The Phrase Of The Night: "Cheers To 40 Years"

Women In Film & Television Atlanta Celebrates Its Landmark Anniversary In Style
 
 
Guests await the formal program portion of WIFTA's 40th anniversary event
Guests await the formal program portion of WIFTA's 40th anniversary event
 
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ATLANTA - Nov. 10, 2014 - PRLog -- Saturday November 8, 2014 was a night to remember. That evening, WIFTA past presidents and Board of Directors members, celebrities and TV / film industry notables, all dressed to impress, came out to the Wimbish House in Atlanta to help Women In Film & Television Atlanta (WIFTA) to celebrate its anniversary. WIFTA, the second oldest Women In Film chapter in the world, has been an integral part of Georgia's television and film industry for the last 40 years.

Special guest speaker Teya Ryan, CEO / President of Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB), spoke about the importance of women staying strong in the industry, no matter what challenges present themselves. Meanwhile, Ryan's co-guest speaker Lisa Mae Fincannon of Fincannon & Associates, shared her take on being a woman working in television and film; she also took a moment to thank her parents for all they've done to support her. In addition to Ryan and Fincannon, current WIFTA president Cheryl Jenkins, as well as former WIFTA presidents Deidre McDonald (Bronze Lens Film Festival Founding Artistic Director) and Fran Burst Teranella (award-winning filmmaker) also gave remarks.

Other highlights of the formal program portion of the night included the premiere of WIFTA's 2014 PSA, which was completed via WIFTA's PSA and Mentorship Program. This year, WIFTA partnered with Brothers Young Productions to produce a powerful PSA for Wellspring. Former Miss Georgia Glenda Young also announced the creation of the Beverly Kiveman Copen "Making A Difference" Award. Copen is the founder and was the first president of WIFTA.

ABOUT WIFTA
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. 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.
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