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September 08, 2021

Video Gaming for Good – The Time is Now, Learn How

How can gaming promote healthy boyhood to manhood? What actions can companies take to improve inclusion in the video game ecosystem? Industry experts provide insights and strategies that work.
September 08, 2021

Influencer Screening – Ada Twist, Scientist Live Q&A

EVENT POSTPONED (new date will be posted soon). Join us online for an upcoming live Q&A with the creators of Ada Twist, Scientist, the new animated preschool series premiering September 28 on NETFLIX.
August 22, 2021

Industry Leaders are Redefining What it Means to be API in Entertainment – Simply Put, They Want More

Michelle Sugihara (CAPE) and Jeremy Tran (Gold House) explain how our newest research can open doors for APIs and other unseen communities in Hollywood. Fascinating facts and candid insights.
August 09, 2021

Virtual See Jane Salon – The Double-Edged Sword of Online Gaming: An Analysis of Masculinity in Video Games and the Gaming Community

Reserve your spot for this highly anticipated August 17th virtual salon event! We'll be discussing our groundbreaking study and the state of the video gaming community with our acclaimed panelists.
August 06, 2021

Influencer Screening – DC’s STARGIRL Live Q&A with the Cast

Join us online August 9th for a live Q&A with the cast of the CW's hit show, DC's STARGIRL. Register by August 5th to receive advanced access to watch Episode 1 of Season 2 prior to this event. Reserve your spot today!
August 02, 2021

I Am Not a Fetish or Model Minority: Redefining What it Means to Be API in the Entertainment Industry

This inaugural study investigates Asian and Pacific Islander (API) representation in mainstream films, along with a landmark survey of API entertainment content creators.

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