The Power of TV: Reshaping Breast Cancer Narratives

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January 25, 2023

About The Event

A public program of the Television Academy Foundation:

The Power of TV: Reshaping Breast Cancer Narratives

Developed in partnership with Hollywood, Health & Society, a program of the University of Southern California Annenberg Norman Lear Center, the event will assemble storytellers and a medical and public health expert to discuss the very-real disparities in health care services that exist in access to health risk, prevention, treatment messages, and care for people of color.

The conversation will focus primarily on young women who are most affected by early onset breast cancer, the inequities in access to risk information and health care, and how television programs can inspire young women to take action for their health. Speakers will explore ways in which content creators can shed light on the topic and promote positive social change by incorporating more storylines on these issues in their programs.

Panelists

  • Krista Vernoff, Showrunner and Executive Producer, Grey's Anatomy and Station 19
  • Kristi Korzec, Writer and Co-Executive Producer, Superman and Lois
  • Alena Smith, Creator of Dickinson on Apple TV+
  • Carlie Thompson, Board-certified and fellowship-trained breast surgical oncologist

Moderator

  • Carri Twigg, co-founder and head of development for Culture House production company

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Complimentary Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Panel

RSVP is required. Click here to RSVP or visit TelevisionAcademy.com/power-of-tv/tickets

This is a public event of the Television Academy Foundation. Television Academy Members and the public are invited to attend. Each individual may reserve up to two tickets.

All attendees must provide proof of vaccination or proof of a negative COVID test taken within 48 hours of the event. The date of the last shot must be more than two weeks prior to the event. Digital or hard-copy proof of vaccinations will be accepted. The COVID test must be time and date stamped.

Event will take place inside the Television Academy's Saban Media Center. Guests are not required to wear masks; however, disposable masks will be available at registration should guests prefer masking.

Can't make the event? No problem! This event will be recorded and you can watch on TelevisionAcademy.com the week following the event.

Seating is subject to availability; first come, first served. Admittance is not guaranteed.


Moderator


Carri Twigg, co-founder and head of development for Culture House production company


Panelists 


Krista Vernoff, Showrunner and Executive Producer, Grey's Anatomy and Station 19


Kristi Korzec, Writer and Co-Executive Producer, Superman and Lois


Alena Smith, Creator of Dickinson on Apple TV+


Carlie Thompson, Board-certified and fellowship-trained breast surgical oncologist and an assistant professor of surgery

 

Produced By

This event is presented and hosted
by the Television Academy Foundation
in partnership with Hollywood, Health & Society,
a program of the USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center

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January 25, 2023
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9:00 am PST

Where:

Location

Saban Media Center
Television Academy
5210 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
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