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RISD Addressing Diversity In Film

By Charlotte Robinson, October 03, 2018
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Film, Animation & Video department held an important panel discussion entitled “Emotional Intelligence & Professional Practice” addressing workplace harassment & how to handle yourself in the age of #metoo. The panel discussion included industry professionals Xiomara Comrie Business Agent at International Cinematographer's Guild via Skype from LA, Charlotte Robinson Emmy winner & WIFVNE (Women in Film & Video New England) board member, NYC based animator Julia Liu, WIFVNE President Alecia Orsini, cinematographer Katherine Castro & camera/crew support expert Jill Tufts whose credits include the fabulous documentary RBG & upcoming biopic Mapplethorpe. The event was spear headed by RISD Professor Sheri Wills department head of Film, Animation & Video & Carissa Abitabilo Internship Coordinator & Equipment Manager at RISD. Susan Andersen Associate Director at RISD Career Center also join the conversation. Each panel member shared their experiences in the film & television industry with the students filling the RISD Auditorium. Carissa Abitabilo stated after the event, “It was so great to meet all of you & very inspiring for the students who attended. I saw many of them over the next few days & they shared how important your experiences are & how humbled they were to be with you. They ALL expressed how comfortable you made them feel. I am hoping we’ll find a way to come together as a group or individually soon!” WIFVNE works to promote proactive images of women to the public & to empower all women in film & video to achieve their professional potential. (Photo by Riley McClennahan)
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