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December 06, 2021

Inclusive Advertising in Sweden: The Risks of Falling into the Stereotype Trap

We conducted a study in partnership with Komm, Sveriges Annonsörer, and Google Sweden. Together, we analyzed representation within top advertising campaigns 2015-2020.
November 29, 2021

Influencer Screening – CUSP Live Q&A

Join us online Tuesday, December 7th for a live Q&A about the new Showtime Documentary CUSP, which premiered on Showtime November 26th. RSVP today to reserve your spot!
November 17, 2021

Define American Releases Comprehensive Resource Guide for Best Practices on Immigrant Representation in TV and Film

The 2021 edition of “Telling Authentic Immigrant Stories: A Reference Guide for the Industry” is now available for download.
November 12, 2021

Women Over 50: The Right to be Seen on Screen

The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media in collaboration with the NextFifty Initiative conducted the first of its kind, in-depth study analyzing the intersectional representation of women and age in media.
November 11, 2021

New #WriteInclusion Factsheet on Veterans Representation in Media

On this Veterans Day, we are proud to share a new #WriteInclusion Factsheet with tips on accurate, authentic storytelling about veterans. It’s time to write out harmful stereotypes!
November 08, 2021

How Geena Davis is Fighting for Better Representation of Women On-Screen

Geena discusses her pioneering work with the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media and how she has helped change the statistics around representation in Hollywood. Watch the Fast Company interview.

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