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April 29, 2016

The Talk: Geena Davis & Susan Sarandon Reminisce on Iconic ‘Thelma & Louise’ Car Scene

Oscar-winning actresses Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis reunite behind the wheel of a signature Ford Thunderbird from their classic film “Thelma & Louise.” Reminiscing on the 25th anniversary of the road trip drama, Susan Sarandon admits, “We thought we were making a cowboy movie with women in trucks! And I think it was really shocking when it got so much negative reaction. We kind of forget because it’s 25 years later. It was very threatening or something…We were just saying that we want to come back for the 50th!” Watch Video…

April 29, 2016

Geena Davis Suggests One Very Good Reason To Make Diverse Entertainment

Actress Geena Davis has made it her mission to prove balanced entertainment doesn’t ignore anything: Yes, people want to watch women and people of color on screen; no, doing so does not add any sort of “message”; And, yes, Hollywood can still profit handsomely. She helped establish the Bentonville Film Festival last year to promote entertainment that doesn’t fit that typical white and male mold — but still draws eyeballs. “We don’t want to just say, ‘Here’s some nice movies made by some diverse people,’” Davis told The Huffington Post, “But, ‘These are commercial. It’s just a way to make money.’” Read More…

April 29, 2016

Emma Watson Just Had the Best Girl Talk Ever With a Hollywood Icon

As much as we love besties Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift, Geena Davis and Emma Watson may be our new favorite duo. Geena, in case you don’t know, is an Academy Award-winning actress. Emma recently talked to Geena for Interview magazine, and the two had lots of say about Hollywood, gender inequality in the film industry, and the impact it has on young women. Despite their almost 35-year age difference, the two have had many of the same experiences when it comes to realizing that women were treated differently than men. Read More…

April 28, 2016

Geena Davis Interview – Home & Family

The Oscar-winning actress stops by to talk about her upcoming Bentonville Film Festival. Watch Video…

April 28, 2016

Interview Magazine: Geena Davis

Twenty-five years after Thelma and Louise roared off in their 1966 Ford Thunderbird, the conversation around women’s agency in Hollywood hasn’t changed much. Davis, 60, is doing her part to change that. In 2004 she founded the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, an organization devoted to culling statistics on gender imbalance in children’s media and sharing it with the entertainment industry. Her work to confront sexism in Hollywood doesn’t end there: Last year she co-founded the Bentonville Film Festival. Read More…

April 28, 2016

Emma Watson and Geena Davis Are on a Mission to Fix Hollywood’s Gender Problem

Both Emma Watson and Geena Davis have been outspoken advocates for gender equality — particularly in the media — in the past. Now, the two actresses have teamed up for a feature in Interview Magazine to discuss the issue of gender gap and how it affects women. Read More…

April 26, 2016

Geena Davis Chats Empowering Women & the Bentonville Film Festival

Academy Award winner Geena Davis is at the top of her H’wood game. Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Thelma & Louise, for which she earned her second Oscar nom, Davis, 60, talks female empowerment and launching both the Bentonville Film Festival (the second iteration of the Arkansas-based fest takes place May 3–8) and the Geena Davis Institute on Gender and Media, which works to implement diversity into children’s media. With a focus on equality in showbiz, Davis will appear in the spotlight in her next film, Marjorie Prime, opposite Lois Smith, Tim Robbins, and Jon Hamm, later this year. Read More…

April 26, 2016

Geena Davis thinks Hollywood needs to ‘get over’ its fear of female characters

Geena Davis has starred in plenty of movies written and directed by women in which she plays complex, idiosyncratic female characters. And with her Bentonville Film Festival — which she tells me she likes to refer to as BFF, for “best friends forever” — she founded a festival designed to promote work by women and “diverse voices,” and to get their movies the distribution that will put them in front of audiences. Read More..

April 26, 2016

Tune-in Alert – Geena Davis in Extra Weekend Edition

Friendly reminder to set your DVRs and tune in to Extra’s Weekend edition this weekend (Saturday or Sunday depending on local listings) to see Geena discuss Bentonville Film Festival! Enter your zip code and specific cable provider for the most accurate information on where and when to view. Read More…

April 25, 2016

Second Annual A League of Their Own Reunion Game

Take Mom out to the ballgame for Mother’s Day Sunday, May 8! Tickets are only $5. Read More…