What’s Happening at the Institute

Here's the latest on on our work.

May 04, 2022

See Jane Salon – This Is Us? How TV Does and Doesn’t Get Men’s Caregiving

June 7, 2022 6:00pm–8:00pm 743 S. Lucerne Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90005 We know that watching television isn’t mindless entertainment – it’s an important force for gender socialization. In particular, representations of caregiving in television programming impacts parents as well as children and adolescents by shaping expectations about caregiving and gender roles within families. This […]

May 04, 2022

Being Seen Onscreen is Lifechanging for Older Adults

By Mary Ellen Holden Today, almost half of the U.S. adult population is over fifty, and this demographic is growing exponentially. As America gets older, our focus on issues related to age and aging has sharpened. This includes but is not limited to employment, the supply and demands of health care, home care, the role […]

May 03, 2022

Spellcheck for Bias receives Honorable Mention in Fast Company’s 2022 World Changing Ideas Awards

We’re excited to be recognized with our partners NBC Universal and USC Viterbi School of Engineering for Spellcheck for Bias. The media and entertainment category of Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas Awards honors movies, books, videos, and other projects that expose issues or create actionable change. Spellcheck for Bias, a collaboration between the Geena Davis […]

March 27, 2022

Mothering Sunday, Tragic Memories Embolden this Writer to Overcome the Entrapments of Her Younger Self

Colin Firth, Odessa Young, Josh O’Connor, Olivia Colman. Photos: Sony Pictures Classics By Mary Ellen Holden Delicate, sensual, empowering, and masterful, Mothering Sunday, adapted from the 2016 novella by Graham Swift, is the story of loss, survival, grief, guilt, and deception. Set in the wake of World War 1, the film, in a nonlinear style, […]

March 15, 2022

Mothering Sunday Film and Q&A

  Sony Pictures Classics provided a unique opportunity March 22-24 to our members with a special advanced screening of their latest feature film MOTHERING SUNDAY. MOTHERING SUNDAY premieres in LA and NYC on March 25th. This film is rated R for sexual content, graphic nudity and some language. Watch our virtual Q&A event with the […]

March 08, 2022

New Factsheets on the LGBTQIA+ Community from TTIE

Hey Hollywood: 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. Check out the new factsheets on the LGBTQIA+ community for tips on accurate representation from TTIE (Think Tank for Inclusion & Equity). Visit WriteInclusion.org/factsheets for the LGBTQIA+ Community […]

March 03, 2022

Inspiration & Exploration: STEM Career Expo

  RESERVE YOUR SPOT REGISTER TODAY Saturday, March 12, 2022 12:00 noon PT | 3:00 pm ET | Virtual Event Inspiration & Exploration: STEM Career Expo is a collaboration between The Tech Interactive and the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media. This virtual online event will connect students with extraordinary women in the fields […]

February 21, 2022

How to Advance DEI Work in Licensing, Marketing, and Packaging

Children need diverse role models who can positively impact their perceptions of themselves, their own empowerment, and the world around them. Engaging businesses to promote positive representation through the marketing, packaging, and advertising of products designed for children is a vital part of achieving equality and inclusion. It also inspires more diverse and equal worlds […]

February 01, 2022

All-Star Celebrity Poetry Reading to Honor Lucille Clifton

  Tuesday, February 22, 2022 The prestigious and award-winning work of Lucille Clifton has inspired countless poets, artists and people all over the world. On February 22nd, we held a live virtual reading and panel discussion with an all-star group of celebrities, advocates and emerging poets as we honor her legacy.   WATCH THE EVENT: […]

January 31, 2022

Geena Davis on the ALL INCLUSIVE Podcast

Hollywood Isn’t Just for the Boys Listen to the latest episode of ALL INCLUSIVE with Jay Ruderman as Geena Davis, Founder & Chair of the Geena Davis Institute, discusses her groundbreaking career, fighting for gender equality in Hollywood, ageism, mental health, and more. Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Podcasts Listen on Omny.fm ALL […]