Stacy L. Smith, Faculty Fellow, presented her research on "Gender in Media" at the Skirball Cultural Center in December. Smith's research examined the female role models that appear in family films and the frequency in which female characters appear in these movies. According to the Geena Davis Institute, 400 of the top grossing films released between 1990 and 2006 were analyzed. At that time, the ratio of male-to-female characters was determined to be 2.71-to-one. The article can be found on FishbowlLA….
Faculty Fellow Stacy Smith was featured in a Newsweek article about female presence in children's film. Smith, along with her colleague, Marc Choueiti studied 122 family films and found that only 29.7% of the characters were female. Smith's study was commissioned by the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, which has been compiling data on women in film….