WIFT Louisiana Committees

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For more info, email wiftlouisiana@gmail.com
Communications Committee
Chair: Lizeth Hutchings and Sarah Fisher
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 wiftlacommunications@gmail.com 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 Keota via email: wiftlawebsite@gmail.com

 

 

Membership Committee

Chair: Sarah Fisher

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 Amy via email: wiftlamembership@gmail.com

 
 
Education Committee
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: wiftlawebsite@gmail.com
 
 
Events Committee
Chair: Stylist B.
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. If you have an idea for an event or would like to suggest a speaker contact Ashley via email: wiftlaevent@gmail.com
 
 
WiFT-Louisiana Liason
 
Amy Le
CONTACT: wiftlouisianaliaison@gmail.com

Special Projects Committee

Chair: Daneeta Jackson 

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

 
CONTACT: wiftlouisiana@gmail.com
COMMITTEE and Community Engagement:
 
Laura Cassidy
CONTACT: wiftlouisiana@gmail.com

 

Sponsorship  Committee

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. 

CONTACT: wiftlasponsorship@gmail.com

 

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.
 
For more info, please email wiftbatonrouge@gmail.com

 

 

Volunteer Committee Chair:

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.

 

CONTACT: wiftlavolunteerchair@gmail.com

 

WIFTI & WIFTI US Committees: Shameka Gray and Amy Le

WIFTI US Committee Chair:  Shameka Gray and Amy Le

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.