USC-MISC Newsletter- Summer 2014

USC Media Institute for Social Change (MISC) founder, Michael Taylor, is pleased to bring you MISC's Summer newsletter! You are receiving this newsletter because you or someone you know expressed interest in MISC. If you would prefer to log on to our website at your leisure to view archived newsletters or not to receive the newsletter, please adjust your "subscription preferences" or click "unsubscribe" at the bottom of this email. Otherwise, you will continue to receive periodic newsletter updates. 
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Three Emmy Nominations 

MISC produced the PSAs Help A Soldier HealPost and Text Responsibly and the half-hour program Power of the PSA in partnership with CBS and KCAL-9, all of which were nominated for THREE Emmys!  They were completed and aired in April on CBS and KCal-9. Nominations were announced in May. MISC filmmakers to attend the July Emmy award ceremony. Stay tuned for red carpet photos! 
Coming Soon! 
  • MISC created iLA as part of Georgio Armani's CITY OF FRAMES. The short film is about a paparazzo who uses cyber technology to track down one of Hollywood's biggest starlets in Los Angeles 2020. The film will debut at the Toronto Film Festival in September as part of Armani's launch of a series of six films featuring different cities around the world.
  • A five-part promotional documentary series I Make Movies made in partnership with the Motion Picture Association of America to promote jobs in the entertainment industry. 
MISC is currently developing a film with the Save the Children foundation to raise awareness about the impact of early education on brain development. Save the Children invests in childhood - every day in times of crisis and for the future. In the United States and around the world, they give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. 
Camera drones are inevitable and stand to change the film industry in new and exciting ways but there are many privacy and safety issues to investigate. MISC intends to be a major player in shaping these discussions and informing regulatory frameworks. Stay tuned for more information as MISC develops relevant projects. Check out this recent article from the Hollywood Reporter on this hot button issue! 
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*How Powerful Films Inspire Powerful Action 
*Frozen's Feminist Rallying Cry 
*The Importance of Storytelling for Social Change
*40 of the Most Powerful Social Issues That Will Make You Stop & Think
*Teen Suicide & Bullying
*Illuminating the Relevance of Women Directing in Media
*Films For Action: How We Plan to Help Catalyze a Global Paradigm Shift
*Movies In Your Brain: The Science of Cinematic Perception
*Grappling With The Privacy Paradox
*21st Century Dox Launches Mentoring Program For Female Directors
*4 Ways To Use Drones For Good
*TV Academy Honors Salute Programs That Promote Social Change
*Memo To Hollywood: Hire More Women Directors
*Here's How Piracy Hurts Indie Film


USC Media Institute for Social Change is a nonprofit organization of industry professionals who use media to create an awareness of social issues and inspire positive actions throughout the world. With a mission to support emerging media makers who weave pro-social messaging into their stories, USCMISC is changing the world one film at a time.
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