News: Fun Stuff

Help Scenarios Redefine Place and Power in Chicago! 0

Scenarios USA has expanded our REAL DEAL program to Chicago schools.  Beginning this Fall, 39 dedicated educators in 9 public high schools are implementing the Scenarios curriculum addressing Place and Power. Our excitement doesn't stop there.  Today - Right Now - we're launching our first ever Indiegogo Campaign to fund the Chicago REAL DEAL film.  REAL DEAL films are written by students as the final assignment of our curriculum and are made by some of your favorite Hollywood talents like D …

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September 17, 2013  |  By:  |  Comments: 0

News: Events: Educators Blog

Announcing the 2013-14 REAL DEAL Teacher Workshops, Curriculum and Contest 1

Love. Money. Family. Friendship. Power. Violence. Do your students think and talk about these issues? Do your students love watching movies? Are you looking for interactive, engaging, Common Core-aligned activities that will get even your most reluctant students thinking critically and writing creatively about sexual health and social justice issues? Are you interested in exploring how the arts can take critical thinking to a whole new level? Do you aim to create a safe space for your studen …

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June 19, 2013  |  By:  |  Comments: 1

Behind the Scenes

Scenarios Films in NYC! 0

MEDIA ADVISORY &  INVITATION TO ATTEND   June 10, 2014 CONTACT: Hafizah Geter 718.230.5125; hafizah@scenariosusa.org       ACCLAIMED FILMMAKER TO DIRECT FILM IN EAST NEW YORK JUNE 21ST & 22ND   WHAT :  Laurie Collyer (Sherrybaby, Sunlight Jr.) collaborates with national nonprofit, Scenarios USA, (www.scenariosusa.org), to direct a Hollywood-quality short film written by 16-year-old Nialani Pringle of the Brooklyn High School for Collaborative Studi …

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June 10, 2014  |  By:  |  Comments: 0

Educators Blog

Final Projects! 0

Scenarios USA Final Projects students group shot edit   Over the last several years, many teachers have presented final project opportunities for their students to further magnify their voices through the Scenarios USA curriculum. Check out a few of the final projects that teachers have made available for …

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May 19, 2014  |  By:  |  Comments: 0

Behind the Scenes

Be the Center of Your Own Story: Our Founders 0

kristen and maura By: Co-founders Maura Minsky & Kristen Joiner MM: When Kristen and I met in 1998, she was working on women’s issues for a global NGO and I was a producer at ABC News.  Although we came from different worlds, we were both trying to discover how we could make a difference. KJ: On o …

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May 7, 2014  |  By:  |  Comments: 0

Teen Blog: Leadership: Behind the Scenes

Mariella Zavala: Why My Voice Matters 1

mariella2 My name is Mariella Zavala and I wrote the film Bitter Memories when I was 15 years old. I wrote it for a mother who had received death threats from my father. I wrote it for my neighbors who would witness their father physically abuse their mother. I wrote it for my community which was steeped in generational cycles of mach …

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May 7, 2014  |  By:  |  Comments: 1

Behind the Scenes

A Great Talent, A Dear Friend: Ryan Rex (Actor, Speechless) 0

The Scenarios staff remembers Ryan Rex, a young man with passion and conviction, who we were lucky enough to have play the lead role of Desmond in the 2013 film "Speechless". Winning writer of "Speechless" Roxanne Lasker-Hall shares with us words dedicated to the young man who gave her character life, and became a beloved friend. Ryan Rex

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May 1, 2014  |  By:  |  Comments: 0