Madeline Di Nonno is the Chief Executive Officer of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media. Di Nonno leads the Institute's strategic direction, research, education, advocacy, financial and operational activities. Di Nonno brings thirty years of successful international executive and strategic advisor leadership experience in entertainment, non-profit, digital and consumer packaged goods industries.
Previously, Di Nonno served as President and CEO of On The Scene Productions, a leader in digital content creation and distribution. Di Nonno lead the company’s new business development and digital content platforms for the entertainment, healthcare, and consumer products clients such as Nike, Gatorade, Iconix, and PepsiCo.
Prior to On The Scene, Di Nonno served in executive marketing positions for Anchor Bay Entertainment/Starz Media and Echo Bridge Home Entertainment where she led global brand marketing, branded franchise development, acquisitions, digital media initiatives for home entertainment and limited theatrical releases in North America, United Kingdom and Australia.
As Executive Vice President and GM for Nielsen EDI a leading research provider of Theatrical distribution measurement and information, Di Nonno drove innovations in digitizing product offering, new business and product development and studio theatrical distribution and exhibition client management.
Previously, Di Nonno served as Senior Vice President, Marketing Alliances and Digital media at the Hallmark Channel, and launched the cable channel and established marketing, digital media, e-commerce, and corporate alliance functions. Di Nonno developed revenue-generating, integrated marketing programs with companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Fuji, Mail Boxes Etc., Universal Pictures, Target, Sony Pictures, Chrysler, and Baskin Robbins. Di Nonno pioneered the Channel’s digital media initiatives.
Di Nonno served eight years at Universal Studios Home Video as Vice President, Strategic Marketing where she established the company’s first Digital Platforms and marketing campaigns. Di Nonno supervised marketing campaigns for all theatrical, direct-to-video and library releases and spearheaded Universal’s launch into DVD and interactive.
Di Nonno began her career at ABC Television Network in corporate publicity working on the marketing communications campaigns for mini-series, sports and daytime, including “The Winds of War,” “The Thorn Birds” and the 1984 Olympics.
Di Nonno is a requested keynote speaker at international industry conferences, corporations, academic institutions, film festivals and organizations such as AdWeek, Cannes Lion, CinemaCon, CTAM, Digital Hollywood, CES, The White House, The Department of State, UNESCO, the United Nations. Di Nonno has been featured in media outlets such as The New York Times, FOX News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Forbes, MediaWeek, Huffington Post, Kidscreen, Fast Company, and Wired Magazine.
Di Nonno holds a bachelor’s degree from Boston University.
Di Nonno serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Television Academy Foundation; Board of Directors: Population Media Center, and Promundo U.S.; Advisory Board for PBS Kid’s Ready Jet Go, GameChanger Films; Strategic Advisor, YouTube Red’s Hyperlinked. Di Nonno served as President of the Glass Lions Jury for the Cannes Lions 2016.
Look Who’s Still Talking the Most in Movies: White Men
New York Times [August 4, 2017]
Advertising and Hollywood Have the Power to Change How People See Women
AdWeek [September 26, 2016]
The women missing from the silver screen and the technology used to find them
Unilever to Unstereotype Portrayals of Gender in Advertising
Business Wire [June 24, 2016]
TWF Gala Dinner 2015 - Keynote Speech by Madeline Di Nonno
TWFHK [November 2, 2015]
Get That Life: How I Became the CEO of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media
Cosmopolitan [August 10, 2015]
Making Hollywood Less Sexist, One Crowd Scene at a Time
Huffington Post [March 24, 2015]
See Jane? Zoobean Experts on Air with Madeline Di Nonno (Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media)
Zoobean [March 19, 2014]
Caugh In The Act // Madeline Di Nonno
Creative Visions Foundation