Women in Film and Television members may remember former WIFTV President Rachelle Chartrand for her New Year’s letter where she put forth a challenge calling for more courage:
“If you are a female filmmaker, no matter what, tell a story this year. Make it inspiring or provocative or both. Tell it as a film. Tell it as a TV series. Tell it as a web series. I don’t care. Just tell it. No excuses.
If you are a man, tell a story with inspiring or provocative female characters! Tell it for your daughter. Tell it for your sister. Tell it for your grandmother. I don’t care. Just tell it. No excuses.”
What sounds as a determined shout-out by a confident industry professional did not come by chance. In fact, Rachelle’s confidence grew while volunteering for Women in Film over a number of years. Continue reading