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  • Wednesday, October 26, 2011 2:51 PM | Lisha Brock (Administrator)
    Over 130 people attended last night's screening of Miss Representation which was Day 1 of this year's Chick Flicks Festival. Don't miss Day 2 tonight at The Modern.
  • Monday, October 24, 2011 2:22 PM | Lisha Brock (Administrator)
    The panel discussion following the screening of Miss Representation will be moderated by Krys Boyd of KERA's Think and our panelists are Paula Blackmon, Dallas Mayor Rawlings' chief of staff, Sarah Dodd, media relations expert, and Niki Nicastro McCuistion, executive producer-producer.

    Join us for a riveting film and lively discussion immediately following the screening at 7:30 p.m. at Studio Movie Grill - Royal Lane.


  • Thursday, October 06, 2011 6:28 PM | Lisha Brock (Administrator)
    We are so proud to be celebrating ten years of showcasing female filmmakers in Texas. This year’s line-up touts 15 short films with at least 11 female directors, 7 female producers, 6 female editors, 4 female students and 2 female cinematographers. It's not about 'chick flicks' it's about flicks by chicks!

    Check out the official selections for Day 3 of the festival here:
    Chick Flicks Film Synopses.pdf
  • Tuesday, September 06, 2011 7:18 PM | Trish Avery
    Members only event!  An intimate conversation and Q&A with Hockaday School alum and industry expert, Rogers Hartmann. 

    While attending the University of Texas at Austin, Rogers made her way to Los Angeles each summer, where she worked on a number of Roger Corman films and worked for Geena Davis during the release of Thelma and Louise.

    After graduating UT, Rogers moved to LA and was hired to assist a top literary agent and began signing writers, directors and authors.  For over 10 years as an agent at Sanford-Gross, Rogers worked with such clients as Nick Kazan, Richard Price and Ron Shelton, to name a few - then opened her own boutique literary agency.  Since then she has transitioned to management and producing. 

    Currently, her production company, Greenway Productions has partnered with Ridley Scott and Michael Costigan on Everybody Hates the Phone Company.  She is also working with Robert Rodat (Saving Private Ryan) on an adaption of Beautiful Jim Key by Mim Eichler Rivas.

    In addition to her work in film and television, Rogers is a well-known activist for Dystonia and other neurological disorders and diseases.  She has appeared on Oprah with Michael J. Fox, The Today Show with Meredith Vieira and has given numerous speeches around the country.  Her foundation is called BEAT DYSTONIA.

    Log in as member to register.


  • Monday, August 08, 2011 1:25 PM | Trish Avery
    Don't miss your opportunity to connect one-on-one with these mentor experts on August 11 just prior to the Martini Madness!  RSVP required.  Space is limited.  For WIF.D members only.

    Featured Mentors:
    • Linda Dowell - Regional Branch Exec, Screen Actors Guild
    • Meg Gould - Assistant Director, Dallas Film Commission
    • Carolyn Hodge - Screenwriter/President, Dallas Screenwriters Association
    • Laura Neitzel - Writer/Producer, AMS Pictures
    • Lynne Moon - Production Designer, Moondrops N Props
  • Wednesday, July 06, 2011 5:24 PM | Lisha Brock (Administrator)

    In cooperation with the Asian Film Festival, Women in Film.Dallas’ Chick Flicks is pleased to present a special screening of WEDDING PALACE by Christine Yoo on Saturday, July 16.  WIF.D members are invited to attend this screening at a discounted rate and the reception afterward where the filmmaker will be in attendance.

     

    Click here for details about the film, filmmaker and cast.
  • Friday, July 01, 2011 6:00 PM | Trish Avery
    An intimate conversation and Q&A with Dallas' own Bonnie Curtis.  Having produced both major studio releases and independent projects, Bonnie shared her experiences and advice at our MEMBERS ONLY event on July 1.

    Attendees were treated to a brief look at her upcoming feature, Albert Nobbs starring Glenn Close, now in post production.  Bonnie Curtis' credits include a close association with Steven Spielberg.  Together they worked on Hook, Jurassic Park,  Schindler's List, Saving Private Ryan, A.I. and Minority Report with Tom Cruise.  Fulfilling a long desire to work with a first time filmmaker, Bonnie produced The Chumscubber for first time director Arie Posen in 2005.  She is now in pre-production on Posen's next feature, The Look of Love, starring Ed Harris and Diane Keaton.
  • Tuesday, April 26, 2011 2:13 PM | Anonymous
    Register by 5 pm Wednesday, May 4 and you will automatically be entered into the WIF.D drawing for a private consultation with film financing expert Louise Levison.

    WIF.D is giving away 4 private 30-minute consultations with Louise Levison for May 7 at Reel FX. To enter, register now for the Louise Levison seminar being held May 7, 9 a.m. – noon by clicking HERE.


    The cost to register is $20 non-members, $10 Women in Film.Dallas members.


    Louise Levison wrote the business plan for the most successful indie film in history, The Blair Witch Project. Ms. Levison has been creating business plans for films and film companies, as well as consulting on other aspects of the independent film business, for 25 years, raising as much as $300 million.


    If you want to cash in on the $9 billion independent film market, come to this workshop with Louise Levison, author of Filmmakers and Financing: Business Plans for Independents.  Ms. Levison takes the mystique out of creating a winning business plan to raise film financing.  From the executive summary to the financial plan, participants learn how to research, organize, and present their case to investors.  Whether you are making one film or several, this seminar is for you.


    Many thanks to our event sponsors:

       

                                              

              


  • Thursday, April 21, 2011 10:57 AM | Anonymous
    Women in Film.Dallas is pleased to be working with USA Film Festival during their 41st Annual Festival Week.  The festival has graciously provided WIF.D with an allotment of tickets for select screening that featuring women filmmakers.  All tickets are $10 and all proceeds entirely benefit WIF.D!

    The films included in the ticket special:
    • A Tribute to Malcolm McDowell with a film clip compilation honoring his work preceding the screening of feature film Pound of Flesh.  Writer/Director Tamar Hoffs also in attendance. Friday, April 29 @ 7:00p.

    • A Tribute to Barry Corbin with a film compilation honoring his work preceding the screening of feature film Nonames.  Writer/Director Kathy Lindboe also in attendance.  Friday, April 29 @ 7:00p.

    • Last Night is writer/director Missy Tadjedin's sexy and evocative debut feature set in New York City and is the story of a married couple that, while apart for one night, are each confronted by temptation that may decide the fate of their marriage.  Starring Keira Knightley and Sam Worthington.  Filmmakers in attendance.  Friday, April 29 @ 7:00p.

    • The First Grader is a stirring film about an 84-year-old Kenyan man who is on a quest to read and write while he faces challenges from the colonial past to limited resources to bureaucratic red tape.  Screenwriter Ann Peacock.  Filmmakers in attendance.  Sunday, May 1 @ 7:15p.
    Visit our Upcoming Events page for full details on ordering your tickets!
  • Friday, April 08, 2011 9:08 AM | Anonymous

    In cooperation with Studio Movie Grill, Women in Film.Dallas' Chick Flicks announces a free upcoming screening of HBO Films’ IRON JAWED ANGELS at the Royal Lane location of Studio Movie Grill. Stay tuned for date and time!


    IRON JAWED ANGELS tells the true story of how defiant and brilliant young activists Alice Paul and Lucy Burns took the women’s suffrage movement by storm, putting their lives at risk to help American women win the right to vote.

     

    The film stars Hilary Swank, Frances O’Connor, Molly Parker, Julia Ormond, Patrick Dempsey, Vera Farmiga and Anjelica Huston.


    IRON JAWED ANGELS is both written and directed by women.


    Following the screening, Women in Film.Dallas will hold a brief Q&A to discuss women’s right in Texas and what it means to be a woman in politics. We hope the liberated women (and men) in Dallas will joins us for a liberated night of entertainment and education!


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