Woman in Film and Video Present: The Strength in Unions

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Woman in Film and Video Present: The Strength in Unions
Start: 10/06/2016 - 1:00am
End: 10/06/2016 - 3:30am

Featuring Representatives from IATSE, WGA and SAG-AFTRA Washington-Mid Atlantic Local Associate Executive Director Jane Love

Spend an evening at the AFL-CIO with representatives from IATSE, SAG-AFTRA and WGA to discover the value of labor unions for creative professionals. Discover how unions work on behalf of the talent in front of and behind the camera. Come with questions!

When: 6 – 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 5

Where: AFL-CIO Headquarters
815 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005 
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Cost: $15 for WIFV members (must be logged in) and students; $30 for non-members.
Refunds are available up to 48 hours in advance of the program. No refund will be issued for a cancellation with less than 48 hours’ notice. If the event is cancelled or rescheduled, refunds will be issued as needed.

About the panelists:

JANE LOVE joined the staff of AFTRA in 1989 as a contract administrator covering radio and TV commercials, industrial, educational, non-broadcast videotapes and feature films. Before joining the union staff, Jane worked for three years as a production coordinator on feature films and television movies/specials. She was promoted to the position of Assistant Executive Director of what was then Washington/Baltimore Local of AFTRA in 1994, and has since been responsible for the administration of all national contracts, including the SAGindie contracts in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia. Following the merger of the unions in 2012, she was promoted to Associate Executive Director of the new Washington-Mid Atlantic Local of SAG-AFTRA, which was expanded to include North Carolina and West Virginia. She is a past recipient of the Actors Center Theatre Distinction Award and has served on several industry group Boards, including her current post on the Executive Board of the Maryland Film Industry Coalition. 

JENNA BOND is the Member Services Manager at the Writers Guild of America, East, where she focuses on guiding and encouraging writers through the business of entertainment and media.  She manages the WGAE Caucuses of writers in the fields of indie film, web series/digital and animation.  She also represents WGAE in film festival relations and diversity initiatives, collaborating with some of today's leading writers for film and television in the process.  Currently, she's managing the launch of the Made in NY Writers Room, a collaboration with NYC Small Business Services and the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment to increase diversity among television writers based in New York City. Jenna is an active graduate of Wellesley College and holds a MBA from Columbia Business School. 

DAVID O'FERRALL is currently the Business Agent for Local 487, I.A.T.S.E. His responsibilities include the negotiation of agreements, enforcement of those agreements; assist productions in crewing and to engage the State Legislatures on issues important to the film industry such as tax incentives. He has worked in various positions for the Local since 1992 and has been Business Agent since 2011. Prior to working for the Local he worked in various positions of numerous motion picture and television productions. Local 487, I.A.T.S.E. represents the craftspeople who work on the technical side of the Motion Pictures, Television Production and Broadcast Sports in Delaware, Maryland, Washington, D.C., Virginia and West Virginia. Their work has encompasses everything from big budget blockbusters to small independent films, commercial, music videos, political spots, industrial / corporate video, broadcast sports as well as television series. Its' members represent the most qualified, experienced and professional technicians and craftspeople in the region.

Moderated by MONICA LEE BELLAIS,an award-winning screenwriter/producer and a world-class media expert with the considerable know-how that blends experiences in Hollywood, Washington, D.C. and international markets. Monica has worked at Lightstorm Entertainment, DreamWorks, Warner Bros. Records, Discovery Communications, Smithsonian Networks, Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), and TeleProductions International (TPI). Most recently, she is a Co-Executive Producer on the feature film Wakefield, starring Jennifer Garner and Bryan Cranston and a producer on Bennie’s, starring Ed Asner, Joe Estevez and Cathy Moriarty. Her professional memberships include the PGA, the WGA, SAG-AFTRA, NATAS - Documentary Programming Peer Group, and The National Press Club.

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