Viewing entries tagged


SAG-AFTRA Event Open to All WAM Coalition Members

Women in the Arts & Media Coalition, Inc.
Take Back the Work:  
A Call to Action For Women Over 50

Do women over 50 today have a chance to avoid becoming
invisible on movie and television screens?  

Don't miss a special opportunity to participate in this workshop and learn how to impact your employment opportunities with a hands-on call to action, guided by marketing and branding expert Mona Finston and facilitated by Ellen Wacher.  Presented by SAG-AFTRA, as conceived and funded by the former SAG National Women's Committee, Mona will guide participants on how to take back the work that's traditionally been reserved for the 18 -49 demographic.  The call to action will include detailed
steps and suggestions on how to build your own brand as well as grass-roots media awareness campaigns.

This workshop will be live-streamed to SAG-AFTRA members all around the world. Please join us for this once in a lifetime event.  ALL members of the WAM Coalition (all members of all of our Member Orgs) are welcome! 

When: Tuesday, April 24th from 2 - 4pm Eastern
(11am - 1pm Pacific)

Where: University of Miami at the Newman Alumni Center  
(See below for NYC Viewing Party details!)

Limited seating is also available at the SAG-AFTRA Offices in the following locations:

260 Madison Avenue, 7th Floor in the Eddie Cantor Boardroom
Between 38th and 39th Streets
RSVP Required: Email  
to reserve a seat.

5757 Wilshire Boulevard, 8th Floor in the Founders Room
(Check in on the 7th Floor at Reception)
RSVP Required: Email  
to reserve a seat.
20 Park Plaza, Suite 822
RSVP Required: Email  
to reserve a seat.

If you need ADA accommodations, please email your requests to
or call 212-827-1542 as soon as possible.
Watch the Event Streamed Live Online

To Access LiveStream:  
immediatelyprior to the start of the event.



VintAGE: Celebrating Women Artists Over 40

Congratulations to the Coalition and its membership for an outstanding VintAGE event on March 1, 2010! We sold out and everyone was bowled over by the wonderful performances and impressed with the need for improvement to job opportunities for women over 40!

With choreographer Mercedes Ellington, actresses Betsy von Furstenberg and Anita Gillette, lyricist and composer Gretchen Cryer and Nancy Ford, the cast of"Women of a Certain Age® - The Songs of Kantor and Dorn", and other surprise guests a vibrant evening of music, dance, theater and film was enjoyed by all!  We rejoiced, commemorated and celebrated the achievements of women over the age of 40, and examined the not so secret world of women and ageism.


VIP Premium tickets holders were welcomed with pre-theater coctails and reserved seating.  All ticket holders were invited to our after-party at UnWined in Symphony Space.  Networking with other industry professionals dedicated to promoting the advancement of women and parity in the arts and media.

Keep working women of a certain age off the endangered species list. 



VintAGE: Celebrating Women Artists Over 40


Have we come a long way, baby, only to be sidelined after the age of 40? 

Congratulations to the Coalition and its membership for an outstanding VintAGE event on March 1, 2010! We sold out and everyone was bowled over by the wonderful performances and impressed with the need for improvement to job opportunities for women over 40!



Member/ Affiliate Member Organizations

Member Organizations

The Women in the Arts and Media Coalition, Inc. is composed of member organizations which combine their efforts to work toward the advancement of women in the performing arts and media. 

165 West 46th Street
NYC NY 10036
AEA is the labor union that represents professional performers and stage managers in the legitimate theatre throughout the United States. It negotiates minimum wages and working conditions for its members, administers contracts and enforces the provisions of its agreements with employers. It also participates in various projects for the benefit of the theatre industry. 

New York, NY 10016
AFTRA represents actors, singers, dancers, announcers disc jockeys, newscasters, sportscasters and others who perform live or on tape on radio or television, and singers who work in the recording industry. It negotiates and administers contracts on behalf of its members and provides them an opportunity to develop their professional skills. 

Dramatists Guild, Inc. (DG)1501 Broadway.Suite 701
New York, NY 10036
The Dramatists Guild is the professional association of playwrights, composers and lyricists. It works to protect the rights of dramatists and to improve the conditions under which they work. 
Mail: c/o Rachel Reiner
35 W. 64 St. Apt. 4-D
New York, NY 10023 
Information Hotline: (888) 297-3117
Other calls: 545-505-1822
The League, the founding member of NYCWAM, is an advocacy organization dedicated to reinforcing the positive image of women, promoting their visibility and increasing their opportunities in American professional theatre.

New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT)6 East 39th Street, Suite 1200
New York, NY 10016
NYWIFT is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to helping women reach the highest levels of achievement in film, television and other programming media. The membership includes people working in all areas of film, television and new media. With a network of 40 chapters representing 10,000 people around the world, NYWIFT produces many innovative and educational programs. 

Screen Actors Guild (SAG)360 Madison Avenue, 12th Floor
NY, NY 10017
SAG is the national labor union that represents performers in motion pictures, television programs and commercials, industrial and interactive projects. Through its National Women's Conference Committee, the Guild works to promote employment opportunities for female performers and to improve the image of women portrayed in entertainment. 

New York, NY 10036
SSDC is the national independent labor representative for directors and choreographers who work in the American professional theatre. It provides protections, services and benefits to members, with jurisdiction over Broadway, Off-Broadway, League of Professional Resident Theatres, and other stages. The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation supports and develops theatre professionals with information, training and opportunities.  

555 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10036
WGAE is a labor union representing professional writers in the motion picture, television and radio industries. Guild agreements, achieved through collective bargaining, furnish members with protection in such areas as fees, payment, rights in material, credits and arbitration of disputes. 

Affiliate Member Organizations*

3739 Balboa Street #181
San Francisco, CA 94121
Phone: (415) 751-2202
The Fund for Women Artists helps women do their creative work by directing funds to artists, building audiences through the WomensArtNetwork online listings, providing information on funding resources, and advocacy.
The Rehearsal Club
111 Great Hill Rd
Ridgefield, CT 06877
The Rehearsal Club and the women who lived there are the basis for the Edna Ferber & George S. Kauffman play, Stage Door. Closed down in 1976, the women of the RC alumnae support and encourage the networking and mentoring of aspiring young women while serving as a catalyst to encourage the creation of similar "Rehearsal Club" housing in Manhattan.
The Women's Media Center
212-563-0688 (fax)
350 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10118
The Women's Media Center's mission is to assure that women and women's experiences are reflected in the media just as women are present everywhere in the real world; that women are represented as local, national, and global sources for subjects of the media; and that women media professionals have equal opportunities for employment and advancement.
Women Make Movies
462 Broadway, Suite 500WS
New York, NY 10013
Women Make Movies facilitates the production, promotion, distribution and exhibition of independent films and videotapes by and about women, facilitates the development of feminist media, and addresses the under representation of women in film.
Dancers Over 40, Inc. 
P.O. Box 237098
New York, NY 10023
Dancers Over 40, Inc. was created as a not-for-profit organization to provide a community of support in response to the fiscal -- as well as physical - needs of mature dancers, choreographers and related artists. Our goals are to seek educational opportunities, present seminars, socials and panel discussions on topics important to mature dancers concerned about their ability to continue to live and work in a creative environment and continue the legacy to those dancers about to begin their journey.

Professional Women Singers Association 
Ansonia Station , P.O. Box 231162
New York, NY 10023 

Founded in 1982, the Professional Women Singers Association advances careers of women singers and promotes musical excellence. It functions as a network of distinguished women singers who support each other in their professional work in opera, musical theater, concert and cabaret performance, and sacred music in churches and synagogues. 
*Affiliate Membership, a newer category of association with WAM Coalition, is available to organizations that support the mission and goals of WAM Coalition but, because they are not membership organizations, are ineligible as a Member Organization. For more information about Affiliate Membership, email us.



Meet n' Greet

Meet 'n Greet:  We regularly hold informational and networking sessions with member organizations in the arts and media.  On May 30, 2006, our Board members explored goals and activities at an open meeting with members American Federaltion of Televison and Radio Artists (AFTRA), including a mini-networking event. It was our second get together with the group. We've had others with  of the Screen Actors Guild, Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, and New York Women in Film and Television.  In November, October, September and April 2004, NYCWAM held a similar events with members of the League of Professional Theatre Women (League), Writers Guild of America East (WGAE), Actors Equity Association (AEA).