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Tuning In for the "Talk"


February 28, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm


The Television Academy, ATX TV Festival, and Power to Decide present

Tuning In for the "Talk"

How TV is Approaching Love, Sex, and Pregnancy and How American Young People are Responding

As young adult viewers become more valuable to programmers and brands, the stories that reach and engage these viewers – particularly around matters of sex, pregnancy, and contraception – also take on increased significance. What do these young viewers take away from portrayals of sex, birth control, power dynamics and personal choice as portrayed by the characters and series they relate to?

Now more than ever, media matters: TV shows and their creators have helped drive historic declines in teen and unplanned pregnancy over the past 20 years. But progress is not victory. The panel will explore how TV writers and producers approach sex, love, relationships, and contraception, and how young adults engage with (or avoid) those conversations. It will also address how you can tackle these issues in your shows in meaningful ways that support the stories you want to tell. When young people have the knowledge and power to decide if, when, and under what circumstances to get pregnant everybody wins.

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February 28, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm


Governors Room
at Saban Media Center
Television Academy
5210 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
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Complimentary parking in the structure adjacent to the Saban Media Center.

Cars arriving before 6:00pm will be charged $15. Click here for other parking options.

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This event is presented by
the Television Academy,

ATX TV Festival, and Power to Decide.