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.
Our fall issue gives an idea of HH&S’ busy calendar recently—the 2019 Sentinel Awards, with special guests that included Ava DuVernay, Norman Lear, Sam Levinson, Camilla Luddington, Chris Sullivan and Isabella Gomez; events on addiction and mental health, nuclear risk, maternal health, reproductive rights, and older adults; experts weighing in on killer robots, and so much more.
In a sometimes moving and deeply personal ceremony, the 2019 Sentinel Awards honored 13 TV shows for outstanding storylines dealing with critical topics such as addiction, criminal justice, mental health, nuclear risk and sexual assault.
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.