Getting our girls ready to take the media by !!
Since our workshop is finally upon us, we decided that today we’d honor our founder, LeAnn Erickson.
LeAnn graduated from the University of Iowa. She is currently Associate Professor of film and video production at Temple University in the Department of Film and Media Arts and has been an independent video/ filmmaker for over 20 years. Her work has appeared on public and cable television, in media and art galleries, and has won national and international recognition in video/film festivals. She is a recipient of regional and national production grants for her work from such funding sources as NEA, the Jerome Foundation and The Leeway Foundation. Most recently she was awarded the 2003 and 2006 Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship for media arts.
LeAnn recently completed a documentary work, Top Secret Rosies, about the secret female mathematicians who helped win World War II. The work she put into this film exemplifies how she is devoted to female empowerment in the industry. This is exactly the reason she created the Reel Girls Film Workshop, to encourage young girls to tell their own stories in a world where their viewpoint is not usually heard. LeAnn is an inspiration to filmmakers, regardless of gender, but especially to women looking for empowering mentors.
You’ll all be very lucky to meet her tomorrow!