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In Our Voice - FACES

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In Our Voice

Breaking-In Series: Julia Leffler “PerSister”

Encouragement is the best motivator, especially if you are a female filmmaker. When trying to break in, moments of self-doubt are bound to happen. It is crucial, during those moments, that you surround yourself with your fellow industry sisters. These women can inspire you to believe in yourself and persevere.  FACES board member, Julia Leffler, […]

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FACES Talk: Ep 108 “Microaggressions”

Rachel and Connie interview our Founder/ Executive Director, Brittany Rostron, about the cumulative damage of sexual microaggressions, what can be done to overcome them, and what it’s like to have an enormous photo splashed all over the cover an international newspaper.

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FACES Talk: Ep 105 “Lady Parts”

FACES is proud to present the first FACES Talk episode of the year, featuring Katrina Day​, the creator of the hit web series Lady Parts! Rachel Arac​ and Connie “Big Ballz” Bumbaloni​ interview Katrina and what they find out about casting calls for women may or may not shock you.

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FACES Talk: Ep 103 “Confidence”

A key focus of the FACES mission is to help women increase their confidence. Being confident in yourself and what you have to offer is ESSENTIAL when it comes to applying for jobs, negotiating your pay rate, promoting your script or film, the list goes on and on…

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Breaking In Series: Tiffani Gray “Waiting for the Click”

In addition to being the FACES Treasurer, Tiffani Gray is a Production Manager of Original Programming at AMC Networks. But she didn’t start out on that track. Not that track, not that field, not even that industry. In fact, she spent years in the totally wrong profession before realizing her calling. Before something finally clicked.

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Sparkman On: Major F*ck Ups

Every single person in our industry has f*cked up. Badly. Comically badly. In this line of work, it comes with the territory. And I love that. But I’ve learned that when we inevitably mess up, what matters most is that we take responsibility, problem solve, and learn from it best we can.

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Sparkman On: Advice Overload

What never ceases to amaze me about our industry is how many unique and inspiring people you meet. Every single person has the most incredible stories, whether it be from their time on set, or how they got their first job (check out FACES “Breaking In” Series for some of them!).

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Our FACES: Meet Ashley Van Buren

Time to meet one of FACES’ kickass board members, Ashley Van Buren in the latest from Our FACES Project. Here is a woman who exemplifies what it means to be a #FemaleACE. She locks her cell phone in her mailbox during periods of the day so she can get more work done. Enough said.

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Sparkman On: Why PAs Are Important AF

A looottt of people complain that being a PA (aka Production Assistant, aka lowest woman on the production totem pole) is the worst job ever. I’ve heard people brag that they’ve never PA’d. I’ve heard crew members laugh as they warn PAs that their job sucks. I’ve even heard someone compare PAing to slavery.

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VIDEO: “Call It FACES”

We created our name with the intent to be clear on mission, but perhaps not the mission to be clear. The full name is a mouthful, so we go by the acronym, FACES. The women of our community are called Female ACEs.

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Breaking In Series: Sparkman Clark

My name is Sparkman. Seriously.  It’s not my last name. That’s Clark. So first name Sparkman, last name Clark. (That’s the rundown I give the baristas at Starbucks.) I currently work on a 30+ million budget feature film as the Director’s Assistant.

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