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WiFT-Louisiana's Annual Crawfish Boil

Saturday, May 20th, 2023. 11:00am-3:00pm.

WIFT-Louisiana's Annual Crawfish Boil


About this event

Come Join us for some NOLA fun! Suck the heads and raise a toast with your preferred drink with your fellow sisters and brothers in film!

Event Details


Saturday, May 20th, 2023




Miel Brewery and Taproom

405 Sixth Street

New Orleans, LA 70115



Tuesday, June 6th, 2023. 7:00pm-9:00pm.

Join us for our May Alice Evening with guest speaker Carrie Moulder, CO-Founder of Big Couch Improv!

Event Details


Tuesday, June 6th, 2023.




Second LIne Stages (5th Floor)

800 Richard Street

New Orleans, La 70130



Wednesday, April 19th, 2023. 6:00pm-8:00pm

WIFT-LA's WiFT Wednesday


About this event

Come join us for libations and good spirits at Oak Wine Bar! WiFT-Louisiana loves to celebrate our members.

Event Details


Wednesday, April 19, 2023.




Oak Wine Bar

8118 Oak Street

New Orleans, LA 70118


WiFT-Louisiana's Shrimp Festival

Sunday, August 14th, 2022. 3:00pm-7:00pm

WIFT-LA's event for the season, SHRIMP FEST!


About this event

Our summer festival to encourage, networking, fun, and togetherness for the end of the summer. We are excited to host this event for our friends and family. Come join us, and meet the amazingly talented women of Women in Film and Television Louisiana!

Are you ready to close out our southern summer with a bang?!


Women In Film and Television-Louisiana is hosting our annual summer fest, the WIFTLA Shrimp Festival! We'll have games for the family and kids, delicious catering, bar with a WIFTLA signature cocktail,  great music, snacks and juices for our little WiFTees, vendors, and new WiFTLA merch for sale!


You can scan the QR code and/or visit our eventbrite link for tickets.


Bring your appetite for food, fun, and entertainment!

Event Details


Sunday, August 14th, 2022.




Cafe Instanbul

2372 Saint Claude Avenue

New Orleans, LA 70117



Write The Story Only You Can Write
WiFT-LA Collaboration with Holly Payberg-Torroija

Tuesday, February 1st, 15th, and 22nd-2022.  6:00pm-7:30pm CST.


Write The Story Only You Can Write


The kick start you need for finally writing that book or script, even if you’re worried you don’t have enough time or know how to do it.


If you're in danger of never writing that unwritten story inside you, and are looking for a kick start to get you moving in the right direction, then you'll want to sign up for our upcoming 3 night writing workshop, that will be leave you with all you need to get started right away.


About this event


Wouldn't it be nice to finally give yourself the gift of getting started on that book (or script)? Then join us, and your fellow storytellers, for 3 inspirational evenings where you'll learn some quick tips and tricks to help get you started right away. 

You should join us if...

  • You know you have great stories, but you have no idea how to get started writing that book or script.

  • You know how to get started, but feel like you never have enough time.

  • You're secretly afraid that even if you did have enough time, you might not have enough talent.

  • You've already written books or scripts, but feel like you don't have a solid process/mindset that allows you to go deep enough with your stories, or see them through to completion.

What you can expect...

  • Transformative discussions around time/talent that will show you a new way of looking at writing/storytelling and where/why it must fit into your life.

  • Guided exercises to help you dig deep and find and/or clarify the story/s only you can tell.

  • Coaching around what its going to take to start and finish a script/book this year. Creating a schedule you can stick to, no matter how busy you are.

  • Tips for figuring out if your story is a feature, a series or a novel.

  • A lively discussion around pantsing vs. outlining, followed by advice on best resources to use, and how to use them, to help you find the beats needed to outline your story.

  • Coaching around the importance of "The Shitty First Draft" and tricks for how to keep going, even when your inner critic keeps telling you you can't.

  • Revisions. Why you should love them. How to take notes, even when you hate them.

  • Practical advice for the mindset you need in order to bring your project to market.


This event will be held on 3 Tuesdays in February (2/1, 2/15, 2/22) and will start promptly each week at 7:00 pm EST/ 6:00 pm CST. Be ready with your favorite writer's beverage and/or snack and something to write with. Your writing journey starts now!



CODE: WIFT-LA during registration.



WIFT-Louisiana's November Alice Evening

Tuesday, November 9th, 2021.  7:00pm-9:00pm

Second Line Stages- 800 Richard Street (5th floor)

With Guest Speakers Susan Brennan and Beth Burvant!

Women In Film & Television-Louisiana is elated to announce that we're able to bring back our monthly Alice Evenings! Our November Alice Evening will have two guest speakers. It is such an honor to have Susan Brennan and Beth Burvant with us to share their experience and knowledge!


Guest Speaker Susan Brennan


Susan Brennan

Owner and Developer of Second Line Stages

Board of New Orleans Arts Council


Susan Brennan is a graduate of Trinity Episcopal School, Isidore Newman School and Vanderbilt University. She is a life long resident of New Orleans. Brennan is the owner and developer of Second Line Stages, the first LEED Gold certified, state of the art, sustainable sound stages in the United States. She serves on several boards, including the New Orleans Arts Council, and is an emeritus board member of the New Orleans Film Society.

Guest Speaker Beth Burvant


Beth Burvant 

Actor and Producer


Beth Burvant has had a love for entertainment since her fifth grade thespian debut as Miss Veryrich in her school play. Being raised in Minnesota she learned the lessons of humility and hard work. Coupled with boundless energy and curiosity, the draw to film and television was a natural evolution. As an actor, producer, choreographer, dancer, podcast host, and live event coordinator Beth has worked at just about every level in the industry. She has a degree from University of Wi-Madison in Radio, Television, Film Production, and a certificate of Business Management from the Harvard Extension school. She is most proud to have produced three incredible daughters.


Beth will also be presenting on the statewide film contest, LA Film Prize and LA Film Prize Junior!



Second Line Stages (5th Floor)

800 Richard Street, 70130.




Tuesday, November 9th, 2021.

*Complimentary refreshments served.

*All attendees MUST WEAR FACE MASKS and maintain social distancing.

*Must show proof of at least one vaccination shot OR negative covid-19 result within the last 72 hours.


WIFT-Louisiana 2021 Crawfish Boil

Sunday, April 11th @ 11am-2pm

Culture Park- 3000 Franklin Avenue

We told you we've been hard at work planning new events for our chapter. And here is our first roll out, WIFT-Louisiana's Annual Crawfish Boil! We're bringing the party, you just bring yourself and a friend.


Music? Yes!

Games? Yes!

Drinks? OH YES!

Crawfish? C'MON NOW, You know how we do it!


Get Your Tickets

To secure your tickets you can either scan our QR code located on the bottom right corner of our flyer OR you can follow the link below to our Eventbrite page.

Get Your Tickets Here


Just an FYI

~Attendees MUST BE over 18 years old.

~Attendees must wear proper face masks per state and city regulations.

~Please stay socially distanced.


Writers Series II:Advance Screenwriting

March 18th, 2021

Tickets are now open!!! Link in Bio!!!!

Price $10 Non Members 


Writers: Register for our 2021 screenwriter’s series part II. 


We are teaming up with @wiftoh to bring you this amazing 3-part series 


PART II of the series will focus on the advanced screenwriter!


Join WIFTOH member @joannhesswriter who will cover : 


•Outlining Techniques for efficient screenwriting. 

•Character development to attract A-list actors. 

•Subplots to create layers to your story. 

•Scene mastery to maximize interest throughout your script!

#wiftla #womeninfilmandtv #womeninfilmmaking #womenscreenwriters #womeninfilmlouisiana #louisianafilmprize #louisianafilmmakers #louisianascreenwriters #femalescreenwriters #womeninfilmandtelevision


Front Row Insurance Brokers

Offers WiFT members discounted rates

Front Row Insurance Brokers Offers WIFT members Discounted Rate on Errors and Omissions (E&O) insurance!

Front Row Insurance Brokers is offering Women in Film members a special discounted rate on Errors and Omissions (E&O) insurance. E&O policies cover liability costs—legal fees and damages—incurred as a result of being sued for things like copyright violation or misappropriation of likeness. The program is underwritten by Chubb, one of the largest writers of E&O policies for the film industry. 


Front Row is the #1 brokerage in Canada specializing in Film and Entertainment, and one of the largest in North America. We leverage our size and experience to negotiate the best possible rates with the insurance companies, which is why we are able to offer Women in Film members this exclusive, discounted rate on E&O policies (and other production related insurance coverage). 


Front Row has offices in New York, Los Angeles, Nashville, Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal. We have insured billions in production budgets, and we have over 50 specialized employees across our offices to provide you with experienced production insurance advice. Our staff arranges insurance for episodic television, feature films, TV movies, documentaries, commercials, shorts and more.


As brokers, we work for you, not the insurance company. We understand film and can provide you with the kind of empathy, support, and expertise you will only find with a specialized brokerage.


For more information or to get a quote, contact:


Stacie O’Beirne




For our other offices, check out:


Remembering Katrina

Remembering Katrina: A Celebration of Home

September 10th at 6pm CST on Twitch @mahachielo

Remembering Katrina: A Celebration of Home

September 10th at 6 pm Central. Twitch: @mahachielo


In honor of the 15th Anniversary of Katrina, Black New Orleanian artists will reflect on the lasting impact of the storm and imagine how art can shape the future of the city. This event will be a fundraiser where viewers are encouraged to donate directly to Imagine Water Works' Mutual Aid Response Network that is aiding Hurricane Laura survivors.

The event will include a panel with Maha Chielo, Brandan bmike Odums, Phillip Youmans, and DAWN. We'll also have a musical performance by Mykia Jovan and closing remarks by Stephanie McKee-Anderson. 

To attend go to

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