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Interviews: Women in Film Chicago 2016 Focus Awards Honorees

7 March 2016 10:31 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Chicago – It was a celebration in late January for Women in Film Chicago, as the organization showcased notable women in media with their annual Focus Awards. Advertising guru Jean Batthany, director Kris Swanberg, Editor Kathryn Hempel and writer/actress Megan Mercier were the honorees.

Women in Film Chicago is a advocacy group representing women in media, providing a voice for their membership in the show business environs of the Windy City. Their next event is a Women’s History month spotlight with a short film program called “Movies Made by Women Filmmakers,” which will take place on Tuesday, March 8th, 2016. Click here for more details.

Honorees, L to R: Kris Swanberg, Megan Mercier, Kathryn Hempel, Wifc President Carrie Hunter and Jean Batthany

Photo credit: © 2016 Maribeth Ratajczyk was at the Focus Awards, and got the opportunity to briefly speak to three of the honorees. The fourth recipient, Megan Mercier, »

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Interview: Megan Mercier, 2016 Focus Award Honoree, Presented by Women in Film Chicago

27 January 2016 5:09 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Chicago – The advocacy group of Women in Film Chicago (Wifc) have an annual event that honors prominent members of the media industry in the city, and the 2016 Focus Awards Gala will take place this year on January 28th. The honorees are Advertising Creative Director Jean Batthany, Documentary Filmmaker Kathryn Hempel, Film Director Kris Swanberg, and Writer/Actor Megan Mercier.

Women in Film began in Los Angeles in the 1970s, and since then has been building a global community of film, television, advertising, digital and on screen media professionals, and is the preeminent organization for the advancement of women in these industries. The Chicago chapter of this organization is dedicated to promoting the professional and educational advancement of its members, men and women alike, while contributing to the overall success of Chicago as a provider of high-caliber commercial, television, independent and major film production.

Wifc 2016 Focus Award Honoree, Megan Mercier

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