Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

Events

Coming Up

March 16, 2015 See Jane Salon -
Funny Women: 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. Read More...
May 5-9, 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 to offer guaranteed theatrical, television, digital and retail home entertainment distribution for its winners. Geena Davis, Chair of the Bentonville Film Festival, along with the BFF Board, Julianne Moore, Angela Bassett, Samuel L. Jackson, Natalie Portman, Bruce Dern, Eva Longoria, Viola Davis, Nina Tassler, Paula Patton, Randy Jackson, Gil Robertson and Nisha Ganatra, hope you will join them this May in Arkansas to champion women and diversity in media. Watch Video... or Read More...

Past Events

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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! Check out the […]

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December 22, 2014 Celebrity Poker Tournament

Join our celebrity guests on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at Airbnb Haus in Park City, Utah at Sundance Film Festival. Celebrity guests include Geena Davis, Jason Alexander, Kevin Pollak, Alysia Reiner and more. Tables and sponsorships are available.

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December 15, 2014 An Evening with Geena Davis – Cocktail Party & Silent Auction Photos

An Evening with Geena Davis is our annual fundraiser. It was held December 2, 2014 at the William Turner Gallery in Santa Monica, California. This event is attended by many thought leaders in the entertainment industry.

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Reel vs Real Diversity in Hollywood
December 02, 2014 Reel vs. Real Diversity in Hollywood:
Influencers on-screen and behind-the scenes

Reel vs. Real Diversity in Hollywood: Influencers on-screen and behind-the scenes.

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November 18, 2014 See Jane Salon – Reel vs. Real Diversity in Hollywood: Influencers on-screen and behind-the scenes

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 […]

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November 14, 2014 An Evening with Geena Davis –
Cocktail Party & Silent Auction

An Evening with Geena Davis is our annual fundraiser and attended by 200 thought leaders in the entertainment industry. Since its beginning, three years ago, this event has raised almost $120,000 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.

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October 10, 2014 2nd Global Symposium on Gender in Media –
New York City

Overview of the New York event with two panels: Global Storytelling: Portrayals of Women and Girls and Media Impact on Global Issues Concerning Women and Girls.

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October 10, 2014 2nd Global Symposium on Gender in Media –
Washington, DC

At the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, DC, we presented research findings from the first-ever Global Gender in Film Study, Gender Bias without Borders, which analyzes female character representation and portrayals in the top 11 theatrical box office grossing countries.

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October 08, 2014 2nd Global Symposium on Gender in Media –
Los Angeles

Photos of guest panelists from Global Storytelling: Portrayals of Women and Girls and Media Impact on Global Issues Concerning Women and Girls.

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August 16, 2014 See Jane Salon – Storytelling: Breaking the Boundaries for Women and Girls

How is the entertainment creative community creating content to tell compelling stories by leveraging new and emerging media avenues? Consumers are using new technologies and platforms to find unique and rich content. According to the Institute’s research, when there is the presence of a female writer, there will be a 10% increase in on-screen roles. […]

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