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WIFTV Elects New Board of Directors

Women rule!
posted on 9:00 PM, July 9, 2013


Women In Film & Television Vancouver elects 2013-2014 Board of Directors

Vancouver, B.C. -- Women rule! Seven new directors were acclaimed at the Women In Film & Television (WIFTV) Annual General Meeting held on June 24, 2013 at the YWCA Metro Vancouver. The new directors include Laura Adkin, Katherine Brodsky, Amanda Burke, Jill Hope Johnson, Carla Jones, Monika Mitchell, and Dasha Novak.

Rachelle Chartrand returns to the Executive for her fourth year, this time as President, with Carleen Kyle elected as Vice President. Krista Magnusson joins on as Treasurer, and Sarah Kalil assuming the role of Secretary.

“I can not even begin to express how thrilled I am about this year's amazing WIFTV Board of Directors,” said Chartrand, “This is an incredibly diverse group of women in terms of experience, expertise, talent, and passion. I am honoured to be elected as the president and look forward to continue building something special together. With two national studies recently released highlighting the continuous gender inequality in the Canadian film and television, the work that Women in Film and Television Vancouver does is as important as ever and we have many exciting things in the works for 2013/2014.”

Continuing on the Board in their second year of the two-year term are Andrea Fehsenfeld, Frances Flanagan, Sharon McGowan, and Lianna Walden. Dusty Kelly and Michele Billy Povil have also been elected for a second term.

Outgoing board members include Barbara Alexandre, former WIFTV President Mary Bissell, Angelina Cantada, Christine Larsen, and Annie Storey. The 2012/2013 year was a dynamic one and these women a huge part of the accomplishments. Their commitment and contributions will be appreciated for years to come.

All past and present board members are dedicated to further the artistic and professional development of women in the Canadian screen-based media community; and to recognize and promote the artistic and professional contributions of women in the Canadian screen-based media community and in the community at large.

Established in 1989, Women In Film & Television Vancouver is an internationally affiliated non-profit society committed to advancing and celebrating women in screen-based media. They have been producing the Vancouver Women in Film Festival since 2006, which showcases the work of women in key creative roles.

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