Long Island Girl Talk (LIGT) is an enrichment program designed for teen girls to dive deep into creating their own media content. Providing onsite training in all aspects of film and television production, LIGT assists teens in developing their own unique style and independence in media creations. Moreover, LIGT staffers train girls to develop longstanding relationships with one another beyond the scope of operating camera gear or editing software. The goal of the program is to enrich teen lives emotionally and socially in addition to boosting their future careers in media.
As a woman in New York's film and television industry herself, Broadway Stages President Gina Argento is inspired by LIGT's mission. Naturally, as one of the few woman CEOs in the industry, Gina supports training young women in media, but more importantly she appreciates the organization's push for the women to support each other.
LIGT's dedication to girls pursuing media has inspired Gina to become a supporter and sponsor to its fifth annual Holiday Benefit Party. The event on December 16 at Nassau Community College is to generate donations from the public to supply the girls with new equipment and program activities. Contributions made by Gina and Broadway Stages will be used by LIGT to directly improve learning resources, allowing the students to pursue even greater success in media. Gina is excited to see young, aspiring women join the industry and cannot wait for the future of film and TV in New York City.