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What if this were what an awards season ballot looked like? This year has brought us so much fantastic work from women both in front of and behind the camera. When you take a look at dozens of these contenders all in one place, and compare it to the typical handful that actually receive nominations, the gulf […]

WIF Welcomes 4 to Board of Directors

January 30, 2020 We’re very excited to announce that the Women In Film Board of Directors has elected four new members, women who have excelled professionally across the screen industries. Join us in welcoming: “Each of the new Board members brings her own unique expertise that is so valuable to our organization as we serve […]

Look for the Oscars Pinky Ring Supporting ReFrame & WIF

Profits from a pinky ring designed by pro-female fine jewelry brand Shiffon Co. will benefit ReFrame, dedicated to gender parity in the entertainment industry, while Catt Sadler and American Airlines are distributing a “Women Fly Beyond” pin with a wing motif. In the lead up to the 92nd Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 9, the non-profit organization ReFrame (founded […]

Distribution & Story, Not Gender/Race, Key To B.O. Success

An intensive new study commissioned by ReFrame and the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative is refuting what they call the “myth” that movies with female or underrepresented lead or co-leading characters earn less money at the box office than films with male or white leads/co leads. The report, titled “The Ticket to Inclusion” and released Wednesday, used models controlling […]

Source: “Inequality in 1,200 Popular Films: Examining Portrayals of Gender, Race/Ethnicity, LGBT & Disability from 2007 to 2018,”
Dr. Stacy L. Smith, Marc Choueiti, Dr. Katherine Pieper, Kevin Yao, Ariana Case & Angel Choi; Annenberg Inclusion Initiative