Hollywood actor Geena Davis has told an audience in Auckland that changes to gender inequality should begin on screen.
The star is one of the headline speakers at the two-day Power of Inclusion film industry conference - where she said film and TV producers have an opportunity to present a vision of the future.
The star of the 1991 female-focused classic Thelma and Louise has been a longtime proponent of women's rights and an advocate for gender equality.
She founded the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media in 2004.
Speaking a short time ago, she said gender disparity is often starkly obvious at leadership level.