Geena Davis Institute on Gender in the Media’s 2014 Findings

Today is the third of three global symposiums where the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in the Media will present their findings of a global study of film. The findings of the study still prove that many things have to change to create gender equality for women on film and beyond the camera. Here are some of their findings:

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2014 Oscars Provide More Incentive For Diversity

Each year Hollywood dresses up and celebrates the Academy Awards. Movies are made on an incentive basis. Often that incentive is money, but the golden statue called Oscar can become the treasure sought after by filmmakers, too. This year’s Oscars ceremony really drove home that, in the words of Cate Blanchett, “the world is round” and comprised of all types of people who have many varying stories to be told. Hopefully the ceremony put a few new twinkles in the eyes of producers, directors, and actors to step beyond their comfort zone and create more diverse stories. Here are ten ways the Oscars might help shift the prevailing wisdom in Hollywood.

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