Press Releases


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)