Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Alecia Orsini Talks Women In Film & Video New England (AUDIO)

Produced by Charlotte Robinson

In this exclusive audio interview Emmy Winner Charlotte Robinson host of OUTTAKE VOICES™ talks with Alecia Orsini, President of Women In Film & Video New England (WIFVNE) about what this relevant organization hopes to accomplish to advance women in the film industry. WIFVNE was founded in 1981 by eleven women all Boston-based media professionals that came together to form the New England chapter of Women in Film. WIFVNE is a member of an umbrella group of Women in Film & Television International (WIFTI) with a global network comprised of some 44 Women in Film chapters worldwide and more than 13,000 members dedicated to advancing professional development and achievement for women working in all areas of film, video and other screen-based media. WIFVNE’s upcoming Annual Meeting takes place on October 2nd at WGBH Yawkey Theater One Guest Street in Brighton, MA at 6P. This is an opportunity to join WIFVNE members and the New England filmmaking community for a celebration of women storytellers and the great work that is happening in New England. Keynote speaker will be Dr. Michele Meek writer, filmmaker, professor and the founder/publisher of NewEnglandFilm.com. Special guests will include Lisa Simmons Director and Curator of the Roxbury International Film Festival now in its 21st year and Carol Conley Assistant to the Executive Director of the Rhode Island Film & Television Office a division of the Rhode Island State Council of the Arts. Liz Cheng WGBH-TV General Manager will be the welcoming speaker. There will also be refreshments in WGBH's Yawkey Atrium and advice tables with peer experts Genine Tillitson and Adam Pachter addressing screenwriting questions, Irene Waschler answering your tax credit and business accounting inquiries and Melissa Paradice demystifying casting. Abbey Knoll Photography will be on hand and for $20 you can update your headshot. Then there will be fabulous raffle prizes including two concert tickets for Pink Martini at Berklee Performance Center in Boston on October 26th.

Alecia Orsini is an award-winning multi-media professional with over 12 years experience working in the film industry and is the CEO of video agency Good Natured Dog Productions. She is a prominent voice in the region's film community as President of Women in Film and Video of New England and she also uses her voice, marketing and development skills working for NPR station WCAI. Women In Film & Video New England is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to supporting the accomplishments of women working in the film, video and new media industries. They provide an educational forum for media professionals and a valuable network for exchange of ideas and resources.


1 comment:

Marilyn Rosen said...

Alecia is an incredible force setting her sight on creating equity for women and diversity in the greater industry. WIFVNE is a major player here and we need to support their efforts as a force for inclusion and opportunity.