Turner Classic Movies and Women in Film Los Angeles Form Partnership

Each October, the cable channel will present programming about women, past and present, in the film industry.

Turner Classic Movies and Women In Film Los Angeles have struck a multi-year partnership to raise awareness about the lack of gender equality in the film industry and to celebrate the achievements of those women who do succeed.

Beginning in fall of 2015, TCM will kick off a three-year commitment that calls for an on-air programming initiative each October that will focus on the historical contributions of women working behind the camera, shine a spotlight on the current lack of women in positions of power in the film business and promote resources that will help women more fully participate in the industry.

Women in Film Los Angeles will partner with TCM throughout this programming initiative by offering research and resources that illuminate the current roles women play in the film industry and promote tools to assist women filmmakers in furthering their careers and the art form. 

“The issue of gender inequality in the film industry is both timely and immensely important to shine a light on, and through this programming effort TCM is proactively taking a deeper look at the role of women in our industry as well as providing insight and resources to inspire more women filmmakers,” said Jennifer Dorian, general manager of TCM. “We’re thrilled to partner with such a well-respected organization as Women in Film in order to address and promote the empowerment of women in our industry.”

 “For years, I have dreamed of having a network reach out to our organization with a true interest in our advocacy and the ability to collaborate on programming that will reach audiences everywhere. Now, thanks to TCM, that dream is real,” said WIF president Cathy Schulman.