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Palm Springs Women in Film and Television Kicks off New Speaker Series

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Independent Film Producer Kim Waltrip returns to this podcast to discuss the Palm Springs Women in Film and Television (PSWIFT), a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting its members, both men and women in the Entertainment, New Media and Creative arts community. Focused on education and bringing more production work to the Coachella Valley, PSWIFT is the 38th Chapter of Women in Film & Television International, reaching over 43 Chapters worldwide and over 10,000 members. Ms Waltrip currently serves as President of PSWIFT and offers her unique perspective of this organization's contributions to Palm Springs. Anyone interested in a career in film will enjoy hearing Kim's unique perspective and experience as a film Producer based in Palm Springs.

PSWIFT has initiated a Speakers Series, the first installment will kick off February 20, 2020 with a conversation with Nick Vallelonga, the Oscar Winner for Best Picture "Green Book" and the actor who played the Bass in the film, Mike Hatton. 

Nick Vallelonga is the Writer/Producer of the Oscar winning film “Green Book.” and also won two Golden Globes for Original Screenplay and Best Picture which is based on the true story of Nick's father Tony Lip, who went on tour of the south with the brilliant pianist Dr. Donald Shirley in 1962.  Mike Hatton co-starred as George Dyer, the Bass player of The Don Shirley Trio. Mike won several awards for his performance in Green Book including a Hollywood Film Award and he returned to his second home here in Palm Springs to accept the PSIFF Chairman's Vanguard Award.  Mike is also a producer and can be seen next in Pay Dirt, which he produced in The Coachella Valley.