Women in Film and Media Pittsburgh President Stepping Down
Founder Faith Dickinson led non-profit organization for 10 years
Women in Film and Media (WIFM) Pittsburgh Executive Director Faith Dickinson is stepping down from her post, effective March 31, 2015, after 10 years at the helm of the non-profit membership organization she founded in 2004.
WIFM Pittsburgh’s mission is to improve the status and portrayal of women in film, television, and other screen-based media in Southwestern Pennsylvania and currently has nearly 100 members. WIFM Pittsburgh is a chapter of Women In Film & Television International (WIFTI), a global network comprising more than 40 chapters and 10,000 members worldwide, dedicated to advancing professional development and achievement for women in the industry.
“It’s been such an honor to play a role in helping to develop Pittsburgh’s burgeoning entertainment industry and expand the employment opportunities for the region’s women over the past decade,” says Dickinson.
Her most recent accomplishments include hosting the 2014 Women in Film and Television International Summit in Pittsburgh, drawing industry professionals from across the country and around the world, including Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke, CNN journalist Martin Savidge, and SAG/AFTRA Vice President Gabrielle Carteris. Dickinson will remain part of WIFM Pittsburgh serving as part of the PSA Program committee as well as continuing work with the WIFTI Board of Directors.
“Faith is an incredible role model for all who work in the industry and we will continue her legacy of passionate commitment,” says Lisa Smith-Reed, board chair of WIFM Pittsburgh.
Succession plans for the volunteer executive director position are in process.
Women in Film and Media (WIFM) Pittsburgh is a nonprofit membership organization whose mission is to improve the status and portrayal of women in film, television, and other screen-based media in Southwestern Pennsylvania and beyond.
WIFM comprises dynamic professionals, both men and women, who represent every aspect of the industry: producers, directors, cinematographers, production crew, actors, talent agents, accountants and lawyers.
We serve our community by facilitating their access to opportunities in industry. In addition, we lend our services to non-profit organizations helping women and children.
Our programs and events include workforce skills development through mentoring and training workshops; production of public service announcements for non-profits dedicated to women and children; and industry partnerships that further our mission.
WIFM is a chapter of Women In Film & Television International (WIFTI), a global network comprising over 40 chapters worldwide with more than 10,000 members, dedicated to advancing professional development and achievement for women in industry.
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