Women in Film & Media Tennessee

Profile Updated: July 22, 2017
Address: Franklin, TN USA
Website/Homepage: www.twifm.org
President/Chair: Nancy Puetz
Yes! Attending Reunion
Mission Statement

Mission Statement
Tennessee Women in Film and Media, Inc. (TWiFM), a Tennessee non-profit corporation is organized, operated and dedicated exclusively for educational purposes under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, last reviewed January 8, 2015 and all its further amendments and any corresponding or further related section of the Federal Internal Revenue Code, to advance the professional development and opportunities for Tennessee Women in Film, Entertainment and all Screen-Based digital media and promote equity in the aforementioned industry for women as film/media makers and film/media workers.

About Your Chapter/History

TWIFM was founded in May 2015 by a group of Industry and Business professionals to engage and enfranchise women and men who support the work of women seeking to be employed in and achieve in the film/television/screen-basedmedia industry, and forward their goals. We are committed to the benefit to our membership and the industry at large. TWiFM's mission is accomplished through educational programming including ongoing mentoring with a recognized national, International and/or local expert, interactive panel discussions with the entertainment community leadership in each area of Tennessee, as well as engage community experts, offering workshops and specialized classes in different areas of film and crew work TWIFM will also provide opportunities to showcase members’ projects and films and provided needed expertise vis-a-vis focus groups and peer assessment.

Brief Description of your Key Programs

Educational in nature, programs at TWIFM are focussed on the development of film makers and film workers throughout Tennessee including but not limited to statewide Mentoring Circles, Festival assistance, screenings, focus groups, public access in the communities we serve as well providing access to funds development and the TWIFM Fledgling Fund for new filmmakers and the "Get a Grip" fund for TWIFM members regardless of gender which honors working crew. We are aldo committed to the Franklin International Independent Film Festival as a means to bring the best in Film and all Screen-based Media to our statewide industry.

Current Officers

President - Nancy Puetz
Vice President - Sheyla Paz
Secretary - Cathy Pihakis Nakos
Treasurer - Robin Barnes
Membership - Jennifer Hansen
Publicity - Elaine Peake
Social Media - Meleisha Edwards
Diversity Programs- Christin Baker
Development- Elke Ridenour
Film Festival Curation-Katy Chevigny
Board Advisors
IBBFN- Hazel Joiner Smith
Programs- Molly Secours
At Large- Kimberly Skyrme
At Large - Beth Harrington

Women in Film & Media's Recent Comments

Sep 15, 2015 at 8:25 AM

We are looking forward to meeting each chapter sometime in the future. More than that we are eager to benefit women who choose this industry as their career path and help them reach the success they are seeking. We want to thank the WIFTI Board especially Carol Bidault, Meighan McGuire and Carol Savoie for their help in our journey and Juliet Schneider, President of WiFV, New England for her friendship and assistance along the way.

Posted: Sep 15, 2015 at 8:29 AM
Posted: Sep 15, 2015 at 8:31 AM