Dear Members, Partners and Friends…
At the start of the new year, WIFVNE board members committed themselves to making 2013 a year for the record books – and it looks like we are accomplishing this goal! We are thrilled to announce that this quarter has been simply fantastic on all levels. Our membership has jumped over 30%, attendance to Monthly Networking Nights has increased by 50%, new partnerships are being established and at our “Crowdfunding Demystified” ‘members only’ event at Emerson College last Wednesday (March 27) night, we were filled to capacity. We would not be seeing this surge if it weren’t because of you, our members and supporters, continuing and new – supporting us and championing the mission of WIFVNE for over three decades.
The New England Chapter of Women in Film & Video is the third oldest chapter to be established and is celebrating thirty-two years of continued, if at times challenging, support to female filmmakers and media professionals in New England. We are excited to announce that we are archiving and curating three decades worth of events, milestones, and achievements which will be made available via our website. We want our chapter’s history to be accessible to current and future women in the NE region’s media industry to honor our predecessors and inspire us as we move into the future. Please check out former WIFVNE President Cheryl Eagan-Donovan’s Member Spotlight section in this month’s edition of The Wire. She succinctly sums up why WIFVNE was and continues to be an important resource for female filmmakers and their supporters.
To this point, WIFVNE ex officio immediate past President, Juliet Schneider and President, Joan Meister are the oars balancing the boat, rowing the organization calmly and smoothly down the channels it needs and must go to remain relevant and current for our members who span as many decades as the organization has been operating!
WIFVNE ex officio immediate past President, Juliet Schneider, with our newest individual member at the MPC Expo
“After 2 years of hard work stabilizing the chapter, I’m thrilled to continue serving on the board working with our amazing team of board members, advisors and volunteers. Most importantly, I am thrilled to see our membership increasing by leaps and bounds – and to be part of this irreplaceable support network for women working in an industry which still places many hurdles in our collective path.”
Juliet Schneider, ex officio immediate past President
Joan Meister, WIFVNE President, with a new student member, at the MPC Expo
“WIFVNE is working harder than ever before to bring each member more ways to network, more ways to advance their craft and more ways to connect and share the volumes of information that makes each of us so essential to the New England media industry. We’ve got so many exciting things planned for this year alone. If you’re not a member yet, please consider joining up as you’re missing out!”
Joan Meister, President
If you have not yet joined WIFVNE and have questions about the benefits of being a member, please do not hesitate to send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or to any of our board members! Or…come see us in person tomorrow night (Tuesday, April 2nd) at WIFVNE’s Monthly Networking Night at Park in Cambridge from 6:30pm – 8:30pm.