Fall 2018 Real to Reel

The fall newsletter features stories about a two-wheeled trek across the U.S. to raise arthritis awareness; black patients missing out on promising new cancer drugs; how telemedicine could fill in the gaps on abortion care; the approaching Silver Tsunami; and why some C-sections are a necessary risk.

Reproductive Health and Access in Storytelling

Hollywood, Health & Society and the TV Academy co-sponsored a special panel discussion, “The Power of TV: Reproductive Health and Access in Storytelling,” on how entertainment has influenced attitudes and access to safe reproductive choice and women’s healthcare.

The Nov. 7 event drew storytellers and experts that explored TV’s depiction of the topics through the years—from Maude to Murphy Brown to Jane the Virgin and Dear White People

2018 Sentinel Awards

What other Hollywood awards night can boast that a president of the United States was a guest? But there he was, taking center stage at the 2018 Sentinel Awards, and living up to the qualities he displays before millions every week—intelligence, compassion, poise, courage, truthfulness.

Sure, there was that moment in Season 4 when he exhibited some unusual behavior that had everyone in his administration perplexed and worried. (As it turned out, medical reasons forced him to step aside under the 25th Amendment; his vice president then got the Big Gig.)

Summer 2018 Real to Reel

Our summer newsletter spotlights stories about HIV prevention on campuses; the disabled community debating inclusion in film roles; older adults joining the cannabis craze to help treat age-related ailments; and why medical care for pregnant women is growing dangerously distant for women in rural America. 

Producing and Marketing for Social Impact

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.

The event, held at Wallis Annenberg Hall on the USC campus, consisted of two panels featuring representatives from organizations that support the creative community by providing resources and expert information about key social issues, and producers and production companies “dedicated to creating cause-related films, documentaries and television content.”