WIFMCO  Members News & Events July 2017
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WIFMCO News & Events

July 2017

WIFMCO Movie Night!

Saturday July 8th
7:00 p.m. showing

Chez Artiste Theatre

2800 South Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO 80222

What to do now:
RSVP to let us know you are coming
Purchase MOVIE tickets (7 p.m. showing!) CLICK HERE
SEE the movie!
Join us AFTER the movie in the lobby for a quick discussion!
*Members often meet prior to the movie, please check the Facebook page for any possible member hosted meet-ups*

Maudie is based on the true story of folk artist Maud Lewis (Academy Award nominee Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine, Happy-Go-Lucky) and the unlikely romance between her and a hardened reclusive bachelor, Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke, Boyhood). A bright-eyed, intelligent woman, hunched with crippled hands from arthritis, Maud yearns to be independent and to live away from her overly protective family. She escapes her solitary existence in her aunt’s home through her art, until in her early 30s she answers an advertisement for a housekeeper. Everett Lewis is a 40-year-old bachelor who owes nothing to anyone. Abandoned by his parents at a very young age, he has nevertheless managed to become a proud and self-sufficient man. When Maud answers the ad, Everett hesitates at first, but quickly finds himself falling in love. Maud’s determination for her art, along with her partnership with Everett, blossoms into a career as a famous folk artist, bringing them closer together in ways they never imagined.

Director: Aisling Walsh
Irish Writer/ Director: Walsh wrote and directed Song for a Raggy Boy, which won over 20 awards at international film festivals, [1] including the Best Film award at the Copenhagen International Film Festival in 2003.[2] She also wrote and directed Joyriders (1989), Damage (2008),[3] Invisible State (2006), and The Daisy Chain.[4]

Her many television credits include the Batman movies BAFTA TV Award-nominated FingersmithForgive and Forget, Roughnecks and the multi award winning BBC One film Sinners. In 2009, she directed The Fifth Woman, a feature-length episode of the BBC series Wallander starring Kenneth Branagh. She directed Room at the Top for BBC4. The weekend before transmission the film was pulled due to a rights issue and has not been screened. In 2012 she directed Loving Miss Hatto which was premièred at the Edinburgh Television Festival. In 2014, she directed A Poet in New York.

Written By: Sherry White
Canadian film and television actress, writer and filmmaker,[1] best known for her work as a producer and writer for the television series MVPRookie Blue and Saving Hope[2] and as director of the feature film Crackie.[2]

TELL us you are coming! RSVP

*A WIFMCO Board member will be at the door to welcome you into the theater starting at 6:30. Group Seating for WIFMCO is not reserved. Please sit where you'd like. 
JULY Networking Event:
A feature length film by Pamela Nelson

Sunday JULY 16th 1p.m- 5p.m
Coffee and desserts will be served
1101 W Mineral Ave. Littleton CO 80120 

Let us know you are coming! RSVP and Event Details Here

We are very glad to announce we have a new date scheduled for the live table read of Pamela Nelson's Frog Days, a feature film script. Pam was the winner of our first ever Screenplay Contest. This will be a live reading with local actors, open to all WIFMCO members and public. ($10 at door for NON-members) We will have coffee and desserts served for an afternoon of delightful story, feedback for Pam from our WIFMCO members and producers, Discussion on writing for film, networking and more! We hope you will join WIFMCO in support of our actors and writers here in Colorado!

MEET our Readers: (Visit our event page for bios and info on all our readers) 

All our readers are local actors who you need to meet for your next film project!

Want to get involved more with WIFMCO?

Board Position Open:
Board Secretary:
Take notes of all board meetings and publish on internal doc boards. Help with any and all WIFMCO events and legal matters. For more information please contact us at

Marketing Committee: 
We need women with experience in:
  • Web mgmt and design using Word Press.
  • Women available and willing to attend film festivals on behalf of WIFMCO, attend WIFMCO events and arrange smaller member only gatherings.
  • Social Media and SEO experts
  • Graphic Designers
  • Ability to write and distribute press for WIFMCO
  • Blog writers 
  • Women willing to gather newsletter content from members and film community.
  • Women willing to help us seek out local partnerships and work with our development committee and programming committee on any related marketing materials.
Marketing Committee will be meeting once a month.
If interested in being part of the Marketing Committee please contact Alicia Leeper, Marketing Chair  for WIFMCO at or call 303-870-3588



July 7th: WIFMCO Board Meeting

Details TBD


September: Members only  FREE
Acting/Writing Combo workshop. Details TBD

Want to be featured in our
Member Spotlight?

Each month WIFMCO likes to spotlight our members.
We want to promote YOU more, but to do that we need to know about you.
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1.) What is your field of focus?
2.) Tell us about your journey thus far in your career? Did you study? If so, where or are you still in school?
3.) What was your inspiration to get into this industry? Do you have any mentors you want to mention?
4.) Tell us about  your favorite project you've worked on? Any take-aways?
5.) Any projects coming up?
6.) What are your hopes for the film, television and media scene in Colorado?
7.) Any advice/wisdom to fellow actors, filmmakers, writers etc etc?


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We’re Launching Colorado Screenwriters and Producers!
For fifteen years, I sat on both sides of the Hollywood pitch table – both as a writer with a story to sell and as a development executive looking for a great script to make. As an industry veteran who has both produced movies and had scripts repped at the highest levels, I’m in a unique position to tell you what worked and what didn’t.
Now, as a screenwriter and screenwriting teacher here in Colorado, I’m always looking for resources for local screen and TV writers and producers – or I build them.
Which leads me to this summer’s roster of events:
  1. The Hollywood Pitch Class
  2. Building Your Business as a Screenwriter
  3. The Ultimate Pitchfest Hollywood
In three each days across three months, you’ll learn how to pitch your projects and yourself, how to create an actionable business plan to either get yourself started or further down the road as a screenwriter, and finally, a first-of-its-kind day to pitch digitally and directly to LA agents.
Colorado doesn’t have many opportunities for people who love writing for the big and small screen, but I’ve collected everything that’s both in our state and beyond, and I’m eager to share.
Even if your projects aren’t in perfect shape, it’s never too early to start building those relationships. Let us show you how to best pitch yourself to potential agents and producers, how to create a plan that will change your life in a single year, and then put you in front of the people who can make it happen.
Check it all out at – and Denver Screen Writers Meet Up members, contact me directly for your special discount at

The Hollywood Pitch Class
July 15th 1 – 4PM

Building Your Business as a Screenwriter
August 12th, 1-4PM

The Ultimate Pitchfest Hollywood
Registration opens July 15th
Packages for multiple pitches and for classes attendees available.
All classes held at big local film industry supporter, RSI at 1101 W. Mineral Ave, Littleton.
So writers, producers, let us help you create your summer film Launchpad!
Trai Cartwright
Screenwriter, Producer, Teacher
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