Women in Film and Television Vancouver welcomes a new board!

At the Women in Film and Televisions Vancouver’s (WIFTV) Annual General Meeting last week (July 25,2018), the general membership acclaimed ten women to the board of directors. Four of the ten were running to continue on the board, while six are new to the board.

Newly elected directors for WIFTV include Christina Larsen, a veteran media business consultant with an extensive background at Creative BC and BC Film; Jasmine Pullukatt, a Production Coordinator at the National Film Board of Canada Vancouver Branch; Aliza Vellani, a Vancouver based Actor best known for her role on Little Mosque on the Prairie, other credits include The X-Files, Riverdale and Marvel’s Super Hero Adventures; Roberta McDonald, a bestselling writer and storyteller who specializing in copywriting, editorial, biographies, and film marketing content. Ashley Evans, the Community & Communications Manager at Bardel Entertainment Inc; Darlene Tait, an Actor and Producer who serves on the Board of the Vancouver Island South Film Commission.

“It is with gratitude and respect that we say goodbye to the board members who are completing their terms, and with excitement that we welcome our new and returning board members. We look forward to working with them to continue our work towards the elimination of systemic discrimination in screen-based media and to promoting productions created by women.” – WIFTV’s board president, Sarah Kalil.

WIFTV’s board is a dedicated working board with members leading and/or contributing to our advocacy initiatives, programming, events, juries, sponsorship, communications, and the festival. A new position was created for a representative of a growing group of women on Vancouver Island who wish to participate more fully with WIFTV. Darlene Tait (Actor and Producer, Victoria BC) has joined the board to fill this position. She commented, “At this time when the Island’s film business is booming, it is more important than ever to advocate for women in the industry and to partner with WIFTV and ensure our women have access to the support, education and networking that WIFTV does so well.”

WIFTV looks forward to better serving the community on Vancouver Island.

The total number of women serving on the board is now sixteen and includes:

  • Sarah Kalil
  • Shannon Kaplun
  • Dusty Kelly
  • Michele Billy Povil
  • Christina Toms
  • Carla Jones
  • Karen Wong
  • Susan Brinton
  • Sharon McGowan
  • Arianna McGregor
  • Christine Larsen
  • Jasmine Pullukatt
  • Aliza Vellani
  • Roberta McDonald
  • Darlene Tait
  • Ashley Evans