Geena Davis: Actor and Advocate

Apr 5, 2010
6:30 PM ET
New York

Academy Award–winning actor Geena Davis has limned strong female characters in films like Thelma & Louise and A League of Their Own and broke ground with her portrayal of the country’s first woman president on television’s Commander in Chief, but her advocacy for women and girls doesn’t end on screen. Five years ago, while watching children's television shows and videos with her young daughter, Davis was struck by the paucity of female characters, inspiring her to create the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, which focuses on boosting the presence of female characters in movies, TV, and other media aimed at young children, battling stereotypes, and functioning as a research resource on gender issues for the entertainment industry as a whole. Paley Center’s President and CEO, Pat Mitchell, talks with Davis about her work on and off screen.

Presented in association with New York Women in Film & Television, New York Women in Communications, and Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media.

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Geena Davis
Interviewed by Pat Mitchell,
President & CEO, The Paley Center for Media
 

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