What’s Happening at the Institute

Here's the latest on on our work.

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? […]

September 08, 2021

Influencer Screening – Ada Twist, Scientist Live Q&A

  RESERVE YOUR SPOT REGISTER TODAY   EVENT POSTPONED All RSVP registrants will be notified via email when a new event date is confirmed. Join us online for an upcoming live Q&A with the creators of Ada Twist, Scientist, the new animated preschool series premiering September 28th on NETFLIX. RSVP online today to reserve your […]

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 […]

August 09, 2021

Virtual See Jane Salon – The Double-Edged Sword of Online Gaming: An Analysis of Masculinity in Video Games and the Gaming Community

  TUESDAY, 
AUGUST 17, 2021 Our highly anticipated August 17th virtual salon event, hosted by the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, in partnership with Promundo, Oak Foundation, and the Games and Online Harassment Hotline. We discussed our groundbreaking study, examining what boys and young men are seeing and experiencing in the most popular […]

August 06, 2021

Influencer Screening – DC’s STARGIRL Live Q&A with the Cast

  MONDAY, 
AUGUST 9, 2021 On August 9th, we held a live Q&A with the cast of the CW’s hit show, DC’s STARGIRL. RSVPs received advanced access to watch Episode 1 of Season 2 prior to this live Q&A event.   WATCH THE EVENT      PANELISTS: Amy Smart – Barbara Whitmore Anjelika Washington – […]

July 29, 2021

Thinking Outside the Man Box

Geena Davis and Glow-Up Games CEO Mitu Khandaker discussed the results and takeaways of our new study about masculinity in games and online communities at the Game Developers Conference. Read the GamesIndustry.biz article: https://gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-07-23-thinking-outside-the-man-box

July 29, 2021

Geena Davis on Increasing Opportunities for Women on Screen

Geena Davis sat down with “CBS Sunday Morning” to discuss representation on-screen and her work with the Institute. Thirty years after the Oscar-winning actress starred in the transcendent tale of female friendship “Thelma & Louise,” Geena Davis is still fighting to improve opportunities for women in the film industry. She talked with correspondent Tracy Smith […]

July 19, 2021

Virtual See Jane Salon – API Representation Report and Panel

  TUESDAY, 
AUGUST 3, 2021  Join us online August 3rd for this premiere event, conversation with acclaimed panelists, and launch of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media’s new groundbreaking research study: I Am Not a Fetish or Model Minority: Redefining What it Means to be API in Entertainment. This inaugural study investigates Asian and […]

July 19, 2021

Influencer Screening – Kung Fu Live Q&A

  TUESDAY, 
JULY 20, 2021 On Tuesday July 20th, we held a live Q&A with the Creators and select Cast Members of the CW’s hit show, Kung Fu. RSVPs received advance access to watch the season’s final episode prior to our live Q&A event on Tuesday.   WATCH THE EVENT      PANELISTS: Olivia Liang | […]

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