Opal Awards

April 27, 2012 @ 1:00 am – 4:30 am
The Priory
614 Pressley St
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
$55.00 for Members $65.00 for Non-Members $75.00 at the door
Virginia Herdman / Katie Jones

WIFM presents its Opal Awards to women who have contributed to the artistic and economic development of Pittsburgh’s motion picture industry and the community through their work and service, or have succeeded in bringing film productions to Pittsburgh. Women in television are honored with the Patti Burns Award for Excellence.

Past honorees include actress/singer Shirley Jones; producer/director Suzanne DeLaurentis; producer Kim Moses; screenwriter/director Melissa Martin; producer Amy Lamb; Actress Adrienne Wehr; casting agents Donna Belajac and Nancy Mosser; and producer/director Anita Harnish. TV personalities have included CEO of Hub TV, Margaret Loesch; TV personalities Yvonne Zanos and Marilyn Brooks.

WIFM Scholarships are presented during the Opal Awards to female students in the Pittsburgh area who are enrolled in a film curriculum.


Carol Lee Espy – Patti Burns Award

Kathryn Spitz-Cohan – Opal Award

Chelle Robinson – Opal Award


Special Guest

Barbara Feldon

Agent 99 – Get Smart Television Series


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