10/16/2013

Thursday October 24 - join us!


We are delighted to invite you to our 
2013 Collaboration Awards Gala
 Thursday, October 24, 2013
6:30 pm
at Baruch Performing Arts Center's Engelman Recital Hall
55 Lexington Avenue, New York City
 The winning project, Janeane from Des Moines, is an outstanding film that seamlessly merges documentary film with fiction, following 'Janeane,' a vulnerably imagined member of the Tea Party, as her job, health insurance status, community, and family all disintegrate around her. She decides to follow Republican candidates Mitt Romney and Rick Perry, among others, on the actual 2012 campaign trail, begging them to save 'small American families' like hers and to give her answers for any of her dilemmas.. Janeane is a heartbreaking, hysterically funny, and boldly brave film, co-created by Jane Edith Wilson (SAG-AFTRA) and Grace Lee (Women Make Movies), and is the first film to receive our Collaboration Award.
The evening will feature:
§         Keynote Speaker: Madeleine Smithberg, Emmy and Peabody Award winning producer (for co-creating The Daily Show with Jon Stewart). Madeleine will discuss her experience in political satire, collaboration with another woman Writer/Producer, Lizz Winstead, the perfect fit, and her new YouTube channel Moo showcasing work of young comedy content producers and comediennes.
§         Awards presentation to:
§         Jane Edith Wilson and Grace Lee for Janeane from Des Moines
§         Honored Finalist Award: Silent Witnesses (a play) by Stephanie Satie (AEA, SAG/AFTRA, DG) and Anita Khanzadian (SDC), and Honorable Mention Award:The Island of No Return (a musical) by Fengar Gael (DG and LPTW) and Lorca Peress (SDC, AEA, LPTW)
§         Networking with amazing women from our member Guilds and affiliates
Tickets are limited - so don't delay. Take advantage of member and early bird pricing.
For more information, call 212-592-4511  We look forward to seeing you at the Gala!
Women in the Arts & Media Coalition, a non-profit organization, represents more than 80,000 women and men in the performing arts and media through its member organizations and affiliates.  The Coalition focuses the power of its member organizations and their memberships together and uses the combined strength to address issues of concern through advocacy, networking and educational events.  Member organizations are:  Actors' Equity Association, Dramatists Guild of America, League of Professional Theatre Women, SAG-AFTRA New York Local, Stage Directors and Choreographers, New York Women in Film & Television, and the Writers Guild of America, East. Affiliates are: WomenArts, The Rehearsal Club, The Women's Media Center, Women Make Movies, Dancers Over 40, and Professional Women Singers Association.
Shellen Lubin & Avis Boone
Co-Presidents
Women in the Arts & Media Coalition, Inc.
244 Fifth Avenue
Suite 2932
New York, NY  10010
212-592-4511

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