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5050BY2020

5050by2020 is an intersectional initiative of the Time’s Up movement incubated at the Center for Cultural Power. We empower artists and storytellers to change the game in Hollywood and beyond, with an emphasis on supporting transgender, disabled, sex worker and undocumented writers working in television and film.

www.5050by2020.com

gina@5050by2020.com

Donations will support: Donations directly support our Fellowships and Cohorts for writers of color, transgender and nonbinary, disabled and/or undocumented/formerly undocumented writers.

Donate here: https://site.5050by2020.com/donate

ACCESSIBLE HOLLYWOOD

A movement dedicated to inclusion and accessibility of people with disabilities in mass media and entertainment

www.accessiblehollywood.com

info@accessiblehollywood.com

Donations will support: Creating digital contact to promote accessibility in Hollywood, and events for entertainment professionals with disabilities to network and gain skills and knowledge to advance disability inclusion in Hollywood

Donate here: https://www.paypal.me/TatianaL419

ACLU OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

ACLU SoCal protects civil liberties, civil rights, and equal justice in California. ACLU SoCal advocates for civil rights enforcement in Hollywood and provides technical assistance and resources to increase equal opportunity for women, people of color, and disabled people seeking employment in Hollywood.

www.aclusocal.org

https://www.aclusocal.org/en/contact-us

Donations will support: Civil rights and civil liberties advocacy in the courts, state and local legislatures, organizing, civic engagement and coalition building.

Donate here: https://action.aclu.org/give/support-aclu-socal?ms_aff=CS&initms_aff=CS&ms=website_footer&initms=website_footer&ms_chan=web&initms_chan=web

ADVOCATES FOR INCLUSION MEDIA

Advocates for Inclusion in Media is a group of leaders working to create environments that allow underrepresented people feel comfortable communicating their positive and negative experiences, failures, successes and their solutions for navigating a career in the media industry.

www.aimcoalition.org

https://www.aimcoalition.org/contact-us

Donations will support: The donations would go toward events that we throw in support of our members.

Donate here: Please go to the website and email the address proved in the contact section of the website

ALLIANCE FOR WOMEN FILM COMPOSERS

We are a community of composers and colleagues who strive to support and celebrate the work of women composers through advocacy and education. This visibility is important to herald in equality amongst our industry and bring diverse voices to film, television, video games and multimedia projects.

www.theawfc.com

info@theawfc.com

Donations will support: Donations go towards the continued advocacy and education work to help elevate women composers.

Donate here: https://www.theawfc.com/sponsors/

ALLIANCE OF WOMEN DIRECTORS

AWD is committed to increasing the number of working women-identifying directors by: Providing education and professional support for members in the form of hands-on craft enrichment, mentorship, and education; Developing and leveraging relationships with industry partners; Partnering with like-minded organizations to increase our reach and impact

www.allianceofwomendirectors.org

https://www.allianceofwomendirectors.org/contact/

Donations will support: All donations go to support Alliance of Women Director programs providing community building, professional development, and craft enrichment opportunities women directors need to sustain successful careers.

Donate here: https://www.allianceofwomendirectors.org/donate/

ARTHOUSE CONVERGENCE

The Art House Convergence is an association dedicated to advancing excellence and sustainability in community-based, mission-driven media exhibition. Each year our annual conference, regional seminars, and programs provide networking opportunities, educational resources, and define best practices for hundreds of theaters and festivals.

https://www.arthouseconvergence.org/

info@arthouseconvergence.org

ATLANTA FILM SOCIETY

Founded in 1976, the Atlanta Film Society (ATLFS) is one of the oldest and largest organizations dedicated to the promotion and education of film in the United States. Enriching the community through screenings, classes, workshops and other events year-round, the chief operation of ATLFS is the Academy-Award Qualifying Atlanta Film Festival.

http://www.atlantafilmsociety.org/

http://www.atlantafilmsociety.org/contact

Donations will support: Our mission is to connect, educate, and engage audiences with the creative industry by supporting artists and providing a platform for their work. We champion cultural discovery, foster artistic growth, and advocate for diverse voices in film and media arts, both locally and worldwide. As a non-profit, donations help make all of this possible.

Donate here: http://www.atlantafilmsociety.org/donate

BLUE COLLAR POST COLLECTIVE

The Blue Collar Post Collective is an accessible and focused grassroots initiative supporting emerging talent in post production worldwide. By making education and mentorship opportunities accessible, we make the motion picture industry more accessible and inclusive.

www.bluecollarpostcollective.com

info@bluecollarpostcollective.com

Donations will support: Over 80% of our revenue supports a program that sends low-income post-production workers to industry events that would otherwise be out of reach.

Donate here: http://www.bluecollarpostcollective.com/give

CHICANA DIRECTORS INITIATIVE

CDI creates a solid foundation of Latina Directors and Latina DPs and successfully immerse the members into sustainable careers in the entertainment industry with fair representation and equal pay.

www.chicanadirectorsinitiative.org

phoenix@chicanadirectorsinitiative.org

Donations will support: Support goes to camera packages, g&e equipment, and first-tier film festival submissions.

Donate here: phoenix@chicanadirectorsinitiative.org

CHICKEN & EGG PICTURES

Chicken & Egg Pictures supports women nonfiction filmmakers whose artful and innovative storytelling catalyzes social change.

www.chickeneggspics.org

By emailing info@chickeneggpics.org or following us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter at @chickeneggpics!

Donations will support: Since 2005, Chicken & Egg Pictures has awarded $7 million in grants and thousands of hours of creative mentorship to over 300 filmmakers. Films supported by Chicken & Egg Pictures have won numerous awards, including Academy and Emmy Awards, but more importantly, they have resulted in change for the issues they address

Donate here: https://chickeneggpics.org/support/

CINEFEMME

Founded in 2003, Cinefemme is a 501-(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides fiscal sponsorship, project support, mentorship, community and other programs for diverse women, female-identifying and non-binary filmmakers and key creatives.
www.cinefemme.net

Donations will support: Make a tax-deductible qualifying donation for a worthy cause, and comes with great perks! Cinefemme relies on the generosity of your support to help launch, amplify and support women filmmakers.

Donate here: https://cinefemme.net/donate/

CREATIVECHAOS VMG

CreativeChaos vmg was founded in 2010 with the intention of creating media that challenges conventional norms, embraces provocative ideas and tackles systemic inequities. We believe firmly that through art, entertainment, and the craft of great story telling, we can move the dial on cultural conversation.

https://www.creativechaosvmg.com

info@creativechaosvmg.com

Donations will support: Donations go to support education, advocacy and awareness around the social action mission of each of our films.

Donate here: Go to www.thefourthact.org

DIVAS WITH DISABILITIES

DWD mission is reshape what disability looks like by promoting Black and Brown women and girls with physical disabilities through various media platforms.​ OUR VISION
To see more Black and Brown women and girls with physical disabilities reflected throughout mass media.
www.divaswithdisabilities.com

https://www.divaswithdisabilities.org/contact.html

Donations will support: Our global diva ambassadors mentoring program; and convening national conference for Black and Brown women and girls with physical disabilities

Donate here: https://www.divaswithdisabilities.org/support-dwd.html

FILM FATALES

Film Fatales is a 501(c)3 non profit which advocates for parity in the film industry and supports an inclusive community of hundreds of women and non binary feature film and television directors nationwide, raising the visibility of underrepresented voices and expanding the talent pool for industry decision makers looking to hire closer to parity.

www.filmfatales.org

http://www.filmfatales.org/contact

Donations will support: Donations support our Parity Pipeline initiative in which Film Fatales works with over one hundred film industry organizations to recommend marginalized directors for jobs, grants, labs, screenings, and other career opportunities.

Donate here: www.filmfatales.org/donate

FILM FESTIVAL ALLIANCE

Film Festival Alliance creates a collaborative global community for mission-driven film festivals. FFA advocates for a sustainable and inclusive environment for our industry within the cinema exhibition ecosystem and creates a powerful collective voice for film festivals and the people who run them.
www.filmfestivalalliance.org

info@filmfestivalalliance.org

Donations will support: Donations go directly towards supporting FFA's programming, which includes networking and capacity building opportunities for film festival professionals.

Donate here: https://filmfestivalalliance.org/donate/

FILM INQUIRY

Film Inquiry is a progressive, independent film magazine that aims to redefine film journalism. We publish in-depth, high quality articles written by a diverse group of people; without falsely baiting your attention, we offer genuine, passionate insight into the world of film.

www.filminquiry.com

info@filminquiry.com

Donations will support: Donations help us run the Film Inquiry website and its infrastructure and pay our writers for their work.

Donate here: https://donorbox.org/donations-343

FILM LAB

The Film Lab(TM) is a not-for-profit organization devoted to the promotion and support of gender and ethnic parity in film and television programming. Through our education and outreach programming, we provide seminars, screenings, opportunities to workshop scripts, and the 72 Hour Shootout (TM), an annual, high-profile filmmaking competition.

www.film-lab.org

Email Secretary, Daryl King and/or Deputy Secretary Kathleen Boddington at info@film-lab.org for more information or to get involved!

Donations will support: Education, production, networking, mentorship, and outreach programming geared toward connecting and providing opportunities for underrepresented groups to ensure that stories and voices too often silenced in mainstream media are heard, not just as whispers, but as shouts to the world.

Donate here: http://www.asianamericanfilmlab.com/donate/

FREE THE WORK

FREE THE WORK is a nonprofit initiative dedicated to identifying systemic inequalities in film, television, advertising, + media, and finding actionable solutions to expand access for underrepresented creators. The mission is supported by FREE THE WORK's curated talent-discovery platform.

https://freethework.com/

support@freethework.com

Donations will support: Donations go towards maintaining all aspects of the FREE THE WORK mission to bring equality behind the lens: our global discovery creator site, events + workshops, editorial content and educational resources.

Donate here: https://givebox.com/895

GETTING PLAYED: Symposium on Equity in the Entertainment Industry and Awards

Getting Played symposia are annual events that attempt to dismantle rampant employment discrimination in the entertainment industry and honor those whose less visible acts evolve for the better the media that shape so much of who we are. By putting leaders of diverse expertise into conversation, these symposia develop coalitions to usher in equity.

https://kantonia.wix.com/gettingplayed

Donations will support: 100% of donations support the symposium's operating expenses: venue rental, travel expenses and honoraria for speakers, catering, and awards. All staff are volunteer.

Donate here: PayPal donate button (header): kantonia.wix.com/gettingplayed

HAWAI'I WOMEN IN FILMMAKING

Hawai‘i Women in Filmmaking is a feminist nonprofit organization committed to achieving intersectional gender equity in filmmaking. We are a creative and safe space where film and media-makers connect, create, mentor, and inspire current and future generations of women to explore and pursue careers in the field of filmmaking.

www.hawaiiwomeninfilmmaking.org

aloha@hawaiiwomeninfilmmaking.org

Donations will support: Programs, productions, admin

Donate here: https://www.hawaiiwomeninfilmmaking.org/donate

INTERNATIONAL COLLECTIVE OF FEMALE CINEMATOGRAPHERS

The International Collective of Female Cinematographers (ICFC) is a collective of professional female cinematographers from around the US and the world, who provide each other with community support and industry advocacy. Their searchable online database of members acts as a resource for those seeking to diversify their hiring pool.

www.ICFCfilm.com

https://www.icfcfilm.com/contact/

Donations will support: We are a volunteer-only organization. Donations primarily support the overhead of our web presence. Occasionally we are able to host events connecting members to potential collaborators, technical trainings. If you are an organization or company who would like to make a donation towards a specific event or training please contact us directly.

Donate here: https://www.icfcfilm.com/friends/

LATINO FILMMAKERS NETWORK

Latino Filmmakers Network mission is to connect, inspire, educate and create opportunities for the Latino community while also promoting diversity and inclusion in the Entertainment industry. Our mission is also to bridge the gap within our community and create power in unity and to define the American Latino voice.

www.latinofilmmaker.org

LatinoFilmmakersNetwork@gmail.com

Donations will support: Donations support the mission of LFN

Donate here: http://www.latinofilmmaker.org/donate.html

LEVEL FORWARD

Level Forward develops, produces, finances and distributes high-quality media with Oscar, Emmy and Tony-winning producers. We extend the influence and opportunity of creative excellence to lift new voices by incorporating equity and accountability early in the process, and creating story-driven, impact-minded results of financial and social value.

www.levelforward.com

info@levelforward.co

Donations will support: Donations support various impact initiatives created by our organizational partners to support aligned missions between the creative work and the desired social change.

Donate here: contact us info@levelforward.co

LOS ANGELES WOMEN'S FILM COLLECTIVE

Our mission is to connect people who identify as women across all filmmaking disciplines - fostering relationships and creating more equitable opportunities. We hire each other, we mentor each other, we advocate for each other, we share our resources and experiences, knowing there is room enough for all of us in this rising tide.

www.lawomensfilmcollective.com

info@lawomensfilmcollective.com

Donations will support: Donations support our filmmakers' crowdfunding goals and defer the costs of our educational seminars and peer mentoring gatherings.

Donate here: http://lawomensfilmcollective.com

MEDIA ACCESS AWARDS

The Media Access Awards works towards a more accurate and inclusive portrayal of disability in media and the employment of people with disabilities in front and behind the cameras.

www.mediaaccessawards.com

Donations will support: Donations to the Media Access Awards go towards the annual gala event celebrating the portrayal and employment of disabilities in media as well as a number of projects the MAA undertakes every year such as the production of a Best Practices Guide in the employment of writers with disabilities.

Donate here: Donations can be made to Easterseals of Southern California 1063 McGaw Ave, Suite 100 Irvine, CA 92614 to the benefit of the Media Access Awards

MOMS-IN-FILM

Moms-in-Film is a bi-coastal non-profit dedicated to energizing careers in film and television by providing community, funding, and advocacy. We provide tax-deductible concierge services for sourcing and enrolling in family services during a production schedule. Parents can benefit from our fleet of services.

www.momsinfilm.org

Reach Out Today! Interested in starting a chapter? Looking for volunteer or internship opportunities? Curious about sponsorships? hello@momsinfilm.org And, oh yes, we're quite social on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Soundcloud @momsinfilm

Donations will support: MiF aims to set precedent for inclusive business practices across industries via shifting stigmas around parenthood. Childcare is a proactive solution. Moms-in-Film has partnered with corporate sponsors to afford the cost of childcare and welcomes future alliances within production environments and beyond. 

Donate here: http://momsinfilm.org/donate

NYC WOMEN FILMMAKERS

NYC Women Filmmakers (NYCWF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that advocates for inclusion and amplification of underrepresented filmmakers of all trades, experience, and background. NYCWF members meet in person and online to exchange knowledge, foster collaboration, share resources, and support each other’s work.

www.nycwomenfilmmakers.org

Email us or contact us through your preferred platform at https://nycwomenfilmmakers.org/contact/

Donations will support: We are a 100% volunteer run non-profit. All donations go towards our operating expenses used to program free educational events, provide a safe & supportive online community, and foster valuable partnerships for our filmmakers. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, all monetary donations are 100% tax deductible to the extent of the law.

Donate here: https://nycwomenfilmmakers.org/support/

NEW YORK WOMEN IN FILM AND TELEVISION (NYWIFT)

NYWIFT advocates for equality in the moving image industry and supports women in every stage of their careers. NYWIFT energizes women by illuminating their achievements, presenting training and professional development programs, awarding scholarships and grants, and providing access to a supportive community of peers.

www.nywift.org

info@nywift.org

Donations will support: NYWIFT produces over 50 innovative programs and special events annually, including the Muse Awards for Vision and Achievement, which honors women in front of and behind the camera, and Designing Women, which recognizes costume designers, makeup artists and hair stylists in the industry. It provides grants and scholarships to women filmmakers.

Donate here: https://www.nywift.org/donate/

PICTURE PARITY

PictureParity is working towards intersectional gender equity in media. We rate movies and television shows based on the representation of women to help consumers make informed decisions when using their entertainment purchasing power.

www.pictureparity.com

pictureparityinfo@gmail.com

Donations will support: We're currently raising funds for two projects in 2020. One is to build a database of women led movies and television shows and the other is to develop gender equity ratings of studios and distribution companies.

Donate here: There is a donate button on our website:  www.pictureparity.com

RE:IMAGINE/ATL

re:imagine/ATL connects youth with resources and mentors to amplify their voices in media.
Through our in-school and mobile programming, youth have the opportunity to explore film, music, podcasting and more.

http://www.reimagineatl.com/

Executive Director, Kimberlin Bolton, kimberlin@reimagineatl.com

Donations will support: In school and out of school programs (camps, workshops, fellowships), high school A/V teacher trainings, and a staff of indie filmmakers.

Donate here: re:imagine is currently running a campaign for our fellowship program: https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/reimagine-atl1. Other donations can also be sent to kimberlin@reimagineatl.com

RESPECTABILITY

RespectAbility is a nonprofit that fights stigmas and advances opportunities so people with disabilities can fully participate in all aspects of community by promoting diverse, authentic and accurate portrayals; identifying and promoting best practices in education, employment, civic engagement and access; and strengthening a talent pipeline.

www.respectability.org

Lauren Appelbaum: LaurenA@RespectAbility.org

Donations will support: Donations support initiatives like Hollywood Lab to train entertainment professionals with disabilities and connect them to studios, networks and production companies; National Leadership Program for diverse young leaders to gain critical skills and contacts; and Women’s Disability Leadership program, a speakers’ bureau of women with disabilities.

Donate here: https://www.respectability.org/donate/ To donate via mail, please make checks payable to: RespectAbility, 11333 Woodglen Drive, #102, Rockville, MD 20852

SUPERFEST DISABILITY FILM FESTIVAL

Superfest celebrates cutting-edge cinema that portrays disability through a diverse, complex, unabashed and engaging lens. Superfest is one of the few festivals worldwide that prioritizes access for disabled filmgoers of all kinds.

www.superfestfilm.org

Join our mailing list: https://longmoreinstitute.sfsu.edu/join-email-list
Or reach out directly to pklinst@sfsu.edu

Donations will support: Access costs for the festival, access grants for filmmakers seeking to add audio description and captioning to their films, compensation for our jury of 100% people with disabilities, travel grants for filmmakers throughout the world, and more.

Donate here: https://www.applyweb.com/public/contribute?SFUHUMAN&SFUHUMAN-DESIGNATE_GIFT=Paul%20K.%20Longmore%20Institute%20on%20Disability&s=sfuhuman Please specify "Superfest" in comments.

THE 51 FUND

The 51 Fund is a private equity fund financing narrative feature films of any genre that are written, directed, and/or produced by women. Our goal is to provide favorable financial and social returns to investors, while partnering with today’s most exciting female creators and filmmakers.

www.the51fund.com

Donations will support: We are unable to accept donations at this time, but have investment offerings available.

Donate here: Contact info@the51fund.com

THE FILMMAKEHERS

The FilmmakeHERS is a bicoastal community of female-identifying filmmakers, founded by Stacie Capone in 2014. Its mission is to educate, support and foster collaboration among multidisciplinary film & television creators. Monthly salons are held in NYC and LA.

www.thefilmmakehers.com

stacie@smallmediaxl.com

Donations will support: Donations would go to support programming and special events.

Donate here: Please email Stacie@SmallMediaXL.com for further information

THE REPRESENTATION PROJECT

Using film and media as catalysts for cultural transformation, The Representation Project inspires individuals and communities to challenge limiting gender stereotypes and shift norms.

www.therepresentationproject.org

Beth Miller, beth@therepresentationproject.org

Donations will support: Donations to The Representation Project go to support girl filmmaker training programs, social media campaigns that hold content creators accountable, and raise awareness through informative films.

Donate here: http://therepresentationproject.org/donate/

THE WRITERS LAB

A screenwriting development Contest and Lab that supports women screenwriters over 40 with a yearly 4-day retreat for 12 writers.

www.thewriterslab.nyc

nw.thewriterslab@gmail.com

Donations will support: We are partnered with NYWIFT, a 501c(3). Donations go to readers' fees, the 4-day retreat itself, scholarships for women in need, and alumni follow-up support.

Donate here: Go to thewriterslab.nyc and click on DONATE.

WOMEN AND HOLLYWOOD

Women and Hollywood educates, advocates, and agitates for gender diversity and inclusion in Hollywood and the global film industry. On a daily basis, Women and Hollywood sets the standard, defines the conversation, fuels coverage, and reinforces messages throughout the specialized and mainstream media to call for gender parity.

www.womenandhollywood.com

Donations will support: The overall work

Donate here: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme2/WomenandHollywood

WOMEN OF COLOR UNITE

Women of Color Unite (WOCU) is a LA-based social action and non-profit organization, a collective of over 1000 members, that focuses on remedying the inequities that face Women of Color in today’s entertainment and media industries. We stand for hiring parity, fair treatment, and providing resources to Women of Color content creators industry-wide.

https://wocunite.com

thejtclist@gmail.com

Donations will support: WOCU does not charge anything for membership, events or any resources we offer. Donations make this possible.

Donate here: https://wocunite.com/donate

WOMEN IN MEDIA (WiM)

Women In Media seeks to promote gender balance in the film and entertainment industries through networking, professional development, and advocacy for women who work above and below the line and the people who love to collaborate with them.

www.womennmedia.com

info@WomenNMedia.com

Donations will support: We accept donations from corporate partners and individual donors. Thank you!

Donate here: https://womennmedia.com/donate/

 

WOMEN MAKE MOVIES

For more than 45 years, Women Make Movies has helped elevate diverse women directors and producers and improved equity in the film industry. The largest distributor of films by and about women in the world, WMM also supports hundreds of independent filmmakers each year with our highly successful Production Assistance Program.

www.wmm.com

info@wmm.com

Donations will support: They can support either individual projects in our Production Assistance Program or support the organization as a whole.

Donate here: https://www.wmm.com/donate/ or to donate to a specific project: https://www.wmm.com/directory-of-projects/

WOMEN'S VOICES NOW

Women’s Voices Now is a nonprofit organization that promotes, produces, and shares social-change films that move audiences from empathy to action on women’s and girls’ rights issues, bridging the gap between filmmakers and agents of social change.

www.womensvoicesnow.org

Heidi, heidi@womensvoicesnow.org

Donations will support: Your contributions enable brave filmmakers to keep women’s rights issues in the media spotlight, and make possible our programs including Girls Voices Now which teaches young women from underrepresented communities documentary filmmaking and community activism. Your donation supports a mobilized women’s rights community.

Donate here: https://www.womensvoicesnow.org/donate/

WOMEN'S WEEKEND FILM CHALLENGE

Women's Weekend Film Challenge works for gender equity by creating opportunities for women to bring their leadership, talents and stories to the forefront of the film industry. WWFC places professional filmmakers on crews to write, shoot and edit a short film in one weekend, helping participants network and tell women's stories on screen.

www.womensweekendfilmchallenge.com

Sign up on Women's Weekend Film Challenge's email list at womensweekendfilmchallenge.com to be notified when applications are available for the next challenge and to receive general updates. Follow WWFC on Instagram (@womensweekendfilmchallenge), Twitter (@WWfilmchallenge) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/womensweekendfilmchallenge/). To contact WWFC, visit womensweekendfilmchallenge.com/contact.

Donations will support: Donations to WWFC advance the careers of hundreds of women in film by keeping Women's Weekend Film Challenge free for participants, removing financial barriers for filmmakers. Funds raised go toward production insurance and production stipends for the challenge teams; post-challenge screenings; networking opportunities; and general operation costs.

Donate here: womensweekendfilmchallenge.com/donate

 

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