British Consulate-General, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media Release STEM Representation Report

The British Consulate-General New York and the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media at Mount Saint Mary’s University published Closing the STEM Gender Gap: A Study of Gender & STEM Representations in UK Family Television. This first-ever study of the portrayal of women in STEM found that in the UK, men outnumber women three-to-one in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professions.

Emmy-Nominated Series “Mission Unstoppable,” with Executive Producers Geena Davis & Miranda Cosgrove, Returns for Season Two on CBS Beginning January 2021

Litton Entertainment in partnership with Lyda Hill Philanthropies®’ IF/THEN® Initiative, announced today they have kicked off production on season two of the award-winning CBS series, Mission Unstoppable.  Miranda Cosgrove will continue her role as host and executive producer along with Academy-Award winning actor and advocate Geena Davis who serves as executive producer. The sophomore series, part of “The CBS Dream Team, It’s Epic” Saturday morning block of Educational/Informational programming, spotlights and celebrates diverse female STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) professionals as role models to educate and inspire the next generation of STEM pioneers.

Licensing International to Unveil Findings from Landmark Global Study of Diversity and Inclusion in the Licensing Industry

Licensing International – the leading trade association for the brand licensing industry – will unveil the findings of the first-ever global study of diversity in the licensing industry in a special webinar Monday, August 3 at 9 am PDT / Noon EDT. The study, which was conducted by the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media at Mount Saint Mary’s University, was commissioned by Licensing International’s Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) Committee in February. Licensing International will use the research to benchmark the industry and evaluate progress in the years ahead. The study also serves as the starting point for development of a Diversity & Inclusion Toolkit, providing guidance and resources for companies as they tackle this important issue.

Geena Davis Institute’s Historic Finding Leading Characters in Children’s TV Reach Gender Parity

LOS ANGELES, CA – With the Fall television season underway, the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media at Mount Saint Mary’s University is thrilled to report a historic achievement, female leads/co-leads has reached gender parity in top children’s television programming.  The See Jane 2019 report, examined the 25 top Nielsen-rated children’s television programs watched by kids ages 2-13. The report also analyzed representation in the 100 most popular children’s films rated G, PG, and PG-13.

Starz Acquires Six Titles Including Geena Davis’ This Changes Everything Documentary and Series “In The Long Run” Created by and Featuring Idris Elba

Santa Monica, Calif. – October 3, 2019 – Starz, a Lionsgate company (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), today announced the recent acquisition of six titles including the documentary This Changes Everything from executive producer, Academy Award®-winning actor and gender equality advocate Geena Davis, slated to air on STARZ and available for download or streaming via the STARZ app in December.

Ford Motor Company to Unite with the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media for Youtube Content Campaign

Ford Motor Company will be working with the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media at Mount Saint Mary’s University to create a YouTube campaign aimed at raising awareness about the need to improve gender equality both in front of, and behind, the camera. The campaign will include Academy Award®-winning actor Geena Davis and leading YouTube content creators Taryn Southern, Yulin Kuang and Clara Chung. Driven by these strong female entrepreneurs, the campaign will reinforce the Institute’s mission and the feeling Ford SUV’s provide, to “Be Unstoppable.” Using the message #ShesGotDrive, the women will utilize their YouTube channels to share their stories of success, empowerment and ambition.

Geena Davis Unveils The Geena Davis Inclusion Quotient (GD-IQ), a Revolutionary Software Capable of Measuring Screen and Speaking Time Through the Use of Automation

Today, the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media at Mount Saint Mary’s University announced the debut of the Geena Davis Inclusion Quotient (GD-IQ). Funded by and incorporating Google’s machine learning technology and University of Southern California’s audio-visual processing technologies, the GD-IQ is the only tool in existence with the ability to measure screen and speaking time through the use of automation. It was co-developed by the Institute and led by Dr. Shrikanth (Shri) Narayanan and his team of researchers at the University of Southern California’s Signal Analysis and Interpretation Laboratory (SAIL), with additional analysis from Dr. Caroline Heldman. The revolutionary data tool took a devoted team of research engineers and social scientists two years to develop.

New Study from Geena Davis Institute finds Archery Catches Fire Thanks to Inspiring Hollywood Images

Today, Geena Davis and her Institute on Gender in Media announced research findings from a new study, which surveyed members of USA Archery to examine the role entertainment media plays in archery, now the fastest growing sport in the United States. The study’s key finding is that fictional archers in films and television programs have inspired young people to take up archery, especially girls.

Geena Davis Set to Executive Produce New Documentary Exploring Unconcious Gender Bias and Misrepresentation of Women in Hollywood

Academy Award®-winning actor and advocate Geena Davis and CreativeChaos vmg announced a partnership to produce a new untitled feature documentary on gender disparity in Hollywood.  Set to direct the film is Tom Donahue, director of the Emmy-nominated HBO feature documentary ‘Casting By,’ which followed the evolution of casting in the film and television industries and raised awareness for the contributions of the casting director.  

Female characters in film and TV motivate women to be more ambitious, more successful, and have even given them the courage to break out of abusive relationships

As the Oscars and Hollywood continues to draw criticism for the lack of equal representation of gender and diversity, ground-breaking global research by the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media and J. Walter Thompson Company shows that female role models in film and TV are hugely influential in driving women to improve their lives. The research by the Institute and JWT finds that 90% of women globally feel that female role models in film or TV are important, 61% said female role models in film and TV have been influential in their lives and 58% said that women have been inspired to be more ambitious or assertive.

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 today 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.

Global film industry perpetuates discrimination against women

The first-ever global study on female characters in popular films, launched today, reveals deep-seated discrimination and pervasive stereotyping of women and girls by the international film industry. The study was commissioned by the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, with support from UN Women and The Rockefeller Foundation and conducted by Stacy L. Smith (PhD) and her research team at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California. The investigation analyses popular films across the most profitable countries and territories internationally.