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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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    Geena Davis Will Play an Eccentric Bounty Hunter in a Pilot for TNT

    For many actresses, particularly ones over the dismaying low age studios films have as an unofficial cut-off, TV's become the main sanctuary for richer female characters -- which may be why Geena Davis is headed back to TV after a stint as the heroine of ABC's White House drama "Command...

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    Beyond the Veil of the Flesh: David Cronenberg's THE FLY (1986) on Blu-ray

    I’m glad I re-watched David Cronenberg’s 1986 version of "The Fly" on Blu-ray. I haven't watched it in decent resolution since I saw it in a theater on first release. It's still brilliant and perfect, and profoundly moving—maybe Cronenberg's greatest and most perfect film; a horror tragedy that does...

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    Watch This: See Jane Trailer from Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

    Geena Davis's commitment to gender in the media is truly inspiring. See Jane, an affiliated program with her Institute on Gender in the Media, focuses specifically on making sure that children's media has a balanced and varied portrayal of female characters. The below trailer illustrates som...

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    Sexism Watch: Popular Media is Dominated By Men

    As consumers of media we know that things are biased.  That's why it is so important that we have data to backup what we are seeing and feeling.  And it's great that we have people like Geena Davis who are willing to stand up and say, yes, things are biased and they must change.

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    Is Princess Culture Redeemable?

    I am extremely ambivalent about the whole princess thing.  If I never saw another princess anywhere it would be too soon.  But I live in the real world and write about Hollywood and Hollywood is infused with princesses.  In fact,  we've got two big princess movies coming down...

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    Women, War and Peace Debuts on PBS October 11

    This week in NY was the annual opening of the UN General Assembly where heads of states make their speeches. Seeing all these dudes stand up at the podium while the world is a total mess one thing is clear -- we need more women's voices involved at all levels of government and diplomacy.

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