|Newsletter IV:3||March 2014|
News and Upcoming Events
Coalition Organization Members!
We are so pleased to announce our newest Affiliate Member: the Drama Desk
We have also just started our new online Women in the Arts & Media Communal Calendar
. Over the next few months, we will be contacting and including the calendars of every major arts and media organization and every major women's organization: all events, openings, and deadlines. This will serve a dual purpose:
1) terrific information about what's presently going on; and 2) a place to check what else might be happening on any date in the future when planning--the ultimate Blackout Calendar. This is a Google calendar, and so can be added to your own Google calendar. Please send all events to us at: email@example.com
or submit it on our website
. It will take a few months to get it going full speed, but all of you can help us make this calendar THE central place for events and programs of interest.
Below, we have two FREE events and one where Coalition members get a discount. REMEMBER: if you are a member of any of our member orgs, you are a member of the Coalition!
Check the offers out below, and find more member org events on our Online Calendar. If you have any problem reading any of these flyers, you can see them on our Online Blog. Some member org events are livestreamed online and/or archived on youtube and/or the organization's website, so there's so great content available to you, even if you're not able to attend events Keep checking.
Hope to see you soon,
Shellen Lubin and Avis Boone
for the Board of Representatives
Women in the Arts & Media Coalition, Inc.
SWAN Day 2014 Event:
The Supreme Price
Saturday Mar. 29, 2014
Join NYWIFT, SAG-AFTRA, School of Visual Arts Film department, Women in the Arts & Media Coalition, Women Make Movies, and HerFlix at the SVA Theater at 333 West 23rd Street for a screening of the documentary The Supreme Price in recognition of SWAN (Support Women Artists Now) Day, an annual event on the last Saturday of March that celebrates women artists.
There will be a Q&A with industry leaders and reception following the screening. The event will begin with opening remarks from Reeves Lehman, Chairman of Film, Video and Animation at School of Visual Arts.
The Supreme Price (Produced/Directed by Joanna Lipper) is a feature-length documentary that traces the evolution of the Pro-Democracy Movement in Nigeria and efforts to increase the participation of women in leadership roles.
Writers Guild of America, East
in partnership with Artists Health Insurance Resource Center (AHIRC)
invite you and guest to attend:
Navigating the Affordable Care Act:
A presentation and Q&A about open enrollment for freelancers in the entertainment industry
Wednesday, March 19
Writers Guild of America, East
250 Hudson (at Dominick)
The deadline for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) open enrollment period is March 31st. Failing to sign up could result in penalties of 1% of your income.
The Writers Guild of America, East is hosting an informational meeting and Q&A on the ins and outs of enrolling in the Affordable Care Act for WGAE members and members of Coalition member orgs.
The Artists Health Insurance Resource Center (AHIRC) understands the challenges of freelancers working in the entertainment industry. They can help you sort through the details of the ACA and navigate the process of getting insured, as well as find subsidies and other benefits to help defray the costs.
"WHY SHAKESPEARE? WHY NOW?"
PANEL DISCUSSION AT SARDI'S ON FRIDAY, APRIL 4
Distinguished American actor John Glover will join Drama Desk's "Why Shakespeare? Why Now?" at Sardi's on Friday, April 4 (11:45 AM-2:30 PM). Glover will join actors Michael Pennington and Scott Shepherd and directors Daniel Sullivan and Julie Taymor in the lively discussion exploring the reasons why New York's current theater season has such a distinctive Shakespearean flavor. Carol Rocamora, an educator, critic, playwright, translator, and Drama Desk member, will be the moderator.
The Drama Desk's Spring Luncheon/Panel Discussion focusing on Shakespeare will take place at Sardi's Eugenia Room, 234 West 44th St., on Friday, April 4. It will begin with the luncheon at 11:45 AM, followed by the panel discussion from 1:15-2:30 PM. Tickets $50 for Drama Desk members and all members of all Women in the Arts & Media Coalition member organizations and $60 for non-members may be purchased in advance, online at DramaDesk.org, or directly at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/932325. To order by phone, call 212-352-3101.
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Affiliate Member Organizations:
We have more new Member Organizations pending! Stay tuned ...