November 11—Hundreds of industry notables gathered at the Wimbish House for the 2016 WIFTA Gala, celebrating women in film and television in Atlanta.
This “Roaring 20s” themed gala honored five very special ladies whose talent and dedication have played a key role in expanding our state’s industry. Gala Chairwoman Lorielle Broussard produced an event filled with sumptuous flavors by Party Execs, festive spirits from Red Brick Brewery, Kano Wines and D’usee Cognac.
WIFTA President Cheryl Jenkins presented beautiful Frabel statues to each of the honorees: The Georgian Award to Lee Thomas (Georgia Film Office), the Outstanding Contribution Award to MaryAnn Hughes (The Walt Disney Studios), the PowerBrokHer Award to Valerie Meraz (Turner Entertainment Networks), the Woman To Watch Award to Trish Stanard (The Vampire Diaries), and the Rising Star Award to stuntwoman and actor Jwaundace Candece.
The celebration also put WIFTA’s growth and success in the spotlight, a rich reward for the vision and hard work the board of directors and members alike.