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Master Class with Katy Chevigny - March 19th - Get Member Discount!




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PRODUCTION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM NEWS 

Academy Award winner
Citizenfour is now playing in theaters across the country. Click here for details.

Congrats to our PA filmmakers who will be heading to the Tribeca Film Festival: Leah Wolchok for Very Semi-Serious, Ricki Stern for In My Father's House and Camila Neilsson for Democrats!

Diary of a Teenage Girl was chosen as the opening night film of New Directors/New Films Progrram! 


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Women Make Movies gratefully acknowledges the support of our funders: The National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. 

DCA



Join us next Thursday, March 19, for a master class with Katy Chevigny, director of E-TEAM! Don't miss this great opportunity,
    
Thursday, March 19th | 6:30pm
$35.00 (Reg Rate) | $25.00 (WMM Partner & Filmmaker Rate) 

Katy Chevigny is one 
of the most accomplished 
documentary filmmakers working today. Katy, an award-winning filmmaker, is a co-founder of Big Mouth Productions and Arts Engine. Her most recent success is the acclaimed documentary E-TEAM which premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival where it won the Cinematography Award for U.S. Documentary. 

Katy will share her experience and expertise, show clips from her work, discuss the ethics of filmmaking, her creative choices and the importance of craft, drawing upon her 20 year career as a documentarian - Chevigny's films have been shown theatrically, on HBO, Cinemax, POV, Independent Lens, NBC, Arte/ZDF, Britain's Channel 4, and others, and have played at film festivals around the world, including Sundance, Tribeca, Full Frame, SXSW, IDFA, Sheffield and Berlin. She will also talk about the challenges of filming in foreign countries and cultures and about her relationship to her subjects.  Join us for what promises to be a thoroughly engaging and thought-provoking evening!

Purchase tickets here
See the full list of Spring workshops here


About WMM:

Since our beginnings in 1972, WMM has grown from a feminist filmmakers' collective into an industry-leading nonprofit media arts organization and distributor. For over 40 years, WMM has transformed the landscape of filmmaking for women directors and producers, bringing the issues facing women around the world to screens everywhere. Now, with more than 550 films in our catalog, including Academy®, Emmy®, Peabody and Sundance nominees and award winners, WMM is the largest distributor of films by and about women in the world. Women Make Movies. By Women. About Women. For Everyone. 


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WMM Releases REGARDING SUSAN SONTAG today!






       
"That director Nancy Kates manages to hit so many important pivot points in Sontag's life and career in a cinematically engaging way feels like a small miracle."
Vulture
 
"Serious-minded and aesthetically ambitious...
does justice to a hard-to-pigeonhole intellectual."
Hollywood Reporter
Women Make Movies is thrilled to announce that 2015 New Release REGARDING SUSAN SONTAG by Nancy Kates is available today!

Recipient of a Special Jury Mention at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, and screened at 30 festivals globally, REGARDING SUSAN SONTAG is an intimate and nuanced investigation into the life of one of the most influential and provocative thinkers of the 20th Century. Endlessly curious, passionate and gracefully outspoken throughout her career, Susan Sontag became one of the most important literary, political and feminist icons of her generation. This beautifully constructed documentary, that The New York Times calls "compelling" and "perceptive," tracks Sontag's life through evocative experimental images, archival materials, accounts from friends, family, colleagues, and lovers, as well as her own words as read by Patricia Clarkson. From her early infatuation with books to her first experience in a gay bar; from her early marriage to her 15-year relationship with legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz, REGARDING SUSAN SONTAG is a fascinating look at a towering cultural critic and writer whose works on photography, war, illness, and terrorism continue to resonate today.

Order the DVD:

Watch the trailer: 

To download the viewer's guide, visit the REGARDING SUSAN SONTAG website:

REGARDING SUSAN SONTAG Facebook:

Follow @sontagfilm and @womenmakemovies on twitter for updates, and use the hashtag #sontagfilm to be part of the national conversation! 

*If you are interested in organizing a screening, please contact us by email 
at orders@wmm.com or by phone at 212-925-0606 ext. 360 
 
For more information click here

 
About WMM:

Since our beginnings in 1972, WMM has grown from a feminist filmmakers' collective into an industry-leading nonprofit media arts organization and distributor. For over 40 years, WMM has transformed the landscape of filmmaking for women directors and producers, bringing the issues facing women around the world to screens everywhere. Now, with more than 550 films in our catalog, including Academy®, Emmy®, Peabody and Sundance nominees and award winners, WMM is the largest distributor of films by and about women in the world. Women Make Movies. By Women. About Women. For Everyone. 

Women Make Movies gratefully acknowledges the support of our funders: The National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. 

DCA
Copyright © 2014. All Rights Reserved.


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WMM: BREAKING NEWS! 2015 New Release INDIA'S DAUGHTER Making International Headlines!




NEW DOCUMENTARY ON 2012 DELHI RAPE BLOCKED IN INDIA


A film by Leslee Udwin
In 2012, the brutal gang rape on a Delhi bus of a 23 year old medical student, Jyoti Singh, who later died from her injuries, made international headlines and ignited protests and riots that demanded attention from the rest of the world on the issues of sexual assault and violence against women. Today Jyoti's story makes headlines again: Indian authorities have blocked the domestic broadcast of the powerful new documentary INDIA'S DAUGHTER, by BAFTA award winning filmmaker Leslee Udwin. Bringing international attention to the film's story, publications such as the Guardian, New York Times, BBC, Washington Post, CNN and Al Jazeera have been quick to report as this situation unfolds. Originally scheduled to broadcast on BBC Four's Storyville for International Women's Day on March 8, due to the urgency of the film, it will be broadcast in the UK tonight! 

Women Make Movies 2015 New Release INDIA'S DAUGHTER by Leslee Udwin will be available from WMM later this month, and is available for pre-order NOW. With exclusive access, Udwin goes behind prison walls to interview the rapists and further exposes an institutionalized view of women as second-class, undesirable, citizens, a mindset which leads to such heinous crimes. An impassioned plea for change, INDIA'S DAUGHTER pays tribute to a remarkable and inspiring young woman and explores the compelling human stories behind the incident and the political ramifications throughout India.
 
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INDIA'S DAUGHTER Facebook:

Follow @IndiasDaughter and @womenmakemovies on twitter for updates, and use the hashtag #IndiasDaughter to be part of the national & international conversation surrounding the film! 

*If you are interested in organizing a screening or purchasing the film for pre-order, please contact us by email at orders@wmm.com or by phone at 212-925-0606 ext. 360 

For more information click here
 
About WMM:

Since our beginnings in 1972, WMM has grown from a feminist filmmakers' collective into an industry-leading nonprofit media arts organization and distributor. For over 40 years, WMM has transformed the landscape of filmmaking for women directors and producers, bringing the issues facing women around the world to screens everywhere. Now, with more than 550 films in our catalog, including Academy®, Emmy®, Peabody and Sundance nominees and award winners, WMM is the largest distributor of films by and about women in the world. Women Make Movies. By Women. About Women. For Everyone. 

Women Make Movies gratefully acknowledges the support of our funders: The National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. 

DCA


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WMM New Release / Feminism Inshallah & bonus free preview!




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Did you know WMM offers
digital licensing? 


WMM offers streaming licenses for the life of the format. Discounts are available with purchase of multiple licenses, if you are interested please contact us at orders@wmm.com or 212-925-0606 ext. 360

Women Make Movies gratefully acknowledges the support of our funders: The National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. 

DCA

Now Available: FEMINISM INSHALLAH




The struggle for Muslim women's emancipation is often portrayed stereotypically as a showdown between Western and Islamic values, but Arab feminism has existed for more than a century. This groundbreaking documentary recounts Arab feminism's largely unknown story, from its taboo-shattering birth in Egypt by feminist pioneers up through viral Internet campaigns by today's tech-savvy young activists during the Arab Spring. Moving from Tunisia to Egypt, Algeria, Morocco, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia, filmmaker and author Feriel Ben Mahmoud tracks the progress of Arab women in their long march to assert their full rights and achieve empowerment. Featuring previously unreleased archival footage and exclusive multigenerational interviews, FEMINISM INSHALLAH is an indispensable resource for Women's Studies, Global Feminism, Middle East and Islamic Studies.

Watch the trailer
Buy the DVD.




Related Title Preview: RIGHTS AND WRONGS


Rights & Wrongs: The Story of Women in Islam
Rights & Wrongs:
The Story of Women in Islam
In honor of the new release FEMINISM INSHALLAH, we are offering an exclusive free preview of RIGHTS AND WRONGS
one of WMM's most popular titles on women and Islam. By returning to the roots of Islam and understanding how societies have found justification for their treatment of women within Islamic sources, this thoughtful and far reaching film is an essential resource that debunks myths about women and Islam.

Click here to watch RIGHTS AND WRONGS. The link will be active until March 12, 2015. 

Discount on Related Titles!

When you purchase FEMINISM INSHALLAH at regular price, get any film in The Changing Face of Muslim Women Collection for 50% off!* 





*Use code FINSHAE15 at checkout to apply your discount. Only applies to institutional orders. Cannot be combined with any other offer, other exceptions may apply. Offer expires April 31, 2015. Excludes 2015 new releases

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Online at

By Email:

By Phone:
212.925.0606 ext. 360 


About WMM:

Since our beginnings in 1972, WMM has grown from a feminist filmmakers' collective into an industry-leading nonprofit media arts organization and distributor. For over 40 years, WMM has transformed the landscape of filmmaking for women directors and producers, bringing the issues facing women around the world to screens everywhere. Now, with more than 550 films in our catalog, including Academy®, Emmy®, Peabody and Sundance nominees and award winners, WMM is the largest distributor of films by and about women in the world. Women Make Movies. By Women. About Women. For Everyone. 

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WMM: Successful Proposal Writing with Michelle Materre!




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PRODUCTION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM NEWS 

Congrats to Laura Poitras, whose film Citizenfour just won the Academy Award for Best Documentary!

The Diary of a Teenage Girl won the Grand Prix Jury Award for the Berlin Film Festival's Generation 14plus section, which focuses on films for older teens.


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Women Make Movies gratefully acknowledges the support of our funders: The National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. 

DCA



Join us this Thursday for a workshop on successful proposal writing with WMM Board Member Michelle Materre! Don't miss this great opportunity, register now
    
Thursday, February 26th | 6:30pm
$35.00 (Reg Rate) | $25.00 (WMM Partner & Filmmaker Rate) 

 
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.

Purchase tickets here
See the full list of Spring workshops here




About WMM:

Since our beginnings in 1972, WMM has grown from a feminist filmmakers' collective into an industry-leading nonprofit media arts organization and distributor. For over 40 years, WMM has transformed the landscape of filmmaking for women directors and producers, bringing the issues facing women around the world to screens everywhere. Now, with more than 550 films in our catalog, including Academy®, Emmy®, Peabody and Sundance nominees and award winners, WMM is the largest distributor of films by and about women in the world. Women Make Movies. By Women. About Women. For Everyone. 

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New Member Orgs & More Discounted Events




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Newsletter V:2c                                                                                                        February 2015
In This Issue
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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)
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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.)
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Link to  #Stage Opps online


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

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WMM Releases REGARDING SUSAN SONTAG on March 8!








"That director Nancy Kates manages to hit so many important pivot points in Sontag's life and career in a cinematically 
engaging way feels like a small miracle."
Vulture 
   
"Serious-minded and aesthetically ambitious...
does justice to a hard-to-pigeonhole intellectual."
Hollywood Reporter
Women Make Movies is thrilled to announce that 2015 New Release REGARDING SUSAN SONTAG by Nancy Kates will be available from WMM starting March 8 - International Women's Day!

Recipient of a Special Jury Mention at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, and has screened at 30 festivals globally, REGARDING SUSAN SONTAG is an intimate and nuanced investigation into the life of one of the most influential and provocative thinkers of the 20th Century. Endlessly curious, passionate and gracefully outspoken throughout her career, Susan Sontag became one of the most important literary, political and feminist icons of her generation. This beautifully constructed documentary, that The New York Times calls "compelling" and "perceptive," tracks Sontag's life through evocative experimental images, archival materials, accounts from friends, family, colleagues, and lovers, as well as her own words as read by Patricia Clarkson. From her early infatuation with books to her first experience in a gay bar; from her early marriage to her 15-year relationship with legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz, REGARDING SUSAN SONTAG is a fascinating look at a towering cultural critic and writer whose works on photography, war, illness, and terrorism continue to resonate today.

 
Pre-order the DVD:

Watch the trailer: 

To download the viewer's guide, visit the REGARDING SUSAN SONTAG website:

REGARDING SUSAN SONTAG Facebook:

Follow @sontagfilm and @womenmakemovies on twitter for updates, and use the hashtag #sontagfilm to be part of the national conversation! 

*If you are interested in organizing a screening or purchasing the film for pre-order, please contact us by email at orders@wmm.com or by phone at 212-925-0606 ext. 360 

For more information click here
 

 

About WMM:

Since our beginnings in 1972, WMM has grown from a feminist filmmakers' collective into an industry-leading nonprofit media arts organization and distributor. For over 40 years, WMM has transformed the landscape of filmmaking for women directors and producers, bringing the issues facing women around the world to screens everywhere. Now, with more than 550 films in our catalog, including Academy®, Emmy®, Peabody and Sundance nominees and award winners, WMM is the largest distributor of films by and about women in the world. Women Make Movies. By Women. About Women. For Everyone. 

Women Make Movies gratefully acknowledges the support of our funders: The National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. 

DCA
Copyright © 2014. All Rights Reserved.


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WMM: Create your film festival strategy with Debra Zimmerman! [WEBINAR]




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PRODUCTION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM NEWS

Congrats to Laura Poitras, whose film Citizenfour won the DGA award for best documentary!


1971 is in theaters! Click here for showtimes in your area. 


Three PA films are in the lineup of POV's 2015 SeasonTea Time, Tough Love and Out in the Night!


Women Make Movies gratefully acknowledges the support of our funders: The National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. 

DCA




Join us tomorrow afternoon for a webinar on film festival strategy with WMM Executive Director Debra Zimmerman! Don't miss this great opportunity, register now
    
Tuesday, February 17th | 1:00pm
$30.00 (Reg Rate) | $20.00 (WMM Partner & Filmmaker Rate) 

Film Festivals are an essential component in launching your film, building your audience and gaining the interest of distributors and sales agents. Join WMM Executive Director, Debra Zimmerman as she explains the ins and outs of the film festival circuit and helps you figure out the best festival strategy for your film. Find out how to optimize film festival screenings with tips on generating buzz, gaining word of mouth, packaging your film, and navigating the scene once there. Come away from this workshop with a better understanding of how to market your film and to launch your feature, documentary, or short film. With more than 30 years at the helm of WMM, Debbie is one of the industry's leading lights when it comes to independent film distribution, marketing and financing as well as an authority on women's film.

Purchase tickets here
See the full list of Spring workshops here




Connect with WMM!
 Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter View our profile on LinkedIn Find us on Pinterest View our videos on YouTube


About WMM:

Since our beginnings in 1972, WMM has grown from a feminist filmmakers' collective into an industry-leading nonprofit media arts organization and distributor. For over 40 years, WMM has transformed the landscape of filmmaking for women directors and producers, bringing the issues facing women around the world to screens everywhere. Now, with more than 550 films in our catalog, including Academy®, Emmy®, Peabody and Sundance nominees and award winners, WMM is the largest distributor of films by and about women in the world. Women Make Movies. By Women. About Women. For Everyone. 


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WMM: #ItsOnUs to #EndPrivateViolence | Now Available




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Did you know WMM offers
digital licensing? 


WMM offers streaming licenses for the life of the format. Discounts are available with purchase of multiple licenses, if you are interested please contact us at orders@wmm.com or 212-925-0606 ext. 360

Women Make Movies gratefully acknowledges the support of our funders: The National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. 

DCA

#ItsOnUs to #EndPrivateViolence


President Obama's Message at the 2015 GRAMMYs

Sunday night at the 2015 GRAMMY awards, President Obama's powerful #ItsOnUS statement affirmed the national commitment to ending domestic violence and sexual assault by putting the plight of rape and abuse victims front and center. Nearly 1 in 5 women in the U.S. have experienced rape or attempted rape, and more than 1 in 4 have suffered some kind of domestic violence. Now available to educators, activists, law enforcement, and domestic violence advocates is the gripping film PRIVATE VIOLENCE, a feature-length documentary that sheds light on the issue of domestic violence. This film and the subsequent dialogue is the urgent response needed to address the nation's domestic violence problem. 

PRIVATE VIOLENCE 

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Watch the trailer 












Special Offer on Violence Against Women Titles

The Price of Sex

Get 50% off Violence Against Women titles when you purchase PRIVATE VIOLENCE! Highlighting the extraordinary strength of women who survive sexual assault and domestic violence these films break the historical silence that has often surrounded issues of violence against women. Inspiring and eye-opening, this collection includes award winning THE PRICE OF SEX; winner of the ALA "Notable Video for Adults" SIN BY SILENCE; Kim Longinotto's critically acclaimed SISTERS IN LAW; and Sundance award winner THE GREATEST SILENCE: RAPE IN THE CONGO

Use promo code PRIVIE15 at checkout to apply your discount. Cannot be combine with any other offer, other exceptions may apply. Offer expires April 30, 2015. Does not include 2015 New Releases
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Ordering Information

Online at

By Email:

By Phone:
212.925.0606 ext. 360 


About WMM:

Since our beginnings in 1972, WMM has grown from a feminist filmmakers' collective into an industry-leading nonprofit media arts organization and distributor. For over 40 years, WMM has transformed the landscape of filmmaking for women directors and producers, bringing the issues facing women around the world to screens everywhere. Now, with more than 550 films in our catalog, including Academy®, Emmy®, Peabody and Sundance nominees and award winners, WMM is the largest distributor of films by and about women in the world. Women Make Movies. By Women. About Women. For Everyone. 

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February 2015 - More Free & Discounted Events




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Newsletter V:2b                                                                                               February 2015
In This Issue
Quick Links
Join Our Mailing List!MailingList
Free & Discounted Events
& the 2015 Collaboration Award


Tonight's event from the Martin Segal Theatre Center is FREE to all and important to anyone who makes performing arts happen in NYC. Hope to see you there.

Discounts for new workshops at Women Make Movies and a new play about rigid gender roles in the U.S. and India.

Do you have a creative project that is a collaboration between two or more women from two or more of our member organizations? It's time to submit for the 2015 Collaboration Award! See the info below and on our website.

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.

Town Hall on Performing Arts in NYC - FREE -Monday 2/9
 
Crisis to Creation

Town Hall on the Future of NYC Performing Arts
Free + Open to the Public

Monday, February 9 | 6:30pm 

At the Proshansky Auditorium, The Graduate Center CUNY
produced by the Martin Segal Theatre Center

Join the Segal for a call for all theatre and performance artists, students, company managers, producers, and all those interested in the future of the performing arts and arts in general in New York City.

NYC Cultural Affairs Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl will talk about his agency's recently-announced diversity initiative and what it means for the city's performing arts community.
The first ever Segal Center Award for Civic Engagement in the Arts will be given to councilman Jimmy Van Bramer.

This Town Hall will feature short presentations from the major arts service organizations in the city, representing all 5 boroughs and full cultural diversity of New York including:
The Actors Fund | Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York | Arab Stages | ART NY | ArtsPool | Asian American Arts Alliance | BAAD | Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance | Department of Cultural Affairs | The Field | Fourth Arts Block | League of Independent Theater | The LIT Fund | The New Black Fest | New York Innovative Theatre Foundation | One Percent for Culture | Staten Island Arts Council | Theatre Communications Group

Come learn what new initiatives have sprung up since the financial crisis 5 years ago and where we are headed as an industry. See what services are available to you in the city as an artist of any kind, especially in the performing arts and theatre.

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center is located at The Graduate Center, CUNY.
365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street.

For more about the Segal, please visit our web site, www.theSegalCenter.org

Women Make Movies offers their member discount
 
Women Make Movies - member discount


Fundraising: An Essential Overview of the Basics with Tracie Holder
Thursday, February 12 | 6:30 - 8:30PM
Regular Rate: $35.00 | (discount rate) $25.00
Sign up

Fundraising for documentaries can be intimidating and evenoverwhelming but without it, even the best film ideas will never be realized. This workshop is designed to build your confidence and help you devise a fundraising strategy whether you're new to fundraising or need a refresher. Topics include: proposal writing, grant-seeking from private and government foundations, fundraising from individuals, and targeted appeals through events and on-line solicitations. Come, take the plunge and learn fundraising basics that will help move your project from idea to reality. Presented by Tracie Holder, filmmaker, fundraiser and engagement specialist. Holder has raised nearly $2 million for her own projects from numerous funders including the MacArthur and Ford Foundations, ITVS, National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, New York State Council for the Arts and Corporation for Public Broadcasting, among others.

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

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SPOILED

at STAGE LEFT STUDIO / 214 W. 30th St. / 6th floor

2/15 at 3 & 7 PM, 2/16 & 2/17 at 7 PM

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Distorted gender roles damage both sexes. SPOILED dives beneath the unspoken truths of fathers and sons, brothers and lovers - both in America and India - in this solo play that uncovers the tangled, messy roots of violence against women by embodying the male point of view. Ripped from headlines that dominate the news in New York and New Delhi, this timely play grapples with burning issues such as military sexual assaults, college frat parties, impotent jobless boys, vulnerable child brides and infanticide. Through a lens that is compassionate yet clear-eyed, SPOILED reveals how rigid gender roles box in both sexes, with devastating consequences for all.


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 


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Women Make Movies gratefully acknowledges the support of our funders: The National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. 

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This Thursday join us for a discussion on fundraising with Tracie Holder! There are a few spots still available for this invaluable workshop so be sure to register now!*
    
Thursday, February 12th | 6:30-8:30pm
$35.00 (Reg Rate) | $25.00 (WMM Partner & Filmmaker Rate) 

This workshop is designed to build your confidence and help you devise a fundraising strategy whether you're new to fundraising or need a refresher. Topics include: proposal writing, grant-seeking from private and government foundations, fundraising from individuals, and targeted appeals through events and on-line solicitations. Presented by Tracie Holder, filmmaker, fundraiser and engagement specialist. Holder has raised nearly $2 million for her own projects from numerous funders including the MacArthur and Ford Foundations, ITVS, National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, New York State Council for the Arts and Corporation for Public Broadcasting, among others.

Purchase tickets here
See the full list of Spring workshops here

*Purchase tickets to any regular priced WMM workshop by February 10th and receive 25% off!

**PLEASE NOTE: The date has changed for Debra Zimmerman's Festival Strategy Webinar! It is now on Tuesday, February 17. 
Join WMM Executive Director, Debra Zimmerman as she explains the ins and outs of the film festival circuit and helps you figure out the best festival strategy for your film. Purchase tickets here. 


Connect with WMM!
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About WMM:

Since our beginnings in 1972, WMM has grown from a feminist filmmakers' collective into an industry-leading nonprofit media arts organization and distributor. For over 40 years, WMM has transformed the landscape of filmmaking for women directors and producers, bringing the issues facing women around the world to screens everywhere. Now, with more than 550 films in our catalog, including Academy®, Emmy®, Peabody and Sundance nominees and award winners, WMM is the largest distributor of films by and about women in the world. Women Make Movies. By Women. About Women. For Everyone. 

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WMM - Member Discount for all Coalition Members for Upcoming Workshops

Women Make Movies - Current Workshops

WMM Partner Rates are available to WMM Fiscally Sponsored Filmmakers, members of WMM Partner Groups and Friends of WMM. 


Fundraising: An Essential Overview of the Basics with Tracie Holder
Thursday, February 12 | 6:30 - 8:30PM
Regular Rate: $35.00 | (discount rate) $25.00
Sign up

Fundraising for documentaries can be intimidating and evenoverwhelming but without it, even the best film ideas will never be realized. This workshop is designed to build your confidence and help you devise a fundraising strategy whether you’re new to fundraising or need a refresher. Topics include: proposal writing, grant-seeking from private and government foundations, fundraising from individuals, and targeted appeals through events and on-line solicitations. Come, take the plunge and learn fundraising basics that will help move your project from idea to reality. Presented by Tracie Holder, filmmaker, fundraiser and engagement specialist. Holder has raised nearly $2 million for her own projects from numerous funders including the MacArthur and Ford Foundations, ITVS, National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, New York State Council for the Arts and Corporation for Public Broadcasting, among others.

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.

Meet the Funder: NYSCA (New York State Council on the Arts) with Arian Blanco
Wednesday, March 11th | 6:30-8:30pm 
Free
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Are you planning to apply to NYSCA, a leading source of funding for NY-based media makers? If so, here’s your opportunity to ask questions and find out how best to navigate the application process. Arian Blanco, NYSCA Program Officer, will lead this information session and answer your questions. NYSCA funding supports Documentary and Narrative works, Interactive/Digital Technology, Animation and Radio. Projects can be a combination of media, including but not limited to, work for tape, installation, single-channel work, or interactive disc formats. Artists at various career stages are welcome to apply. Grant amounts range from $5,000 to $25,000. Documentary projects must be in the post-production phase and all applicants must have proof of New York State residency.

Building Your Social Media Presence While Making Your Film with Theresa Riley
Wednesday, April 22nd | 6:30-8:30pm 
Regular Rate: $35.00 | (discount rate) $25.00
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Designing an effective social media strategy takes more than merely creating a Facebook page for your film. For many filmmakers, harnessing these powerful tools is a mystery, is daunting or both! This workshop will provide a comprehensive overview of the social media tools, such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, that  you should be utilizing to successfully build community and audience, generate buzz for your film and focus attention the issues your film addresses. This workshop will not address fundraising or how to build a Kickstarter campaign but rather will cover social media strategies that will help you promote your film while you fundraise, or are in production or distribution.  Leading this workshop is Theresa Riley, former Director of POV Interactive, WMM Board member and Director of Digital Content & Strategy at BillMoyers.com. She is an award-winning web producer, digital strategist par excellence and editor whose work has been featured on PBS Online and TIME.com.

Meet the Funder: NYWIFT’s Fund for Women Filmmakers and Chicken & Egg with Terry Lawler & Jenni Wolfson 
Tuesday, May 5th| 6:30-8:30pm 
Regular Rate: $35.00 | (discount rate) $25.00
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Both NYWIFT (New York Women in Film & Television) and Chicken and Egg provide funds for women filmmakers. NYWIFT’s “Fund for Women Filmmakers,” offers several small grants including an In-Kind Post-Production Grants, a Directing Award and Marketing and Promotion grant for a dramatic feature film while Chicken & Egg Pictures supports women non-fiction filmmakers dedicated to well-crafted storytelling to catalyze social change. Since 2005, Chicken & Pictures has awarded $3.3 million. Joining us will be Terry Lawler, NYWIFT’s Executive Director and Jenni Wolfson, Chicken and Egg Pictures’ Executive Director to share information about their grant programs, the application process and to answer your questions.

Crafting Your Outreach, Engagement and Impact Strategy with Jennifer MacArthur
Wednesday, May 20th| 6:30-8:30pm 
Regular Rate: $35.00 | (discount rate) $25.00
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Impact, Outreach, Engagement, what do they mean, how do they differ and how do you go about creating a campaign tailored to the issues raised by your film? Increasingly, funders are looking to filmmakers to develop full-blown social change campaigns for their documentaries, often as a prerequisite for funding production of your film. Only by understanding how your film fits within the larger social and political landscape can you begin to design your strategy and to understand the potential impact your campaign can have. Join us for a nuts and bolts conversation about the growing importance of these campaigns and how to go about crafting a game plan best suited to your project. Leading this workshop is Jennifer MacArthur, Founder of Borderline Media which brings together stakeholders and mediamakers to catalyze civic participation, social action and impact using social issue films. For nearly 20 years, Jennifer has worked in radio, film and television, digital media and publishing and has developed an expertise as a multi-platform communications, distribution and engagement strategist with a focus on social issue documentary.

Meet the Broadcaster: Independent Lens; An Evening with Lois Vossen
Monday, June 1st| 6:30-8:30pm 
Regular Rate: $35.00 | (discount rate) $25.00
Sign up
 
Independent Lens is one of the preeminent showcases of independent documentary film on PBS. In its first 12 seasons, Independent Lens received 11 Emmy Awards, 14 Peabody Awards, 5 duPont Awards, and has been nominated for 7 Academy Awards. WMM is delighted to welcome Lois Vossen, Independent Lens’ Deputy Executive Producer and Curator, for a candid and wide-ranging conversation about the series, what they are looking for and how best to get on their radar screen. Come and hear first-hand how Independent Lens goes about choosing their slate of films and bring your questions.


Webinars

Women Make Movies (WMM) provides highly informative, in-person skill-building workshops to our filmmakers each fall and spring season. To reach a wider audience for our workshops, WMM is delighted to present the following webinars with two industry luminaries.

Creating Your Film Festival Strategy 
Tuesday, February 17 | 1:00 - 3:00PM
Regular Rate: $30.00 | (discount rate) $20.00
Sign up
 
Film Festivals are an essential component in launching your film, building your audience and gaining the interest of distributors and sales agents. Join WMM Executive Director, Debra Zimmerman as she explains the ins and outs of the film festival circuit and helps you figure out the best festival strategy for your film. Find out how to optimize film festival screenings with tips on generating buzz, gaining word of mouth, packaging your film, and navigating the scene once there. Come away from this workshop with a better understanding of how to market your film and to launch your feature, documentary, or short film. With more than 30 years at the helm of WMM, Debbie is one of the industry’s leading lights when it comes to independent film distribution, marketing and financing as well as an authority on women's film.

Interactive Storytelling with Ingrid Kopp
Thursday, March 26th | 1:00-3:00pm
Regular Rate: $30.00 | (discount rate) $20.00
Sign up 

Whether interactive storytelling is a foreign concept or the space where you’re currently working, this workshop is for you. Join us for this webinar where we will explore the growing field of interactive storytelling, a space that brings together mediamakers, technologists and designers to create media projects that go beyond traditional screens. Come hear about the most exciting work happening in this sphere and find out about cutting-edge projects that integrate film with content across media platforms, from video gaming, apps, social networks and the Web. We are fortunate to have Ingrid Kopp, one of the most innovative leaders in the field, lead this workshop. For those who don’t know her, Ingrid is the Director of the Tribeca Film Institute's Digital Initiatives, including TFI New Media Fund, TFI Interactive and Tribeca Hacks, all of which she will discuss during this info-packed webinar.

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WMM offers streaming licenses for the life of the format. Discounts are available with purchase of multiple licenses, if you are interested please contact us at orders@wmm.com or 212-925-0606 ext. 360

Women Make Movies gratefully acknowledges the support of our funders: The National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. 

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FEBRUARY IS BLACK HISTORY MONTH!
Spotlight: STANDING ON MY SISTERS' SHOULDERS

STANDING ON MY SISTERS' SHOULDERS

"If you can show just one film on the Civil Rights Movement,
this should be the one."
Pricilla Murolo, 
Dir. Women's History program, Sarah Lawrence
 
Ava DuVernay's SELMA puts African-American perspectives of the civil rights movement at the forefront. This Black History Month, WMM celebrates the heroic women of the civil rights movement with the award-winning documentary STANDING ON MY SISTERS' SHOULDERS: the story of the Mississippi Civil Rights movement from the point of view of its remarkable and courageous women who changed the course of history. This film is important now more than ever given the racial climate of the country after Ferguson, subsequent events in NYC, and similar incidents happening across the nation, bringing a contemporary urgency to these issues. 

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Buy the DVD.

For Black History Monthtake 25% off any African-American studies film!* Browse our curated collection celebrating lives of African-American women, or take a look at our entire list of African-American subject filmsNow including 2014 New Releases:


    
 

*Use offer code BHME15 to apply your discount. Cannot be combined with any other offer, other exceptions may apply. Offer expires March 15, 2015. 



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2014 New Releases Sale: Final Two Weeks!



For the start of 2015, we are offering an incredible first time discount on our 2014 collection: 15% off any 2014 new release!* These titles cover a diverse range of subjects and contemporary topics from critical human rights issues, to African American and feminist studies

 

Use code NRE14 at checkout to apply your discount. Offer expires January 31, 2015. Does not include 2015 new releases




Did you know WMM offers
digital licensing? 


Women Make Movies offers streaming licenses for the life of the format. Discounts are available with purchase of multiple licenses, if you are interested please contact us at orders@wmm.com or 212-925-0606 ext. 360


Women Make Movies gratefully acknowledges the support of our funders: The National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. 

DCA

FEBRUARY IS BLACK HISTORY MONTH!

Angela Davis in REFLECTIONS UNHEARD

In anticipation of Martin Luther King Day on January 19, Women Make Movies is celebrating Black History Month early with our favorite African American Studies titlestake 25% off any African American subject film!* Celebrate the lives of African American women and the contributions they have made to their families, communities and society from the civil rights movement to the present.These films make the perfect companion piece to any course on race, class and gender. For the first time 2014 bestsellers REFLECTIONS UNHEARD and LIVING THINKERS are included in this discount! See highlights below. 

REFLECTIONS UNHEARD: Black Women in Civil Rights unearths the story of black women's political marginalization-between the Black Power movement and second wave feminism, showing how each failed to recognize black women's overlapping racial and gender identities. 

LIVING THINKERS: An Autobiography of Black Women in the Ivory Tower examines the intersection of race, class and gender for Black women professors and administrators working in U.S. colleges and universities today.

THE EDGE OF EACH OTHER'S BATTLES: The Vision of Audre Lorde is a moving tribute to legendary black lesbian feminist poet Audre Lorde. 

MOUNTAINS THAT TAKE WING: A Conversation with Angela Davis & Yuri Kochiyama who discuss personal histories and influences that shaped them and their overlapping experiences.

BEAH: A Black Woman Speaks celebrates the life of legendary African American actress, poet and political activist Beah Richards. 

STANDING ON MY SISTERS' SHOULDERS tells the story of the women fought for change in Mississippi and altered the course of American history forever.

CHISHOLM '72 - Unbought and Unbossed takes an in-depth look at the 1972 presidential campaign of Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman elected to Congress. 

*Use offer code BHME15 to apply your discount. Cannot be combined with any other offer, other exceptions may apply. Offer expires March 15, 2015. 

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By Email:

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About WMM:

Since our beginnings in 1972, WMM has grown from a feminist filmmakers' collective into an industry-leading nonprofit media arts organization and distributor. For over 40 years, WMM has transformed the landscape of filmmaking for women directors and producers, bringing the issues facing women around the world to screens everywhere. Now, with more than 550 films in our catalog, including Academy®, Emmy®, Peabody and Sundance nominees and award winners, WMM is the largest distributor of films by and about women in the world. Women Make Movies. By Women. About Women. For Everyone. 







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Newsletter - December 2014 - Two Great Events on Wednesday w/ Discounts




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Newsletter IV:12bDecember 2014
In This Issue
Today's 'Modern American Woman' Discussion - Discount
WMM Workshop - Discount
She's Beautiful When She's Angry - w/ NYWIFT & WMM
#StageOpps & #ScreenOpps
Member Organizations
Quick Links

Like us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter

Find us on Pinterest

Visit our blog



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A Few More December Treats

Two great discounts for Wednesday night, and one great documentary you should see this week if you haven't already.

Also, we are still looking for some great folk for the following projects:
     2015 Collaboration Award and Gala
     #StageOpps & #ScreenOpps Newsletters
     Fundraising & Grantwriting
     
If you're on facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, etc. and would like to be on our Social Media Street Team, send your email address to socialmedia@womenartsmediacoalition.org. We'll let you know when we're doing special postings online, and you can help spread the word.

We are also continuing to develop our

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 Co-Presidents and Board Members at this fascinating panel 
co-sponsored by the Women in the Arts & Media Coalition.

Women Make Movies Workshop - Discount



MEET THE BROADCASTER: EPIX

The next WMM workshop is on Wednesday, Dec. 10th at 6:30pm, Meet the Broadcaster: EPIX.  EPIX is a premium movie and original programming entertainment service delivering the latest movie releases, classic film franchises, original documentaries, comedy and music events on TV, on demand, online and on devices. Recent Epix documentaries include Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel, Altman and TWA Flight 800. Director of Documentary Programming and Acquisitions, Jill Burkhart, will be here to provide an inside look at what Epix is looking to acquire and how best to position your film.

Register here - WAMC is the discount code for all members of member orgs.

She's Beautiful When She's Angry



SHE'S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE'S ANGRY
is still playing through Thursday
at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema
143 E. Houston St.

 See it if you can. It's SO important!
#StillBeautifulStillAngry

SHE'S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE'S ANGRY resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women's movement from 1966 to 1971. 

SHE'S BEAUTIFUL does not shy away from the controversies over race, sexual identity and leadership that arose in the women's movement.

US * 2014 * 16:9 * Stereo * 92 mins * Not Rated 


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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Newsletter - December 2014 - More Member Events & Discounts




Coalition Logo
Newsletter
Newsletter IV:12bDecember 2014
In This Issue
Today's 'Modern American Woman' Discussion - Discount
She's Beautiful When She's Angry - w/ NYWIFT & WMM
#StageOpps & #ScreenOpps
Member Organizations
Quick Links

Like us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter

Find us on Pinterest

Visit our blog



Join Our Mailing List!MailingList
Upcoming Events
and More

As we head towards the end of the year, we are looking for some great folk for 2015, for the following projects:
     2015 Collaboration Award and Gala
     #StageOpps & #ScreenOpps Newsletters
     Fundraising & Grantwriting
     Social Media

Please reply to this email if you're interested in becoming more involved with us in the coming year.

We are also continuing to develop our

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.




 

SHE'S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE'S ANGRY
w/ NYWIFT & WMM


Please join us on Sunday, December 7 at 7:15 p.m.
At the Landmark Sunshine Cinema for a Special Presentation of:
SHE'S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE'S ANGRY

Followed by a Q&A with Producer/Director Mary Dore,
Producer Nancy Kennedy &
Exec Producers Elizabeth Dreihaus & Pamela Tanner Boll

This special celebration of women filmmakers
is co-presented by: 
Women in the Arts & Media Coalition
New York Women in Film & Television 
Women Make Movies
The Chicken & Egg Pictures Team
Fork Films Team 

SHE'S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE'S ANGRY resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women's movement from 1966 to 1971. 

SHE'S BEAUTIFUL takes us from the founding of NOW, when ladies wore hats and gloves, to the emergence of more radical factions of women's liberation; from intellectuals like Kate Millett to the street theatrics of WITCH (Women's International Conspiracy from Hell!).

SHE'S BEAUTIFUL aims not to romanticize the early movement, but to dramatize it in its exhilarating, quarrelsome, sometimes heart-wrenching glory. The film does not shy away from the controversies over race, sexual identity and leadership that arose in the women's movement.

SHE'S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE'S ANGRY captures the spirit of the time -- thrilling, scandalous, and often hilarious.
 
US * 2014 * 16:9 * Stereo * 92 mins * Not Rated 


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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Coalition, NYWIFT & WMM: She's Beautiful When She's Angry - 12/7 at 7:15pm

SHE'S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE'S ANGRY
December 7th - w/ NYWIFT & WMM



Please join us on Sunday, December 7 at 7:15 p.m.
At the Landmark Sunshine Cinema for a Special Presentation of:
SHE'S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE'S ANGRY

Followed by a Q&A with Producer/Director Mary Dore,
Producer Nancy Kennedy &
Exec Producers Elizabeth Dreihaus & Pamela Tanner Boll

This special celebration of women filmmakers
is co-presented by: 
Women in the Arts & Media Coalition
New York Women in Film & Television 
Women Make Movies
The Chicken & Egg Pictures Team
Fork Films Team 

SHE'S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE'S ANGRY resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women's movement from 1966 to 1971. 

SHE'S BEAUTIFUL takes us from the founding of NOW, when ladies wore hats and gloves, to the emergence of more radical factions of women's liberation; from intellectuals like Kate Millett to the street theatrics of WITCH (Women's International Conspiracy from Hell!).

SHE'S BEAUTIFUL aims not to romanticize the early movement, but to dramatize it in its exhilarating, quarrelsome, sometimes heart-wrenching glory. The film does not shy away from the controversies over race, sexual identity and leadership that arose in the women's movement.  

SHE'S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE'S ANGRY captures the spirit of the time -- thrilling, scandalous, and often hilarious.
 
US * 2014 * 16:9 * Stereo * 92 mins * Not Rated 

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Newsletter - December 2014 - Upcoming Events and More




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Newsletter IV:12December 2014
In This Issue
She's Beautiful When She's Angry - 12/7 - w/ NYWIFT & WMM
The Brightness of Heaven - Discount
#StageOpps & #ScreenOpps
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As we head towards the end of the year, we are looking for some great folk for 2015, for the following projects:
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     Fundraising & Grantwriting
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Hope to see you soon,
Shellen Lubin and Avis Boone
Co-Presidents
for the Board of Representatives
Women in the Arts & Media Coalition, Inc.

SHE'S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE'S ANGRY
December 7th - w/ NYWIFT & WMM


Please join us on Sunday, December 7 at 7:15 p.m.
At the Landmark Sunshine Cinema for a Special Presentation of:
SHE'S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE'S ANGRY

Followed by a Q&A with Producer/Director Mary Dore,
Producer Nancy Kennedy &
Exec Producers Elizabeth Dreihaus & Pamela Tanner Boll

This special celebration of women filmmakers
is co-presented by: 
Women in the Arts & Media Coalition
New York Women in Film & Television 
Women Make Movies
The Chicken & Egg Pictures Team
Fork Films Team 

SHE'S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE'S ANGRY resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women's movement from 1966 to 1971. 

SHE'S BEAUTIFUL takes us from the founding of NOW, when ladies wore hats and gloves, to the emergence of more radical factions of women's liberation; from intellectuals like Kate Millett to the street theatrics of WITCH (Women's International Conspiracy from Hell!).

SHE'S BEAUTIFUL aims not to romanticize the early movement, but to dramatize it in its exhilarating, quarrelsome, sometimes heart-wrenching glory. The film does not shy away from the controversies over race, sexual identity and leadership that arose in the women's movement.  SHE'S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE'S ANGRY captures the spirit of the time -- thrilling, scandalous, and often hilarious.
 
US * 2014 * 16:9 * Stereo * 92 mins * Not Rated 




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

 
$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 THIS CODE FOR ANY PERFORMANCE
PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE until December 14:
Wednesdays at 3PM & 7PM, Thursdays & Fridays at 7PM
Saturdays at 3PM & 7PM, Sundays at 3PM

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.



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WMM: Discount on 2014 new releases! | Special Offer



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Attention New Customers!




Never bought from WMM?We want to welcome new customers to WMM with a special offer - 50% off your first order! See the films in our catalog here

Use code NCE14 at checkout to apply your discount. Does not include 2014 and 2015 new releases

Do you still have VHS tapes from WMM?

VHS upgrade special expires November 30! 
Many VHS tapes are now 
available on DVD. For the next two months, WMM will upgrade your tapes to DVD at only $99 per film! Contact us to see a list of films. 



Did you know WMM offers
digital licensing? 


Women Make Movies offers streaming licenses for the life of the format. If you are interested in taking advantage of this incredible offer at a discount, please contact us at orders@wmm.com or 212-925-0606 ext. 360


Women Make Movies gratefully acknowledges the support of our funders: The National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. 

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As the year comes to a close, we are offering an incredible first time discount on our 2014 collection: 15% off any 2014 new release!*  These titles cover a diverse range of subjects and contemporary topics from critical human rights issues, to African American and feminist studies. See highlights and bestsellers from the 2014 collection below. 

Nominated for four Australian Academy Awards including Best Documentary and Best Director, I AM A GIRL follows six different girls -- divided by origin, economics, ethnicity and access to education -- as they inch closer to adolescence, defining what it means to be a girl in the 21st century.
LIVING THINKERS: An Autobiography of Black Women in the Ivory Tower examines the intersection of race, class and gender for Black women professors and administrators working in U.S. colleges and universities today. 

In 1961, over 250,000 Cubans joined their country's National Literacy Campaign and taught more than 707,000 other Cubans to read and write. MAESTRA highlights the will and courage that made the monumental endeavor possible and the pivotal role of women's and youth empowerment in building a new society.


Structured as a personal journey of rediscovery by filmmaker Jennifer Lee, FEMINIST STORIES FROM WOMEN'S LIBERATION brings the momentous first decade of second-wave feminism vividly to life. Its trajectory starts with the earliest stirrings in 1963 and ends with the movement's full blossoming in 1970.
Weaving together over 100 archival educational films, science fiction and homage to 70s feminist filmmaking, THE MOTHERHOOD ARCHIVES is a lyrical essay film on the hidden history of childbirth in the 20th century.


 
See all 2014 new releases in our online catalog here, or in a PDF here
*Use code NRE14 to apply your discount. Offer expires January 31 2015, so act quickly! Cannot be combined with any other offer, other exceptions may apply. Excludes 2015 new releases



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Order any five of our 2013 or 2012 titles for only $495! This offer applies to institutions only; public libraries, K-12 and community groups still receive any title for only $89. 

Visit our online catalog for a complete listing of 2013 & 2012 New Releases. During checkout, enter promo code 495CE14 to apply your discount.* For questions, email orders@wmm.com or call 212.925.0606 x360

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WMM: "The Female Gaze" at IDFA, DOCNYC, grant deadlines and more!



Film Catalog     About       For Filmmakers      Resources      News & Events

WOMEN MAKE MOVIES E-NEWS NOVEMBER 2014
 
idfa

We are very excited for this year's special focus at IDFA: "The Female Gaze," several days of film programming culminating in an afternoon of discussion, panels and debate on the role of women in documentary on November 22. A group of 15 women directors, including filmmakers from our distribution program Kim Longinotto and Safi Faye, curated a program of 28 old and new documentaries directed by women, featuring WMM's FILMING DESIRE - A Journey Through Women's Film.  You can see the entire list of films here

WMM continues its long tradition as IDFA attendees and supporters. Executive Director Debra Zimmerman and Acquisitions Director Kristen Fitzpatrick will be at IDFA all week! Kristen will be working with the IDFA Academy, and Debra will be speaking on a panel during the Female Gaze program on November 22.

From our Production Assistance Program, CITIZENFOUR, 1971, and TEA TIME will be showing at the festival, and BLUE ID has been selected to participate in the IDFA forum. Distribution filmmaker Kyoko Miyake's (SURVIVING THE TSUNAMI) film TOKYO GIRLS will also participate in the IDFA forum. 

Visit the IDFA website for the full program listing, including the Forum and Docs for Sale!

docnyc

WMM has seven films from our Production Assistance Program playing at DOC NYC this year! 

Congrats to Director Laura Poitras of CITIZENFOUR who will receive the inaugural Robert and Anne Drew Award for Documentary Excellence! CITIZENFOUR will be screening at the festival along with Sundance award winner E-TEAMSXSW winner THE GREAT INVISIBLE and the highly anticipated NYC premiere of VESSEL 

Other Production Assistance films Included in the lineup: TOUGH LOVE, SOME KIND OF SPARK and FLORENCE, ARIZONA.

See here for the full DOCNYC schedule.  
macarthur

Two WMM Production Assistance films win MacArthur Documentary Fund Grants! 

Congratulations to Yance Ford and Vaishali Sinha, whose films STRONG ISLAND and ASK THE SEXPERT were recently awarded MacArthur Documentary Funds! The MacArthur Foundation received nearly 400 proposals in response to its most recent open call for independent documentary film proposals, and only fifteen were chosen for support. We are honored that two out of the fifteen supported projects are part of the WMM Production Assistance Program. The fifteen grants totaled more than $2 million for documentary film projects that "examine serious, timely issues all over the world in creative, engaging ways." Read more about these projects and the other films chosen here


In other grants news from the Production Assistance Program, 
Marielle Heller's film THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL recently received a grant from Cinereach and Susan Zeig just received a grant from the Nellie Mae Education Foundation for her project EDUCATION: A Community Concern!
broadcasts
LaDonna Harris: Indian 101

Upcoming broadcasts from distribution you don't want to miss:

Encore broadcast, Global Voices|PBS Sunday, November 16
For more information and to set your local channel click here.

Broadcast premiere, WORLD Channel|PBS Monday, November 17</