The #WiMCrewList started as a simple open source Google Doc to facilitate finding women for film crews. In a matter of months there were thousands of women in 26 departments, all over the world. There is no longer an excuse not to hire women.
Due to the popularity of the list, and women getting hired from it, we decided to aim higher. We wanted the list to be an attractive and searchable way for studios as well as indies to #HireTheseWomen. We transitioned from the Google doc to the database in 2017 and have been getting thousands of women hired, above and below the line. We expanded our services to include more networking events, education, and initiatives with the goal of seeing 40% – 60% women in every crew, every department, every show.
We host professional development panels and events, as well as screenings and #WiMLounge parties at film festivals. All genders are welcome.
Membership for women includes special privileges such as member profiles, networking events, vendor and film festival discounts, professional development opportunities, and ability to apply for #HireTheseWomen lunches.
Anyone can participate in our networking events by purchasing a la cart tickets. We encourage our male friends and colleagues to come to our events and #HireTheseWomen.