What’s Happening at the Institute

Here's the latest on on our work.

November 29, 2021

Influencer Screening – CUSP Live Q&A

  RESERVE YOUR SPOT REGISTER TODAY   Tuesday, December 7, 2021 12 noon PT | 3:00 pm ET Join us online December 7th at 12pm PT / 3pm ET for a live Q&A where we will hear all about the new SHOWTIME® Documentary CUSP, which premiered on Showtime November 26th. RSVP online today to reserve […]

November 17, 2021

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

Define American, a media advocacy and culture change organization that uses the power of narrative to humanize conversations about immigrants, has released today the 2021 edition of Telling Authentic Immigrant Stories: A Reference Guide for The Entertainment Industry, a comprehensive reference tool written for content creators, studios and production companies within Hollywood. With a focus […]

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. What we put on screen impacts the way people move through society. It’s time the stories we tell responsibly reflect the world we live in, such as the authentic representation of U.S. military veterans. […]

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: https://www.fastcompany.com/video/how-geena-davis-is-fighting-for-better-representation-of-women-on-screen/Sxnc58fh

November 01, 2021

Virtual See Jane Salon – Women Over 50: The Right to Be Seen on Screen

  Friday, November 12, 2021 12 noon PT | 3:00 pm ET The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media has conducted the first-of-its-kind, in-depth research study analyzing the intersectional representation of women and age in media. This report will be used to advocate for more balanced, diverse, and aspirational portrayal of older women in […]

October 26, 2021

Influencer Screening – Ada Twist, Scientist Live Q&A

  RESERVE YOUR SPOT REGISTER TODAY   Tuesday, November 16, 2021 12 noon PT | 3:00 pm ET Join us online November 16th for a live Q&A with the creators of Ada Twist, Scientist, the new animated preschool series that premiered September 28th on NETFLIX. RSVP online today to reserve your spot! PANELISTS: Chris Nee […]

October 07, 2021

Disney’s Reimagine Tomorrow Digital Destination Celebrates Inclusion for Everyone

By Mary Ellen Holden On September 1, The Walt Disney Company launched its Reimagine Tomorrow digital destination, a large-scale platform for amplifying underrepresented voices and untold stories. It champions the importance of accurate representation in media and entertainment and introduces the tagline, “A place where we all belong.” Latondra Newton, senior vice president and Chief […]

September 21, 2021

Chris Nee and Kerri Grant Bring Invisible Communities and Careers to Life in Ada Twist, Scientist, Coming to Netflix

Image: © Netflix By Mary Ellen Holden Ada Twist, Scientist, based on the best-selling books, is coming to Netflix as an animated preschool series on September 28th. It follows the adventures of eight-year-old Ada Twist, a pint-sized black female scientist with a giant-sized curiosity who aspires to discover the truth about absolutely everything with the […]

September 08, 2021

Video Gaming for Good – The Time is Now, Learn How

By Mary Ellen Holden Can the video gaming ecosystem help promote healthy boyhood to manhood? Will a deeper understanding of video games support the development of positive gender norms in the offline world? How do we move from the notion that video games are harmful and promote toxic masculinity to see the good in gaming? […]

August 22, 2021

Industry Leaders are Redefining What it Means to be API in Entertainment – Simply Put, They Want More

By Mary Ellen Holden The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media (the Institute) co-hosted a robust panel discussion at The Bentonville Film Festival (BFF), a forum to champion women and diverse voices, on August 3rd regarding what it means to be API in the Entertainment Industry. The conversation was particularly timely given the alarming […]

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