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June 20, 2021

UNICEF’s Gender Equality Leaders Discuss the Impact of Private Sector Advertising

UNICEF is working with select private sector partners to transform product design and messaging away from stereotypes. This candid interview with UNICEF's Gender Equality leadership reveals the motivations and success of its initiatives.
June 17, 2021

Influencer Event – Camp GoldieBlox: Adventures at Eureka Point

Join us online June 26th for a live Q&A with cast members, plus learn how to make your own fidget toys! All registrants will receive access to watch the first two episodes of this exciting new series. RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY!
June 03, 2021

MGM Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Thelma & Louise with Special Drive-In Screening Event Featuring Q&A with Geena Davis & Susan Sarandon

Hosted in partnership with Cinespia, MGM’s Thelma & Louise screening will take place on Friday, June 18th at The Greek. The event will also serve as benefit for LA Regional Food Bank & The Geena Davis Institute On Gender In Media.
May 18, 2021

Influencer Screening – American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs

Join us on May 26th for a live Q&A with award-winning filmmaker Grace Lee. All registrants will receive access to watch her Peabody winning film American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs. RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY!
May 13, 2021

Nielsen’s New Research Prompts Advertisers to Defund Hate

Nielsen recently revealed that nearly a dozen Fortune 500 companies and 66 brands unknowingly ran ad campaigns in Q1, 2021 adjacent to hateful digital content related to Asians, China, and the origins of coronavirus. This new study outlines actions advertisers can take to change the paradigm.
May 03, 2021

Behind the Scenes: The State of Inclusion and Equity in TV Writing

In partnership with TTIE, this year’s report attempts to further understand the barriers that underrepresented writers continue to face, address how the pandemic has affected TV writers’ careers, and dive deeper into the process of creating more authentic and inclusive content.

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