What’s Happening at the Institute

Here's the latest on on our work.

October 20, 2020

Disney Advisory–Stories Matter

Stories Matter. We can make an impact, we can make a change. We are extremely proud to serve on the Advisory council which has made great strides for diversity and inclusion with their new content, Advisory Message, to ensure open dialogue and spark conversation about representation. “Because happily ever after doesn’t just happen. It takes […]

October 20, 2020

Underrepresentation and Misrepresentation Have No Place in Advertising Today–Insights from the Geena Davis Institute

Advertising has the power to move culture forward, but continued underrepresentation and misrepresentation in ads is holding back more than just brands. I discussed the new research in a (virtual) Q&A with The Institute’s CEO, Madeline Di Nonno. This accomplished business leader and former cross-industry marketing executive provided a unique perspective on the disconnect between […]

October 06, 2020

Exorcist Exclusive Cast Q and A 2020

Join us as we dive into the world of ‘The Exorcist’ with the cast for a Q and A session. Watch Video…

September 29, 2020

Movio’s Audience Diversity Algorithm Can Predict Box Office Success

The COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with the social justice movement and a pause in filmmaking, has provided the movie industry and audiences alike with the rare opportunity to catch up to the evolution of the moviegoing experience.

September 24, 2020

Virtual Influencer Screening – A Call to Spy

Monday, October 5, 2020 12 noon Pacific • 3 p.m. Eastern Join us live for a Q&A with Writer, Producer and Star Sarah Megan Thomas and Director Lydia Dean Pilcher. Watch Now: See Jane On Demand Video Film Synopsis As Great Britain’s forces were stretched thin during World War II, Winston Churchill’s Special Operations Executive […]

September 22, 2020

Diverse Representation in Films Drives Moviegoers

The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media at Mount Saint Mary’s University.  and Movio Reveal Research Determining the On-Screen to Cinema Audience Relationship.  Movio, the global leader in data analytics for the film industry, and the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media at Mount Saint Mary’s University (the Institute) have teamed up to determine if what and who is […]

September 21, 2020

Virtual See Jane Salon – I Want to See Me

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September 21, 2020

Does On-screen Representation Impact Audience Composition?

The Institute has partnered with Movio, the world’s most comprehensive source of moviegoer data, to answer this question. Join us for our September Virtual See Jane Salon as we present a comprehensive analysis across hundreds of film titles to produce a macro view of the correlations between what is depicted on screen and audience demographics.

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August 20, 2020

IF/THEN® Collection Launches to Celebrate Female, STEM Pioneers

For many years, Lyda Hill Philanthropies® founder Lyda Hill has posited that “science is the answer” to life’s most challenging issues, and she is right. COVID 19 has changed our lives, and the world now understands that science matters. Today, the STEM community across sectors and borders is front and center in our world. Scientists, researchers, and medical workers are laboring to save lives; the Internet has become a lifeline to remote learning, business, and human connection.

August 11, 2020

Virtual See Jane Salon – Beyond Checking Boxes: Inclusion vs. Exclusion in Global Advertising

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August 11, 2020

A discussion of an original study co-presented by Cannes Lions and the Institute. This session will reveal new findings for representations of gender, race/ethnicity, LGBTQ+, disability, age, and body size in Cannes Lions ads from 2006-2019, along with a candid dialogue with brand leaders from UniWorld Group and Google about their D&I initiatives.

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August 10, 2020

Geena Davis: ‘As soon as I hit 40, I fell off the cliff. I really did’

The Thelma & Louise and A League of Their Own star wanted to be an actor from the age of three. She discusses sexual harassment, improving representation, and why she’s so glad she had kids in her 40s. Read More…

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