Educational Institutions

Women in Film-Houston

  • Houston, TX
  • www.wift-houston.org

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Mission Statement

Women In Film & Television Houston is an affiliate chapter of WIFT International, with over 10,000 members worldwide.  Dedicated to the advancement of women in the arts, sciences, and technologies of film, television, and digital media, WIFT promotes and pursues the equitable treatment for women in the industry, and pursues opportunities for individuals aspiring to work in it.

Main Programs

  1. Setting The Scene
  2. The Art, Business, and Craft of Film & Television
  3. WIFT Houston 100-Mile Short Script Competition

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Service Areas

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Texas

Women In Film is an international association with 38 chapters worldwide.  Women In Film & Television Houston is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Texas corporation doing business in the Greater Houston area. There are two chapters in Texas, Houston and Dallas, however memberships are accepted without restrictions to anyone 18 years and older, regardless of place of residence.  Our office is in Houston, and our various events are held throughout the Greater Houston area.

ruling year

1997

Principal Officer since 2008

Self-reported

Jolene Wright McMaster

Keywords

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film, television, education, networking, scholarship

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Also Known As

Women in Film & Television Houston

EIN

76-0489419

Physical Address

4848 Guiton, Ste 110

Houston, TX 77027

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Professional Societies & Associations (B03)

Professional Societies, Associations (J03)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (Y01)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Programs

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Program 1

Setting The Scene

"Setting The Scene" was a workshop presented by WIFT Houston, co-sponsored with the Houston Film Commission, as part of an educational offering by Houston Cinema Arts Society in November 2009.  It featured a panel consisting of a few of the creative personnel from the Texas-made movie, "The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada," exploring the creative elements that must be combined to produce a masterwork.

Category

Community, Business & Industry

Population(s) Served

Adults

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

Females, all ages or age unspecified

Budget

$1,500.00

Program 2

The Art, Business, and Craft of Film & Television

This is a new offering by WIFT, created by its Educational Committee, that will include ten programs a year held monthly with the possible exceptions of June and December.  These programs will jointly and severally address the two basic divisions in our industry, film and television and be designed to meet the needs of our different types of member representatives, including those who work behind the camera, in front of the camera, above the line, and below the line, thus covering "the art, business, and craft of film and television," providing the knowledge that must be acquired to do the requisite tasks to succeed.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Adults

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- Other Specified Group

Females, all ages or age unspecified

Budget

$22,800.00

Program 3

WIFT Houston 100-Mile Short Script Competition

The WIFT Houston short script competition will result in the competition winner actually seeing the writer's efforts realized on screen.  Our quest is to  find knowledgeable, talented writers who possess great storytelling abilities. We will produce the best live-action narrative script that is judged to be the winning script. Once a Winner has been selected, WIFT Houston will then begin pre-rpoduction of the live action narrative short at locations in the Greater Houston area. The organization's intended goals include education and training of its members, producing a short movie digitally shot for submission and screening at film festivals, on broadcast media, and for promoting our chapter and its talented members.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Adults

Female Adults

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$10,500.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Texas

Women In Film is an international association with 38 chapters worldwide.  Women In Film & Television Houston is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Texas corporation doing business in the Greater Houston area. There are two chapters in Texas, Houston and Dallas, however memberships are accepted without restrictions to anyone 18 years and older, regardless of place of residence.  Our office is in Houston, and our various events are held throughout the Greater Houston area.

Funding Needs

As we are an all-volunteer organization fundraising typically requires more time than the average volunteer member already working long hours can spare.  We are in need of funds to provide transporation of out-of-town guest speakers, Website software upgrade, QuickBooks software for nonprofits (multi-user), and increased cashflow to hire an Executive Director.

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Women in Film-Houston

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Principal Officer

Jolene Wright McMaster

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"WIFT Houston is an all-volunteer organization and does not have any paid staffing, and therefore no Executive Director or designated CEO, though the President assumes the basic duties of the job without monetary compensation."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Jolene Wright McMaster

No Affiliation

Term: June 2008 - Dec 2011

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