There were no red carpets, banners, media lights or tables festooned with flowers, candles and dinnerware, but the 2020 Sentinel Awards, celebrating their 20th anniversary, did have plenty of one important thing: Heart.
Back by popular demand, Hollywood, Health & Society organized a storytelling workshop for nuclear and security experts for the second consecutive year, this time a virtual four-day event held in mid-September that included 25 members of the atomic community Zooming in from locations such as t
What threw the topic of over-incarceration in the U.S. into sharp relief wasn't so much the bleak laundry list of statistics that underscored the fact that we lock up more people than the rest of the world—and for longer periods of time.
In a sometimes moving and deeply personal ceremony, the 2019 Sentinel Awards honored 13 TV shows for outstanding storylines dealing with critical topics such as addiction, criminal justice, mental health, nuclear risk and sexual assault.
Writer/producer Sarah Watson (“The Bold Type”) opened the Atomic Storytelling workshop with a quote from the film “Dead Poets Society" meant to inspire students to look at writing with an authentic and emotional perspective: “No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.”
Screenwriter John August ("Aladdin") moderated a panel discussion on how Hollywood can help change the narrative about drug addiction and mental health. At one point, he asked the speakers on stage to recount something they had seen in a film or on TV that they didn’t want to see anymore.
HH&S Director Kate Folb moderated a panel titled “Better With Age: Growing Older on TV” at the eighth annual ATX Television Festival on June 9.