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.
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.
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.
Hollywood, Health & Society held a special lunch with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his wife at the home of Lyn and Norman Lear to discuss how the entertainment industry can help support the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
"Madam Secretary," "black-ish" and "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" were among the winners at the 17th annual Sentinel Awards ceremony, a glittering evening that celebrated exemplary TV storylines covering health and climate change topics and featured a special appearance by Norman Lear.
The 13 Sentinel Awards honorees for 2019 feature storylines that shine a light on a range of health and social topics, including criminal justice, addiction/recovery, maternal health, HIV/AIDS, mental health, and the existential threats of nuclear safety and climate change.
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.”
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.
Our co-sponsored panel with Ploughshares Fund brought together activists, policy-makers, experts and the entertainment industry on building a safer world free from the threat of nuclear weapons. The event featured Michael Douglas, award-winning actor/producer and UN Messenger for Peace.
Hollywood, Health & Society and the TV Academy Foundation co-sponsored a special panel discussion, “The Power of TV: Reproductive Health and Access in Storytelling,” focusing on how entertainment has influenced attitudes and access to safe reproductive choice and women’s healthcare.