On October 14th, we’re co-hosting a Twitter Chat with the makers of the film The Hunting Ground and Lady Gaga’s co-writer to the song “Til It Happens to You,” Diane Warren. We’ll be discussing campus sexual assault and the steps we must take to end this national epidemic. This is your unique opportunity to hear about the film and the song from their creators.
Amy Ziering, @thehuntinground filmmaker
Amy Ziering is an Academy Award-nominated and two-time Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker. Her most recent film, THE INVISIBLE WAR, a groundbreaking investigation into the epidemic of rape in the U.S. military, won the Audience Award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, the 2012 Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary, the 2014 Emmy Awards for Best Documentary and Outstanding Investigative Journalism, Long Form, and was nominated for an Oscar.
Diane Warren, “Til It Happens To You” Co-writer
“Til It Happens To You” songwriter, @Diane_Warren is one of the most continuously prolific and successful contemporary songwriters of our time. A quick glance at her list of Top 10 Hits reveals a range of musical genres and styles so diverse it’s difficult to believe all these songs could have come from the same person; yet, they did. Three decades after she kicked off her career, Diane continues to endlessly pour forth songs that keep climbing to the top of the charts. Diane’s songs are featured in more than 100 motion pictures and have been nominated for 7 Academy Awards, 5 Golden Globes and 12 GRAMMYs. In the past four years she has garnered four Grammy nominations, and penned original songs for such films as Dolphin Tale 2, Silver Linings Playbook, Unfinished Song, Never Say Never, Winnie Mandela, and Beyond The Lights for which she received her seventh Oscar nomination.
Maya Enista Smith, Director, Impact + Operations @BTWFoundation
Born This Way Foundation is committed to supporting the wellness of young people and empowering them to create a kinder and braver world. We achieve this by shining a light on real people, quality research, and authentic partnerships.
When: October 14th at 7PM EST, 4PM PT