Women Make Movies
A multicultural, multiracial, nonprofit media arts organization which facilitates the production, promotion, distribution, and exhibition of independent films and videotapes by and about women.
Women in Film
A professional organization founded in Los Angeles in 1973 with the commitment to recognize, develop, and promote women in the film industry.
Alliance of Women Directors
The purpose of this organization is to provide a community of peers for mutual support and to further the art, craft and visibility of women directors in the film and television industry.
Movies by Women
The goals of this organization are to increase the number of women directors working in film, television or other media, and to build an audience for women directed films. This site hosts the The First Weekenders Group that encourages movie-goers to attend films made by women filmmakers on opening weekend. The site also offers podcasts with women filmmakers and scholars.
Women’s Media Center
The mission of WMC is to ensure that women and women’s experiences are reflected in the media. The site features stories about women in the news and sponsors advocacy campaigns on behalf of women.
Professional Organization of Women in Entertainment Reaching UP
Realizing the need for a professional organization for women to unite, create, share, grow, learn, give and belong, POWER UP was created. Designed as a networking group, POWER UP and its membership of talented, successful and powerful women represent all fields of entertainment, with occupations as diverse as the women themselves, but with the common goal of unity.
Women and Hollywood
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.
The Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film
Through its research and programs, The Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film documents, explores, and celebrates the accomplishments of directors, writers, producers, cinematographers, and editors — who happen to be women — and encourages more women to pursue careers in these important storytelling roles.
The mission of this media literacy organization is to equip girls and women with the tools to understand and resist harmful media messages that affect self-esteem and body image.
Girls, Women + Media Project
This organization works to increase awareness of how pop culture and media represent, effect, employ, and serve girls and women.
American Women in Radio and Television
The AWRT has chapters throughout the country and supports women in electronic media through education and advocacy.