NYWIFT Screening Series: Back Walking Forward sponsored by Loreen Arbus Productions

NYWIFT Screening Series: Back Walking Forward sponsored by Loreen Arbus Productions

Date of Event: Wednesday, May 25, 2011, 7:00 PM
Location of Event: Millenium Film Workshop; 66 East 4th Street; New York
Description of Event: Back Walking Forward, Kavery Kaul's inspiring documentary about a young man's struggle with the aftermath of traumatic brain injury, was just completed, and is already getting raves. Tickets sold out weeks before its debut screening at the Sprout Film Festival. Director of the festival, Anthony Di Salvo, reported that “In the festival's eight years, we've never had such an overwhelming response to a film.”
Screening will be followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Kavery Kaul, led by Jennifer Merin.
Contact Information: NYWIFT: 212.679.0870
Registration Fee: Free
RSVP online

Power player breakfast: Molly Thompson, VP indie films for A&E

Date of Event: Wednesday, May 25, 2011, 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Location of Event: Frankfurt, Kurnit, Klein & Selz, 488 Madison Avenue, New York
Description of Event: May's power player, Molly Thompson, was named one of the ten most powerful people in documentaries by the PBS blog Doc Soup. Join us for breakfast and hear how Thompson rose from her first job in television, as an intern at the PBS show Currents, to become Vice President of A&E IndieFilms, the A&E network's feature documentary division – a department she launched.
Thompson's ability to cultivate a filmmaker's creative vision is evident in the productions she executive produces. These have included such acclaimed documentaries as Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady's Jesus Camp, nominated for an Academy Award; Nanette Burstein's American Teen, which won best director at Sundance 2008; and the Oscar-nominated, Sundance award-winner Murderball.
Contact Information: NYWIFT: 212.679.0870
Registration Fee: $20 to NYWIFT members; $30 to Nonmembers
RSVP by prepayment online


Designing Women 2011

Date of Event: Monday, May 23, 2011, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location of Event: Macy's Herald Square 16th Floor Auditorium Enter at 151 West 34th Street
Description of Event: You are cordially invited to attend Designing Women, NYWIFT's gala tribute to those unsung heroines of production – the costume designers, makeup artists and hairstylists who complete the look of a character and influence the world of fashion and style.
Honorees: costume designer Janie Bryant, makeup artist Linda Melazzo and hair stylist Diana Sikes, and the entire costume, makeup and hair design team of Nurse Jackie.
Contact Information: NYWIFT: 212.679.0870; info@nywift.orghttp://bit.ly/iRF5jT
Registration Fee: $75 to NYWIFT members, Local 798, Local 829 and Local 764 members; $125 to Nonmembers
RSVP by prepayment or online


Primary Stages Einhorn School of Performing Arts Open House

Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Location: Primary Stages Studios, 307 West 38th Street, Suite 1510
Description: Join Primary Stages Einhorn School of Performing Arts (ESPA) for an evening of networking with the greater theatrical community. All interested in supporting the future vitality of the theater are welcome. Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served.
Contact: Kate Canary
212.840.9705 x 215
Registration Fee: None


Linda Lavin Interviewed by Michael Riedel

League of Professional Theatre Women
Linda Lavin Interviewed by Michael Riedel

Date: Monday, May 9, 6:00 p.m.
Location: Bruno Walter Auditorium, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Lincoln Center, 65th Street & Amsterdam Avenue
Description: LINDA LAVIN, Theatre Hall of Fame inductee and Tony® Award-winning actress, will be interviewed by New York Post columnist and theatre critic, MICHAEL RIEDEL.
Contact Information: Ludovica Villar-Hauser
Registration Fee: Admission is Free, First Come-First Seated


Newsletter: May 2011

Our New Name

That's right! Our name is now:
Women in the Arts & Media Coalition, Inc.

We changed it to better suit our growing national impact as well as ease of use. WAMCo is still deeply grounded in our root mission:being the link between our member organizations as we collaborate to impact the various topics that affect women in our industry through advocacy, networking, and events.

New Name - Same Great Mission

We look forward to continuing to grow with our membership, our industries and our world.

On March 23rd, we presented our Collaboration Award to playwright Stefanie Zadravec, DG(left) & director Daniella Topol,  SDC (right) for their collaboration on The Electric Baby.

The event was magnificent, and the crowd was large and enthusiastic. The raffle prizes were a big hit and the networking was legendary. We have heard back from so many people about how inspiring the night was, and how they've already made plans for the next one!
Check out our Find us on Facebookpage for pictures &  feel free to "tag" yourself! 

Events of Interest
 (Org leaders - please share your events with us at our website)

Linda Lavin Interviewed by Michael Riedel (via League of Professional Theatre Women)

Spring Workshop Series (via Women Make Movies)

Bistro Awards (via Sherry Eaker) 
(with a 10% Discount for WAM Coalition members!)

(via Stage Directors and Choreographers Society) 

Cross-Org Meet & Greets
This new event series is an opportunity for two of our member organizations to get to know each other better  - as a whole and one-on-one - through a social networking evening.

Our first Meet & Greet introduced members of the League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW), and New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT). After some terrific networking warm-ups, people ate, drank, and talked well past the official ending time.  We are excited to continue this series every few months.

We'd love to hear from your organization about what other organization you'd like to connect with - give us a shout-out atwamcoalition@gmail.com!

In This Issue



We are pleased and honored to welcome our newest boardmembers:
Donna Devlin-Young
Joanne Dorian
Stacey Jackson
Ylana Kellar

Joining our ProfessionalAdvisory Council:
Katie Rosin of Kampfire Public Relations

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Nothing official yet, but those in the know are saying that the Coalition is pairing up with some extremely talented women in the film and jazz arenas to bring you an exciting event in October!)

And keep your ears open for some of our signature events, such as:

 - Blatent Self Interest Networking Event -

- Just About Networking -

and our newest:
- Cross Org
Meet & Greets -
See more details in this eblast!

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