Articles and Editorials

Below are links to PDFs of select archived articles and editorials I have written over the years, many for the former Women in Film and Video Vancouver Newsletter of which I was the co-editor for five years (1996–2001).

“Desire for Domestic Industry Evident at MPPIA Strategy Session.” zineCAT, December 13, 2004. Follow up to the first meeting the week earlier.

“MPPIA Ignoring Voice of Domestic Industry.” zineCAT, December 6, 2004. A meeting of Vancouver’s struggling film industry yields troubling results.

“Homeless Have Few Incentives to Choose a Better Way.” The Vancouver Sun, November 14, 2002. I weigh in on the Woodward’s building debate.

“So Long, Farewell, It’s Time to Say Goodnight…” Women in Film and Video Vancouver Newsletter, No. 38, Winter 2001. (As “Newsletter Committee.”) Coverage of resignations from the Women in Film and Video Vancouver Newsletter.

“Portrayal of Women in Film Product of Male Domination.” Women in Film and Video Vancouver Newsletter, No. 37, Autumn 2000. But will putting women in positions of creative power bring truth to the screen?

“PMP Joins Forces to Become Sextant Entertainment Group.” Women in Film and Video Vancouver Newsletter, No. 36, Summer 2000. Merger of two Vancouver film production companies.

“We are Made for Big Dreams.” Women in Film and Video Vancouver Newsletter, No. 36, Summer 2000. Coverage of annual Spotlight gala.

“Keep the Oxygen Flowing.” Women in Film and Video Vancouver Newsletter, No. 36, Summer 2000. Balancing work/life for women in the industry.

“Relying on Karma to Avenge the Wounded.” Women in Film and Video Vancouver Newsletter, No. 34, Autumn 1999. As with all hierarchies, the film biz protects the prominent and punishes the weak.

In Memorium: Sharon Gibbon 1962 – 1999.” Women in Film and Video Vancouver Newsletter, No. 34, Autumn 1999. Eulogy for a friend and colleague.

“Weighing the Costs of Membership in the WGC.” Women in Film and Video Vancouver Newsletter, No. 33, Summer 1999. I question the decision by the WGC to penalize writers for working on non-union shows.

“The Stock Boy Screwed Up and Other Computer Scams.” Women in Film and Video Vancouver Newsletter, No. 32, Spring 1999. How to buy a computer without being scammed.

“First Ever Spotlight Gala Sold Out.” Women in Film and Video Vancouver Newsletter, No. 32, Spring 1999. Coverage of annual film industry gala.

“The Last Word by Bebé Démelo.” Women in Film and Video Vancouver Newsletter, No. 30, Autumn 1998.

“WIFVV Interview: Ann McNaughton.” Women in Film and Video Vancouver Newsletter, No. 30, Autumn 1998. Interview with then-screenwriter Ann McNaughton.

“If It Explodes, It’s The Top Head That Rolls.” Women in Film and Video Vancouver Newsletter, No. 29, Summer 1998. WCB law and the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System for the film industry.

“The Last Word by Bebé Démelo.” Women in Film and Video Vancouver Newsletter, No. 29, Summer 1998.

“*The Names Have Been Changed to Protect the Writer’s Kneecaps.” Women in Film and Video Vancouver Newsletter, No. 28, Spring 1998. I went looking for Tarantino but found the Dutch Antilles’ answer to Dallas.

“The Last Word by Bebé Démelo.” Women in Film and Video Vancouver Newsletter, No. 28, Spring 1998.

“The Last Word by Bebé Démelo.” Women in Film and Video Vancouver Newsletter, No. 27, Winter 1998.

“Independents and Service Industry Share Common Cause.” Women in Film and Video Vancouver Newsletter, No. 26, Autumn 1997. An argument against the artificial divide between indie filmmakers and the service industry.

“The Last Word by Bebé Démelo.” Women in Film and Video Vancouver Newsletter, No. 26, Autumn 1997.

“Winging it at Banff.” Women in Film and Video Vancouver Newsletter, No. 25, Summer 1997. Making the most of the film and television festival on next-to-no money.

“The Last Word by Bebé Démelo.” Women in Film and Video Vancouver Newsletter, No. 25, Summer 1997.

“You’re Getting Up My Nose, Not My Skirt.” Women in Film and Video Vancouver Newsletter, No. 24, Winter 1997. Finding a way to handle pervasive sexual harassment in the biz.

“The Last Word by Bebé Démelo.” Women in Film and Video Vancouver Newsletter, No. 24, Winter 1997. Co-written with Sharon Gibbon.

“The Last Word by Bebé Démelo.” Women in Film and Video Vancouver Newsletter, No. 23, Autumn 1996. Co-written with Sharon Gibbon.

“The Last Word by Bebé Démelo.” Women in Film and Video Vancouver Newsletter, No. 22, Summer 1996. Co-written with Sharon Gibbon.

“The Feedback Factor.” Image Magazine, London, No. 225, June 1994. A lecture by legendary advertising photographer Adrian Flowers raises questions about the place of digital photography.

Select Corporate Work

(a.k.a. work for companies I’m not embarrassed to admit I wrote stuff for, or for whom confidentiality is not required)

Artist statement for painter Won-Hee Gowan, 2005.

VIP SatNet postcard headline and copy. ~2004.

Teach Me Now brochure. 2003.

“Latch Key Kids.” Style and Security (Weiser Lock corporate newsletter), November 2003.

“Keeping Our Elders Safe.” Style and Security (Weiser Lock corporate newsletter), June 2003.

“Budget for Security.” Canada News Wire, 2003.

“Reporting a Fire During Home Invasion Could be Deadly.” Canada News Wire, 2003.

“Good Habits Key to Campus Security.” Canada News Wire, 2003.

“Beyond Boundaries: the Craft of Album Cover Art.” www.artofmusicproject.com, for the Art of Music Project in association with The GRAMMY Foundation, March 2001.

“The GRAMMY Foundation: Maintaining America’s Rich Cultural Heritage.” www.artofmusicproject.com, for the Art of Music Project in association with The GRAMMY Foundation, March 2001.

Artist bio of music-scene photographer Henry Diltz. www.artofmusicproject.com, for the Art of Music Project in association with The GRAMMY Foundation, March 2001.

“Why the Art of Music Project?” www.artofmusicproject.com, for the Art of Music Project in association with The GRAMMY Foundation, March 2001.

Artist bio for carver Rodney Kolausok, 2000.

Shoot-Out brochure for Women in Film and Video – Vancouver annual fundraiser, 2000.

Still Life one-sheet, 1998.

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