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History of Women in Film and Television Atlanta

In 1973, Tichi Wilkerson Kassel, publisher of The Hollywood Reporter, suggested that an organization be started to help women in the entertainment industry. A small group of women met on the following Tuesday and sat on the floor of Tichi’s office for what was to become a historic brainstorming session. All agreed that women should help women and that it was time to organize. Shortly thereafter the Atlanta Chapter of Women in Film and Television was also founded upon those same principles in 1974, making it the second oldest chapter in the organization.

Founded on a simple concept by seven women, the original founding members could never have envisioned the clout and monumental worldwide growth Women in Film enjoys today. Since then, Women In Film has grown to become one of the major voices for women in the entertainment industry. There are more than 12,000 members in over 40 affiliated chapters nationwide and throughout the world. WIFTA’s leadership legacy has included an all-star cast of respected professionals working in a wide range of positions.

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Past Presidents

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Meaningful Work. Unforgettable Experiences.


Helping The Community

Curating events and programs that expand educational opportunities to WIFTA members while expanding their network in the film and television industry.


Reinforcing our Commitment

Advocating for parity and culture issues that impact the progress of women in film and television.


One Step at a Time

Providing scholarships and grants that support the education and work of women looking to advance their status in the area of film and television


Helping The Community

Offering robust professional development opportunities for women looking to excel in the film and television industry.

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