Networking the Networks With Aspire TV and Atlanta CW

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WIFTA welcomes Director of Programming at Aspire TV, Tina Thompson and Public Affairs Director at the CW, Keisha Lancelin to our monthly program series.  As the Atlanta entertainment industry continues to grow, we are committed to helping our members understand how to get original content on the air.


Tina Thompson
Director of Programming at Aspire TV

Ms. Thompson is responsible for acquiring new movies, television series and documentaries for Aspire TV.  She will speak to the membership about what the network looks for when acquiring original product.  She will also discuss this different types of production deals that networks enter into with producers and production companies.

Keisha Lancelin
Public Affairs Director

Ms. Lancelin will primarily discuss her role as Executive Producer of the local program, Focus Atlanta.  Her program airs on the CW69 which acquires local programs and broadcasts syndicated programs as well.   She will continue the discussions on syndicated programming and will have a candid conversation about pitching and selling television shows.

 

Registration

  • Non-Members – $20.00 (USD)

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Call for Submissions: WIFTA Short Film and Documentary Showcase

 

Call For Submissions

 

Be a part of WIFTA’s commitment to bringing women’s work to the big screen!

Each year Women In Film & Television Atlanta (WIFTA), often in conjunction with Women In Film & Television International (WIFTI), hosts a short filmshowcase that highlights the work of talented filmmakers throughout the Southeast and beyond.

We accept entries from independent filmmakers from all genres – drama, comedy, action, sci-fi animation, spiritual / gospel, documentary and experimental.

This year we’re accepting entries for feature length documentaries

 AND CASH AWARDS.

$500 FOR BEST SHORT FILM

$500 FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY

Eligible works must have:

  • Short Films:
    – a woman director, producer, writer, lead actress or cinematographer. Films with a heavily-female cast will also be accepted. 
    – For films in the short films category, a run time of 20 minutes or less (including opening titles/credits and closing credits) 
    – been completed in 2013 or later
  • Documentary Features:
    – a woman director, producer, writer, cinematographer, or a female subject. 
    – For films in the documentary films category, a run time of 60 – 120 minutes (including opening titles/credits and closing credits 
    – been completed in 2013 or later

    More Info: https://filmfreeway.com/festival/WIFTAFilmSeries

    Submission Period
    Now – July 23, 2015

    Early Bird Registration, July 23, 2015

    $35.00  Non-Members
    $20.00  WIFTA / WIF Members

    Regular Deadline, August 7, 2015
    $45.00  Non-Members
    $30.00  WIFTA / WIF Members

    Late Registration, August 15, 2015

    The short film showcase will take place

    Tuesday, September 15, 2015

     

    The documentary series will take place 

    Tuesday, September 29, 2015

    This year the showcase will be held 

    General Assembly 

    @ the new Ponce City Market – 

    675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, 2nd Floor, Atlanta, GA 30308

    **Opening Reception Each Night**

    More Info: https://filmfreeway.com/festival/WIFTAFilmSeries

    Questions? Contact

    Leslie Hochsztein – leslie@wifta.org


     

 

Networking the Networks

Are you a producer, writer, or interested in how the Networks succeed in the world of Television?  Come by on Wednesday, June 24 to meet and hear Tina Thompson speak about Aspire TV.

ASPiRE delivers enlightening, entertaining and positive programming to African-American families with a diverse slate including movies, documentaries, short films, music, comedy, visual and performing arts and faith and inspirational programs.

The network launched June 27, 2012 to millions of customers on Comcast’s digital basic tier with additional distribution to be announced. ASPiRE’s principal owner is Magic Johnson Enterprises and the network’s Chairman and CEO is Earvin “Magic” Johnson.

Ms. Thompson will deliver an in-depth look at how this network acquires new programming and their negotiations with 3rd party producers.  She will also discuss pitching and the process of getting scripts from paper to screen.

This promises to be a great evening for all those looking for inspiration both personally and professionally.  Join us at the beautiful General Assembly Room, on the 2nd floor of the Ponce City Market, Wednesday June 24th from 6:30 to 8:30 PM

This event is FREE for WIFTA members, $25 for Non-Members

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