Meet Sally Pacholok: The Next Erin Brockovich

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Shared from a Guest Post on Indiewire’s “Women in Hollywood” By: Elissa Leonard In 2012, I bought the life-story rights of a nurse who took on the medical establishment when she uncovered an epidemic of misdiagnoses. I had always wanted to produce a feature film, and I finally found a story I wanted to tell: that… Read more »

“Putting Your Best Face Forward”

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By Erica Rivers A long week and frigid temperatures made me seriously rethink my commitment to attend last Thursday’s “How to Stand Out at Auditions”.  But having recently attended an audition where I wasn’t quite sure how to dress for a particular part, I decided it was in my best interest to attend the presentation. The… Read more »

HBOAccess Writing Fellowship Capped; Do You Know About WIFV’s Spotlight on Screenwriters?

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Groundbreaking New Screenwriters Initiative Presents the Work of Talented DC Screenwriters to Industry December 11, 2014 at 10:49am MPTD Partners with Women in Film & Video on Groundbreaking Screenwriters Program Spotlight on Screenwriters initiative touts talented screenwriters in the D.C. metropolitan area For the first time, talented screenwriters in the D.C. metropolitan region have an… Read more »

35 Women in 31 Days

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Sunday, March 1: Shoshana Rosenbaum To start the celebration, we focus on SHOSHANA ROSENBAUM, an independent writer, director and producer, who made her first short film THE GOBLIN BABY in 2014. The film premiered at the 2014 DC Shorts Film Festival Screenplay Competition (the script was a finalist in 2013), was invited to screen at… Read more »

Navigating Public Television Doc Roundtable, February 9

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By Matthew Radcliff We had three speakers give their perspective and advice on Navigating Public Television. Kathryn Washington, from the Corporation of Public Broadcasting (CPB), started the evening by describing the public television system as a confederacy. There are many gatekeepers, but that also means there are multiple ways to get a documentary on air…. Read more »

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 »