Hollywood, Health & Society's panel discussion "Friday the 13th: Rewriting the Nuclear Horror Story" brought urgent attention to a topic that not too long ago was seen by many as a relic of the Cold War and a distant threat.
Eleven honorees were celebrated for outstanding TV storylines at the 2017 Sentinel Awards, a glittering red-carpet event held in Hollywood that featured celebrities, writers and producers. Even journalist and news correspondent Katie Couric got in on the act.
“Pregnant Pause: To Have (or Not Have) a Baby on TV,” Hollywood, Health & Society's panel at the WGAW on July 31, explored topics on abortion, childbirth and maternal health, and looked at their depictions in TV entertainment.
U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy called for a fundamental change in fighting America’s opioid epidemic, saying that those struggling with addiction have a chronic illness and need treatment, along with counseling, compassion and support.
Hollywood, Health & Society commemorated the 20th anniversary of HBO's "In the Gloaming" at the Ray Kurtzman Theater at CAA with a screening of excerpts from the film, followed by a panel discussion on HIV and Hollywood.
"Clinical Trials So White" explored the low percentage of minority participation in research trials—especially African Americans and Hispanics—and how the lack of diversity could hamper discoveries of new treatments and impede efforts to determine how they affect underrepresented populations.
Our “Atomic Football” event was a night to think about the unthinkable, including nuclear proliferation and war, and the grim prospect of terrorists getting their hands on a weapon of mass destruction. But there was also a ray of hope—the role entertainment can play in raising public awareness.