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.
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.”
Hollywood, Health & Society and Ploughshares Fund held a special screening of the season finale for the hit CBS series "Madam Secretary," followed by a discussion on real-life nuclear threats.
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.
Transgender people have achieved unprecedented media visibility, but does this translate into greater acceptance? New research by USC Annenberg and HH&S sheds light on this question.
In partnership with the BMGF and the World Bank, HH&S brought a group of international TV and film writers to the 13th annual Morelia International Film Festival (FICM) in October 2015 to participate in a panel discussion about storytelling and health, and to lead a workshop with writers in attendance. The festival was founded in 2003 as a way of promoting new trends in Mexican cinema—with the city of Morelia as its main venue—and to contribute to the cultural and touristic activities in the
With guidance from HH&S, Nollywood Workshops (NW) consulted with dozens of TV and filmmakers on a wide variety of health topics some of which have resulted in aired storylines on popular Nigerian TV. HH&S and NW also co-produced a Nollywood feature film, Code of Silence, which addressed sexual assault. HH&S connected the Nollywood screenwriters with established Hollywood writers to collaborate on the final script.
Hollywood, Health & Society and its Indian partners have served as a resource for TV and screenwriters in the entertainment industry of India since 2012, conducting over 250 consultations with television programs that reach tens of millions of viewers on a wide variety of health topics—maternal/child health, reproductive health, vaccines, water and sanitation, environmental health and others.
HH&S drew upon its long-standing connections with the CDC, entertainment industry and local health agencies to present a roundtable at the Los Angeles LGBT Center on the status of HIV/AIDS in entertainment. The discussion brought together TV writers, HIV experts, storytellers and members of the creative team from ABC’s "How to Get Away With Murder."
From collaborating with our global centers in Mumbai and Nigeria to staging events closer to home, Hollywood, Health & Society had a hugely productive year in 2015. Below are just some of the highlights: