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WTTG Fox5 Live Interviews about Women of Vision, WIFTI Summit and ScriptDC

Women in Film & Video is ramping up for an amazing weekend that starts with Women of Vision Awards on Thursday, and continues with the WIFTI Summit 2012 and ScriptDC, and people are taking notice! WTTG Fox5 in Washington, DC, will interview WIFV President, Mary May and Chief of Afghanistan Services for Voice of America (VOA) Beth Mendelson at 9:15 AM Tuesday, Nov. 27. If you can’t turn on the TV, log on to for live streaming at 9:15 AM tomorrow morning.

Mary May’s vision for Women in Film & Video DC has taken the organization on a global journey this year — from four Women of Vision 2012 honorees who come from around the world to the international WIFTI Summit which draws media makers from New Orleans to Denmark to DC — her strategic plan for this year will make it one to remember. Don’t miss this chance to hear more about why these events are important not only to our local community, but to our global view of film and media.

Mary May, President of WIFV and VP Operations, Womin Media

Mary May is VP of Operations for Womin Media, a company which specializes in designing and executing revenue generating strategies that target women audiences across multiple media platforms. Before joining Womin Media, Mary May was instrumental in implementing new systems and procedures during the five years she was employed at Interface Media Group (IMG). Her work at IMG spanned accounting, HR, management and sales administration during a time of corporate, market and economic transition and helped position the company for continued success. Prior to working at IMG, Mary worked at Callaway Golf Company for 11 years in Human Resources and IT. Her work at Callaway Golf prepared her to tackle the challenges faced by IMG, WIFV and Womin Media.While working at IMG, Mary developed a deep respect for the people creating media in the DC market and became involved with WIFV to support them and their work. She currently serves as President of WIFV and is always looking for new ways to support, engage, and promote the vibrant media community in DC. This year, WIFV is hosting the Women in Film and Television International Summit 2012 to provide media makers with valuable information and access.Mary’s talents cover the spectrum in the media world, but her expertise is in strategic thinking, corporate direction and organization management. She loves to work in a creative environment and offers the business mind that creative companies often need. Mary’s leadership and organizational ability allows her to stay behind the scenes managing operations and enables the creative folks at Womin Media to do their creating.

As an active person, Mary loves to exercise and stay fit. She loves to travel and find new and interesting places to go. She also prioritizes service and strives to leave people and places better for having been there.

Joining Mary at Fox5 tomorrow morning is Beth Mendelson, a past Woman of Vision honoree who has makes an international impact in her role as Chief of Afghanistan Service at Voice of America in Washington, DC.

Beth Mendelson, Chief of Afghanistan Service at Voice of America and past Women of Vision Honoree.

For the past 25 years, Beth Mendelson has worked for the US Government, the White House, NGO’s, and several foundations as a widely sought after media specialist. Currently, she is the Chief of the Afghanistan Service at Voice of America (VOA). In September, she launched two daily newscasts to Afghanistan called “TV Ashna”. Her portfolio includes broadcast, radio, and the Web. She is in production on a documentary for VOA about drug trafficking in Afghanistan.WIFV DC is proud to be associated with these very real women of change! Go to to find out more about the Women of Vision Awards this coming Thursday, and browse our pages about the WIFTI Summit 2012 and ScriptDC to find out about these global conferences. All events are open to the general public, but reservations are required.

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