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WIFTA Wins Again!

Women in Film and Television Atlanta (WIFTA) has won a 2008 Accolade Award in the category of "Honorable Mention: Public Service Programming/PSA" for the Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence's PSA The Intruder Within. Written, directed and shot by Kristen McGary, the crew included: Christine Aubain, Raja Razek, Ryan Prows, Nicole Matthews, Amy Linton, Greg LInton, Brent Dey, Jennifer Kearns (The Chopping Block), Andrew Satinoff (North Avenue Post). Post-production services were furnished by VTA. Cast included Monica LaScala, Camille LaScala and Gregg Thompson of The People Store.

The Accolade recognizes film, television, and videography professionals who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity, and those who produce standout entertainment or contribute to profound social change. Entries are judged by highly qualified professionals in the film and television industry. Information about The Accolade and a list of recent winners can be found at www.the accolade.net.

In winning an Accolade, WIFTA joins the ranks of other high-profile winners of this internationally respected award. Thomas Baker, Ph.D., who chairs The Accolade, had this to say about the latest winners:"The Accolade is not an easy award to win. Entries are received from around the world. The Accolade helps set the standard for craft and creativity. The judges were pleased with the exceptionally high quality of entries. The goal of The Accolade is to help winners achieve the recognition they deserve."

"The Intruder Within" was also the recipient of a 2006 CINE Golden Eagle Award that will be honored at this year's ceremony in Washington, DC. CINE's guest of honors include Edward James Olmos and Gwen Ifill at the Newseum in Washington, DC on April 24, 2008. For more info, see www.cine.org.