Hollywood, Health & Society and the Writers Guild of America, East held a panel titled “Repro Writes: Abortion on TV Needs More Choices,” on Thursday, April 12 at the Guild’s headquarters in New York.
TV producer Norman Lear and Academy Award winner Rita Moreno were among the featured guest speakers for a panel discussion about the portrayals of older women in entertainment, at the Writers Guild of America, West.
Hollywood, Health & Society and the Producers Guild of America co-presented a seminar on the power of storytelling, the arts and media to bring about social change.
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.