3 Oct 2019

Gender equality must start on screen - Geena Davis

From Checkpoint, 6:25 pm on 3 October 2019

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.