WiFT LA In the News
WIFT LOUISIANA MEMBERS IN CANNES
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:
Anisha Morrell Moorhead
"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 Agent, The Pledge, The Green Mile, Far from Heaven, High Art, Dogville, Good Night, and Good Luck, Easy 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: http://www.wiftlouisiana.org/wifti-specialevents
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
WIFT Louisiana New Board & Committees
New Board & Committees (elected at the June 7 Annual General Meeting):
Carol Bidault de l'Isle - President (term ends June 2018)
Keshuna Jones Lee
Also the following Committees have been formed:
a. Communications - Chairs: Jean Joseph, Sharon Edwards/ Sheri Leigh Myers
b. Membership - Chair Shameka Gray/ Daneeta Loretta Jackson, Natasha Brown
c. Programs - Alcee Stoller, Kelly Lind, Jana Barroga, Keshuna 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'Isle/ Kenna J Moore
WIFT LA & WIFTI in London & Cannes
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
WGNO (March 2016) Films directed by women are on display this weekend in New Orleans
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?”