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  • Thursday, November 03, 2011 2:32 PM | Anonymous

    Are you looking to challenge yourself, meet like-minded women, work towards a common goal, educate the community about new pressing issues in the film industry, provide scholarships to deserving individuals to continue their education or finish a current project, or just want to have fun? Then a seat on the Board of Directors of Women In Film.Dallas is the place for you. We are currently recruiting and accepting nominations for the 2012-2013 open Board seats and want you to nominate yourself or someone that you think would be a great candidate. 

    Nominations are due by 5:00pm Friday, November 18th. 
    Nominations should be no more than 150 words in length, describing why the candidate would be a great fit for the WIF.D Board of Directors. Elections will take place via anonymous electronic ballot. In order to run for a Board seat or to vote for new Board Members you must be a current member of Women In Film.Dallas.

    OFFICER POSITIONS Available for Nominations (1 Year Term): 

    PRESIDENT: Oversees the day to day functions of the organization, acts as the representative of the organization as needed for public speaking opportunities and an ambassador for the organization, runs the monthly Board Meetings, works with the Board to create engaging and educational programs and opportunities or the organization's members and various other duties as necessary. 

    VICE PRESIDENT: Assists the President with all duties outlined above, performs public speaking opportunities and promotion of the organization in the President's absence and various other duties as necessary.

    SECRETARY: Keeps the minutes of meetings and members, is the custodian of corporate records and documents, and performs those duties incident of Secretary .

    TREASURER: Responsible for all monies due and payable to the organization, keeping accurate receipts, and depositing funds. 


    BOARD SEATS Available for Nominations (2 Year Term:)

    MARTINI MADNESS (2 positions): Martini Madness chairs are responsible for throwing networking parties and our annual holiday bash.

    MEMBERSHIP (1 position): The membership chairs are responsible for hosting the annual membership drive in September of each year, maintaing the organization's membership databases, welcoming new members, creating membership cards, sending out renewal notices and working with expired members to rejoin the organization along with all other associated duties pertaining to membership. 

    PROGRAMS (1 position): The Programs chairs are responsible for hosting 3-4 education programs for our members a year. This includes securing a location, developing a topic and securing associated speakers, working with area vendors to obtain donations where possible for food and beverages to be served at the event, managing all event logistics and all other associated duties pertaining to programs.

    CHICK FLICKS (2 positions): The Chick Flicks chairs are responsible for the annual Chick Flicks Film Festival and the WIFTI showcase. Chairs solicit submissions, screen films, select the films to be screened, develop creative, secure the venue, oversee the silent auction and manage all aspects of the Festival.

    PSA (2 positions): The PSA chairs are responsible for overseeing the annual WIF.D PSA for a local charity in need of a marketing and promotion video. The application process, selection of a charity, coordination of all volunteer cast, crew and equipment and a special attention to detail when it comes to the successful completion of a full scaled video production are essential components to these board seats.

    PUBLICITY/WEBMASTER (2 positions): The publicity chairs are responsible for the public message portrayed about Women In Film.Dallas. Press releases, FaceBook pages, event invitations, list serve blasts, website updates, newsletter content and all other related messaging are the critical jobs tasked to the publicity chairs.

    TOPAZ (2 positions): Established in 1987 to honor distinguished Texas women and men who, through their own vision, have made outstanding contributions to the film and television industry, the Topaz chairs are responsible for hosting and organizing the annual Topaz Awards reception. The event also raises funds and awareness for our scholarships and grants.


    Please send your Board Nominations to raine@velvetburnout.com no later than 5:00pm on Friday, November 18th to be placed on the ballot.  The results will be announced at the Women in Film 2011 December Holiday Party.


    All candidates must be current active members of WIF.D to be eligible for nomination and candidacy

    Questions, please contact WIF.D Elections Chair, Raine Devries, at raine@velvetburnout.com


  • Thursday, November 03, 2011 11:02 AM | Lisha Brock (Administrator)

    Promote your services or organization at the Topaz Awards on Tuesday, November 15 at the fabulous Ghostbar. The evening will be hosted by Amy Vanderoef of Good Morning Texas, and catered by Pam Rader, Personal Chef.  


    Logo Slides are only $25 and will run for the duration of the event. Get yours by completing this form. Due Friday, November 11.


    Honorees

    ROGERS HARTMANN - Humanitarian Award 

    MEREDITH STEPHENS - Spirit Award 

    MELINA MCKINNON - Achievement Award

     

    To learn all about Topaz, click here.

  • Friday, October 28, 2011 10:20 AM | Deleted user
    CLICK HERE to see our 2011 Chick Flicks Festival promo Chicks Tonight? on the Chick Flicks Festival page! 

    Director: Lisha Brock
    Producer: Kerri Navarro
    Writers: Emily Eldredge & Lindsay Jones
    Editor: Laurie McNair
  • 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.

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