Women in Entertainment Reaching
Realizing the need for a professional
organization for women to unite, create, share, grow, learn,
give and belong, POWER UP was created and announced National
Coming Out Day, October 11, 2000. Designed as a networking
group, POWER UP and its membership of talented, successful and
powerful women represent all fields of entertainment, with
occupations as diverse as the women themselves, but with the
common goal of unity.
Networking Mixer 6:00 - 8:00pm
Mixers with Members. Visit, mingle, light snacks, door prize,
(NON MEMBERS $20 applicable towards membership)
January 29, 2002 Tuesday - Networking Mixer 6:00- 8:00pm
Manhatton Wonton Co. 151 S. Doheny on Doheny just South of
Professional Member $200
Silver Sponsor $600
Gold Sponsor $1,200
Associate Member $200
Student Member $65
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Sisters of the Diaspora
African Voices magazine and Long Island
University's Media Arts Department, Brooklyn Campus are proud to
organize and sponsor Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival
& Lecture Series. Formerly known as African American Women In
Cinema Film Festival & Conference, Reel Sisters is a three-day
event that provides professional workshops and other resources
for emerging women filmmakers of color. The conference was
renamed to reflect the diverse ethnic backgrounds of the women
who have participated and who have attended in the conference in
past years. These "reel sisters" are Caribbean, Latina, African,
and African American.
Reel Sisters offers workshops and panels on such topics as
financing film projects, documentary filmmaking, screenwriting
and exploring new technology and distribution options.
Established in 1998, Reel Sisters is one the first
Brooklyn-based film conferences committed to highlighting the
borough as a leading media center for women of color working in
film and the visual arts.
Conference proceeds are donated to women of color filmmakers who
are enrolled in professional organizations that promote
Film Festival & Lecture Series: March
Call For Entries:
Film Submission Entry Form
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Women Make Movies
Women Make Movies, the largest distributor of women's media in
North America, is a national non-profit feminist media arts
organization whose multicultural programs provide resources for
both users and producers of media by women. WMM was established
in 1972 to address the under representation and
misrepresentation of women in the media.
The 2001 WMM
Film and Video Catalogue contains almost 500 films and
videotapes by and about women, including 27
new releases. The WMM
Assistance Program for women producers and directors offers
fiscal sponsorship services, technical assistance, workshops,
Women Make Movies, Inc.
462 Broadway, Suite 500WS
New York, New York 10013
Please visit our
for more information.
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Dyke TV is a half-hour monthly television program produced by
lesbians, for lesbians. We mix news, political commentary, the
arts, health, sports, and much more to present lesbian lives-in
all our variety-with intelligence and humor.
Since our debut in Manhattan on June 8, 1993, Dyke TV now airs
in 50 cities across the United States. You can find us on
public-access channels with viewing audiences from 5,000 to
1,550,000. We operate through funds raised entirely from
individual donations, sponsorships, and some limited
contains other segments that change from week to week. A
favorite among viewers is I Was a Lesbian Child: a lesbian
narrates a montage of childhood photos, retelling her past in
her own words. Other segments include Workplace-where we track
lesbians on the job, Street Squad-quirky "dyke-on-the-street"
interviews, and Lesbian Health.
Dyke TV has been almost exclusively produced by the volunteer
efforts of more than 350 talented women. Lesbians in cities
nationwide are currently forming independent groups to produce
segments. Dyke TV encourages every lesbian to pick up a video
camera and aim.
Dyke TV for lesbians, by lesbians!
Box 101, Old Chelsea Station, New York, NY 10011
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National Lesbian Action Foundation, Inc. is a national nonprofit
public charity whose purpose is to advance the economic,
political, educational and cultural well-being of lesbians.
Astraea works to educate individuals about money, power and
giving; to expand the community of donors supporting lesbian
issues; and to raise and distribute funds to organizations,
individuals and projects. Astraea's programs benefit lesbians,
gay men and all women and girls both in the United States and
internationally and works to eliminate racism, agism, sexism,
heterosexism, economic exploitation and anti-Semitism.
Astraea currently administers five grants programs: the U.S.
Grants Program; the International Fund for Sexual Minorities,
the Lesbian Writers Fund, the Margot Karle Scholarship, and
U.S. Grants Program
January 15, 2002
For over 20 years, Astraea has been supporting feminist
organizations and projects that operate in the spirit of
diversity and inclusivity.
Our U.S. Grants Program utilizes a community-based activist
grantmaking panel to review proposals and to make funding
International Fund for Sexual Minorities
November 15, 2001, June 1, 2002
International Fund for Sexual Minorities was established
through a donor-directed grant from the Heinrich Böll
Foundation and the initial efforts of the International Gay
and Lesbian Human Rights Commission. The creation of this Fund
acknowledges the growing global movement for the human rights
of sexual minorities and the well-documented need to support
groups that enhance the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and
transgendered (l/g/b/t) peoples worldwide.
Lesbian Writers Fund
Deadline: March 8, 2002
Supports the work of emerging
lesbian writers of poetry and fiction.
June 1, 2002
Established in honor of an
activist who fought for the civil rights of women, lesbians
and gay men. It is awarded to a woman student within the City
University of New York (CUNY) system who demonstrates a
commitment to social activism and financial need.
The Lynn Campbell Memorial
Applications not accepted
Established in honor of Lynn's
leadership and activism in women's, labor, and lesbian and gay
social movements. This grant supports projects that reflect
Lynn's activism and commitment to social justice.
116 East 16th Street, 7th Floor,
New York, NY 10003
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Sisters In Cinema
guide to filmmaking is coming soon.
guide will provide information from courses that she has
taught and papers/lectures that she has presented.
In the meantime, take
a class, read a book, watch some movies...
are many ways to learn about filmmaking. Some people learn how
to make films in elementary and high school. Some learn about
filmmaking through weekend seminars and short courses. Some
people decide to study for an undergraduate or graduate
degree. Some people watch every film closely and read every
book they can get their hands on about filmmaking. Some people
learn by doing, and being mentored by established filmmakers.
There is no one right way to learn to be a filmmaker, but some
combination of what is above is ideal if you want to be a
Would you decide to be
a surgeon and not go to medical school?
"I'm surprised at how
many people decide they want to be a filmmaker and that they
don't want to go to film school or take the time to learn about
filmmaking. I know it's really easy to buy a camera and an
editing system today, but there is really more than equipment
involved in making a film."
Welbon's favorite book on filmmaking is
"What They Don't Teach You at Film School: 161 Strategies for
Making Your Own Movie No Matter What" by Camille Landau and
Film Fundraising Strategies
Please submit news,
press releases, presskits and film trailers on African American
women feature film directors to
firstname.lastname@example.org or to Yvonne Welbon, Sisters in
Cinema News, P.O. Box 267848, Chicago, IL 60626
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New York Women In Film & Television
York Women in Film & Television
nonprofit membership organization dedicated to helping women
reach the highest levels of achievement in film, television and
other moving-image media industries, and to promoting equity for
women in these industries. In addition to providing services to
members, NYWIFT plays an important role in recognizing and
encouraging the contributions of women to the field. NYWIFT was
founded in 1978 and now numbers more than 1,100 professional
members, including Emmy and Academy Award-winners, working in
all areas of the entertainment industry. NYWIFT produces more
than fifty innovative educational programs and special events
each year, in which many highly distinguished producers,
directors, writers, craftspeople and industry leaders
participate as guest speakers and panelists. NYWIFT is part of
Women in Film
International, a network of 40 chapters representing 10,000
women and men around the world.