Salon Events for Our Members

See Jane Salons 2020

Attended by Leading Entertainment Industry and Corporate Influencers

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Engaged as We Age: Changing the Script on Aging

November 16, 2020

Older adults in popular films are erased, stereotyped and degraded. Why is this and what can we do about it? Join us as we talk about these important questions with an expert panel and present the Institute’s new report, in partnership with TENA, that evaluates representation of aging in the top films in Germany, France, the UK and the US.


Becoming Women in Tech: What Does it Take?

November 7, 2020

Celebrate National STEM Day by hearing from an inspiring group of women in science and technology about their career paths, persisting through challenges, and the world-changing projects they’re working on now. This program is designed for young women 13 and up, but all are welcome.


I Want to See Me

September 21, 2020

Does On-screen Representation Impact Audience Composition?

The Institute has partnered with Movio, the world’s most comprehensive source of moviegoer data, to answer this question. Join us for our September Virtual See Jane Salon as we present a comprehensive analysis across hundreds of film titles to produce a macro view of the correlations between what is depicted on screen and audience demographics.


Beyond Checking Boxes: Inclusion vs. Exclusion in Global Advertising

August 11, 2020

Join us as we discuss an original study co-presented by Cannes Lions and the Institute. This session will reveal new findings for representations of gender, race/ethnicity, LGBTQ+, disability, age, and body size in Cannes Lions ads from 2006-2019, along with a candid dialogue with brand leaders from UniWorld Group and Google about their D&I initiatives.


Allyship for the Long Haul

July 29, 2020

As leaders, you’re reviewing your content, your creative teams and you’re messaging. You’ve bolstered your D&I initiatives at your company. As Parents, Citizens and Activists, you’ve signed petitions. You’ve marched. Now what?

Being an ally isn’t just about tweeting for a few weeks. It’s a lifelong practice of everyday actions of allyship that advance social justice. Our esteemed experts will provide concrete actions to assist you in being an effective ally for the long haul.


Representation of Masculinity in Boys’ Television

June 23, 2020

Join the Institute in partnership with Promundo and the Kering Foundation for the launch of new research on how masculinity is portrayed in the most popular television shows among boys age 7-13, and how media-makers can have a positive impact by creating diverse and healthy representations of boys and men onscreen.

Since 2014, the Institute has been raising industry awareness on the imbalance of onscreen gender representation in children’s entertainment media – to get to the finish line, we must broaden and improve the representation of all characters.

This event is the first in a series of new research and resources from the Global Boyhood Initiative, a project of Promundo and the Kering Foundation.
This event is by invitation-only.

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Los Angeles

A Century of Celebrating Women

Hosted by Ebell
March 11, 2020

In honor of International Women’s Day, please join us for a celebration of trailblazing women who have broken barriers in the entertainment industry.

Our partner, the historic Ebell of Los Angeles, will share its proud legacy of diversity and inclusion of women onstage and in the community at this very special See Jane Salon. This historical venue has known many historic occasions from the legendary Judy Garland being discovered on the stage of their Wilshire theater to Amelia Earhart’s last public speech in the Fine Arts Gallery. Our panel discussion will center on celebrating the industry’s movement toward gender equality and diversity and inclusion on our screens and will serve as a call to action for all of us to continue the fight for equality and is destined to make history of its own.

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New York

Lunch & Conversation with Geena Davis

Hosted by Luminary
January 28, 2020

Please join us as we kick-off the New Year by unveiling our See Jane 2020 Benchmark Report followed by a candid, fireside chat on the state of women and other underrepresented groups in the entertainment industry with Academy Award-Winning actor and Institute Founder and Chair, Geena Davis, CEO, Madeline Di Nonno moderated by Founder and CEO of Luminary, Cate Luzio.

Our research analyzes media representations of gender, race, LGBTQIA, and ability in family films and television over the past decade. Our presentation will discuss progress over time and highlight interventions that can move the needle. Don’t miss this special opportunity for our members to meet Geena and learn from her insights first-hand.

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