WIFTA 2009 State of the Industry Kick-Off Celebration



Women in Film and Television Atlanta Proudly Present our
2009 State of the Industry Kick-Off Celebration

Date:            Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Time:           6:30 – 7:00 p.m. (Registration & Reception)        7:00 – 8:30 p.m. (Program)

Excitement is in the air as Women in Film and Television Atlanta (WIFTA) turns 35-years-old in 2009!  Come celebrate with us and hear updates on exciting happenings within our organization and Georgia’s growing film and entertainment industry.  We’ll reveal a special announcement for members and provide a sneak peek of things to come this year.

Joining us for the evening is Special Guest, Deputy Commissioner Bill Thompson, of the Georgia Film Music & Digital Entertainment Office who will share a forecast of our state’s production industry in 2009; including an assessment of our current national ranking and the effect our newly modified incentive package will have on this year’s projections.   This year’s kick-off celebration is a great networking opportunity for both women and men interested in joining WIFTA; take this opportunity to meet members who are connected in the entertainment industry; be introduced to this year’s new Board of Directors; find out about upcoming WIFTA activities; and get more involved in Georgia’s film and television industry!

Cost:  FREE For WIFTA Members, $10 Non-Members, $5 Students with valid ID
Cash, check or credit card payments accepted



STATS is located on 300 Marietta Street NW, Atl, GA 30313

Cash Bar
Light hors d’oeuvres will be served
Paid Parking easily available located across the street in the parking deck

Please RSVP by Jan. 26th for more details to: wifta.rsvp@gmail.com
For more information about WIFTA go to www.wifta.org

On a Sad Note…

It is with great sadness that WIFTA has learned of the passing of highly respected Atlanta Actress Ms. Carol Mitchell Leon.  A veteran stage performer, Ms. Leon also had roles in several films including locally lensed productions such as Tyler Perry’s “Diary of a Mad Black Woman” and “Fried Green Tomatoes”.  Our deepest thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends during this difficult time.
For more details please visit:   (www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/obits/stories/2009/01/21/Carol_Mitchell_Leon_obituary.html)