Wednesday, June 15
WIFD Members are invited to an intimate conversation with Katie Cokinos at a private home in Dallas to learn about her career as a woman in film.
Katie Cokinos’ film credits include writer, director, producer, actor, publicist, and location manager.
She has made over ten short films and in 2000 wrote, directed, and acted in the feature film, Portrait of a Girl as a Young Cat which premiered at SXSW. Katie produced Eagle Pennell’s film,Heart Full of Soul (1990); was a publicist for Richard Linklater’sSlacker, (1990). She was the Managing Director of the Austin Film Society, 1990-95. She was the location manager for Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, (1994) Love and a .45 (1994) and assistant location manager for What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, (1993). Recently Katie has written the screenplay, The Girl Vanishes, and co-writtenOne Summer Day, both feature length romantic comedies.
“Watching movies, making short films with my Super 8 camera, reading about directors and running the Austin Film Society was my film school.”
Katie Cokinos was born and raised in Beaumont, Texas and graduated Texas A&M University with a History degree. She began her film career in the late 1980s working at Southwest Alternate Media Project (SWAMP) in Houston. She now lives with her family in New York’s Hudson Valley.
“You can have a family and make movies — so take that Jean Luc Godard!”
Registration is $20 and open to WIFD Members only. Proceeds will benefit the WIFD Grants & Scholarship fund.
Enrollment is limited to 20 participants.
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