Understanding the 30-Minute Comedy: Sheree Guitar at Script DC

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by Maria Notarianni Sheree Guitar, now CEO of Sheree Guitar Entertainment, began as a television writer for series, such as Roseanne. Her experience with sitcoms led her to start her own company and share her skills in both writing and pitching a pilot with upcoming writers. During her lecture at Script DC, Guitar shared her tips… Read more »

5 Ways to Take Advantage of the Workshops at ScriptDC by Brigitte Yuille

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ScriptDC offers plenty of “aha” moments, and you can take advantage of them by applying the new information so you can improve your skills, networking with executives, and connecting with your peers. So, make the most of your time at the event with the following five tips and techniques. Establish your goals beforehand. Take a… Read more »

Advice to Board Members From Batman’s Producer: Look East

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by Erin Essenmacher via National Association of Corporate Directors   Michael Uslan has been many things: a lawyer, a professor, an executive producer, and—most recently—a global media mogul; but he identifies most closely with the moniker that became the title of his 2011 memoir: The Boy Who Loved Batman. During an interview at the 2015… Read more »

Media Rise Festival: Connecting and Inspiring Media Innovators

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By:Adriana Del Castillo   Through the week of September 28-October 3, Media Rise is hosting its annual festival  for filmmakers, writers, and  young aspiring professionals. The festival features a series of workshops, screenings, presentations, and talks about important topics in our society, aiming to “create a positive change through media.” Previous participants have said: “Wonderful… Read more »

Recap: Melissa Leebaert and the art of voiceover

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By Katharina Fritz When Natalie Portman gave her commencement speech at Harvard University this year, she provided the graduates with rare and refreshing advice:  Your inexperience is your asset. “If I had known my own limitations I never would have taken the risk,” she said on taking on her role in Black Swan. “And the risk… Read more »

Congratulations, Melissa!

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Happy WIFV Anniversary to Melissa Houghton! Congratulations to Executive Director, Melissa Houghton, who has been with Women in Film & Video for the past ten years! During her time with WIFV, Melissa has helped to produce over 60 projects. Her current passion project is our Documentary Seed Fund In honor of her anniversary, please consider… Read more »