Join us for the WIFVNE Annual Meeting of Members
Keynote Speaker: Maria Giese, Filmmaker & Activist
Women directors remain a fraction of the filmmakers in Hollywood, the world's largest entertainment and culture-making machine. That vivid inequality is central to a heated gender discrimination battle and filmmaker/activist Maria Giese is leading the charge. Hear how Giese instigated Hollywood’s gender equality movement through groundbreaking legal action. See clips from the upcoming documentary THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING featuring leading voices of women in Hollywood, including Geena Davis, Meryl Streep, Sandra Oh, Jessica Chastain, and many other ambassadors of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements. Find out what each of us can do to change the gender equation!
Special Guest: Lisa Strout of the MA Film Office
Lisa Strout has been at the helm of the Massachusetts Film Office since June of 2011, and has overseen over 200 major film and television productions throughout the state during her tenure. Lisa was formerly the director of the New Mexico Film Office for nearly a decade during its production boom. She has 38 years of experience in the film industry, including 20 years as a location manager in New England, New York, California, New Mexico, Texas, and Italy. Films include: MYSTIC PIZZA, FALLING DOWN, DANTE’S PEAK, ROOM WITH A VIEW and THIRTEEN DAYS. Additionally, she managed the New York City offices of Merchant Ivory Productions for two years. Today, Lisa is happy to be back in her home state, working hard to create jobs, economic opportunities, and build a sustainable film industry in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Special Guest: Armandina Cueva, consultant for The Jillian Group-Netflix
Armandina Cueva has been in the media industry for 20 years between Mexico and USA Markets, producing, running operations, and management for TV/Radio/Media/Music platforms. Currently a digital marketing operations consultant for Netflix-The Jillian Group. Member of The Television Academy (Emmys), WGBH's Corporate Executive Council (NPR Boston), Media Girls Board Member, Chief Communication Officer for ALPFA Boston (Association of Latino Professionals) and 2013 Latino Leader (Los Angeles) by Latino Leaders Magazine. Has a BA in Science of Communications from ITESM (2001), Business Management in Entertainment from UCLA (2014) and the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce's Executive Leadership Institute Program in partnership with MIT Sloan Management (2018).
Welcome Speaker: Erin Delaney, Senior Producer of MASTERPIECE
Erin Delaney is a television producer and editor. Since 1993, she has devoted her talents and energies to MASTERPIECE, the long-running PBS British drama series. MASTERPIECE, which is produced at WGBH in Boston, has won numerous awards, including 83 Emmy® and 19 Peabody awards. As a key member of the MASTERPIECE team, Delaney works on promotion, strategy, and management of creative and post-production work. She oversees production of hundreds of promos, trailers, behind-the-scenes shorts, social media shorts, and press reels each season. Among the Masterpiece productions Delaney has worked on are recent hits Downton Abbey, Sherlock, Victoria, Poldark, and Grantchester, along with earlier series like The Complete Jane Austen, Little Dorrit, Miss Marple, and Prime Suspect.
WIFVNE thanks WGBH for hosting our 2018 Annual Meeting.