Goody Awards and USC Annenberg host Girl Rising Screening 4/18/13
Sponsored by USC Annenberg, Goody Awards, Net Impact LA and Net Impact USC
The Goody Awards is excited to host a special “Girl Rising” screening on Thurs, 4/18/13 at 6:30pm with USC Annenberg, Net Impact LA, and Net Impact USC. This event will be held at the USC Annenberg Auditorium, and is part of a bigger Goody Awards marketing campaign for “Girl Empowerment” (April 7-May 31, 2013). If you would like to attend this screening, please RSVP here.
Event – Join us for a special “Girl Rising” documentary screening, Filmmaker Q&A, Goody Awards presentation and Reception on Thurs, 4/18/13, 6:30-10:00pm sponsored by USC Annenberg, Goody Awards, Net Impact LA and Net Impact USC. The event will be held at the USC Annenberg Auditorium, 3502 Watt Way, Los Angeles, CA 90007. USC Students, Net Impact LA Members, and Goody Awards fans are invited to attend.
Screening – “Girl Rising” is a powerful documentary/narrative film directed by Academy-Award Nominee Richard E Robbins. The film shares the stories of 9 girls in developing nations (Haiti, Peru, Afghanistan, India, Sierra Leon, Egypt, Nepal, Ethopia) and how education raised their self-esteem and positively changed their lives. The stories are narrated by celebrities, including: Freida Pinto, Anne Hathaway, Selena Gomez, Liam Neesom, Salma Hayek, Cate Blanchett, Meryl Streep, Alicia Keys, Priyanka Chopra, and Chloe Moretz, and were written by local writers who were paired with the girls. This film is brought to by 10×10. Official Trailer.
Filmmaker Panel / Q&A – Dr Stacy L Smith (Moderator, USC Annenberg Professor and Researcher) will moderate a filmmaker panel discussion with Beth Osisek (“Girl Rising”, Filmmaker, Award-Winning Journalist) and Rediate Tekeste (“Girl Rising”, Filmmaker and “World Vision”.)
Golden Goody Award (aka Oscar for social good) – Goody Awards Founder and Net Impact LA Advisory Board Member Liz H Kelly will present this special award to Erica Greve, Unlikely Heroes Founder, whose mission is to rescue, restore and rehabilitate child victims of sex slavery through the implementation of restoration homes, rescue and prevention programs worldwide. This special award is part of a bigger Goody Awards “Girl Empowerment” cause marketing campaign to raise awareness of the power of education raising girls self-esteem and opening doors to endless possibilities.
Panelists and Golden Goody Award
Panel Moderator Stacy L. Smith (Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara, 1999) joined the USC Annenberg faculty in the fall of 2003. Her research focuses on 1) content patterns pertaining to gender and race on screen in film and TV; 2) employment patterns behind-the-camera in entertainment; 3) barriers and opportunities facing women on screen and behind-the-camera in studio and independent films; and 4) children’s responses to mass media portrayals (television, film, video games) of violence, gender and hypersexuality.
Beth Osisek is a producer who travelled to Haiti, Sierra Leone, and India on the “Girl Rising” film. She is also an award-winning journalist who cut her teeth during the overthrow of the Soviet Union as a producer living in Moscow. She has worked for ABC News and the The Christian Science Monitor and has reported on stories ranging from human trafficking to celebrity profiles. Most recently, she worked on the PBS documentary MAKERS: Women who Make History. She is driven by a belief in the power of an individual’s story to impact change. She lives with her husband and three children in Los Angeles.
Rediate Tekeste worked both on the film, and in the field with World Vision, one of the “Girl Rising” NGO partners. As a first generation Ethiopian immigrant, Rediate has seen first-hand the benefits of educating women in developing countries. After completing her B.A in Intercultural Communications, she moved back to Ethiopia where she worked for World Vision Ethiopia as a Journalist, and then established the Communication Department at a smaller NGO, Selam Children’s Village.
Rediate was first introduced to the 10×10 film team while working with their partners at World Vision Ethiopia. Upon her return to the U.S., she joined the team as the Production Coordinator and traveled to India, Nepal and back to Ethiopia for the production of “Girl Rising”. She is currently pursuing her M.A at USC Annenberg School, and is excited to combine her passion for innovative methods of development and education.
Liz H Kelly created the Goody Awards™ that facilitates social good awards via Twitter, cause marketing campaigns and special awards at live events. Their mission is to inspire change by recognizing the good in the world. As CEO/Founder, she’s helped build companies and recognition programs for Fox Interactive Media/MySpace, Paramount Pictures, the first Sprint PCS office, T. Rowe Price, and interactive startups. Liz is currently the CEO of Sunrise Road Media, along with being on the Advisory Board of Net Impact LA and Global Girl Media.
Erica Greve (Unlikely Heroes Founder) will be presented with a Golden Goody Award (aka Oscar for Social Good). Their mission is to rescue, restore and rehabilitate child victims of sex slavery worldwide through the implementation of restoration homes, rescue and prevention programs worldwide. They have a restoration home in the Philippines, and her goals are in alignment with the “Girl Rising” film’s goal to prevent girls from falling into slavery, prostitution and child labor.
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