Women In Film and Television International Announce New Board Members

WIFTI announces their new Board members that will join existing members to move the organization further.

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; line-height: normal;"><strong><span style="font-size: 14.0pt;">PRESS RELEASE&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; February 1, 2018</span></strong></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; line-height: normal;"><em><u><span style="font-size: 14.0pt;">Women In Film and Television International elect new Board Members</span></u></em></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12.0pt;">New Orleans, LA &ndash; Women In Film and Television International (WIFTI) elect new Board Members for their 2018-2020 term by their members in good standing from around the world.</span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12.0pt;">WIFTI, an international organization created to serve as the umbrella organization for Women In Film chapters from around the world will work with the new members during a transition period of five months to assist the new members in seamlessly moving the organization forward.</span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12.0pt;">&nbsp;</span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12.0pt;">Eileen Hoeter of the Vancouver, Canada Chapter and Chair of WIFTI states, &ldquo;we are very excited to bring on these new members to breathe new energy into this organization that represents women in all areas of the film and television industry.&nbsp;&nbsp; In light of recent developments around the world with the #MeToo Movement and &ldquo;Times Up&rdquo;, there is no better time to bring our 44+ chapters and 14,000 members together to speak with one voice.&rdquo;</span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12.0pt;">Elections have taken place and the new Board Members will be working with the current Board members to take on programs, development and membership responsibilities.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The new Board members effective June 1, 2018 include Helene Granquist of Sweden, Nicole Ackermann of Germany, Melanie Yonks of Dallas, Nancy McBride from Florida, Leanna Bonamici of the Palm Springs Chapter, Susan Britton from Vancouver and remaining Board members Sue McEvoy from Utah, Emma Thomas of the UK and Nancy Puetz of Tennessee.</span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12.0pt;">Currently serving on the Board and rolling off in June after the transition period will be Eileen Hoeter of the Vancouver Chapter and current Board Chair, Meighan McGuire from Minnesota, Carol Bidault of Louisiana and Faith Dickinson from the Pittsburgh Chapter and host of the 2014 WIFTI International Summit.&nbsp; Kimberly Skyrme from Washington DC has been serving as the immediate Past Chair and will continue on through the transition period to advise.</span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12.0pt;">About WIFTI:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>http://<a href="http://www.wifti.net/"><span style="font-size: 12.0pt;">www.wifti.net</span></a></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12.0pt;">T</span><span style="font-size: 12.0pt; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; border: none windowtext 1.0pt; mso-border-alt: none windowtext 0in; padding: 0in; mso-font-kerning: 18.0pt;">he first Women In Film chapter was started in Los Angeles in 1973. Today, there are over 40 Women In Film (WIF) and Women In Film and Television (WIFT) organizations worldwide spanning 4 continents, 18 countries with more than 14,000 global members. WIFTI (Women In Film and Television International) is the global network comprised of all these member chapters, dedicated to advancing professional development and achievement for women working in all areas of film, video, and other screen-based media. All dues-paying individual WIFT/WIF members whose chapters have joined WIFTI and are currently up-to-date with their membership dues, may take advantage of the benefits WIFTI offers.</span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; mso-line-height-alt: 10.8pt; vertical-align: baseline;"><span style="font-size: 15.0pt; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; border: none windowtext 1.0pt; mso-border-alt: none windowtext 0in; padding: 0in;">&#8203;</span><strong><span style="font-size: 15.0pt; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; border: none windowtext 1.0pt; mso-border-alt: none windowtext 0in; padding: 0in;">WOMEN IN FILM AND TELEVISION</span></strong><span style="font-size: 15.0pt; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman';"><br /> &nbsp;</span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; line-height: 16.8pt; mso-outline-level: 1; vertical-align: baseline;"><span style="font-size: 12.0pt; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; border: none windowtext 1.0pt; mso-border-alt: none windowtext 0in; padding: 0in; mso-font-kerning: 18.0pt;">Organizations are either called WIF or WIFT (either in English and/or their national language) dependent on the media industry which is most predominant in their area. They are non-profit membership organizations uniting women working in the film, television and other screen-based industries including executive, creative, and technical fields. Every affiliate organization has been set up and has evolved differently to address its own unique issues and membership needs. Many of the larger organizations have offices which employ full-time staff with voluntary backup, but many of the smaller organizations work purely on a voluntary basis. Despite all of our cultural and organizational differences, we are all united under our common aims:</span></p>
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