How Weinstein’s sentencing could change entertainment

When the news broke that Harvey Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison, Lili Bernard was on her way to the Echo Training Conference, which empowers trauma survivors and is led by one of the producer’s many victims, Louise Godbold. Bernard, herself a Bill Cosby survivor, couldn’t contain her joy over the punishment. “I was driving […]

Film Finishing Fund Announces Grants for 9 Projects

Two of this year’s recipients have been selected at major film festivals: Sabrina Doyle’s narrative feature “Lorelei” will screen at the Tribeca Film Festival, while Iram Parveen Bilal’s “I’ll Meet You There” was selected for the recently scuttled SXSW fest. Parveen Bilal and “And She Could Be Next” co-director Grace Lee were both previous grantees, in 2012. […]

ReFrame Stamp Affixed On Record 26 Films For 2019 [Deadline]

The ReFrame coalition has awarded 26 feature films released in 2019 with its ReFrame Stamp, which recognizes the top 100-grossing gender-balanced narrative and animated features. The list, which grew from 20 total films that earned the stamp a year ago, includes Booksmart, Captain Marvel, Harriet, Hustlers and Oscar Best Picture nominee Little Women. This reflects gains for women in the […]

WIF Board Member Lake Bell Strikes Deal with Fox

Bless This Mess co-creator and star Lake Bell is expanding her relationship with the studio behind the hit ABC comedy series. Bell has signed a pod deal for her Lake Bell Prod. banner at 20th Century Fox TV, a label of Disney Television Studios. “Lake Bell is a creative force of nature whose incredible talent extends from acting and […]

WIF Statement on Weinstein Guilty Verdict

Today’s verdict is a significant and long-overdue step towards justice for women who have, for years, silently shouldered workplace sexual harassment and assault without recourse. WIF extends its most heartfelt gratitude and support to the Silence Breakers who have heroically endured so much throughout this trial. We trust that this conviction will set a precedent […]

Gemma Chan to Receive WIF Max Mara Face of the Future Award

The actress is following in the footsteps of Emily Blunt and Katie Holmes Gemma Chan has been named as the latest recipient of the Women In Film x Max Mara Face of the Future award. The British actress follows in the footsteps of Emily Blunt, Katie Holmes and Zoe Saldana, who have all won the […]

Movies Starring Women and People of Color Continue to Surge

Three new studies examined the state of films led by performers who aren’t white and male. Women and people of color figured more prominently in popular films in 2019 than in any other year measured, according to two new reports released this week. The studies, published annually by the University of Southern California’s Annenberg Inclusion […]

Study: Films Led by People of Color Tend to Out Earn Those with White Leads

A new report from USC Annenberg’s Inclusion Initiative and ReFrame concludes — yet again — that diversity sells. “The Ticket to Inclusion” analyzed the economic performance of the top 1,200 films released from 2007-2018, and found that, internationally and domestically, films led or co-led by people of color generally net more revenue than those with white leads/co-leads. Films led […]

Film’s Distribution and Story Strength Key to Box Office Success, Study Finds

Production costs followed by prints and advertising are more important factors for domestic box office success over the addition of an underrepresented character, a new study suggests. Flawed and simplistic metrics may be misleading Hollywood’s power brokers about the factors that determine box office success and perpetuating gender and race biases, a new study suggests. […]

Can Inclusion Boost Box Office? Films With Diverse Leads Have More Success Domestically, New Study Shows

A USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative study released Wednesday dispels the long-standing notion in Hollywood that movies with female or underrepresented leads don’t perform as well either domestically or internationally as those with white male casts — a myth that in recent years has been manifested by the meme “Get Woke, Go Broke.” The study, titled […]

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 […]

Oscars 2020: A Great Year in Film Means a Packed Party Schedule

Hollywood celebrates the Academy Awards with star-studded get-togethers all week Oscar Week is finally here — the final countdown we’ve been building up to since the fall, when Oscar campaigns began in earnest all around Hollywood and SoCal. The final Academy voting closes Tuesday, Feb. 4, meaning most parties this week are truly just for […]

Oscar Week 2020 Parties & Events: The List

The majority of the events are by invite-only. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7 13th Annual Women In Film Female Oscar Nominees Party 6 PM Hosted by WIF board president emerita Cathy Schulman and Idina Menzel

Oscars: Ultimate Party Guide 2020

Oscar week has come early this year. With the shortened awards season, the festivities kick off during the first days of February. Voting closed on Feb. 4, so now it’s time to sit back, relax and enjoy some partying. From brunches, lunches and late-night dinner soirees, there’s plenty to do before the 92nd Academy Awards […]

Sundance, BAFTA, WGA, DGA, CDGA, ADG Award Winners

WIF congratulates the women who have taken home awards in recent weeks: Art Directors Guild Awards Variety, Reality, Event Special: Monica Sotto, “Drunk History” Period Feature Film: Barbara Ling, ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD BAFTA Awards Best Film: 1917, Pippa Harris, Jayne-Ann Tenggren Outstanding British Film: 1917, Pippa Harris, Jayne-Ann Tenggren Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director, […]

WIF adds Nicole Brown, Helen Huang, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Margie Moreno to its board

Women In Film, Los Angeles has named Nicole Brown, Helen Huang, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, and Margie Moreno to its board. Brown is the head of TriStar Pictures, Sony’s specialty division that she helped restart with Tom Rothman in 2013. Huang is senior director of content acquisitions for Showtime. Boone Isaacs is a past president of […]

WIF Member EP’s Record-Breaking Sundance Film

Gabriela Revilla Lugo, WIF Member, Mentoring Program Participant, and INSIGHT fellow, executive produced the film PALM SPRINGS, a comedy starring Andy Samberg and Cristin Miloti. It sold at Sundance to Hulu and Neon for $17,500,000.69, breaking the festival record by 69 cents. […]

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 […]

Oscars 2020: Complete Guide to Events and Parties

Women in Film Co-hosted by best picture Oscar winner Cathy Schulman with Tony winner Idina Menzel, the party will celebrate all the 63 female Oscar nominees. Presented by Max Mara, Stella Artois, Tequila Don Julio and Cadillac.

Former Oscars Head Cheryl Boone Isaacs Among 4 New Board Members for WIF

Nicole Brown, Helen Huang, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, and Margie Moreno are joining the 2020 Board of Directors Women in Film, Los Angeles (WIF L.A.) has added four new members to its 2020 Board of Directors — TriStar Pictures chief Nicole Brown, Showtime acquisitions executive Helen Huang, former Oscars head Cheryl Boone Isaacs and YouTube Originals […]

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 […]

Feature Residency Fellow Erin Rodman Writing Amblin/Platt Project

The film is an adaptation of the upcoming fiction debut from New York Times best-selling author Natalie Ford. Amblin Partners is going back to school with Oscar-nominated producer Marc Platt. Amblin and Platt are partnering for a feature adaptation of The Bear, the upcoming fiction debut from New York Times best-selling author and high school […]

Sundance: Study Finds Lack of Inclusion at Film Festivals

A study by the Time’s Up Foundation and USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative has found that women and people of color are vastly underrepresented at film festivals worldwide. The new report, “Inclusion at Film Festivals,” examined the gender, race, and ethnicity of narrative film directors, film festival programmers, and executives from 2017-2019. The study was released Saturday, the […]

WIF Supports Russell Simmons’ Survivors & #SilenceBreakers

As an organization dedicated to ending sexual violence, we are proud to be a signatory to this statement in support of the Russell Simmons #SilenceBreakers: “It takes great courage for any survivors of sexual assault to come forward, especially publicly. We admire the bravery of all of the Russell Simmons’ survivors and the #SilenceBreakers who stepped […]

Women Talk Confidence & Inclusion in Music/Film

In partnership with Women In Film, on Wednesday, Jan. 22 the GRAMMY Museum presented “A Celebration Of Women And Film,” a panel discussion focused on the women who bring film and television to life through music. Moderated by Tracy McKnight (music supervisor, Women in Film board member/former head of film music for Lionsgate), the all-female panel comprised […]

Filmmakers Work to Reframe the ‘Male Gaze’

Asking the questions is a start, but in many cases filmmakers unconsciously hew to long-established rules or tropes in their camera setups that inherently disempower female characters. “People are replicating a system and bias they aren’t even aware of,” says Kirsten Schaffer, executive director, Women in Film. “Even well-intentioned male directors don’t realize how easy […]

Greta Gerwig, Ava DuVernay among 50 to urge DGA to improve policies for working parents

Greta Gerwig, Amy Poehler, Ava DuVernay, Reese Witherspoon and a host of other Hollywood names have co-signed a letter urging the Directors Guild of America to make accommodations for new and expectant parents. “Here is our ask,” the letter reads. “New mothers should be afforded additional time to make their yearly minimum in the year that they […]

Ending Sexual Harassment and Misconduct in the Entertainment Community

Hollywood changed forever in late 2017, when news stories naming high-profile perpetrators of sexual harassment and misconduct began to surface. Two years later, as brave survivors began to step forward in record numbers, the entertainment industry has caught on to what the Me Too Movement was saying long before the Weinstein story broke: abuse is […]

Some Women Are Planning to Boycott the Oscars. They’ll Watch Hustlers and Drink Wine Instead.

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned by the Oscars—again and again and again and again. On Monday morning the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which in its 91-year-existence has honored only one woman with a best-director trophy (Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker in 2010), continued its long tradition of overlooking […]

Female directors were snubbed in 2020 Oscar nominations

One of the most notable takeaways from 92nd Academy Awardsnominations, announced Monday morning, was the lack of female nominees for best director. The five contenders announced in the category include Martin Scorsese for “The Irishman,” Todd Phillips for “Joker,” Sam Mendes for “1917,” Quentin Tarantino for “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” and Bong Joon-ho for […]

Hollywood Heated Over Oscar Snub For Female Directors

Bright and early Monday morning, John Cho and Issa Rae unveiled the nominees for the 92nd Academy Awards and when it came to Best Director, we all waited with bated breath to see if the Academy would follow this unfortunate trend of women being shut out of the category. One by one, Rae announced the nominees: […]

2019 ReFrame TV Stamp Recipients Announced

“Fleabag,” “Pose” and “Grey’s Anatomy” are among the recipients of the 2018-19 ReFrame Stamp for Television, Variety has learned exclusively. Additionally, ReFrame and IMDbPro have extended their partnership through 2022. The ReFrame Stamp for Television’s inaugural class of recipients was the 2017-18 television season. Then, the organization awarded 62 series the stamp. Now, only 21 […]

Mayor Garcetti and Entertainment Industry Leaders Launch Initiative to Increase Latinx Representation

Mayor Eric Garcetti today launched LA Collab, an unprecedented effort to connect Latinx talent, executives, and creators to opportunities in the entertainment industry — and double Latino representation in Hollywood by 2030. “Latinos are a powerful force in L.A. ‘s culture and economy, and our trademark industry should tap into the diverse pool of talent […]

The Oscars’ Best Director Boys’ Club is a Disgrace

In news that will surprise no one, the Oscars have yet again boxed women out of the category for Best Director. With the exception of Bong Joon-ho’s much-deserving Parasite, this year’s disappointing slate of director nominees include Martin Scorsese (The Irishman), Todd Phillips (Joker), Sam Mendes (1917), and Quentin Tarantino (Once Upon a Time… in […]

WIF Member Smriti Mundhra Receives Oscar Nomination

WIF Member Smriti Mundhra has received an Oscar nomination for her Documentary short ST. LOUIS SUPERMAN. Mundhra received our Film Finishing Fund grant in 2016 for A SUITABLE GIRL, and has been a FFF judge since 2017.

Backlash Grows as Oscars Snub Women Directors Yet Again

Hollywood’s outcry is growing over Oscar nominations in the best director category, which again ignored women filmmakers on Monday. Instead of recognizing Greta Gerwig for “Little Women,” Lulu Wang for “The Farewell,” or Marielle Heller for “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences opted to honor five male directors. Many entertainment industry […]

WIF blasts lack of female Oscar directing nominees

Women in Film LA has lambasted the historical lack of female representation in the Academy’s best director Oscar category after no woman earned a nomination in Monday’s (January 13) selections. “It’s disheartening that even as the number of women nominated for awards in documentary, short film, and technical categories increases, there have still only been […]

No Women Nominated for Best Director at 2020 Oscars

On January 13, 2020, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its nominations for the 92nd annual Academy Awards. The ceremony will air on February 6, 2020. The women nominees are: Best Picture: FORD V FERRARI, Jenno Topping THE IRISHMAN, Jane Rosenthal, Emma Tillinger Koskoff JOJO RABBIT, Chelsea Winstanley JOKER, Emma Tillinger Koskoff LITTLE WOMEN, Amy Pascal 1917, Pippa Harris, Jayne-Ann […]

2020 GLAAD Media Awards Nominations

On January 8, 2020, GLAAD announced the nominees for its 31st annual GLAAD Media Awards honoring fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of the LGBTQ community. The winners will be announced on March 19, 2020. The women nominees in film and television categories are: TELEVISION Outstanding Drama Series “Batwoman,” Executive Producers: Caroline Dries, Sarah Schechter “Euphoria,” Executive […]

2020 AARP Movies for Grownups Awards

On January 11, 2020, AARP hed its 19th annual Movies for Grownups Awards. The women winners are: Career Achievement: Annette Bening Best Movie for Grownups: THE IRISHMAN, Producers: Jane Rosenthal, Emma Tillinger Koskoff Best Actress: Renée Zellweger, JUDY Best Supporting Actress: Laura Dern, MARRIAGE STORY Best Intergenerational Film: THE FAREWELL, Writer/Director/Producer: Lulu Wang; Producers: Anita Gou, Daniele Tate Melia, Jane Zheng Best Ensemble: […]

2020 Make-Up and Hair Stylist Guild Awards

On January 11, 2020, the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild held its seventh annual awards. The women winners in film and television categories are: FILM Best Period and/or Character Make-up JOKER, Nicki Ledermann, Tania Ribalow, Sunday Englis Best Special Make-up Effects BOMBSHELL, Vivian Baker Best Contemporary Hair Styling BOMBSHELL, Anne Morgan, Jaime Leigh Mcintosh, Adruitha Lee Best Period Hair Styling […]

Time’s Up Critical Database Launches in Effort to Amplify Underrepresented Critics

On Friday morning at the Griffin Club in Los Angeles, the advocacy organization Time’s Up — formed two years ago in the wake of the post-Harvey Weinstein reckoning, amid calls for broader change in the entertainment industry — hosted an event to announce the launch of Time’s Up Critical. Critical is a database meant to […]

Samira Ahmed Wins Landmark Equal Pay Battle with the BBC

British television presenter Samira Ahmed has won her landmark equal pay battle with the BBC. In a unanimous 40-page judgment published on Friday, an employment tribunal in London ruled that under the 2010 Equality Act, Ahmed’s work was “like” that of male counterpart Jeremy Vine, who presented a similar show. During a hearing late last […]

Film Finishing Grantee Wins $100K Toronto Critics Prize

The acclaimed Canadian drama film The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open—a Women In Film Finishing Fund grantee—has won another major honour. The Toronto Film Critics Association has given the Indigenous story, which was written and directed by Kathleen Hepburn and Elle-Maija Tailfeathers, its 2019 Rogers Best Canadian Film Award. The prize, which comes […]

2020 Guild of Music Supervisors Awards Nominations

On January 9, 2020, the Guild of Music Supervisors announced the nominees for its 10th annual awards. The awards will be presented on February 6, 2020. The women nominees are: FILM Best Music Supervision for Film Budgeted Over $25 Million Mary Ramos, ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD Best Music Supervision for Film Budgeted Under […]

2020 NAACP Image Awards Nominations

On January 9, 2020, the NAACP announced the nominees for its 51st NAACP Image Awards. The winners will be announced on February 22, 2020. The women nominees in film and television categories are: FILM Outstanding Motion Picture HARRIET, Writer/Director: Kasi Lemmons; Producers: Debra Martin Chase, Daniela Taplin Lundberg QUEEN & SLIM, Director: Melina Matsoukas; Writer/Producer: Lena Waithe; Producers: Pamela […]

Director Gender Across Top Films from 2007 to 2019

Each year, we examine the gender and race/ethnicity of directors working across the 100 top fictional films theatrically released in the U.S. A total of 1,300 of the most popular movies were included in the analysis, from 2007 to 2019. Put differently, 1,448 directors were assessed across two inclusion metrics (e.g., gender, race/ethnicity). Given the […]

Portrayals of Female Characters in the Top Grossing Films of 2019

The percentage of top grossing films featuring female protagonists rose from 31% in 2018 to 40% in 2019, reaching a recent historic high.  43% of films featured male protagonists, and 17% had ensembles or a combination of male and female protagonists.  The percentages of females appearing as major characters and speaking characters remained relatively stable.  […]

Behind-the-Scenes Employment of Women on the Top Films of 2019

In 2019, the percentages of behind-the-scenes women working on the top 100 and 250 (domestic) grossing films increased, reaching recent historic highs, while women’s employment on the top 500 films remained stagnant.  Women comprised 20% of all directors, writers, producers, executive producers, editors, and cinematographers working on the top 100 grossing films in 2019, up […]

From ‘Captain Marvel’ to ‘Little Women,’ Record Number of Female Protagonists in 2019 (Study)

Moreover, 45% of female protagonists appeared in studio features and 55% were in independent features. That’s marks a dramatic shift from 2018 when females were more than twice as likely to appear in independent features as studio features. It’s also a sign that the major studios may be responding to public pressure to tell a […]

Women In Hollywood Are Getting More Roles—If They’re White

The number of female characters in box office hits reached a “recent historic high,” according to an annual study, but women of color are making fewer gains. On-screen representation for women in Hollywood has improved steadily over the last few years — but not all progress is equal, a new study shows. The number of […]

2020 PGA Nominations

On January 7, 2020, the Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced the nominees for its 31st annual PGA Awards. The winners will be announced on January 18, 2020. The women nominees are: FILM Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures 1917, Pippa Harris, Jayne-Ann Tenggren FORD V FERRARI, Jenno Topping THE IRISHMAN, Jane Rosenthal, Emma Tillinger Koskoff JOKER, Emma Tillinger Koskoff LITTLE […]

The 2020 Awards Season is Staring Down an Unforgivable Oversight of Female Directors

Another day, another infuriating slate of award nominations. Today’s BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Awards) nominations have shut out women directors for the seventh year running, with nary a woman nominated in the Best Director category since Kathryn Bigelow, in 2013. Meanwhile, Quentin Tarantino and Martin Scorsese are nominated this year, after multiple […]

2020 DGA Nominations

On January 7, 2020, the Directors Guild of America (DGA) announced the nominees for its 72nd annual DGA Awards. The winners will be announced on January 25, 2020. The women nominees are: NARRATIVE FEATURE FILM Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Theatrical Feature Film for 2019 1917, Unit Production Manager: Hannah Godwin THE IRISHMAN, Unit Production Manager: Carla Raij […]

2020 BAFTA Nominations

On January 7, 2020, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) announced the nominees for its EE British Academy Film Awards. The winners will be announced on February 2, 2020. The women nominees are: Best Film 1917, Pippa Harris, Jayne-Ann Tenggren THE IRISHMAN, Jane Rosenthal, Emma Tillinger Koskoff JOKER, Emma Tillinger Koskoff ONCE UPON A TIME… IN […]

ReFrame + Delta Partner on Female-Led Film Channels

In addition, the airline will donate $100,000 to the gender-parity coalition. ReFrame, the industry coalition dedicated to supporting and boosting the ranks of women leaders behind the scenes in film and TV, has struck its first airline partnership. In February, Delta Airlines will launch new in-flight channels dedicated to playing movies and series that have […]

2020 WGA Awards Nominations

On January 6, 2020, the Writers Guild of America announced the nominees for its WGA Awards. The winners will be announced on February 1, 2020. The women nominees are: FILM Original Screenplay 1917, Krysty Wilson-Cairns BOOKSMART, Emily Halpern & Sarah Haskins, Susanna Fogel, Katie Silberman Adapted Screenplay LITTLE WOMEN, Greta Gerwig Documentary Screenplay THE KINGMAKER, Lauren Greenfield RADIO/AUDIO NOMINEES Radio/Audio News […]

Golden Globes Reveal Hollywood Identity Issues

The Golden Globes are the unofficial kickoff for Hollywood’s rounds of award ceremonies and are something of a tone-setter for the season. This year’s message: Old Hollywood habits die hard. As often in the past, most of the movies nominated were by and about men. “There’s a panic across Hollywood because of the shortened Oscar […]

2020 GALECA Dorian Awards Nominations

On January 3, 2020, the Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics (GALECA) announced the nominees for its Dorian Awards. The winners will be announced on January 8, 2020. The women nominees are: FILM Film of the Year HUSTLERS, Writer/Director: Lorene Scafaria; Producers: Jessica Elbaum, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Jennifer Lopez LITTLE WOMEN, Writer/Director: Greta Gerwig; Producers: Denise Di Novi, Amy Pascal, Robin Swicord ONCE UPON […]

2020 American Society of Cinematographers Awards Nominations

On January 3, 2020, the American Society of Cinematographers announced the feature film nominees for its 34th ASC Awards. They announced their documentary and episodic nominations on November 25, 2019. The awards will be presented on January 25, 2020. The women nominees are: Feature Film – No Female Nominees Documentary Film OBSCURO BARROCO – Evangelia Kranioti […]

New study reveals the number and percentage of female directors of top films reached a 13-year high in 2019

The start of a new decade brings with it the hope that the entertainment industry’s track record for hiring female directors has finally changed. New research, out today, reveals that 10.6% of the directors of 2019’s top movies were women — the highest percentage in more than a decade. The research brief is the newest […]

Time’s Up is making progress. Slow progress.

The Time’s Up Movement, against sexual assault and harassment, turns two years old today. It started as part of the #MeToo campaign and in response to sexual assault allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. Weinstein’s trial is slated to start next week. In the meantime, the Time’s Up movement has been busy. Time’s Up’s legal defense fund […]

What We’re Looking Forward To in 2020

Happy new year! Here are just some of the films and television shows we’re looking forward to in 2020, which feature women in front of and behind the camera: CHHAPAAK – Opens January 10 Starring & Produced by Deepika Padukone; Directed & Produced by Meghna Gulzar “Diary of a Future President” – Premieres January 17 […]

Oscars Gender Gap: Female Directors in Best Picture Race Still Lag Far Behind Doc, Int’l Categories

Women directed 23% of the films eligible for the 2019 Best Picture Oscar, an increase from 18% last year. But the number of women represented in the main categories still lags behind those in the documentary feature and international categories — where female directors are much more highly represented. “We are heartened to see that […]

A Decade in Review

As 2020 approaches, take a look back at some of the moments that have changed the game for women in the screen industries: March 7, 2010 Kathryn Bigelow is the first woman to win an Academy Award for Best Director, for THE HURT LOCKER. As producer, she is also awarded when the film receives Best […]

FYC: WIF has an all-female awards ballot

“Don’t say ‘nominate more women.’ Name the women who should have been nominated.'” When the inevitable awards season protest arises from the equally inevitable scarcity, or utter lack, of women among film award nominees in directing, cinematography and even writing categories, that’s what many people say, often adding with oblivious irony, that gender should not […]

Episodic Lab Alumnae Chosen for Sundance Screenwriters Lab

Congratulations to WIF x Black List Episodic Lab Fellows Danya Jimenez and Hannah McMechan, who have been chosen for the January 2020 Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab. Those selected will have the opportunity to develop their independent projects by immersing themselves in the creative process and working with the mentorship of Creative Advisors. Luna Likes (U.S.A.) Danya […]

19 for ’19

The time has come for Hollywood to hibernate over the holidays, but we don’t want to bid the year farewell without acknowledging 19 of our top moments from 2019 at Women In Film! #1 So much wonderful content was created by our members, like Nisha Ganatra‘s LATE NIGHT, Nzingha Stewart‘s TALL GIRL, Andrea Berloff‘s THE […]

Interview with PAPICHA Director Mounia Meddour

Women In Film spoke with Mounia Meddour, director of PAPICHA, at the beginning of awards season. The film—Meddour’s directorial debut—was screened at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival in the Un Certain Regard category, and was selected as Algeria’s official submission for the Best International Feature Film category at the 92nd Academy Awards. Algeria, 1990s.Nedjma, an 18 […]

10 ReFrame Ambassadors Make Variety500

As the year draws to a close, there’s a natural impulse in all of us to look back on the previous 12 months to see how far we’ve come in our careers. There’s no better benchmark to measure your success against than Variety500, our annual collection of the world’s most impactful people working in media […]

The Black List 2019

Our friends at The Black List—with whom we partner on our episodic and feature Writing Labs—have released the 15th edition of their compilation of unproduced scripts from the past year. “The Black List was compiled from the suggestions of over 250 film executives, each of whom contributed the names of up to ten favorite scripts […]

2019 IDA Documentary Awards

On December 7, 2019, the International Documentary Association (IDA) announced the winners of their awards recognizing excellence in documentary storytelling. The women winners are: FILM Best Feature FOR SAMA; Director/Producer: Waad al-Kateab Best Short LEARNING TO SKATEBOARD IN A WARZONE (IF YOU’RE A GIRL); Director: Carol Dysinger; Producer: Elena Andreicheva Best Director Julia Reichert, AMERICAN FACTORY […]

WIF Has a Cheat Sheet for Female Awards Contenders in Every Category

When the Hollywood Foreign Press Association failed to nominate any women for Best Director at the 2020 Golden Globes, many in the industry were swift to point out a large catalog of eligible names that should’ve been up for consideration. The list is long, but if those names aren’t top of mind, we find that […]

WIF Response to Harvey Weinstein Civil Settlement

Women bargain for justice while the perpetrator has no personal accountability—sign of a failed system revictimizing throughout the process. We await January’s criminal case results. We support survivors. If you need us, call our Help Line at 855-WIF-LINE. http://wif.org/help

How streaming, diversity, #MeToo shaped TV decade of change

As producers, directors and writers, women put complex female characters in the center of the frame. With women taking the reins as storytellers, female characters became as varied and complex as their male counterparts and began to encompass a fuller view of the modern experience. Statistics confirm the anecdotal evidence. Across all TV platforms in […]

Women-Directed Films Join Nat’l Film Registry

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced today the annual selection of 25 of America’s most influential motion pictures to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. An unprecedented seven motion pictures directed by women are on this year’s list, including ReFrame Rise Director Patricia Cardoso’s REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES (2002)…

2020 ACE Eddie Awards Nominations

On December 11, 2019, the American Cinema Editors (ACE) announced the nominations for the ACE Eddie Awards. The ceremony will be held on January 17, 2020. The women nominated are: FILM Best Edited Feature Film (Drama) THE IRISHMAN – Thelma Schoonmaker, ACE MARRIAGE STORY – Jennifer Lame, ACE Best Edited Documentary (Feature) AMERICAN FACTORY – Lindsay Utz LINDA […]

2020 SAG Awards Nominations

On December 11, 2019, the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) announced the nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Awards. The ceremony, which will be held on January 19, 2020, honors the outstanding individual, cast, and ensemble performances in film and television of 2019, as well as the nominees for outstanding […]

Women Will Direct Four Major Superhero Movies in 2020, and Hollywood May Never Be the Same

In late 2016, in anticipation of the debut of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” Lucasfilm chief Kathleen Kennedy spoke with Variety about the company’s efforts to diversify its director ranks in the same way the franchise had cast women as the leads on screen. “We want to make sure that when we bring a […]

WIF Launches #VoteForWomen Awards Campaign—Check Out Its Ballot

Talk about fortuitous timing. Women in Film launched its “Vote for Women” campaign today — just as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association unveiled its Golden Globe nominations, which includes zero women for its film directing category. Check out the group’s “2019-20 Awards Season Ballot” at the bottom of the post or get a closer look here. WiF noted that it […]

2020 Golden Globe Nominations

On December 9, 2019, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the nominations for excellence in television and film for the year ending December 31, 2019. The Golden Globe Awards will be held on January 5, 2020. The women nominated are: FILM Best Motion Picture – Drama 1917 Producers: Pippa Harris, Jayne-Ann Tenggren THE IRISHMAN Producers: Jane […]


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 […]

2020 Critics’ Choice Awards Nominations

On December 8, 2019, the Critics’ Choice Association announced the nominations for the 25th annual Critics’ Choice Awards. The ceremony will be held on January 12, 2020. The women nominated are: FILM Best Picture 1917; Producers: Pippa Harris, Jayne-Ann Tenggren FORD V FERRARI; Producer: Jenno Topping THE IRISHMAN; Producers: Jane Rosenthal, Emma Tillinger Koskoff JOJO RABBIT; Producer: Chelsea […]

2020 Sundance Film Festival Line-Up

The feature films that will be showcased at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, held January 23–February 2, have been announced. Keri Putnam, Sundance Institute Executive Director and Women In Film L.A. Board Member, said, “At this year’s Festival, we’ll explore the theme of ‘imagined futures,’ inside the theaters and in the conversations sparked by the work […]

The 100 Greatest Films Directed by Women

BBC Culture polled 368 film experts from 84 countries in order to find the best films from female filmmakers – here’s the top 100. There was one stark statistic that jumped out from the results of last year’s BBC Culture poll to find the 100 greatest foreign-language films of all time: just four out of that 100 […]

Parity & Perspective in Cinematography Aids in Storytelling

“Most female cinematographers’ primary concern is how to get the best shot to facilitate the story, but they are also aware of what images are mission from mainstream narratives and they are driven to bring those images to life on screen,” says Women In Film executive director Kirsten Schaffer. […]

WIF Help Line Marks 2nd Anniversary

855.WIF.LINE. Confidential. Survivor-centered. For everyone working in entertainment, regardless of job or gender. Call us for referrals to pro bono lawyers, free support groups, and sliding-scale therapy, in California, New York, and Georgia.

We’re Hiring: Program Coordinator

We seek a full time Program Coordinator to support the Programs team (Director of Programs, Manager of Programs, and Manager of Public Programs) in implementing the following WIF Programs: speaker series, screening series, mentoring, film finishing grants, production program, INSIGHT, scholarships, episodic/feature writing labs and additional programs.

We’re Hiring: Director of Development

We seek a full time Director of Development to lead a team of Board and Staff responsible for raising $3.5 million annually, with a goal of increasing to $5 million in the next five years. This position will work closely with the Board of Directors, composed of corporate and film/television executives, who leverage their relationships to support […]

2020 Film Independent Spirit Award Nominees

Nominations have been announced for the 35th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards, which will be held on February 8, 2020. WIF congratulates the women whose accomplishments were recognized with nominations for this year’s awards. Best Feature A HIDDEN LIFEProducer: Elisabeth Bentley CLEMENCYProducer: Bronwyn Cornelius THE FAREWELLProducers: Anita Gou, Daniele Melia Tate, Lulu Wang, Jane Zheng […]

Celebrating 30 Years of Strand Releasing

Strand Releasing has been a cutting edge figure in the distribution of arthouse cinema for three decades. With their work, the films of women creators, queer creators, and more underrepresented voices have been able to find their audience. In celebration of their anniversary, filmmakers are contributing to a series entitled 30/30 Vision: 3 Decades of Strand […]

WIF Board Member, ReFrame Ambassador Producing Oscars

WIF Board Member Stephanie Allain (“Dear White People”) and Oscar-nominated ReFrame Ambassador Lynette Howell Taylor (A STAR IS BORN) will produce the 92nd Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said today. It will be the first involvement with the Oscars for both. “The combined producing talents of Lynette and Stephanie will […]

2019 AFI Fest Line-up & Ticket Giveaway

The weeklong AFI Fest opens this Thursday, featuring an excellent spectrum of women-directed films. We at Women In Film are very excited to see two 2018 recipients of our Film Finishing Fund, THE PLANTERS (co-directed by Alexandra Kotcheff and Hannah Leder) and THE BODY REMEMBERS WHEN THE WORLD BROKE OPEN (co-directed by Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers and […]

WIF Member Spotlight: Veterans Day

Women In Film thanks our members who have served in the nation’s military. On Veterans Day, we’re proud to highlight three such women: Onitra Johnson Onitra Johnson is a recent graduate of Wesleyan University, where she earned Honors in Film Studies, was awarded the Olin Fellowship, and was a Posse Foundation scholar. She is pursuing […]

WIF Alumnae to be Sundance Fellows & Grantees

Women In Film Finishing Fund grantee Christina Choe (NANCY) and INSIGHT fellow Avril Z. Speaks (JINN) have been announced as Sundance Institute 2020 Momentum Fellows, and INSIGHT fellow Kase Peña (TRABAJO) has been announced as a recipient of Sundance’s Launch Grant Fund.

Student Academy Award Winners 2019

Women In Film Congratulates the Women and NB Filmmakers Who Received Medals at the 46th Student Academy Awards Alternative/Experimental (Domestic and International Film Schools) Gold: Georden West, PATRON SAINT, Emerson College Animation (Domestic Film Schools) Gold: Kalee McCollaum, GRENDEL, Brigham Young University Animation (International Film Schools) Gold: Daria Kashcheeva, DAUGHTER, Film and TV School of the Academy […]

WIF Recommends: 31 Scary Movies Directed by Women

Ida Lupino [Content warning: This article contains descriptions of violence in film, and in real life situations inspiring some films.] In front of the camera, there is a rich catalogue of women who have come to define the face of the scary movie: Jamie Lee Curtis in her screen debut as Laurie in the Halloween series. […]

Lina Wertmüller Fêted by Nancy Meyers, Lisa Cholodenko and More

Nancy Meyers, Lisa Cholodenko, Nisha Ganatra and Martha Coolidge came out to Culina at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills on Thursday afternoon for a Women in Film luncheon in honor of Lina Wertmüller, the legendary Italian director who was the first woman nominated for an Oscar for best director in 1977 for “Seven Beauties.” […]

WIF to Honor Lina Wertmüller, 1st Female Oscar-Nominated Director

The Italian filmmaker, who is also set to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, broke the glass ceiling with an Oscar nomination in 1976 with her film ‘Seven Beauties.’ It’s shaping up to be a big week for Roman auteur Lina Wertmüller, as the 91-year-old Academy Award-nominated writer and director is set […]

Dispatches from the 2019 WIFTI Summit

“Run towards trouble.” Last week, delegates from chapters of WIFTI—Women in Film and Television International—gathered for their biennial summit, this year held in Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand alongside The Power of Inclusion, a two-day conference focusing on issues of representation and equality in the global entertainment industry. Over the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing findings, […]

A-Listers Pledge to Mentor Directors With ReFrame Rise

A group of A-list producers and executives are combating Hollywood gender inequality in a pledge to mentor women directors in the middle of their careers. That’s a time when, at least one prominent study suggests, they disappear from show business entirely. ReFrame Rise, an initiative of ReFrame, the parity organization run by Women in Film and Sundance […]

WIF & Black List Reveal Episodic Lab Participants

The Black List and Women In Film have unveiled the participants for their episodic lab, which is in its fourth year. The program is an effort between The Black List and WIF LA that provides mentorship and career opportunities to six rising women television writers: Kim Garland, Robin Hayes, Rosette Laursen, Jude Roth, Anna Salinas, Gillian Weeks […]

Vidiots Relaunching with WIF among Partners

Vidiots is officially coming back! The iconic Los Angeles-based video store-turned-film nonprofit organization is set to relaunch in L.A.’s Eagle Rock neighborhood via an entertainment community space with an independent theater and a storefront. The new Vidiots home is set to open its doors in fall 2020. The new Vidiots theater will be housed in […]

Film Finishing Fund Grantee Acquired by ARRAY

Women In Film Finishing Fund Grantee THE BODY REMEMBERS WHEN THE WORLD BROKE OPEN, by filmmakers Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers and Kathleen Hepburn, has been acquired by ARRAY Releasing for worldwide rights. ARRAY founder Ava DuVernay says the company plans for a release later this fall for the Canadian film.

WIF Board Member Cathy Schulman #WeFilm Q&A

Cathy Schulman is an Oscar-winning producer. Her credits include “Crash,” “Bad Moms,” and “Darfur Now.” She is also dedicated to making certain women are represented fairly in the industry, spending nearly a decade as Women in Film’s board president lobbying for gender parity, and launching the diversity-minded Welle Entertainment.

News & Documentary Emmy Winners 2019

The women who were awarded at the News and Documentary Emmys on September 24, 2019 are: * For the list of Primetime Emmy Award winners, click here. For the list of Creative Arts Emmy Award winners, click here. News & Documentary Lifetime Achievement Award Andrea Mitchell Lifetime Achievement Award Paula Apsell Outstanding Coverage of a […]

Primetime Emmy Winners 2019

The women who were awarded at the Primetime Emmys on September 22, 2019 are: * Winners listed in order of appearance during the awards show.Click here to see the winners of the Creative Arts Emmys. Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Alex Borstein as Susie Myerson, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” “I want to dedicate […]

WIF Launches Showcase of Socially Conscious Movies

Women in Film, Los Angeles is set to host its first showcase of socially conscious films from female directors who are recipients of its long-running Film Finishing Fund grant program, the organization announced. Though Women in Film has awarded grants for 34 years running, this is the first such curated event the organization is hosting […]

Creative Arts Emmy Winners 2019

The women who were awarded at the Creative Arts Emmys on September 14–15, 2019 are: * Categories listed in groups by alphabetical order. Actors Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series Rosamund Pike as Louise State of the Union, “Dolphins” Guest Actress in a Comedy Series Jane Lynch as Sophie Lennon The Marvelous […]

Attend the WIFTI Summit in New Zealand this October

Kia ora! Women in Film and Television International is excited to be hosting the 2019 WIFTI summit in Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand. These biennial summits are a wonderful opportunity for you to gather with your Women in Film and Television colleagues from around the globe. Come to be visible, connect, and share knowledge in the […]

WIF Recommends: Labor Day Weekend

What to do with the long Labor Day holiday weekend ahead of you? Here are some ways to get in on the summer fun: For Grownups WHAT: Rooftop Cinema Club screening of 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU, written by Karen McCullah & Kirsten ‘Kiwi’ Smith. $16.20 – $23; 21+ WHEN: Wednesday, August 28, 8:30 […]

ICE Shut Down a Hotline for Detained Immigrants After it was Featured on “Orange Is the New Black”

In the fifth episode of the last season of Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black,” the character Maritza, who has been languishing in an immigrant detention center, finds out about a toll-free hotline she can call to get a free lawyer. As she’s rejoicing, another character, Gloria, cuts her off. Gloria warns Maritza: “You have […]

Variety to Forgo Annual Emmy Party for Donation to Planned Parenthood

Variety has decided to make a donation to Planned Parenthood in lieu of hosting this year’s annual Emmy Awards nominees party in partnership with Women In Film. The decision comes in response to Planned Parenthood’s Aug. 19 announcement that it will drop funding over the current administration’s “unethical” rule blocking the organization from discussing its abortion services with patients. “Variety […]

Women’s Equality Day 2019

Thursday, August 22, is Black Women’s Equal Pay Day. What a white man earns in one year, a Black woman must work an additional eight-plus months to earn. For white women, Equal Pay Day falls on April 19. For Indigenous women it’s September 23, and for Latinas it’s November 20. Our friends at TIME’S UP want […]

Women in Film Expands Sexual Harassment Help Line to New York

Women in Film Los Angeles, an organization that advocates for the careers of women working in the industry, is expanding its sexual harassment help line services to New York. The initiative, in partnership with New York Women in Film and Television, as well as the Actors Fun, will extend the hours to serve east coast […]

WIF Sexual Harassment Help Line Expands to NY

In partnership with New York Women in Film & Television, the Women In Film Los Angeles Sexual Harassment Help Line is now expanding services to New York State. With extended hours to serve the East Coast, WIF LA’s Help Line responders will provide services to New York-based callers, with referrals to pro bono employment attorneys, […]

Fulbright Scholar Tanya Charina on Her WIF Internship

This summer, Women In Film hosted a Fulbright Graduate Scholar as part of the Edmund S. Muskie Internship Program. This prestigious network of motivated, multilingual students is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of State, in an effort to foster mutually beneficial working relationships with graduate students from around the globe. Upon the […]

Not Just A Drill

[Content warning: The films and television shows discussed below tackle issues relating to gun violence and mass casualty events. Some do so with graphic audio and/or visual content.] TOWER (2016) August 5, 2019 This week began, as so many have, with the queasy combination of feelings that follow the news of mass casualty events. Fear, […]

2019 TIFF Line-up

The complete line-up has been announced for the 44th annual Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), which will be held next month. One of the world’s biggest film festivals, TIFF’s mission is “to transform the way people see the world through film.” Admirably, TIFF’s slate reveals itself to be far more inclusive than many older-fashioned film […]

2019 TCA Award Nominations

This summer, the Television Critics Association (TCA) announced the nominees for the 35th Annual TCA Awards, which will be presented this Saturday, August 3, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Women In Film congratulates the women working behind the scenes of so many excellent TV series up for recognition. In particular, it’s very exciting to see […]

How WB’s New CEO Ann Sarnoff is Approaching the Future of Media

Sarnoff is the first woman to lead the studio that will mark its centennial in 2023. She says she had a “goose bumps moment” during her visit to the lot when she walked into the Steven J. Ross Theater and saw the plaque bearing the names of the studio’s past CEOs. Her name is not […]

The Black List & WIF Unveil Participants in 2019 Feature Labs

The Black List and Women In Film, Los Angeles (WIF LA) revealed the participants in their 2019 Feature Residency program as well as their Annual Feature Lab. The collaboration between the organizations provides mentorship and career opportunities to six rising women screenwriters over the course of a year, the Feature Residency kicked off with a three-day […]

Tempo Scaduto

[Content warning: This essay includes a discussion of sexual violence.] The line-up has been announced for the 76th Venice International Film Festival, which will be held from August 28 to September 7. The event has historically underrepresented female directors, and of the 21 films in competition this year, only two are helmed by women: Haifaa […]

Wonder Women at Comic-Con 2019

From L–R: Te Fiti (MOANA), Shuri (BLACK PANTHER), Glimmer (“She-Ra and the Princess of Power”), La Mujer Maravillosa What did Comic-Con 2019 preview about women in entertainment? Every July, tens of thousands of people flock to San Diego for Comic-Con International. Established in 1970 as a fan convention focusing on comic books and sci-fi, it […]

Spotlight on: Comic Con

Going to Comic Con? Don’t miss these panels focusing on women’s creative work and gender equality in entertainment! Women Rocking Hollywood 2019: Women-Powered Projects and the Push Towards Parity There have been positive developments in the last year for women in television and film. Initiatives like the 4% challenge are making news, movies and TV […]

2019 Emmy Nominations

Now that the nominations have been announced, television fans and insiders await the live telecast of the 71st Emmy Awards on September 22. Of course, there are far more mediamakers working behind the scenes than are typically recognized, and we’re excited to congratulate all of the women nominated this year—listed below—including those in the Creative […]

WIF Recommends: Independence Day Weekend

What to do with the long Independence Day holiday weekend ahead of you? Here are some female-forward ways to get in on the summer fun: For Grownups WHAT: Screening of HAL with Q&A to follow between Director Amy Scott and Heather Lenz (Director & Producer, KUSAMA-INFINITY). Part of the Female Filmmakers Documentary Q&A series. $6 to […]

Community and Pride

This week, two of Women In Film’s signature programs held events that were indicative of what is at the heart of our work. On Monday evening, the 2018 Production Program Fellows had the opportunity to show their completed shorts at an exclusive screening and reception. On Tuesday, our monthly Speaker Series offered a significant opportunity […]

WIF & Pepperdine: Entrepreneurial Pathways

Pepperdine University and Women In Film are proud to announce a research partnership that seeks to identify the drivers and inhibitors of funding for women-owned businesses in the screen industries. The project is part of Entrepreneurial Pathways, a new WIF initiative that will work to equalize opportunities for women-owned businesses.

WIF Member Emily Dean to Make Feature Directorial Debut

EXCLUSIVE: Deadline has learned that Emily Dean, a vet of such animated pics as The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part and The Lego Batman Movie, is set to make her feature directorial debut on Sony Pictures Animation’s Tao. The project is in early development with Tonya Kong attached to write. Tao is described as a female-driven sci fi adventure story that is set in […]

ReFrame Rising

Last Wednesday at the Women In Film Annual Gala, ReFrame Rise was unveiled by presenter Kyra Sedgwick—heralding this unique two-year pilot program developed by ReFrame partners Sundance Institute and Women In Film, that provides high-level endorsement and career acceleration for eight female directors as selected by ReFrame Ambassadors from a curated pool of 80 candidates. […]

Inclusion Rider? What Inclusion Rider?

Nearly a year and a half after Frances McDormand made the term famous, few Hollywood productions are using this contractual tool. There is, however, a newish measure for diverse hiring on productions: the ReFrame Stamp, which was created by the group Women in Film Los Angeles and the Sundance Institute, and begun last year in […]

Women Directors and Writers Make Gains in Independent Films But Lag on Parity

Women directors, writers, editors and producers are making inroads, reaching historic highs in the world of independent films — while still lagging in reaching parity with men, a new study shows. “These differences are dramatic and demonstrate that when women direct films, they disrupt traditional hiring patterns, installing women as writers, editors, and cinematographers,” Lauzen […]

Issa Rae’s Acceptance Speech is the Swag We Need All Summer 19

Issa Rae is known for her witty one-liners (Remember: “I’m rooting for everybody Black”?) And now she’s back not only with quotes we’re sure to use as Instagram captions soon, but a reminder to Black women that we’re too humble too often. While accepting the Women In Film Emerging Entrepreneur Award earlier this week in Los […]

Scenes From the 2019 Women In Film Annual Gala

What an incredible evening! All of us here at Women In Film are so grateful for—and energized by—the tremendous success that was last night’s Gala, our biggest fundraiser of the year. For those who attended, sponsored, or donated, your participation is incredibly valuable as we continue to provide programming to advance the careers of women working […]

Cathy Schulman Reveals Harassment Battles in Hollywood: “I’ve Paid a Deep Price for My Advocacy”

“I never collected a single dollar from ‘Crash.'” Schulman was a producer on the film, for which she won an Oscar. Viola Davis introduced her producing partner on The Woman King, Cathy Schulman, at the Women in Film gala on Wednesday as “that stubborn woman on the bull while it’s bucking and does not let go — even […]

WIF To Launch Entrepreneurial Pathways

Announced at their annual gala, the program will examine the paucity of funding for female-led companies and create tools and resources for women to raise capital. “We’re brand-new tonight,” host Xosha Roquemore said, toasting the newly minted Women in Film gala, formerly known as the Crystal + Lucy Awards in past years, to a fresh […]

Amy Poehler, Issa Rae Praise Female Changemakers

Rae paid homage to her favorite hip-hop artists with her tongue-in-cheek speech, while Amy Poehler honored the women in media who have inspired her asking for “more, more, more, more, more.” Elizabeth Debicki woke up Wednesday morning in a cold sweat. “Why is it difficult for me to accept any kind of recognition?” she asked […]

Inside the Women In Film Gala: Issa Rae, Elizabeth Debicki and Cathy Shulman Talk Gender Parity

Remember when Issa Rae told Variety that she was “rooting for everybody Black” at the 2017 Emmys? Well she just did herself one better, while accepting the ‘Women In FilmEmerging Entrepreneur Award’ at the organization’s annual gala on Wednesday night, with a memorable and hilariously braggadocious speech. “Sometimes I feel like as women we tend to downplay ourselves and to dim […]

Viola Davis, Amy Poehler, Issa Rae take the stage

In a night of commanding words from some of the most accomplished women in entertainment — the likes of Issa Rae, Viola Davis and producer Cathy Schulman — at the annual Women in Film Gala Wednesday in Beverly Hills, Amy Poehler put her own unconventional spin on the ‘‘empowerment speech.’’ Poehler, who was accepting the final honor of the evening, the Entrepreneur […]

At Women in Film gala, Issa Rae is loud and proud of her success

Issa Rae made sure she came off as anything but humble at the Women in Film gala. Too often women downplay their accomplishments, she explained at the Wednesday night event. Instead, the “Insecure” and ColorCreative chief channeled the hubristic attitudes of her favorite hip-hop artists and delivered an amusingly arrogant speech upon accepting the inaugural […]

All should aspire to have the confidence of Issa Rae accepting an award

(CNN) Issa Rae knows what she deserves, and she was not shy about telling everyone that while accepting an award at Wednesday’s Women in Film Annual Gala. While accepting the emerging entrepreneur award at the event, Rae delivered a speech that should inspire anyone with an ounce of self-doubt to stop wasting their time on […]

Women In Film Gala: New Awards, Demands for Gender Balance

First, the news: This year’s Women in Film Gala, held Wednesday night at the Beverly Hilton, showed this group means business by introducing three new awards honoring Hollywood’s female entrepreneurs: The WIF Entrepreneur in Entertainment Award, Emerging Entrepreneur Award, and the WIF Members Choice Award.

Elizabeth Debicki Talks About Being Supported by Other Women in Hollywood

Elizabeth Debicki is looking to the future — which makes sense, since she was named Women in Film and Max Mara’s “Face of the Future” for 2019. “No pressure,” Debicki laughed when Variety asked the actress about the honor on the red carpet. “It means a great deal. I have always deeply respected the work that they do. I think they’ve […]

Olivia Wilde, Storm Reid and more toast Face of the Future honoree Elizabeth Debicki

Olivia Wilde, Rachel Bilson and January Jones were among the Max Mara-clad attendees who turned out to the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood to celebrate the Italian label’s Women in Film Max Mara Face of the Future honoree Elizabeth Debicki on Tuesday night. “I’m feeling fresh, fancy, free, excited, happy and grateful,” said the “Tenet” […]

ReFrame Launches Program to Boost Female Filmmakers

The gender-parity coalition’s Rise will sponsor seasoned female directors, who, unlike many of their male counterparts, find themselves stalled mid-career: “It’s not just how you fill the pipeline, but how you move through the pipeline as well.” When the gender-parity industry coalition ReFrame launched two years ago, one of its three key aims was to […]

Women in Film Gala Recognizes Seismic Shift in Showbiz

Each year, the Women in Film gala supports the org’s foundation, which advocates for gender parity for women throughout the entertainment industry, while also supporting various educational and philanthropic efforts in Los Angeles. The 2019 edition, taking place June 12 at the Beverly Hilton, will honor Amy Poehler(Entrepreneur in Entertainment Award), Issa Rae (Emerging Entrepreneur Award), Elizabeth Debicki (Max Mara Face of the […]

Elizabeth Debicki Has Range—and She’s Not Afraid to Use It

This week is kind of like Debicki’s official L.A. coming-out party. On Wednesday night, the actress will be honored with the annual Women In Film Max Mara Face of the Future Award at the Women In Film Gala, and on Tuesday, she was feted at a Max Mara celebratory cocktail party (with InStyle magazine) at Chateau […]

Cathy Schulman on Fighting for Gender Parity

During Cathy Schulman’s nearly decade-long tenure as Women in Film’s board president, she’s seen massive shifts in gender representation in the entertainment industry. She oversaw WIF’s commissioning of several seminal studies from the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative that quantified gender disparity as well as the nonprofit’s response to industrywide reckoning with workplace sexual harassment and violence against […]

Tonight’s The Night!

Tonight, Women In Film is holding our biggest fundraiser of the year, and I’m so excited to be a part of it. This is my first year on the WIF team, and I’ve been impressed time and time again by the passion and dedication of our staff and Board, Members, and supporters. At the Gala, […]

ReFrame Ambassador Paul Feig to Create Projects for Quibi

The Hollywood director also discussed his activism and alignment with female characters and talent in film and TV. Feig is an ambassador for ReFrame, a nonprofit organization from Women in Film and the Sundance Institute to encourage more women filmmakers in Hollywood. “The whole aim is to break the default setting. It’s that banality of […]

Elizabeth Debicki to be honored alongside “incredible women” at WIF Gala

[Steve McQueen’s WIDOWS] is what caught the attention of Italian label Max Mara, who will honor Debicki with the Women In Film Max Mara Face of the Future Award during Women In Film’s Gala on Wednesday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Amy Baer, Women In Film’s L.A. Board President, said the nonprofit organization, which advocates […]

Presenters Announced for the 2019 Women In Film Annual Gala

Viola Davis, Natasha Lyonne, and Maria Giulia Maramotti added as presenters…

Spotlight On: Cathy Schulman

The 2019 Crystal Award for Advocacy in Entertainment: Cathy Schulman Gala Details As we approach the 2019 Women In Film Annual Gala, we are excited to profile each of our distinguished honorees. We hope that you’ll be able to join us on Wednesday, June 12, for what is sure to be the event of the summer: […]

Spotlight On: Elizabeth Debicki

The 2019 Women In Film Max Mara Face of the Future®: Elizabeth Debicki Photo by Jacopo Raule for Getty Images Gala Details As we approach the 2019 Women In Film Annual Gala, we are excited to profile each of our distinguished honorees. We hope that you’ll be able to join us on Wednesday, June 12, […]

Don’t Miss the Event of the Summer!

We’re just days away from the event we look forward to all year: our Annual Gala to fundraise for the work we do to further gender parity in media, and to celebrate those who are enacting this change. Join us to toast to the future of a balanced entertainment industry alongside others who support this […]

Hollywood Response to Abortion Legislation

“A woman’s right to make choices about her own body is fundamental to her personal and professional well-being,” Kirsten Schaffer, executive director of the nonprofit group Women in Film, told Variety in an exclusive statement. “We support people who make the choice not to take their production to Georgia or take a job in Georgia […]

Spotlight On: Issa Rae

The 2019 Women In Film Emerging Entrepreneur:Issa Rae Photo Credit: Taylor Jewell Gala Details As we approach the 2019 Women In Film Annual Gala, we are excited to profile each of our distinguished honorees. We hope that you’ll be able to join us on Wednesday, June 12, for what is sure to be the event of […]

Spotlight On: Amy Poehler

The 2019 Women In Film Entrepreneur in Entertainment: Amy Poehler Photo Credit: Mary Ellen Matthews Gala Details As we approach the 2019 Women In Film Annual Gala, we are excited to profile each of our distinguished honorees. We hope that you’ll be able to join us on Wednesday, June 12, for what is sure to be […]

Lessons Learned at the WIF Financing Intensive

On Monday and Tuesday of this week, we hosted our annual Financing Intensive at the Paley Center for Media. This lab was designed in 2012 when Women In Film and Sundance Institute partnered to address the most challenging obstacles facing women filmmakers. Our research showed that lack of knowledge about and access to film financing […]

Women In Film to honor Amy Poehler, Issa Rae, Elizabeth Debicki, Cathy Schulman

Women in Film, Los Angeles, have announced four of the five women who will be honored at the newly renamed gala in June. Formerly named the Crystal + Lucy Awards, the Women in Film Gala will award Amy Poehler, Issa Rae, Elizabeth Debicki and Cathy Schulman for their groundbreaking achievements in the entertainment industry that […]

Women In Film’s Crystal + Lucy Awards Gets New Name, Sets 2019 Honorees

Amy Poehler, Issa Rae, Elizabeth Debicki and Cathy Schulman will be honored at this year’s Women In Film Annual Gala, the new name of Women in Film Los Angeles’ annual awards event that had been known as the Crystal + Lucy Awards since 1994…

Announcing the 2019 WIF Annual Gala Honorees!

Dear Women In Film Member, This year, the WIF Board set out to pivot our Annual Gala to highlight community, advocacy, and entrepreneurship. We are thrilled to honor Amy Poehler, Issa Rae, and Cathy Schulman with a new slate of awards that represents the true essence of WIF’s Mission: advocating for and advancing the careers of women in the […]

Women In Film Finishing Fund Submissions Open

Women In Film is accepting applications for the organization’s 2019’s Film Finishing grants, which for the 34th year will award grants in cash and in-kind gifts for films by female directors. The submission period runs through July 14. Recipients will be revealed in November. Submission info […]

Sexual Assault Awareness Month + Denim Day 2019

More than a year has passed since the revelations of sexual harassment, abuse, and assault rocked the entertainment industry. A flurry of press brought shock and pain. Many were surprised to learn about the sheer number of people who have been victimized while working in film and television. But for many others, the numbers were […]

Vote for WIF to Win an LA2050 Grant

Vote for Women In Film to Win an LA2050 Grantfor our Proposed Campus to Career Initiative From 9am PDT on Monday, April 22, 2019 through 5pm PDT on Monday, April 29, 2019, we ask that you cast your vote in the My LA2050 Grants Challenge so that Women In Film can become one of 50 […]

Debuting the WIF Member’s Choice Award

UPDATE AS OF 4/18/19: Voting is now open! Members, click here to log in and select your winner before 5:00pm PDT on Monday, May 6, 2019. Save the date! We’re pleased to announce that the Women In Film Annual Gala will be held on June 12, 2019 at the Beverly Hilton. This night will be […]

Remembering Agnès

This was the first photo I saw of Agnès, and it struck me instantly. A woman operating a camera, standing on a man’s back. I was introduced to her films in my high school French class and decided that I wanted to be a filmmaker as well. This experience, significant in my life, is shared […]

WIF Panel Talks Female Composers

Make yourself aware of the film industry, take initiative, and love what you’re doing. Those were some of the expert tips shared at the speaker series panel hosted by the Women in Film (WIF) advocacy group. WIF hosted their “Female Composers in Film: Balancing the Scales” panel on Wednesday night (March 27), which featured an […]

WIFLA Adds Five to 2019 Board of Directors

Tracy McGrath, Vanessa Morrison, Andrea Nelson Meigs, Syrinthia Studer and Talitha Watkins have been elected to three-year terms. “With the election of these new members, the board gains the valuable expertise of five of our esteemed colleagues in the screen industries,” board president Amy Baer said in a statement. “Each has established herself as an […]

Welcoming New WIF Board Members

Tracy McGrath Senior Physical Production Executive, Amazon Studios Original Movies Vanessa Morrison President, Fox Family Andrea Nelson Meigs Senior Talent and Literary Agent, ICM Partners Syrinthia Studer Executive Vice President of Worldwide Acquisitions, Paramount Pictures Talitha Watkins Motion Picture Talent Agent, Creative Artists Agency March 25, 2019 We’re very excited to announce that the Women […]

WIF Collab Study on State of Diverse TV Writers

Hollywood has been putting weight and focus on diversity and inclusion when it comes to not only acting but directing and writing. Various studios and networks have put their best foot forward to do what they can to move the needle when it moves to representation with various programs — particularly ones that promote diverse […]

WIF Member Pinar Toprak, Composer of CAPTAIN MARVEL

With the March 8 opening of “Captain Marvel,” composer Pinar Toprak becomes the first woman to score a Marvel superhero movie — possibly the most high-profile accomplishment yet for a female in a notoriously male-dominated profession. But the Turkish-born musician isn’t interested in gender comparisons. “No man was ever asked, ‘Do you think you got this action film because […]

Make Your International Women’s Day Marvelous

CAPTAIN MARVEL co-director Anna Boden with fans March is Women’s History Month, and this week a number of women will be making history on-screen and behind the camera when CAPTAIN MARVEL debuts as Marvel Studios’ first movie centered on a female lead. We are excited to support this film and highlight not only the superhero […]

Women’s History Month

On the first day of Women’s History Month, a look back at the history of the early days of Women In Film in 1973. The following is an excerpt from the 2003 book Women Who Run the Show: How a Brilliant and Creative New Generation of Women Stormed Hollywood by WIF President Emerita (1981-82) Mollie Gregory: […]

Reflecting on the 91st Academy Awards

Ruth E. Carter This past weekend’s Academy Awards made headlines for celebrating the most female nominees in the event’s history, and for recognizing the talent of diverse women in front of and behind the camera. Before Sunday night, only one black woman had ever won an Oscar in a non-acting category, when Irene Cara’s “Flashdance… […]

Women In Film Community Reflections: On Allyship and Empathy

“You’re so lucky to be a woman of color right now.” Iterations of this sentiment currently hang over Hollywood like an added layer of plexiglass above the proverbial glass ceiling. Replace “woman of color” with any description of someone who doesn’t identify as a White, cis-gendered, heterosexual, able-bodied male, and it applies – at the […]

Nisha Ganatra Sets Next Directing Gig

Nisha Ganatra, who directed the Sundance darling “Late Night,” is in negotiations to helm Universal and Working Title’s upcoming film “Covers,” sources tell Variety. Not much is known about the project, written by first-time screenwriter Flora Greeson, other than it being a romance set in the Los Angeles music world. Working Title’s Tim Bevan and […]

WIF Film Finishing Fund Grantee’s HBO Premiere

John Legend was joined by Salt-N-Pepa’s Cheryl “Salt” James and Sandra “Pepa” Denton and The Real host Jeannie Mai at the Avalon on Wednesday night for the premiere of HBO’s new documentary United Skates. The film documents the history and impact of roller rinks that catered to African-American skaters and the unique culture and skating […]

No female director nominees; What we’re doing about it

When you look at the 2019 Oscars class of best director nominees, you have Spike Lee, Pawel Pawlikowski, Yorgos Lanthimos, Alfonso Cuaron and Adam McKay. They are all deserving of praise and acclaim for their films this past year, but not a single one is female. You may think this might just be a down […]

Board Member Hannah Minghella to Oversee TV at TriStar

TriStar Pictures president Hannah Minghella is expanding her purview to include oversight of TriStar Television. The move reflects a mandate from Sony Corp’s new CEO Kenichiro Yoshida to foster synergy across all of Sony’s streams of business. As an executive known for strong literary instincts, Minghella already has been working informally with the TV division, […]

LATE NIGHT by Nisha Ganatra Sold for $13M to Amazon Studios

Amazon Studios chief Jennifer Sales on the record setting Late Night deal: “Mindy Kaling has crafted the rare film that is both entertaining and powerful,” said Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios. “The moment the lights came up after the premiere, we knew Late Night is a film our viewers will love and talk about. […]

Women In Film’s Finishing Fund Unveils 2018 Grant Recipients

Nine grantees were selected from 390 feature-length narrative films, documentaries and shorts, submitted from 22 countries. Women In Film, Los Angeles on Wednesday announced the recipients of its 33rd annual Film Finishing Fund. The nine grantees were chosen from 390 feature-length narrative films, documentaries and shorts that were submitted from 22 countries. The Film Finishing […]

WIFLA + Women and Hollywood Launch #RememberTheLadies

Women In Film LA and Women and Hollywood have joined forces for a social media campaign to support women directors that will launch Sunday, Jan. 6. The campaign, which is entitled #RememberTheLadies, is designed to run until Jan. 14, and the timing of this campaign is no coincidence. January 6 marks the 2019 Golden Globe ceremony, and the […]

Six Female-Facing Titles Join Welle Entertainment Slate

Former Women in Film president Cathy Schulman, now president/CEO of Welle Entertainment, doesn’t only talk the talk but is walking the walk about getting more female-strong projects into the pipeline. The executive and producer has been on a buying spree of late, acquiring six new, female-facing IP titles which are being developing for both film […]

WIF Chosen Among 18 Groups to Get $20M As Part of Moonves Exit

CBS Corp. on Friday detailed which women’s advocacy groups would get portions of the $20 million that it had previously said it would be donating as part of its separation agreement with former CEO Leslie Moonves. Those groups include the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund, RAINN, the National Women’s Law Center and others. Joe Ianniello […]

‘Bless This Mess’ by WIF Board Member Lake Bell Picked up by ABC!

Single-camera comedy Bless This Mess has been picked up to series by ABC. I hear the show, starring Lake Bell and Dax Shepard, has received a six-episode order to air this coming midseason. Bless This Mess, created/executive produced by Bell and Elizabeth Meriwether (Single Parents, New Girl), originated at 20th Century Fox TV and was […]

Screenplay by WIF Mentee Savion Einstein to Star Constance Wu

Crazy Rich Asians star Constance Wu is in talks to star in an untitled romantic comedy for Screen Gems. Kimmy Gatewood, who plays one of the Old Bitties wrestlers on Netflix’s GLOW, is in talks to make her feature directorial debut on the project, which is being produced by Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman via […]

BRIAN BANKS, Produced by Amy Baer, gets Release Date!

Bleecker Street has partnered with ShivHans Pictures for the release of Brian Banks, the true story about an All-American football player who went to prison for a crime he did not commit. Directed by Tom Shadyac, the pic premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival, where it picked up the Audience Award. It will bow […]

The 62 Recipients of the ReFrame Stamp for TV!

The path to parity in television has been a slow one. Women comprised only 27% of key decision-making behind-the-scenes roles, from show creators to directors, writers, producers, editors and directors of photography, for the 2017-18 season, according to the Boxed In report from the Center for the Study of Women in Television & Film at […]

Pose with Purpose – Get a New Headshot and Support WIF! (Oct 30, ’18 – Feb 28,’19)

Now through the end of February 2019, MAB STUDIO Portraits will give Women In Film members $50 off a full Headshot Experience session (regularly $299) or Creative Portrait Session (regularly $500) and make a $50 donation to Women In Film. Sessions must be booked in advance, with a 24-hour cancellation policy, and may not be […]

Gender Parity (Italian Style) with ReFrame! 

During a panel on the final day of the MIA Market in Rome, our Executive Director Kirsten Schaffer and ReFrame Ambassador Paul Feig presented the tools of ReFrame with co-hosts Women in Film, TV & Media Italia.

WIF Board President Named on Elle’s The Power List!

Women In Film Board President Amy Baer is on Elle’s 2018 Women In Hollywood Power List! This year’s Power List celebrates 12 women and gender-nonconforming folks who are making that change happen from the inside out.

2018 INSIGHT Participants

GHETTO FILM SCHOOL ROSTER PARTICIPANTS ALEJANDRA ARAUJO A Native New Yorker from Queens with Colombian roots, Alejandra Araujo is a filmmaker, artist and all-around creative. She graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and loves directing, writing and shooting. She has previously partnered with Google, Tribeca Film Institute, MTV, Funny or Die, […]

Women In Film and Ghetto Film School Partner to Expand the Hollywood Pipeline

Women In Film and Ghetto Film School Partner to Expand the Hollywood Pipeline Los Angeles, California, September 26, 2018 – Women In Film Los Angeles (WIF) and Ghetto Film School (GFS) have partnered to elevate the careers of emerging women of color filmmakers. Beginning in Fall 2018, six participants of Ghetto Film School’s ROSTER program […]

ReFrame’s Newly Certified Gender-Balanced Films

ReFrame — a coalition of industry leaders founded by Women in Film and the Sundance Institute — and IMDBPro announced on Tuesday nearly two dozen films to be certified for their gender-balanced productions. Reframe launched the data initiative in an effort to recognize and promote gender-balanced films and television shows. The collaboration relies on data from IMDBPro to […]

WIF Signs Open Letter for Transgender Representation

Nearly four dozen production companies, talent agencies, film studios, and advocacy groups have announced their support for expanded LGBTQ representation, calling on Hollywood to use its soft power to tell authentic stories. In an open letter published exclusively in Variety, GLAAD and 5050by2020 — a strategic initiative within the Time’s Up organization — urged networks […]

2019 WIF | Black List Writing Labs

    The applications to the 2019 Black List and Women In Film Writers Programs are live!     2019 Feature Residency This year, we’re thrilled to announce that the Black List and Women In Film will invite six promising non-professional screenwriters who identify as women to participate in a one year residency, kicking off […]

Announcing First Recipients of ReFrame Gender Parity Stamp

In addition, Amazon, HBO and Ryan Murphy Productions are among 25 companies and organizations to pledge to become ReFrame Partners. A little over a year after the unveiling of ReFrame, an ambitious coalition of more than 50 top-level industry executives and creatives committed to achieving gender parity in Hollywood, the supergroup is ready to announce […]

Press Releases

03/20 Women In Film, Los Angeles Announces 34th Annual Film Finishing Fund Recipients

02/20 ReFrame and IMDbPro Award a Record 26 ReFrame Stamp Recipients from the Top 100 Grossing Films of 2019

02/20 Women In Film and MaxMara Announce Gemma Chan as the Recipient of the 2020 Women In Film Max Mara Face of the Future Award®

02/20 Is Inclusion a Box Office Boost? How much does inclusion influence a film’s financial performance? A new study sheds light on the factors that make money and what matters most.

01/20 Women In Film, Los Angeles Adds Four New Members to the 2020 Board of Directors

01/20 ReFrame Announces that the ReFrame Stamp for Gender-Balanced Scripted Series is Being Awarded to 21 of the Top 100 Most Popular TV and Streaming Shows from 2018-2019. Shows Meeting the Criteria from the Past Two Seasons Include “Fleabag,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “GLOW,” “The Act,” and “The Walking Dead”

01/20 Captivating Content: Delta’s In-House Startup and Studio Partnerships Will Make You Wish Your Flight Was Longer

09/19 Women In Film, Los Angeles Hosting Inaugural Showcase of Film Finishing Fund Recipients as Part of Stella Artois Grant Program; Event to Feature Female Filmmakers’ Socially-Conscious Fare

08/19 Women In Film Sexual Harassment HELP LINE to Expand Services to New York State

07/19 The Black List and Women In Film, Los Angeles Announce Participants and Mentors for 2019 Feature Programs

06/19 Women In Film and Pepperdine University Partner on ENTREPRENEURIAL PATHWAYS, a New Initiative to Improve Funding for Women-led Businesses in the Screen Industries

06/19 Women In Film, Los Angeles Celebrated the 2019 Women In Film Annual Gala

06/19 Presenters Announced for the 2019 Women In Film Annual Gala: Viola Davis, Natasha Lyonne, and Maria Giulia Maramotti Added as Presenters

05/19 Women In Film, Los Angeles Announces 2019 Annual Gala Honorees: Amy Poehler, Issa Rae, Elizabeth Debicki, and Cathy Schulman

04/19 Women In Film Finishing Fund Applications Open

03/19 Women In Film Los Angeles Adds Five New Members to the 2019 Board of Directors

02/19 Women In Film and Max Mara Announce Elizabeth Debicki as the Recipient of the 2019 Women In Film Max Mara Face of the Future Award®

06/18 Honoring Women of BLACK PANTHER at the Crystal + Lucy Awards®

06/18 2018 Announcing New Women In Film Board President, Producer Amy Baer

06/18 First ReFrame Stamp Recipients Announced

06/18 2018 Announcing New Women In Film Board President, Producer Amy Baer

05/18 2018 Crystal + Lucy Honorees Announced

01/18 Women In Film Finishing Fund Recipients Announced

09/17 Trailblazing Women In Film

07/17 Women In Film & The Black List Launch Inaugural Feature Film Lab

05/17 Women In Film Finishing Fund Applications

05/17 Women In Film 2017 Crystal + Lucy Awards ©

02/17 Women In Film, Sundance Institute and 50 Hollywood Leaders Launch ReFrame to Create Sustainable Gender Equity in Film and Television

11/16 2016 Film Finishing Winners Announced (Updated 12/16)

07/16 2016 Systemic Change Project Director Alison Emilio Announced

07/16 WIF/Blacklist Episodic Lab Participants Announced


05/16 WIF Announces Music Committee

03/16 Women In Film/The Black List Announce Writers Lab

01/16 Women In Film/Sundance Grants Announced

12/15 Film Finishing Fund Recipients Announced

12/15 WIF-Sundance Systemic Change Project

06/15 TCM and WIF Announce Partnership

04/15 WIF-Sundance Groundbreaking Study

03/15 2015 Crystal + Lucy Award ® Nominees