As president of the 39-year old organization. Cheryl Jenkins is dedicated to identifying and fulfilling the needs of WIFTA and its members. “We, as women, cannot lose our foothold in the industry and WIFTA is integral to ensuring we keep it,” Jenkins asserted. “My vision is to bring in advanced programs and workshops to ensure our members are equipped to not only compete for but to obtain positions that are not generally thought of as women’s roles.”
Jenkins recognizes that WIFTA was founded to do more than just scratch the surface of understanding the ins and outs of the fast-paced film and television arena; that WIFTA is, and will continue to be, the kind of organization that helps women fulfill their goals as professionals in TV/Film production and related professions. “Exciting times are ahead for WIFTA and its the members. Watch and see.”
About Cheryl Jenkins
A trail blazer by nature, Jenkins has a track record of leadership and integrity in the film and television industry. She has worked with major Hollywood players like NBC/Universal, New Line Television, VH1, MTV, BET and Fox Television in varying positions—Production Accountant, Production Coordinator, Production Manager and Line Producer, to name a few. NBC’s The Last Comic Standing, New Line Television’s The Real Wedding Crashers, WB’s The Steve Harvey Show, MTV’s My Super Psycho Sweet Sixteen and VH1’s Single Ladies all make the short list of her professional accolades. Additional credits are available on IMDB.com.
Women In Film & Television Atlanta (WIFTA), a 501c-3 Georgia non-profit, is a member-based professional organization affiliated with other Women In Film chapters around the world. Since our inception in 1974, the Atlanta chapter has proudly had a membership community of multi-generational and culturally diverse professionals, which include producers, directors, actors, entertainment attorneys, camera and sound technicians, film editors, graphic design artists, make-up artists, wardrobe specialists, screenwriters, talent agents and casting directors. Women in Film and Television Atlanta (WIFTA) is dedicated to improving the status and portrayal of women in film, television, video, and other screen based media by offering opportunities for media makers to connect, create, champion and inspire.