Our committees are the backbone of our organization. Be a leader in the community! Which committee will we see you on?
Art Smith Jr. (Chair), Bobbi Hill (Co-Chair), Lindsey Fuller Sandrin, Rick Alexander, Carol Bressi-Cilona, David Cole
The membership committee is responsible for seeking out members within the production community and maintaining relationships with our current members.
Liaison with other industry non-profit organizations | Maintain the membership database | Follow up with member inquiries | Work with various committees to organize quarterly membership drives | Work with local businesses, agencies, and universities to recruit new members | Work with other WIFT Branches to enhance and facilitate relationships with our sister groups
Nancy McBride (Chair), Lindsey Fuller Sandrin (Co-Chair), Alexa Sheehan, Bobbi Hill, Victoria Jorgensen, Janeen Sara, Sheri Taylor,
The programming/events committee produces a wide-range of programs for WIFT-FL members and industry professionals.
Plans 4 quarterly meetings per year | Plan special events including, but not limited to movie advanced screenings, and Jingle Mingle annual holiday gala | Plan educational seminars and hands-on workshops
Education & Scholarship Committee:
Growing the infrastructure of the Florida production community is vital, thus the education and scholarship committee works with industry professionals and local universities to create mentorship opportunities for those breaking into the industry. This committee also oversees fundraising for, and awarding of, scholarships to promising students and members.
Cultivating student memberships | Seeking out and cultivating internship opportunities | Overseeing mentorships|
Fostering relationships with local colleges and universities | Providing training opportunities
Art Smith Jr. (Chair)
Charged with overseeing the administration of local WIFT-Branches.
Orlando: Nancy McBride (Chair), Lindsey Fuller Sandrin (Co-Chair)
Daytona Beach: Alexa Sheehan (Chair), Stephanie Mazzeo (Co-Chair)
Tampa Bay: Becky Yattaw (Chair)
Miami/South Florida: Carol Bressi-Cilona (Chair)
Jacksonville: Janeen Sara (Chair)
Melbourne: Sheri Taylor (Chair)
Clearwater: Bobbi Hill (Chair)
TBA (Chair), Stephanie Mazzeo
The WIFT-FL Marketing/Communications Committee oversees the public face of WIFT-FL.
Manages social media and promotional materials | Assists the other WIFT-FL committees with their outreach needs.
Lindsey Sandrin (Chair), Art Smith Jr (Co-Chair), Alexa Sheehan, Larry Haber, Bobbi Hill
Charged with soliciting, collecting, and reviewing nominations for the Board of Directors and Officers of the Board of Directors in time for the election.
Art Smith Jr. (Chair), Dave Cole (Co-Chair), Rick Alexander, Alexa Sheehan
Sheri Taylor (Chair), Art Smith (Co-Chair), Carol Bressi-Cilona, Rick Alexander
The WIFT-FL Muse Award is dedicated to the sharing and enjoyment of all entertainment art forms. Our selections are experts in their fields, and they come from all directions of Florida, with the common interest in improving the art form, raising its standards and inspiring all those who have found themselves on this creative and rewarding path.