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Bill Pullman Honored at the New York Stage and Film Gala: It's Good to Be King

Regina Weinreich | Posted 11.22.2015 | Arts
Regina Weinreich

And theater, too. Most memorable for me was seeing him in Edward Albee's Sylvia, or The Goat, in which he has to tell his wife that he is in love with another, eh, female, that is, eh, another species -- eh, a goat.

Arclight Cinemas Shine a Light on Women in Entertainment

Xaque Gruber | Posted 11.03.2015 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

Created and hosted by ArcLight's Executive Vice President Gretchen McCourt, the Women In Entertainment Summit will feature keynotes by Academy Award winner Geena Davis, founder of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, and Women In Film President Cathy Schulman.

Geena Davis Is Frustrated By Hollywood's Gender Inequality

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 09.28.2015 | Entertainment

Geena Davis is speaking out against the inequality women face in Hollywood.  In an interview with The Guardian, the actress talks about her expe...

At the Bentonville Film Festival, Women Are Playing in the Major Leagues

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.18.2015 | Impact
Vivian Norris

A League of Their Own's Geena Davis, is doing something extremely important this week in, of all places, Bentonville, Arkansas. The Geena Davis Institute on Gender and Media has is supporting her effort to call attention to the unacceptable reality in which women, both behind and in front of the camera, find themselves in Hollywood.

Making Hollywood Less Sexist, One Crowd Scene at a Time

Colleen DeBaise | Posted 05.24.2015 | Women
Colleen DeBaise

If the fictional world of film and TV shows a landscape of female characters who are diverse, who have  unique attributes, who are CEOs and doctors and scientists -- how will that inspire our children? Will our children expect women in leadership roles? It should then be normal.

'Grey's Anatomy' Recap: Can Amelia Do It? in 'Staring at the End'

Karen Fratti | Posted 05.05.2015 | Entertainment
Karen Fratti

Herman stares at the clouds -- before her scans and in real life, on the grass, wondering what will become of her. Her doubts are not about Amelia's ability to operate. Amelia can beat herself up just fine, thank you.

Great Quotes From the Classic Film 'Thelma and Louise'

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 04.11.2015 | Entertainment
Jeryl Brunner

The Oscar-winning 1991 road trip buddy film directed by Ridley Scott and written by Callie Khouri was groundbreaking. Not only did its two empowered female characters strike a worldwide nerve, the movie also helped set the bar higher for female roles.

Bad Casting: Geena Davis In Wal-Mart Film Festival

Al Norman | Posted 03.13.2015 | Business
Al Norman

It sure didn't take much to buy off actor/gender rights activist Geena Davis, who is collaborating with Wal-Mart. On January 6th, the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media announced that Davis will be chairing the Bentonville Film Festival.

Why I'm Boycotting Movies About Men

Lori Day | Posted 01.30.2015 | Entertainment
Lori Day

I've spent half a century watching films that are by, for, and about men. I've paid too much of my hard-earned money supporting a fantasy world where half the human population has gone missing.

Sexualized Culture Is Creating Mental Health Issues in Our Youth

Darryl Roberts | Posted 12.20.2014 | Women
Darryl Roberts

Combating the status quo and demanding more from the media we consume is only one part of addressing the mental health crisis engendered by the over-sexualization of young girls. The other part is to hold ourselves, and the people we know, accountable to make visible changes in the world around us.

A Surefire Sister

Brooke Bastinelli | Posted 11.30.2014 | Impact
Brooke Bastinelli

Let's face it: The world can be pretty cruel to girls. Sometimes, it doesn't feel safe at all or the media are bombarding our senses with confusing information. It's hard to be a girl, but it also can be pretty fabulous.

Ruling Galaxies But Not Countries: New Research on Women in Film

David Kleeman | Posted 11.25.2014 | Entertainment
David Kleeman

Worldwide, across about 5,800 speaking or named characters, roughly 69 percent were male and 31 percent female. Fewer than a quarter of the films had a female lead

Women in Business Q&A: Kathleen Griffith, Managing Director of Business Development, mcgarrybowen

Laura Dunn | Posted 10.08.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Kathleen Griffith spearheads the new business charge at creative 'Agency Of The Year' mcgarrybowen where she oversees the NY agency's account acquisi...

Susan Sarandon's 'Thelma and Louise' Throwback Selfie and Other Selfies We Love

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 08.25.2014 | Entertainment
Jeryl Brunner

It appears that the selfie isn't entirely a new invention. It's just that these days, they are such powerful tools of communication. With one simple snapshot, the selfie is a unique way to be intimate with a celebrity or get a glimpse into their life.

Thelma & Louise, Together Again

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 06.20.2014 | Entertainment

Twenty-three years after Thelma and Louise drove over a cliff and into our hearts, Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon reunited to recapture the Polaroid s...

15 Reasons Why Women Are Crushing It Right Now

Posted 04.24.2014 | Women

Sure, things are undeniably sunnier for women in the “Lean In” culture of 2014, but we’re not fully there yet. Here are some cold, hard facts: ...

Where Are the Girls in Family Films and Media? A Conversation With Madeline Di Nonno

Jordan Lloyd Bookey | Posted 05.24.2014 | Parents
Jordan Lloyd Bookey

There are some lovely shows that simply don't do a great job of representing women or girls. Instead of flipping the channel or finding a new movie, consider talking about what your child is watching first.

Stop Trashing Sheryl Sandberg: Banning 'Bossy' Matters to Feminism

Heather Wood Rudúlph | Posted 05.20.2014 | Women
Heather Wood Rudúlph

Sheryl Sandberg knows business, media and academia, and she knows what limits women in these areas. She's putting her expertise to use where it has the greatest influence. Whether Ban Bossy effectively changes how girls are labeled for all time, or increases the confidence of just a few, it's work worthy of praise.

2 Great Pieces of Advice From Geena Davis

Jordan Lloyd Bookey | Posted 05.05.2014 | Parents
Jordan Lloyd Bookey

As parent of a boy and a girl, I worry about both of them and how they perceive what they see. As much as I'd like to say my kids only watch PBS or don't have screen time at all, that's not the case!

The Academy's Celluloid Ceiling

Martha Burk | Posted 04.30.2014 | Entertainment
Martha Burk

If you look only at the categories for acting, women come in for an equal share of the Oscars, and are often held in higher esteem than the men. But peeking behind the velvet curtains, the scene shifts.

Challenges for Women in the Arts: Reflections on the MAKERS Conference

Lia Chavez | Posted 04.20.2014 | Arts
Lia Chavez

The feminists I know are intriguing creatives, entrepreneurs, mothers and lovers; we love our lingerie and our men (not necessarily in that order), and are passionate about excellence, human dignity, empathy, collaboration and co-creation.

Geena Davis Has A Simple Fix For Hollywood's Women Problem

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 12.16.2013 | Women

Geena Davis, the actress who inspired a generation of young women to dream of being baseball stars and the founder of the Geena Davis Institute on Gen...

What Do These 'Thelma & Louise' Stars Look Like Now?

Posted 09.24.2013 | Celebrity

They starred together in the career-making film "Thelma & Louise" 22 years ago, when both were in their 30s and 40s. But the love between Susan Sarand...

Geena Davis Will Shoot You With An Arrow

Posted 08.28.2013 | Comedy

Geena Davis shows off her archery skills for Funny or Die. So maybe be careful around Geena Davis....

In A World of Women, What's Happened to the Female Voice?

Jaime Lubin | Posted 10.07.2013 | Entertainment
Jaime Lubin

As a woman with a naturally high pitch (dear God, please don't tell me I sound like a sexy baby), I'm conscious of the fact that people do generally tend to pay less attention to female speakers.