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Newsletter - November 2014 - Member Offers




Coalition Logo
Newsletter
Newsletter IV:11bNovember 2014
In This Issue
The Brightness of Heaven - Coalition Night with discount
The Imitation Game - Free from WGAE
#StageOpps & #ScreenOpps
Member Organizations
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Upcoming Events
for
Coalition Organization Members!

Come see The Brightness of Heaven with us on Tuesday November 25!
It's a benefit for the Coalition, but is still at a discounted rate and includes a talkback. Below that is a WGAE screening free to all Coalition members (but you must RSVP).
AND REMEMBER:  if you are a member of any of our member orgs, you are a member of the Coalition!  See list of member organizations at the bottom of this newsletter.

We are also continuing to develop our
Please send all events of interest to us at: calendar@womenartsmediacoalition.org or submit it on our website. All of you can help us make this calendar THE central place for events and programs of interest to women in the arts and media. 

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

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





THE BRIGHTNESS OF HEAVEN
a new play by Laura Pederson
directed by Ludovica Villar-Hauser
Cherry Lane theatre
38 Commerce Street
 

 
Tuesday, November 25 at 7 p.m.

Performance plus Talkback on Collaboration
(leading up to the start of our next Collaboration Award submission!)
with collaborators from Brightness of Heaven, and others
including Lorca Peress, honoree at two Collaboration Awards Events

$38 per ticket with our special code:  BHWAM
(a portion of your ticket price will be donated to the Coalition)

The Kilgannons are a typical Irish family in 1974 Buffalo. However, the world is changing fast, the generation gap is widening, and the future is up for grabs. Will the Kilgannons find the serenity to accept the things they cannot change and the wisdom to know that what needs changing most is sitting around the dinner table? THE BRIGHTNESS OF HEAVEN is a witty drama about Family, Faith, and the ties that bind - sometimes too tightly.

YOU CAN USE THAT CODE FOR ANY PERFORMANCE
PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE until December 14:
Wednesdays at 3PM & 7PM, Thursdays & Fridays at 7PM
Saturdays at 3PM & 7PM, Sundays at 3PM
No performance 11/27 at 7PM.

A drama with comedy that may be inappropriate for anyone under 10.
Approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.
Schedule & pricing may change at any time.


THE IMITATION GAME - Free Screening from WGAEwmm

An Invitation from the Writers Guild of America EastThe Weinstein Company and Writers Guild of America, East

invite you and a guest to a screening of

 
THE IMITATION GAME
 
Followed by a Q&A with screenwriter Graham Moore
 
Moderated by Scott Silver (8 Mile, The Fighter)
RSVP
at the Beekman Theatre at 1271 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10065
As a courtesy to Mr. Moore, please do not RSVP to this event 
unless you are available to stay for the Q&A
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During the winter of 1952, British authorities entered the home of mathematician, cryptanalyst and war hero Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) to investigate a reported burglary. They instead ended up arresting Turing himself on charges of 'gross indecency', an accusation that would lead to his devastating conviction for the criminal offense of homosexuality - little did officials know, they were actually incriminating the pioneer of modern-day computing. Famously leading a motley group of scholars, linguists, chess champions and intelligence officers, he was credited with cracking the so-called unbreakable codes of Germany's World War II Enigma machine. An intense and haunting portrayal of a brilliant, complicated man, THE IMITATION GAME follows a genius who under nail-biting pressure helped to shorten the war and, in turn, save thousands of lives. Directed by Morten Tyldum with a screenplay by Graham Moore, the film stars BenedictCumberbatchKeira KnightleyMatthew GoodeRory KinnearAllen LeechMatthew BeardCharles Dance and Mark Strong.
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All Coalition members are welcome, but YOU MUST RSVP. Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no shows. This invitation is non-transferable.  Please bring your photo ID for admittance. No cameras allowed and no recording permitted.  Violation of this prohibition is subject to civil and criminal liabilities.



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 ...


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From WGAE - Invitation to Free Screening of The Imitation Game

An Invitation from the Writers Guild of America East
The Weinstein Company and Writers Guild of America, East

invite you and a guest to a screening of
THE IMITATION GAME
Followed by a Q&A with screenwriter Graham Moore
Moderated by Scott Silver (8 Mile, The Fighter)

RSVP

Tuesday, November 18, 8:30pm
Tuesday, November 18, 8:30 p.m.
The Beekman Theatre
1271 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10065

As a courtesy to Mr. Moore, please do not RSVP to this event unless you are available to stay for the Q&A

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During the winter of 1952, British authorities entered the home of mathematician, cryptanalyst and war hero Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) to investigate a reported burglary. They instead ended up arresting Turing himself on charges of ‘gross indecency’, an accusation that would lead to his devastating conviction for the criminal offense of homosexuality – little did officials know, they were actually incriminating the pioneer of modern-day computing. Famously leading a motley group of scholars, linguists, chess champions and intelligence officers, he was credited with cracking the so-called unbreakable codes of Germany's World War II Enigma machine. An intense and haunting portrayal of a brilliant, complicated man, THE IMITATION GAME follows a genius who under nail-biting pressure helped to shorten the war and, in turn, save thousands of lives. Directed by Morten Tyldum with a screenplay by Graham Moore, the film stars BenedictCumberbatchKeira KnightleyMatthew GoodeRory KinnearAllen LeechMatthew BeardCharles Dance and Mark Strong.
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WGAE members and one guest are encouraged to arrive at least 30 minutes early. Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no shows. This invitation is non-transferable.  Please bring your WGAE card and photo ID for admittance. No cameras allowed and no recording permitted.  Violation of this prohibition is subject to civil and criminal liabilities.

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Invitation from WGAE 11/18 THE IMITATION GAME screening + Q&A


An Invitation from the Writers Guild of America East
The Weinstein Company and Writers Guild of America, East

invite you and a guest to a screening of

THE IMITATION GAME
Followed by a Q&A with screenwriter Graham Moore
Moderated by Scott Silver (8 Mile, The Fighter)
RSVP

Tuesday, November 18, 8:30pm

The Beekman Theatre
1271 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10065

As a courtesy to Mr. Moore, please do not RSVP to this event unless you are available to stay for the Q&A

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During the winter of 1952, British authorities entered the home of mathematician, cryptanalyst and war hero Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) to investigate a reported burglary. They instead ended up arresting Turing himself on charges of 'gross indecency', an accusation that would lead to his devastating conviction for the criminal offense of homosexuality – little did officials know, they were actually incriminating the pioneer of modern-day computing. Famously leading a motley group of scholars, linguists, chess champions and intelligence officers, he was credited with cracking the so-called unbreakable codes of Germany's World War II Enigma machine. An intense and haunting portrayal of a brilliant, complicated man, THE IMITATION GAME follows a genius who under nail-biting pressure helped to shorten the war and, in turn, save thousands of lives. Directed by Morten Tyldum with a screenplay by Graham Moore, the film stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Rory Kinnear, Allen Leech, Matthew Beard, Charles Dance and Mark Strong.
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Coalition member org members are encouraged to arrive at least 30 minutes early. Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no shows. This invitation is non-transferable.  Please bring photo ID for admittance. No cameras allowed and no recording permitted.  Violation of this prohibition is subject to civil and criminal liabilities.




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WGAE FREE EVENT 11/19: Die Well or Die Trying; Scripting a Better Exit

Writers Guild of America East 

free event for all Coalition member org members

Wednesday, November 19

Die Well or Die Trying: Scripting A Better Exit

UCLA Global Media Center For Social Impact
in collaboration with The Conversation Project and Writers Guild of America, East

presents

DIE WELL OR DIE TRYING
Scripting A Better Exit
RSVP BY FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
6:30pm: Death Over Dinner
7pm: Panel Discussion
Writers Guild of America, East
250 Hudson St, Suite 700, NYC
Lachlan Forrow, MD
Director of Ethics and Palliative Care Programs, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Ellen Goodman
Pulitzer Prize-winning Columnist
Founder & Directer of The Conversation Project
Dan Truly
Writer/Executive Producer, BLUE BLOODS
Moderator:
Sandra de Castro Buffington
Founding Director, UCLA Global Media Center For Social Impact

Register for this event:
http://afl.salsalabs.com/o/4024/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=13195

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Coalition Member Discounts




Coalition Logo
Newsletter
Newsletter V:10cOctober 2014
In This Issue
NYWIFT Conversation with Lee Grant
LPTW International Award
WGAE High Maintenance
LPTW London Trip
The Brightness of Heaven discount
Member Organizations
Quick Links

Like us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter

Find us on Pinterest

Visit our blog



Upcoming Free & Discounted
Events & Adventures
for
Coalition Organization Members!

REMEMBER:  if you are a member of any of our member orgs, you are a member of the Coalition!  See list of member organizations at the bottom of this newsletter.

We are also continuing to develop our
Please send all events of interest to us at: calendar@womenartsmediacoalition.org or submit it on our website. All of you can help us make this calendar THE central place for events and programs of interest to women in the arts and media. 

If you have any problem reading  these flyers, 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.
Join Our Mailing List!MailingList

NYWIFT - Lee Grant Conversation - 10/27 - FREE!nywift


A Conversation with Lee Grant
Join us for an evening with Lee Grant, whose talent, intelligence, grit and passion have made her one of the most respected and beloved figures in the entertainment world. Grant first gained acclaim as an award-winning star of stage and screen, then went on to have a distinguished three-decade career as a director, a remarkable achievement for a woman of her day. In 1989, Women in Film honored Grant with its first ever Lifetime Achievement Award.  She received NYWIFT's Muse Award in 2004. 

Grant recounts her fascinating story in her new memoir, I Said Yes to Everything. There will be a book signing directly following the event.

Film critic Jeffrey Lyons will be conducting the interview with Grant.

A Conversation with Lee Grant - produced by Terry Greenberg
Date/Time:Monday, Oct. 27, 2014
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Pricing:Free for NYWIFT members
Free for Members and Affiliate Organizations of the Women in the Arts & Media Coalition including Actors' Equity Association (AEA), The League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW), Dramatists Guild, Inc. (DG), the Writer's Guild of America East (WGAE), SAG-AFTRA and Women Make Movies.
Free for Members of the Actors Studio, the Directors Guild of America (DGA), the Producers Guild of America (PGA) and Employees of AMC Networks.
Free for Students (with Valid I.D.)
$20 for Nonmembers
RSVP online
Location:Tribeca Film Center
375 Greenwich Street
(Between N. Moore and Franklin)  


LPTW - International Award international

WGAE - High Maintenance Invitationwgae
   RSVP - limited space!
Please join WGA-Brooklyn for a conversation with

 
HIGH MAINTENANCE
 
Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair

 

Wednesday, October 29, 6:30pm
61 Local ~ 61 Bergen Street (at Smith Street)
Cobble Hill, Brooklyn (Adjacent to the F Train Station)
 

In HIGH MAINTENANCE, a critically-acclaimed web series, a nameless cannabis dealer 
delivers to clients with neuroses as diverse as the city they live in. The series was 
created by husband-and-wife team Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair. 
They produce this series in New York with their manager, Russell Gregory, 
as Janky Clown Productions. Check out the WGAE Write On Blog interview with 
Katja and Ben here.

6:30-7:15pm:
Mingle, eat and drink

7:15-8:15pm:  
HIGH MAINTENANCE co-creators and writers Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair in conversation with the New York Observer's Drew Grant.

8:15pm: 
More mingling, eating and drinking


LPTW - London (& Dublin) Triptrip




$38 per ticket with our special code:  BHWAM

The Kilgannons are a typical Irish family in 1974 Buffalo. However, the world is changing fast, the generation gap is widening, and the future is up for grabs. Will the Kilgannons find the serenity to accept the things they cannot change and the wisdom to know that what needs changing most is sitting around the dinner table? THE BRIGHTNESS OF HEAVEN is a witty drama about Family, Faith, and the ties that bind - sometimes too tightly.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE from October 16-December 14:
Wednesdays at 3PM & 7PM
Thursdays & Fridays at 7PM
Saturdays at 3PM & 7PM
Sundays at 3PM
Added performances 10/21 at 7PM, 10/28 at 7PM and 11/25 at 7PM.
No performances 10/22 at 3PM, 10/31 at 7PM or 11/27 at 7PM.
10/26 is opening no tickets available.

A drama with comedy that may be inappropriate for anyone under 10.
Approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.
Schedule & pricing may change at any time.



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

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WGAE: Invitation (Oct 29) WGA-Brooklyn w/ HIGH MAINTENANCE


RSVP - limited space!


An Invitation from the Writers Guild of America East
Please join WGA-Brooklyn for a conversation with

HIGH MAINTENANCE
Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair


Wednesday, October 29, 6:30pm
61 Local
61 Bergen Street (at Smith Street)
Cobble Hill, Brooklyn
(Adjacent to the F Train Station)

In HIGH MAINTENANCE, a critically-acclaimed web series, a nameless cannabis dealer delivers to clients with neuroses as diverse as the city they live in. The series was created by husband-and-wife team Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair. They produce this series in New York with their manager, Russell Gregory, as Janky Clown Productions. Check out the WGAE Write On Blog interview with Katja and Ben here.

6:30–7:15pm:
Mingle, eat and drink

7:15–8:15pm:  
HIGH MAINTENANCE co-creators and writers Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair in conversation with the New York Observer's Drew Grant.

8:15pm:
More mingling, eating and drinking




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News & Events from Women in the Arts & Media Coalition, Inc.



Coalition Logo
Newsletter
Newsletter IV:3March 2014
In This Issue
SWAN Day - Free Event
SWAN Day - Free Event
Drama Desk Event
Funding Newsletters
Member Organizations
Quick Links

Like us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter

Find us on Pinterest

Visit our blog



Join Our Mailing List!MailingList

News and Upcoming Events
for
Coalition Organization Members!

We are so pleased to announce our newest Affiliate Member: the Drama Desk. Welcome!!

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: calendar@womenartsmediacoalition.org 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
Co-Presidents
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
7-9pm
Writers Guild of America, East
250 Hudson (at Dominick)
7th Floor
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. 


JOIN OUR MAILING LIST to receive Funding Newsletters and/or more exciting events, news, and networking info.  (You get to pick what you receive, and we will never send you information that is not requested.)
Link to the Film/Video Funding Newsletter online
Link to the Theatre Funding Newsletter online
Link to ongoing additional Funding Resources
on the WomenArts website.

Members
Member Organizations:              

Affiliate Member Organizations:

We have more new Member Organizations pending! Stay tuned ...

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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WGAE ACA Open Enrollment Informational Event 3/19 7-9pm


An Invitation from the Writers Guild of America East
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
7-9pm
Writers Guild of America, East
250 Hudson (at Dominick)
7th Floor
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.
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.





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An Invitation from WGAE (March 11): Branching Out: A Talk With Jeff Baron



An Invitation from the Writers Guild of America East
The Writers Guild of America, East  invites you and a guest to attend:
Branching Out - Screenwriters Writing Plays and Novels
A talk with Jeff Baron

DATE: March 11, 2014
TIME: 6:30pm EST
LOCATION: Writers Guild of America, East (250 Hudson Street)


RSVP HERE

If you've ever thought about branching out from screenwriting, Jeff Baron can tell you about his experience doing so, as a screenwriter who is also a much-produced playwright and a novelist.

His four original screenplays were all optioned by major Hollywood studios and his TV credits include "The Tracey Ullman Show," "Sisters, Almost Grown (David Chase)," "A Year in the Life" and multiple projects for Nickelodeon.

His play "Visiting Mr. Green" is one of the most produced plays in the past 15 years, with over 500 productions in 42 countries, and his plays "When I Was Five," "Mothers Day" and "Mr. & Mrs. God" have international lives as well.

His first novel "I Represent Sean Rosen" was published by HarperCollins last March, and is now in its second printing. His follow-up novel "Sean Rosen Is Not for Sale" will be published in March 2014.

Using examples from his work, Jeff will speak about the differences among the forms in terms of the role of the writer, the ownership of the project, the craft, the collaborative process, the contract and ownership of one's work, how to get your work seen, and how and how much writers are paid. He'll talk about the effect on writers of recent changes in the businesses of publishing, theatre, television and film.




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Screening from WGAE 6/20 at 7pm





Wed, Jun 20, 2012
7:00 PM

SEEKING A FRIEND 

FOR THE END 

OF THE WORLD 

Screening with Q&A

Focus Features invites you and a guest
to an advance screening of
SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD

Written and directed by Lorene Scafaria
Starring Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, Connie Britton, 
Adam Brody, Rob Corddry, Gillian Jacobs, Derek Luke, 
Melanie Lynskey, T.J. Miller, Mark Moses, 
Patton Oswalt, William Petersen

Immediately following the screening will be a Q&A
with Screenwriter/Director Lorene Scafaria,
moderated by Gina Gionfriddo.
As a courtesy to Ms. Scafaria, please do not RSVP for this screening
unless you are available to stay for the Q&A.

RSVP Link

Seating is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis.
RSVP does not guarantee seating.
Absolutely no one will be admitted once the film has started.

Film Running Time: 101 minutes
MPAA Rating: R

Event Location

Clearview’s Chelsea Cinemas 9 
260 West 23rd Street (Just east of 8th Avenue)
New York, NY 10011

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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
212-869-8530 
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
212-532-0800 
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
212-398-9366 
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
212-679-0870
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
212-944-1030 
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
212-391-1070 
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
212-767-7800
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*

WomenArts
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
212-563-0680
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
212-925-0606
212-925-2052
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
212-330-7016 
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.

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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).

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