Our Mission Statement
Women in Film & Television-Florida (WIFT-FL) is charged with building positive images of media-makers (both women and men), empowering them to achieve their highest professional and creative potential, and helping create more job opportunities throughout the State of Florida (with a primary focus on Central Florida). As an organization, we will continue to search for and retain members who have a minimum of two years experience working in the film, television and entertainment industry.
History of Women in Film & Television-Florida
Women in Film was founded in Los Angeles in 1973 by Tichi Wilkerson Kassel (former publisher and editor-in-chief of The Hollywood Reporter) and a group of women who represented various facets of the film and television industry. It was created to recognize, develop, and actively promote the unique visions of women in the field of communications.
The Central Florida Chapter of Women in Film (WIF/CF) was established in 1989 by a dynamic group of independent producers looking for camaraderie and support. In 1999, the chapter's name was changed to Women in Film & Television-Florida (WIFT-FL) to better reflect the chapter's membership and sponsor base. WIFT-FL's members are qualified women and men in a variety of categories - performers, producers, directors, writers, agents, publicists, photographers, and administrative and managerial personnel. WIFT-FL is part of an international network (Women in Film & Television International or WIFTI) of 40 chapters around the world. WIFTI's membership base exceeds 10,000 working professionals.