Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

Second Symposium on Gender in Media – Afternoon

December 15, 2010 • Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles

The biennial Symposium on Gender in Media convened over 300 entertainment industry decision makers, thought leaders and content creators to work collectively on improving gender equality in children’s media.

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Geena Davis (Founder, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media)

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Geena Davis addresses the packed room

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Madeline Di Nonno (Executive Director,
Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media)

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Geraldine Laybourne (Chairman

of the Board, Alloy Media)

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Dr. Stacy Smith (USC Annenberg School
for Communication & Journalism)

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Dr. Stacy Smith shares the latest
research study with the audience

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Film Panel: It Starts with a Script featured from L to R: moderator Vincent Bruzzese (President, Worldwide Motion Picture Group at Ipsos OTX Media) and panelists John Lee Hancock (Writer/Director, "The Blind Side"), Laeta Kalogridis (Writer/Executive Producer, "Avatar"), Linda Woolverton (Writer, "Alice in Wonderland"), and Don Hahn (Director/Producer, "The Lion King")

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Television Panel: From Sponge Barb to Henry Montana featured from L to R: moderator Erin Fuller (President, The Alliance for Women in Media) and panelists Gina Girolamo (Senior VP of Television, Alloy Entertainment), Linda Simensky (VP, Children’s Programming, PBS), and Nancy Kanter (Senior VP, Playhouse Disney)

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From L to R: Laeta Kalogridis (Writer/Executive Producer, "Avatar"), Linda Woolverton (Writer, "Alice in Wonderland"), Don Hahn (Director/Producer, "The Lion King"), Geena Davis, Vincent Bruzzese (President, Worldwide Motion Picture Group at Ipsos OTX Media) and John Lee Hancock (Writer/Director, "The Blind Side")

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From L to R: Gina Girolamo (Senior VP of Television, Alloy Entertainment), Linda Simensky (VP, Children’s Programming, PBS), Geena Davis, Nancy Kanter (Senior VP, Playhouse Disney), and Erin Fuller (President, The Alliance for Women in Media)

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Geena with production team members of the "Guess Who?" short film and Boston University faculty. From L to R: Sarah Kamaras, Elizabeth Norvik, Geena Davis, Mariel Arroyo, Garland Waller, and Bill Linsman