Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media


COMING SOON - February 17, 2016 2016 Global Symposiums on Gender in Media

Our 2016 Global Symposiums on Gender in Media will be held in Mumbai on February 17 and Sao Paulo on March 8. The Mumbai Symposium is co-hosted by FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO), Mumbai Chapter, the women’s wing of FICCI and sponsored by ITVS. The Sao Paulo Symposium will be hosted by Google. The Institute will present new global research which explores the influence of film audiences in the UK, India, Nigeria, France and Brazil funded by the Oak Foundation. Read More…

COMING SOON - May 3-8, 2016 Bentonfille Film Festival

Submissions are open for both feature films and short films. BFF’s mission is to encourage content creation in film and other forms of media that reflects the diverse — and half female — world we live in. BFF proactively supports content creation by minorities and women with a platform to showcase their work and, with the help of our partners, is the only film competition in the world to guarantee theatrical, television, digital and retail home entertainment distribution for its winners. The Festival takes place in early May in Bentonville, Arkansas and is research based and commercially driven. Read More…

Past Events

June 15, 2016 CinemAbility Exclusive Screening for See Jane Members Only

Become a See Jane member and join us for an exclusive screening of CinemAbility followed by a Q&A with panel of Oscar, Emmy, and Golden Globe winners: Deborah Calla, Gabrielle Carteris, Geena Davis, Jenni Gold, Jane Seymour, Scott Silveri and Danny Woodburn.

May 15, 2016 See Jane Salon – Keeping Up with Generation Z

The media landscape is dramatically shifting from content to consumption to distribution. Content creators are re-inventing how they conceive, produce and distribute content to appeal to how Generation Z consumes content in a non-demand digital life. Generation Z is seeking entertainment that reflects the diverse stories of their world and how they see themselves in […]

December 03, 2015 An Evening with Geena Davis – Cocktail Party 2015

An Evening with Geena Davis is our annual fundraiser and was held on December 3, 2015 at the William Turner Gallery in Santa Monica, California. This event is attended by 200 thought leaders in the entertainment industry. Since its beginning, three years ago, this event has raised almost $130,000 to support the research, education and advocacy programs that are creating a world where girls grow up surrounded by positive reminders of their equality and worth. This year we honored Nina Tassler, Nina Tassler, Chairman, CBS Entertainment.

November 18, 2015 An Evening with Geena Davis – Cocktail Party

December 3, 2015 William Turner Gallery, Santa Monica California Honoring Nina Tassler, Chairman, CBS Entertainment The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media is the only research-based organization working within the media and entertainment industry to engage, educate, and influence the need to dramatically improve, gender balance, reduce stereotyping and create diverse female characters in […]

October 25, 2015 See Jane Salon – Changing Lens: Why Diversity Matters

Our world is transforming into a diverse global culture. By the end of this decade, according to Census Bureau projections, no single racial or ethnic group will constitute a majority of children under 18. In 2056, there are projected to be more people 65 and over than under 18 for the first time. And, in […]

May 15, 2015 Women of Action: Redefining the Super Hero

Women have become the new creative power force behind Hollywood’s latest wave of superhero films. In a field that until recently was heavily male dominated and even the names of its most popular characters usually ended in “man” – Superman, Spider-Man, Batman – now is creating more opportunities for women.

April 28, 2015 Tavis Smiley Interviews Geena Davis on PBS about Bentonville Film Festival

The Academy Award-winner shares her thoughts on how gender is represented in the media, and what drove her to spearhead the upcoming Bentonville Film Festival, (BFF), a one-of-a-kind inaugural event designed to champion women and diversity in film.

March 06, 2015 See Jane Salon - Funny Ladies: Serious Business

TV and film has unleashed a new generation of comediennes who act, perform stand-up, write, and direct – yet, despite representing half the population, females are still sidelined in comedy series – with only 31.5% of characters being girls and women. This is still one of the most imbalanced genres in prime time.

February 01, 2015 Charity Buzz Auctions to Benefit the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

With Charity Buzz auctions, you can have lunch with Geena Davis, ski with Olympic Gold Medalist Picabo Street, enjoy a round of golf with Samuel L. Jackson, take a yacht tour on the Seine in Paris, plus many other dream experiences and mementos – all while making a difference for the Institute!

January 28, 2015 Academy Award® Winning Actor Geena Davis and Arc Entertainment Launch Bentonville Film Festival with Founding Sponsor Walmart and Presenting Sponsor Coca-Cola

Academy Award® winning actor Geena Davis and ARC Entertainment announced the launch of the Bentonville Film Festival (BFF), a one-of-a-kind inaugural event designed to champion women and diversity in film. The Festival, which will take place from May 5 – 9 in Bentonville, Arkansas, will be the first and only film competition in the world […]

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