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

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.

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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.

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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!

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

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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.
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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.

WMM December Events!

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Film Independent Spirit Awards

The Film Independent Spirit Award nominees have been announced! Congratulations to WMM supported CAMERAPERSON (Kirsten Johnson), SONITA (Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami) which are both up for Best Documentary film, and THE FITS (Anna Rose Holmer), nominated for Best First Feature! For a full listing of the nominees, click here

Gotham Awards
We're incredibly proud of all the WMM supported Gotham Award nominees: CAMERAPERSON (Kirsten Johnson), WEINER (Elyse Steinberg, Josh Kreigman), and THE FITS (Anna Rose Holmer). Good luck to all of the talented filmmakers! If you're not attending the awards ceremony tonight, you can stream the program - for more information, click here.


Support NETIZENS: THE NEXT FRONTIER OF CIVIL RIGHTS, the latest project from award-winning director/producer Cynthia Lowen (BULLY)! Executive produced by Abigail Disney and Gini Reticker, the film not only explores how women are targets of different forms of digital abuse including threats of violence, privacy violations, stalking, impersonation, non-consensual pornography and reputation harm, but also provides a call to action for online equality and justice. Contribute to the film's post production efforts by clicking here 

Women Make Movies 
accepts applications to the 
Production Assistance Program 
on a rolling basis. 

Click here for more information.

About WMM:

Since our beginnings in 1972, WMM has grown from a feminist filmmakers' collective into an industry-leading nonprofit media arts organization and distributor. For over 40 years, WMM has transformed the landscape of filmmaking for women directors and producers, bringing the issues facing women around the world to screens everywhere. Now, with more than 550 films in our catalog, including Academy®, Emmy®, Peabody and Sundance nominees and award winners, WMM is the largest distributor of films by and about women in the world. Women Make Movies. By Women. About Women. For Everyone. 
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All WMM workshops and events are open to the general public and our offices are ADA compliant. 

Women Make Movies gratefully acknowledges the support of our funders: The National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. The Andy Warhol Foundation, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.  



Impact Producing, Outreach, 
Engagement and Social Media
with Jennifer MacArthur of Borderline Media
Wednesday, December 14th | 6:30 - 8:30pm

Impact Producing_ Outreach_ Engagement and Social Media with Jennifer MacArthur of Borderline Media

Borderline Media helps content producers and mission-driven organizations maximize their media to inspire civic participation, social action and impact. Borderline Media's strategy and design work has successfully secured close to $1,000,000 in foundation support for filmmakers. Their clients' projects have premiered in competition and won at Sundance, programmed special events at the Council on Foundations annual leadership conference and screened for policymakers on Capitol Hill. Join Borderline's founder, Jennifer MacArthur, in conversation at WMM in an extraordinary and action-packed evening to understand how to incorporate what every funder is asking for these days: your plan for social action, community outreach and impact. 

 Register here! 
Please note: If you prefer to register by phone, 
contact us at 212-925-0606 ext 310


In Conversation with Motto Pictures' 
Emmy-winning Producer
Julie Goldman


Julie Goldman has been described as one of the most prolific documentary producers working today with recent releases such as Life AnimatedWeiner, SolitaryBuckBeware of Mr. BakerBest of Enemies1971 and many, many more.  Abacus, Small Enough to Jail is her latest producing effort, directed by Steve James, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. Here she talks about the director/producer relationship, how to think outside the box when financing your work, the state of non-fiction today, her life and career, and the films she's produced and executive produced. It is sure to be a profound, humorous and inspiring evening.

Register here!
Please note: If you prefer to register by phone, 
contact us at 212-925-0606 ext 310


Meet the Broadcaster: 
Al Jazeera English and Arabic Documentaries  

Al Jazeera Documentaries 

Al Jazeera Arabic and Al Jazeera English are two international channels of Al Jazeera Media Networks. Al Jazeera English's signature series Fault Lines and Witness have won countless awards, including Emmys and Peabodys, and has featured such critically acclaimed documentaries as Babushkas of Chernobyl, Sepideh: Reaching for the Stars, and Small Small Thing. Last year, Al Jazeera Arabic and English together with CBC Canada and White Pine Pictures executive-produced the award-winning Guantanamo's Child. Join Head of Al Jazeera English Documentaries, Ingrid Falck, Executive Producer of Witness, Fiona Lawson-Baker and former Al Jazeera Arabic Documentary executive Rawan Damen in conversation about what is new, what they're looking for, how to pitch them, and other international opportunities available within the global scope of Al Jazeera.

**All who RSVP will receive a 
playback recording of the webinar.
Please note: if you prefer to register by phone, 
contact us at 212-925-0606 ext. 310

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