What’s Happening at the Institute

Here's the latest on on our work.

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 […]

January 19, 2022

Influencer Event – Prayers for the Stolen, Live Virtual Q&A

  Monday, January 24, 2022 On January 24th, we held a live Q&A online with Director Tatiana Huezo and Novelist Jennifer Clement where we discussed Mexico’s official entry for Best International Feature Film at the 94th Academy Awards® PRAYERS FOR THE STOLEN. PRAYERS FOR THE STOLEN is currently streaming on Netflix. “An exquisite and haunting […]

January 18, 2022

Influencer Event – Trafficked with Mariana van Zeller, Live Virtual Q&A

  Thursday, January 20, 2022 On January 20th, we held a live Q&A online with Mariana van Zeller, moderated by the Institute’s President & CEO, Madeline Di Nonno. Mariana van Zeller is an award-winning investigative journalist and host and executive producer of National Geographic’s original documentary series TRAFFICKED WITH MARIANA VAN ZELLER. We first met […]

January 13, 2022

CreativeX and Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media Empower Brands to Measure and Manage Their Commitment to Diversity Through Advertising

CreativeX, a software company that powers creative decision-making globally for top consumer brands, announced today it has partnered with the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, the only research-based organization working collaboratively within the global entertainment and media industries to create gender balance, foster inclusion and reduce negative stereotyping in family entertainment and media. […]

January 12, 2022

Geena Davis on the Allison Interviews Podcast

Geena Davis, Founder & Chair of the Geena Davis Institute, sat down with Allison Kugel for an episode of ALLISON INTERVIEWS to discuss Thelma & Louise, her Oscar win, gender equality, ageism, and more. Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Podcasts Read & Listen on Allison Kugel’s Blog

January 02, 2022

Mariana van Zeller’s Investigations Reveal the Minds, Motivations, and Economic Impact of Black Markets

By Mary Ellen Holden We first met Marianna van Zeller a year ago when the Geena Davis Institute hosted an Influencer Screening celebrating the launch of Trafficked with Mariana van Zeller, an original series investigating the world’s most complex, dangerous, and harrowing black markets. Nominated for a 2021 News and Documentary Emmy Award, its second […]

December 07, 2021

#WhenWeValueWomen Virtual Launch Event: Exclusive LFG Screening and Panel

  RESERVE YOUR SPOT REGISTER TODAY   Monday, December 13, 2021 3:00 pm PT | 6:00 pm ET Join us for a special campaign launch panel discussion featuring the latest research from the Geena Davis Institute on equal pay, plus exclusive early access to a limited-release screening of the film, LFG. Reserve your spot today! […]

December 07, 2021

Behind the Screens Podcast Talks Representation in Film

  Madeline Di Nonno, President and CEO of the Geena Davis Institute joins a podcast episode of Behind the Screens to talk representation, research, data, and measuring the success of the Geena Davis Institute’s impact on representation in film. Listen on Movio Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Podcasts

November 29, 2021

Influencer Screening – CUSP Live Q&A

  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2021 On December 7th, we held a live Q&A online where we heard all about the new SHOWTIME® Documentary CUSP, which premiered on Showtime November 26th. All confirmed registrants were provided with a private screener link to watch the film prior to the live Q&A event.   WATCH THE EVENT   […]

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 […]