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August 19, 2011

Geena Davis Gets a Job in Sacramento

California loves its celebrity politicians. From Ronald Reagan to Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Golden State has a history of pulling pols off of the big screen and putting them into politics. The latest edition may not have as a big of a role off screen but Geena Davis is officially working for the government. Read More…

August 17, 2011

Ms. Magazine: We Heart Geena Davis

“We especially appreciate her work at the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, where she seeks solutions to gender inequity in children’s programming. A few Ms. bloggers had the opportunity to hear Davis speak with Pat Mitchell at The Paley Center for Media…” Read More…

July 14, 2011

Geena Davis Lobbies for The Healthy Media for Youth Act

Geena Davis joined Senator Kay Hagan and Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, July 13, to introduce a bill that would support efforts to improve the image of girls and women in the media. Read More…

July 13, 2011

Geena Davis spotted on the Hill

Geena Davis has joined the ranks of celebrity regulars on Capitol Hill. Her cause? Women’s rights. The now dark-haired Davis was in Washington on Wednesday to introduce the Healthy Media for Youth Act with Sen. Kay Hagan and Rep. Tammy Baldwin. Read More…

July 13, 2011

Tate, Davis Tackle Women’s Images In Media

Despite progress, when it comes to how women are represented on television, the media still has some work to do, according to a former Federal Communications Commission commissioner and an Oscar-winning actress tackling the topic.
Deborah Taylor Tate, a former Federal Communications Commission member, and actress Geena Davis are co-chairs of the new “Healthy MEdia Commission For Positive Images of Women and Girls.” Read More…

July 13, 2011

Geena Davis Lobbies for Bill to Improve Image of Women in Media

Academy Award winning actress Geena Davis joined Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) and Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin (D- WI) on Capitol Hill on Wednesday to introduce a bill that would support efforts to improve the image of girls and women in the media. “I am proud to join with Sen. Hagan and Rep. Baldwin to promote gender equality and positive portrayals of women and girls in the media,” Davis said. Read More…

July 13, 2011

Healthy Media for Youth Act

On July 13, 2011, Girl Scouts of the USA hosted a legislative and lobby day on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. GDIGM’s Founder, Geena Davis, and CEO, Madeline Di Nonno, joined Health MEdia Commission members and the Girl Scouts in promoting the Healthy Media for Youth Act.

Front row L to R: Deborah Taylor Tate, Congresswoman Baldwin, Geena Davis, Senator Hagan, and Senior Girl Scout Katie spoke at the Healthy Media for Youth Act press conference

Meeting with Senator Ayotte

Meeting with Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz

Meeting with Congressman Leonard Lance

Meeting with Senator Barbara Boxer

From L to R: Madeline Di Nonno, Emme, Deborah Taylor Tate, Congresswoman Baldwin, Katie,
Geena Davis, Senator Hagan, Meghan Sanguinette, and Laurie Westley

Photos: Leslie E. Kossoff/LK Photos

June 03, 2011

PBS Annual Meeting: ITVS Women & Girls Lead

Geena Davis helped launch ITVS’ Women and Girls Lead campaign at the PBS Annual meeting in Orlando, Florida. During the conference, Davis discussed her own work on gender discrimination in media, as well as ITVS’ multi-year initiative, aimed at supporting women and girls’ leadership through independent films. Find out more at itvs.org

June 01, 2011

Geena Davis Talks About ‘Women and Girls Lead’

Geena Davis helped launch ITVS’ Women and Girls Lead campaign at the PBS Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL. During the conference, Davis discussed her own work on gender discrimination in media, as well as ITVS’ multi-year initiative, aimed at supporting women and girls’ leadership through independent films. Watch Online…

May 20, 2011

Geena Davis Interviewed by PBS NewsHour

In this PBS conversation with Simon Marks, Geena discusses her hopes to shift gender balance and portrayals in film. Read More…

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