Anita Hill (subject of “Anita: Speaking Truth to Power”), chair of the Hollywood Commission and professor at Brandeis University, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, moderates this conversation with Oscar-winning actor Geena Davis (“A League of Their Own”), award-winning filmmaker Alma Har’el (“Honey Boy”), Academy governor and composer Laura Karpman (“Lovecraft Country”), and EVP Creative for Sony Pictures Animation and Oscar-winning producer Karen Rupert Toliver (“Hair Love”) about their personal journey to becoming agents of change. In their discussion, they explore how women of all ages see themselves depicted in the far-reaching world of movies, and how to bring more role models on screen and behind the camera. Would increasing the number of females in decision-making positions usher in a work culture that allows full expression of women’s abilities, leadership skills, intellect and strength? This Academy Dialogue dives into what true equity and inclusion means, how it will inevitably lead to a safer work environment and how to normalize and amplify female leadership and empowerment. Available on the Academy's YouTube on October 8th.
For the full list of Academy Dialogues, visit: https://oscars.org/events/series/academy-dialogues-it-starts-us