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Tom Wolfe By Jody Hassett Sanchez   For months, I’ve been flummoxed by how to structure a documentary about a journalist and novelist whose pages summons richer visuals than most films, whose dialogues, internal and external, eclipse the best efforts of many a screenwriter and whose literary characters became instant archetypes more memorable than the… Read more »

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Attracting Everything I Needed for My Short Film By Joy Cheriel Brown In 2012, I was digging around my home office and found a short script I had written eight years earlier when I was a Senior in college. It was a contender for my thesis film, but I had decided to put it away… Read more »

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Anim8Nature- The New Storytelling: 101 By Kristin Harris  The Old Storytelling Lots of talk about storytelling these days. Of course humans have been telling stories as long as we have existed, it’s part of our DNA. What I am finding fascinating is how my long career as a producer of preschool media prepares me for the current… Read more »

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April Animators Roundtable Illuminates and Inspires by Kathy Dismukes   The Animators Roundtable is a picture-perfect example of how WIFV helps to advance the technical expertise of both beginners and long-time industry pros and facilitates their creative process. It’s coordinated by Kristin Harris, an animator, illustrator, designer, and educator whose passion is to use art… Read more »

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APRIL WEDNESDAY ONE – Susan Borke Demystifies the Art of Negotiation   Susan Borke is passionate about helping people develop into effective negotiators. As a diverse crowd discovered at last week’s Wednesday One, no matter if it’s an hourly rate for freelancers, a contract for a video job, or the details of a proposal, Borke’s… Read more »

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By Aviva Kempner Frances McDormand, a week has passed since the Oscars, and I’m still fired up by your speech. The highlight of attending this year’s ceremony was when you symbolically lowered your much-deserved masculine statue down on the stage, and called on all the nominated women to stand. Your recitation of “inclusion rider” validated… Read more »

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by Kathy Dismukes   On Saturday, February 17 WIFV co-hosted with the Film & Video Studies Department at George Mason University a fascinating session with one of the top directors working today, Lesli Linka Glatter. Attendees at the GMU’s Founders Hall event in Arlington were treated to an intimate conversation with Glatter and insider clips… Read more »