AUGUST AND EVERYTHING AFTER
It’s a challenging time in the entertainment industry as SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild - American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) joined the WGA (Writers Guild of America) in strikes against the AMPTP (Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers) on July 14. WIFSFBA stands in solidarity with the unions and their members as they seek equitable compensation and sustainable working conditions.
Letter from President Julie Rubio
Dear WIFSFBA members, WGA writers, SAG-AFTRA members and supporters,
Important Women Who Helped Shape Film & Cinema History
Ongoing Newsletter Series - by Tasha Nesbitt
There have been many important women trailblazers in film and cinema history who have made significant contributions to the industry as directors, producers, screenwriters, actors and more.
Members in the News - Megan Rees
Internship/Volunteer Opportunity with WIFSFBA
IMDB Pro Discount
As a member of WIFSFBA, you are eligible to receive a discount on IMDBPro membership!
REEL Directory -- Lynetta Freeman, Publisher
Often referred to as the ‘Bible for the Industry’, the Reel Directory offers thousands of verified listings of qualified crew, equipment, and support service, providing an invaluable service to producers and production companies from around the world who need access to the Northern California film production community when a shoot is scheduled in our area.
Learn more about the Reel Directory in this video: Reel Directory Promo
Cinequest Film Festival with WIFSFBA
Under the Influencer at Cinequest
Under the Influencer explores a modern woman's journey to catharsis, and would never have been possible without the immense contribution of women producers and the women on its creative team (production design, music, wardrobe, hair/makeup, VFX, etc.). Lead actress (Taylor Joree Scorse) taps into the deep vulnerability of her character and delivers a devastating knockout performance.
Cinequest Film Festival
When: August 15-30, 2023
The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
When: Sunday, August 6, 3-7pm
WIFT-US Networking Night
MEETUP: Charade (1963):
American Zoetrope Screenplay Competition
Mom Film Fest
Script Pipeline 2023 TV Writing Contest
Finalists Announced August 1, 2023
LA Film Festivals:
Makazan Films Directing Program -
Giving underrepresented filmmakers an opportunity to direct a short film for Sesame Street
“Everyone is welcome to apply. We especially encourage directors from traditionally excluded backgrounds to apply (women, people with disabilities, parents returning to work, people over 45, BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, etc.).
The Athena List
Submissions: Open from June 1 - September 15, 2023. There is NO SUBMISSION FEE for The Athena List.
Film Independent Screenwriting Lab
Berlinale Talents Program
DOC NYC 40 Under 40
National Association of Black Storytellers - Appalachian Storytellers Fellowship
Frameline LGBTQ+ Film Grant completion Fund
The Future of Film is Female Film Fund
iTVS Open Call
Women Make Movies - Production Grant
Thanks to Newsletter Contributors: Diane Walsh, Tasha Nesbitt, Nil Unerdem, Julie Rubio
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