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Geena Davis

Why the Female Lead in Pixar's "Inside Out" Is Important

Pixar's "Inside Out" hits theaters Friday! The movie stars a young girl named Riley, who is moved from the Midwest to San Francisco. That's when her emotions – Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness – have to figure out how to navigate a new city, house and school. Read More »

Lifetime Pushes for Women in Film With New 'Broad Focus' Initiative

Lifetime is working toward giving women the chance to make a stronger presence within the film and entertainment industry. Read More »

These Women Say Men Should Just Have It All

Did you know? Only 93 percent of films released by major studios last year were directed by men! And only 70 percent of speaking roles in films are given to men. Read More »

Be an Everyday MAKER for International Women's Day

International Women’s Day is an opportunity to celebrate women’s achievements and call for greater equality. It’s what we do at MAKERS on a daily basis, and we think this day is a chance to consider how you can champion this cause. Read More »

Geena Davis to Spearhead a Women and Diversity Film Festival This May

In May, actress Geena Davis will inaugurate the Bentonville Film Festival in Arkansas—a five-day event featuring a star-studded advisory board including Angela Bassett, Bruce Dern, Samuel L. Jackson, Julianne Moore, Paula Patton, Natalie Portman, Nina Tassler, and Shailene Woodley. Better yet? The festival is dedicated to celebrating women and diversity in film. Read More »

You're Seeing Less Women in Film Than You Think

Though Lucy made more money than Hercules this summer, and Frozen became the highest-grossing animated film, women are still underrepresented in media around the world. Read More »

MAKERS Announces Six New Documentaries at TCA Press Tour

Today the MAKERS team is in Los Angeles to announce our six new documentaries at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour. Read More »