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Highlights From “Writing Disabled Characters” Panel (VIDEO)

The Writers Guild of America, East. in partnership with the Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts, presented a panel on “Writing Disabled Characters” on June 10. 

The panel was hosted by Tom Fontana (OZ, HOMICIDE: LIFE ON THE STREET) and moderated by Howard Sherman, acting executive director of Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts. Panelists included George Gallego (Founder and CEO, Wheels of Progress), Alexandria Wailes (actor, NURSE JACKIE), Susan Kim (Writer, WONDER PETS!, ARTHUR), Kristen Lange (Writer, THE MICHAEL J. FOX SHOW) and Marygrace O’Shea (Writer, LAW & ORDER).

Below are four highlight video clips from the event.

George Gallego (Founder and CEO of Wheels of Progress)

Susan Kim (WONDER PETS!, ARTHUR, DRAGON TALES)

Marygrace O’Shea (LAW & ORDER) and Alexandria Wailes (NURSE JACKIE)

Kristen Lange (MICHAEL J. FOX SHOW) and Marygrace O’Shea (LAW & ORDER)

Video Highlights From WGAE’s Panel On Portraying Obamacare in TV & Film

Hollywood, Health & Society collaborated with the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE), in presenting “The Affordable Care Act: Comedy, Drama & Reality,” a panel on portraying Obamacare in TV and film, at the WGAE headquarters in New York.

Panel members were Julie Green Bataille, director of the Office of Communications, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS); Wendell Potter, former head of communications for the giant health insurance company CIGNA and author of Deadly Spin: An Insurance Company Insider Speaks Out on How Corporate PR Is Killing Health Care and Deceiving Americans; and Trudy Lieberman, a veteran journalist who has written extensively about health and health-care coverage.

Marty Kaplan, director of The Norman Lear Center, and Michael Winship, president of the WGAE, served as co-moderators.

Hollywood, Health & Society is a program of the USC Annenberg Lear Center that connects TV writers/producers and filmmakers with health and climate change experts on questions dealing with storylines in scripts. HH&S’ resources and services are free.

Here are some video highlights from the event:

Julie Green Bataille, director of the Office of Communications for the CMS, discusses the importance of getting the right information to people about the Affordable Care Act.

Wendell Potter and Trudy Lieberman discuss the use of language in promoting and disparage the Affordable Care Act.

Wendell Potter discusses why he left CIGNA to become an outspoken critic of the health insurance industry.

Journalist Trudy Lieberman talks about widespread hunger among the elderly in America.