Hollywood Takes: On Aging

A California Commission on Aging Initiative 2018

“Hollywood Takes: On Aging” is a California Commission on Aging (CCoA) initiative to engage the entertainment industry to improve society’s perspective on aging by advancing more authentic, non-stereotypic representation of older adult characters and storylines in television and film.

What is Hollywood’s Take on Aging?

"What is Hollywood's Take on Aging?", an editorial by Carla Gardini, the Executive Vice President of Harpo Films. Ms.Gardini submitted this editorial to the California Commission On Aging.

Hollywood Takes: On Aging -- Roundtable

The California Commission on Aging convened influential representatives from entertainment, media and aging for a strategic planning Roundtable on March 1 in Los Angeles to explore principles and practices to move the initiative forward.

Roundtable Presenters

Roundtable presenters included: Katherine Pieper, PhD, Research Scientist, USC Annenberg Inclusive Initiative; George Shannon, PhD, USC Professor of Gerontology and former television and film actor; Kate Folb, Director, Hollywood, Health & Society, USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center; Arielle Burstein, Associate Director, Center for the Future of Aging, Milken Institute; and Paul Petersen (Moderator), Actor, Author and Advocate.

Commissioners Roundtable Presenters
Paul Peterson Roundtable Moderator and Chair Walsh
Arielle Burstein and Kate Folb, Roundtable Presenters