Kate Folb, Gloria Calderón Kellett and Zoanne Clack during panel discussion at Do the Write Thing mixer
Thursday, August 3, 2023 - 12:00am

During a free-wheeling conversation held at the Aster Hotel and club in Hollywood, veteran producers and writers Zoanne Clack and Gloria Calderón Kellett regaled a room full of guests with their stories about how they broke into the entertainment industry with the help of others who served as their mentors.

tank shooting out doves of peace instead of ammunition
Monday, July 24, 2023 - 12:00am to Friday, July 28, 2023 - 12:00am

What happens when you bring Hollywood to a Washington, D.C. think tank? The Statecraft Stories workshop, held virtually across the last week of July, invited Quincy Institute researchers, policy analysts, CNN contributors, journalists, authors, veterans, and a former CIA staffer to put aside their jobs promoting diplomacy to participate in interactive sessions designed to provide powerful narrative storytelling tools in communicating important messages.

Group of writers in Wilmington during Plastic Pollution Toxic Tour
Tuesday, June 13, 2023 - 12:00am

It’s no secret that plastic is bad for the environment, but the inextricable relationship between plastic and fossil fuels is often overlooked: 99% of the world’s plastic is made from refined fossil fuels, and plastic harms the planet at every stage of its eternal life cycle, beginning with air pollution and carbon emissions from the oil refineries that create plastic and ending with waste polluting the oceans and littering the Earth. 

Main image of panelists taken at Do the Write Thing mixer
Wednesday, May 10, 2023 - 12:00am

USC Annenberg's Hollywood, Health & Society made a splash with their recent mixer kickoff event titled Do the Write Thing, where creatives and community came together to celebrate voices that don’t get heard enough in Hollywood, specifically people of color and Indigenous groups.

Image of a beautiful sunset to convey the topic of death and dying
Wednesday, April 26, 2023 - 12:00am

When it comes to American TV entertainment, death is overwhelmingly delivered in breathtaking fashion—shootings, stabbings, suffocation (includes drowning), suicide, beatings, poisonings and explosions.

Extrapolations panel discussion
Wednesday, April 12, 2023 - 12:00am

USC’s School of Cinematic Arts presented a special screening of Extrapolations, the Apple TV+ series about climate change, that was followed by a Q&A with show creator Scott Z. Burns and executive producer and writer Dorothy Fortenberry.

Panel members at The Power of TV discussion on breast cancer
Wednesday, January 25, 2023 - 12:00am

Hollywood showrunners, writers and producers were joined by a medical expert for a discussion about young women affected by early onset breast cancer, how the disease disproportionately affects women of color, and the importance of messaging to raise awareness about risk.