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Women in the Arts & Media Coalition March Newsletter




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Newsletter V:3                                                                                                                    March 2015
In This Issue
Quick Links
Join Our Mailing List!MailingList
New Member Orgs &
Member Opportunities

We are thrilled to announce that SVA School of Film & Animation is our first Academic Affiliate, a new level of association with the Coalition. We are so excited to have SVA join our other newest members: NYWICI (N.Y. Women in Communications), Associated Musicians of Greater New York Local 802 AFM, and affiliate member org, LA FPI (Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative). More organizations are coming aboard all the time! Please let us know if you are involved with an organization which might be interested in membership.

We hope you can join us for our yearly free SWAN Day Event, always on the last Saturday of March. They're always great screenings with talkbacks and networking, free to all, and many Coalition board members and organization reps will be in attendance--a great time to meet us and each other. If you're in another city, check out all the SWAN Day events happening worldwide on the WomenArts website, all through March.

All Coalition member org members get the "Member" rate for League of Professional Theatre Women's upcoming star-studded Awards Celebration and Big Mingle on March 16. Check out the link for more information. And don't forget the LPTW Online Auction.

If you have any problem reading  the flyers below, you can see them on our Online Blog.  More events are there and on our

Hope to see you soon,
Shellen Lubin and Avis Boone
Co-Presidents

SWAN Day - Free Screening & Reception
SWAN (Support Women Artists Now) Day

OBVIOUS CHILD
directed by Gillian Robespierre
March 28, 2pm
at SVA Theatre
Screening, Q&A, & Reception



 

Join the Women in Arts and Media Coalition, NYWIFT, SAG-AFTRA, 
School of Visual Arts (SVA) Film & Animation Department, and HerFlix 
for a screening, Q&A with the filmmaker, and reception 
in recognition of SWAN (Support Women Artists Now) Day, 
an annual event on the last Saturday of March that celebrates women artists.

2 p.m. on Saturday, March 28
at the SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street

Special thanks to Reeves Lehman and the School of Visual Arts for the venue
and SAG-AFTRA for providing the reception.

This event is FREE and FIRST COME FIRST SERVED.

LPTW Awards & Big Mingle
LPTW Awards Celebration & Big Mingle
 
Hosted by Kristine Nielsen

PROMO CODE: MEMBER
Member rate of $100 per ticket all inclusive for all Coalition org members.
Questions about ticketing?  E-mail lizzy@theatrewomen.org.

LPTW Auction
LPTW Online Auction

 


Make Your Bid to Support Women in Theatre!
Want to get a fabulous prize and help support women in theatre? Visit the 2015 LPTW Annual Auction online and bid on exciting items! All proceeds will go to the League of Professional Theatre Women to help further our mission of promoting visibility and creating opportunity for women in the arts.

The auction will run through Tuesday, March 17 with items ranging from Broadway tickets to Hugh Jackman recording your voicemail message! 

CLICK HERE TO BEGIN BIDDING!

2015 Collaboration Award


REQUEST FOR SUBMISSIONS


THE WOMEN IN THE ARTS AND MEDIA COALITION, INC. ANNOUNCES THE 2015 COLLABORATION AWARD:
WOMEN WORKING WITH WOMEN
The Women in the Arts & Media Coalition, Inc. will present the 2015 Collaboration Award recognizing Women Working with Women.

The $1,000 Collaboration Award and additional honorable mentions are designed to encourage professional women in the arts and media from different specializations to work collaboratively on the creation of a new artistic work.  As the aim of the award is to encourage women to work collaboratively with women of other disciplines, each collaborative team must be comprised of female members of different Coalition associations, unions, guilds and affiliates of The Coalition.  Eligible teams may submit any form of creative collaboration on a new work that had its first public performance within the last two years 2013-2015. A Public Performance can include, but is not limited to a staged reading, gallery show, screenings, concert series, etc.
Submissions will be judged on the basis of artistic excellence, diversity, and clarity.  All topics and subjects will be considered.  Special attention shall be given to those projects which reflect the goals of the Coalition:  to advance women's work and women's issues.
The team that has been selected and the honorable mentions will be invited to be recognized at an awards ceremony in New York in October 2015.  Women outside of New York may send a designee to speak about their project and accept the award.
Teams of two or more women working together on the creative project may apply for the 2015 Collaboration Award.  Applicants must be members in good standing of two different organizations and/or affiliates with The Coalition.  (See organizations below.)
The application is online at www.womenartsmediacoalition.org and can be saved and re-worked there until submitted to us. A pdf of the application may also be accessed there in order to work on a submission offline.

Deadline:  The deadline for the return of completed applications is midnight 11:59 p.m. Thursday, April 30, 2015.  Award winners will be announced by September, 2015.

Send all inquiries and questions to: collaborationaward@womenartsmediacoalition.org 


JOIN OUR MAILING LIST to receive Submission Opportunities for writers, directors, actors and more for Stage and/or Screen.  (You get to pick what you receive, and we will not send you information that is not requested.)
Link to #ScreenOpps online


Link to  #Stage Opps online


Link to #Stage Opps online
Link to ongoing additional Funding Resources
on the WomenArts website.

Members
Member Organizations:              


Affiliate Member Organizations:

We have more new Member Organizations pending! Watch this space ...
Forward this email


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Women in the Arts & Media Coalition, Inc. | 244 Fifth Avenue | Suite 2932 | New York | NY | 10010

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New Member Orgs & More Discounted Events




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Newsletter V:2c                                                                                                        February 2015
In This Issue
Quick Links
Join Our Mailing List!MailingList
New Member Orgs,
Member Opportunities,
& the 2015 Collaboration Award
#CollabAward Submissions

We are so thrilled to announce that NYWICI (N.Y. Women in Communications) has re-joined the Coalition, and that our newest member is Associated Musicians of Greater New York Local 802 AFM! Much more information about both of these organizations to come. And we have one new affiliate member org, LA FPI (Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative). More organizations are joining us all the time!

We've re-scheduled Drinks With the Girls - the weather had better hold up! See the info below. There are also online auction from League of Professional Theatre Women, our founding organization, to support women in theatre. Discounts for workshops at Women Make Movies.

We are also continuing to develop our social media team and our

If you have any problem reading  the flyers below, you can see them on our Online Blog.  

Hope to see you soon,
Shellen Lubin and Avis Boone
Co-Presidents
for the Board of Representatives
Women in the Arts & Media Coalition, Inc.

Drinks With the Girls - 2/24 @ Pranna
 
Drinks With the Girls
at Pranna
(one of our favorite haunts)
light-wine-pour.jpg
Tuesday, February 24 | 7:00 pm 

In the media today you often read about how biased the arts still are. Female producers and directors are an anomaly even now, and don't even think about female technicians. So let's change it. Let's bring together all the smart talented women we know (and ones we don't), put us all in one space, and get some s**t done! 

The plan: Drinks! 

Most independent projects start out as just that: an idea over coffee or cocktails that then grows into a fully realized production. For thousands of years that's the way women have moved the world: get everyone together for some social time and let's talk. 

So we're starting an event once a month that brings together women from all over the arts. We'll find a bar, hunker down and just see what happens.

No agendas, no plans, just drinks with the girls.

Please join us for our kickoff night (our first one got snowed out last month):

Tuesday, February 24th, 7p-9p
Pranna Restaurant
79 Madison Avenue (28th Street)
New York, NY 10016

Happy hour specials all evening!

Bistro Awards - 3/4 - Member Discount
30th Annual Bistro Awards
produced by Sherry Eaker
 directed by Shellen Lubin
Wednesday, March 4 | Gotham Comedy Club 

 

LPTW Auction
LPTW Online Auction

 


Make Your Bid to Support Women in Theatre!
Want to get a fabulous prize and help support women in theatre? Visit the 2015 LPTW Annual Auction online and bid on exciting items! All proceeds will go to the League of Professional Theatre Women to help further our mission of promoting visibility and creating opportunity for women in the arts.

The auction will run through Tuesday, March 17 with items ranging from Broadway tickets to Hugh Jackman recording your voicemail message! 

CLICK HERE TO BEGIN BIDDING!

Women Make Movies - Member Discount
 
Women Make Movies - member discount


Secrets of Successful Proposals with Michelle Materre
Thursday, February 26 | 6:30 - 8:30PM
Regular Rate: $35.00 | (discount rate) $25.00
Sign up

As film funding becomes increasingly scarce and the competition for every dollar skyrockets, how will you make your grant application grab a funder's attention? Proposal writing is a skill, equal parts art and science. Join us to learn these essentials skills and build your confidence so you can put your best foot forward and make your proposal stand out in a crowd. In this workshop, we will cover the essentials of grant-writing, provide an overview of the major film funders, review what they fund, how best to approach them, and how to avoid common mistakes. Presented by Michelle Materre, Assistant Professor of Media Studies and Film at the New School. Michelle has more than 25 years experience as film producer, writer, arts administrator, distribution and marketing specialist and is a member of WMM's Board of Directors.

All Coalition members are welcome to WMM workshops for the member rate!

2015 Collaboration Award


REQUEST FOR SUBMISSIONS


THE WOMEN IN THE ARTS AND MEDIA COALITION, INC. ANNOUNCES THE 2015 COLLABORATION AWARD:
WOMEN WORKING WITH WOMEN
The Women in the Arts & Media Coalition, Inc. will present the 2015 Collaboration Award recognizing Women Working with Women.

The $1,000 Collaboration Award and additional honorable mentions are designed to encourage professional women in the arts and media from different specializations to work collaboratively on the creation of a new artistic work.  As the aim of the award is to encourage women to work collaboratively with women of other disciplines, each collaborative team must be comprised of female members of different Coalition associations, unions, guilds and affiliates of The Coalition.  Eligible teams may submit any form of creative collaboration on a new work that had its first public performance within the last two years 2013-2015. A Public Performance can include, but is not limited to a staged reading, gallery show, screenings, concert series, etc.
Submissions will be judged on the basis of artistic excellence, diversity, and clarity.  All topics and subjects will be considered.  Special attention shall be given to those projects which reflect the goals of the Coalition:  to advance women's work and women's issues.
The team that has been selected and the honorable mentions will be invited to be recognized at an awards ceremony in New York in October 2015.  Women outside of New York may send a designee to speak about their project and accept the award.
Teams of two or more women working together on the creative project may apply for the 2015 Collaboration Award.  Applicants must be members in good standing of two different organizations and/or affiliates with The Coalition.  (See organizations below.)
The application is online at www.womenartsmediacoalition.org and can be saved and re-worked there until submitted to us. A pdf of the application may also be accessed there in order to work on a submission offline.

Deadline:  The deadline for the return of completed applications is midnight 11:59 p.m. Thursday, April 30, 2015.  Award winners will be announced by September, 2015.

Send all inquiries and questions to: collaborationaward@womenartsmediacoalition.org 


JOIN OUR MAILING LIST to receive Submission Opportunities for writers, directors, actors and more for Stage and/or Screen.  (You get to pick what you receive, and we will not send you information that is not requested.)
Link to #ScreenOpps online


Link to  #Stage Opps online


Link to #Stage Opps online
Link to ongoing additional Funding Resources
on the WomenArts website.

Members
Member Organizations:              

Affiliate Member Organizations:

We have more new Member Organizations pending! Watch this space ...
Forward this email


This email was sent to womenartsmediacoalition.news@blogger.com by presidents@womenartsmediacoalition.org |  

Women in the Arts & Media Coalition, Inc. | 244 Fifth Avenue | Suite 2932 | New York | NY | 10010

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Bi-Monthly EBlast from LAFPI!



February may be the shortest month of the year, but you can pack it full seeing theater performances by fellow instigators, writing and getting your work out into the world. Read on for theater listings, submissions opportunities and more!

Meet the Instigators....

Meet Gina Young, an amazing (and award-winning) playwright/performer/director/author who jumped in late last summer to give us some Instagram love! Check it out @theLAFPI; we love that she profiles writers, projects and surprises us with all sorts of stuff. If you've got something to share, send a pic, 2-3 sentences & include your Instagram handle to gina@ginayoung.com. AND some exciting news about abut Gina, she just joined the It Gets Better Tour, which actively reaches out to queer youth in communities across the country.  Congrats and SO glad you're a part of LA FPI, Gina!


Upcoming LA FPI Events

Events
It's LA FPI's 5 Year Anniversary! Our next Gathering (+Micro-Reads) at Sam French is Saturday, March 7 at 1pm. We'll be schmoozing and scheming, snacking and chatting about everything! What about, you ask? The 2nd SWAN Day Action Fest on March 28 at City Garage in Bergamot Station; Reaching out to #FringeFemmes @ the Hollywood Fringe Festival. And – as always – we'll have a blast with our Micro-Reads.
 

Bullhorn Announcements!

On February 17, 2015, help add women's voices & diversity to Wikipedia in an all-day Wikiturgy Edit-a-thon.
  • Do you want to write entries about notable, underrepresented women?
  • Or get together and write about one another?
  • Does someone want to write an entry on LA FPI?
Consider joining others in a coffee shop or anyplace to create a "hub". It only takes a couple of hours getting the info out there and online to make a difference. Go here for more info. Still have questions? Email wikiturgy@gmail.com.

Read more about the fab dramaturgs behind the edit-a-thon: http://howlround.com/public-dramaturgy-wikipedia-and-combatting-columbusing.

ShineThursday, February 19, 7:30pm at YWCA Westside/Santa Monica: The Best of SHINE. Favorite storytellers selected by staff and audience from 2014. SHINE is produced by LA FPI Instigator Isabel Storey. SHINE is a storytelling series normally held on the third Thursday of every month at YWCA Westside/Santa Monica. At Miles Memorial Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica CA. For more information, visit www.StoreyProductions.com.

 

SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITIESEnvelope & folder

To avoid repetition and keep the EBlast readable, check out the EBlast Archive for previously posted submission opportunities!  Please send new ones you come across to be included in the EBlast to Submission Opportunities.


LA Female Playwrights: We Want Your Plays!

Be part of LA FPI's SWAN Day Action Fest, A Festival of Women Playwrights & Directors Saturday, March 28th. Produced by Free Association Theatre, we're looking for 5-7 NEW plays between 15-30 minutes. Submission deadline: Saturday, February 21st! Submission Guidelines Here (or visit http://tiny.cc/wgkatx)

Babes with Blades Theater Company now accepting submissions for the 2015-16 Joining Sword & Pen Playwrighting International Playwriting Competition. Founded in 2005 to increase the number of quality scripts featuring fighting roles for women, BWBTC will consider scripts with both all-female and mixed-gender casts will be considered, but women must be in most/all of the primary roles and women must be featured in most/all of the combat. The moment depicted in the inspirational image must be dramatized/incorporated in the play. Visit the website for more information. Deadline is February 27, 2015.

Online submissions now being accepted for 2015 Met Life Nuestras Voces National Playwriting Competition. Full length Latino stage plays (In Spanish or English or both!) Playwrights may be Latino or of any other ethnic or racial background as long as the play's subject matter and characters resonate with Latino audiences and accurately depict the Hispanic experience. Guidelines: repertorio.org/opportunities. Deadline: Monday, June 1, 2015.
Saving Endangered Species Playwriting Competition is seeking 10-minute plays where writers will chose one or more endangered species as listed with CITES, World Wildlife Fund, or other organizations that provide a listing. Eight to ten plays will be chosen for a stage reading at a California theatre. Complete guidelines and info about endangered species at sesprize.com. Deadline is November 30, 2015.
 

WOMEN at WORK onstage

Silhoutte of women on stage
Through February 7: The world premiere REVIVAL, written and directed by Carla Neuss.
Crispin's bar hosts a panoply of characters—burnt-out pastor, Fred; the master storyteller and cocktail connoisseur, Tyler; and Jo, a jaded college student-turned-escort. While Crispin helps these patrons escape the mundane aspects of their lives through transformative drinks, he is secretly searching for a long-lost liqueur that he hopes will bring about his own transformation. Presented by Lucid Dramatics at the Acting Artists Theatre in West Hollywood. Visit luciddramatics.com for details.

Through March 1 at The Theatre @ Boston Court: THE MISSING PAGES OF LEWIS CARROL by Lily Blau, developed in collaboration with Sydney Gallas and directed by Abigail Deser.
The beloved British writer Lewis Carroll kept a detailed journal of his life, including his close relationship with young Alice Liddell, the 11-year-old muse who inspired Alice in Wonderland. Upon Carroll's death it was discovered that several pages of his otherwise immaculate journal had been torn out. Now after more than a century of swirling rumors, this play takes us down the rabbit hole to explore these missing pages and what might have occurred between the legendary storyteller and the young girl who inspired one of the most famous stories ever written. Visit bostoncourt.com for more information.

Up elevatorOPPORTUNITIES FOR INSTIGATORS! 

Are you interested in directing a short play for our SWAN Day Action Fest? Can you cast and corral actors day-of for Micro-Reads? Do you want to help read plays? (It's a blind submission process, curated by Free Association Theatre - and YES you can read plays and submit a play!) Would you like to help out in any other way for this FAB event on Sat March 28?  City Garage in Santa Monica's Bergamot Station is hosting and it looks to be an incredible afternoon. Email lafpi.updates@gmail.com ASAP!

One Axe's first General Meeting and Mixer takes place on February 19 at the Women's Center for Creative Work space. One Axe is a group of producers, writers, actors, and directors actively raising the profile of women creators by producing a quarterly live showcase of short plays and films-on-stage by emerging and established female-identifying artists.  For more information visit their Facebook event page.
 

"Where there is a woman there is magic. If there is a moon falling from her mouth, she is a woman who knows her magic, who can share or not share her powers. A woman with a moon falling from her mouth, roses between her legs and tiaras of Spanish moss, this woman is a consort of the spirits."
― Ntozake Shange


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