Founders of the WIFT – Atlantic chapter have worked steadily since August 2008 to open an Atlantic Canadian chapter of the international group, Women in Film and Television.
“There is such vibrant talent among the women in Atlantic Canada – it makes complete sense to bring everyone together in one organization committed to ensuring that the talents and voices of these women are nurtured and celebrated. We’re so ready,” says founding Chair, Jan Miller.
WIFT is an international organization that was created in 1973 to give women who were struggling to have a voice in Television and in Film a network and support system.
There are now currently 35 chapters worldwide. WIFT continues to grow with a mandate to be a global network dedicated to advancement for women in professional development and achievement in film, video, and other screen-based media.
2012/2013 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
DANIELLE AUTRAN, Nova Scotia
LARA CASSIDY, Nova Scotia
IRENE DUMA, Newfoundland and Labrador
DOMINIQUE GUSSET, New Brunswick
VALERIE HALMAN, Nova Scotia
RUTH LAWRENCE, Newfoundland and Labrador
CAT LeBLANC, New Brunswick
ANDREA LEVESQUE, Nova Scotia
JENNA MacMILLAN, Prince Edward Island
JAN MILLER, Chair, Nova Scotia
BUNTHIVY NOU, New Brunswick
ANITA REILLY-McGEE, Newfoundland and Labrador
BRITANY SPARROW, New Brunswick
KAREN WENTZELL, Nova Scotia
ANNETT WOLF, Nova Scotia (Special Advisor, Founding Board Member WIFTI)