Press Releases

2024

WIF Elects Victoria Alonso, Tara Duncan, Bianca Levin, Jen Hollingsworth, Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, and Jurnee Smollett to Its 2024 Board Directors (06/2024)

WIF Celebrated the 2024 Women Oscar® Nominees at the 17th Annual WIF Oscar Party (03/2024)

17th Annual Oscar® Party Celebrating the 2024 Women Oscar Nominees – Presented by Max Mara, and Sponsored by ShivHans Pictures and Johnnie Walker (03/2024)

WIF Launches Action50 Campaign to Spur Gender Equity in Hollywood (01/2024)

2023

WIF Announces 2023 Honorees (10/2023)

WIF Announces Screening Series Highlighting Iconic Films and Television Series Made By Women Over The Last 50 Years In Honor of Organization’s 50th Anniversary (06/2023)

The Black List and WIF Announce 2023 Episodic Lab Participants (03/2023)

WIF Celebrated the 2023 Women Oscar® Nominees at the 16th Annual WIF Oscar Party (03/2023)

ReFrame and IMDbPro Announce 2022 ReFrame Stamp Film Recipients; 29 of the 100 Most Popular Films of 2022 Meet ReFrame Criteria for Gender-Balanced Production Including Everything Everywhere All At Once, The Woman King, and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever | Report reveals entertainment production hiring levels for women have flatlined in the last four years, following a 125% jump between 2017–2019 (03/2023)

16th Annual WIF Oscar® Party Celebrating the 2023 Women Oscar Nominees Hosted by Siân Heder, Marlee Matlin, and Cathy Schulman (02/2023)

2022

WIF Celebrated the 2022 WIF Honors Recognizing Women “Forging Forward” in Entertainment; Quinta Brunson, Dede Gardner, Jodi Kantor, Carey Mulligan, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Katie Silberman, Megan Twohey, and Olivia Wilde Received Crystal Awards for Advocacy; Lili Reinhart Accepted WIF Max Mara Face of the Future Award®; Jane Fonda Presented Jane Fonda Humanitarian Award (10/2022)

WIF Announces Dede Gardner, Jodi Kantor, Carey Mulligan, Lili Reinhart, and Megan Twohey Among 2022 Honorees; Da’Vine Joy Randolph to Host Event (09/2022)

WIF and Max Mara Announce Lili Reinhart as the Recipient of the 2022 WIF Max Mara Face of the Future Award® (09/2022)

WIF Announces 2022 Honorees: Quinta Brunson, Michaela Coel, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Katie Silberman, and Olivia Wilde; Presenters to Include Viola Davis, Jane Fonda, and Sheryl Lee Ralph (09/2022)

ReFrame Launches REFRAME RISE Accelerator for Mid-Career Women Directors and Cinematographers in Partnership with Netflix’s Creative Equity Fund (07/2022)

ReFrame and IMDbPro Award 94 TV and Streaming Series the ReFrame Stamp for Gender-Balanced Hiring, Including Euphoria, Bridgerton, Severance, and Reservation Dogs (07/2022)

WIF and The Black List Announce Participants for 2022 Feature Residency (06/2022)

Think Tank for Inclusion & Equity, a Sponsored Project of WIF, Releases Report on Inclusion & Equity in TV Writing (05/2022)

WIF Celebrated the 2022 Women Oscar® Nominees at the 15th Annual WIF Oscar Party (03/2022)

WIF and Google Announce Inaugural Shorts Lab Filmmaking Fellows (03/2022)

15th Annual WIF Oscar® Party Celebrating the 2022 Women Oscar Nominees – Presented by Max Mara, Charlotte Tilbury Beauty, and Heineken, with Additional Support from IMDbPro and Tequila Don Julio – Co-Hosted by Oscar-Winners H.E.R. and Cathy Schulman (03/2022)

ReFrame and IMDbPro Release Report on Gender-Balanced Hiring in the Top 100 Films of 2021 on the First Day of Women’s History Month (03/2022)

WIF Announces Entrepreneurial Pathways Initiative: Releases Study Highlighting Grave Disparities in Funding for Women Entrepreneurs in the Screen Industries (01/2022)

2021

WIF and Google Announce Partnership: Inaugural WIF x Google Shorts Program to Fund Three Short Films (11/2021)

Black List and WIF Announce 2021 Episodic Lab Participants from a Record Number of Submissions (10/2021)

WIF Celebrated the 2021 WIF Honors Celebrating Trailblazers of the New Normal: Jane Fonda Accepted Inaugural Jane Fonda Humanitarian Award | Marlee Matlin and Siân Heder, Jean Smart and Hannah Einbinder, and Zendaya and Ashley Levinson Received Crystal Awards | Zazie Beetz Accepted WIF Max Mara Face of the Future Award® in Video from Milan Fashion Week (10/2021)

WIF Announces Jane Fonda and Zazie Beetz Among 2021 Honorees, Jenny Yang to Host Event (10/2021)

WIF Announces 2021 Honorees: Hannah Einbinder, Siân Heder, Ashley Levinson, Marlee Matlin, Jean Smart, and Zendaya • WIF Honors Celebrating Trailblazers of the New Normal Held October 6 at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles (09/2021)

ReFrame and IMDbPro Announce Record-Breaking 2020–2021 ReFrame TV Stamp Recipients, Including WandaVision, Bridgerton, Lovecraft Country, and Pose (07/2021)

Women’s Financing Intensive, from WIF & Sundance Institute, Elevates Twelve Feature Projects with Tailored Support (07/2021)

WIF to Host Inaugural #VoteForWomen TV Summit (06/2021)

The Black List and WIF Announce Participants for 2021 Feature Residency (06/2021)

WIF Launches Inaugural Emerging Producers Program (06/2021)

2020

Women In Film Chapters Open Applications for the Hire Her Back Fund; Grants Will Support Women Whose Careers in Entertainment Were Adversely Impacted by COVID-19 (10/2020)

The Black List and WIF Announce Participants and Mentors for Episodic and Feature Labs, Completing 2020 Class (09/2020)

ReFrame TV Stamp Awardees Up By 57% from the 2018–19 Season: 33 of Top 100 2019–20 Shows (With a Combined 136 Emmy Nominations) #GetStamped Including GLOW, Killing Eve, Little Fires Everywhere, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Normal People, Star Trek: Picard, and Watchmen (09/2020)

Hillary Rodham Clinton and Sheryl Crow to Join The CW Network’s Broadcast of “Women In Film Presents: Make it Work!” (08/2020)

WIF Announces the Hire Her Back Initiative Urging Equity in Hiring as the Screen Industries Return to Production (06/2020)

The Black List and WIF Announce Participants for 2020 Feature Residency (06/2020)

WIF, ReFrame, and IMDbPro Launch Curbside Shorts—Two-Minute Filmmaking Challenge to Connect and Support the Creative Community During the COVID-19 Crisis; Support Provided by MPA for COVID-19 Relief (05/2020)

WIF Announces 34th Annual Film Finishing Fund Recipients (03/2020)

WIF Announces INSIGHT Fellows for 2020; The Program Supports Women of Color Filmmakers (03/2020)

WIF and Max Mara Announce Gemma Chan as the Recipient of the 2020 WIF Max Mara Face of the Future Award® (02/2020)

ReFrame and IMDbPro Award a Record 26 ReFrame Stamp Recipients from the Top 100 Grossing Films of 2019 (02/2020)

WIF L.A. Adds Four New Members to the 2020 Board of Directors (01/2020)

13th Annual WIF Oscar® Party Celebration Honoring the 2020 Female Oscar Nominees (01/2020)

Delta Air Lines Expanding Diverse Entertainment Through Industry-first ReFrame Partnership (01/2020)

2019

ReFrame Rise Announces the 34 Leading Industry Executives Serving as Sponsors for its Inaugural Directors Program Created to Address the Ongoing Underrepresentation of Women in Top Film Directing Jobs (10/2019)

The Black List and WIF Announce Participants and Mentors for 2019 Episodic Program (10/2019)

WIF Hosting Inaugural Showcase of Film Finishing Fund Recipients as Part of Stella Artois Grant Program (09/2019)

WIF Sexual Harassment Help Line to Expand Services to New York State (08/2019)

WIF and Pepperdine University Partner on Entrepreneurial Pathways, a New Initiative to Improve Funding for Women-Led Businesses in the Screen Industries (06/2019)