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April 2018 Newsletter

April 01, 2018

April 2018 Newsletter:

Members in the News: Carol Bidault de l'Isle (Producer, Cut Off) and Jency Griffin Logan (Director, Seed of the Free) at the Louisiana International Film Festival; Daneeta Jackson (Writer/Director, Locked) at Sync Up Cinema; Abby Berendt Lavoi's 'Roots of Fire' Kickstarter; Caterina Picone (Writer/Director, Language of Silence) brings inclusiveness to the Broad theatre; and Natasha Brown script a finalist at the Kansas City Film Festival.

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February 01, 2018

February 2018 Newsletter

January 2018

January 13, 2018

DOWNTOWN COVINGTON FILM FESTIVAL & WIFT Louisiana Panel January 13 2018, 3pm

WIFT Louisiana Presentation - January 13, 3pm

The Role of Women in Film in Louisiana - President / Producer Carol Bidault will moderate, Sandy Parker - Writer/Director and other panelists TBD will participate on the panel


Other WIFT LA Member events at the DTC Film Festival:

- “Monster in the Bayou” (short doc) by Victoria Greene - January 12, 6pm

- “Creatures of God” (short) by Sandy Parker - January 13, 6pm


Festival runs Jan 12 - 13. Southern Hotel 428 E. Boston Street, Covington, Louisiana 


For more information about the festival, please contact

Location: Southern Hotel 428 E. Boston Street, Covington, Louisiana

December 2017

December 01, 2017

WIFT LA Alice & Holiday Party

Come celebrate the holidays with Women In Film & Television Louisiana

Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 7 to 9pm


Location: Second Line Stages, 5th Floor Conference room

800 Richard Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130

Second Line Stages

November 2017

November 14, 2017

​November 14 2017 Alice Evening

Special Guests: Rebecca and Piper Blair (Mudbound) & Networking

Location: Second LIne Stages

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October 01, 2017

October Newsletter

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August 2017 Newsletter

August 02, 2017


Aug. 1: WIFT Louisiana board meeting

Aug. 3-6: WIFTI USA Regional Chapters Conference, hosted by WIFT Louisiana in New Orleans

Aug. 8: Alice Evening - New WIFT Louisiana board presents 2017-2018 Objectives

Aug. 12: WIFT Louisiana presents 48hr Film Award

Aug. 30: WIFT Louisiana at Culture Collision, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans

- New WIFT Louisiana membership cards

- August Member Spotlight: Jean Joseph

July 2017 Newsletter

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June 01, 2017

WIFT Louisiana June Events

Women In Film & Television Louisiana May Newsletter

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WiFT Louisiana April 2017 Newsletter

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WIFTI, WIFT Louisiana and WIFT Sweden have organized an important panel in Cannes. Variety, Alliance of Women Directors, the Swedish Film Institute and other distinguished panelists will discuss how to work towards parity in the industry.  

If you are attending and interested in events, please email

Thank you New & Renewing

WIFT LA Members:

Rachel Bennett

Kimberly Coburn

Brandon Frank

Tamalyn Harris

John Migdal

Anisha Morrell Moorhead

Samuel Ryan


"To me the importance of WIFT is that it is run by women and for women   We are strong women who help each other and in today's world it is good to belong to a group that is there to help." Pat C.

Patricia Davies Clarkson, born in New Orleans, is an American actress and recently became a Honorary Member of Women In Film & TV Louisiana. 

She has starred in many leading and supporting roles in films such as The Station AgentThe PledgeThe Green MileFar from HeavenHigh ArtDogvilleGood Night, and Good LuckEasy A, and Cairo Time. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and the Golden Globe for her performance in Pieces of April (2003). She twice won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her recurring role in Six Feet Under. In 2015, she was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance in The Elephant Man.

August 4 - 6: WIFTI USA Regional Chapters Conference in New Orleans. Presidents & WIFTI Liaisons from Florida, Tennessee, Utah, Houston, Dallas, Colorado, as well as the WIFTI & Louisiana Board met over the weekend to discuss how to best create opportunities for their respective members, such as a crew directory and a share calendar among the US chapters. For full schedule of events:

July 25, 2017

Women in Film & Television Louisiana receives donation from Romance Writers of America’s Scriptscene


New Orleans, La. - Women in Film & Television Louisiana (WIFT Louisiana) is the recipient of a generous donation from the screenwriting chapter of the Romance Writers of America.

Leslie Ann Sartor, past treasurer and secretary of the RWA Screenwriting Chapter, Scriptscene, announced the donation will be made to WIFT Louisiana in honor of one of Scriptscene’s founding members, the late Donna Caubarreaux of Marksville, Louisiana.


“We are proud to make these donations in honor of their tireless work and their love of film,” Leslie Ann Sartor said. Read more









DISPATCH FROM THE CANNES FILM FESTIVAL : WIFT Louisiana Member Kenna Moore discusses her trip to London for the WIFTI Conference and the Cannes Film Festival (June 2017) Read more

WIFT Louisiana New Board & Committees 

June 2017

New Board & Committees (elected at the June 7 Annual General Meeting):

Carol Bidault de l'Isle - President (term ends June 2018)
Nicole Eiden
Shameka Gray
Jean Joseph
Keshuna Jones Lee
Kelly Lind
Sheri Myers


Also the following Committees have been formed:
a. Communications - Chairs: Jean JosephSharon Edwards/ Sheri Leigh Myers
b. Membership - Chair Shameka Gray/ Daneeta Loretta JacksonNatasha Brown
c. Programs - Alcee StollerKelly LindJana BarrogaKeshuna Jones Lee, Windy Fleetwood, Chantel Jackson
d. Special Projects - Chair – Daneeta Loretta Jackson
e. Sponsorship - Chair – Open / Daneeta Loretta Jackson
f. Volunteer Coordinator - Chair Nicole Eiden / Patricia Cheron
g. WIFTI / Chair – Carol Bidault de l'IsleKenna J Moore

WIFT LA & WIFTI in London & Cannes

May 2017

The Louisiana Chapter of Women in Film & Television (WIFT LA) will join members of more than 40 chapters across the globe at the WIFT International (WIFTI) Chapter Executive Conference May 14-16, 2017 in London. Immediately following the conference, attendees will travel to Cannes and attend the internationally renowned film festival and market. Members are encouraged to sign up and attend these important events. Click here for the Press Release

Voted "The best events in New Orleans" (March 2017): WiFT La Directors' Krewe Master Class with Ann Asprodites Read more

Biz New Orleans (March 2017) Fighting for Equality in Film. Local professional organization, Women in Film & Television Louisiana, is ramping up during the industry slowdown.

Biz New Orleans (March 2016) WiFT LA Members: Kelly Bingham, Carol Bidault, Carroll Morton & Susan Brennan speak at the November 2015 American Business Women's Association  luncheon on “The New Orleans Film Industry: How can you get a piece of the pie?”

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