2017 in Review


What a year it’s been! The AWFC has taken a leading role in the much publicized diversity conversation occurring in Hollywood and beyond. Our efforts to increase the visibility of women composers within the industry have included the addition of women to discussion panels and presentations during major festivals and conferences.

Here is a list of the AWFC events for the last year:

12/18/2016
AWFC Holiday Party @ The Pikey

1/7/2017
AWFC Professional Development Series:
George Clinton & Amit Cohen “Becoming a Composer’s Assistant”

1/24/2017
AWFC Sundance Brunch

2/4/2017
AWFC Professional Development Series:
Business Management Breakfast Hosted by Catherine Grealish

2/8/2017
Richard Kraft Event

2/15/2017
John Rodd “Breathing Life Into Your Virtual Instruments”

2/17/2017
Women’s Image Awards: AWFC vice president Kathryn Bostic Performed

3/23/2017
Women In Media Panel: Laura, Kathryn, Catherine, Nora, Lolita

4/6/2017
Professional Development Series:
Stephanie Economou and Harry Gregson Williams

4/11/2017
TV Academy Enrollee Party:
AWFC Leadership Present: Lolita, Catherine

4/12/2017
AWFC Professional Development Series:
Tech Breakfast with Vanessa Garde

4/14/2017
ASCAP Women Who Score Panel:
Opening remarks by Tracy McKnight, Lolita Ritmanis
Moderator: Jon Burlingame
Panelists: Stephanie Ecomonou, Carly Paradis, Pinar Toprak, Lesley Barber
4/14/2017
ASCAP Lunch for AWFC leadership

4/22/2017
AWFC Tribeca Event

5/3/2017
AWFC Professional Development Series:
Sean Callery and Julia Newman

5/7/2017
AWFC proud to be a sponsor for
The Future Is Female concert organized by Tori Letzler

6/18/2017
AWFC LAFF Event with Kathryn Bostic

6/21/2017
AWFC Professional Development Series:
Germaine Franco, Laura Karpman, Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum

7/16/2017
AWFC Professional Development Series:
Lolita Ritmanis Topic: Family/Career

7/16/2017
AWFC Summer Party at Lolita’s

8/9/2017
AWFC Professional Development Series:
Questions and Answers with
Entertainment Lawyer Charley Londoño

8/23/2017
AWFC Professional Development Series:
Catherine Grealish Indie Composer Hustle

9/2017
Various Emmy Awards related events, mixers, etc
including “Diversity Mixer” Lolita or Catherine present at these events

9/10/2017
Women in Media Leadership Brunch – Lolita and Catherine attended this event (see separate sheet)

10/7/2017
Women In Media Relaunch Party

11/4/2017
Film Powered and AWFC Event

11/6/2017
Professional Development Series:
Penka Kouneva – Scoring Video Games

11/18/2017
AWFC Membership Meeting hosted by George S. Clinton

12/11/2017
AWFC Professional Development Series:
Demystifying Sundance with Jarom Rowland

12/17/2017
AWFC Holiday Party @ The Pikey

12/2017
Professional Development Series:
“The Artist/Composer” with Starr Parodi and Jeff Fair
In addition, Starr will discuss scoring award winning trailers, live performance projects, as well as collaborating with her husband Jeff Fair who will join us for a portion of the workshop

1/23/2018
AWFC Sundance Brunch

3/2018
Professional Development Series:
Monetizing Your Music with Miriam Cutler, Joel Goodman, and Dae Bogan

3/2018
Annual Membership Meeting

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