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Works By Women: New discount codes, comps, and more



supporting theatrical work written, directed, designed by women



SHOWS CLOSING THIS WEEKclosing


SHOWS OPENING THIS WEEK






OPPORTUNITIESOpportunities





 
Creative Capital helps artists realize specific projects while building their capacity to sustain their careers for the long-term.
 

To be eligible to apply for Creative Capital, an artist must be:
  • A U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident
  • At least 25 years old
  • A working artist with at least five years professional experience
  • Not a full-time student





EXCLUSIVE MEMBER BENEFITSBENEFITS



MCC Theater at
The Lucille Lortel Theatre
121 Christopher St
Feb 4, 2015 - Mar 15, 2015

There is a new immersive realm for the senses online, a virtual playground where those who plug in are coaxed into acting out their darkest fantasies--with no consequences in the "real" world. Or so it seems... until a young female detective begins an investigation to determine if there is a point at which thought or intention may actually constitute a crime within--and outside of--this new frontier.

Winner of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, Jennifer Haley's The Nether is a haunting thriller that will make you question when the fantastic becomes too real.


USE CODE "NETHERCP" FOR $39-$49 TICKETS (USUALLY $69-$75)

by Brona Crehan
Thursday Productions
the cell theatre
338 west 23rd street
New York, NY 10011 
February 11, 2015 - February 28, 2015
Ever wonder what your life would be like if you'd made one different choice?  An unplanned pregnancy sets off a chain of events in the lives of three people in PILLOW ON THE STAIRS.  What follows creates a web of secrets and denials that binds this trio of ordinary, flawed individuals together for a lifetime. Every decision has lasting consequences in this intimate story about love, loyalty, betrayal, and trust.


A LIMITED NUMBER OF COMP TICKETS TOMORROW AND THURSDAY


written and performed by Antonia Lassar
directed by Angela Dumlao
The Kraine Theatre
85 E4th St, New York, NY
February 18th, 2015 - March 6th, 2015

Can there be laughter in the healing process? The lives of survivors, perpetrators, and bystanders weave together in a wickedly funny and piercingly insightful one woman show about a community trying to heal after a sexual assault. In Post Traumatic Super Delightful (PTSD), the personal is political, the political is personal. And the person is a clown.
USE CODE "yesmeansyes" FOR $8 TICKETS (USUALLY $16) 




MEMBER CORNERMEMBER

In MEMBER CORNER, members of Works by Women can share productions they are working on which feature many women artists, but either have a run of less than 2 weeks or do not meet the 50/50 writer, director, design team Works by Women requires. If you would like your project to be included please email 
info@worksbywomen.org with the subject "Member Corner and Title of Your Show"


by Robin Rice Lichtig
Bricken & Birch
Under St. Marks Theatre
94 St. Marks Place, Manhattan
February 18, 2015 - March 1, 2015

In this all-female play, a woman grows from youth to old age, facing challenges many women face, but never giving up her dream.

"As a member of the League of Professional Theatre Women and Works by Women... and as the playwright of this very woman-centric play... I would love to offer Works by Women half-price tickets. That would be 
$8 regular/$6 seniors."


 Contact me. Robin Rice Lichtig, playwright, robinricenyc@gmail.com
by Laura Hirschberg
Directed by Anaїs Koivisto
an Everyday Inferno Theatre Company production
at THE KRAINE THEATER
85 E 4th St. 
February 20th - March 6th, 2014

Fleeing an arranged marriage, Princess Alvida commandeers a pirate vessel and assembles an unlikely crew of laundry women, seamstresses, and cooks. As she struggles with opposing roles - pirate and princess - her betrothed finds himself falling for a woman he's barely met. Shanties and swordfights frame this theatrical tale of love on the high seas...

Creating a Work of Art Based on a Work of Art
hosted by Barbara Hammond
Friday, February 20 @ 4pm
Panel Discussion
A talk with Barbara Hammond, documentarian Mike Lerner (A Punk Prayer, the Russian Woodpecker), journalist Melik Kaylan (The Russia-China Axis), and journalist Argemino Barro about how to make a play from an unfolding news story taking place 5,000 miles away.

Playwright readings and events at New Dramatists are FREE.
Seating is extremely limited and reservations are required.  
Email us or call (212) 757-6960 to request reservations. 
Suggest a Show

If your production (no readings, free events) has a creative team (writers, directors, designers) of at least 50% women and has a run of at least two weeks in a New York City venue, we would love to include it and maybe even bring our group to see it! 






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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
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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!
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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: #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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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
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!

Discount to SPOILED
 
SPOILED

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

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

CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS

TICKETS $22. DISCOUNT TICKETS ($5 OFF) AVAILABLE FOR ALL COALITION MEMBER ORG MEMBERS WITH CODE LPTW, SENIORS WITH DISCOUNT CODE SENIOR AND FOR STUDENTS WITH DISCOUNT CODE STUDENT

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 


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


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Link to #Stage Opps online
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on the WomenArts website.

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WomenArts: Get Ready for SWAN Day 2015


WomenArts - Create, Connect, Change the World.

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Get Ready for SWAN Day 2015! 
Dear Women in the Arts & Media Coalit,

The Eighth International Support Women Artists Now Day/SWAN Day will be celebrated around the world on Saturday, March 28 and throughout March and April.  This is a grassroots "do it yourself" holiday, and everyone is invited to join us in honoring women's creativity.

There are no fees or application forms required to participate in SWAN Day. If you decide to create a SWAN event or if you are doing any event in March or April featuring women artists, we invite you to create a free listing on our official SWAN Calendar

We will be featuring SWAN events in the WomenArts Blog and  newsletters over the next three months.  If you want us to write about you, creating a listing in the SWAN Calendar is the best way to let us know about your event.
Ways To Participate in SWAN Day
  • Organize Arts Events for SWAN Day -  There have been over 1,200 SWAN Day events in 24 countries in the past 7 years. Join the fun by organizing an event in your community!

    Your event can be a performance, exhibit, rally, parade, workshop, or any other activity that draws attention to women artists or raises money for women artists in your community.  To post your event on our website, please visit our SWAN Calendar and then click on the link labelled “Post Events” at the top right of the SWAN Calendar page.

    We have posted Publicity Tools and Fundraising Tools to help you organize your event, and you can download our official SWAN Day logo.  If you have questions, please feel free to contact us.
  • Host a SWAN Day Party – Gather friends at your house to talk about ways that you might help the women artists in your community.  Invite local artists to speak at the party or use the WomenArts Network to find artists that you would like to support.  If you want to find films written and directed by women to show at your party, you can check out our page of Websites with Helpful Information about Women in Film.
  • Donate to Your Favorite Women Artists – If you love seeing the work of a particular woman artist, send her a check on SWAN Day to help her make more art. If you are having a gathering, ask everyone to contribute some amount of money and then make a group decision about which women artists you want to support.
  • Introduce Students to Women Artists in the US & Elsewhere – If you are a teacher, tell your students about SWAN Day and introduce them to women artists! Use the WomenArts Network, our list of Directories of Women Artists, or other sources to find local women artists you could invite to your classes.
  • Start Wearing SWAN Shirts, Jewelry and Other Items -   Show your support by wearing shirts, jewelry and other items featuring swans.  When anyone asks you, tell them you are wearing swans because you want to see more art reflecting women’s perspectives.  These casual conversations are a great way to make people more aware of the discrimination faced by women artists. We have SWAN shirts, hats, and mugs available in the SWAN Store at: www.cafepress.com/womenarts.
"She's Beautiful When She's Angry"
Women Marching 1970
Women's March 1970
Photo: Diana Davies
Watch the Film's Trailer
WomenArts highly recommends She's Beautiful When She's Angry, a film by Mary Dore and Nancy Kennedy about the birth of the women's liberation movement in the late 1960s.

The film reminds us that in those early days of the National Organization of Women, ladies still wore hats and gloves, abortions were illegal, and lesbians were outcasts.

Through interviews with leading feminists of the period and archival footage, the film chronicles the wide-range of women's liberation activities in the late 1960s - feminists in academia, women’s rock bands and poetry, underground abortion services, lesbian activism, the first edition of Our Bodies, Ourselves, and a variety of other protest actions.

The film features interviews with Kate Millett, Fran Beal, Rita Mae Brown, Karla Jay, Susan Griffin, Alta,  Judith Arcana, members of the Boston Women's Health Collective, and many other feminists of the period.

The film opened in the San Francisco Bay Area this week. Please visit the film's website to find screenings near you or to watch the film's trailer.

Did You Get Your Free #StageOpps & #ScreenOpps Newsletters?
Women in Arts and Media Coalition in collaboration with WomenArts and the League of Professional Theatre Women is publishing free newsletters for theatre and film/video artists listing submission opportunities, grants, auditions, residencies and more.  Click the links below or follow the #StageOpps and #ScreenOpps tags on Twitter.  There are links at the bottom of each funding newsletter which will let you sign up to receive them by email.

Theatre Artists - You can see the current issue of #StageOpps (formerly the Theatre Funding News) by clicking here.

Film/Video Artists - You can see the current issue of #ScreenOpps (formerly the Film/Video Funding News) by clicking here.

To Submit a Listing - To submit a listing for the #StageOpps or #ScreenOpps newsletters, please visit the Women in Arts and Media Coalition's Submit a Listing Page

WomenArts
1442A Walnut Street #67
Berkeley, CA 94709
Phone: (510) 868-5096
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WMM - Don't miss our fundraising workshop this Thursday!





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PRODUCTION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM NEWS

Citizenfour is nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature


Diary of a Teenage Girl won the U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Excellence in Cinematography at Sundance


Four PA films are premiering at SXSW 2015: A Woman Like Me, A Brave Heart, GTFO, and Sailing a Sinking Sea



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




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!
 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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Bi-Monthly EBlast from LAFPI!



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

Meet the Instigators....

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


Upcoming LA FPI Events

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

Bullhorn Announcements!

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

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

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

 

SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITIESEnvelope & folder

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


LA Female Playwrights: We Want Your Plays!

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

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

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

WOMEN at WORK onstage

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

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

Up elevatorOPPORTUNITIES FOR INSTIGATORS! 

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

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

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


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Girl Be Heard Performs with Human Rights Watch





BREAKING THE SILENCE WITH GIRL BE HEARD
For the first time, 
will bring together actors from across the globe 
to break the cycle of silence around gender-based violence. 
This ground-breaking collaboration 
features selections from Breaking the Silencewritten for Human Rights Watch
and Girl Be Heard'sTrafficked and DisPLACEd.
February 19-21, 2015
Breaking the Silence 
with G!RL BE HEARD
SoHo PlayHouse 
15 Vandam Street
New York, NY 10013
February 19, 8:00pm

** Only Three Shows **

 Be sure to secure your tickets here


If you are a member of the press, please contact Noelia Mann, noelia@girlbeheard.org
If you are in need of group or scholarship tickets, please contact emilie@girlbeheard.org.    

Cast and Crew 


Selections from Trafficked/DisPLACEd
Written by: Deanna Alexandra, Aya Aziz, Georgie Exinord, Noelia Mann, Betsy Perez, Tiff Roma, Melanie Thompson & Danielle Walker

Directed by Noelia Mann & Tiff Roma
Featuring: Aya Aziz, Noelia Mann, Betsy Perez, Melanie Thompson & Sophie Walker 

Selections from Breaking the Silence: 
Written by Suzan Craig & Katrina Syran

Featuring: Gemma Aston, Amelia Donkor, Adam James, Fraser James, Charlotte Longfield, Katrina Syran & guitarist Jad Azkoul 

Girl Be Heard is a non-profit theatre company that brings global issues affecting girls center stage by empowering young women to tell their stories.

Human Rights Watch is an independent, international organization that works as part of a vibrant movement to uphold human dignity and advance the cause of
human rights for all. 

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Monday, Feb 9, 6:30 pm - Crisis to Creation: Town Hall on the Future of NYC Performing Arts - FREE!


Syrian Drama: Sa'dallah Wannous' Ritua
Photo by Julian Jourdes
Photo by Julian Jourdes
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
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 Acamedy 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



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Discount for "SPOILED" written and performed by Elizabeth Hess

Use the code LPTW and take off $5!






SPOILED
FEBRUARY 15 AT 3 AND 7 PM, FEBRUARY 16 & 17 AT 7 PM

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TICKETS $22. DISCOUNT TICKETS ($5 OFF) AVAILABLE FOR SENIORS WITH DISCOUNT CODE SENIOR AND FOR STUDENTS WITH DISCOUNT CODE STUDENT. MUST SHOW ID AT DOOR

written and performed by Elizabeth Hess

Developed by Elizabeth Scott Osborne

Directed by Julie Kline

Executive Producer - Elizabeth Scott Osborne

Producer - Cheryl King

What's up with men? 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.



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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
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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.

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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FREE TIX (only 50 available): Rosie O'Donnell: A Heartfelt Stand Up 2/7 at 4:30 pm Athena Film Festival


Rosie O’Donnell: A Heartfelt Stand Up



One free ticket per Coalition org member! ORDER HERE

Featuring Rosie O’Donnell in a hybrid form of standup comedy, inspired by her recent near-fatal heart attack. In a comic and touching performance, she shares her experience with heart disease, the leading cause of death among American women, and explores topics ranging from the challenges of raising five children to her obsession with Barbra Streisand. O’Donnell’s return to the stage is an honest, hilarious and intimate take on life.
Date: Saturday, February 7, 4:30PMLocation: Miller Theatre, 2960 Broadway, Columbia University
(note: neither food nor drink are allowed in Miller Theatre)
Rosie O’Donnell, Dr. Allison Spatz, (Clinical instructor, New York Presbyterian Hospital,
President, New York Cardiology Associates) Dr. Holly Andersen and British Robinson, CEO of the Women’s Heart Alliance will join the audience following the screening to discuss women and heart disease. The discussion will be moderated by Debora Spar, President of Barnard College.
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WMM: SELMA & Heroic Women in Civil Rights | Special Offer from WMM




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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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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:


    
 

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WBW: Check out our new website design!




supporting theatrical work written, directed, designed by women


IN THIS NEWSLETTER 2/3/15


SHOWS CLOSING THIS WEEKclosing

SHOWS OPENING THIS WEEK










FEATUREDFEATURED



Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/WikiturgyNYC

New and experienced Wikipedians are invited to come together to create, edit, and expand Wikipedia articles on under- or unsung theatre artists--with a focus on artists who are queer, women, of color, or otherwise underrepresented--as part of a worldwide Wikiturgy Edit-a-Thon. Participating in this event is a way to support artists whose work you know, admire, and feel should have a more publicly visible space online--or to discover new artists and new histories of performance in the Americas. This event is open to all, but RSVP is required. 
This New York City branch of the worldwide Wikiturgy 2015 event. For why we are doing this, see this article in HowlRound.






EXCLUSIVE MEMBER BENEFITSBENEFITS


written and performed by
Elizabeth Hess
Developed by Elizabeth Scott Osborne
Directed by Julie Kline
Stage Left Studio
214 W 30TH STREET, 6TH FL
NEW YORK, NY 10001
FEBRUARY 15 AT 3 AND 7 PM, FEBRUARY 16 & 17 AT 7 PM

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.

USE CODE "WXW" FOR $5 OFF $22 TICKETS






ADVOCACYAdvocacy


Enact legislation guaranteeing women equal access & opportunity for employment in government funded arts organizations. 


Legislation should be enacted whereby any arts organization or institution that is receiving city, state or federal funding should be mandated to allocate an equitable portion of that funding to women artists, thereby ensuring that they receive grants and/or employment opportunities that are traditionally denied them. For example, in the American Theatre women receive less than 20% of production opportunities nationwide. With this new legislation, women theatre artists across the board-playwrights, directors, designers, etc. -would have a fair shot at working and/or creating in their chosen field. Commercial producers will continue to produce whomever they choose-man or woman. But, when government monies are involved there should be a mandate for parity in the disbursement of those dollars.






MEMBER CORNERMEMBER

In MEMBER CORNER, members of Works by Women can share productions they are working on which feature many women artists, but either have a run of less than 2 weeks or do not meet the 50/50 writer, director, design team Works by Women requires. If you would like your project to be included please email info@worksbywomen.org with the subject "Member Corner and Title of Your Show"



Family Theater returns to Greenwich Village 
Every Saturday, January 24th thru May 9th @ 11:00 A.M. and 1:00 P.M 
13th Street Repertory Theater, 50 West 13th Street, NYC
by June Rachelson-Ospa and Daniel Neiden 

A Fairly Fractured Tale 
Rapunzel, Cinderella, and Snow White are triplets who are stolen by an angry witch.  When she casts an evil spell, each sister is catapulted into her own fractured fairytale -- Rapunzel craves junk food, Cinderella has self-esteem issues, Snow White is allergic to apples, and each dreams of being rescued by a handsome Prince.  Will they be saved?  Of course!  Beau, Barry, and Burly Bob may be a little more bashful and bumbling than bright, but with the help of the Fairy Tailor and some magic spells, they all live happily ever after!  
A New Musical to benefit the International OCD Foundation
Dixon Place
161A Chrystie St.
SUNDAY FEB 8 AT 7:00PM
Free Admission

Three Times Fast is a new musical with book and lyrics by Naomi Matlow and music and lyrics by Teresa Lotz. The show follows the coming of age of fifteen year old Olivia Klemons as she wades through the stress of high school, her mother's remarriage, a move to a new house and her fresh diagnosis with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.  As Olivia faces her deepest fears through therapy with Dr. West, she uncovers strength she never knew she had. Through Olivia's struggles and recoveries, her family members contemplate the habits that they have created to help them get through the day with a feeling of greater control over life's uncertainties.
 
Suggest a Show

If your production (no readings, free events) has a creative team (writers, directors, designers) of at least 50% women and has a run of at least two weeks in a New York City venue, we would love to include it and maybe even bring our group to see it! 


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Newsletter - February 2015 - Coalition Award Submissions & Free LPTW Event Tonight



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Newsletter V:2February 2015
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2015 Collaboration Award
Open for Submissions & More

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.

Tonight's event from the League of Professional Theatre Women is happening as long as the New York Public Library system stays open. Hope to see you there.

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.

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

LPTW Oral History 2/2/15

Yes, it's happening tonight!

League of Professional Theatre Women 
presents Oral History: 

STOCKARD CHANNING
interviewed by Patrick Pacheco

Monday, February 2, 2015 at 6:00PM
Bruno Walter Auditorium
New York Public Library 
for the Performing Arts at
Lincoln Center
65th Street & Amsterdam Avenue
This program is produced by Betty Corwin.
FREE Admission, Seating First Come First Served
This program is made possible, in part, with public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.
The Oral History program enjoys continued support from The Edith Meisner Foundation.
 




(from Women in the Arts & Media Coalition, 

League of Professional Theatre Women, and WomenArts)

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#StageOppsFeb15
Submission opportunities for women in theatre.
(previously known as Theatre Funding Newsletter)


*Opportunities in red are for selected populations.
**Opportunities starred and in red are for women only.


February’s Special Opportunity
**Women in the Arts & Media Coalition: Collaboration Award Committee Feedback**


If you apply by February 28, 2015, feedback from the committee will be offered to readers of the #StageOpps newsletter only. Please email specialoppscode@gmail.com to retrieve this month's #StageOpps code!


The launch date for the Women in the Arts & Media Coalition’s 2015 Collaboration Award recognizing Women Working with Women is February 2, 2015. The award is designed to encourage women in the arts and media from different specializations to work collaboratively on the creation of a new artistic work. The aim of the award is to encourage women to work collaboratively with women of other disciplines. Teams of two or more women from two or more Coalition member organizations working together on a creative project may apply for the 2015 Collaboration Award on The Coalition website at www.womenartsmediacoalition.org.


Deadline for Special Opp submissions is February 28 at 11:59 pm.
Final deadline for all submissions is 11:59pm Thursday April 30th.


Project Submissions
Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival (August 3-9, 2015; New York, NY) - Attention playwrights! The time has come to unpack your short plays and get them ready to submit to the 40th Annual Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival. We are now accepting submissions! Playwrights (not published with Samuel French Inc. or any other major theatrical publisher) are welcome to submit up to 3 plays, each running 10-30 minutes in length. There is a $10 submission fee per play. Application requires the sign off of you as producer, or your own separate producer, who will produce the play to participate in the festival. To apply and for further guidelines: http://oob.samuelfrench.com/. Deadline: February 14th, 2015, 11:59pm E.S.T.


13th Annual Fresh Fruit Festival (July 6-19, 2015; New York, NY) - All Out Arts is now accepting submissions for the 13th Annual Fresh Fruit Festival, New York City’s grassroots, multidisciplinary international festival of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer arts and culture.  A cornucopia of various forms of artistic expression, the festival will occur July 6-19 at The Wild Project in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Thanks to the generosity of New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and others, there are no submission fees for early applicants, and no performance fees are required. The Fresh Fruit Festival’s goal is to present the whole spectrum of LGBTQ lives as expressed through Performance Art, Dance, Theatre, Video, Film, Spoken Word, Graphic Arts, Music & various other forms of artistic expression. Submissions in all artistic disciplines & lengths are considered for presentation as long as they highlight or showcase a spectrum of the LGBTQ experience, and are finished, self-produced shows. The Festival provides AEA-approved performance venues & insurance, marketing & publicity assistance, ticketing services, professional theater staff (logistics manager; a light or sound technician; front of house), repertory lighting plot & sound system, networking events & more! Deadline: February 22, 2015 (No Fee), March 22, 2015 ($25 Late Fee)
Manhattan Repertory Theatre’s Spring One Act Play Festival (March 18 - April 11, 2015; New York, NY) Seeking fully produced one act plays (cast, directed and ready to perform) 7 minutes to 20 minutes in length for MRTʼs SPRING ONE ACT PLAY COMPETITION 2015 at Manhattan Rep, 303 W.42nd St. NYC. FIRST PRIZE for BEST PLAY: $1000 EACH PLAY WILL BE GIVEN A MINIMUM OF FOUR PERFORMANCES, (And an additional 3 performances if the play goes on to the FINALS - April 9, 10 and 11.) We will supply a technician to run the sound and lights.To submit your one act play production please email: The complete play,a synopsis of the play,the character breakdown,the running time of the play,the set and lighting requirements, the playʼs production history (if it has been produced before and where) your mailing address,and a creative team leader contact email address to:manhattanrep@yahoo.com by FRIDAY FEB 20, 2015 at Midnight. Please put “Spring One Act Competition” in the subject heading. We will contact you within a week as to your acceptance.Plays that we love will be accepted on a First-Come First-Served basis.The earlier you submit the better chances you have of being accepted for we may end submissions before February 20, 2015,  if we fill up all available performance slots. There is no submission fee.  NON-EQUITY ONLY.Each play will be given a MINIMUM of FOUR performances, with 3 more performances if the play moves on to the finals. Once accepted, there will be a $150.00 participation fee. There will be NO additional security fees or Manhattan Repertory Theatre based production fees. Deadline: February 20, 2015
Thespis Theatre Festival (New York, NY) - All Genres of shows are welcome. If your show has already had a run (in theaters or in other festivals) you can still participate, but only with a completely new cast and crew. Click here for how to submit: thespisnytheaterfestival.com. Festival runs from June 15 thru August 31, 2015. Non-Union and AEA shows accepted. No fees required to submit your play. This is a long festival (12 weeks) that allows all shows: Prime performance times, amazing awards, the opportunity for all festivals cast and crew members to attend every show in the festival for free, special professional guidance for playwrights staging their first show to help them make their performance a success, answers to all questions in a matter of hours and most often by the festival’s founders, and knowledgable staff, including a professional lighting and sound system to add color, depth and unexpected elements to each scene, a free tutorial on how to use the light/sound/projections system and expert technical guidance on how to paint the mood of your play. You’ll get a five-hour tech rehearsal just before your first performance instead of being rushed within a tech time that is merely double your show’s run time, free box office management/venue handling during performances, storage for your props and set pieces during the length of your run, free use of props and set pieces owned by the theater (an incredible collection- not just chairs and rehearsal blocks, but real furniture), saving you transportation time and money, and an extremely low participation fee. For more info, and to submit, visit http://thespisnytheaterfestival.com/thespis-theater-festival-venus-adonis/. Deadline June 1, 2015
Script Submissions Duct Tape & A Dream Festival - Roots & Wings Theatrical is currently seeking script submissions and proposals for our eighth installment of Duct Tape & A Dream, our annual festival to present fully-staged workshop performances of new works by emerging artists. Submissions can be short or full length, movement & choreography pieces, mixed media, solo storytelling, music, or anything you dream up... even visual pieces we can hang in the lobby!  This is a workshop festival focused on developing the selected works and promoting collaboration between artists, so when applying please keep in mind minimally/easily constructed sets made for a festival setting. Our festival typically takes place in a 60-seat black box with a 36' x 22' foot performance area -- something to consider when submitting movement projects. Please send application and all submission materials to Literary Associate, Bradley Troll at bradley@rawtheatrical.org. Visit http://www.ducttapeandadream.org/submissions/ for more information. Deadline February 2, 2015 @ 5PM EST
The King's Head Theatre’s 2015 Adrian Pagan Award (London, UK) - This year the award is open to anyone who has not been professionally produced more than once. We are looking for a good story, well told, that communicates bold ideas, is relevant to our times, and engages in some way with the live nature of theatre. The winning writer’s script will be produced at the King’s Head Theatre. For details on how to submit, please download their Guidelines document and follow the instructions found within. Please also complete an Equal Opportunities Monitoring form (found on their website) and submit it with your script. Please note that we can only accept one script per writer. All queries should be directed to apaward@kingsheadtheatre.com International applicants are welcome, but should be aware that we are unable to cover any expenses incurred for travel and accommodation should an international applicant be the eventual winner. To apply: http://www.kingsheadtheatre.com/adrian-pagan.html. Deadline: February 2, 2015 @ 10AM G.M.T.
Adaptive Arts Theater Company Monologue Competition (New York, NY) - As part of our ongoing efforts to bring awareness to stories and voices missing from the stage, we are seeking pieces for our newest performance night entitled: I Don’t Belong Here: Theatrical Snapshots from Self-Proclaimed Outsiders. These “theatrical snapshots” are open to interpretation, we want to hear from you!  Send us a monologue, a story, a short scene, a song...anything that you think showcases the voice of an “outsider.” Please email your piece to Marielle Duke and Matilde Keizer at adaptivearts@gmail.com. We will notify playwrights by February 15th. Visit http://www.adaptiveartstheater.org/educational-programs.html for more information about Adaptive Arts. Deadline February 9, 2015


Tron Theatre’s The Progressive Playwright Series (Glasgow, Scotland) - The Progressive Playwright returns returns with readings of plays from up-and-coming playwrights.  Each evening, extracts from six plays will be read, with the night culminating in the audience voting for the play that they would like to hear an extended version of at the following event. This event has the theme of DESIRE, with scripts directed by Jordan Blackwood. The audience will also have a chance to hear a fuller version of December's wining script, Confession by Chris Donald alongside scripts from: Molly Ziegler - Getting it (Back), Daniel Cameron - The Anniversary, Jenni Cumming - Security, George Docherty - The Angel and The Manse. The themes for this rest of the season’s events are: PREJUDICE directed by Allie Butler (5 Mar, Submission deadline: 12 Feb), SURVIVAL directed by Lissa Lorenzo (23 Apr, Submission deadline: 2 Apr), BETRAYAL directed by Andy Arnold (28 May, Submission deadline: 7 May). For more information or script submissions, contact progressive@tron.co.uk. Visit http://www.tron.co.uk/event/the-progressive-playwright-46/ for more info. Deadline: February 12, 2015 for the first series
Durango Arts Center 10 Minute Play Festival (Durango, CO) - Every year Durango Arts Center Theatre hosts a three-part 10-Minute Play series with a contest from August through February where DAC accepts 10-Play submissions from playwrights–emerging and professional. A staged reading of the Top Five Finalists takes place in the spring followed by the plays debuting in a full production for the 10-Minute Play Festival in the fall.Only original plays, never before produced, are eligible. • Each play should require two to four characters and minimal props and costumes. • The play, exclusive of title and cast pages, may be no more than ten pages. Script submissions should include the following: • An optional cover letter • TWO COPIES OF THE PLAY • $10 entry fee (check addressed to Durango Arts Center). The top contest entries will be presented as staged readings at The Durango Arts Center in Durango, CO in May 2015. The Judges will select the top five entries and the winner of the Grand Prize Award ($500). Audience members will select their favorite 10-Minute Play for a People’s Choice Award of $100. The Grand Prize winning play and selected others will be performed at the Durango Arts Center as part of the 10-Minute Play Festival in Octoberl. Visit http://durangoarts.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/10MinuteContest_CallforEntries1.pdf to apply. Deadline: February 13, 2015
Theatre Oxford 10 Minute Play Contest – Winner receives the L.W. Thomas Award of $1,000 and production of winning 10-minute play. Plays must be original and unproduced and may not exceed 10 pages. Plays should have 2-4 characters and minimal set and costume requirements. Submit 2 copies of play, optional cover letter, title page with author name and full contact information (do not put name and contact info anywhere else on script), and character breakdown. Staple or paper clip script; no binders or folders. Multiple submissions accepted; each submission requires an entry fee. FEE: $10. Theatre Oxford – 10 Minute Play Contest, PO Box 1394, Oxford, MS 38655, http://www.10minuteplays.com/. Deadline: February 15, 2015
Caryl Crane Youth Theatre’s Ronald M. Ruble New Play Festival (Huron, OH) - Each year Caryl Crane Youth Theatre hosts a national playwriting festival, showcasing new plays and musicals suitable for young adults and children. A national search is currently looking for the best and most promising unproduced theatrical works relevant to youth today. The weekend long festival held at the beginning of May each year, consists of three to five staged readings of previously unseen theatrical works and will take place in the McBride Auditorium on the BGSU Firelands campus in Huron, Ohio. A winning work will be chosen through committee/audience/participant voting and the author(s) will receive a $500 cash prize as well as the option of a 3-week workshop of their production during the following CCYT season. There is no submission fee for all plays received before January 15, 2015.  A $10 reader’s fee must be included with all works submitted after January 15, 2014, to be eligible for the CCYT Ronald M. Ruble New Play Festival and the $500 award. Visit http://www.firelands.bgsu.edu/arts/caryl-crane-youth-theatre/involved.html for guidelines and to apply. Deadline: February 16, 2015
**Babes With Blades Script Development Submissions** (Chicago, IL) - The winning script will be produced as part of Babes With Blades’ 2016-17 Season, and the winning playwright will receive a $1000 cash prize. U.S. and International submissions accepted. Submission REQUIREMENTS – The author must observe and adhere to the submission requirements: 1. Only FULL LENGTH submissions will be accepted: 75 – 120 minutes (at least 60 pages) in length. DO NOT send incomplete submissions, excerpts or a synopsis. 2. The moment depicted in the inspirational image must be dramatized/incorporated in the play. 3. Both all-female and mixed-gender casts will be considered, but women must be in most/all of the primary roles and women must be featured in most/all of the combat. 4. All submissions must be new, original works, inspired by the topic of the contest. Previously written, workshopped, published or performed submissions will not be considered. Please do not insert the contest image into an existing script. Please Consider: 1. Fights are a big part of what we do, so their inclusion in scripts is important as long as they serve the story and the characters 2. We typically perform in black box theatres on limited budgets. Preference will be given to scripts that require fewer than 12 actors and uncomplicated/limited scenery. Less is more. 3. Please take a few moments to peruse our website to familiarize yourself with the mission and direction of our company, our acting ensemble, and our past shows. Electronic submissions only to Morgan Manasa: email to swordandpen@babeswithblades.org. For questions, email swordandpen@babeswithblades.org. Visit http://babeswithblades.org/?page_id=2707 to apply. Deadline: February 27, 2015
Giant Cherry Productions LGBT Playwriting Contest (London, UK) - Giant Cherry Productions are pleased to announce the launch of their new annual LGBT Playwriting Contest! The premise is simple: we are on the lookout for the next great gay play with LGBT characters, stories or themes. Three scripts will be selected as finalists and then performed as staged readings in London in Autumn 2015. Of these three finalists, one overall winner will be chosen and have their play produced by Giant Cherry Productions as a full theatrical production in Spring 2016. The three finalists will receive the following: 1) Promotion of themselves and their plays on the Giant Cherry Productions website and our social media channels as well as to our network of theatre professionals and industry contacts. 2) An invitation to attend castings for their play, attend table reads, workshops and rehearsals. 3) Having their play performed as a staged reading to an invited industry audience as part of a three night showcase in London in Autumn 2015. THE WINNER will receive all of the above as well as having their winning play produced by Giant Cherry Productions for a full theatrical run in London in Spring 2016. We are looking for plays that fit in with Giant Cherry's manifesto of staging exciting, compelling new LGBT works. They can make us laugh, make us cry, they can be controversial, they can push the envelope. We believe that LGBT theatre should be about taking risks, challenging audiences' perceptions and provoking their thoughts and imaginations. The three finalists will be announced on 31st March 2015. Visit http://www.giantcherryproductions.com/giant-cherries-writing-contest.html to apply. Deadline: February 28, 2015


Lunchbox Theatre’s Suncor Energy Stage One Festival (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) -  Each year, with the generous support of Suncor, Lunchbox Theatre is able to workshop scripts through the Suncor Energy Stage One Festival. All chosen playwrights receive dramaturgical support, a workshop with a professional director and actors and either a closed or public reading, depending on the stage development. Lunchbox Theatre is currently inviting playwrights to submit one-act plays for consideration. All plays must eventually run approximately 50 minutes. Submissions are not limited to comedies and musicals but content should be suitable for Lunchbox Theatre audiences – excessive use of foul language or nudity may limit the possibility of production. Anyone is allowed to apply. All applications should include: Playwright’s resume, History of any development the script has received thus far, Premise of the play, Plot outline for the basic structure of the play, Minimum of 15 pages of script for the piece being submitted. Please submit applications in hard copy form to: Suncor Energy Stage One Submissions, Lunchbox Theatre, 160 115 9 Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0P5. If you have any questions, or for more information, please contact Artistic Producer, Mark Bellamy at mark.bellamy@lunchboxtheatre.com. Visit http://www.lunchboxtheatre.com/stage-one-submissions/ for more information. Deadline: February 28, 2015


Midland Community Theatre Mike McLaren Script Competition (Midland, TX) - Mike McLaren, a long-time MCT volunteer and Permian Basin celebrity, loved a good comedy—whether he was onstage or in the front row. To honor his memory, Mike’s theatre family created a script competition to encourage playwrights to create new comedy scripts suitable for production in community theatre. Since 1989, over 2000 plays have been entered. Authors have come from almost every state in the Union, and a dozen countries. Many Finalists have published their scripts or been produced by other theatres in the US and abroad! To submit a script to the competition: 1.  $10 entry fee. US funds, no cash. If script is emailed, payment must accompany the completed entry form by mail. 2.  If mailed, send a Word document or PDF file on a CD (each script on a separate CD). 3.  If emailed, send a Word document or PDF file to mclaren1@mctmidland.org. 4.  Pages must be numbered. 5.  Character listing 6.  Legible, completed entry form 7.  Submit before that looming deadline, which is the last day of February. If you become a finalist, you’ll need to agree to give us first production rights for your play. The agreement is easily downloaded here. It simply gives our play selection committee the option of producing one or more of the finalists if they find them suitable for the season. Up to four scripts may be entered but all requirements (including the entry fee) must be met for each script. Midland Community Theatre, ATTN: McLaren Competition, 2000 W Wadley, Midland, TX 79705. Parcel Post, Media Mail, First Class, or special mailing services are acceptable. No insufficient postage, non-MCT delivery, or COD entries accepted. Deadline: February 28, 2015


New American Theatre One Act Festival (Culver City, CA) - Award recipients receive a full production of the play in Los Angeles produced by The New American Theatre at the Odyssey Theatre. Performance of the piece will be under the supervision of Jack Stehlin, utilizing the talents of the acting company of the New American Theatre. All playwrights whose work makes it to the level of semi-finalist will be given first consideration for any full-length work they may have to be included in the New American Theatre Full-Length reading series, which takes place in January and February. Accepting one act plays which have not been previously produced in Los Angeles, CA (plays with simple staging requirement s are favored). Running time must be twenty-five minutes or less. You will receive e-mail confirmation of the submission of your work at the time of submission. Further notification will only be given to semifinalists. Please submit full script as an e-mail attachment. No contact information should be on the script itself. Body of the e-mail should include title of the work, author’s name, address and contact information. All submissions should go to the New American Theatre Literary Coordinator, Joe Bays at JoeBays55@earthlink.net. Please put ONE ACT PLAY SUBMISSION in the subject line. Snail mail submissions are also accepted. Please send your material to The New American Theatre. PO Box 586, Culver City, CA 90232, ATTN one-act competition. Visit http://www.newamericantheatre.com/playwrights.html for more info and to submit. Deadline: February 28, 2015


Rough Writers New Play Festival (Colorado Springs, CO) - The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center is proud to be producing our bi-annual Rough Writers New Play Festival in the spring of 2015. This two week-long festival will feature readings of new scripts submitted by playwrights worldwide. Playwrights whose work is included in the festival will have the opportunity to have readings of their scripts in front of an audience with a moderated talkback session immediately following. A panel of theatre professionals will adjudicate the submissions. In an effort to celebrate the FAC’s “Year of Georgia O’Keeffe”, we ask that this year’s submissions be related to the life and/or the work of Georgia O’Keeffe. The plays may utilize Georgia O’Keeffe as a character, use her art as a springboard for the story or, in a larger sense, explore the lives and art of groundbreaking women. The submissions may be full-length, one-act or 10-minute plays or musicals. Submissions must be in a state of development, and not have a history of productions. The Rough Writers New Play Festival will be held between June 4 and 14, 2015. Please send cover letter and copy of formatted script (along with Demo CD for musicals) to: Nathan Halvorson, Associate Director of Performing Arts c/o The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 West Dale St., Colorado Springs, CO 80903, or via email at: nhalvorson@csfineartscenter.org. Deadline: March 1, 2015


Capital Stage Company Playwright’s Revolution (Sacramento, CA) – Seeking bold, innovative new works that inspire thought and dialogue. They are particularly interested in the female voice. Plays must be full-length in any genre: comedy, drama, musical, etc. Translations, collections of one-acts, children’s plays and any play that has received a full-scale, professional production prior to submission are not eligible. Cast must be 8 actors or fewer. One submission per playwright. Northern California playwrights encouraged to submit. Submit a two-page maximum abstract of the play including title, character breakdown, brief story synopsis and playwright bio or resume. Also include 10 pages of consecutive sample dialogue. If submitting a musical, please include a CD of selections from the score. Literary agents may submit full scripts of their client’s work. four plays will be selected for inclusion in a series of staged readings to be held in July 2013. Playwrights included in these readings will be awarded $250. One or more of these plays may be considered for further development at Capital Stage for an eventual full world premiere production. NO FEE. Playwright’s Revolution, Capital Stage Company, 2215 J St., Sacramento, CA 95816, literarymanager@capstage.org, http://www.capstage.org/. Deadline: March 1, 2015


HRC Showcase Theatre Playwriting Contest (Hudson, NY) – Seeking full-length plays (90 minutes maximum) with no more than six actors. Winner receives $500 cash prize and staged reading as the last play of the season; four runners up will receive $100 each and an Equity staged reading during the 2013-2014 season. Playwrights are expected to attend the readings of their plays in Hudson. NOTE: Hard copy submissions only, single-sided; submit name, contact information, and biography separately. Let them know where you heard about the contest. FEE: $10. HRC Showcase Theatre, PO Box 940, Hudson, NY 12534, www.hrc-showcasetheatre.com/play_contest.html. Deadline: March 1, 2015


DC Black Theatre Festival (Washington, DC) – Seeking works in any genre, including plays which incorporate movement, dance, and music. Playwrights of all skill levels encouraged to submit. 100% of ticket sales go directly to performing group, facilitator, and/or playwright. Cash award and trophy given to winners of one-act plays. Seeking plays in the following categories: One-Act Plays (20 minutes maximum), Full-Length Plays (90 minutes maximum), New Works Reading Series (90 minutes maximum), and Workshops (80 minutes maximum). Submit complete script with numbered pages and title page with playwright name and contact info, bio, and short synopsis. NOTE: Submit online, via website. FEE: $0-$25. DC Black Theatre Festival, http://www.dcblacktheatrefestival.com/call_for_plays.htm. Deadline: March 1, 2015


Game Play Festival at the Brick (Brooklyn, NY) – Features cutting-edge works that lie at the intersection of video gaming and performance. Seeking submissions from artists including, but not limited to playwrights, game designers, performance artists, musicians, media and visual artists, and entertainers of all stripes. Fill out form on website, and e-mail supporting materials. NO FEE. Game Play Festival at the Brick Theater, gameplay@bricktheater.com, http://bricktheater.com/index.php?type=page&id=28. Deadline: March 1, 2015


Playfest – Harriett Lake Festival of New Plays at Orlando Shakespeare Theater (Orlando, FL) – Seeking new full-length plays that speak to the human condition in our fascinating and complicated contemporary world. They are interested in plays exploring important, challenging, and crucial social issues that affect our lives today; comedies and dramas welcome. Plays with 6 actors or fewer preferred, and they are interested in one-person shows. 7 new works will be presented as readings, and one or more may go on to be developed in a workshop or full production. Playwrights receive a stipend, travel and housing expenses. Plays must not have received more than 2 professional AEA productions, must not have received a Broadway or Off-Broadway production or an Orlando production in current form, and must not be published. Submit cover letter, bio, one-page synopsis, ten pages of dialogue from the play, character breakdown, and author name and contact info on the cover letter. Do not submit full script unless requested. NOTE: No electronic submissions. NO FEE. Mark Routhier, Associate Director of New Play Development, PlayFest – The Harriett Lake Festival of New Plays, Orlando Shakespeare Theater, 812 East Rollins St., Ste. 100, Orlando, FL 32803,http://www.orlandoshakes.org/plays-events/playfest/submit.html. Deadline: March 2, 2015
HRC Showcase Theatre (Hudson, NY) - Each submitted play should be previously unpublished, run no more than 90 minutes (excluding intermission), require no more than six actors, and be suitable for presentation as a staged reading by Equity actors. No musicals or children’s plays will be considered. The 2013-2014 HRC season runs from September, 2015 to June, 2016. Several of the previous prize winners "BILLY AND RAY" and "HELLMAN VS McCarthy" have recently gone on to be produced off-broadway in New York. Judges will select the winner of the W. Keith Hedrick award ($500), which will be presented as the final staged reading of the season. Several of the previous prize winners "BILLY AND RAY" and "HELLMAN VS McCarthy" have recently gone on to be produced off-broadway in New York. The authors of the four runners-up also selected for readings will each be awarded $100. If you are interested in receiving the guidelines request them via an email athrcshowcaseplaycontest@gmail.com. Or visit http://www.hrc-showcasetheatre.com/play_contest.html for more information. Deadline: March 15, 2015
Neil Simon Festival New Play Contest (Cedar City, UT) – Seeking full-length (80-120 minutes) character-driven American comedies. Musicals accepted; plays should not be overtly political. Plays must be original and may not have been professionally produced. Up to 3 scripts will be selected for a staged reading during the festival, and may be considered for full production in a future season. Winning playwrights will be invited to be part of the staged reading process; a stipend to offset lodging and travel costs will be offered. Submit online, through website. FEE: $25 (no critique); $55 (with critique). Neil Simon Festival, New Play Contest, PO Box 83, Cedar City, UT 84721, newplays@simonfest.org, http://www.simonfest.org/new-play-contest.html. Deadline: March 15, 2015


Gulfport Community Players Script Submissions (Gulfport, FL) - The Gulfport Community Players (Gulfport, Florida) are seeking original one-act plays. Plays selected will be performed during the 15th Annual Summer One-Acts Festival being held July 9-19, 2015. Playwrights are encouraged to submit family-friendly, 5-20 minute plays. Plays should be submitted between February 1 and March 15, 2015. The Players prefer light-hearted comedies and light drama. Scripts must be simple to stage and produce. To enter the competition, send two non-returnable hard copies of the script to: Gulfport Community Players, 1619 49th Street S, Gulfport, FL 33707. Online submissions WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. The play reading committee will select between 8 and 10 plays. Playwrights will be notified by the end of April. For additional information and submission guidelines, please visitwww.GulfportCommunityPlayers.org/one-act-play-contest. For answers to specific questions, please email gulfportplayers@yahoo.com. Deadline: March 15, 2015


The 3rd Annual Collective 10 Minute Play Fest (New York, NY) - The Collective NY seeks submissions for the third annual Collective:10. Original 10-minute plays will be selected to premiere in a fully produced Fall run at a prominent Manhattan venue and published in The Collective:10 Play Anthology Vol. 3. Plays should engage truthful and behavior-driven storytelling. For more information on The Collective's mission visit: www.thecollective-ny.org. The Collective:10, with its inaugural production in October 2013 followed by the second annual production in 2014, had sold out runs at The McGinn Cazale Theatre and Teatro Círculo theater, respectively and included guest directors such as Elizabeth Kemp, Jacqueline Knapp, Ellen Burstyn, Susan Aston, Greg Naughton, Cassandra Freeman and Eddie Kaye Thomas. Both volumes of the anthology launched with capacity events at the renowned Drama Book Shop in New York City and continue to be bestsellers at the store. The anthologies are also sold worldwide on Amazon. TO REGISTER:  There is a $10 registration fee per submission. Simply go to the registration page, complete the form and make your payment. (If you plan to submit more than one play, you must register each play separately, and receive an unique order number.) An order confirmation email will be sent to you with details for submitting your play. Visit http://www.thecollective-ny.org/3rd-annual-collective10/ to apply. Deadline: March 17, 2015


Fusion’s THE SEVEN (Albuquerque, NM) - THE SEVEN, Fusion’s 10th annual short works festival, is one of the nation's premiere short works festivals.  It features seven fully produced world-premieres, utilizing seven different directors and a professional ensemble cast.  The scripts are read by a jury of theatre professionals (blindly, without any identification of the playwright) and the seven highest scoring scripts will be produced.  The overall Jury Award-winner will receive transportation to and lodging at the festival.  Scripts must be based on the theme:  "UNFINISHED BUSINESS".  All theatrical genres are acceptable (drama, comedy, musical, monologues, etc.). For more complete guidelines, and to apply, visit http://fusionabq.instantencore.com/web/page.aspx?title=The+Seven. Deadline: April 8, 2015 postmarked for snail mail, April 12, 2015 for digital submissions


Luna Stage Theatre Company – Seeking script submissions from writers who are currently represented by a theatrical agent, hold an MFA in Playwriting, or are currently enrolled in an MFA Playwriting program.  Those who do not meet this criteria may also submit scripts only if it is accompanied by a letter of recommendation from the Artistic Director or Literary Manager of an Equity theatre.  You can also apply if your permanent residence is in the state of New Jersey.  No email submissions!  NO FEE.  All Submissions mailed to:  Luna Stage, 555 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ 07052  Email inquiries about submissions: submissions@lunastage.org, http://lunastage.org/submit-your-script.php.Deadline: April 15, 2015


The Relentless Award (NYC) - The Relentless Award, established in honor of Philip Seymour Hoffman and his pursuit of truth in the theater, is the largest annual cash prize in American theater awarded to a playwright in recognition of a new play. What we are looking for: Plays that are challenging, Plays that exhibit fearlessness, Plays that are not mainstream, Plays that exude passion, Plays that are relentlessly truthful The American Playwriting Foundation encourages submissions by first time playwrights, women and playwrights of color. The author of the Relentless Award-winning play will receive $45,000. The winning playwright will have the option to have the winning play published by the Dramatists Play Service. The winning playwright will have a week-long residency at SPACE on Ryder Farm, an artist residency program housed on a working organic farm in Brewster, New York. The author can elect to have a director, a dramaturg and actors join him or her while in residence on the farm. The selected play will have a national roll-out through the Ed Vassallo Relentless Reading Series, established to help bring to life and develop the winning play by presenting a series of staged readings at some of the top theaters across the United States. When the winning play is selected, three runners-up will also be named. For guidelines and to submit, visit http://www.americanplaywritingfoundation.org/the-relentless-award.html. Deadline: July 10, 2015


Berkshire Theatre Group (Pittsfield, MA) - Berkshire Theatre Group accepts submissions of plays, musicals, translations, and adaptations. All submissions are considered for productions at BTG and for development opportunities. Playwrights must submit their work either through established agents or by first sending a letter of inquiry, accompanied by a brief synopsis, cast breakdown, a ten-page dialogue sample, and a résumé. These materials will be reviewed and BTG will contact playwrights regarding its interest in reading a full manuscript. Berkshire Theatre Group will not read unsolicited manuscripts. Visit http://www.berkshiretheatregroup.org/about/employment/script-submissions for guidelines and to apply. Rolling Admissions


Thespian Production (New York, NY) – Seeking 10-15 minute plays in any genre with simple sets and a maximum of 4 characters. Submit script with title page containing full author contact information, a synopsis, setting, and character breakdown. They are also seeking one-act and full-length Gospel plays. NOTE: Electronic submissions only. NO FEE. Thespian Production, submissions@thespianproduction.com, www.thespianproduction.com Next Deadline: Ongoing


Saving Endangered Species International Playwriting Prize (International) - SES Prize is seeking 10-minute plays about endangered species. Chose one or more species as listed from CITES, the World Wildlife Fund, or other organizations that list endangered species. 8-10 plays will be chosen for a Staged Reading at a California theatre, with an award of $100usd. The audiences’ “ticket” will be a donation to a specified non-profit Wildlife Conservancy. Plays may be comedic, dramatic or for young audiences (performed by adult actors). No adaptations or musicals. Max. 4 actors. Plays must be in English, or have been translated into English. Previously produced plays are accepted, published plays are not. NO ENTRY FEE. Applications now open


The Script Co. Open Submissions - Our catalogue of scripts opens doors for young writers eager to see their work realized; for experienced writers who have years of works filed away forgotten but still just as powerful; This catalogue is where anyone can submit their work. As a composite of writers with a multiplicity of viewpoints, richness of experience, and hopeful perspectives on life, The Script Co actively promotes YOU, the writer. The Script Co. then connects your works with theaters all around the world. Yes, globally! For those who wish to submit scripts: All scripts should be original works or adaptations whose original source material is currently in public domain. We accept submissions in all categories and are seeking both seasoned professionals and new playwrights. This includes musicals, non-musicals, skits, one acts, dramas, comedy, etc. Scripts will be thoroughly reviewed on a case by case basis to ensure quality control and that they meet the criteria set forth in the following:  family friendly content with clearly defined and developed plot, character arcs, voice, stage direction and attention to the limits/creative expressions of staging a theatrical production. All script submissions are the property of each specific writer and will not be used or disseminated in part or in full without the author’s express consent and upon the signing of a distribution agreement. If your script is not admitted into our script catalogue at this time, it will not prevent you from making changes and re-submitting for consideration. As a common courtesy, please make sure that your scripts are fully edited before submission.  Excessive spelling and grammar errors may result in your work being summarily dismissed from consideration. Visit http://www.thescriptco.com/submit-script/ to submit. Applications now open.


**Lady Plays Podcast** (NYC and everywhere!) - Lady Plays Podcast, a monthly podcast dramatizing new plays by women, is accepting submissions for future podcast episodes. Each episode will consist of a "staged" reading of the play and an optional interview with the playwright. Plays that will easily translate to a "radio" medium and that feature 5 characters or less will take priority at first as the podcast logistics get settled. Plays of all length and style will be considered, writers may submit more than one script. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis, and can be emailed to ladyplayspodcast@gmail.com. Rolling submissions.


Onstage
Shakespeare & Company 2015 Season (Lenox, MA) - Casting the Shakespeare & Company 2015 season. Season includes: Shakespeare's "Comedy of Errors" (Rehearsal begins June 2; runs July 3-Aug. 23; in rep with "Red Velvet"); "Red Velvet" (Lolita Chakrabarti, writer. Rehearsal begins July 7; runs Aug. 7-Sept. 13 in rep with "Comedy of Errors"); "The Unexpected Man" (Yasmina Reza, writer. Rehearsals begin June 23; runs July 17-Sept. 5); and "Cry Havoc" (Stephan Wolfert, writer. Rehearsals begin Aug. 25; runs Aug. 28-29). Rick Dildine, artistic dir.-exec. dir.; Ariel Bock, assoc. prod.-casting assoc.; Stephen Ball, general mgr. Season rehearses and performs in Lenox, MA. Pays $618/wk. Equity LORT Non-Rep Contract. Seeking Equity Actors: extensive voice and physical practice as well as familiarity with Shakespeare & Company text methods preferred. The right performer in the role is more important than traditional gender and all roles are acceptable for non-traditional casting unless otherwise specified; we seek and strongly encourage participation by performers of all races and ethnicities. Musicianship, especially with period instruments, is a big plus in any role; accents or related abilities important for some roles as indicated. EPA Rules are in effect. A monitor will be provided.Prepare a short monologue from any Shakespeare play & have a contrasting, contemporary monologue of your choice prepared if requested. Bring a picture and resume, stapled together. Note: All roles will be understudied. Callbacks will be announced and scheduled at auditions. Apply via Backstage at http://www.backstage.com/casting/shakespeare-company-2015-season-nyc-58820/.  Auditions: February 13 in NYC


**The Girls of Summer** (St. Luke’s Theatre, NYC & Marian Anderson Auditorium, Cheyney, PA) - Performs: 1 show in New York City March 19th & 1 show in Cheyney PA March 25. STORY LINE: Set in 1945, the coach of an All-Negro female baseball team is found dead as she was preparing a group of African-American females for an exhibition game against the Caucasian girls team Rockford Peaches. Racism, deceit, betrayal are brought to light as this powerful drama unveils. This is a revival of Layon Gray's powerful 2006 NAACP Award winning play. There is a lot of physical moving in the play. Baseball/softball experience is a plus.  There will be a very intense 3 week rehearsal process. Seeking: COACH HICKS, Lead/ Female/ African American, late 40's to early 50's, Must be able to command the stage with her presence. Great speaking voice. Comfortable with stage fight combat, must be in physical shape. A powerful role. Disciplined. Think Lou Gossett in An Officer and a Gentleman. BETTY: Lead / Female / African American, East Indian, Multi-Ethnic, Native American, Pacific Islander / Puerto Rican / 18 - 25 years; Betty is Creole - biracial, African American - very shy, timid, can’t play ball as good as the rest of the girls, but tries very hard. MUST have southern accent. CHARLEY: Lead / Female / African American / 21 - 30 years; Charley is opposite Betty, Strong willed, fast base runner. Split personalities, evil at times. Flirty. MUST have a southern accent. Apply via Actors Access at http://www.actorsaccess.com/projects/?view=breakdowns&breakdown=437879&region=2  Auditions: February 4 in NYC


Backstage
Stage Manager (Olney Theatre Center, Olney, MD) - Olney Theatre Center is currently seeking a Stage Management intern for our production of CAROUSEL. After a bank robbery gone wrong, carousel barker Billy Bigelow is given a second chance to make things right for the love-of-his-life Julie Jordan and the child he never got to meet. Featuring some of the form’s best-loved songs: “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” “June Is Bustin’ Out All Over,” and “If I Loved You.” Time Magazine calls this Rodgers and Hammerstein classic tale of love and redemption the “greatest musical of the twentieth century.” The SM intern will serve as an assistant stage manager for the production, assisting Production Stage Manager and OTC Artistic Associate, Josiane M. Lemieux on stage management of CAROUSEL (directed by OTC Artistic Director, Jason Loewith). Dates: March 9 to May 10, 2015 (with possible extension to May 24, 2015). Perks:
EMC points: 9-11 (depending on extension), On-campus housing (shared room), $125 weekly stipend. If interested, please send resume, cover letter and three professional references to apprenticeships@olneytheatre.org. Deadline: February 16, 2015


Scenic Designer & Lighting Designer (2 positions) (Winnipesaukee Playhouse, Meredith, NH) - The Winnipesaukee Playhouse is looking for talented, New England based Scenic Designer, and a Lighting Designer, for our upcoming production of Business Of Murder, by Richard Harris in April 2015. We are located in The Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Tech would begin Monday 6th April - show opens April 9th. Applicants should send resume and portfolio for attention of Artistic Director, Neil Pankhurst at Neil@WinniPlayhouse.org. Applications now open.


Master Electrician (Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis, Davis CA) - The Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, University of California Davis, a leading arts organization with a vibrant, forward-thinking presenting program, a high level of academic activity and engagement, and the stewardship of two roadhouses on the beautiful campus of UC Davis, is accepting applications for the position of Master Electrician. Qualified applicants will have experience in technical theatre production, primarily in the areas of stage lighting and theatre electrical and control systems, with a minimum of apprentice-level experience in video projection; and experience acting as a master electrician for live performances and events in a roadhouse situation. Preferred qualifications include an ETCP Entertainment Electrician Certification as offered by PLASA. The incumbent will work an irregular schedule in support of The Mondavi Center’s busy schedule, including evenings, weekends, and holidays, and must be able to work overtime. This is a 100% full-time position that is eligible for the University of California’s benefits package. Pay is $21.37 - $25.68/hour biweekly. To view the full position description and submit an on-line application, visit https://www.employment.ucdavis.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=69923. Reference requisition #03013586. The University of California, Davis is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Final Filing Date is February 15, 2015


Camp Baco and Chenawah Summer Positions (Minerva, NY) - Seeking to fill two summer camp musical theater staff positions for Camps Baco and Chenawah: one director/choreographer position and one supervisor/dance captain. Both candidates will be responsible for a five-week season, collaborating on three musicals with kids 8-17. Both candidates must be over 21, high-energy self-starters, and upbeat team players who genuinely enjoy working with children. Contract runs June 25-Aug. 3. Both camps are situated on a mountain lake in Adirondack Park, NY, four and a half hrs. from NYC. Both positions pay $5,000 for the season. Meals, travel, housing, and laundry service provided. Program director states: "Considerable time off/frequent buses to Lake George, 45 mins away, provided." Seeking submissions nationwide/worldwide. Send resumes to: BACO, c/o 165 W. 66th St., #21D, New York, NY 10023, or email toMBSDirect@aol.com. In your cover letter, note whether you'd be available to meet for an interview Feb. 23-Mar. 14 in NYC. Skype interviews may be possible in certain cases. Visit http://www.backstage.com/casting/summer-camp-theater-season-staff-58637/ for more info. Respond by February 20, 2015.
Funding
First Acts: New Plays in Development - Are you a playwright developing a new performance piece and in need of financial and technical resources? Read more for an exciting opportunity from Kupferberg Center for the Arts in Queens NYC. The “First Acts: New Plays in Development” series supports theater artists who are in the early stages of developing new performance pieces. “First Acts,” which is a project of the Kupferberg Center for the Arts at the exceptionally diverse Queens College, aims to amplify the voices of playwrights who are writing from minority or immigrant perspectives, in other words, voices that are not often heard in mainstream theater. By offering financial as well as technical resources for new play development, this program helps playwrights work through the question “what does my play need now?” “First Acts” supports the Queens College campus and community by providing relevant artistic programming and allowing for inter-disciplinary conversations and interactions on a wide range of topics. It also offers its audiences the rare opportunity to connect directly with art makers, and to be active participants in their processes. All performances are free and open to the public. Funding is made possible through the generosity of the Natalie Bailey and Herbert J. Kirshner Foundation. Awards range from $1000 to $2500, depending on the scope of the project. The award is given directly to the grantee, and can be used at the grantee’s discretion for such expenses as actor, playwright and director stipends, extra rehearsal space, props, costumes pieces, etc. A detailed projected budget should accompany the application. In addition, the grantee will receive in-kind support from the Kupferberg Center for the Performing Arts: Use of Colden Auditorium. Generally, “First Acts” performances are offered with the audience seated onstage (approximately 125 seats.) Grantees will be given two rehearsals in the space, along with one performance. Opportunities for further performances in other Flushing spaces can be arranged. Access to technical staff for minimal lighting and sound cues if needed (25-30 cues.) Promotion via Kupferberg Center for the Arts. Printing and distribution of fliers and programs. Access to highly diverse Queens College campus community. TO APPLY: Please send the following to Sophia McGee at sophia.mcgee@qc.cuny.edu: A one paged description of the proposed project, a synopsis of your piece, a proposed budget and your first and second choice of dates. For more information, visit http://kupferbergcenter.org/events/first-acts-opportunity-for-playwrights/#.VM2DGGTF9A8. Deadline: February 4, 2015
National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) Fund for the Arts – Grants from $1,000-$20,000 for U.S.-based Latino artists and arts organizations to assist in the development, creation, presentation, and sustainability of artistic excellence, as well as the opportunity to participate in activities that contribute to professional and organizational growth. They are particularly interested in supporting artists and organizations in their efforts to promote social justice and social change through the arts. Artists and ensembles in all disciplines are eligible; there are three levels of grants to which they may apply: Project Grant, Fellowship, and Master Artist Grant. See website for complete guidelines and application instructions. NOTE: Application must be submitted online. NALAC, 1208 Buena Vista, San Antonio, TX 78207, T: (210) 432-3982, info@nalac.org, www.nalac.org, http://www.nalac.org/programs/nalac-grants/nalac-fund-for-the-arts-nfa. Receipt Deadline: February 19, 2015


The Playwrights’ Center Many Voices Fellowships for Emerging Playwrights of Color (July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015, Twin Cities, MN) – Two fellowships will be awarded, one to a Minnesota playwright, and one to either a Minnesota or national playwright. Each fellowship will provide a $10,000 stipend, an additional $2,500 for living expenses, and $1,500 in play development funds, as well as opportunities to build connections with theatre companies and leaders in the Twin Cities and nationwide. Applicants must not have had more than one play professionally produced at time of application, and must be artists of color who are at least 21 years old and citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. Recipients must maintain residency within Minnesota and within 75 miles of the Twin Cities during the grant year. See website for complete guidelines and application instructions. The Playwrights’ Center, 2301 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55406, T: (612) 332-7481, submissions@pwcenter.org, www.pwcenter.org, https://pwcenter.org/programs/many-voices-fellowships. Receipt Deadline: February 5, 2015


The French-American Fund for Contemporary Theater – Dedicated to fostering innovative artistic collaborations in the field of theatre and contributing to the dynamism of intercultural dialogue and exchange between France and the U.S. They are particularly interested in supporting theatre projects that explore aesthetic boundaries and reflect the cultural and aesthetic diversity of contemporary theatre. Priority will be given, but not limited, to French artists whose work has rarely or never been seen or developed in the U.S. In the U.S. – Supports American productions of French contemporary playwrights and residencies of French directors, and the presentation of multidisciplinary theatre (including objects, sound, physical, and visual theatre) in the U.S. In France – Supports French productions of American contemporary playwrights, residencies of American directors, and the presentation of multidisciplinary theatre (including objects, sound, physical, and visual theatre) in France. Amount requested must not exceed 50% of the total budget for the project or the amount of $25,000. Download application forms from website. The French-American Fund for Contemporary Theater, Nicole Birmann Bloom, Program Officer (Cultural Services of the French Embassy), 972 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10075, T: (212) 439-1444, nicole.birmann@diplomatie.gouv.fr, http://www.facecouncil.org/contemporarytheater/index.html. Deadline: February 17, 2015


Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Performing Arts Presenters Initiative – Supports the presentation of touring performing artists at venues within 3 states/jurisdictions: Delaware, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Nonprofit organizations that meet the eligibility criteria are invited to apply for funding to help defray costs related to the presentation of touring performing artists in underserved communities. Organizations must: be based and chartered in Delaware, DC, or the Virgin Islands as a non-profit organization exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)3, 501(c)4, or 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code at least 1 year prior to application deadline; and be an arts or community-based organization, a college or university, or a government entity involved in presenting the performing arts. Producing organizations are not eligible. Proposed artists/ensembles must be located outside of the state/jurisdiction of the performance but based in the mid-Atlantic region (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA, VA & WV), or from outside the United States. Proposals must demonstrate a commitment to presenting the performing arts and reaching underserved audiences (communities in which individuals lack access to the arts due to geography, economic conditions, ethnic background, disability, or age). Priority will be given to projects involving artists or performing arts genres with whom applicants have no prior presenting history or whose fees have been beyond applicant’s means. Support is available for programs taking place between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015. Minimum grant request is $500; maximum request is $2,000. Applicants may apply for up to 50% of the artist’s fee plus travel and lodging expenses, marketing, and production cash costs for engagement of proposed artists. Organizations must match grant amount. NOTE: Applications must be completed online; see website for complete application guidelines and instructions for the different states/jurisdictions. Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, 201 N. Charles St., Ste. 401, Baltimore, MD 21201, http://www.midatlanticarts.org/funding/pat_presentation/spi/guidelines.html. Receipt Deadline: February 20, 2015


California Council for the Humanities Community Stories Grants – Seeks to capture and share compelling stories from and about California’s diverse communities. Seeking submissions of proposals for story-based projects; this year, the focus is on the needs of veterans, those who support them, and what we consider our responsibilities towards those who risk their lives for our sakes. Applicants must have tax-exempt status or a California-based fiscal sponsor. Projects for this funding round must explore stories of significance to Californians; address the meaning of democracy; approach the subject matter from a humanities perspective; actively involve at least one humanities advisor in the planning and implementation of the project; provide opportunities for community engagement and involvement in project activities; include public programming elements; and result in work that will be accessible by the public and about which information can be shared through the CCH web site. Applicants may request up to $10,000 each. Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to attend an informational Webinar before applying. NOTE: Application must be submitted online, through website. See website for complete guidelines and application. California Council for the Humanities, 312 Sutter St., Ste. 601, San Francisco, CA 94108, Contact: Program Associate Tonya Jones T: (213) 346-3234, tjones@calhum.org, or Senior Program Officer Felicia Kelley, fkelley@calgum.org, http://www.calhum.org/grants/community-stories-grant. Receipt Deadline: February 2, 2015


Residencies
Blue Mountain Residencies (Blue Mountain Lake, NY) - Traditional Residencies are open to creative and non-fiction writers, activists, and artists of all disciplines—including composers, filmmakers, and visual artists who do not require exceptional facilities. Each session is four weeks long and includes up to fifteen residents. Other than transportation and the $25 application fee, there is no cost. Guest quarters are simple and comfortable. Writers are lodged in individual bedroom/studies in the Main House or the Grey Cottage. Visual artists and composers work in nearby studios. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided. To apply, and for more information, visit http://www.bluemountaincenter.org/dates-and-guidelines/. Deadline: February 1, 2015 (midnight PST)


Japan-United Stated Friendship Commission Creative Artists Program (Various Cities, Japan) - The Japan U.S. Friendship Commission offers up to five leading contemporary and traditional artists from the United States an opportunity to spend three to five months in Japan in 2016 through the U.S.-Japan Creative Artists Program. Cultural understanding is at the heart of this program. Artists participate as seekers, as cultural visionaries, and as living liaisons to the traditional and contemporary cultural life of Japan. They also serve as connectors who share knowledge and bring back knowledge. Their interaction with the Japanese public and the outlook they bring home provide exceptional opportunities to promote cultural understanding between the United States and Japan. Artists should have compelling reasons for wanting to work in Japan, and they should do preliminary research to identify contacts there. The Commission encourages artists to consider collaboration with Japanese colleagues, as appropriate for the artistic field. Artists are free to interact with artists anywhere in the country. While many artists chose to remain in Tokyo, others have undertaken their residencies in Kyoto or other cities, and still others have worked in rural settings or have visited a number of sites relevant to their work. Upon their arrival in Tokyo, artists will be predominantly on their own during the three to five month residency period; however, International House of Japan provides in-depth orientation materials, expert advice and professional contacts, as well as some logistical support during the residency period. The Japan U.S. Friendship Commission sponsors this program with administrative assistance from the National Endowment for the Arts. For further guidelines and application requirements, visit http://www.jusfc.gov/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Guidelines-and-Criteria-2015.pdf. Deadline: February 2, 2015 for cover sheet application form, February 28, 2015 for further materials


Kenyon Playwrighting Conference (Kenyon, OH) - Immerse yourself in the craft of playwriting surrounded by some of the most exciting early-stage play development in the U.S. and U.K. You will write every day, hear your work read in the evenings, and interact with the creative teams from powerhouse companies and three commissioned playwrights in residence. Please submit a paragraph (no more than 250 words) about why you are applying to this workshop and what you hope to take away from it. Additionally, please submit a sample scene of no more than 5 pages. If you are planning to workshop a particular play at the conference, your sample must be from that play. Please also submit a biography (no more than 250 words). After you have been accepted, if you plan to workshop a particular play, we ask that you submit the play to us by May 15 so your instructor can read it before the conference. Instructions for submitting your play will accompany your acceptance message. For more details on submitting, please visit http://www.kenyoninstitute.org/programs/playwrights-conference/ or watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlJccRBI3U0. Applications accepted starting November 1, 2014

ARTErra Residencias (Tondela, Portugal) – Residency that encourages cross-disciplinary artistic creation in a small rural village in Portugal. Artists may stay from 3 days to 6 months; average stay is 6-8 weeks. Artist responsible for travel, residency fee (budgeted on a case by case basis according to the artist’s needs), and meals (residency provides some fruit, vegetables, eggs and jam from the property; artists have access to fully equipped kitchen); residency provides room, work space, and some materials and tools according to the artists’ needs. NO FEE. ARTErra Residencias, R. Nossa Senhora do Crasto, nº380 Lobão da Bei, Tondela, Portugal 3460-207,arterra.geral@gmail.com, http://www.arterra.weebly.com. Deadline: Ongoing

Hawthornden Castle (Midlothian, Scotland) – International 1-month retreats for creative writers of all types from anywhere in the world to work without disturbance. Residency provides individual room/study in shared house and meals. Artist responsible for travel. Applicants must be published writers. Contact them for application instructions. NO FEE. Hawthornden Castle, Lasswade, Midlothian, EH18 1EG Scotland, United Kingdom, T: +44 131 4402180, FAX: +44 131 440 1989, http://www.transartists.org/air/hawthornden-castle.  Deadline: Ongoing


HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP) 2015 (NYC, NY) - HERE has been one of New York’s most prolific producing organizations since 1993, and today, stands at the forefront of the city’s presenters of daring new hybrid art. We have a long history of supporting unique and innovative artists, ensuring them the opportunity to develop and perform original work as well as assist them in enhancing their skill in all areas of artistic work. Through the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP), artists are able to develop their work in a peer-based program designed to nurture new and unique work. Our community of mid-career resident artists meet monthly, show works-in-progress, develop workshop productions, and mount full-scale productions. HERE is currently accepting applications to HARP which commissions and develops new hybrid works over a 1- to 3-year period. For more information regarding the HERE Artist Residency Program and how to apply, please visit: http://here.org/programs/harp/. Deadline: February 3, 2015.


Vermont Studio Center (Year-round, Johnson, VT) – Residencies of an average of 4-12 weeks for serious, emerging, or mid-career visual artists and writers of all types from all over the world. Residency provides housing, meals, and studios; artist responsible for travel and residency fee ($3,950/month; fellowships available; see website). FEE: $25. Vermont Studio Center, 80 Pearl St., PO Box 613, Johnson, VT 05656, T: (802) 635-2727, FAX: (802) 635-2730,info@vermontstudiocenter.org, www.vermontstudiocenter.org. Deadline: February 15, 2015

Ragdale Foundation (June-December, 2014, Lake Forest, IL) – Residencies of either 18 or 25 for visual artists, musicians, writers, dancers, media artists, and choreographers. Organization provides housing, meals, and studio space; artist responsible for residency fee ($35/day), deposit ($100/two weeks), travel and materials. FEE: $40. Ragdale Foundation, 1260 N. Green Bay Rd., Lake Forest, IL 60045, T: (847) 234-1063, FAX: (847) 234-1063,info@ragdale.org, www.ragdale.org. Deadline: May 15, 2015 for 2016 Residencies

Hemera Foundation’s The Tending Space Fellowship Program - The Tending Space Fellowship Program for Artists was developed with the view that art has the capacity to infuse the experience of everyday life with awareness. The aim of the program is to nurture the creative practice of seeing things as they are, to cultivate that awareness, and to live and create from this insight. Toward that purpose, we support artists with opportunities for both contemplation and creation. Qualified applicants will be artists who are rigorously committed to their art form and who have a demonstrable interest in contemplative practice. The 2015 Tending Space fellowship program is open to visual and performing artists and writers. Visit http://www.hemerafoundation.org/for-artists/ for program overview and to apply. Deadline: February 15, 2015

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Submission opportunities for women in film/video.
(previously known as Film/Video Funding Newsletter)


*Opportunities in red are for selected populations.
**Opportunities starred and in red are for women only.


February’s Featured Opportunity


**Women in the Arts & Media Coalition: Collaboration Award Committee Feedback**


If you apply by February 28, 2015, feedback from the committee will be offered to readers of the #ScreenOpps newsletter only. Please email specialoppscode@gmail.com to retrieve this month's #ScreenOpps code!


The launch date for the Women in the Arts & Media Coalition’s 2015 Collaboration Award recognizing Women Working with Women is February 2, 2015. The award is designed to encourage women in the arts and media from different specializations to work collaboratively on the creation of a new artistic work. The aim of the award is to encourage women to work collaboratively with women of other disciplines. Teams of two or more women from two or more Coalition member organizations working together on a creative project may apply for the 2015 Collaboration Award on The Coalition website at www.womenartsmediacoalition.org.


Deadline for Special Opp submissions is February 28 at 11:59 pm.
Final deadline for all submissions is 11:59pm Thursday April 30th.


Festivals
Boston LGBT Film Festival (April 2-12, 2015, Cambridge, MA) – The largest, longest running LGBT media event in New England seeks films about topics of interest to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community in the following categories: Documentary Feature, Narrative Feature, Narrative Short, Documentary Short, and Experimental. FEE: $0-$35. Boston LGBT Film Festival, 955 Massachusetts Ave. #361, Cambridge, MA 02139, T: (617) 233-1190, Programming@bostonlgbtfilmfest.net, http://www.bostonlgbtfilmfest.org. Deadline: February 2, 2015 (late), February 15, 2015 (extended, via withoutabox.com


Open City Documentary Festival (London, UK) - Open City Documentary Festival creates an open space in London to nurture and champion the art of creative documentary and non-fiction filmmakers. The festival takes place over six days in venues across London and the programme offers a chance to see the best in contemporary, international documentary as well as filmmaker Q&As, industry panels, workshops, live music, networking and parties. 5th edition of Open City Docs Fest will take place on 16-21 June 2015. OCDF accepts documentary films of all lengths and subject matter, originating from anywhere in the world. For 2015 edition, all entries must be completed after 1 January 2014. All film entries must be in English or contain English subtitles. Only completed entries (Entry Form, Preview Screener, Payment) will be processed and considered for screening.
 Visit http://www.opencitydocsfest.com/submissions to apply and for more information. Deadline: February 2, 2015 (regular), March 2nd, 2015 (late)


Edinburgh International Film Festival (Edinburgh, Scotland) - Born alongside Edinburgh's International Festival in 1947, EIFF was one of the world's first international film festivals, and helped to define the type of event that has since become so pivotal to film culture in nations all over the world. EIFF has developed into a crucial business hub for the UK and international film industry, a key attraction for Edinburgh, and one of the world's best-loved audience festivals. With an emphasis upon new talent, discovery and innovation, EIFF's vibrant programme of films and events combines a commitment to audience edification and pleasure with a strong ongoing stake in the development the UK and Scottish film industries.EIFF seeks to represent the most innovative and adventurous developments in world cinema, to bring worthy filmmakers to local and worldwide attention, and to provide a forum for appreciative and informed discussion of their work. EIFF is especially interested in films by emerging filmmakers whose work manifests stylistic boldness, strength of form, and the ambition to use the medium in a way that resists cliché.
All submitted films should be UK premieres (Please Note: this rule does not apply to Short Animation Submissions) All submitted films must be no more than 12 months old by June 2015. EIFF consider a short film as 30 minutes or less and a feature film as over 30 minutes. Please note we can not accept your film if it is online OR if it has had a television broadcast within the UK. For more information and to apply, visit http://www.edfilmfest.org.uk/. Regular fee - £30.00, Late fee - £35.00. Deadline: February 4, 2015 (regular), February 18, 2015 (late)


On the Reel Film Festival (Douglasville, GA) - The 2015 On the Reel Film Festival celebrates amateur filmmakers' creative talent in writing, directing, and production of short films. Film submissions, are currently being accepted for the following categories: comedy, drama, documentary, animation, and action/suspense. Films will be screened and winners selected by a panel of industry professionals. Selected films will be announced at a red carpet movie premier on Friday, April, 24th. Additional information, festival rules, and submission forms are available online at www.onthereelfilmfestival.com. Each film category is divided into four age groups: youth (ages 6 to 13), teen (ages 14 to 18), and adult filmmakers 21 and up; film length varies by age group. All films must be submitted on DVD or via Drop Box in addition to a media poster that represents the film (to be used by our marketing team). $25.00 per entry. Deadline: February 13, 2015


Kimera International Film Festival (Termoli, Italy) - The Festival started as a short movies competition in May 2003. Its first name was The Night Of The Living Shorts. Every year tha name was slightly changed (the day, dawn and land) as an homage to G.A. Romero's movies.From 2006 is open to feature films too. There are 2 main section and competitions: Feature and Shorts. The sections are splitted in Fantastic Features and Generalist Features; Animation, Fiction and Social Committed Shorts. Also there is a local section for shorts. There are 2 audience awards (one in preselections and one in the final evening) and a lot of prizes from a selected international jury. No entry fee. Visit http://www.kimeracine.it/ for more information and to apply. Deadline: February 15, 2015


New York Indian Film Festival (New York, NY) - NYIFF is a once-a-year opportunity to experience 5 days of the rich and diverse film cultures of the Indian subcontinent through a mix of premiere film screenings, discussions, industry panels, red carpet galas, special events, nightly networking parties and an award ceremony. The festival started in 2001, and is now in it's 14th year. New York Indian Film Festival (formerly known as MIAAC) is North America's largest and most prestigious film festival - Featuring cinema from the Indian Subcontinent, and South Asian diaspora. The Festival is attended by over 10,000 film lovers and has attracted unprecedented media attention. NYIFF has premiered Slumdog Millionaire, The Namesake, Monsoon Wedding, Water, Bride & Prejudice, Yeh Sali Zindagi, Gulaal, Well Done Abba, Raavanan, Noukadubi, Shor, Japanese Wife, Tahaan, and a host of other fabulous feature films, documentaries, shorts and children's films from the Indian subcontinent. Our Selection Committee, Award Jury and Advisory Board include illustrious names from the entertainment industry - Shabana Azmi, Mira Nair, Deepa Mehta, Javed Akhtar, Shyam Benegal, Mani Ratnam, Sabrina Dhawan, Sooni Taraporwala, Madhur Jaffrey, (late) Ismail Merchant, Vishal Bhardwaj, Salman Rushdie and many more veteran and recent luminaries. Visit http://www.iaac.us/nyiff2014/ for more info and to apply. Deadline: February 10, 2015 (late), February 15, 2015 (regular)


Workers Unite Film Festival (May 2015, New York, NY) – Celebrating Global Labor Solidarity. Seeking films that highlight the struggles, successes, and daily lives of workers in their efforts to unite and organize for better living conditions and social justice. Seeking entries in the following categories: Feature Narrative, Narrative Short (under 50 minutes), Documentary Feature (over 60 minutes), Documentary Short (under 50 minutes), Films from the Front Lines (3-30 minutes; dealing with current labor struggles either in the U.S. or globally), and Working Lives Screenplay Competition. FEE: $20-$65. Workers Unite Film Festival, PO Box 1525, Radio City Station, New York, NY 10101-1525, T: (646) 455-2225, FAX: (646) 328-4559, info@workersunitefilmfestival.org, http://www.workersunitefilmfestival.org/. Deadline: February 10, 2015 (regular), March 5, 2015 (late), March 25, 2015 (extended, via withoutabox.com)


Navi Mumbai International Film Festival (Navi Mumbai, India) - The first ever film festival of Navi Mumbai, NMIFF(Navi Mumbai International Film Festival) is founded with the idea to showcase the talent & creativity of filmmakers under the sky of this beautiful city. Navi Mumbai, formerly known as New Bombay, has lived for a long time in the shadows of her neighbour city, Mumbai – THE HOME OF BOLLYWOOD. With the inaugural NMIFF in 2014, film-makers now have a reputable film festival that will give a global exposure to their creativity and innovative ideas while film-goers have a repository of fine movies of different taste & calibers from across the globe, to enjoy. Entries at NMIFF are open to all International, national, and regional films of different tastes & calibers from across the globe.Year of production of the film should not be before 2011. Subtitles: Films can be with dialogs, silent or without dialogs. Films submitted in languages other than English must be presented with English subtitles. Short films cannot be longer than 30 minutes. Feature films cannot shorter than 60 minutes. Participants can send multiple entries. However, please submit a separate submission form and entry fee for each film. By submitting movie to NMIFF, filmmaker/producer takes the whole responsibility of copyright issues of music, script and other creative and technical aspects of film. Festival programmers shall determine selections and award winners at their sole discretion. Decision of the NMIFF festival authorities regarding all matters not expressly provided for in these rules and regulations or which require interpretation of the clauses mentioned above shall be final and can not be challenged. Visit http://www.nmiff.in/ to apply. Deadline: February 15, 2015


Christian Youth Film Festival (Bakersfield, CA) - Short movies expressing the Christian faith made entirely by junior high, senior high, and college age youth groups competing for cash and trophies and screened at a spectacular gala awards event. Founded in 1994, this festival is the only one of its kind for young Christians. $100 entry fee. For more information and to apply, visit http://www.christianyouthfilmfestival.org/content/2013-rules-and-guidelines. Deadline: February 16, 2015


Frameline: The San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival (June 18-28, 2015, San Francisco, CA) – Aims to strengthen the diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and further its visibility by supporting and promoting a broad array of cultural representations and artistic expression in film, video, and other media arts. Entries by women and people of color strongly encouraged. Seeking diverse works by, about, and of interest to the LGBT community in the following categories: Narrative Feature (40 minutes or longer), Documentary Feature (40 minutes or longer), and Short (under 40 minutes). FEE: $0-$55. San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, c/o Frameline, 145 Ninth St., Ste. 300, San Francisco, CA 94103-2636, T: (415) 703-8650, FAX: (415) 861-1404, programming@frameline.org, http://www.frameline.org. Deadline: February 17, 2015 (late)


Inside Out LGBT Film Festival: Toronto (Toronto, Canada) - For more than two decades, Inside Out has brought Toronto's LGBT community together in celebration of the best queer film from Canada and around the world. Through our annual Festivals in Toronto and Ottawa, our filmmaker initiatives, our youth engagement and our year-round events and screenings, Inside Out is engaged every day in challenging attitudes and changing lives. Visit http://www.insideout.ca/initiatives/toronto for more info and to apply. Deadline: February 20, 2015 (late)


Las Vegas First Annual Black Film Festival (Las Vegas, NV) - If you are an African American who has Written, Produced, Directed or is in the Lead Role in a Film, we welcome you to submit, compete and celebrate with us. Share your talents at the FIRST Annual Las Vegas Black Film Festival. Submit your Film, Enter one of our Competitions, or Attend one of our interactive seminars. Plan your exciting week in the Entertainment Capital of the World, Fabulous Las Vegas, and partake in the great seminars, panels, viewings and celebrations at our Film Festival (LVBFF). We offer educational opportunities, as well as entertaining events! Don't Miss the First Annual 'Las Vegas Black Film Festival.’ Visit http://www.lasvegasblackfilmfestival.com/#!submit-your-film/cfw1 for more info and to apply. Deadline February 23, 2015


Earth Port Film Festival (Newburyport, MA) - The 2015 Earth Port Film Festival will open on November 14 for submission of short environmental films on the theme of creating, discovering, inspiring, catalyzing or documenting environmental action. The festival, now in its fourth year, will be held at the Firehouse Center for the Arts in Newburyport, Massachusetts on April 12, 2015. Film submissions will be accepted from filmmakers of all ages. Winning films and other selected entries will be screened at the festival. Please see details on our website: www.earthportfilm.org. Fees vary regarding submission deadline $10-35. Deadline: February 13, 2015 (late), February 27, 2015 (WAB)


Indie Boots (Chicago, IL) - Is currently accepting short film submissions for the fourth annual festival. Selected films will be screened this spring in Chicago at Indie Boots Film Festival, where an audience award will be presented, following a filmmaker Q & A. Email info@IndieBoots.org for iquiries, visit http://www.indieboots.org/submissions.html to apply. Deadline: February 15, 2015 (late).


American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at Cannes (May 2015, Cannes, France) – Supports upcoming filmmakers by showcasing their films at the American Pavilion during the Cannes Film Festival while providing an opportunity for filmmakers to connect with the Cannes Film Festival, Marketplace attendees and to a global audience. Seeking entries by emerging and student filmmakers (current undergraduate and graduate school students and emerging filmmakers up to three years post graduation) in the following categories: Short Film, Short Student Film, Short Documentary, and Short Student Documentary. FEE: $35-$85. American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at Cannes, 9336 W. Washington Blvd., Building C, Ste. 106, Culver City, CA 90232, T: (310) 202-3370, showcase@ampav.com, http://www.ampav.com/index.php/student-programs/cannes-emerging-filmmaker-showcase/
Deadline: February 27, 2015 (late)


**Female Eye Film Festival** (June 2015, Woodbridge, ON, Canada) – An annual competitive international independant women directors film festival. Seeking entries in the following categories: Drama (Shorts: Maximum 40 minutes, Features: Minimum 40 minutes), Comedy (Shorts: Maximum 40 minutes, Features: Minimum 40 minutes), Documentary (Shorts: Maximum 40 minutes, Features: Minimum 40 minutes), Experimental (Shorts: Maximum 40 minutes, Features: Minimum 40 minutes), Animation (Shorts: Maximum 40 minutes, Features: Minimum 40 minutes), Canadian Feature (Minimum 40 minutes), Foreign Film (Minimum 40 minutes), Late NIGHT [horror, suspense, thriller] (any length). FEE: $20-$100. Female Eye Film Festival, 50 Wallace St., Woodbridge, ON L4L 2P3, Canada, Phone: (905) 264-7731, femaleeyefilmfestival@gmail.com, http://www.femaleeyefilmfestival.com/. Deadline: February 28, 2015 (extended, via withoutabox.com)


**Bentonville Film Festival** (Los Angeles, CA) - Festival Dates May 5th through May 9th 2015. The BFF is a one of a kind annual event, co-founded and chaired by Geena Davis, which will champion women and diversity in all aspects of film making. With engaged film industry leadership and major corporate sponsors, the Festival is positioned to deliver commercially viable solutions and initiatives to positively support film making and distribution in support of our mission. The mission of the Festival is to be a positive and proactive influence in filmmaking to ensure that the American entertainment industry represent the national audience and the growing diversity of the population of the United States. As a research based and action oriented organization, the Festival’s main objective is to provide a platform to significantly increase the commercial value of content produced with our mission in mind. The inaugural Festival will be held in Bentonville, Arkansas in May 2015 and continue with a calendar of national events to support its mission. The Festival will seek to provide ongoing turnkey mass distribution opportunities for women and minority owned production companies and independent content creators. To submit, visit http://bentonvillefilmfestival.com/submissions/. Deadline: February 28, 2015 (regular), March 15, 2015 (late)
Eureka Springs Indie Film Fest (Eureka Springs, AK) - The Eureka Springs Indie Film Fest promotes and encourages independent filmmakers of all ages. We’re looking for independent films that inspire, enlighten and entertain. We have a special focus on women in film, young filmmakers, and digital productions (particularly shorts) shot on mobile devices. Primary categories: Documentary, Cause-related documentary, art film, drama, animation, comedy. Shorts (5-40minutes) and feature length (40-120+minutes). We have special awards for Young Filmmakers, Innovative Women in Film, and Shot on Mobile. Eureka Springs has been a popular film location for years, but we've never had a film fest. The 2014 Indie Film Fest is the first, and it was a great success. The three day film fest has evolved into screenings, workshops, 'first looks', and lots of networking opportunities. This year, the festival expands regionally and state-wide. Visit http://www.esfilmfest.org/ for more info and for application guidelines. Deadline: February 28, 2015 (regular), March 10, 2015 (late)


AFI DOCS Documentary Festival (June 18-22, 2014, Silver Spring, MD) – Honors the creativity and passion of independent, non-fiction filmmakers and the power of the moving image to alter our perspective and expand our world-view. Seeking Feature (41 minutes or longer) and Short (40 minutes or shorter) documentaries that demonstrate a bold commitment to subject matter, excellence in cinematic craft, and innovation in storytelling. FEE: $30-$70. Silverdocs, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring, MD 20910, T: (301) 495-6720, FAX: (301) 495-6798, info@silverdocs.com, http://www.SILVERDOCS.com. Deadline: March 2, 2015 (late)


Seattle International Film Festival (May 14-June 7, 2015, Seattle, WA) – Bringing people together to discover extraordinary films from around the world at the largest film festival in the U.S. Seeking entries in the following categories: Feature (31 minutes or longer), Short (30 minutes or shorter), Documentary Feature (31 minutes or longer), Documentary Short (under 30 minutes), FutureWave (made by youth age 18 or younger at time of submission; under 10 minutes; submit proof of age with submission). FEE: $15-$115. Seattle International Film Festival, 305 Harrison St., Seattle, WA 98109, T: (206) 464-5830, FAX: (206) 264-7919, info@siff.net, http://www.siff.net. Deadline: March 2, 2015 (extended, via withoutabox.com)


Onscreen
**Untitled Phelan and Rater SAG-AFTRA Pilot Project seeks Transgender Woman** - Executive Producers: Joan Rater, Tony Phelan, Carl Beverly, Sarah Timberman, Writers: Joan Rater and Tony Phelan, seeking transgender performers for an upcoming pilot. Shooting will start approximately early March 2015. Role: 32-36 years old, Cameron is an associate at the firm. Sharp, hard-working, perceptive and forthright, Cameron is working on a difficult case, representing a man who shoved a woman to her death in the subway. Cameron must prove insanity, no easy task, because so many people have preconceived ideas about the high profile case.  Sometimes insecure but highly capable, Cameron wants to prove to Isaiah that she is just "as good as Sadie."  Cameron was born male but is now female...SERIES REGULAR (10). STORY LINE:  Klein & Associates is the go-to criminal defense firm in New York.  With legal lion ISAIAH at the helm, supported by SADIE and some of the top defense attorneys in the country, the legal team tackles some of the most difficult and high-profile criminal cases in New York.  Fueled by the passion to do the right thing, to stand by the accused so that he or she will not have to stand alone, the team of attorneys at Klein & Associates embodies the true spirit of our legal system at its best. Submit via Actors Access at http://actorsaccess.com/projects/?view=breakdowns&breakdown=438109&region=2. Applications now open.


The Nearest Human Being - Marco Coppola, Producer/Director. Casting the leading role "JASMINE" for the romantic dramedy "The Nearest Human Being", a story about the end of Devin and Jasmine’s relationship. The events are portrayed in a disordered succession of scenes, alternating comedic, intense and absurd moments - the way real life usually is. Principal Photography is from April 22nd to May 6th. Extensive rehearsal period TBD, starting end of March. Jasmine: (Lead) Jasmine is 23 year old and has just graduated in Biology. The plan was to be a scientist, but she ends up lending her pretty face to fashion magazines and babysitting a little girl. Her parents are divorced; her dad lives with a new partner and Jasmine's step brother. She hates being in NYC where she has to fight for everything, from finding a space to live to keeping her social relationships stable. She is trying to understand her place in the world. She just broke up with Devin, who was a guide and a shelter from being a threat to herself. Their separation creates a visceral trauma that leads her to anger and rebellion. Apply via Backstage at http://www.backstage.com/casting/the-nearest-human-being-58876/. Auditions held February 10, 2015
Offscreen
Directors for Didier Entertainment Music Videos (NYC) - Vladimir Sabajo, prod. Seeking a director to shoot music videos and photos for Didier Entertainment. Shoots in NYC. Seeking submissions nationwide/worldwide. Submit reel for consideration. For more info, visit www.didierentertainment.com. Apply via Backstage at http://www.backstage.com/casting/didier-entertainment-music-video-58670/. Applications now open.


Reel Jobs NYC (NYC) - Reel Jobs List is a free job listing, which is limited to job opportunities in the film, television and theatre industries. It is published by the Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre & Broadcasting each Monday.  It can be downloaded in PDF format or picked up at our offices at 1697 Broadway in New York City between 9am and 5pm weekdays.  In the case of a public holiday falling on a Monday, the listing will be available on Tuesday. The Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre & Broadcasting (MOFTB) accepts job listings by email only, which must be submitted using this email form.  The weekly deadline for filing new announcements is Thursday at 12/noon for the following week's Reel Jobs NYC.  Your free listing will run for one week.  If you would like the listing to run longer, please resubmit your listing for each week that you would like it to run.  The MOFTB is not responsible for changes in listings not reported to us.  The MOFTB reserves the right to edit and/or modify submitted listings, and has final approval for all listings. PDF format here: http://www.nyc.gov/html/film/html/jobs_training/reel_jobs_list.shtml.


Funding
Catapult Film Fund - Catapult Film Fund provides development funding to documentary filmmakerswho have a compelling story to tell, have secured access to their story and are ready to shoot and edit a piece for production fundraising purposes. Our mission is to enable filmmakers to develop their film projects to the next level at a moment where funding is hard to find. We support powerful stories, and moving storytelling, across a broad spectrum of issues and perspectives. Catapult Film Fund development grants range from $5000 to $20,000. Catapult accepts applicants who can arrange to have a US 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor. Applicants may submit only one project per funding cycle. For more information and to apply, visit http://catapultfilmfund.org/how-to-apply/. Deadline: February 16, 2015
Cinestory Fellowship and Awards – Seeking up-and-coming screenwriters for developmental mentorship program. Prizes include cash award, free tuition, room and board at the Cinestory Writers Retreat, 12-month fellowship with 2 Hollywood professionals, and other prizes for first place; cash, mentorship, and other prizes for second and third place. Submit original feature-length screenplay (85-130 pages) in any genre. Your name and contact information must not appear on the title page or in the file. See website for complete guidelines and application instructions. FEE: $35-$80. Cinestory, PO Box 661962, Los Angeles, CA 90066, T: (323) 900-0502, info@cinestory.org, www.cinestory.org. Deadline: February 15, 2015 (late), March 5, 2015 (extended, via withoutabox.com)


Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund - As mainstream media moves away from in-depth coverage of domestic and global social issues, documentaries have become an important and much needed tool to draw attention to these contemporary international conflicts. At the same time, the craft of the documentary is expanding in exciting directions, merging diverse points of view with new technologies and responding to the immediacy of the Internet. The Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund will provide funding to 4-10 feature-length documentaries that highlight and humanize issues of social importance from around the world. Funded films will be driven by thoughtful and in-depth storytelling, bolstered by a compelling visual approach. Films will be selected from an open call for submissions. Weight will be given to projects that best fulfill the mission of the program (as shown in the submitted work and the strength of proposal) and to those where granting amounts will have significant impact. Selection will be done by Tribeca Film Institute staff and a final selection committee comprised of notable talents in the field. There is no entry fee for projects submitted to the Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund. To submit: https://tribecafilminstitute.org/pages/gucci_tribeca_documentary_rules. NO FEE TO SUBMIT. Deadline: February 5, 2015


Hearst Foundation Grants for Cultural Projects – Supports programs that enrich the lives of young people by engaging them in cultural activities, primarily through arts-in-education programs. Grants are awarded to major institutions and community organizations in the arts and sciences that address the lack of arts programming in pre-K through 12th grade curricula by providing comprehensive, on-site and/or outreach education activities. Considers requests from organizations with operating budgets under $1 million. Submit a brief cover letter, one-page executive summary, and a five-page proposal narrative and attachments. See website for complete guidelines and application procedure. NOTE: Applications by postal mail only. Organizations East of the Mississippi River should send requests to: The Hearst Foundations, 300 West 57th St., 26th Fl, New York, New York 10019-3741, T: (212) 586-5404, FAX: (212) 586-1917; Organizations West of the Mississippi River should send requests to: The Hearst Foundations, 90 New Montgomery St., Ste. 1212, San Francisco, CA 94105, T: (415) 908-4500, FAX: (415) 348-0887, http://www.hearstfdn.org/. Deadline: Ongoing


Residencies
Blue Mountain Residencies (Blue Mountain Lake, NY) - Traditional Residencies are open to creative and non-fiction writers, activists, and artists of all disciplines—including composers, filmmakers, and visual artists who do not require exceptional facilities. Each session is four weeks long and includes up to fifteen residents. Other than transportation and the $25 application fee, there is no cost. Guest quarters are simple and comfortable. Writers are lodged in individual bedroom/studies in the Main House or the Grey Cottage. Visual artists and composers work in nearby studios. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided. To apply, and for more information, visit http://www.bluemountaincenter.org/dates-and-guidelines/. Deadline: February 1, 2015 (midnight PST)


ARTErra Residencias (Tondela, Portugal) – Residency that encourages cross-disciplinary artistic creation in a small rural village in Portugal. Artists may stay from 3 days to 6 months; average stay is 6-8 weeks. Artist responsible for travel, residency fee (budgeted on a case by case basis according to the artist’s needs), and meals (residency provides some fruit, vegetables, eggs and jam from the property; artists have access to fully equipped kitchen); residency provides room, work space, and some materials and tools according to the artists’ needs. NO FEE. ARTErra Residencias, R. Nossa Senhora do Crasto, nº380 Lobão da Bei, Tondela, Portugal 3460-207, arterra.geral@gmail.com, www.arterra.weebly.com. Deadline: Ongoing


San Francisco Film Society FilmHouse Residencies at Pier 27 (San Francisco, CA) – 6-month residencies designed to bring together under one roof an eclectic mix of San Francisco filmmakers in various stages of production for mutual encouragement and support. Applicants must be SFFS members at the Filmmaker Pro level or above; be at least 18 years old; be actively engaged in a film, video, television or other moving-image project in any genre and in any stage of production—from screenwriting to strategizing the project’s exhibition, distribution and outreach plan. The filmmaker or project must have a significant connection to San Francisco; either the filmmaker is a San Francisco resident, or the project is shooting in San Francisco or involves San Francisco in a meaningful way at one or more stages of production. Projects must be noncommercial and represent an imaginative contribution to the moving image art form. Priority will be given to projects that demonstrate viable financial support and promise a high likelihood of being brought to completion. Priority will also be given to San Francisco residents. Only one SFFS FilmHouse residency per project; not open to full-time students. FEE: $45. FilmHouse Residencies, San Francisco Film Society, 39 Mesa St., Ste. 110, The Presidio, San Francisco, CA 94129, Contact: Amanda Todd, Filmhouse Manager, T: 415-561-5029, atodd@sffs.org,
http://www.sffs.org/filmmaker360/filmhouse/how-to-apply#.VFEaaIt4rvc.

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WomenArts: In Spite of Oscar Snubs, Some Women Make Big Bucks


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In Spite of Oscar Snubs, Some Women Make Big Bucks 


The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has snubbed women directors and writers once again with this year's Oscar nominations. No women were nominated in the Best Director, Best Original Screenplay or Best Adapted Screenplay categories.

Artists of color were also overlooked. None of the 20 nominees in the Best Actor/Actress or Best Supporting Actor/Actress categories were artists of color.  Selma was nominated for Best Picture, but its director, Ava DuVernay, was not nominated for Best Director.

But do women really need the Oscars to succeed? Since we noticed that none of the Best Picture nominees were blockbuster hits, WomenArts decided to take a look at the ten top-grossing films of 2014 to see if women were doing better at the box office than at the Oscars.

Although none of the top ten films was directed by a woman, we discovered that four of them had women on their screen-writing teams: Guardians of the Galaxy (Nicole Perlman and one man - number 2), The Hobbitt: Battle of Five Armies (Philippa Boyens, Fran Walsh and two men - number 5),  Maleficent (Linda Woolverton - number 7), and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (Amanda Silver and 2 men - number 10).  Although the top-grossing film, The Hunger Games - Mockingjay Part I, had male screenwriters, it is based on a novel by Suzanne Collins. So actually - five of the ten top-grossing films had women writers involved.

Is It Better to Have an Oscar or a Blockbuster?

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 has made over $333 million in U.S. sales so far.  Obviously the income for blockbusters is shared among a lot of artists and investors, but when there is so much income, all the key players do well.

For those of us in the non-profit sector, it is hard to comprehend the sum of $333 million. It is more than twice as much as the annual budget of the National Endowment for the Arts (the government agency dedicated to supporting our country's artists), and it would be enough to run WomenArts for about 2,000 years.

Even within the film industry, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 has made more than twice as much in domestic sales as this year's highest Best Picture nominee, American Sniper ($128 million so far). It has made about six times more in domestic sales than last year's Best Picture winner, Twelve Years a Slave ($57 million).  It made 47 times as much as this year's lowest Best Picture nominee, Whiplash ($7 million).

When the international receipts for 2014 are added in, the order of the top-grossing films as of January 21, 2015 changes slightly, and three of the top four had women writers. (Note: The rankings change a little every day as some films continue to sell.) The male-written Transformers: Age of Extinction is number one with over $1 billion in receipts. But numbers 2, 3, and 4 are all films with women writers - The Hobbitt ($806 million), Guardians of the Galaxy ($772 million), and Maleficent ($757 million).

By comparison, the total domestic and international sales for Twelve Years a Slave are currently $188 million. Although it is far less than the blockbusters, that amount is still a very healthy return on a film that cost $20 million to make.  Transformers: Age of Extinction cost $210 million.

We also looked at the top five all-time highest grossing films world-wide.  The top three are by men - Avatar, Titanic, and Marvel's The Avengers. But Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (based on the novel by woman writer JK Rowling) is number four with revenues of $1.34 billion, and the animated film Frozen, which was both co-directed and co-written by Jennifer Lee, is number 5 with revenues of $1.27 billion.

Frozen is currently the top-grossing animated film of all time, and there are 8 Harry Potter films in the top 50 all-time top-grossing films world-wide.

Of course, a few blockbuster films manage to win Oscars as well. Titanic won Best Picture and ten other Oscars in 1998, and Frozen won for Best Animated Feature and Best Song last year. But the Harry Potter series, the most successful movie franchise of all time, has never won any Oscars and is arguably the most snubbed top-grossing movie franchise of all time.

Are Women Making Progress in Film?

For the past seventeen years, Professor Martha Lauzen of the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University has published an annual survey of women's employment in the 250 films with the top domestic grosses.  In 2014, she found that women comprised 17% of all directors, writers, producers, executive producers, editors, and cinematographers working on the top 250 films. This is the same percentage of women working in these roles in 1998.

Women fared best as producers (23%), followed by executive producers (19%), editors (18%), writers (11%), directors (7%), and cinematographers (5%).  Women directors were down 2 percentage points from 1998.

Lauzen's statistics show that in terms of the number of women employed, women have not made any progress over the past 17 years, but it does seem like a few trail-blazers are starting to break into the upper income ranks.  That seems significant since the films at the top make so much more than the films further down the list.
Given the fact that so few women are given an opportunity to write, it is amazing that they are relatively well-represented in the top ten blockbuster films.  And even among the Oscar nominees, five of the eight films nominated for Best Picture have women on their producing teams. Selma has an African-American woman as director (Ava DuVernay), and The Theory of Everything is based on a memoir by Jane Wilde Hawking.

Hopefully these trail-blazing women at the top levels will pave the way for more women and more stories about women.  It is encouraging that films based on novels by J.K. Rowling and Suzanne Collins have been such huge box office hits, and the success of films with female protagonists, such as The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, Frozen, and Maleficent, shows that there is definitely an audience for films with female characters at the center.

What Can We Do To Help?

According to a Los Angeles Times survey in 2012, the 6,028 Oscar voters are 94% white, 76% male, with an average age of 63.  Given that composition, it is not surprising that their recognition of the work of talented women and people of color is erratic at best. Although it is important to protest their snubs, it seems unlikely that they will change very much until their membership shifts.

But it is important to recognize that some films with women writers are making huge amounts of money without the benefit of Oscar nominations. In the money-driven film industry, women who can demonstrate their box office clout are the ones who will be able to make more films, and we can help them build that power.  We just need to buy tickets to their films and encourage all our friends to do the same.

So if you want to see more films by directors like Ava DuVernay, make it a point to see Selma and take some friends with you.  In the long run, our cumulative ticket purchases will give women artists the power they need to create the kind of films we want to see.
"Selma" Nominated for Best Picture 
Ava DuVernay
Ava DuVernay directed "Selma"
Although Selma was nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture, Ava DuVernay was not nominated for Best Director.  She joins a long list of women directors who have been snubbed by the Oscars.

Barbra Streisand was the first woman to win a Golden Globe for Best Director for Yentl (1983), but she was not even nominated for a Best Director Oscar. Her film The Prince of Tides (1991) was nominated for Best Picture, but again, she was not nominated for Best Director.

Only four women have been nominated for Best Director in the 87 year history of the Oscars - Lina Wertmüller for Seven Beauties (1976); Jane Campion for The Piano (1993); Sofia Coppola for Lost in Translation (2003); and Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker (2009).  Bigelow is the only woman who has ever won.

Harry Potter Earns the Most Money But No Oscars 
J.K. Rowling
J.K. Rowling wrote the Harry Potter novels
J. K. Rowling completed the first Harry Potter novel while living as a single mother on welfare. The book was rejected by twelve publishers before it was picked up by Bloomsbury. Her editor advised her to get a day job since he did not think she could make a living from children's books.

The Potter books have gained worldwide attention, won multiple awards, and sold more than 400 million copies. They have become the best-selling book series in history, and been the basis for a series of films which has become the highest-grossing film series in history. Rowling had overall approval on the Harry Potter film scripts as well as maintaining creative control by serving as a producer on the final installment.

None of the Harry Potter films won any Oscars, but Rowling's wealth is currently estimated at $1 billion.

The Hunger Games Makes $333 Million
Suzanne Collins
Suzanne Collins wrote The Hunger Games novels
The top-grossing film for 2014 is The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 based on the novel by Suzanne Collins.  The film has made over $333 million dollars and has a female protagonist, but it has not been nominated for any Oscars. 

Everyone Is Invited to Celebrate SWAN Day!
Support Women Artists Now Day/SWAN Day is a grassroots "do it yourself" holiday, and everyone is invited to join us in honoring women's creativity. The official date for the 8th International SWAN Day is Saturday, March 28, 2015, but please feel free to celebrate it any time during March or April that is convenient for you. The spirit of SWAN events is far more important than the exact dates.

There are no fees or application forms required to participate in SWAN Day. If you decide to create a SWAN event or if you are doing any event in March or April featuring women artists, we invite you to create a free listing on our official SWAN Calendar.  

We will be featuring SWAN events in the WomenArts Blog and  newsletters during March and April 2015.  If you want us to write about you, creating a listing in the SWAN Calendar is the best way to let us know about your event.

Did You Get Your Free #StageOpps & #ScreenOpps Newsletters?
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To Submit a Listing - To submit a listing for the #StageOpps or #ScreenOpps newsletters, please visit the Women in Arts and Media Coalition's Submit a Listing Page

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