The summer newsletter spotlights "Barbie," a film in which differences are settled without gun violence; our own Trigger Warning report offers gun guidelines for the media; the second in a series of mixers "Do the Right Thing" promoting BIPOC voices in the creative community; and a “Toxic Tour” that explores first-hand the link between fossil fuels and plastic pollution.
During a free-wheeling conversation held at the Aster Hotel and club in Hollywood, veteran producers and writers Zoanne Clack and Gloria Calderón Kellett regaled a room full of guests with their stories about how they broke into the entertainment industry with the help of others who served as their mentors.
USC Annenberg's Hollywood, Health & Society made a splash with their recent mixer kickoff event titled Do the Write Thing, where creatives and community came together to celebrate voices that don’t get heard enough in Hollywood, specifically people of color and Indigenous groups.
The gathering, held May 10 at the Aster hotel and social club in Hollywood, featured conversation, catching up among friends, and some good old-fashioned networking among the guests.
Featured speakers during an informal panel were:
Hollywood, Health & Society brought together five leading creative talents behind current TV series that are changing up the narrative of what poverty looks like. In much of their storytelling, marginalized communities and people who are poor struggle for a fair shake and the elusive American Dream.
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.
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.
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:
With funding from The SCAN Foundation, Hollywood, Health & Society (HH&S) is working to change cultural narratives around aging.
We know from research that stories can have a significant impact on what people know, feel and do. For better and worse, food’s pervasive depictions in entertainment like movies, television and music can be models for behavior and beliefs. How do these images of food affect us? What if storytellers chose to use their power to inspire audiences to make healthy food choices?
Hollywood, Health & Society, the CDC and the Writers Guild of America, East presented a panel on the topics of health and justice for women at the WGAE in New York.