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Number of Women Oscar Nominees Remains Low

| January 16, 2014

The nominees for the 86th Academy Awards were announced this morning and as we have for the past two years the Women’s Media Center looked at the number of women who were nominated for awards across all non-performance categories. More »

Using Student-Made Films to Confront Campus Sexual Assault

Using Student-Made Films to Confront Campus Sexual Assault

| November 6, 2013

Student filmmakers and their professors at five far-flung colleges have united to create a diverse collection of short films to promote campus sexual assault awareness and prevention. So far, the films have reached 400 additional schools, and counting. More »

Oscars, Hollywood, Sexism and Women

| February 25, 2013

It’s clear it was the women rocked the Oscars telecast but when the time came to hand out statuettes, it was still the men who took home all the prizes. More »

Women Missing From Oscar Nominations

| January 10, 2013

The nominees for the 85th Academy Awards have been released and once again it’s women who’ve been left out of the picture. More »

Where Are the Women at the Oscars: The Stats

| February 23, 2012

Got your Oscar scorecards ready? The Women Media Center has ours: Here’s the “scorecard” of women nominated for 84th Annual Academy Awards. More »

Kicking It on Kickstarter!

Kicking It on Kickstarter!

| January 13, 2012

The powerful coming-of-age film “Pariah” is currently playing to critical acclaim. Its post-production story demonstrates the crowdfunding potential of Kickstarter for women filmmakers. More »

The Feminists Keepin’ it reel @ Sundance

The Feminists Keepin’ it reel @ Sundance

January 28, 2011

Out of the Ash Cloud: An Al Jazeera Festival Premiere

| September 9, 2010

An American filmmaker reflects on screening her documentary on Muslim women religious leaders at the Al Jazeera International Documentary Film Festival in Qatar. More »

The Lilly Awards Honor Women in Theatre

The Lilly Awards Honor Women in Theatre

| June 3, 2010

Preempting the male bastion that dominates the Tony Awards, supporters of women playwrights took matters into their own hands, as Women and Hollywood blogger Melissa Silverstein explains. More »