Welcome to the West Michigan Film Video Alliance!
New Officers Elected to WMFVA Board of DirectorsThe WMFVA Board of Directors met in February to kick off the 2014 year, starting with an election of the executive team. Dr. Deb Havens, producer/screenwriter, Traveling Moon Productions, was returned to the Chair position after a two year hiatus from the board where she served a number of years as founding chair and past president. Stephen Paulsen, Office Manager at Lowing Light & Grip, was elected Treasurer. Liz Merriman, independent producer and filmmaker, was returned to her position as Board Secretary. Vice-Chair Kim Crozier will retain her seat as well. Chair Havens noted, "The Board is a great combination of fresh insight and solid experience with the WMFVA mission and operating policies. We are poised to transition with exciting new programs and services to begin our 10th year in 2015. We're all very excited about the possibilities!" Read more about new directions the board will pursue over the coming year in regular updates on this page and the WMFVA list serve.
Third Annual Eclipse Awards Open for Entries!
The 3rd Annual Eclipse Awards Call for Entries is now open! With added categories for Acting, Cinema Trailers and a People's Choice Award! Sponsored by WKTV and the WMFVA!
This year the Eclipse Awards will follow a nomination process for the 2014 award. Content Creators in Toronto, New York, LA and London will view your work with nominations announced Monday, April 14 and the awards gala at City Flats Ballroom on Thursday May 1st. Call for Entries closes on March 14, so don't delay!
I've said it before, and I'll say it again: This is a wonderful community, and we're glad to be part of it! Last week, I posted a note to see if anyone in the region had an XDCam drive to transfer some footage supplied to us. I received many helpful replies, including one from Steven Niedzielski at Calvin Video Productions. He was able to do the transfer for us the very next morning. Thanks, Steven, and thank you all. WMFVA is amazing!
—Michael Betz, Image Stream Creative Communications, Portage, MI