Women In Film and Television Atlanta have officially launched a new interactive website!

Women In Film and Television Atlanta have officially launched a new interactive website.

Here’s a link to the online Press Release about the launch:   http://www.wifta.org/press

Women in Film and Television Atlanta

Launch a NEW Interactive Professional Networking Website

July 2, 2009- (Atlanta, Ga.)- Women in Film and Television Atlanta is celebrating 35 years of excellence throughout 2009 and to stay current with industry trends, WIFTA is proud to launch a new interactive professional networking website.  Wifta.org  officially went live June 26, following a soft launch for members only. The new site will help promote WIFTA’s core values by connecting talented individuals with opportunities and resources for creative achievement.

“It was time to create a website that was more user-friendly and one that provided networking opportunities to facilitate member collaborations, as well as encourage other media-makers to join a community of skilled film and television professionals,” WIFTA President Melissa Randle said. “The site gives members access to an organizational database that reads like a virtual who’s who in the southeastern film industry.”

The flexible dynamic website was designed so members will be able to create profiles to promote their talents, improve communication flow between staff and members, provide more resources and tools for members, automate registration for programs, inform about workshops/special events and to encourage user-contributed content.

The new website contains a streamlined homepage with user friendly menus for easy navigation; an improved user login and profile; and new features, such as the events calendar, which allow attendees to register online for WIFTA events with the click of a button.  New form templates make it a snap to donate, become a member, contact WIFTA and submit to job posts.  Other features include video uploads of PSA campaigns over the years, an event photo gallery and a list of industry resources.  For people unfamiliar with the organization, they can learn about WIFTA and the programs provided under respective sections of the website. 

Website sections that have undergone the most change include: a Members Only Directory; Members Only Resource List (guilds, trade publications, film festivals and valuable production tools), Members Only Job & Services Bulletin Board (managed by new Jobs and Opps Director Monique McGlockton); and a Blog & Discussion Forum that will allow members to ask questions about topics in the industry and receive valuable feedback from their fellow colleagues.

To take a tour of the new Women in Film and Television Atlanta website or to find out more information about joining, go to www.wifta.org.

About 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.