Film femmes feted

WIF throws breakfast at Tiffany's

Lots of things have changed since 1973, when Iris Grossman was in college.

“I didn’t know then that women could be studio executives, agents or lawyers,” Grossman said Wednesday, in her capacity as president of Women in Film. “But now the sky’s the limit — the glass is cracked.”

WIF, founded in ’73 to encourage women’s participation in the film industry, threw a breakfast at Tiffany’s in Beverly Hills to announce this year’s Crystal Awards luncheon June 19 at the Century Plaza Hotel.

Grossman, senior VP of talent & casting at Turner Network Television, told the crowd that James Cameron will present an award to producer Gale Anne Hurd, whose upcoming projects include “Armageddon” and “Snake Eyes.” Also on the honoree list are Meryl Streep, whose credits Grossman called “mindboggling,” and Lucy Fisher, vice-chair of Columbia Tri-Star Motion Picture Group.

Since it’s WIF’s 25th anniversary, the organization is going all-out this year, with an online auction of celeb memorabilia, a golf tournament, an evening dedicated to directors and — so that the men don’t feel left out — the Martini Shot Mentor Awards, honoring men who have mentored women in the biz.

More Scene

  • Ryan Murphy Pose

    Ryan Murphy on 'Showrunning as Advocacy' and the Post-Me Too 'Age of Enlightenment'

    Lots of things have changed since 1973, when Iris Grossman was in college. “I didn’t know then that women could be studio executives, agents or lawyers,” Grossman said Wednesday, in her capacity as president of Women in Film. “But now the sky’s the limit — the glass is cracked.” WIF, founded in ’73 to encourage […]

  • 'The Sinner' film premiere

    Jessica Biel Closes Her Kid-Friendly Au Fudge Restaurant

    Lots of things have changed since 1973, when Iris Grossman was in college. “I didn’t know then that women could be studio executives, agents or lawyers,” Grossman said Wednesday, in her capacity as president of Women in Film. “But now the sky’s the limit — the glass is cracked.” WIF, founded in ’73 to encourage […]

  • Comedy Converstion with L to R:

    Just for Laughs Festival Honors Tiffany Haddish, Hannah Gadsby, More

    Lots of things have changed since 1973, when Iris Grossman was in college. “I didn’t know then that women could be studio executives, agents or lawyers,” Grossman said Wednesday, in her capacity as president of Women in Film. “But now the sky’s the limit — the glass is cracked.” WIF, founded in ’73 to encourage […]

  • Paul Krassner Memoir Illustration

    Paul Krassner on Resisting With Humor

    Lots of things have changed since 1973, when Iris Grossman was in college. “I didn’t know then that women could be studio executives, agents or lawyers,” Grossman said Wednesday, in her capacity as president of Women in Film. “But now the sky’s the limit — the glass is cracked.” WIF, founded in ’73 to encourage […]

  • Just for Laughs Festival Montreal

    Just for Laughs Festival Is the Coachella of Comedy

    Lots of things have changed since 1973, when Iris Grossman was in college. “I didn’t know then that women could be studio executives, agents or lawyers,” Grossman said Wednesday, in her capacity as president of Women in Film. “But now the sky’s the limit — the glass is cracked.” WIF, founded in ’73 to encourage […]

  • National Comedy Center Set To Open

    National Comedy Center Set To Open During Lucille Ball Fest

    Lots of things have changed since 1973, when Iris Grossman was in college. “I didn’t know then that women could be studio executives, agents or lawyers,” Grossman said Wednesday, in her capacity as president of Women in Film. “But now the sky’s the limit — the glass is cracked.” WIF, founded in ’73 to encourage […]

  • Carter Hudson, John Singleton, Angela LewisFX's

    John Singleton on Disney-Fox Deal: 'You Gotta Let FX Be What It Is'

    Lots of things have changed since 1973, when Iris Grossman was in college. “I didn’t know then that women could be studio executives, agents or lawyers,” Grossman said Wednesday, in her capacity as president of Women in Film. “But now the sky’s the limit — the glass is cracked.” WIF, founded in ’73 to encourage […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content