What’s Happening at the Institute

Here's the latest on on our work.

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 […]

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

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

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 […]