October 22, 2009 - Shira-Lee directs 2 new WGA Screenplay Reading Series at 76th and Amsterdam - 7.30pm
October 10, 2009 - "OPEN AIR" directed by Shira-Lee Shalit screens at the New Orleans Film Festival.
September 3,4,5 - "OPEN AIR" screens 3 days at the Montreal World Film Festival, Canada.
August 7, 2009 - "OPEN AIR" screens at the Rhode Island International Film Festival.
July 27, 2009 - "OPEN AIR" screens in LA Shorts Film Festival, LA.
July 10, 2009 - "OPEN AIR" screens at ACEFEST Film Festival in Tribeca, NY, and Woods Hole Film Festival MA.
June 23, 2009 - "OPEN AIR" wins *Best Short Film* at the New Jersey International Film Festival!
June 22, 2009 - Shira-Lee directs Dick Cavett in "Dick Cavett Ruined My Life" and "One of the Guys" -2 original screenplays for the WGAE screenplay reading series in NYC, moderated by Michael Winship- head of The Writers Guild East.
May 22, 2009 - Shira-Lee is selected as one of SHOOT's **Up and Coming New Directors** -for the 7th annual showcase and screening at the DGA in NYC May 28th 2009, and featured in SHOOT magazine!
May 4th, 2009 - Shira-Lee directs the wonderful actresses: Lynn Cohen and Elizabeth Canavan in Linda Ford Blaikie's new play - "Crazy, Beauty, Truth" at 7pm at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, NYC.
April 2009 - "OPEN AIR" is nominated for Best American Short Film at the Swansea International Film Festival -UK, and wins an Award of Excellence at the Accolade Film Awards.
March, April, May 2009 - "OPEN AIR", directed by Shira-Lee Shalit, starring Lynn Cohen (Golda Meir in MUNICH, SEX and the CITY) is selected for over 20 film festivals - including Sedona International Film Festival, Cleveland International Film Festival, Burbank International Film Festival, Rhode Island Film festival, a Finalist in the USA Film Festival, and the Palm Beach International Film Festival.