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ReFrame Rise Expands to Cinematographers With Second Cohort (Exclusive)

In June 2019, the gender-parity industry coalition ReFrame unveiled Rise, its two-year program to support the continuation of mid-level female directors’ careers. After a slight pandemic-affected delay, ReFrame Rise has now returned with its second cohort, which expands to include cinematographers. Each woman will be matched with a career coach and a team of industry […]

Women in Film, Google Reveal Inaugural Fellows for Short-Film Lab (Exclusive)

Three short films will see the light of day thanks to a new program from Women in Film, Los Angeles. The WIF Shorts Lab has revealed the inaugural filmmakers who will receive mentorship from the organization’s members (including producers Kira Carstensen and Alexandra Perez and line producer Martha Cronin) as well as funding support from […]

Women in Film Launches Shorts Lab in Partnership With Google, Jury Members Including Lake Bell

Women In Film, Los Angeles (WIF) has partnered with Google to expand opportunities for women and nonbinary filmmakers by launching the WIF Shorts Lab. Sponsored by Google, the program will provide three filmmaking teams with the funds and support to produce a short film. In doing so, emerging writers, directors, creative producers and line producers […]

Tokyo: Female Directors on Their Craft and the Challenges of Being a Working Mother

Two working filmmaker mothers, Japan’s Yukiko Sode and Indonesia’s Kamila Andini, talked about their craft and the particular challenges they face in an industry not known for its family-friendly working environments as part of the Conversation Series at the Tokyo International Film Festival. The talk was one of the series of events at the Asia […]

Tokyo Festival Honors Japan’s Pioneering 1950s Female Filmmaker Kinuyo Tanaka

Tokyo International Film Festival is screening four of the six films directed by Kinuyo Tanaka, a screen legend who then broke ground as Japan’s first female director in the postwar era. Born in 1909, Tanaka made her debut aged just 15 for Shochiku, which she would work with until she became a free agent after […]

Events of the Week: ‘The Tender Bar,’ Women in Film Honors and More

As Hollywood events return to full force in New York and Los Angeles amid the coronavirus pandemic, here’s a look at the week’s biggest premieres, parties and openings, including The Tender Bar, Dopesick, Women in Film Honors and the New York Film Festival. The Tender Bar Ben Affleck and George Clooney reunited at Sunday’s L.A. […]

Zendaya, Jean Smart Recognized at Women in Film Honors

On Wednesday night, the Women in Film Honors: Trailblazers of the New Normal recognized three of this year’s top female creative partnerships, with Jean Smart and Hannah Einbinder (Hacks), Marlee Matlin and Sian Heder (CODA), and Zendaya and Ashley Levinson (Malcolm and Marie). The gala, held at the newly opened Academy Museum of Motion Pictures […]

Jane Fonda, Zazie Beetz and Jenny Yang Join Women in Film Honors Gala

Jane Fonda and Zazie Beetz will be honored Wednesday during Women in Film’s WIF Honors gala while Jenny Yang has also joined the program to host. Billed as “Trailblazers of the New Normal,” the event will be held at the newly opened Academy Museum. Fonda will be on hand as the organization debuts the Jane […]

Women in Film Rebrands Crystal + Lucy Awards, Announces Honorees Including Zendaya, Jean Smart

Women in Film is giving a bit of a makeover to its long-running Crystal + Lucy Awards. The Los Angeles-based organization announced today that the annual event will now be called WIF Honors and the first installment will be introduced Oct. 6 at the Academy Museum where three pairs of Hollywood standouts will be honored: […]

Women in Film Reveals Participants for Inaugural Emerging Producers Program

Women in Film, Los Angeles has announced the roster for its inaugural Emerging Producers Program. The one-year course — open to women and nonbinary individuals who are early in their producing careers — offers master classes, mentorship, insight into the fundamentals of creative and physical production, the various tracks producers can take, and how to […]