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WIFT Louisiana Krewes

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Communications Krewe
Chair: Lizeth Hutchings
Webmaster: Keota Picou

The Communications Committee gets the word out about all things WiFT LA. They post news and events to our social media channels, our website, and to members of our local press. They are also responsible for distributing our monthly newsletter and Alice Evening Networking Event dates. Contact Lizeth and Sarah at if you have news you’d like to share or a job posting you’d like to post on social media.

For website postings please contact Keotavia email: or

Membership  Krewe


The Membership Committee maintains membership information and presents new applicants to the board to be voted in. Membership also maintains the WiFT LA contact database and has a presence at all functions and events to welcome guests and provide information about our organization in a continuous effort to recruit new members. For membership inquiries contact via email:

Education Krewe
Chair: Keota D. Picou
Member: Steph Smith
The Education Committee produces WiFT-Louisiana's workshops, lectures, and panels that are dedicated to each member's growth, knowledge, and advancement in all positions of our film industry. We believe that it is imperative for our members to learn all that they need to know about their chosen position in film entertainment. And we remain decided to providing quality classes for beginners in the film industry to the advanced. For Educational inquiries contact Keota via email:
Events Krewe
The Programs Committee organizes all the wonderful events, meetings, and our Iris Award Gala hosted by WiFT LA for its members. From the New Orleans Film Festival Panel and Reception, Programs is committed to celebrating and supporting women in film and television with fun events designed to build relationships. Roughly every month we hold an Alice Evening Networking Event where members and special guests are invited to give a brief presentation about their field or current projects.

Sponsorship  Krewe

Chair: Jazzy Ellis

The Sponsorship Committee is responsible for the overall coordination of soliciting sponsorships for activities of WIFT Louisiana. The chair makes monthly committee reports to the board, in coordination with the Treasurer, who documents income and expenses related to sponsors' invoices, and collects funds, provides sponsors’ logos and contact information to the Treasurer, tracks vendor sponsorship payments, and ensures appropriate visibility on the website, at meetings and signature events. Chair also interfaces with Programs to identify sponsors who best fit specific programs and events. 


Volunteer Krewe:

Chair: Angel Omoike

The Volunteer Committee works closely with the Events Committee to reach out to and coordinate volunteers for all events and Committee tasks.



COMMITTEE and Community Engagement:
Laura Cassidy


Baton Rouge Branch

Chair: Portia Washington
For members in the Baton Rouge region, this new Branch of Women in Film & TV Louisiana will hold monthly meetings and reach out to the filmmaking community in the area.
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Special Projects Committee

Chair: Daneeta Jackson 

The Special Projects Committee handles Special projects for WIFT Louisiana, such as the Membership Directory. 


WIFTI & WIFTI US Committees: Shameka Gray

WIFTI US Committee Chair:  Shameka Gray

WIFTI & WIFTI US Committees Member: Carol Bidault de l'Isle

The WIFTI Committee works closely with Women In Film & Television International & WIFT US. WIFT Louisiana served on the Board of WIFTI (2014 to 2018), as the Showcase Producer and Chair the Membership Committee. It sends out and follows up with surveys, maintains the membership database, and coordinates with the WIFTI and WIFTI US Board and other chapters.  

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