On Monday, February 1, WIFVNE President Alecia Orsini spoke with some students who are members of Emerson College's Women in Motion. The following recap was provided by Emily Cerutti.
Women in Motion is an organization that aims to empower women and female-identifying students to be successful in all aspects of the film industry. The goal is to create an inclusive and educational community that empowers those who have been historically marginalized in the industry.
When talking with Alecia, she not only gave us a run down on her position in the film industry and her impressive climb to where she is now, but also taught us all the specific details of how to succeed when entering the industry. It is very rare to have a speaker talk about the experience as a production assistant on set as we all know that will most likely be our first job out of college. Most speakers tend to focus on the positions they have already achieved or ones that are far in the future for most students; however, Alecia specifically told us how to be successful as a production assistant which will later help us achieve success in higher roles later on. Alecia was also extremely supportive offering her contact information to all of our members and herself as a resource. She also promoted WIFVNE and explained the benefits of having a women centered community that we could turn to, but also inviting men to be part of that conversation as they are needed to help create change in the industry as well. Overall, she was an incredibly knowledge, kind, and inspiring speaker and we enjoyed every moment of her time.