Women In Film kicked off Oscar weekend March 10 with its cocktail party presented by sponsors Johnnie Walker, Max Mara and Mercedes-Benz. The party honored all 65 women, in front of and behind the camera, who were nominated for an Academy Award this year. It is the only event throughout awards season that celebrates all the women nominated for Oscars.
Since 2007, the annual event has celebrated the belief that collaboration between women, behind and in front of the camera, is the best way to ensure more films are made by and for women. Co-hosted by Oscar-winning producer and WIF Board President Emerita Cathy Schulman, Oscar-winning actor Marlee Matlin and director and Oscar-winning screenwriter Siân Heder, the event was held at NeueHouse Hollywood.
“Being the first is a significant moment for the advancement in equality, as several of this year’s nominees know well,” Matlin said. “Women In Film was the first organization founded by a group of women who want to make a difference for gender equality in Hollywood. The work that Women In Film and all the advocates for equality do is so important because one day we want to stop celebrating firsts.”
NeueHouse Hollywood is located at 6121 Sunset Blvd. For information on Women In Film, visit womeninfilm.org.
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