Supporting Collaboration and Equality for all Women in Film, TV & Media


​​Nationwide Release of LEAP! New animated film by Eric Summer.

Release date August 25, 2017. TWIFM will host the premiere and a reception will follow. 

Nashville's Green Hills Cinema will be the site of the Film and with RSVP  directions to the party will be presented. We hope to see all of you there. 
Eric's film is now The Weinstein Company's Film and we are proud  to know him. Stop in to his family's French Lunch Cafe, the Little Gourmande. A true taste of France on Bandywood by the Green Hills Mall. 


TWIFM,comprised of Executive Producers, Directors,Writers,Camerapersons, Lighting Directors, Casting Directors, PA's, Script Supervisors, Grips and all the POST you need, is here to help you be amazing. We  have Actors, Voice Talent, Songwriters and Singers also. Music and Film. Call us.  

We have the ability to crew up your film and bring the actors and the musicians as well.

We are ready to RISE.


Robin Barnes, Treasurer 

Frame Drum Leader, Actor, Practioner Reiki Master and Sound Healer

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TWiFM Executive board

We champion & mentor "up and comers" and already arrived industry peers. We reach deep into the recesses of experts to address challenges facing working women in the industry across the state. Mentees will be assigned to groups of eight who will meet with two mentors, each of whom has significant experience in the entertainment industry. Mentors and Mentees will be grouped randomly to ensure a cross-disciplinary focus. 



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TIPS AND TRICKS  with Maxim Jago

Maxim Jago hails from the UK. He is a film maker, a motivational speaker, author, and futurist. His work as a media technology author includes some of the standard texts used by film schools and private training facilities around the world, and his award winning films have provided a basis for many of the techniques expounded in his educational texts. Jago's 'screen-captured' online training materials have received millions of views via established platforms. Having directed over 30 short films, Jago received the Best Director award at the Monaco Film Festival 2014. What do YOU want to know? ​ Keep watching for further information as to time and place.


Cathy Phakis Nakos, Secretary

Music Manager & Exec

Mentoring circles

let's talk directors

The Inaugural Franklin International Independent Film Festival to be held October 13-15, 2017 will incorporate universal themes such as relationships, the family, our environment, diversity and our cultural challenges in today's society. 

With an emphasis on the Short Film genre the audience will be delighted with this event. Filmmakers will be unhand, unbelievable panels, FAITH BASED films and a fantastic opening night party. See you there. 

Become a member

We are vocal advocates  for Content Creators in our industry and for opportunities that are available to professionals. We provide networking and scholarship opportunities and drive the story forward regardless of race, gender or  economic status. If you are a member, we will help you. Come to our workshops, panels and events. See  if what we offer is what you need. We believe in Collaboration over Competition and Substance over Style. 


Nancy Puetz, President

Writer/Producer, WIFTI Board Member, /Board Member - WIFTI, Entrepeneur 

Sheyla Paz Hicks, VP 

Producer/Director/Host Actor, Entrepreneur 

Paradise Garden an award wining film  film by Ava Leigh Stewart will be shown at the ANSBACH Artisons Gallery 1974 Wilson Pike in Franklin. AUGUST 13, 2017. Event is free and a lot of fun. Discussion to follow with the filmmaker Ava Leigh Stewart. 6:00PM

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