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Real Crime Profile
#444: Menendez + Menudo: Boys Betrayed | Part 5

Real Crime Profile

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2023 37:32


There is still so much to take apart in the Menendez case. In today's episode, we examine the behavior of Jose Menedez. Was he a psychopath? Was he trying to raise two sociopaths in the model of himself? Laura puts a photograph of this father and his sons under a microscope to point out something very disturbing. What about the judge who presided over both 1993 and 1996 trials? There is more to discover about his biases. And finally, what about Kitty, Erik and Lyle's mother? What made this mother, who seemed to be suffering so much herself, incapable of protecting her own children from a monster? Join us as we keep digging deeper. #Peacock #docuseries #Menendez #Menudo #BoysBetrayed #parricide #childsexabuse#RoyRosello #grooming #VictimsMatter #Silencebreaker #ExpertAnalysis #Podcast #FBI #NewScotlandYardFollow us and continue the conversationOn Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/realcrimeprofile/?hl=enOn Twitterhttps://twitter.com/realcrimeprofilOn Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/realcrimeprofile/MAY IS MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTHIf you're thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, the Lifeline network is available 24/7 across the United States.988 is now active across the United States. This new, shorter phone number will make it easier for people to remember and access mental health crisis services. (Please note, the previous 1-800-273-TALK (8255) number will continue to function indefinitely.)SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE - CALL 988>>>>>>>>> SUPPORT OUR OTHER SHOWS

Real Crime Profile
#443: Idaho Murders Update

Real Crime Profile

Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2023 37:42


Laura updates us on the latest developments in the case of the four Idaho college students who were murdered back in November 2022: Ethan Chapin, 20; and roommates Madison Mogen, 21; Xana Kernodle, 20, and Kaylee Goncalves, 21. The prime suspect in their brutal killings has just been arraigned and his behavior during the court proceeding deserves to be discussed. Is there a strategy at play here? Should the gag order be lifted from the case? Should cameras be allowed during the trial? We get into it. #HisNameWasEthanChapin#HerNameWasMadisonMogen#HerNameWasXanaKernodle#HerNameWasKayleeGoncalves#Moscow#Idaho#murder#stalking#Investigation #realcrimeprofile #realcrimeexperts#realcriminalminds#experiencematters#BehaviorMatters >>>>>>>>> SUPPORT OUR OTHER SHOWS

Real Crime Profile
#442: Interview with Menendez Juror Hazel Thornton | Menendez + Menudo - Part 4

Real Crime Profile

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2023 48:41


Joining us today we are honored to have Hazel Thornton who served as a juror on Erik Menendez' first trial in 1993. We have so many questions for her about what it was like to see all of the testimony and what conclusions she came to. To clarify both brothers, Erik and Lyle were tried, at the same time, for murdering their parents Kitty and Jose Menendez. But each brother had their own separate jury, who all sat in the courtroom together (sometimes one jury would sit in the jury box while the other would sit in the gallery — and then they would switch). Sometimes one jury would be excused when the evidence did not pertain to their defendant. Each jury deliberated separately…and each jury resulted in a deadlock. Hazel takes us through her experience sitting for six months through the trial and the month long deliberation. You can read her book “Hung Jury” , an incredible chronicle of that time. You can get Hazel's book "Hung Jury" here:https://amzn.to/455sgH5#Peacock #docuseries #Menendez #Menudo #BoysBetrayed #parricide #childsexabuse#RoyRosello #grooming #VictimsMatter #Silencebreaker #ExpertAnalysis #Podcast #FBI #NewScotlandYardFollow us and continue the conversationOn Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/realcrimeprofile/?hl=enOn Twitterhttps://twitter.com/realcrimeprofilOn Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/realcrimeprofile/MAY IS MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTHIf you're thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, the Lifeline network is available 24/7 across the United States.988 is now active across the United States. This new, shorter phone number will make it easier for people to remember and access mental health crisis services. (Please note, the previous 1-800-273-TALK (8255) number will continue to function indefinitely.)SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE - CALL 988>>>>>>>>> SUPPORT OUR OTHER SHOWS

Real Crime Profile
#441: Menendez + Menudo: Boys Betrayed | Part 3

Real Crime Profile

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2023 39:32


We continue breaking down the case of Lyle and Erik Menendez, the 1989 murder of their parents Kitty and Jose Menendez and the connection to the alleged child sex abuse in the boyband Menudo using the framework of the recent Peacock three part docuseries “Menendez + Menudo: Boys Betrayed” as well as the additional evidence televised in the 1993 first trial (streaming now on Court TV in its entirety). Laura is back and weighs in on what she sees as a massive injustice, on so many fronts. What do you think? If you heard about the case in the early 90s, what did you think then….and more importantly, what do you think now?You can watch the entire 1993 trial on Court TV archiveshttps://www.courttv.com/trials/ca-v-menendez-1993/#Peacock #docuseries #Menendez #Menudo #BoysBetrayed #parricide #childsexabuse#RoyRosello #grooming #VictimsMatter #Silencebreaker #ExpertAnalysis #Podcast #FBI #NewScotlandYardFollow us and continue the conversationOn Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/realcrimeprofile/?hl=enOn Twitterhttps://twitter.com/realcrimeprofilOn Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/realcrimeprofile/MAY IS MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTHIf you're thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, the Lifeline network is available 24/7 across the United States.988 is now active across the United States. This new, shorter phone number will make it easier for people to remember and access mental health crisis services. (Please note, the previous 1-800-273-TALK (8255) number will continue to function indefinitely.)SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE - CALL 988>>>>>>>>> SUPPORT OUR OTHER SHOWS

Awards Chatter
Brian d'Arcy James - 'Into the Woods' & 'Days of Wine and Roses'

Awards Chatter

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2023 78:23


The distinguished actor and singer of stage (he has accumulated four Tony noms across three different decades) and screen (he is best known for the films ‘Spotlight' and ‘West Side Story' and the TV series ‘Smash' and ‘13 Reasons Why') reflects on his path to showbiz, his gutwrenching decisions to leave ‘Next to Normal' and ‘Hamilton' after their off Broadway runs but before they went to Broadway and how his career changed after starring in a best picture Oscar winner. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Real Crime Profile
#440: Menendez + Menudo: Boys Betrayed | Part 2 (BONUS)

Real Crime Profile

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2023 30:25


Lisa and Jim pick up where their conversation left off, breaking down the details of the Menendez case and posing questions about the events. There are so many things that have been buried in the past three decades, there is a lot to discuss. You can watch the entire first 1993 trial on Court TV archives for yourself. https://www.courttv.com/trials/ca-v-menendez-1993/#Peacock #docuseries #Menendez #Menudo #BoysBetrayed #parricide #childsexabuse #RoyRosello #grooming #VictimsMatter #Silencebreaker #ExpertAnalysis #Podcast #FBI #NewScotlandYard Follow us and continue the conversationOn Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/realcrimeprofile/?hl=enOn Twitterhttps://twitter.com/realcrimeprofilOn Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/realcrimeprofile/MAY IS MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTHIf you're thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, the Lifeline network is available 24/7 across the United States.988 is now active across the United States. This new, shorter phone number will make it easier for people to remember and access mental health crisis services. (Please note, the previous 1-800-273-TALK (8255) number will continue to function indefinitely.)SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE - CALL 988>>>>>>>>> SUPPORT OUR OTHER SHOWS

Real Crime Profile
#439: Menendez + Menudo | Boys Betrayed Part 1

Real Crime Profile

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2023 37:18


There are high profile cases you think you know, but the truth is far more nuance, complicated and terrible than anything the media could ever cover during a headline making trial. On the evening of June 20th 1989, Lyle Menendez (21) and his brother Erik Menendez (18) shot their parents Kitty and Jose Menendez to death in their Beverly Hills home. Of that there is no dispute. In 1996, the brothers were each finally convicted (after a first trial ended in deadlock) of two counts of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole.At the time, their defense contended that years of horrific emotional, physical and sexual abuse at the hands of their father Jose, and the complicity of their mother Kitty, made the sons fear for their lives and kill their parents in self defense. However few in the media, the public and certainly on that jury, believed them. Until now. In the new explosive Peacock documentary "Menendez + Menudo: Boys Betrayed" there is a new corroborating witness, Roy Rosello, who claims Jose Menendez was a pedophile who sexually abused him when he was a young member of the boy band Menudo. Will these new revelations open the door for a new trial for the Menendez Brothers? Listen as we dig into this complicated and conflicting case. #Peacock #docuseries #Menendez #Menudo #BoysBetrayed #parricide #childsexabuse#RoyRosello #grooming #VictimsMatter #Silencebreaker #ExpertAnalysis #Podcast #FBI #NewScotlandYardFollow us and continue the conversationOn Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/realcrimeprofile/?hl=enOn Twitterhttps://twitter.com/realcrimeprofilOn Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/realcrimeprofile/MAY IS MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTHIf you're thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, the Lifeline network is available 24/7 across the United States.988 is now active across the United States. This new, shorter phone number will make it easier for people to remember and access mental health crisis services. (Please note, the previous 1-800-273-TALK (8255) number will continue to function indefinitely.)SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE - CALL 988>>>>>>>>> SUPPORT OUR OTHER SHOWS

Killer Casting
085 The Strike - The Real People Behind the TV & Film Writers Union Strike.

Killer Casting

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2023 68:35


Joining Lisa today are two veteran television writer/producers Ted Sullivan (Riverdale, Star Trek Discovery, Supergirl, Revenge, Rizzoli & Isles, Law and Order Criminal Intent) and Elizabeth Benjamin (Dead to Me, The Flight Attendant, Bridgerton, 13 Reasons Why).  Lisa asks them about the current Writer's Guild of America strike which is impacting all levels of production.   Ted and Liz talk about their careers and how working conditions have deteriorated for writers who love this work, yet who have been pushed to the breaking point.  This is not about getting a guaranteed big payday, it is about the most basic things like making your insurance and feeding your families — all the while Studios and Streaming companies are making record profits.  Also at stake is the creative process itself, which draw so many people into the profession in the first place. Join us for this important conversation. **** Production Note:  Unfortunatley Liz' internet connection had a couple of spotty patches, so please bear with us. Also, Lisa flubs the name of her union, she accidentally says Local 99 instead of Local 399 (Go Teamsters!). Lastly, per usual, Lisa is very "salty" with her language. So protect your delicate sensabilities. Thank you! 

The BraveMaker Podcast
188: Josie Rodriguez PAINTS faces (and heads) as a make-up ARTIST

The BraveMaker Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2023 44:11


We chatted with Bay Area makeup artist and filmmaker Josie Rodriguez! Follow her on IG: https://www.instagram.com/josie_l_rodriguez/) Josie has worked on many films; BLUMHOUSE THE MANOR, CAPSIZED: BLOOD IN THE WATER, BLACK BEAR, and 13 REASONS WHY, and the upcoming release PAINT, starring Owen Wilson!!  Please like, comment, share, or subscribe if you love film fests, movie-making, storytelling and creativity of all kinds. Want to connect more? .

Danger Close with Jack Carr
Gary Sinise: Grateful American

Danger Close with Jack Carr

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2023 146:04


Today's guest is award-winning actor, director, and New York Times bestselling author, Gary Sinise. A generation of moviegoers remember Gary's portrayal of Lt. Dan Taylor in Forrest Gump, a performance that garnered Best Supporting Actor nominations from the Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild, and the Academy Awards.  He was also recognized with the Commander's Award from the Disabled American Veterans foundation for the role.  He has appeared in numerous films including Apollo 13, Snake Eyes, Ransom, Imposter, The Green Mile, Mission to Mars, and The Human Stain. On television, Gary starred as Jack Garrett on Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders and Detective “Mac” Taylor on CSI: New York.  More recently, he played Dr. Robert Ellman on Netflix's 13 Reasons Why. In 2017, Gary received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Throughout his career, Gary has been an advocate for America's service members.  He currently serves on the President's Advisory Group for the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation, the Community Council for Hope for Warriors, and as an honorary board member for the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS).  He is also the founder of the Gary Sinise Foundation, which seeks to give back to America's defenders, veterans, and first responders.  In 2003, Gary founded the “Lt. Dan Band,” a 13-piece cover band that plays concerts benefiting military charities. Gary has won several awards in recognition of his work with servicemembers, veterans, and their families, including the Bob Hope Award for Excellence in Entertainment, the Patriot Award, the Spirit of the USO Award, and the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.  In 2008, he received the Presidential Citizens Medal, the second-highest civilian honor award for service to the nation.   His autobiography, Grateful American: A Journey from Self to Service, chronicles Gary discovering his calling to make sure America's defenders are never forgotten.  You can learn more about Gary at www.garysinise.com on Instagram @garysiniseofficial SPONSORS: Navy Federal Credit Union: Today's episode is presented by Navy Federal Credit Union. Learn more about them at navyfederal.org Black Rifle Coffee Company: Today's episode is also brought to you by Black Rifle. Purchase at http://www.blackriflecoffee.com/dangerclose and use code: dangerclose20 at checkout for 20% off your purchase and your first coffee club order! Danger Close Apparel: Check out the new Danger Close apparel.  Protekt: Visit protekt.com/dangerclose to get 25% off while supplies last. Featured Gear SIG: Today's featured gear segment is sponsored by SIG Sauer. You can learn more about SIG here.  Hooten Young  Protekt Rest HANG6 300 MPR Rifle Christensen Arms 

Let's Talk About Grief With Anne
Stacy Francis - Wisdom of Wealth for Widows and Women

Let's Talk About Grief With Anne

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2023 57:09


Grief doesn't always have to be directly related to death. In this episode, we speak with Stacy Francis. Why are so many women not engaged with money? It's 2023 – it's time for women to make financial decisions independently. 80% of women will end up alone the stats show us. Stay tuned! Here's what we talk about:A piece of history that contributes to the reason why many women are giving their power away when it comes to money. Reasons WHY women need to have an understanding of money. Make it work for you!Facing the reality of financial abuse. What is it? What kinds of help are out there to deal with it?Developing the right mindset and system for setting yourself up financially. The complexities between widowhood and finances.  About Stacy Francis:Stacy Francis is the President and CEO of Francis Financial: a fee-only, boutique, wealth management and financial planning firm dedicated to improving women's lives through financial and personal empowerment. The firm provides ongoing comprehensive advice for individuals and couples and specializes in helping widows and divorcing or divorced women. Stacy is also the founder of the non-profit, Savvy LadiesTM which helps and provides resources to all women. Stacy is a Certified Financial PlannerTM (CFP®), Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® (CDFA®), Certified Grief Recovery Specialist® and Certified Estate and Trust Specialist (CESTM) with over 20 years of experience in the financial industry. She is the host of the Financially Ever After podcast, and the author of Financial Help for Widows: A Complete Resource Guide as well as Unveiling the Unspoken Truth: The Financial Challenges Women Face During and After Divorce.She is a nationally recognized financial expert being one of twenty of the nation's leading wealth managers on CNBC's Digital Financial Advisor Council, a member of the Forbes Finance Council, as well as an expert contributor for The Wall Street Journal. She has appeared in hundreds of media outlets and has received numerous industry awards, among them, Forbes Top Women Wealth Advisors, Investopedia's 100 Top Wealth Advisors, Investment News Top 20 Women to Watch in the United States and Financial Planning Magazine's Pro Bono Award. Website: http://www.francisfinancial.com | https://www.savvyladies.org/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/FrancisFinance YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/francisfinancial LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/francisfinancialinc/ | https://www.linkedin.com/in/stacyfrancis/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FrancisFinancialInc/ | https://www.facebook.com/StacyFrancisFinancial/ Financial Help for Widows: A Complete Resource Guide: https://francisfinancial.com/financial-help-for-widows/ http://francisfinancial.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Francis-Financial_WhitePaper_Digital.pdf You don't have to grieve alone, as a coach I can help support you.Connect with me: Website: https://www.understandinggrief.com LinkedIn: https://www.understandinggrief.com

Dare We Say
Alisha Boe

Dare We Say

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2023 55:18


I can think of more than 13 Reasons Why y'all should listen to this one. Alisha Boe joins Josie, Alycia and Yasmine to talk about everything: her acting career — including her latest flick, When You Finish Saving the World — living everywhere from Oslo to Edinburgh to the Valley, being Norwegian and Somali in the entertainment industry, caring for your mental health, and learning pasta recipes from her Italian ex-boyfriend.Show NotesAlisha Boe: Instagram

Story + Rain Talks
127. Alisha Boe: Actor + Story + Rain Cover Star

Story + Rain Talks

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2023 55:02


With solid footing in television, including her breakout role in beloved Netflix Series,13 Reasons Why, actor Alisha Boe intrigues in Jesse Eisenberg's recently released indie film, When You Finish Saving The World, begging the question: what's next? Here, our latest cover star discusses what it was like working with the actor who wrote and directed his first film, and playing Lila. She explains what drew her to the part, her initial thoughts on playing opposite Finn Wolfhard in the film, how she's both similar to and different from her character, and why stories about the parent-child relationship move her.  We discuss her early start as a performer at age 7, life in Norway, doing cartwheels in the airport upon touching down in LA, growing up as a young actor in the Valley, and being home-schooled, because she was picking up so much work. Alisha names the shows, films, and actors who helped stoke her interest in her career, how simultaneously working on series' like Ray Donovan and CSI  taught her to be comfortable on set, and what it's like to collaborate with crew. Having not discussed it for some time, Alisha revisits and reflects upon 13 Reasons Why in an exclusive conversation here, and talks about her life-changing role as assault survivor, Jessica Davis, and how Jessica's story provoked and still provokes constant conversation in her life.  We get into the series' serious topics that she describes as 'personal', how the experience made her 'less naive', and how playing Jessica made her feel more connected to people.  We talk her feelings about social media, what's important when picking projects, and work-life balance. We go behind the scenes on Alisha's photo project with our episode 59 guest, artist Sarah Bahbah, and get into when she feels most comfortable in front of the camera, and how she feels about fashion. We discuss her values of friendship and home, the push-and-pull of inspiration, the beauty of a well-worn t-shirt, and the other items that make up her #obsixed list of 6 current obsessions. Discover more + Shop The Podcast:Watch When You Finish Saving The World on Prime VideoWatch 13 Reasons Why on Netflixfollow @storyandraintalks on instagram for our very latest drops + more pod content HERE | follow @storyandrain magazine on instagram HERE | follow our host + founder @tamarararappa HERE | discover, read, shop: fashion, beauty, wellness, tv + film, food, travel, interviews, + more on storyandrain.com

This Podcast is Making Me Thirsty (The World's #1 Seinfeld Destination)

Seinfeld Podcast Interview With Brenda Strong. Brenda played Sue Ellen Mischke in four Seinfeld Episodes. You know her from Spaceballs, #3 Normandy Lane, Cheers, Sports Night, Desperate Housewives, Supergirl, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and 13 Reasons Why. This Podcast Is Making Me Thirsty is a podcast dedicated to Seinfeld, the last, great sitcom of our time. We are The #1 Destination for Seinfeld Fans. We talk in-depth with Seinfeld Guest Stars, Cast, Crew, and Writers. Hear the stories about your favorite Seinfeld scenes from those who were there.  We also welcome well-known Seinfeld fans from all walks of life including Authors, Entertainers, Comedians, and TV & Radio personalities. We analyze Seinfeld and breakdown the show with an honest insight. We rank every Seinfeld episode and compare Seinfeld seasons. If you are a fan of Seinfeld, television history, sitcoms, acting, comedy or entertainment, this is the place for you. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/seinfeldpodcast Official Website: ⁠http://www.seinfeldpodcast.com⁠ iTunes: ⁠https://apple.co/2RGC89m⁠ Spotify: ⁠https://spoti.fi/3tqDVh6⁠ Social: ⁠https://linktr.ee/ThisThirsty⁠ Twitter: ⁠https://twitter.com/ThisThirsty⁠ Instagram: ⁠https://www.instagram.com/thisthirsty/⁠ "This Podcast Is Making Me Thirsty" is The #1 Destination Seinfeld Fans. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thisthirsty/message

The Blessed Hope Podcast -- with Dr. Kim Riddlebarger
Paul's Thessalonian Letters -- Season Two/Episode Ten: "Like a Thief in the Night" (1 Thess. 5:1-11)

The Blessed Hope Podcast -- with Dr. Kim Riddlebarger

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2023 50:31


Date-setting has been a problem for God's people since the days of the apostles.  Church history is full of the accounts of those who, for whatever reason, attempted to figure out when Jesus will return, set dates, and then miserably failed to predict the unpredictable.  Two recent examples should suffice.  Edgar C. Whisenant predicted the Lord's return in 1988 in his booklet, “88 Reasons Why the Rapture Will Be in 1988.”  When that failed, he went for 1989.  When that failed he picked 1993.  And when that failed, he went for 1994.  He died in 2001, preventing any future date-setting.  The first book created quite a stir, and sold lots of copies (4.5 million of them).  Although the later volumes (each with a revised date of Christ's return) drew less of an audience, Whisenant's reach was still far larger than anything than any sound theologian has written on the end times before or after.And there was Harold Camping–a CRC elder–who, in 2005, predicted that Jesus would return on May 21, 2011.  According to Camping, those who were saved would be taken to heaven while five months of fire, brimstone, and plagues will strike the earth, with millions dying under the divine onslaught.  Following his own time-line Camping concluded that on October 21, 2011 (five months after the rapture), final destruction would come upon the world.  When none of this materialized, Camping was completely discredited, his radio empire nearly collapsed, and in response, he called upon Christians to leave their churches because they had all become apostate! By that I take Camping to mean that Christians stopped listening to him and churches were calling him out for his date setting.  So, they were at fault not Camping.When we turn to 1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11 of Paul's Thessalonian letter, and carefully consider what Paul teaches about the Lord's parousia, (coming) it does not take long to realize that according to Paul, Christ's return will be like “a thief in the night.”  The Lord's return will be sudden and unexpected, and will bring about sudden destruction (i.e., final judgment) upon those who do not expect it because they are blissfully indifferent to the awful fate which awaits all those apart from faith in Jesus Christ. For show notes and other recommended materials located at the Riddleblog as mentioned during the Blessed Hope Podcast, click here: https://www.kimriddlebarger.com/

Feminism · Women’s Stories · The Creative Process
Highlights - JOY GORMAN WETTELS - Exec. Producer “UnPrisoned”, “13 Reasons Why”, "Home Before Dark”, “Eyes on the Prize: Hallowed Ground”

Feminism · Women’s Stories · The Creative Process

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2023 11:16


“With UnPrisoned and with really my whole body of work as a producer, I'm really drawn to stories that make people feel seen that take issues that have stigma and shame attached to them, and making those issues just more palatable and more human. And few people realize that 50% of American families are touched by incarceration. And when you meet someone like Tracy McMillan, who really is a miracle, this is a woman who's now in her fifties who grew up in 22 different foster homes because her father was incarcerated when she was so little. And yet for all of his mistakes, the fact that he was a career criminal, he still, when he could change her diapers, he was present when he could be there. He braided her hair, and there was real love there. But they were separated not only by his mistakes, but by a system that is really unforgiving and really unfair, especially to black and brown men. So, the idea that we could tell a story where a young woman who was raised that way and by that person turns out to be Kerry Washington. You know, turns out to be somebody who you want to be, turns out to be Olivia Pope, this woman that we all see as so beautiful and such a hero and so strong and so powerful, I felt was just an incredible opportunity. And when we first put Tracy and Kerry in the same room, Kerry said to Tracy, 'You know you're a miracle, right?'And I don't think it really hit Tracy before that moment. When you really look at the data, when you look at the foster-to-prison pipeline, over 80% of males who age out of foster care end up incarcerated. So there are two broken systems that work hand in hand here. And we had the opportunity of a real success story.”Joy Gorman Wettels is the founder of Joy Coalition, an impact producing venture with a focus on creating purpose-driven film and television content for a global audience. She executive-produced the newly-released UnPrisoned, and is currently working on a multi-part storytelling ecosystem inspired by landmark civil rights documentary Eyes on the Prize. Her body of work includes, notably, the critically acclaimed series Home Before Dark, the influential 13 Reasons Why, created by Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning playwright Brian Yorkey and directed by Oscar-winner Tom McCarthy (Spotlight).Other works include The Meddler, named Vanity Fair's #1 film of 2016, and the forthcoming adaptation of Little House on the Prairie. She serves on the Advisory Council for UCLA's Center for Scholars and Storytellers and the Advisory Board for Hollywood, Health and Society at USC. As part of their commitment to social change, Joy Coalition works in collaboration with the Office of the Surgeon General in response to the youth mental health crisis. She's accepted a Sentinel Award, Television Academy Honors for advancing social change, and the 2018 Mental Health America Media Award. www.joycoalition.com www.imdb.com/name/nm2229726www.imdb.com/title/tt20228406/mediaviewer/rm1596470273/?ref_=tt_ov_iwww.creativeprocess.infowww.oneplanetpodcast.orgIG www.instagram.com/creativeprocesspodcast

Music & Dance · The Creative Process
JOY GORMAN WETTELS - Exec. Producer “UnPrisoned” starring Kerry Washington, “13 Reasons Why”, Founder of Joy Coalition

Music & Dance · The Creative Process

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2023 48:15


Joy Gorman Wettels is the founder of Joy Coalition, an impact producing venture with a focus on creating purpose-driven film and television content for a global audience. She executive-produced the newly-released UnPrisoned, and is currently working on a multi-part storytelling ecosystem inspired by landmark civil rights documentary Eyes on the Prize. Her body of work includes, notably, the critically acclaimed series Home Before Dark, the influential 13 Reasons Why, created by Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning playwright Brian Yorkey and directed by Oscar-winner Tom McCarthy (Spotlight).Other works include The Meddler, named Vanity Fair's #1 film of 2016, and the forthcoming adaptation of Little House on the Prairie. She serves on the Advisory Council for UCLA's Center for Scholars and Storytellers and the Advisory Board for Hollywood, Health and Society at USC. As part of their commitment to social change, Joy Coalition works in collaboration with the Office of the Surgeon General in response to the youth mental health crisis. She's accepted a Sentinel Award, Television Academy Honors for advancing social change, and the 2018 Mental Health America Media Award. “I watched things with my grandparents, and I read books with my grandmother. And my mother was obsessed with Sondheim and Neil Simon, and she took me to standing-room-only Broadway shows for $5. And she held me during A Chorus Line. So the lyrics I was singing when I was four years old were very inappropriate. We did community theater, and my mom had this incredible network of gorgeous gay men who would drink coffee and eat biscotti and listen to show tunes in my tiny one-bedroom apartment.I think that I was surrounded by storytellers and hams and charming, charismatic people who sang beautifully. I still can hear my mom's friend Bobby Cipolla's voice. I hear him playing the leading player in Pippin in our community theater production of Pippin, and my sisters and I all sang. So we were very theatrical for a bunch of girls who shared a couple of bedrooms in an apartment in Yonkers.But my mother also just always showed us how New York City was only 10 miles away, and like greatness was attainable. And you can do fabulous, cool, fun things. You didn't have to be rich to do them. And she would walk me around the Columbia campus and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and we would go to the nosebleed seats to the ballet. And so I think the storytelling came from a combination of that exposure to the arts and closeness to New York City.Brian Yorkey is my dear friend. We went to college together. Brian and Tom Kitt wrote Next to Normal, which was the very first Broadway show that dealt with mental health and mental illness. I had a grandmother who was bipolar and institutionalized, and when Brian told me when we were like 21 years old that he was writing a musical about electro-shock therapy, I was like, great idea! 10, 12 years later, and many iterations and workshops later with Tom and Brian, the show went to Broadway and got the Pulitzer and 11 Tony nominations, and it was groundbreaking.”www.joycoalition.com www.imdb.com/name/nm2229726www.imdb.com/title/tt20228406/mediaviewer/rm1596470273/?ref_=tt_ov_iwww.creativeprocess.infowww.oneplanetpodcast.orgIG www.instagram.com/creativeprocesspodcast

Music & Dance · The Creative Process
Highlights - JOY GORMAN WETTELS - Exec. Producer “UnPrisoned”, “13 Reasons Why”, "Home Before Dark”, “Eyes on the Prize: Hallowed Ground”

Music & Dance · The Creative Process

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2023 11:16


“I watched things with my grandparents, and I read books with my grandmother. And my mother was obsessed with Sondheim and Neil Simon, and she took me to standing-room-only Broadway shows for $5. And she held me during A Chorus Line. So the lyrics I was singing when I was four years old were very inappropriate. We did community theater, and my mom had this incredible network of gorgeous gay men who would drink coffee and eat biscotti and listen to show tunes in my tiny one-bedroom apartment.I think that I was surrounded by storytellers and hams and charming, charismatic people who sang beautifully. I still can hear my mom's friend Bobby Cipolla's voice. I hear him playing the leading player in Pippin in our community theater production of Pippin, and my sisters and I all sang. So we were very theatrical for a bunch of girls who shared a couple of bedrooms in an apartment in Yonkers.But my mother also just always showed us how New York City was only 10 miles away, and like greatness was attainable. And you can do fabulous, cool, fun things. You didn't have to be rich to do them. And she would walk me around the Columbia campus and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and we would go to the nosebleed seats to the ballet. And so I think the storytelling came from a combination of that exposure to the arts and closeness to New York City.Brian Yorkey is my dear friend. We went to college together. Brian and Tom Kitt wrote Next to Normal, which was the very first Broadway show that dealt with mental health and mental illness. I had a grandmother who was bipolar and institutionalized, and when Brian told me when we were like 21 years old that he was writing a musical about electro-shock therapy, I was like, great idea! 10, 12 years later, and many iterations and workshops later with Tom and Brian, the show went to Broadway and got the Pulitzer and 11 Tony nominations, and it was groundbreaking.”Joy Gorman Wettels is the founder of Joy Coalition, an impact producing venture with a focus on creating purpose-driven film and television content for a global audience. She executive-produced the newly-released UnPrisoned, and is currently working on a multi-part storytelling ecosystem inspired by landmark civil rights documentary Eyes on the Prize. Her body of work includes, notably, the critically acclaimed series Home Before Dark, the influential 13 Reasons Why, created by Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning playwright Brian Yorkey and directed by Oscar-winner Tom McCarthy (Spotlight).Other works include The Meddler, named Vanity Fair's #1 film of 2016, and the forthcoming adaptation of Little House on the Prairie. She serves on the Advisory Council for UCLA's Center for Scholars and Storytellers and the Advisory Board for Hollywood, Health and Society at USC. As part of their commitment to social change, Joy Coalition works in collaboration with the Office of the Surgeon General in response to the youth mental health crisis. She's accepted a Sentinel Award, Television Academy Honors for advancing social change, and the 2018 Mental Health America Media Award. www.joycoalition.com www.imdb.com/name/nm2229726www.imdb.com/title/tt20228406/mediaviewer/rm1596470273/?ref_=tt_ov_iwww.creativeprocess.infowww.oneplanetpodcast.orgIG www.instagram.com/creativeprocesspodcast

Social Justice & Activism · The Creative Process
JOY GORMAN WETTELS - Exec. Producer “UnPrisoned” starring Kerry Washington, “13 Reasons Why”, Founder of Joy Coalition

Social Justice & Activism · The Creative Process

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2023 48:15


Joy Gorman Wettels is the founder of Joy Coalition, an impact producing venture with a focus on creating purpose-driven film and television content for a global audience. She executive-produced the newly-released UnPrisoned, and is currently working on a multi-part storytelling ecosystem inspired by landmark civil rights documentary Eyes on the Prize. Her body of work includes, notably, the critically acclaimed series Home Before Dark, the influential 13 Reasons Why, created by Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning playwright Brian Yorkey and directed by Oscar-winner Tom McCarthy (Spotlight).Other works include The Meddler, named Vanity Fair's #1 film of 2016, and the forthcoming adaptation of Little House on the Prairie. She serves on the Advisory Council for UCLA's Center for Scholars and Storytellers and the Advisory Board for Hollywood, Health and Society at USC. As part of their commitment to social change, Joy Coalition works in collaboration with the Office of the Surgeon General in response to the youth mental health crisis. She's accepted a Sentinel Award, Television Academy Honors for advancing social change, and the 2018 Mental Health America Media Award. “And you see these kids who are put away at 12 and 13 years old. I mean, what is the path for that child, rejected by your family, rejected by your community? There's so little hope there. And so I became drawn to stories of hope of men who were in that situation.My friend Chris Wilson, I helped him sell a book called The Master Plan. He was put away for murder when he was 16 years old. And he was in prison for life, and he wrote a bucket list. He wrote a master plan when he was 18 about what he was going to try to achieve. And he was one of those exceptional stories. And he's now a really successful artist and entrepreneur who spends most of his time giving back to the community and hiring other reentering citizens. Our friend Louis Reed, who consulted on Delroy Lindo's character, Louis is a senior director for Van Jones' Dream Corps, and he was 15 years incarcerated. And I see these people who had made one mistake, and usually it was to survive in whatever situation they were born into. And the folks who are these exceptional stories, who turn it around in such an unbelievable way that they can then coach and help 650,000 other people. With Louis, our consultant who helped Delroy with his character, he has worked on so much policy change with Van Jones with Cut50 and Reform Alliance, and you can't even quantify the amount of work that still needs to be done. But that has been done by the gentlemen who survived the system and devoted themselves to redemption and giving back to the community.”www.joycoalition.com www.imdb.com/name/nm2229726www.imdb.com/title/tt20228406/mediaviewer/rm1596470273/?ref_=tt_ov_iwww.creativeprocess.infowww.oneplanetpodcast.orgIG www.instagram.com/creativeprocesspodcast

Social Justice & Activism · The Creative Process
Highlights - JOY GORMAN WETTELS - Exec. Producer “UnPrisoned”, “13 Reasons Why”, "Home Before Dark”, “Eyes on the Prize: Hallowed Ground”

Social Justice & Activism · The Creative Process

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2023 11:16


“And you see these kids who are put away at 12 and 13 years old. I mean, what is the path for that child, rejected by your family, rejected by your community? There's so little hope there. And so I became drawn to stories of hope of men who were in that situation.My friend Chris Wilson, I helped him sell a book called The Master Plan. He was put away for murder when he was 16 years old. And he was in prison for life, and he wrote a bucket list. He wrote a master plan when he was 18 about what he was going to try to achieve. And he was one of those exceptional stories. And he's now a really successful artist and entrepreneur who spends most of his time giving back to the community and hiring other reentering citizens. Our friend Louis Reed, who consulted on Delroy Lindo's character, Louis is a senior director for Van Jones' Dream Corps, and he was 15 years incarcerated. And I see these people who had made one mistake, and usually it was to survive in whatever situation they were born into. And the folks who are these exceptional stories, who turn it around in such an unbelievable way that they can then coach and help 650,000 other people. With Louis, our consultant who helped Delroy with his character, he has worked on so much policy change with Van Jones with Cut50 and Reform Alliance, and you can't even quantify the amount of work that still needs to be done. But that has been done by the gentlemen who survived the system and devoted themselves to redemption and giving back to the community.”Joy Gorman Wettels is the founder of Joy Coalition, an impact producing venture with a focus on creating purpose-driven film and television content for a global audience. She executive-produced the newly-released UnPrisoned, and is currently working on a multi-part storytelling ecosystem inspired by landmark civil rights documentary Eyes on the Prize. Her body of work includes, notably, the critically acclaimed series Home Before Dark, the influential 13 Reasons Why, created by Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning playwright Brian Yorkey and directed by Oscar-winner Tom McCarthy (Spotlight).Other works include The Meddler, named Vanity Fair's #1 film of 2016, and the forthcoming adaptation of Little House on the Prairie. She serves on the Advisory Council for UCLA's Center for Scholars and Storytellers and the Advisory Board for Hollywood, Health and Society at USC. As part of their commitment to social change, Joy Coalition works in collaboration with the Office of the Surgeon General in response to the youth mental health crisis. She's accepted a Sentinel Award, Television Academy Honors for advancing social change, and the 2018 Mental Health America Media Award. www.joycoalition.com www.imdb.com/name/nm2229726www.imdb.com/title/tt20228406/mediaviewer/rm1596470273/?ref_=tt_ov_iwww.creativeprocess.infowww.oneplanetpodcast.orgIG www.instagram.com/creativeprocesspodcast

Education · The Creative Process
JOY GORMAN WETTELS - Exec. Producer “UnPrisoned” starring Kerry Washington, “13 Reasons Why”, Founder of Joy Coalition

Education · The Creative Process

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2023 48:15


Joy Gorman Wettels is the founder of Joy Coalition, an impact producing venture with a focus on creating purpose-driven film and television content for a global audience. She executive-produced the newly-released UnPrisoned, and is currently working on a multi-part storytelling ecosystem inspired by landmark civil rights documentary Eyes on the Prize. Her body of work includes, notably, the critically acclaimed series Home Before Dark, the influential 13 Reasons Why, created by Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning playwright Brian Yorkey and directed by Oscar-winner Tom McCarthy (Spotlight).Other works include The Meddler, named Vanity Fair's #1 film of 2016, and the forthcoming adaptation of Little House on the Prairie. She serves on the Advisory Council for UCLA's Center for Scholars and Storytellers and the Advisory Board for Hollywood, Health and Society at USC. As part of their commitment to social change, Joy Coalition works in collaboration with the Office of the Surgeon General in response to the youth mental health crisis. She's accepted a Sentinel Award, Television Academy Honors for advancing social change, and the 2018 Mental Health America Media Award. “And you see these kids who are put away at 12 and 13 years old. I mean, what is the path for that child, rejected by your family, rejected by your community? There's so little hope there. And so I became drawn to stories of hope of men who were in that situation.My friend Chris Wilson, I helped him sell a book called The Master Plan. He was put away for murder when he was 16 years old. And he was in prison for life, and he wrote a bucket list. He wrote a master plan when he was 18 about what he was going to try to achieve. And he was one of those exceptional stories. And he's now a really successful artist and entrepreneur who spends most of his time giving back to the community and hiring other reentering citizens. Our friend Louis Reed, who consulted on Delroy Lindo's character, Louis is a senior director for Van Jones' Dream Corps, and he was 15 years incarcerated. And I see these people who had made one mistake, and usually it was to survive in whatever situation they were born into. And the folks who are these exceptional stories, who turn it around in such an unbelievable way that they can then coach and help 650,000 other people. With Louis, our consultant who helped Delroy with his character, he has worked on so much policy change with Van Jones with Cut50 and Reform Alliance, and you can't even quantify the amount of work that still needs to be done. But that has been done by the gentlemen who survived the system and devoted themselves to redemption and giving back to the community.”www.joycoalition.com www.imdb.com/name/nm2229726www.imdb.com/title/tt20228406/mediaviewer/rm1596470273/?ref_=tt_ov_iwww.creativeprocess.infowww.oneplanetpodcast.orgIG www.instagram.com/creativeprocesspodcast

Education · The Creative Process
Highlights - JOY GORMAN WETTELS - Exec. Producer “UnPrisoned”, “13 Reasons Why”, "Home Before Dark”, “Eyes on the Prize: Hallowed Ground”

Education · The Creative Process

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2023 11:16


“And you see these kids who are put away at 12 and 13 years old. I mean, what is the path for that child, rejected by your family, rejected by your community? There's so little hope there. And so I became drawn to stories of hope of men who were in that situation.My friend Chris Wilson, I helped him sell a book called The Master Plan. He was put away for murder when he was 16 years old. And he was in prison for life, and he wrote a bucket list. He wrote a master plan when he was 18 about what he was going to try to achieve. And he was one of those exceptional stories. And he's now a really successful artist and entrepreneur who spends most of his time giving back to the community and hiring other reentering citizens. Our friend Louis Reed, who consulted on Delroy Lindo's character, Louis is a senior director for Van Jones' Dream Corps, and he was 15 years incarcerated. And I see these people who had made one mistake, and usually it was to survive in whatever situation they were born into. And the folks who are these exceptional stories, who turn it around in such an unbelievable way that they can then coach and help 650,000 other people. With Louis, our consultant who helped Delroy with his character, he has worked on so much policy change with Van Jones with Cut50 and Reform Alliance, and you can't even quantify the amount of work that still needs to be done. But that has been done by the gentlemen who survived the system and devoted themselves to redemption and giving back to the community.”Joy Gorman Wettels is the founder of Joy Coalition, an impact producing venture with a focus on creating purpose-driven film and television content for a global audience. She executive-produced the newly-released UnPrisoned, and is currently working on a multi-part storytelling ecosystem inspired by landmark civil rights documentary Eyes on the Prize. Her body of work includes, notably, the critically acclaimed series Home Before Dark, the influential 13 Reasons Why, created by Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning playwright Brian Yorkey and directed by Oscar-winner Tom McCarthy (Spotlight).Other works include The Meddler, named Vanity Fair's #1 film of 2016, and the forthcoming adaptation of Little House on the Prairie. She serves on the Advisory Council for UCLA's Center for Scholars and Storytellers and the Advisory Board for Hollywood, Health and Society at USC. As part of their commitment to social change, Joy Coalition works in collaboration with the Office of the Surgeon General in response to the youth mental health crisis. She's accepted a Sentinel Award, Television Academy Honors for advancing social change, and the 2018 Mental Health America Media Award. www.joycoalition.com www.imdb.com/name/nm2229726www.imdb.com/title/tt20228406/mediaviewer/rm1596470273/?ref_=tt_ov_iwww.creativeprocess.infowww.oneplanetpodcast.orgIG www.instagram.com/creativeprocesspodcast

Feminism · Women’s Stories · The Creative Process
JOY GORMAN WETTELS - Exec. Producer “UnPrisoned” starring Kerry Washington, “13 Reasons Why”, Founder of Joy Coalition

Feminism · Women’s Stories · The Creative Process

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2023 48:15


Joy Gorman Wettels is the founder of Joy Coalition, an impact producing venture with a focus on creating purpose-driven film and television content for a global audience. She executive-produced the newly-released UnPrisoned, and is currently working on a multi-part storytelling ecosystem inspired by landmark civil rights documentary Eyes on the Prize. Her body of work includes, notably, the critically acclaimed series Home Before Dark, the influential 13 Reasons Why, created by Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning playwright Brian Yorkey and directed by Oscar-winner Tom McCarthy (Spotlight).Other works include The Meddler, named Vanity Fair's #1 film of 2016, and the forthcoming adaptation of Little House on the Prairie. She serves on the Advisory Council for UCLA's Center for Scholars and Storytellers and the Advisory Board for Hollywood, Health and Society at USC. As part of their commitment to social change, Joy Coalition works in collaboration with the Office of the Surgeon General in response to the youth mental health crisis. She's accepted a Sentinel Award, Television Academy Honors for advancing social change, and the 2018 Mental Health America Media Award. “With UnPrisoned and with really my whole body of work as a producer, I'm really drawn to stories that make people feel seen that take issues that have stigma and shame attached to them, and making those issues just more palatable and more human. And few people realize that 50% of American families are touched by incarceration. And when you meet someone like Tracy McMillan, who really is a miracle, this is a woman who's now in her fifties who grew up in 22 different foster homes because her father was incarcerated when she was so little. And yet for all of his mistakes, the fact that he was a career criminal, he still, when he could change her diapers, he was present when he could be there. He braided her hair, and there was real love there. But they were separated not only by his mistakes, but by a system that is really unforgiving and really unfair, especially to black and brown men. So, the idea that we could tell a story where a young woman who was raised that way and by that person turns out to be Kerry Washington. You know, turns out to be somebody who you want to be, turns out to be Olivia Pope, this woman that we all see as so beautiful and such a hero and so strong and so powerful, I felt was just an incredible opportunity. And when we first put Tracy and Kerry in the same room, Kerry said to Tracy, 'You know you're a miracle, right?'And I don't think it really hit Tracy before that moment. When you really look at the data, when you look at the foster-to-prison pipeline, over 80% of males who age out of foster care end up incarcerated. So there are two broken systems that work hand in hand here. And we had the opportunity of a real success story.”www.joycoalition.com www.imdb.com/name/nm2229726www.imdb.com/title/tt20228406/mediaviewer/rm1596470273/?ref_=tt_ov_iwww.creativeprocess.infowww.oneplanetpodcast.orgIG www.instagram.com/creativeprocesspodcast

The Creative Process in 10 minutes or less · Arts, Culture & Society
JOY GORMAN WETTELS - Exec. Producer “UnPrisoned” starring Kerry Washington, “13 Reasons Why”, Founder of Joy Coalition

The Creative Process in 10 minutes or less · Arts, Culture & Society

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2023 11:16


“I'm big on if you ban a book that kids love, I'm probably going to come and adapt it. I'm probably going to come after it because adults fail children all the time. Because we are afraid of their feelings. We are afraid of what they can get themselves into until it's too late. And we're avoidant as a culture with them. And we've also left them a pretty screwed-up world where they're living in a terrible state of anxiety. They've got lockdown drills in kindergarten. They don't know if a gunman is going to walk into their school. And they've got so many images coming at them. good and bad.There's a lot of good that comes from TikTok and YouTube as well. It's just we're still in the beta phase of knowing. iPhones only came out in 2007. We're still figuring out truly how it's going to affect our brain development. So I think that 13 Reasons Why came at a time when we had all been really concerned about mental health. Brian Yorkey is my dear friend. We went to college together. Brian and Tom Kitt wrote Next to Normal, which was the very first Broadway show that dealt with mental health and mental illness. I had a grandmother who was bipolar and institutionalized, and when Brian told me when we were like 21 years old that he was writing a musical about electro-shock therapy, I was like, great idea! 10, 12 years later, and many iterations and workshops later with Tom and Brian, the show went to Broadway and got the Pulitzer and 11 Tony nominations, and it was groundbreaking. And it was before you could put Broadway on YouTube. And we were the first Broadway show on Twitter, nobody even had Twitter. I remember signing up for Twitter because I had to follow the Next to Normal tweets. So we were always ahead of the mental health conversation among teenagers and parents and trying to break the silence in a way.”Joy Gorman Wettels is the founder of Joy Coalition, an impact producing venture with a focus on creating purpose-driven film and television content for a global audience. She executive-produced the newly-released UnPrisoned, and is currently working on a multi-part storytelling ecosystem inspired by landmark civil rights documentary Eyes on the Prize. Her body of work includes, notably, the critically acclaimed series Home Before Dark, the influential 13 Reasons Why, created by Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning playwright Brian Yorkey and directed by Oscar-winner Tom McCarthy (Spotlight).Other works include The Meddler, named Vanity Fair's #1 film of 2016, and the forthcoming adaptation of Little House on the Prairie. She serves on the Advisory Council for UCLA's Center for Scholars and Storytellers and the Advisory Board for Hollywood, Health and Society at USC. As part of their commitment to social change, Joy Coalition works in collaboration with the Office of the Surgeon General in response to the youth mental health crisis. She's accepted a Sentinel Award, Television Academy Honors for advancing social change, and the 2018 Mental Health America Media Award. www.joycoalition.com www.imdb.com/name/nm2229726www.imdb.com/title/tt20228406/mediaviewer/rm1596470273/?ref_=tt_ov_iwww.creativeprocess.infowww.oneplanetpodcast.orgIG www.instagram.com/creativeprocesspodcast

Theatre · The Creative Process
JOY GORMAN WETTELS - Exec. Producer “UnPrisoned” starring Kerry Washington, “13 Reasons Why”, Founder of Joy Coalition

Theatre · The Creative Process

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2023 48:15


Joy Gorman Wettels is the founder of Joy Coalition, an impact producing venture with a focus on creating purpose-driven film and television content for a global audience. She executive-produced the newly-released UnPrisoned, and is currently working on a multi-part storytelling ecosystem inspired by landmark civil rights documentary Eyes on the Prize. Her body of work includes, notably, the critically acclaimed series Home Before Dark, the influential 13 Reasons Why, created by Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning playwright Brian Yorkey and directed by Oscar-winner Tom McCarthy (Spotlight).Other works include The Meddler, named Vanity Fair's #1 film of 2016, and the forthcoming adaptation of Little House on the Prairie. She serves on the Advisory Council for UCLA's Center for Scholars and Storytellers and the Advisory Board for Hollywood, Health and Society at USC. As part of their commitment to social change, Joy Coalition works in collaboration with the Office of the Surgeon General in response to the youth mental health crisis. She's accepted a Sentinel Award, Television Academy Honors for advancing social change, and the 2018 Mental Health America Media Award. “I watched things with my grandparents, and I read books with my grandmother. And my mother was obsessed with Sondheim and Neil Simon, and she took me to standing-room-only Broadway shows for $5. And she held me during A Chorus Line. So the lyrics I was singing when I was four years old were very inappropriate. We did community theater, and my mom had this incredible network of gorgeous gay men who would drink coffee and eat biscotti and listen to show tunes in my tiny one-bedroom apartment.I think that I was surrounded by storytellers and hams and charming, charismatic people who sang beautifully. I still can hear my mom's friend Bobby Cipolla's voice. I hear him playing the leading player in Pippin in our community theater production of Pippin, and my sisters and I all sang. So we were very theatrical for a bunch of girls who shared a couple of bedrooms in an apartment in Yonkers.But my mother also just always showed us how New York City was only 10 miles away, and like greatness was attainable. And you can do fabulous, cool, fun things. You didn't have to be rich to do them. And she would walk me around the Columbia campus and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and we would go to the nosebleed seats to the ballet. And so I think the storytelling came from a combination of that exposure to the arts and closeness to New York City.Brian Yorkey is my dear friend. We went to college together. Brian and Tom Kitt wrote Next to Normal, which was the very first Broadway show that dealt with mental health and mental illness. I had a grandmother who was bipolar and institutionalized, and when Brian told me when we were like 21 years old that he was writing a musical about electro-shock therapy, I was like, great idea! 10, 12 years later, and many iterations and workshops later with Tom and Brian, the show went to Broadway and got the Pulitzer and 11 Tony nominations, and it was groundbreaking.”www.joycoalition.com www.imdb.com/name/nm2229726www.imdb.com/title/tt20228406/mediaviewer/rm1596470273/?ref_=tt_ov_iwww.creativeprocess.infowww.oneplanetpodcast.orgIG www.instagram.com/creativeprocesspodcast

Theatre · The Creative Process
Highlights - JOY GORMAN WETTELS - Exec. Producer “UnPrisoned”, “13 Reasons Why”, "Home Before Dark”, “Eyes on the Prize: Hallowed Ground”

Theatre · The Creative Process

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2023 11:16


“I watched things with my grandparents, and I read books with my grandmother. And my mother was obsessed with Sondheim and Neil Simon, and she took me to standing-room-only Broadway shows for $5. And she held me during A Chorus Line. So the lyrics I was singing when I was four years old were very inappropriate. We did community theater, and my mom had this incredible network of gorgeous gay men who would drink coffee and eat biscotti and listen to show tunes in my tiny one-bedroom apartment.I think that I was surrounded by storytellers and hams and charming, charismatic people who sang beautifully. I still can hear my mom's friend Bobby Cipolla's voice. I hear him playing the leading player in Pippin in our community theater production of Pippin, and my sisters and I all sang. So we were very theatrical for a bunch of girls who shared a couple of bedrooms in an apartment in Yonkers.But my mother also just always showed us how New York City was only 10 miles away, and like greatness was attainable. And you can do fabulous, cool, fun things. You didn't have to be rich to do them. And she would walk me around the Columbia campus and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and we would go to the nosebleed seats to the ballet. And so I think the storytelling came from a combination of that exposure to the arts and closeness to New York City.Brian Yorkey is my dear friend. We went to college together. Brian and Tom Kitt wrote Next to Normal, which was the very first Broadway show that dealt with mental health and mental illness. I had a grandmother who was bipolar and institutionalized, and when Brian told me when we were like 21 years old that he was writing a musical about electro-shock therapy, I was like, great idea! 10, 12 years later, and many iterations and workshops later with Tom and Brian, the show went to Broadway and got the Pulitzer and 11 Tony nominations, and it was groundbreaking.”Joy Gorman Wettels is the founder of Joy Coalition, an impact producing venture with a focus on creating purpose-driven film and television content for a global audience. She executive-produced the newly-released UnPrisoned, and is currently working on a multi-part storytelling ecosystem inspired by landmark civil rights documentary Eyes on the Prize. Her body of work includes, notably, the critically acclaimed series Home Before Dark, the influential 13 Reasons Why, created by Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning playwright Brian Yorkey and directed by Oscar-winner Tom McCarthy (Spotlight).Other works include The Meddler, named Vanity Fair's #1 film of 2016, and the forthcoming adaptation of Little House on the Prairie. She serves on the Advisory Council for UCLA's Center for Scholars and Storytellers and the Advisory Board for Hollywood, Health and Society at USC. As part of their commitment to social change, Joy Coalition works in collaboration with the Office of the Surgeon General in response to the youth mental health crisis. She's accepted a Sentinel Award, Television Academy Honors for advancing social change, and the 2018 Mental Health America Media Award. www.joycoalition.com www.imdb.com/name/nm2229726www.imdb.com/title/tt20228406/mediaviewer/rm1596470273/?ref_=tt_ov_iwww.creativeprocess.infowww.oneplanetpodcast.orgIG www.instagram.com/creativeprocesspodcast

Books & Writers · The Creative Process
JOY GORMAN WETTELS - Exec. Producer “UnPrisoned” starring Kerry Washington, “13 Reasons Why”, Founder of Joy Coalition

Books & Writers · The Creative Process

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2023 48:15


Joy Gorman Wettels is the founder of Joy Coalition, an impact producing venture with a focus on creating purpose-driven film and television content for a global audience. She executive-produced the newly-released UnPrisoned, and is currently working on a multi-part storytelling ecosystem inspired by landmark civil rights documentary Eyes on the Prize. Her body of work includes, notably, the critically acclaimed series Home Before Dark, the influential 13 Reasons Why, created by Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning playwright Brian Yorkey and directed by Oscar-winner Tom McCarthy (Spotlight).Other works include The Meddler, named Vanity Fair's #1 film of 2016, and the forthcoming adaptation of Little House on the Prairie. She serves on the Advisory Council for UCLA's Center for Scholars and Storytellers and the Advisory Board for Hollywood, Health and Society at USC. As part of their commitment to social change, Joy Coalition works in collaboration with the Office of the Surgeon General in response to the youth mental health crisis. She's accepted a Sentinel Award, Television Academy Honors for advancing social change, and the 2018 Mental Health America Media Award. “I'm big on if you ban a book that kids love, I'm probably going to come and adapt it. I'm probably going to come after it because adults fail children all the time. Because we are afraid of their feelings. We are afraid of what they can get themselves into until it's too late. And we're avoidant as a culture with them. And we've also left them a pretty screwed-up world where they're living in a terrible state of anxiety. They've got lockdown drills in kindergarten. They don't know if a gunman is going to walk into their school. And they've got so many images coming at them. good and bad.There's a lot of good that comes from TikTok and YouTube as well. It's just we're still in the beta phase of knowing. iPhones only came out in 2007. We're still figuring out truly how it's going to affect our brain development. So I think that 13 Reasons Why came at a time when we had all been really concerned about mental health. Brian Yorkey is my dear friend. We went to college together. Brian and Tom Kitt wrote Next to Normal, which was the very first Broadway show that dealt with mental health and mental illness. I had a grandmother who was bipolar and institutionalized, and when Brian told me when we were like 21 years old that he was writing a musical about electro-shock therapy, I was like, great idea! 10, 12 years later, and many iterations and workshops later with Tom and Brian, the show went to Broadway and got the Pulitzer and 11 Tony nominations, and it was groundbreaking. And it was before you could put Broadway on YouTube. And we were the first Broadway show on Twitter, nobody even had Twitter. I remember signing up for Twitter because I had to follow the Next to Normal tweets. So we were always ahead of the mental health conversation among teenagers and parents and trying to break the silence in a way.”www.joycoalition.com www.imdb.com/name/nm2229726www.imdb.com/title/tt20228406/mediaviewer/rm1596470273/?ref_=tt_ov_iwww.creativeprocess.infowww.oneplanetpodcast.orgIG www.instagram.com/creativeprocesspodcast

Books & Writers · The Creative Process
Highlights - JOY GORMAN WETTELS - Exec. Producer “UnPrisoned”, “13 Reasons Why”, "Home Before Dark”, “Eyes on the Prize: Hallowed Ground”

Books & Writers · The Creative Process

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2023 11:16


“I'm big on if you ban a book that kids love, I'm probably going to come and adapt it. I'm probably going to come after it because adults fail children all the time. Because we are afraid of their feelings. We are afraid of what they can get themselves into until it's too late. And we're avoidant as a culture with them. And we've also left them a pretty screwed-up world where they're living in a terrible state of anxiety. They've got lockdown drills in kindergarten. They don't know if a gunman is going to walk into their school. And they've got so many images coming at them. good and bad.There's a lot of good that comes from TikTok and YouTube as well. It's just we're still in the beta phase of knowing. iPhones only came out in 2007. We're still figuring out truly how it's going to affect our brain development. So I think that 13 Reasons Why came at a time when we had all been really concerned about mental health. Brian Yorkey is my dear friend. We went to college together. Brian and Tom Kitt wrote Next to Normal, which was the very first Broadway show that dealt with mental health and mental illness. I had a grandmother who was bipolar and institutionalized, and when Brian told me when we were like 21 years old that he was writing a musical about electro-shock therapy, I was like, great idea! 10, 12 years later, and many iterations and workshops later with Tom and Brian, the show went to Broadway and got the Pulitzer and 11 Tony nominations, and it was groundbreaking. And it was before you could put Broadway on YouTube. And we were the first Broadway show on Twitter, nobody even had Twitter. I remember signing up for Twitter because I had to follow the Next to Normal tweets. So we were always ahead of the mental health conversation among teenagers and parents and trying to break the silence in a way.”Joy Gorman Wettels is the founder of Joy Coalition, an impact producing venture with a focus on creating purpose-driven film and television content for a global audience. She executive-produced the newly-released UnPrisoned, and is currently working on a multi-part storytelling ecosystem inspired by landmark civil rights documentary Eyes on the Prize. Her body of work includes, notably, the critically acclaimed series Home Before Dark, the influential 13 Reasons Why, created by Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning playwright Brian Yorkey and directed by Oscar-winner Tom McCarthy (Spotlight).Other works include The Meddler, named Vanity Fair's #1 film of 2016, and the forthcoming adaptation of Little House on the Prairie. She serves on the Advisory Council for UCLA's Center for Scholars and Storytellers and the Advisory Board for Hollywood, Health and Society at USC. As part of their commitment to social change, Joy Coalition works in collaboration with the Office of the Surgeon General in response to the youth mental health crisis. She's accepted a Sentinel Award, Television Academy Honors for advancing social change, and the 2018 Mental Health America Media Award. www.joycoalition.com www.imdb.com/name/nm2229726www.imdb.com/title/tt20228406/mediaviewer/rm1596470273/?ref_=tt_ov_iwww.creativeprocess.infowww.oneplanetpodcast.orgIG www.instagram.com/creativeprocesspodcast

Film & TV · The Creative Process
JOY GORMAN WETTELS - Exec. Producer “UnPrisoned” starring Kerry Washington, “13 Reasons Why”, Founder of Joy Coalition

Film & TV · The Creative Process

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2023 48:15


Joy Gorman Wettels is the founder of Joy Coalition, an impact producing venture with a focus on creating purpose-driven film and television content for a global audience. She executive-produced the newly-released UnPrisoned, and is currently working on a multi-part storytelling ecosystem inspired by landmark civil rights documentary Eyes on the Prize. Her body of work includes, notably, the critically acclaimed series Home Before Dark, the influential 13 Reasons Why, created by Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning playwright Brian Yorkey and directed by Oscar-winner Tom McCarthy (Spotlight).Other works include The Meddler, named Vanity Fair's #1 film of 2016, and the forthcoming adaptation of Little House on the Prairie. She serves on the Advisory Council for UCLA's Center for Scholars and Storytellers and the Advisory Board for Hollywood, Health and Society at USC. As part of their commitment to social change, Joy Coalition works in collaboration with the Office of the Surgeon General in response to the youth mental health crisis. She's accepted a Sentinel Award, Television Academy Honors for advancing social change, and the 2018 Mental Health America Media Award. “With UnPrisoned and with really my whole body of work as a producer, I'm really drawn to stories that make people feel seen that take issues that have stigma and shame attached to them, and making those issues just more palatable and more human. And few people realize that 50% of American families are touched by incarceration. And when you meet someone like Tracy McMillan, who really is a miracle, this is a woman who's now in her fifties who grew up in 22 different foster homes because her father was incarcerated when she was so little. And yet for all of his mistakes, the fact that he was a career criminal, he still, when he could change her diapers, he was present when he could be there. He braided her hair, and there was real love there. But they were separated not only by his mistakes, but by a system that is really unforgiving and really unfair, especially to black and brown men. So, the idea that we could tell a story where a young woman who was raised that way and by that person turns out to be Kerry Washington. You know, turns out to be somebody who you want to be, turns out to be Olivia Pope, this woman that we all see as so beautiful and such a hero and so strong and so powerful, I felt was just an incredible opportunity. And when we first put Tracy and Kerry in the same room, Kerry said to Tracy, 'You know you're a miracle, right?'And I don't think it really hit Tracy before that moment. When you really look at the data, when you look at the foster-to-prison pipeline, over 80% of males who age out of foster care end up incarcerated. So there are two broken systems that work hand in hand here. And we had the opportunity of a real success story.”www.joycoalition.com www.imdb.com/name/nm2229726www.imdb.com/title/tt20228406/mediaviewer/rm1596470273/?ref_=tt_ov_iwww.creativeprocess.infowww.oneplanetpodcast.orgIG www.instagram.com/creativeprocesspodcast

Film & TV · The Creative Process
Highlights - JOY GORMAN WETTELS - Exec. Producer “UnPrisoned”, “13 Reasons Why”, "Home Before Dark”, “Eyes on the Prize: Hallowed Ground”

Film & TV · The Creative Process

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2023 11:16


“With UnPrisoned and with really my whole body of work as a producer, I'm really drawn to stories that make people feel seen that take issues that have stigma and shame attached to them, and making those issues just more palatable and more human. And few people realize that 50% of American families are touched by incarceration. And when you meet someone like Tracy McMillan, who really is a miracle, this is a woman who's now in her fifties who grew up in 22 different foster homes because her father was incarcerated when she was so little. And yet for all of his mistakes, the fact that he was a career criminal, he still, when he could change her diapers, he was present when he could be there. He braided her hair, and there was real love there. But they were separated not only by his mistakes, but by a system that is really unforgiving and really unfair, especially to black and brown men. So, the idea that we could tell a story where a young woman who was raised that way and by that person turns out to be Kerry Washington. You know, turns out to be somebody who you want to be, turns out to be Olivia Pope, this woman that we all see as so beautiful and such a hero and so strong and so powerful, I felt was just an incredible opportunity. And when we first put Tracy and Kerry in the same room, Kerry said to Tracy, 'You know you're a miracle, right?'And I don't think it really hit Tracy before that moment. When you really look at the data, when you look at the foster-to-prison pipeline, over 80% of males who age out of foster care end up incarcerated. So there are two broken systems that work hand in hand here. And we had the opportunity of a real success story.”Joy Gorman Wettels is the founder of Joy Coalition, an impact producing venture with a focus on creating purpose-driven film and television content for a global audience. She executive-produced the newly-released UnPrisoned, and is currently working on a multi-part storytelling ecosystem inspired by landmark civil rights documentary Eyes on the Prize. Her body of work includes, notably, the critically acclaimed series Home Before Dark, the influential 13 Reasons Why, created by Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning playwright Brian Yorkey and directed by Oscar-winner Tom McCarthy (Spotlight).Other works include The Meddler, named Vanity Fair's #1 film of 2016, and the forthcoming adaptation of Little House on the Prairie. She serves on the Advisory Council for UCLA's Center for Scholars and Storytellers and the Advisory Board for Hollywood, Health and Society at USC. As part of their commitment to social change, Joy Coalition works in collaboration with the Office of the Surgeon General in response to the youth mental health crisis. She's accepted a Sentinel Award, Television Academy Honors for advancing social change, and the 2018 Mental Health America Media Award. www.joycoalition.com www.imdb.com/name/nm2229726www.imdb.com/title/tt20228406/mediaviewer/rm1596470273/?ref_=tt_ov_iwww.creativeprocess.infowww.oneplanetpodcast.orgIG www.instagram.com/creativeprocesspodcast

The Creative Process Podcast
JOY GORMAN WETTELS - Exec. Producer “UnPrisoned” starring Kerry Washington, “13 Reasons Why”, Founder of Joy Coalition

The Creative Process Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2023 48:15


Joy Gorman Wettels is the founder of Joy Coalition, an impact producing venture with a focus on creating purpose-driven film and television content for a global audience. She executive-produced the newly-released UnPrisoned, and is currently working on a multi-part storytelling ecosystem inspired by landmark civil rights documentary Eyes on the Prize. Her body of work includes, notably, the critically acclaimed series Home Before Dark, the influential 13 Reasons Why, created by Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning playwright Brian Yorkey and directed by Oscar-winner Tom McCarthy (Spotlight).Other works include The Meddler, named Vanity Fair's #1 film of 2016, and the forthcoming adaptation of Little House on the Prairie. She serves on the Advisory Council for UCLA's Center for Scholars and Storytellers and the Advisory Board for Hollywood, Health and Society at USC. As part of their commitment to social change, Joy Coalition works in collaboration with the Office of the Surgeon General in response to the youth mental health crisis. She's accepted a Sentinel Award, Television Academy Honors for advancing social change, and the 2018 Mental Health America Media Award. “With UnPrisoned and with really my whole body of work as a producer, I'm really drawn to stories that make people feel seen that take issues that have stigma and shame attached to them, and making those issues just more palatable and more human. And few people realize that 50% of American families are touched by incarceration. And when you meet someone like Tracy McMillan, who really is a miracle, this is a woman who's now in her fifties who grew up in 22 different foster homes because her father was incarcerated when she was so little. And yet for all of his mistakes, the fact that he was a career criminal, he still, when he could change her diapers, he was present when he could be there. He braided her hair, and there was real love there. But they were separated not only by his mistakes, but by a system that is really unforgiving and really unfair, especially to black and brown men. So, the idea that we could tell a story where a young woman who was raised that way and by that person turns out to be Kerry Washington. You know, turns out to be somebody who you want to be, turns out to be Olivia Pope, this woman that we all see as so beautiful and such a hero and so strong and so powerful, I felt was just an incredible opportunity. And when we first put Tracy and Kerry in the same room, Kerry said to Tracy, 'You know you're a miracle, right?'And I don't think it really hit Tracy before that moment. When you really look at the data, when you look at the foster-to-prison pipeline, over 80% of males who age out of foster care end up incarcerated. So there are two broken systems that work hand in hand here. And we had the opportunity of a real success story.”www.joycoalition.com www.imdb.com/name/nm2229726www.imdb.com/title/tt20228406/mediaviewer/rm1596470273/?ref_=tt_ov_iwww.creativeprocess.infowww.oneplanetpodcast.orgIG www.instagram.com/creativeprocesspodcast