Allston, MA (PRWEB) November 2, 2005
Just in time for November, National Adoption Month, AdoptionFilm.org has added timely new video clips of key production team members to the site. Adam Pertman, series advisor and author of Adoption Nation: How the Adoption Revolution is Transforming America, producer Eric Stange, and executive producer Judith Vecchione cover a range of topics, showing their personal connections ("My Path to Adoption" and "Amazing Adoption Stories") and exploring adoption issues of interest to all families ("Adoption in the Media" and "Adoption in the Wake of Katrina"). Additional clips will be added over the next four weeks.
AdoptionFilm.org is a site developed to raise awareness of the need for an honest portrayal of adoption in the media, with the goal of raising the money to produce a PBS documentary, outreach program to schools, and Web site.
Visitors to http://www.AdoptionFilm.org have opened their hearts and shared their adoption stories generously, filling over 15 pages with photos and details of their family journeys in the “Faces of Adoption” feature.
Producer Eric Stange continues to share the behind-the-scenes scoop in the “Filmmakers’ Journal.” His most recent entry considers the lessons to be learned when several department and toy stores began marketing a line of dolls with a "Newborn Nursery Adoption Center" theme, setting up a scenario in which kids pretend to be adoptive parents picking out infants from a nursery.
The site also continues to offer visitors the opportunity to:
Learn more about the fundraising effort and the entire “Adoption: An American Revolution” project;
Make a secure donation to support the production of “Adoption: An American Revolution;”
Follow our progress by signing up for our e-mail newsletter; and
Help us “Spread the Word” by sending information on the project to others you think might be interested, or use our toolkit to establish a link to AdoptionFilm.org.
AdoptionFilm.org is raising money to cover production costs of "Adoption: An American Revolution" (working title), a special project for national public television broadcast that will include a two-hour film, an extensive Web site and an ambitious outreach campaign to schools and communities. The film will use interviews with adoptive and birth parents and extended families, with adopted children and adults, and adoption professionals and experts to explore the major impact that adoption is having on private and public life in America.
Program producer WGBH has already secured partial funding for the project from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), but that grant came with a deadline: final funding needs to be in place by the end of 2005. So WGBH is turning directly to viewers for the support needed to produce the project, recognizing that the real story of how adoption is changing America has the potential to appeal to the millions of Americans who are directly affected. One-third of people in the US now have someone in their family who was adopted, and many more have friends and neighbors who were adopted.
WGBH Boston is America's preeminent public broadcasting producer, the source of fully one-third of PBS's prime-time lineup, along with some of public television's best-known lifestyle shows and children's programs and many public radio favorites. Its production menu is diverse, including Nova, Frontline, American Experience, Antiques Roadshow, Masterpiece Theatre, Arthur, and Zoom on PBS and The World and Sound & Spirit on public radio. WGBH has been recognized with hundreds of honors: Emmys, Peabodys, duPont-Columbia Awards, even two Oscars.