Davis, USC Annenberg release "Gender Roles & Occupations" findings | Sexism watch: Popular media is dominated by men | Diane Keaton honored as a woman pioneer in Hollywood
November 15, 2012
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Davis, USC Annenberg release "Gender Roles & Occupations" findings
The latest research on gender in media, released this week at the third Symposium on Gender in Media of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, found that women in prime-time television roles are less likely to be gainfully employed than men (44.3% to 54.5%, respectively), but are more likely to be seen in sexy attire. The Gender Roles & Occupations: A Look at Character Attributes and Job-Related Aspirations in Film and Television study is a collaboration between USC Annenberg and the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media. The Healthy MEdia Commission for Positive Images of Women and Girls, co-chaired by actor Geena Davis, released recommendations this week to help promote more realistic portrayals of women and girls in all media. Variety (subscription required) (11/13), The Huffington Post (11/13), iStockAnalyst (11/13), RBR.com (11/14)
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Diane Keaton honored as a woman pioneer in Hollywood
The Hollywood Reporter has named Diane Keaton as the recipient of the 2012 Sherry Lansing Leadership Award for women in the entertainment industry who are pioneers, mentors and philanthropists. ?For four decades, Diane Keaton has shown women how far we can go and how deeply we can affect change," The Hollywood Reporter?s editorial director Janice Min said. Keaton is "a role model for women across generations." The Hollywood Reporter (11/12)
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Ex-Lifetime, WB exec Susanne Daniels to head programming at MTV
Susanne Daniels, the ex-programming chief at Lifetime and former president of entertainment at the WB, has been hired as MTV's president of programming. Daniels takes over the job from David Janollari, who is leaving the position after a three-year stint. The change comes as MTV reportedly looks to beef up its scripted programming slate. The New York Times (tiered subscription model)/Media Decoder blog (11/12), The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model) (11/12)
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Who's who among women in home entertainment?
Home Media Magazine compiled its fifth annual list of the top female executives in the home entertainment industry. They include Mary Daily of 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, Lori MacPherson of The Walt Disney Studios and Lexine Wong of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Home Media Magazine (11/12)
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How demographics contributed to Obama's win
Exit polling shows that 59% of white voters favored Mitt Romney in the presidential election, but President Barack Obama was able to claim the election with strong support among women, young people and minorities. Fifty-five percent of women voted for Obama. The Seattle Times/Ed Cetera blog (11/7), The Seattle Times/The Associated Press (11/7)
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Pakistan to open "Malala Schools" in honor of schoolgirl advocate
Pakistan has announced plans to open special schools for poor children, naming them after the schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, who is in Britain recovering from a shooting. The United Nations declared this past Saturday a global day of action for girls' education in her honor. The Express Tribune (Pakistan)/Agence France-Presse (11/12)
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See Jane unveils new PSA video
Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media has unveiled a new infographic-style public service announcement video outlining the importance of challenging gender stereotypes. Watch It. Share it. Help spread the word.
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Geena Davis Institute on Gender in the Media Founded by Academy Award®-winning actor Geena Davis, the Institute is the only research-based organization working with media and entertainment companies with cutting-edge research, education, and advocacy programs to dramatically improve how girls and women are reflected in media targeting children 11 and under. For more information visit: www.seejane.org.
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