It has been 15 years since the Geena Davis Institute
on Gender in Media was founded, and there is still a lot of important work to be done. The actress and producer has worked tirelessly with her team to research the statistics on women working in the entertainment industry, taking that data “privately and directly to the creators and saying, ‘Hey, did you know this?'” But, Davis points out, she is never there to “shame or blame anybody.” After the data is presented, it is up to those in power to consciously choose to change the way they hire.
Now, Davis has lent her own power to Tom Donahue
’s documentary, “This Changes Everything
,” which is designed to shine a more public light on the imbalances both in front of and behind the camera that still exist today.
“Perhaps the behind the camera imbalance is a conscious gender bias and perhaps on-screen is more unconscious,