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    Geena Davis Shares Two Simple Steps for Making Hollywood Less Sexist

    Geena Davis doesn't just play strong women onscreen in films like "Thelma & Louise" and "A League of Their Own" -- she also helps them succeed in real life, through her Institute on Gender in Media, which is behind some of the most thorough research on the media's depictions of gender and sex.

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    Can Women Drive Studio Movie Decision Making?

    Women and Hollywood is continuing the fight for more female protagonists and a greater diversity of women on screen and in all positions in Hollywood.

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    How the Demise of the Romantic Comedy Will Affect Women

    Some reasons behind the death of a genre.

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    The High and Low Points of 2013

    As we close out this year, I thought it might be useful to tease out some of the high and low points and give shout-outs to a couple of people who have touched us this year.

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    Geena Davis: "We Are Enculturating Kids to See Women and Girls as Not Taking Up Half the Space"

    The problem isn't just that female characters were being sidelined by male protagonists, but that "the fictitious villages and jungles and kingdoms and interplanetary civilizations [in the movies] were nearly bereft of female population," even in family films.

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    Gamechanger Films to Fund Women Directed Films

    A new movie fund, Gamechanger Films, is set to fund women directed films only. It's the first fund to specifically focus on women directors.

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    Must Watch: Geena Davis Takes a Shot for Gender Equality

    The awesome Geena Davis has done a video with Funny or Die to bring awareness about gender equality in film and television.

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    UN Women and Geena Davis to Partner on Global Study on Representation of Females in Family Films

    UN Women is partnering with The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media to analyze the representations of female characters in family films globally. This is the first time a study of this nature has been done.

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    Geena Davis Speaks About the Lack of Opportunities for Women in Hollywood at the MPAA

    Last week, in a conversation with Rep. Rosa DeLaura, D-Conn., Geena Davis spoke to the Motion Picture Association of American about the lack of opportunities and the dismal statistics for women working in Hollywood. Davis touched upon many topics including ageism in Hollywood and citing her own expe...

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    Toni Collette and Geena Davis to Headline Two TV Pilots

    Toni Collette and Geena Davis are coming back to your television screens in two new bad-ass women focused television shows. It’ll be great to have these two extremely talented actresses back on our TV screens.

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