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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 »

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by Colleen McCreanor  Catherine Hand held onto A Wrinkle in Time for nearly 40 years before finding the home she knew it deserved. On February 13th, she spoke to WIFV members and film lovers about what that home was. A Wrinkle in Time has taken on many forms in Hand’s life. As the author Madeleine… Read more »

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by Kathy Dismukes  WIFV FEB 2018 WEDS ONE BLOG POST – WEB SERIES WIFV’s Wednesday One on Wednesday, February 7 featured a lively presentation and discussion of the ins and outs of Web series. Special guests included Anthony Anderson, creator, executive producer, writer, director, and star of the acclaimed Web series, ANACOSTIA; and Joe Carabeo… Read more »

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by Colleen McCreanor On January 22, over 30 writers shuffled into a room awaiting lessons on how to pitch the stories they all had bustling inside of them. The crowd was full of a diverse set of skills, including screenwriters, novelists, and playwrights. Almost every person in the room had written something they were hoping… Read more »