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PSWIFT's purpose:
to empower, promote, and nurture women and men involved in the entertainment, communication, and media industries. Our unique educational, mentoring and networking programs act as an economic and social stimulus for members and the community at large by helping members reach their full potential while attracting new jobs, investment and production to the Coachella Valley.
February 2016 President's message

Dear Friends,

My hearty thanks to all who joined us at the Annual Meeting and State of the Industry on January 12th, at Mission Hills Country Club. A stellar group of renowned broadcast journalists held both informative and spirited panel discussions hosted by Karen Devine. My sincere gratitude goes to Karen, Brooke Beare, Sandie Newton and Janet Zappala.

In addition we heard from Jan Maguire, Greater Palm Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau; Kate Anderson, Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians; Mary Jo Ginther, Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism and PS Film Friendly; Bettina Breckenfeld from the Riverside Film Commission. We also heard from Sheri Davis, Greater Palm Springs Film Alliance & Film Office regarding Valley-wide collaborations in bringing more film and television to our Community.

Mark your calendars for February 28, 2016, and join us for one heck of an eleg
ant event!  Special thanks to Fred Fern, Managing Partner of The Shops on El Paseo, as he and The Jones Group bring us this special event.  PSWIFT is the honored beneficiary with 50% of the ticket price going to educational outreach and BookPALS literacy program. These programs need your support. The first 15 people to send an email and purchase two $150 tickets will receive a $50 gift certificate to Wolfgang Puck Kitchen + Bar.

I look forward to seeing you on the Red Carpet!
My best,

Upcoming Events - office@pswift.org for more information
Please add these dates to your calendar:
Friday, February 5 ~  Complementary Hors d'oeuvres and Fashion Viewing in preparation for Red Carpet Gala.  Hors d'oeuvres by Wolfgang Puck.  Please RSVP.
Sunday, February 28 ~ Red Carpet Gala and Hollywood Awards Viewing Party
Saturday, April 23 ~ BookPALS luncheon
Wednesday, April 27 ~ Screening of 'When Voices Meet ', a collaboration with Shari Belafonte in hosting the documentary by Sharon Katz
Member News
A benefit of being a PSWIFT member is sharing YOUR entertainment industry related news in our newsletter.  If you send it, we make every effort to publish it in an upcoming issue.
Member Spotlight

Congratulations go out to Maryann Ridini Spencer, Award-winning Screenwriter/Producer, Author, Journalist, TV Host and President of Ridini Entertainment!

Maryann will receive the "Visionary of the Year" Award at the 17th Annual BRAVO Awards on Friday, April 1, 2016, 11:30am-2:0pm at the Serra Center in Camarillo, Ca.  BRAVO is the annual signature awards event of the Ventura Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners ( NAWBO). This must-attend luncheon and awards ceremony, attracting over 200 local dignitaries, business owners, executors and leaders, shines the spotlight on outstanding business women of Ventura County, honoring them for their vision and perseverance, which is creating a brighter future for women business owners and women-led business ventures.

If you would like more information and tickets, visit: http://www.nawbovc.org/events/bravo2016/
For your consideration
BookPALS News
Our Heartfelt thanks go out to Barnes & Noble Booksellers for their holiday book drive contribution of 1,800 books to our Coachella Valley BookPALS literacy program.

This vital program depends on volunteers to read to students as well as on donations.  If you would like to get involved, please contact Tere Britton at 760-898-4052. 
Thank you to our sponsors for their continued support!

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