Partners with Birds Nest Foundation and Storio Creative To Stand Up Against Sexual Harassment
November 14, 2017 (Los Angeles, CA) – Today, The Creative Coalition announces the launch of #KeepTellingPeople™, a PSA campaign created to empower all people to help eradicate the sexual harassment and assault epidemic.
The PSA is directed by actor and President of The Creative Coalition Tim Daly (“Madam Secretary”) and actor and Board Member of The Creative Coalition Cheryl Hines (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”); and co-produced by Caroline Hirsch (Carolines on Broadway), Bill Prady (Creator and Executive Producer, “The Big Bang Theory”), The Creative Coalition CEO Robin Bronk, Birds Nest Foundation (BNF), BNF CEO Avis Richards, Storio Creative, and Storio Creative Co-Founder Suzanne Klein. The Creative Coalition also will be partnering with leading national nonprofit organizations (focused on eliminating sexual harassment) to use the unique power and platform of the entertainment industry to drive positive social welfare change.
“By furthering discussion of this heartbreaking issue, we hope to be a catalyst for change,” said Tim Daly President of The Creative Coalition. “It is vital that we act now.”
“We’re fortunate to have these amazing actors and influencers join forces with The Creative Coalition to give a voice to this campaign,” said Cheryl Hines.
Leading the cast for the PSA is actor, activist and member of The Creative Coalition Alyssa Milano. “As a nation, we must address practices and attitudes that have become far too prevalent and widely-accepted,” said Milano. “I’m honored to play a part in the efforts to change a terrible cultural norm.”
In addition to Daly, Hines, and Milano, others participating in the PSA include actors: Wanda Sykes (“Black-ish”), Chad Lowe (“Supergirl”), Kevin Nealon (“Man With a Plan”), Wendi McLendon-Covey (“The Goldbergs”), Reid Scott (“VEEP”), Marcus Scribner (“Black-ish”), Lea DeLaria (“Orange Is the New Black”), and Sean Giambrone (“The Goldbergs”), among others.
“It is more important than ever for those with the ability to speak up to raise their voices and put an end to this pervasive plague,” said Robin Bronk, The Creative Coalition CEO. “#KeepTellingPeople is empowerment. And, The Creative Coalition is not only launching an awareness campaign, but we also are connecting with those ‘boots-on-the-ground’ organizations that are changing the landscape for everyone.”
“It is imperative that we give voice to this issue,” says Caroline Hirsch, Founder of Carolines on Broadway. “It’s an honor for me to partner with The Creative Coalition to help bring the very best of the entertainment industry together to lend their voices and their support to this effort to end the kind of behavior that has plagued the business.”
“#KeepTellingPeople is about maintaining the momentum of this pivotal moment, amplifying voices, and triggering real change,” said Suzanne Klein, Co-Founder of Storio Creative.
“By providing grants to create visual PSAs, we are gifting important non-profits a voice to raise awareness to their ever-growing and pressing causes. Whether it’s corporate America or the entertainment business, the guideline has to be no tolerance for sexual harassment. We applaud all the brave women and men who have stepped forward to address this issue,” said Avis Richards, CEO & Founder of Birds Nest Foundation.
ABOUT THE CREATIVE COALITION: The Creative Coalition (www.TheCreativeCoalition.org) is the premier nonprofit, 501(c)(3) nonpartisan social welfare and public advocacy organization of the arts and entertainment community. Founded in 1989, by Christopher Reeve, Alec Baldwin, Susan Sarandon, and other prominent members of the creative community, The Creative Coalition uses the power and platform of the arts and entertainment communities in award-winning public service and advocacy campaigns. The Creative Coalition leads the #KeepTellingPeople campaign in an effort to help eradicate the sexual harassment plague. Actor Tim Daly serves as The Creative Coalition’s president.
ABOUT BIRDS NEST FOUNDATION: Avis Richards is the Founder & CEO of Birds Nest Foundation™, a 501(c)(3) non-profit creative group that produces award-winning documentaries, short videos and public service announcements (PSAs) for charitable organizations. To date, Richards has granted PSAs, short films and documentaries to dozens of non-profits and made more than 500 videos including ones helmed by Goldie Hawn, Michael Bolton, Andre Agassi and John Legend, to name a few. Her productions have touched upon important issues such as education, health, women’s issues, environment, anti-violence, and more. For more information regarding the Birds Nest Foundation and its work, please visit www.birdsnestfoundation.org.
ABOUT STORIO CREATIVE: Storio Creative is a boutique brand strategy and content marketing agency. Uniquely positioned at the intersection of branding and storytelling, Storio Creative develops messaging that is fresh, evocative and impactful. The team builds digital communication programs from the ground up and partners with in-house teams to conceptualize and execute content initiatives. Co-founded by Suzanne Klein and Erin Micheletti in 2013, Storio Creative has offices in New York and Austin, Texas.www.StorioCreative.com
Special thanks to Formosa Studios, Winged Pup Productions, Composer PT Walkley, Proserpine Digital, Warren Tricomi, GlamSquad, Social Architects, Laura Vogel, Willa Hernandez, Maria Chirinos, Nina McLemore, Erin Micheletti, and Sarah Micheletti.