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Driven By Research The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media is the only research-based organization working behind-the scenes in the entertainment industry to engage, educate, and influence the need for gender balance, reducing stereotyping and creating a wide variety of female portrayals for children’s entertainment.
Driven By Research The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media is the only research-based organization working behind-the scenes in the entertainment industry to engage, educate, and influence the need for gender balance, reducing stereotyping and creating a wide variety of female portrayals for children’s entertainment.
Driven By Research The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media is the only research-based organization working behind-the scenes in the entertainment industry to engage, educate, and influence the need for gender balance, reducing stereotyping and creating a wide variety of female portrayals for children’s entertainment.
Driven By Research The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media is the only research-based organization working behind-the scenes in the entertainment industry to engage, educate, and influence the need for gender balance, reducing stereotyping and creating a wide variety of female portrayals for children’s entertainment.
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Gender in Media News

JULY 29, 2014 Sexual Objectification: What It Is, Why It's Damaging, And How We Change It

Sexual objectification is not only deeply (and bizarrely) rooted in our cultural subconscious, but it's also something that has to change if we want a truly happy, sex-healthy society. Watch Video...

JULY 29, 2014 Women Prevailing Despite Sexism in Slowly-Changing Below-the-Line Industry

When Rita Lundin was working as a driver on “Men in Black 3,” the message from her Teamsters coordinator was blunt: We don’t like to work with women. “He told me he wouldn’t be able to sleep, thinking I wasn’t going to make it to the set and that I wouldn’t be able to do the job,” she says. It didn’t matter that Lundin, 55, was a third-generation member of the movie industry, and grew up on the sets of films and TV shows, even appearing as an extra on “Gunsmoke” when she was a girl. Read More...

JULY 27, 2014 How ‘The Avengers’ & ‘Lucy’ Turned Scarlett Johansson Into an Action Superstar

Donning a dodgy Russian accent and a skin-tight, leather suit as “The Avengers'” Black Widow is reaping dividends for Scarlett Johansson. The actress may have benefited more from her work on the Marvel movies than any other member of the superhero ensemble save for Robert Downey Jr., whose work as Iron Man transformed him into perhaps the biggest box office star on the planet. Evidence of Johansson’s raised profile was on display this weekend, as the actress powered “Lucy” to a $44 million debut, the third biggest female-driven action opening of all time. Read More...

JULY 26, 2014 Mary Poppins Quits with Kristen Bell

Kristen Bell parodies Mary Poppins who has to leave the Banks' children for good. After deductions, Mary Poppins' minimum wage paycheck of $7.25/hour puts her below the federal poverty level. She tells the children she needs just $3 more per hour to make a living wage. Watch Video...

JULY 22, 2014 Comic-Con Spotlight: Guardians of the Galaxy Screenwriter Nicole Perlman Reveals What it’s Really Like to Write for Marvel

This time last year, Marvel screened early footage of Guardians of the Galaxy, the upcoming sci-fi adventure directed by James Gunn (Super), and written by up-and-coming features writer Nicole Perlman, who developed the project through the Marvel writing program. Perlman had to contend with some outdated notions about who should be writing science fiction (men) before she got a shot with Marvel. Read More...

JULY 22, 2014 Gender bias in the film industry: 75% of blockbuster crews are male

Leading figures in cinema are calling for steps to improve diversity in the industry as a damning study exposes the severe lack of women at all levels of film production over the past 20 years. The report, compiled by the British producer and writer Stephen Follows, revealed that gender disparity is entrenched in the film industry, where more than three-quarters of the crew involved in making 2,000 of the biggest grossing films over the past 20 years have been men, while only 22% were women. Read More...

JULY 17, 2014 CBS Chief Nina Tassler on 'Late Night,' 'Good Wife' Snub and 'Big Bang Theory' Contracts

The new rule? Women are dependable, while men and younger moviegoers aren't. For years, Hollywood studios have catered to young males in building their summer slates. But as the demo takes fewer trips to the multiplex, distributors are scrambling amid a 20 percent decline in summer revenue in North America. It's one of the worst year-over-year drops to date, putting increased pressure on global returns. Read More...

JULY 16, 2014 Box-Office Woes: Age and Gender Gap Helping Fuel Summer Woes

The new rule? Women are dependable, while men and younger moviegoers aren't. For years, Hollywood studios have catered to young males in building their summer slates. But as the demo takes fewer trips to the multiplex, distributors are scrambling amid a 20 percent decline in summer revenue in North America. It's one of the worst year-over-year drops to date, putting increased pressure on global returns. Read More...

JULY 15, 2014 Marvel Introduces First Female Thor in New Comicbook Series

Marvel turned to ABC’s “The View” to introduce the first female to portray Thor in its new comicbook series. “Thor,” written by Jason Aaron (“Thor: God of Thunder”), with art by Russell Dauterman (“Cyclops”), will be published in October. “No longer is the classic male hero able to hold the mighty hammer, Mjölnir, a brand new female hero will emerge who will be worthy of the name Thor,” Marvel Comics said in making the announcement. Read More...

JULY 15, 2014 ‘Hunger Games’ Producer Nina Jacobson Signs First-Look Deal with Fox

Fox 2000 Pictures has signed a three-year first-look production agreement with “The Hunger Games” producer Nina Jacobson and partner Brad Simpson’s Color Force. Jacobson has just completed production on the third and fourth films in “The Hunger Games” franchise for Lionsgate, which has seen the first two films top $1.5 billion worldwide. “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1” will be released on Nov. 21 followed by “Mockingjay – Part 2” on Nov. 20, 2015. Read More...

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