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Sunday, May 4 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
A Woman’s Place is on a Set: The Future of Female Filmmakers LIMITED

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This panel led by Eva Saha (190 North) looks at how women take control of their creative futures by making successful indie film projects across all platforms. Featuring Wendy Jo Carlton (Writer/Director/Producer, Easy Abby), Lisa Cordileone (Actor/Producer, Easy Abby), Corrina Crade (CRADEmade Entertainment), Katia Gomez (Cherry Hill Films), and Fawzia Mirza (Kam Kardashian).  

This panel is sponsored by the Chicago Acting in Film Meetup NFP (CAFM).  Founded in 2007, with the goal of helping its members become smarter Chicago actors, CAFM has become the premier co-mentoring and educational group for working film actors in Chicago. www.chicagoactinginfilm.org.


Eva Saha

Eva is best known for her work as a television personality on the Emmy award-winning entertainment show, 190 North on Chicago's ABC7. But her natural, warm and commanding presence has also made her the choice of numerous commercial, industrial, film, voice-over and live-event clients. | | A formerly practicing accountant and corporate and securities attorney, Eva brings focus, dedication and intelligence to what she refers to as the best job... Read More →


Wendy Jo Carlton

Carlton directed her first feature film, Hannah Free, starring Emmy-winning actress Sharon | Gless, in 2009. The film won several Audience Awards and is globally distributed. Carlton was an artist-in-residence at 911 Media Arts in Seattle and a recipient of the Navona Fellowship from the University of Illinois Chicago, where she earned a graduate degree in film/new media. Her award-winning short films have screened internationally, including... Read More →

Lisa Cordileone

Lisa Cordileone is currently a Chicago based actor and is focused on creating quality content as an actor and producer. Originally from upstate-New York, she earned a BFA in Theater from East Carolina University before moving and training at THE SECOND CITY Improv Conservatories. | | Lisa has worked with distinguished Chicago Theater companies such as Stage Left Theatre, Profiles Theatre, and Side Project Theatre. Her work has received... Read More →

Corrina Crade

Corrina Crade went to school for creative writing and education in Wisconsin and started teaching high school right out of college. In early 2011, she packed her bags and cat, and left everything behind to pursue a life in the entertainment industry in Chicago. Since then she has been working as both a filmmaker and actress. Now, she is producing her first feature film that she also wrote, she's writing a book about producing indie films on a low... Read More →

Katia Gomez

Katia is a film/television actress, producer and business professional that was born and raised in South Florida and lives in Chicago. Katia received her master’s degree from Florida International University in Accounting and is the founder/owner of Cherry Hill Films and co-founder/co-owner of White Mariposas, LLC. | | Katia is currently pursuing the production of films that can bridge multicultural gaps and bring to life honest and... Read More →

Fawzia Mirza

Fawzia Mirza is an actor, writer, producer and works in theatre, film, television and on the world wide web. She studied improv at I.O in Chicago. Fawzia has co-written and produced : Kam Kardashian, Brown Girl Problems, Easy Abby, The Throwaways, Kiss Her I’m Famous, Borderline and a short entitled The Queen of My Dreams. | | Fawzia has been featured in local Chicago-made indie films: Jamie and Jessie Are Not Together, Scrooge & Marley... Read More →

Sunday May 4, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Collaboraction Theater 1579 N Milwaukee, Suite 300