WE TRANSFORMED THE CRISIS INTO OPPORTUNITIES
The confinement continued its course around the world and with it the desire to move on by those of us who believe that there are always opportunities to build and grow. At WAWA Association we have worked enthusiastically to achieve this.
TEAMWORK, ONE OF OUR KEYS
Among the values of our organization is to be a support between us to grow and consolidate the position of women in the audiovisual industry. This is achieved with committed teamwork and also allows us to share experiences and knowledge to reach our goals.
This is how at the beginning of the year we created committees to carry forward the different activities in our organization. Creative production and social networks, communications, events and virtual meetings, finance and legal aspects, development; these are the teams working with the executive committee in all the tasks WAWA Association performs.
We added a new initiative, the working tables committee. The following members are part of it: Emilia Nuccio, Rosalind Rotundo, María E. Paniza and Carolina Sefair.
New meetings can be organized efficiently through this group with the purpose of multiplying opportunities of networking and business.
Are you interested in being part of any of these committees?
You are welcome!
WAWA AT MIP CANCUN 2020
WAWA Association held the opening event at Mip Cancun 2020, the WAWA Colors Entertainment, a dynamic and colorful digital production in which many of the organization’s achievements were presented, we shared new news and the work of allies and associates were recognized thanks to our sponsors.
The event was conducted by María Eugenia Muci and we had more than 120 participants online. Bénédicte Touchard de Morant, Mip Cancun Director, was our first speaker.
She expressed her satisfaction for having such a diverse group of women of the industry at this event and she also recognized WAWA’s proactivity generating activities and meetings in the context of the current world situation.
The event consisted of four parts:
The blue segment was conducted by Cynthia Hudson, member of WAWA and CNN en Español VP. This team was dedicated to exploring the ways the industry has reinvented itself with the new reality through the experiences of the executives on our Board of Directors.
The yellow segment was dedicated to inspiration as a motor. We talked about our first production, “Extraordinary Women”. The fuchsia segment was dedicated to Equality Shorts; this project was developed along with Lifetime. The green segment recognized not only WAWA’s committees work but also the sponsors’ support.
To enjoy the complete event, click here.
“EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN” ON SERTV
We celebrated at MIPCOM Cannes Online 2020 event the agreement for the transmission of our first production “Extraordinary Women” with Ser TV. With this, the Panamanian channel seeks to reaffirms its commitment with gender equality and human rights.
Its director, Giselle González, confirmed that with this alliance they go a step forward to become the reference state channel of the region for its quality content and generate value to the citizen-audience.
Roxana Rotundo, Chairwoman of WAWA was pleased, and confirmed that Ser TV has clearly seen the historic moment today and what the new generations demand: gender equality and respect for human rights.
We also added de good news related to this project. María Eugenia Muci, Producer of “Extraordinary Women” announced at WAWA Colors Entertainment event presented at Mip Cancun 2020 that they are starting the development of a new season, this time to be dedicated to men.
She said: “we know there are marvelous men doing things for human beings, therefore this second season will be dedicated to all those who do something for the common good and for humanity.”
WINNERS OF EQUALITY SHORTS
During WAWA Colors Entertainment they also announced the winners of Equality Shorts, a project developed along with Lifetime to encourage content production talking about gender equality and human rights. With more than 100 participants from all Latin America, we selected inspiring short films that will contribute something positive to society.
To Cecilia Gómez de La Torre, one of WAWA Association Directors, a great work of research, creativity and visual quality was reflected, but above all, “stories with soul” stood out.
The winners were announced by two members of the jury, Juan Pablo Llano and Concepción Taboada, who expressed their gratitude for being part of this initiative.
The winners were: “La Llorona”, by Adriana Ronquillo; “Historias Rebeldes”, by Rosa Isela Sánchez Benavides; “Volverte a ver”, by Magali Rocha Donnadieu; “El soplo del viento”, by Pau Verdalet; “El camino es un hilo rojo”, by Melissa Elizondo Moreno; “Violencias”, by Laura Caniggia; “Una Chuy menos”, by Miranda María Méndez Casas; “Feminiñas”, by Victoria Bornaz; “Offside”, by Elisa Torres Olave; and “La violencia de género vive entre nosotras”, by Montserrat Larqué Méndez.
A special amateur mention was also given to the best short film with a duration of more than 5 minutes to “Suicidrag”, by Andrea Pérez Su.
Carmen Larios, Senior VP Content for A&E Networks LatinAmerica added that after this experience “Lifetime is committed to participate and help to multiply the projects together.”
WELCOMING THE SPONSORS
With much gratitude, WAWA Association had luxury donors for its first event WAWA Colors Entertainment. In a segment dedicated to recognizing the work of our committees, associates and sponsors they talked about different topics of interest for the industry, exchanged opinions and experiences on how the current challenges have been faced.
We spoke to Romy Higashi from Wit Entertainment about how our way of communicating has changed during this year, highlighting the balance between entertainment and social responsibility.
We spoke to Enzo Pizzimenti and Stefanos Koroneos from Teatro Grattacielo about the importance of professional ties today, virtual audiences and their next projects.
Later we spoke to Jackeline Jorge from Phoenix Producciones about how events have been reinvented today. Also, Camerata Bardi, through Malena Dayen shared her experiences with us on how they have carried out their teaching work for young opera singers.
With Juan Benegas and Giuliana Biondi from Bengala Inc. we explored the advantages of strategic alliances; and with Ana Roca Rey, from Rayo en la Botella we spoke about challenges that the production area faced during this year.
Another sponsor that supported us with creative ideas was KM Services and the segment was closed by Beatriz Cea Okan, Inter Medya VP, who recognized the importance of women’s role in the media. She also highlighted the achievements of WAWA as one of the few organizations to bring women in the media business together and she finished with warm and inspiring words.
“To me, WAWA is a great project I’m involved with as a professional, as an executive and as a woman. They got together stronger than ever and did not stop working for a minute. The sky is the limit For WAWA.”