Women in Film & Television Atlanta

Women in Film & Television Atlanta Want to join Women in Film and Television Atlanta? Want to network with the best in industry? Then go to: www.wifta.org and register to become a member. Follow us on Twitter @WIFTAtlanta
Women in Film and Television Atlanta (WIFTA) is a Georgia-based non-profit organization affiliated with other national and international Women in Film and Television chapters and dedicated to improving the status and portrayal of women in film, video, and other screen-based media. With an emphasis on education and training, we serve our members and the community by providing access to opportunities, supporting our members’ work, fostering greater public awareness of their efforts, and encouraging high standards of professionalism.
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WIFTA: We stand in solidarity with our Black communities. We will continue to have conversations on systemic racism and ...
06/11/2020

WIFTA: We stand in solidarity with our Black communities. We will continue to have conversations on systemic racism and feature filmmakers and activists dedicated to social justice.
#blacklivesmatter

06/10/2020

Make sure to check out @wiftatlanta on @ozmagazine IG LIVE Saturday, June 13th at 3PM EST for #georgiaproductiontalks !

Check us out at 11AM EST to meet these amazing board members in about 20 minutes at 11AM EST!  We will be on @facebook L...
05/02/2020

Check us out at 11AM EST to meet these amazing board members in about 20 minutes at 11AM EST! We will be on @facebook LIVE!

Thank you in advance to @naimajay_ok for guiding us through our meditation tomorrow morning on @facebook LIVE with our b...
05/01/2020

Thank you in advance to @naimajay_ok for guiding us through our meditation tomorrow morning on @facebook LIVE with our board members!! 11AM, Saturday, May 2nd! #selfcare #healing #meditation #womeninfilm

Meet Keisha Burnette! She will be speaking tomorrow on @wiftatlanta @facebook LIVE at 11AM EST! Keisha Burnette is the D...
05/01/2020

Meet Keisha Burnette! She will be speaking tomorrow on @wiftatlanta @facebook LIVE at 11AM EST!

Keisha Burnette is the Director of Business & Legal Affairs at the Game Show Network (a division of Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc.). She is responsible for legal matters related to the development, production and marketing of the Network’s live-action original and licensed programming. She structures, drafts and negotiates a wide range of talent agreements, including producer, director, showrunner and crew deals. She advises clients on matters related to music licensing, technology, intellectual property, sweepstakes and promotions. She is also responsible for advising the Network on the development, clearance and use of content across all media platforms.

Keisha previously served as a Senior Attorney with the City of Atlanta’s Law Department, where she provided legal counsel to the Mayor’s Office of Film and Entertainment on television and feature film production in Atlanta. She managed and negotiated matters related to contracts, intellectual property, special events and regulatory compliance. Keisha’s film, and television projects include Black Panther, Baby Driver, Family Feud, the Fast and Furious and Avengers: Endgame. She also served as the city’s Government Liaison to the Atlanta Football Host Committee to facilitate the city’s hosting of the College Football Playoff Championship and Super Bowl LIII.

#womeninfilmandtv

Meet @wiftatlanta board member @robynawatson ! She will be moderating the panel tomorrow with her fellow board members. ...
05/01/2020

Meet @wiftatlanta board member @robynawatson ! She will be moderating the panel tomorrow with her fellow board members. Thank you Robyn!! #womeninfilm

Meet @latishafortune , one of @wiftatlanta ‘s newest board members to chat! Latisha Fortune is an award winning filmmake...
05/01/2020

Meet @latishafortune , one of @wiftatlanta ‘s newest board members to chat!

Latisha Fortune is an award winning filmmaker. She recognized her calling for filmmaking while working at Tyler Perry Studios on the productions of MADEA’S FAMILY REUNION, DADDY’S LITTLE GIRLS, WHY DID I GET MARRIED?, MEET THE BROWNS and HOUSE OF PAYNE. Working from the bottom up, Latisha gained invaluable knowledge starting out as an intern, PA, Executive Assistant, and finally Studio Office Manager at Tyler Perry Studios. With a hunger for hands on production, Latisha segued into physical production for various major studios. She has worked up the ranks as an Assistant Production Coordinator, Production Coordinator, now Production Supervisor. Her films and television credits include the Oscar Nominated film, THE BLIND SIDE, CELL, +1, ALL EYEZ ON ME aka TUPAC, SURVIVING COMPTON, SURVIVOR'S REMORSE, THE RED ROAD, SOLACE, THE DETOUR, THE QUAD, BOBBY BROWN, and AMERICAN SOUL.

As an emerging filmmaker, Latisha has produced over a dozen short films and TV pilots, which have won awards. BEFORE I WAKE won Best Film in The Doorpost Film Project. That year both THE BLACK CAGE and BEFORE I WAKE were 2 of 7 Top films in the BET Lens On Talent Competition of 2010. STANDING REIGN was awarded ‘Best Film of Atlanta’ in the 48 Hour Film Festival, ‘Best Short’ in the TOMI Film Festival of New Orleans, ‘Best Narrative Short’ in the International Black Film Festival of Nashville and was also chosen for distribution on the “Best of 48 Hour Film Project 2007” DVD.

Latisha founded a production company, Great Fortune Films Inc. and produced THE END AGAIN (starring Columbus Short and his former wife Tanee McCall), a prequel to the feature film REALLY LOVE. The production company has several other projects in development including TWIIN, HER IMPERIAL MAJESTY, SYMPHONY OF HER, BARRS, 3:30, CLOSE TO HOME and THE NEXT SUPER PRODUCER. Latisha studied producing at New York University and filmmaking at the New York Film Academy.

#womeninfilm #atlantaproducers

Don’t forget to join us tomorrow LIVE on @wiftatlanta @facebook to chat with a few of our board members! @robynawatson @...
05/01/2020

Don’t forget to join us tomorrow LIVE on @wiftatlanta @facebook to chat with a few of our board members! @robynawatson @latishafortune @vonschmals #keishaburnette

Meet @vonschmals !! She will be chatting with us this Saturday, so make sure you join in! Here’s a little bit about Shel...
05/01/2020

Meet @vonschmals !! She will be chatting with us this Saturday, so make sure you join in! Here’s a little bit about Shellie:

Shellie Schmals is all over the Atlanta arts scene, from her current position as Film Programming Manager with the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival to her involvement with local artists and galleries. Shellie is an improv actress and comedy producer at Relapse Theatre and co-founder of Minette Magnifique, Creative Loafing’s pick for 2013 Best Burlesque Troupe. Currently, Shellie fills her creative world as founder and emcee of Roxie Roz – a 50s and 60s rock ‘n’ roll burlesque troupe. In addition to beginning her term on the WIFTA Board of Directors, Shellie is active in Georgia Production Partnership and coordinates an annual fundraiser for Bullseye Rescue, aptly named “Pit Bulls and Poodle Skirts”.
#wifta #womeninfilm #wiftaboardmembers

Please join us this Saturday morning for a little self-care - meditation by @naimajay_ok & a chat with a few of our boar...
04/30/2020

Please join us this Saturday morning for a little self-care - meditation by @naimajay_ok & a chat with a few of our board members on @facebook live at 11AM EST! #wifta #womeninfilm @latishafortune @vonschmals #keishaburnette

Join us this Tuesday, March 31st, as we Celebrate. Empower. & Unite. For the last day of Women’s History Month! 7-9PM, R...
03/29/2020

Join us this Tuesday, March 31st, as we Celebrate. Empower. & Unite. For the last day of Women’s History Month! 7-9PM, RSVP at www.wifta.org now, FREE for all!

Meet our board member, Angi Bones, who will be joining us on the panel!

Angi Bones did not follow the path of what was expected of her coming from a family of politics and education. Her first career of choice was law enforcement. While waiting final testing for LAPD, Angi took an unpaid position as an intern on the film “Panther” directed by Mario Van Peebles. Working on the film “Panther” shifted her journey in life from law enforcement to a successful career in film and television where she started as a Production Assistant, which lead to a successful career as Assistant Director, Producer and Director.

To her credit, Angi hosts an impressive resume of music videos, commercials, award shows, television series and more than 50 films; most notably: The Negotiator, Blade, Too Wong Foo, Eve's Bayou, Fighting Temptations, Men of Honor, Mother, The Antoine Fisher Story, Training Day, The Gospel, Warm Springs, Stroke of Genius and Crazy in Alabama. Angi served as 2nd Assistant Director on 11 feature films, The Tyler Perry Show and over 240 combined episodes of the highly rated sitcoms “Tyler Perry’s Meet The Browns”, and the NAACP Image Award winner “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” under director, writer, producer Tyler Perry. She also Co-Produced Trois-The Escort and Motives II for Will Packer and Rob Hardy of Rain Forest Films. Angi is a NAACP Image award nominee as Co-Producer for the television film “Raising Izzie” for UP TV and received a NACCP Image award win for “House of Payne”.

Angi serves as the Co-Executive Producer for the highly rated docu-series “Rickey Smiley For Real” for TV One. Most recently Angi Co-Produced the sequel future box office hit “Meet the Blacks 2” and the highly acclaimed television film sequel “Life Size 2”. She is currently the Executive Producer on “Last Call” a pilot series for Bounce TV.

#womeninfilm #womeninfilmatlanta

Mark your calendars now for @wiftatlanta ‘s Women’s History Month celebration, Tuesday, March 31st from 7-9pm!  Joining ...
03/29/2020

Mark your calendars now for @wiftatlanta ‘s Women’s History Month celebration, Tuesday, March 31st from 7-9pm!

Joining us will be one of our board members, @tammykgarnes !

A resident of Atlanta, Georgia, Tammy Garnes is a communications expert and film producer who works daily in the public education sector as well as in the entertainment industry.

A graduate of the Peter Stark Producing Program at the University of Southern California, Garnes earned her Master of Arts Degree in Film Producing, and her Bachelor of Science in Education, Theater and Speech from Arkansas State University. Garnes worked as a film and television producer in Los Angeles, California, selling her first feature film to MGM studios immediately after completing graduate school in 1997.

Always seeking to focus on family-themed entertainment and stories with substance, her film and television credits quickly grew to include: Co-Producer, “Roots- Celebrating 25 Years” for NBC, HBO’s award winning indie film “Dancing In September,” and Associate Producer for the Laurence Fishburne action movie “Biker Boyz” for DreamWorks. One of her many talents as a producer included branding, marketing and product placement.

#womeninfilm #womeninfilmatlanta #producers #celebrateempowerunite

Join us for the most impactful virtual #womenshistorymonth celebration on Tuesday, March 31st from 7-9pm EST! FREE for a...
03/28/2020

Join us for the most impactful virtual #womenshistorymonth celebration on Tuesday, March 31st from 7-9pm EST! FREE for all attendees. Sounds curated by @adoratokyo ! Register at www.wifta.org ! #womeninfilm #womeninfilmatlanta

Join us for the most impactful virtual #womenshistorymonth celebration on Tuesday, March 31st, 7-9PM EST!! Register at w...
03/27/2020

Join us for the most impactful virtual #womenshistorymonth celebration on Tuesday, March 31st, 7-9PM EST!! Register at www.wifta.org now! More details to come! #CelebrateEmpowerUnite

Join us tomorrow for our monthly mixer @rowdytigeratl from 6:30 - 8:30PM!  Don’t forget to RSVP at www.wifta.org ! #wome...
03/04/2020

Join us tomorrow for our monthly mixer @rowdytigeratl from 6:30 - 8:30PM! Don’t forget to RSVP at www.wifta.org ! #womeninfilm #atlanta

Rest In Peace Katherine Johnson, 101, pioneering NASA mathematician who was depicted in Hidden Figures.
02/24/2020

Rest In Peace Katherine Johnson, 101, pioneering NASA mathematician who was depicted in Hidden Figures.

Mixer Alert 🚨! We are so excited to be partnering with @womeninmusicatlanta for a special networking mixer next week! Jo...
02/20/2020

Mixer Alert 🚨! We are so excited to be partnering with @womeninmusicatlanta for a special networking mixer next week! Join us @agencyatl on February 26th!

If you are a WIFTA member, RSVP at www.wifta.org. If you are not a member yet 😉, please go to https://wimatlagency.eventbrite.com to register for ONLY $10!

#womeninmusic #wifta #womeninfilm #networking

It’s that time of year again!  Join @wiftatlanta at the Georgia State Capitol on March 11th for Film Day!
02/19/2020

It’s that time of year again! Join @wiftatlanta at the Georgia State Capitol on March 11th for Film Day!

Come and join us this Thursday, February 6th for our 1st mixer of the year with @georgiahollywoodreview  and the @atljew...
02/04/2020

Come and join us this Thursday, February 6th for our 1st mixer of the year with @georgiahollywoodreview and the @atljewishfilm ! #womeninfilm #atlanta #womensupportingwomen #georgiafilm

Remembering...Gianna BryantAlyssa AltobelliPayton ChesterSarah ChesterJohn AltobelliKeri AltobelliKobe BryantChristina M...
01/31/2020

Remembering...
Gianna Bryant
Alyssa Altobelli
Payton Chester
Sarah Chester
John Altobelli
Keri Altobelli
Kobe Bryant
Christina Mauser
Ara Zobayan

TODAY & TOMORROW!!  #Rp @scadfilm  GROW YOUR PODCAST! Podcasting marketing and publicity experts share tips and tricks f...
01/24/2020

TODAY & TOMORROW!!
#Rp @scadfilm

GROW YOUR PODCAST! Podcasting marketing and publicity experts share tips and tricks for podcast success at SCADFILM Podcast Weekend. View more at https://scadpodcast.eventbrite.com!
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#scadfilm #scad #podcast #podcasting #marketingdigital #contentcreation #atlevents

01/17/2020

#JOBOPPORTUNITY #INTERNSNEEDES #Repost @thirdrailstudios with
We miss having interns around but it’s Friday and we are so excited because this means Spring Film Internship Program applications will be in by the end of the day! We will start reviewing ASAP and setting up interviews for the rest of the month! Can’t wait to welcome the new interns on March 2nd. Woohoo! •

#film #gafilm #filmjobs #filmlife #fridayvibes #filmcommunity #filminterns #thirdrailstudios #trs

Congratulations to our WIFTA bird member, @latishafortune ! #Repost @latishafortune I have no words to explain the emoti...
01/16/2020

Congratulations to our WIFTA bird member, @latishafortune ! #Repost @latishafortune
I have no words to explain the emotions I feel at this moment except to say it’s been a long time coming...
If you know me, you know I’ve been grinding in this journey and I’m so grateful that this particular project has finally been made and will have its premiere at #SXSW !!! #reallylove
#greatfortunefilms

#OscarsSoMale yet again...despite a historic number of women directing films in 2019 #femaledirectors
01/15/2020

#OscarsSoMale yet again...despite a historic number of women directing films in 2019 #femaledirectors

WIFTA wishes you and yours a very Happy Holiday! 🎄🎁🎄🎁 #wifta #happyholidays #widtaworks
12/25/2019

WIFTA wishes you and yours a very Happy Holiday! 🎄🎁🎄🎁 #wifta #happyholidays #widtaworks

What fun!! Holiday Jingle & Mingle with the incredible women from FILM FATALES ALLIANCE OF WOMEN DIRECTORS & REEL DIVAS ...
12/20/2019

What fun!! Holiday Jingle & Mingle with the incredible women from FILM FATALES ALLIANCE OF WOMEN DIRECTORS & REEL DIVAS — celebrating all of the great tidings and joy of 2019. Happy Holidays!! #wifta #wiftaworks #filmfatales #allianceofwomendirectors #reeldivas

Don't Delay. Join WIFTA today! Use code YEAREND to  receive 20% off any General Annual Membership. Expires  December 31s...
12/13/2019

Don't Delay. Join WIFTA today! Use code YEAREND to receive 20% off any General Annual Membership. Expires December 31st! Start 2020 off being a member of the fastest growing female film and television organization in Atlanta. https://wifta.eventive.org/membership/buy

WIFTA!! Congratulations to Angi Bones on the premiere of the new film, SAME TIME NEXT CHRISTMAS which airs TONIGHT on AB...
12/06/2019

WIFTA!! Congratulations to Angi Bones on the premiere of the new film, SAME TIME NEXT CHRISTMAS which airs TONIGHT on ABC. #wifta #wiftaworks #femalefilmmakers

Be brave. Do something new. #wifta #wiftaworks
11/30/2019

Be brave. Do something new. #wifta #wiftaworks

11/28/2019

Grateful for the creative community that is WIFTA! Wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving. #happythanksgiving #wifta #wiftaworks #lovecommunity

What a special night! Honoring these incredible women, men and students! #wifta #willpacker #kandi #camilleloveatl #mart...
11/11/2019

What a special night! Honoring these incredible women, men and students! #wifta #willpacker #kandi #camilleloveatl #marthahenderson

TOMORROW NIGHT! We will be gathering at the 2019 WIFTA Gala to celebrate our community. It is our honor to present the G...
11/08/2019

TOMORROW NIGHT! We will be gathering at the 2019 WIFTA Gala to celebrate our community. It is our honor to present the Gallantry Award to Will Packer.

With a string of hits and an eye for what future audiences are looking for Mr. Packer is a true trailblazer.

2 days until the 2019 WIFTA Gala. Happy Friday! We just keep smiling. Check out the many smiles of WIFTA!  #wifta #wifta...
11/08/2019

2 days until the 2019 WIFTA Gala. Happy Friday! We just keep smiling. Check out the many smiles of WIFTA! #wifta #wiftaworks #2019wiftagala #kandiburruss #camillerusselllove #marthahenderson #willpacker

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