Talent Showcase

Co-sponsored by SAG/AFTRA

February 27, 2016

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Meet WIFM’s new Executive Director

Emily Star

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Emily is a recent graduate of the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg with a dual major in Communications (Media Studies) and Visual and Performing Arts.  Throughout her career she has held leadership positions in several organizations, including the Digital Media group, Performing Arts Society, Chorale, Visual Arts Society, and many others.  She has previously worked at PPG Industries and Excela Health.  In addition, she demonstrated her commitment to serving nonprofit organizations through her involvement with the Blackburn Center’s “Walk a Mile” event.  Emily has also worked on a handful of films, including an Emerson University feature film: Crown oEmily S Cameraf Gamma directed by Elliot Sheedy.  Because she aspires to pursue a career in film, she has extensively studied film theories and demonstrates a passion in semiotics, feminist analysis, iconography/iconology, and the auteur theory.   She wrote, directed, and edited her Visual and Performing Arts capstone piece while incorporating a feminist auteur approach.  Emily has a strong background in screenwriting, directing, and editing and is very excited to be a part of Women in Film and Media.

You can contact Emily at EmilyS@wifmpit.org


WIFM Scholarship - Group 1

Front – 2015 WIFM Scholarship winners; Mina Hoffman, PPU; Sheryland Neal, Chatham; Hannah Snyder, PPU Back: Lisa Smith-Reed, Jessica Pachuta, Jeanne Josefcyzk, Donna Belajac, Faith Dickinson

Women In Film and Media Pittsburgh

Our Mission

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.

Our Community

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.

Our Activities

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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Upcoming Events

10:00 am Talent Showcase @ Hollywood Theater
Talent Showcase @ Hollywood Theater
Feb 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Women In Film and Media and SAG/AFTRA will conduct a talent showcase for Pittsburgh actors Register online for the early bird cost of $20.00.   Registration increases on February 21 to $25.00 You MUST bring a minimum of 8 headshots and resumes – PROPERLY FORMATTED Check in begins at 10:00 am. [...]

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WIFM Outreach

WIFM promotes careers in the film industry at colleges and universities.