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|AdoptionFilm.org Launched to
Support New PBS Film
|New Web site at http://adoptionfilm.org
offers opportunity to support PBS program about adoption
Individuals eager to see an honest,
balanced portrayal of adoption on television now have the opportunity to
be a part of the process to make it happen, with the launch of AdoptionFilm.org,
a Web site intended to attract individual support for a proposed documentary.
An American Revolution is 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.
Adoption: An American Revolution,
is 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.
The project’s executive producer,
Judith Vecchione, calls this “a revolution in adoption” and points to huge
changes in Americans’ attitudes towards adoption -- from a time, not so
long ago, when some parents lied to their own children about being adopted,
to today’s view of adoption as another wonderful way to form a family.
“But these changes are rarely reflected in the media, which still portrays
adoption with negative stereotypes and shows like ‘Who’s Your Daddy?’”
she says. “We want to bring to our viewers the real story of adoption in
the US today.”
Visitors to http://www.adoptionfilm.org
more about the fundraising effort and the entire “Adoption: An American
Meet some of the “Faces
of Adoption” and add your own;
Read the “Filmmakers’
Journal” for a behind-the-scenes look at how public television programs
Make a secure
donation to support the production of “Adoption: An American Revolution;”
Follow our progress by signing
up for our e-mail newsletter;
Help us “Spread
the Word” by sending information on the project to others you think
might be interested, or use our toolkit
a link to AdoptionFilm.org.
"We’re very excited about this
new opportunity, “ says WGBH Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Jon Abbott. “Funding from viewers has always been critically important
to sustaining public television at both the local and the national level,
but we've never had a mechanism for our broad range of viewers to directly
support production of new programs. Now viewers can add their contributions
– in any amount -- to the projects that matter most to them.”
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.
For additional information contact
Lisa Cerqueira, Senior Publicist, WGBH Boston at
or (617) 300-5334
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