Public Service Announcement

 

Gilda's Club Worldwide



Women in Film Dallas produced a Public Service Announcement (PSA) called "Gilda's Club: A Special Place," in 2003. It aired in the Dallas area, nationwide on HD Net, and had a worldwide release in foreign languages for overseas markets.

Gilda's Club Worldwide was selected as the group's choice to raise public awareness for help available for women suffering from cancer, in remembrance of Gilda Radner, the actress who died of ovarian cancer. The goal of this PSA was to reach those people who can benefit in knowing about Gilda's Club, and relay Gilda's wish: that no one should have to face cancer alone.

The 30-second spot's two producers, Betty Buckley and June Owens, chaired the PSA committee. "Interestingly, all of the committee members' lives had been touched in some way by cancer, so the decision to work with Gilda's Club was unanimous," says Buckley.

Highlights include actress Meryl Streep, who graciously donated her time to do the background voice over while she was promoting her latest film, Adaptation. In addition, a stellar cast and crew of 60 people from Dallas donated their time, along with some members of Gilda's Club, several children referred by Children's Medical Center, and Suzanne Ahn, respected physician and lung cancer activist.

In a letter to Gilda's North Texas Executive Director Susan Lindeman, member Paula Doyle shared her feelings of the day, "Everyone I came in contact with at the filming was genuinely nice and considerate. The make-up woman (Donatelle), a fourteen year cancer survivor, was brought to tears as she shared some of her feelings with a room full of people. This amazing woman gave me eyebrows! As she taught me how to create my own eyebrows, she gave me a pep talk that raised my spirits more than she will ever know. All of the crew members and the actors made me feel so comfortable. Everyone was so easy to talk to, I felt as though I already knew each of them."
 
 
 


Women in Film Dallas and all the members of the PSA committee would like to extend a special thanks to all the people and companies involved in this production to make a difference in the lives of others.

Thank you very much!  Without your support we could not have done this special Public Service Announcement:

Alex Wilson
Alpha Cine
Barbara Raglon
Beth Jasper
Betty Buckley
Bill Flynn
Bob Vongyurcsy
Bonnie Spence
Breonna Burnham
Broadway Video
BWC
Catherine Whiteman
Cheryll Smith
Children's Medical Center of Dallas
Clint Harris
Cristina McAlister
D Day
Damian Skinner
Dan Clear
Dan Jackson
Darryl Henke
Dave Peacock
David Brink
Dee Chappell
Denise Edmiston
Diane F. Perlmutter
Dick Hoff
Eastman Kodak
Ed Blaylock
Electric Light & Power
Elizabeth Bustamante
Eric Jenkins
Fonya Mondell
Gilda's Club North Texas
Gilda's Club Worldwide
Ginny Martin
Gordon Smith
Gretchen Goetz
Gwendolyn Murphy
Insert all WIF & Volunteers:
Janet Schwarz
Jason Hammond
Jeff Conrad
Jeff Hurst
June Owens
Ken Freehill
Kristi Eckron
Kristyn Clement
Laura Neitzel
Laurie Dewhirst
Lenora Whitehead
Linda Stogner
Lynne Moon
Makeup Maven
Margaret Desmukes
Margaret Lake
Mark Beasley
Matt Riggle
Matthew Deibler
Matthew Robertson
Melrose Hotel
Meryl Streep
Michael and Judy Cianco
Michael O'Neill Studio
Michelle Wiesner
Misty Espinoza
MLD
MPS
Nick Mueth
Olivia Castilleja
Paul Carroll
Paula Doyle
Pete Aleman
Pinpoint Ideas & Solutions
PMK
Rebecca Bustamante
Renaldo Luna, Jr.
Rich McDonald
Rini Marwini
Robert Curlin
Roseanne Boffa
Russ Coffman
SAG-Texas
Shannon March
Sherri Espenel
Sherry Beal
Starbucks
Steffie Wilson
Steve Franko
Summer Selby
Susan Lindemann
Suzanne Ahn
Tim Cissell
Todd Terry
Tom Pribil
Tom Thumb
Traci La Paga
Tre Vinson
Trish Avery
Tyler Attaway
Video Assist Dallas
Video Post & Transfer
Vivian Marks
Wendy Garrett
Women In Film - Dallas
Women In Film - LA
Zak Thomas 


Gilda's Club Worldwide PSA

"A Special Place"


Producers:

Betty Buckley

June Owens

 

Director:

Linda Stogner

 

Written by:

Linda Stogner


Director of Photography:

Ginny Martin


Gaffer:

Jeff Hurst


Original Score by:

Tim Cissell


Cast:

Tyler Attaway

Breonna Burnham

Elizabeth Bustamante

Rebecca Bustamente

Olivia Castilleja

D Day

Paula Doyle

Sherri Espenel

Bill Flynn

Margaret Lake

Shannon March

Cristina McAlister

Rich McDonald

Suzanne Ahn

Summer Selby

Meryl Streep

Todd Terry

Zak Thomas

Michelle Wiesner

Alex Wilson

Steffie Wilson

Lenora Whitehead

Catherine Whiteman

Tre Vinson    



Crew:

UPM                                                      June Owens

1st A.D.                                                  Betty Buckley

2nd AD                                                   Fonya Mondell                        

2nd 2nd AD                                             Gwendolyn Murphy            

Casting Director                                     Wendy Garrett           

Production Coord./Casting Asst.            Cheryll Smith

Camera Operator                                   Dan Jackson

1st AC/Loader                                        David Brink                       

2nd AC                                                    Matt Riggle                       

Video Assist                                            Traci L. Paga                               

Camera P.A.                                           Reynaldo Luna, Jr.

Costume/Wardrobe                                Janet Schwartz           

Art Director/Set Dresser                          Gretchen Goetz

Set Dressing gods/goddesses                 Lynne Moon                                   

Set Dressing gods/goddesses                Jason Hammond

Key Grip                                                  Jeff Conrad

Best Boy, Grip                                         Paul Carroll                       

Dolly Grip                                                 Dan Clear                                

Grip                                                         Pete Aleman                                   

Grip                                                         Clint Harris                                   

Grip                                                         Gordon Smith                                   

Grip                                                         Matthew Deibler                       

Audio                                                       Darryl Henke                                

Boom Operator                                       Ed Blaylock                       

Script Supervisor                                     Dee Chappell                       

Video Assist                                             Traci L Paga                                   

Make-Up Artist & Hair                              Donatella,   Makeup Maven            

Colorist/Post Production  Hero                Steve Franko                       

Storyboard                                               Tom Pribil

Voice-Over Audio                                     Phil Palmer

Off-Line Editor                                          Linda Stogner

Post Production Coordinator                    Vivian Marks

                                                                 Margaret Dismukes

Audio Post-Production Mixer                    Eric Jenkins

Graphics                                                   Damian Skinner

On-Line Editor                                          Nick Mueth

Behind-the-Scenes Producer                   Barbara Raglon                       

Behind-the-Scene   Camera Operator     Bob Vongyurcsy                      

Still Photographers                                   Skeeter Hagler

Rini Marwini                                   

Public Relations/Catering Coord.             Trish Avery                                   

Accounting                                               Laura Nitzel

Production Assistants                                               Misty Espinoza                       

                                                                 Rini Marwini                                                                                                                                  Sherry Beal                                   

                                                                 Russ Coffman                       

                                                                 Matthew  Roberson    


 

2003 Women in Film Dallas PSA Committee Members:

June Owens, Betty Buckley, Cheryll Smith, Barbara Raglon, Meredith Seawright, Michelle Wiesner, and Marilyn Seeberger.


Special Thanks to:

Video Post and Transfer

Margaret Dismukes

Vivian Marks

Steve Franko

MPS

Mark Beasley

Electric Light and Power

Michael and Judy Cianco

Video Assist Dallas

Dave Peacock

MLD

Eastman Kodak

Dick Hoff

Michael O’Neill Studio

Gilda’s Club North Texas

Gilda’s Club Worldwide

Marie Elena Rigo

Diane F. Perlmutter

BWC

Lois Smith

Children’s Medical Center of Dallas

Broadway Video

SAG-Texas

Ken Freehill

Pinpoint Ideas & Solutions

Robert Curlin

Women in Film – L.A.

Bonnie Spence

Roseanne Boffa

AlphaCine




2004 Gracie Allen Award - Outstanding Public Service Announcement
Posted 6/29/2004



Diane E. Perlmutter, CEO of Gilda’s Club, Linda Stogner (director), Betty Buckley (producer), June Owens (producer), 

and Maria Efantis Brennan, AWRT Executive Director.



Women in Film Dallas PSA "Gilda’s Club:  A Special Place" Wins Gracie Allen Award!


WIFD Founder, Betty Buckley, and WIFD PSA Chair, June Owens, and director, Linda Stogner Attend a black-tie Gala in the Grand Ballroom of the New York Hilton Hotel June 21, 2004.


American Women in Radio and Television (AWRT) selected the Women in Film Dallas produced PSA benefiting Gilda’s Club as one of this year’s prestigious Gracie Allen Award® winners.  


The Gracie Allen Awards® recognize exemplary programming created for women, by women and about women in all facets of electronic media.  “Year after year we continue to experience the profound impact that programming for, by and about women has on our society.  Thank goodness there exists an event to recognize the great work of women in our industry,” said AWRT Executive Director Maria Efantis Brennan.


Gilda's Club Worldwide was selected as the group's choice to raise public awareness for help available for women suffering from cancer, in remembrance of Gilda Radner, the actress who died of ovarian cancer. The goal of this PSA is to reach those people who can benefit in knowing about Gilda's Club, and relay Gilda's wish: that no one should have to face cancer alone.


Highlights include actress Meryl Streep, who graciously donated her time to do the background voice over while she was promoting her latest film, Adaptation. In addition, a stellar cast and crew of 60 people from Dallas donated their time, along with some members of Gilda's Club, several children referred by Children's Medical Center, and Suzanne Ahn, respected physician and lung cancer activist.  The professional women and men of Dallas’ Women in Film organization donate their time and talents to this incredible program.


Women in Film Dallas and all the members of the PSA committee would like to extend a special thanks to all the people and companies involved in this production to make a difference in the lives of others. 


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