Thursday, April 05, 2007

Women in Film & Video Host Awards

WASHINGTON D.C. - Women in Film & Video DC hosts the 14th Annual Women of Vision Awards Gala honoring nationally- recognized women who have made their mark in the media world. The Gala will take place April 13 at the Capital Hilton in Washington D.C.

The 2007 honorees are:

• Susie Coelho, founder and CEO of Susie Coelho Enterprises Inc. and host of HGTV's Outer Spaces;
• Patricia Finneran, Festival Director for SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival;
• Barbara Kopple, President of Cabin Creek Films, Co-Producer/Director of Shut Up and Sing and the only women director to receive two Academy Awards(R);
• Deborah Redmond, President of The SOHO Group and a noted media literacy educator; and
• Andrea Sims, President of Lion's Share Communications and considered "one of the world's top party planners."

Sponsors for the Women of Vision Awards Gala include: Women In Film's National Presenting Sponsor General Motors Corporation, Discovery, Inc., Interface Media Group, MVI Post, Media Central, C Grace Productions, Video/Action, Double R Productions, Black Opal Productions, Henninger Media Services, and Eastman Kodak Company.

Women in Film & Video of Washington, DC, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization is dedicated to advancing the professional development and achievement for women working in all areas of film, television, video, multimedia and related disciplines. WIFV supports women in the industry by promoting equal opportunities, encouraging professional development, serving as an information network, and educating the public about women's creative and technical achievements.

Founded in 1973 in Los Angeles, Women In Film ( http://www.wif.org/ ) is the leading non-profit organization dedicated to women in the global entertainment industry. Its purpose is to empower, promote, nurture and mentor women in the industry through a network of valuable contacts, events, programs, workshops, finishing funds and scholarships. In the U.S., there are chapters in Arizona, California (3), Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas (2), Washington and Washington, D.C.

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