Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Want to Learn More About Women In Film?
Join us for Women In Film Chicago’s first Open House on January 14, 2016
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“This is a great time to meet the women who are already working in Chicago’s visual arts community and to become a member of Women In Film,” says Carrie Hunter, president of Women In Film Chicago. “For 2016, we have revamped our mission and will offer more educational programming to our members and better connect them with professionals in the industry with exclusive events. Also, our goal is to offer scholarships and other assistance to female directors, screenwriters, producers, and others advancing their careers within the industry.”
A 2014 study revealed the gender gap in Hollywood by citing that women directors comprised 7% on the top 250 films. As writers, they made up 11%; as producers 23%; and 5% of cinematographers. Only the number of female editors stayed consistent at 18% in both test samples (via Variety).
“I truly feel that the industry should reflect the population – it’s not even close,” says Hunter “That is why I am part of Women in Film. WIFC wants to change the game. It hopes to empower women to get behind the scenes and call the shots and uplift one another. WIFC’s goal is to give women some of the tools they will need to succeed in this very competitive industry.”
In addition to learning about the 2016 programming, signing up for volunteer opportunities, and great networking, Open House attendees can also become members at a discounted rate. This evening only! For more information about this event and the annual Focus Awards to be held January 28, visit www. WIFChicago.net or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Women in Film Chicago: For more than 30 years, WIF Chicago has been building a global community of film, television, advertising, digital and on-screen media professionals. With 6,800 members in the United States and 12,000 members internationally, Women in Film is the preeminent organization for the advancement of women in these industries. For more info visit: wifchicago.org
Spice Up Your Sunday Night Pizza-and-Netflix Routine
Meet Your New Delivery Addiction: 5411 Empanadas
Living in a city as awesome as Chicago has countless perks. A gorgeous lakeside skyline, world class museums, a vibrant social scene…and, access to incredible food around every corner. When it comes to the increasingly popular world of delivery, Windy City dwellers have a lot more to choose from than just the pizza and moo shu pork that many other cities are limited to.
This Sunday when you curl up on your couch to relax with some Netflix and take out, why not order something extra tasty that will tantalize your taste buds much more than the extra-large cheese pizza you usually resort to.
For over five years, 5411 Empanadas has been serving the most authentic handmade empanadas in Chicago. Thanks to their four locations, you can have piping hot pockets of deliciousness delivered to your door in no time. 5411’s baked empanadas are filled with a variety of ingredient combinations, meaning there’s something to satisfy every craving. Bonus: priced at $2.50/each you can afford to enjoy as many as you want!
The winter menu is teeming with the warm, comforting flavors everyone craves during the cold weather months. Malbec Beef, Mushroom / Thyme / Bleu Cheese, Bacon / Dates / Goat Cheese and Ratatouille are just a few of the highlights from 5411’s current offerings.
About 5411 Empanadas: Named after the international dialing code for Buenos Aires, 5411 Empanadas was founded in 2009 with the goal of bringing a piece of Argentina to Chicago. Starting with a food truck (one of the first on the streets of Windy City,) co-owners Nicolas Ibarzabal, Mariano Lanfranconi and Andres Arlia built the 5411 brand to what it is today: four brick and mortar locations throughout the Chicago area.
With two eateries in Wicker Park / Bucktown, one in Lakeview and one in the Loop, each outpost offers the same delicious menu of handmade, baked empanadas in an atmosphere that reflects that of the neighborhood in which it’s located.
In addition to signature staples like Spinach & Cheese and Banana & Nutella, 5411 offers seasonal menu items suitable for breakfast, lunch, a snack or dinner on their rotating menu.