-Willing recently received the Dean & Ryan Roth Gallo at the Boston Bar Association Beacon Awards. Dean Onwuachi-Willig received the Voice of Change Award for leadership advancing diversity, equity, & inclusion within the legal profession.

    Photo by Hannah Rose Photography.

  • 18 Jan 2024 2:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    WIFVNE will be hosting an online Networking Wednesday "Ask the 48 HFP Anything" meet-and-greet event at 10:00 AM on February 28, 2024. Register here!


    Come find a team to join (or cast and crew for your own team) while networking in the chat, joining the Zoom discussion, and learning more about an event that makes it easy to show your stuff, try out new skills, and meet people in the local creative community.

    The 48 Hour Film Project (which takes place at various points throughout the year in Boston, Providence, New Haven, Portland, and cities around the world) is a wild combo of film festival and reality game show where teams are assigned genres, a prop, a character, and a line of dialogue for 4-7-minute movies they must rush to complete over the course of a fast, furious weekend before time runs out.


    Every completed production goes on to receive a big screen world premiere in front of live audience members who vote for their favorites (while judges pick a Best Movie to compete with other winning films for a chance to screen at the Cannes Film Festival).

    But prizes aside, the camaraderie and instant feedback of the 48HFP is a great way to make connections and gain experience, as chronicled by WBUR's Andrea Shea in a 2023 story about the Boston 48HFP's 20th anniversary.


    In fact, each of the city producers participating in the 2/28 Networking Wednesday meet-and-greet started out on 48HFP teams (and the same is true for moderator/filmmaker Rachel S. Thomas-Medwid as well as past WIFVNE president Alecia Orsini, Scott Lebeda (camera operator on the Oscar-winning film CODA), and Richie Moriarty (who's starred in both a 48HFP Best Movie and the CBS sitcom Ghosts).


    For more information, please visit: 48hourfilm.com

  • 12 Jan 2024 2:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    WIFVNE is pleased to announce Alyson Muzila is a WIFVNE Board member!

    Alyson Muzila is an actor, writer, host and producer based in New England. She has performed in numerous films, TV shows and commercials, and enjoys a wide range of work from creating sketch comedy, to acting in and producing independent films, hosting news shows and events, and acting on stage.

    Alyson’s film and television credits include the award-winning short film Scotch, Please, which she wrote, produced, and starred in as a middle aged mother of five who uses Tinder to see “if she still has what it takes.” The film won multiple “Best Comedy” awards and Alyson won “Best Actress in a Comedy” at numerous festivals throughout the US. Alyson has been cast as a principal in more than five independent films, including Penny, Fenwick, Sunshine and Mr. Roy’s Bicycle Repair Shop, three of which she acted with her daughter. 

    She adores sketch comedy and improv, and has created content on numerous platforms in shows such as The Wes-TEN, a local news show that she hosted and co-produced for more than 30 episodes, and most recently, “Dishin’ It with Susan & Mickey,” a talkshow with local guests/actors and a fully improvised script. “Dishin’ It” can be seen on YouTube.

    Alyson stage performances include Theresa in the British farce How the Other Half Loves, various roles in the musicals A Christmas CarolMiracle on 34th Street, and Bye, Bye Birdie at the Weston Friendly Society, and independent collaborations such as Butter, performed at The Burren Backroom in Somerville, MA. 

    When not acting, Alyson enjoys board and advocacy work in the areas of sustainability, climate resilience, neurodiversity awareness, DEI, and governance. She previously was elected to her local school committee where she served for 3 years. Alyson lives west of Boston with her husband and 4 children, and multiple pets. Originally from Wyoming and Minnesota, Alyson is a fan of rural life, horseback riding, and hiking in the mountains.

    Follow Alyson on Instagram, Learn more at IMDb, and Connect on Facebook

  • 21 Nov 2023 2:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    New dates announced for the National Lampoon's Girlz Rule Script Contest 

    The National Lampoon Company presents the NATIONAL LAMPOON’S GIRLZ RULE SCRIPT CONTEST (“NLGR Script Contest”) launched in association with Women in Film & Television US (“WIFT US”). This partnership seeks to provide women scriptwriters - LGBTQ+, women of color (Asian, Black, Indigenous, Latino), all religions, professional or amateur status, any race, ethnicity, country of origin, native language, political orientation, or sexual preference - with an opportunity to submit their scripts and be part of the GIRLZ RULE feature film series to be produced by National Lampoon. (#GirlzRule)

    ​NLGR Script Contest seeks comedies and parodies of every kind that appeal to a wide audience. The scripts NL GIRLZ RULE seeks are intelligent, with cutting-edge wit, combined with some satire. National Lampoon has an illustrious history in the comedy genre beginning with its first film produced in 1978, National Lampoon’s Animal House, one of the most successful comedies ever.

    ​Carol Bidault de l’Isle (“Daliland”) and Jerry Daigle ("Love, Wedding, Marriage" and "Odd Thomas") are set to produce the films. They along with Nancy McBride, WIFT US President will also participate in the review and determine the finalists.

    ​National Lampoon and its NL GIRLZ RULE, LLC will sponsor the submissions process. Submissions will be free, at no cost to the writer, and will be accepted from November 1, 2023 to March 31, 2024.

    Winners will be notified by April 30, 2024 and announced at the Cannes Film Festival 2024.

    To submit and to learn terms and conditions of the NLGR Script Contest, please visit this website.  Entrants must be active members in good standing a WIFT-US member organization.  WIFVNE members are members of WIFT-US. 

  • 17 Oct 2023 7:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Straight to your inboxes! Here's the October 2023 edition of the WIFVNE Wire. Recaps on recent festivals and events, plus photos and news about WIFVNE members and future events and film festivals.

  • 16 Oct 2023 10:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    The New England Voice Over Summit, held October 14-15 in Waltham, MA, was a wonderful weekend of artists sharing their techniques and talents.  it was a cerebration of creativity as attended empowered each other to try new things. 

    WIFVNE President Emerita Alecia Orsini was on hand --or rather, on voice? -- for NEVO, and provided these photos.  Networking Wednesday host -- Erica Brookhyser also attended NEVO, sharing her voice. 


  • 22 Sep 2023 4:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hot off the digital press! Here's the September 2023 edition of the WIFVNE Wire. Inside, updates on upcoming events, film festivals, and WIFVNE members. 


  • 07 Sep 2023 2:23 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    WIFVNE congratulates all of the participants of the New Haven 48 Hour Film Project (HFP). The shooting weekend was July 28-30th, and the screening event tool place on August 5 at the Bijou Theatre. 

    WIFVNE is a proud sponsor of the New Haven 48HFP. The winner of the Woman of the 48 Award, sponsored by WIFVNE, receives $100 from WIFVNE and a one-year WIFVNE Individual membership.  The Woman of the 48 Award is intended to recognize a behind-the-scenes female/female-identifying member of the crew, whether Super Hero on Set, serving in multiple roles, or shining in her position for the team.


    The winner of the 2023 Woman of the 48 Award is Mary Spaulding from team Wandering Karma for "A Fine Bromance." Her team writes: “Throughout our 48Hrs Mary Spaulding was a picture of calm and laughter. She remained steadfastly buoyant and focused on solutions rather than what was going pear shaped. She never complained or faltered, wearing several hats, scripty, assistant editor, co-writer. (We) heard her bursts of laughter watching the actors rehearse the brand new script she and (team member) Amanda Cabral delivered in less than an hour and that reminded everyone of why we love to do this. When the film was finally in the can, she rushed it over to the editor and worked with him to deliver it on time. She did all the graphics that ended up in the film and supervised the assembly. Because of her unwavering light, incredible versatility, high morale and professionalism Wandering Karma nominates Mary Spaulding for the WIFVNE Award."

    photo credit Photo Ellektrik

  • 14 Aug 2023 2:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    WIFVNE members attended in their show of support at the SAG-AFTRA New England Rally, held at the Boston Common on Wednesday, August 9. 


    Headlines about the event appeared in local news outlets such as the Boston Globe, Boston Herald,  Boston.com, WBUR (where SAG-AFTRA New England Local President and WIFVNE Member Andrea Lyman is quoted, and SAG-AFTRA New England Executive Director and WIFVNE Member Jessica Maher is pictured). ICYMI, US Senator Elizabeth Warren was in attendance

    Do you have photos from the event?  Let WIFVNE know:  tag @wifvne 

    WIFVNE Board Member Nerissa Scott Williams with U. S. Senator from Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren.









    WIFVNE member Alyson Muzila (left) with WIFVNE Board Member Jaci Kjernander at the SAG-AFTRA New England rally. 













    From left to right:  WIFVNE member Alyson Muzila, Kim Niemi, WIFVNE member Jami Tennille, Rene Zara (NY resident!), Callie Beaulieu, and WIFVNE Board member Jaci Kjernander.







    Special thanks to WIFVNE Member Maria Battaglia for sharing her video of the rally. 

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