Impact of the Supreme Court on Women's Healthcare
Usually when I think of July, I think of summer celebrations: Independence Day, fireworks, and the celebration of freedom. This year feels different.
Two weeks ago, on June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade and by doing so rejected the federal government’s power to protect the civil right to reproductive care for women in the states. More than a dozen state legislatures have since rushed to outlaw abortion procedures.
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Impact on Individual Lives
Impact on the training of the future generation of doctors
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Joey started in the industry at Bold Films (DRIVE, NIGHTCRAWLER, WHIPLASH) and has read for Hugh Jackman's company, George Clooney's company, and Night and Day Pictures, to name a few. The only thing Joey is more passionate about than helping writers is rescuing dogs.
Roadmap Writers, Director of Education
Alexandra holds a degree in English Literature from UCLA, which she earned while pursuing acting. As the Director of Education at Roadmap, Alex strives to identify the most common hurdles writers face in developing their work and designs classes, clinics, and webinars to address these issues.
Lisa is currently adapting her coming-of-age screenplay, GRAFT, for a 2023 online theatrical production by Massachusetts theatre company PlayZoomers, while circulating the screenplay. Productions Lisa has written for have won an Emmy, a Codie, an Action for Children’s Television Award, a New York Film Festival Gold Medal, Cine Golden Eagles, and a nomination for a Peabody Award.
Producer and former Program Director, ABC Family
Diane was a TV producer in Los Angeles for 20 years and received an Emmy nomination for Hallmark Hall of Fame's "A Place for Annie," starring Sissy Spacek. She served as Director of Programming for the Family Channel, taught writing at UCLA and AFI, and recently retired as Director of the Writing for Film/TV Program at Philadelphia's University of the Arts.
Members in the News
You're invited to the public premiere of the witty and poignant new film, "How to Successfully Fail in Hollywood," a female-led indie filmed in the Bay Area and Los Angeles. Directed, produced, written and edited by WIFSFBA member C.M. Conway. Inclusive of the LGBTQIA+ and BIOPOC communities, the film is an ode to struggling artists trying to make it against all odds on their terms... while navigating truth, fantasy and identity in outrageous Tinseltown.
Events and News
As a part of our ongoing mission to empower, promote and celebrate women’s creative works, we are hosting a special event to raise awareness about local talent in the Bay Area and to help bring our projects to the forefront.
Submissions are now closed, and we will announce the line up by July 31.
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