USC School of Cinematic Arts

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Hollywomen is a new platform exploring the legacy, chronicling the present and anticipating the future of women and diversity in the film industry.

It offers news, interviews, profiles, spotlights, historical perspectives & research, resources and dedicated tools for & about filmmakers.

Women in Film (WIF)

Women In Film is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping women achieve their highest potential within the global entertainment, communications and media industries and to preserving the legacy of women within those industries.

Founded in 1973, Women In Film and its Women In Film Foundation provide for members an extensive network of contacts, educational programs, scholarships, film finishing funds and grants, access to employment opportunities, mentorships and numerous practical services in support of this mission.


Next Gen Femmes

Next Gen Femmes's mission is to foster a community of young female professionals to build successful leaders in the entertainment industry.

Their purpose is to recognize that success in the entertainment industry comes not only from practical experience, but also from substantial relationship building. Therefore, one of the main purposes of the organization is to provide a platform for networking and a foundation for building these crucial relationships. 


Alliance of Women Directors

Alliance of Women Directors, established in 1997, is the only organization solely dedicated to education, support and advocacy for women directors in the entertainment industry. Each member has achieved professional status by having directed at least one long or short-form narrative film, television program, documentary, commercial or new media program that has been recognized by the creative community. 

The organization fosters a community of professionals to advance the art, craft and visibility of women directors in the world of film, television and new media.  AWD is dedicated to create opportunity for women's voices in our industry, because we believe it is vital that stories are told from all perspectives.  ‚Äč


Women and Hollywood | Indiewire

Melissa Silverstein is a writer, blogger and marketing consultant with an expertise in the area of social media regarding women and Hollywood. She is the founder and editor of Women and Hollywood, one of the most respected sites for issues related to women and film as well as other areas of pop culture. She is the Artistic Director and co-founder of the Athena Film Festival – A Celebration of Women and Leadership at Barnard College in NYC.

Her site also has an incredible list of resources with links to a variety of great writers.


The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

Founded in 2004 by Academy Award®-winning actor and advocate Geena Davis, the Institute and its programming arm, See Jane, are at the forefront of changing female portrayals and gender stereotypes in children's media and entertainment. The Institute is uniquely positioned to spotlight gender inequalities at every media and entertainment company through cutting-edge research, education, training, strategic guidance and advocacy programs. Their mission is to work within the entertainment industry to dramatically alter how girls and women are reflected in media.