Portland area women join WIFVNE for a happy hour at Wild Root Kombucha to discuss the film world, what they need, and their own projects. Attendees included Jill Harrigan, Phoebe Parker, Liz Hall (from the Maine Film Association), Kendra Smith, Kathleen O’Heron and memebrs of the Jynx Productions team. WIFVNE President Alecia Orsini and WIFVNE State Chair Juliette Sutherland were also present. There was a special appearance by Scott Lebeda (camera operator, former WIFVNE Board member, and Alecia’s husband) and Finley Lebeda (Alecia and Scott’s amazing son).
WIFVNE heard some great ideas about how WIFVNE can support you and production stories:
- Jill talked about wanting a casting service so she can easily connect with actors and crew in the area, even though various Facebooks groups exist they aren’t in good use.
- Phoebe and Kendra talked about projects and business they’ve started and everyone revelled in getting to spend time with other women in this profession.
- The Jynx Production team shared some stories about creating American-focused content for German TV.
Shout out to Root Wild for hosting WIFVNE! Almost everyone got the grapefruit kombucha with notes of hibiscus. YUM.