Wendy Braitman

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Wendy Braitman is a media veteran who began her career as an on-air journalist and co-producer for In Review, a cable television show in San Francisco.[citation needed] She conceived, produced and hosted the public radio program Reel Talk,[citation needed] and distributed the documentary films I’m Still Alive and The Right to Fight, which were among the first in America to candidly talk about what it was like for people living with AIDS.[citation needed]

Braitman co-founded IFFCON (the International Film Financing Conference)[1] and was its director from 1994-2001,[2] during which time it became one of North America’s foremost incubators for independent film.[3] As Associate Producer of the Emmy-nominated film The Celluloid Closet, she secured a deal for financing and broadcast with German and French television.[4] She helped launch the Silverdocs: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival,[5][6] consulted with MTV Films/Europe on the launch of a new European film division,[citation needed] and pioneered a web project linking filmmakers with financing executives.[citation needed] For her visionary leadership as a media arts executive, she was awarded a prestigious fellowship from the Gerbode Foundation.[6]

Braitman has now moved online with First Person Singular: Notes From an Unmarried Life. The site is an online gathering place, resource guide and venting booth for single women — created when Braitman unwittingly became an expert.


  1. ^ Coe, Michelle (January 1, 2000). "Funder FAQ: IFFCON". The Independent Film & Video Monthly. Foundation for Independent Video and Film. Retrieved 2009-03-03. 
  2. ^ Fox, Michael (February 20, 2002). "Grand Illusion: Bay Area filmmakers respond to a call for short works about the events of Sept. 11". SF Weekly. Retrieved 2009-03-03. 
  3. ^ Lyman, Rick (January 17, 2000). "Got a Film and a Dream? Tell It to the Real World; A Chance to Pitch for Would-Be Moviemakers". New York Times. p. E-1. Retrieved 2009-03-03. 
  4. ^ "About the Production". Retrieved 2009-03-03. 
  5. ^ Rogers, Jamie (January 28, 2002). "AFI taps doc fest head". Variety. Retrieved 2009-03-03. 
  6. ^ a b Brooks, Brian (January 30, 2002). "Braitman to Head the New Silver: AFI/Discovery Documentary Festival". indieWIRE. Retrieved 2009-03-03. 

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