Solas Nua’s Capital Irish Film Festival

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By Jillian DiNardo In early February, I had the opportunity to attend Solas Nua’s Capital Irish Film Festival, a weekend event celebrating the unique culture of Irish cinema. The festival began with a packed theater for Thursday night’s Gold, directed by Niall Heery. The adorably awkward comedy stars Maisie Williams (Arya Stark of Game of Thrones)… Read more »

Strategies for Finding Acting Work (While Staying Sane)

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By: Carletta Hurt January 2015 Talent Roundtable The first month of 2015 was a busy one for Women in Film & Video. With a host of activities and events, members and friends had a variety of industry related opportunities to network and learn. The January Talent Round Table proved to be both a great time… Read more »

Packaging Your Series for Television: Two Perspectives

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By: Katharine Roman The first Monday in February Jim Arnoff, acclaimed New York based Television Packaging Agent, Entertainment Lawyer and Certified Life/Career Coach extraordinaire provided a lively crash course on how to represent yourself and pitch to the fast paced and cut throat Television Industry. Snacks of cheese, bread, cupcakes and even wine greeted attendees… Read more »

WIFV/TIVA Holiday Party

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By: Liz Lovern The WIFV/TIVA Holiday party was held Monday, January 26th in the midst of awards season. Instead of “Who are you wearing?” the topic of conversation among the 180 attendees at the Harman Center for the Arts was “What are you working on?” Here’s a quick rundown: Producer Abigail Sharon recently completed her… Read more »

Weds One: Using Social Media to Promote Your Projects and Business

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By Bonnie Breuner Summer is over, which means it’s back to school and back to work after a long three months of lounging outside with a cold drink in hand. For many of us freelance media professionals and business owners, it means business is picking up again. But of course, work is difficult to come… Read more »

Unmanned Aircraft in Filmmaking

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By: Valerie Kaplan, Word Wizards, Inc. One of the most exciting new tends in filmmaking today is the use of camera-equipped drones. These inexpensive Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, or UAVs, are more budget conscious than helicopters for capturing the overhead excitement of a vehicle chase or other outdoor scenes. Using a versatile GoPro camera on a… Read more »

Recent Graduate Jumps into Screenwriting

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    It was finals week of my last semester of college at James Madison University last year when I saw on the WIFV listserv an email about the May Wednesday One called “Bridging your Career Between DC and LA.” The panel discussion was slated to happen a few days later, just before graduation. Being a film and… Read more »