GEENA DAVIS INSTITUTE ON GENDER IN MEDIA Symposiums are Turning the Lens on Gendered Filmmaking

September 23rd, 2014

Raconteur is proud to be a part of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media symposiums in NY on Sept. 22nd and DC on Sept. 23rd presenting the findings from the first ever Global Gender in Film Study. The study analyzes female character representation and portrayals in the top 11 theatrical box office grossing countries and each countries most successful locally produced films including: Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, Russia, South Korea, United Kingdom and the United States. The study results will include key data points including representation comparisons, portrayals, attributes, sexuality, and careers.

The symposiums will center around high-level panel discussions and convene leading CEOs and decision makers in the entertainment industry, corporations and non-profit organizations interested in the empowerment of women and girls.

Those unable to attend the Symposiums in person can watch the live streaming of the Washington DC event and participate in a live chat on Tuesday September 23, at 2:30 pm EST.

The stream link is:

We will also be holding a Symposium in Los Angeles on October 6. Learn more about the Symposiums and the Study here.


Alison with UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director Mlambo-Ngcuka


Waiting in the wings with the indomitable Geena Davis to start the NY Symposium