Fwd: invitation: Special "Hidden Figures" screening December 9 I

Ms Foundation for Women

You're invited to join the Ms. Foundation for Women for a special advanced screening of the film Hidden Figures. "Hidden Figures" is based on the lives of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer), and Mary Jackson (Janelle MonĂ¡e) - three incredible women of color whose contributions helped send Americans to space.
"Hidden Figures" is based on the award-winning book by Margot Lee Shetterly, whose research uncovered the women talent - scientists, mathematicians, and programmers - behind the space program.
The screening takes place on Friday, December 9th, at the Regal Theater in Times Square. The film will be followed by a panel featuring writers from Lenny Letter and Essence, Margot Lee Shetterly, and special guests including actors from the film. To RSVP, please click the invitation below or go here:
Ms. Foundation special screening of Hidden Figures
Seating for this screening is limited: you must RSVP by December 5 to attend.

We look forward to seeing you at the screening!


Teresa C. Younger
President and CEO

From the Coalition: Giving Tuesday

Be a Part of Giving Tuesday!
#GivingTuesday inspires personal philanthropy and encourages bigger, better and smarter charitable giving during the holiday season, show that the world truly gives as good as it gets.

Today is the third annual #GivingTuesday.

The Women in the Arts & Media Coalition gives you so much all year. Won't you consider giving to us to help us do the work of bringing information, events, and opportunities to you?

#ScreenOpps and #StageOpps

The Women in the Arts & Media Coalition gives to you all year by bringing you these two newsletters with Submission Opportunities for Theatre and Film/Video with a special focus on women and special populations.

Don't you want to help keep them coming?

Launching this month are also many pages on our website of ongoing Funding Resources.

Our Signature Events

The Collaboration Award, our VintAge Event including the Elsa Rael VintAge Award, and our newest event, Conversations in America. The first conversation is Under the Gun, and we're accepting submissions of short pieces on gun violence NOW! 

Next year is our Collaboration Award - will you be submitting a project?
Women in the Arts & Media Coalition
and Blog

Every day you can find out what's happening in events and openings of special interest related to women, the arts, and/or the media--today, tomorrow, or well in advance. Our calendar is color-coded and a Google calendar, so you can add it to your own.

We also have additional info on all the events on our Blog. 

Many events we co-sponsor and/or are able to offer discounts to all the members of all our member organizations (that's over 100,000 people!).
Women in the Arts & Media Coalition is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to help further our Mission, please send a check or money order to us at:

Women in the Arts and Media Coalition, Inc.
244 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2932
New York, NY 10001

You can also make an online donation by credit card or checking account through the PayPal button below:
Whether or not you spent on Black Friday or Cyber Monday, please consider kicking off your holiday giving season with an end-of-year charitable gift on #GivingTuesday. Thank you!

WomenArts: Get Ready for SWAN Day 10: Post Your Events or Write for Us! 

Celebrate SWAN Day by posting events on the SWAN Calendar, writing for the WomenArts Blog, or making a gift to WomenArts. 

Celebrate SWAN Day 2017!

 Dear Women in the Arts & Media Coalit,

It is hard to believe, but March 25, 2017 will be the 10th Anniversary of Support Women Artists Now Day/SWAN Day!

The international holiday we declared back in 2008 has now been celebrated with over 1,500 events across the U.S. and in 35 other countries.   We have big plans for SWAN Day 10, and we hope you will join us by posting your events on the SWAN Calendar, writing for our blog, or making a gift.

Post Your Events on the SWAN Calendar!

We invite you to create events celebrating women artists and post them on our SWAN Calendar.  If you want us to write about your event in a blog post or newsletter, posting it on the SWAN Calendar is the best way to send us the information.

Please feel free to post events in any art form - just be sure that they feature women artists in key creative roles. You can add events by filling in our online form or by sending us a link to your Facebook event page. If you need help, check out our Step-By-Step Guide to Posting Your SWAN Event.

Post Your Event on the SWAN Calendar>>

NEW! Write for the WomenArts Blog!

As part of our celebration of SWAN Day 10, we want to feature new voices in the WomenArts Blog. We are especially interested in writers who can provide diverse perspectives in terms of race, class, religion, age, sexual preference, gender identity, disability or other characteristics.  We will pay for every article we publish that has not been published elsewhere.

We are currently looking for articles of 500 - 1,000 words that fit into one of the following three categories:  
  • Inspiring Women – Articles about extraordinary/inspiring women artists, women artists overcoming obstacles, or festivals of women artists.
  • Gender Parity Research & Actions – Articles summarizing research studies, legal actions, demonstrations or other activities related to the struggle for gender parity in any art form.
  • Helpful Resources –  Articles with tips for women artists on publicity, fundraising, crowd-sourcing, job-hunting or other business aspects of their work; articles about helpful directories, websites or other resources.
For more information, please see our Blog Submission Guidelines. You can submit your ideas with our Blog Inquiry Form.

Go to the Submission Guidelines & Blog Inquiry Form>>

Donate to SWAN Day!

In these challenging times, it is more important than ever to make sure that the voices of women artists are heard!  Help us make SWAN Day 10 the best SWAN Day ever! Make a gift to WomenArts today!

Make a Gift to WomenArts>>

Looking for Theatre or Film/Video Grants & Other Opportunities? 

Women in the Arts and Media Coalition in collaboration with WomenArts is publishing free newsletters for theatre and film/video artists listing submission opportunities, grants, auditions, residencies and more. You can follow #StageOpps and #ScreenOpps on Twitter or see the latest issues by visiting the Coalition's website.

To submit listings for the #StageOpps or #ScreenOpps newsletters, please write to: stageopps@womenartsmediacoalition.org or screenopps@womenartsmediacoalition.org.

Home |  Blog  |  SWAN Day  |  Funding Info  |  About Us  | Donate


Keynotes & Cocktails: Women of NY 12/6

Keynotes & Cocktails: Women of NY is coming back to New York City -- on Tues., December 6 (7:30 am-12:30 p.m.) at the Paley Center for Media in Midtown.

The event will gather speakers, sponsors and attendees from ABC News, Assembly Entertainment, The Associated Press, Astronauts Wanted, BRaVe Media Ventures, CBS News, Geek Girl Rising, go90, Google, HBO, National Geographic Channel, NBCU, New Form Digital, NYC Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, PBS, SheEO Radical Generosity, Tribune Media, Turner, United Talent Agency, Vertebrae VR, VH1 and more.

Sessions include—

Speaker | Judy McGrath, Founder and President, Astronauts Wanted
Moderator | TBA

Speaker | Christina Miller, President, Turner’s Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang
Moderator | Melissa Grego, Founder, Melinc and Keynotes & Cocktails: Women of NY and Women of the West

Panelist | Karen Aviram Beatty, Managing Director, Global Search Partnerships, Google, Inc.
Panelist | Ivana Kirkbride, Chief Content Officer, Go90
Panelist | Caryn Mandabach, Television Producer (The Cosby Show, Roseanne, Third Rock from the Sun, That 70s Show, Nurse Jackie, Peaky Blinders)
Panelist | Lisa Schwartz, Co-President, Sundance Selects and IFC Films
Moderator and Women of NY Co-Host | Michelle Miller, Correspondent, CBS News

Panelist | Amber Allen, CEO/Chief Strategist, Double A Events
Panelist | Heather Cabot, Co-Author, Geek Girl Rising; Angel Investor and Adjunct Professor, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Panelist | Jennifer Kavanagh, Principal, Brave Media Ventures
Panelist | Julie Menin, Commissioner, NYC Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment
Moderator | Rebecca Jarvis, Chief Business, Technology & Economics Correspondent, ABC News

Moderator | Mona Scott-Young, Founder & CEO, Monami Entertainment and Executive Producer, Love & Hip Hop on VH1
Panelist | Shelley Brindle, Principal at Brindle and Associates, LLC and Global Ambassador, Vital Voices
Panelist | Nancy Mendelson Gates, Partner and Co-head, Television Talent Department, United Talent Agency
Panelist | Kathleen Grace, Chief Creative Officer, New Form Digital
Panelist | Laura Molen, Executive VP, Lifestyle and Hispanic Advertising Sales Group, NBCUniversal

We’re also presenting networking roundtables…Modeled on the break-out sessions we debuted at Keynotes & Cocktails: Women of the West this past June in L.A., registered attendees are invited to request in advance their preferred expert-led break-out networking session at the conference on such topics as AD SALES + MARKETING, PROGRAMMING + DEVELOPMENT, HOW TO CREATE GREAT CORPORATE CULTURE and DIGITAL MEDIA.
HOTEL ALLIANCE: The Evelyn (www.theevelyn.com) is providing a special rate for Women of NY attendees, up to 30% off the best available rate. The promo code will be provided to registered Women of NY attendees upon request to events@melinc.com.

FORMAT NOTE:  Keynotes & Cocktails is strictly OFF-THE-RECORD. This tradition, held since we launched in L.A. in 2010, affords attendees, speakers, sponsors and partners a unique experience and access to the most accomplished leaders from both sides of the screen.

Go here for more background on the Keynotes & Cocktails conference series.
Like Us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram to receive updates

From LPTW: Women in Theatre Video Series for Sale for the Holidays!

The perfect gift for any theatre woman!


Women in Theatre Video Series

The perfect holiday gift for any theatre woman!

Interviews include:
Suzan-Lori Parks, Rosemary Harris, Carey Perloff,
Anna Deavere Smith, Jennifer Tipton, Wendy Wasserstein,
Heidi Ettinger, Ruby Dee, Graciela Daniele, Audra McDonald, Elizabeth McCann, Julie Taymor, and The Steppenwolf Theatre Company (Martha Lavey, Joan Allen, Lois Smith).

This series was produced by the League of Professional Theatre Women and City University Television. Distributed by Theatre Communications Group.