Women in Film & Television Florida Announces

2021-2023 Board of Directors

1/8/21

By Art Smith - Recording Secretary

Jennelle Jordan leads the WIFT-FL Board of Directors into 2021 and welcomes new and returning board members to take the organization into the future.

Orlando, Fla. – Women in Film & Television Florida (WIFT-FL) proudly named Jennelle Jordan as new President of the organization for the 2021-2023 term. Jordan replaces Nancy McBride, who served as President for 5 years. McBride will continue with the organization as Vice President.


In her new role Jordan will continue to fulfill WIFT’s mission of building positive images of media-makers (both women and men), empowering them to achieve their highest professional and creative potential, and

helping create more job opportunities throughout the

State of Florida.

 “I’m proud to have Jennelle as the new President of WIFT and to elevate her to shine and

          continue our ongoing mission."

      - Nancy McBride, VP, WIFT-FL & Casting Director, ReelKasting

Since joining the WIFT-FL Orlando Branch in 2016, when she moved from Pennsylvania to Clermont, FL, Jordan has served on several committees.  These include the marketing, nominating, and programming and events committees where she leads planning of quarterly meetings, virtual events, and assists board member Lindsey Fuller Sandrin with planning and execution of the annual Jingle Mingle holiday event.

Jordan is a 17-year industry veteran, having produced 244 episodes of the popular television series Forensic Files.  She is also a freelance producer/ UPM and the in-house production manager for ProductionHUB.com.

 “I’m excited to continue pushing and evolving WIFT’s mission and to be part of such an amazing and long-standing organization that

           champions the production and entertainment industry and its workers in the state of Florida.”

      - Jennelle Jordan, President, WIFT-FL & Producer/UPM

The organization is also excited to announce its 2021-2023 new and returning board members, which includes a talented group of multi-faceted industry personnel including producers, directors, actors, a sound engineer, entertainment attorney, the Director of the Orlando Film Commission, and a screenwriter - they wear many hats and are excited to further WIFT-FL's goals.


SCHOLARSHIPS & GRANTS

MEMBERS ONLY

2024 DR. KAZI HUSSAIN HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP 

Application is now open

The Dr. Kazi Hussain Scholarship, established in 2017, honors WIFT-Florida filmmaker and industry leader, Dr. Kazi Hussain, founder of TWC Pegasus Film Works & Media Inc. was a mentor to many young people entering the field.

Two Students from each branch will be selected to receive a Dr. Kazi Hussain Scholarship in the amount of $500 each. The award will be directly applied to tuition for post-secondary schools for those interested in film a career in the media arts.

Applicants must be student members of WIFT-FL, 18 years of age or younger, and have a strong interest in film or video. Previous experience in film or video production experience is preferred but not required.

Priority will be given to those who have demonstrated a high degree of commitment in their studies so far, and who clearly articulate their future goals in film.

GO TO MEMBERS CENTER PAGE FOR APPLICATION



WIFT STUDENT MEMBERS - WE HAVE (4) $250 SCHOLARTSHIPS AVAILABE FOR YOU IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND - 

(apply today - first come -first serve)

CONTACT: info@womeninfilmfl.org


 WIFT-FL is an Amazon Smile Charity

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  • Use this link:  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/59-3691551

  • Amazon will now donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to WIFT-FL.
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Our new WIFT-FL Store

We here at WIFT-FL are always looking for new ways & ideas to support our membership...so we have opened up our own store! Here you can purchase a WIFT-FL T-shirt to show your support!

To get to our Store go to the Members Only Tab and you'll find us!

Members - WIFT-FL has a new program - Filmmakers with Disabilities Program.

It’s  MISSION

WIFT-FL is an open community of creators and allies
WIFT-FL is an open community of both disabled creators as well as allies working in media to build a more inclusive, accessible, and equitable entertainment industry. We cultivate and champion disabled media-makers, and we elevate stories by, for, and about disabled people. 

THE STEVEN BERKANI FILM GRANT

This program is for WIFT-FL members who are creators of documentary, short, and feature films or non-fiction new media who identify as living with a disability. We seek to bring visibility to creators who are oftentimes overlooked. Living with a disability is a key contributor to the project, we will welcome diverse teams to apply. Each year WIFT-FL will award one grant of up to $3,000 to assist them in finishing their projects in any stage of production. This year we are conducting our pilot program using Steven’s short film that he wrote “My Brother David”

But we need your help in raising the additional funds needed to complete the production.




WIFT-Florida  P.O. Box 533541 Orlando, FL 32853-3541

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