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Amy Wall LermanBy Amy Wall Lerman
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Amy Wall LermanBy Amy Wall Lerman
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About

We are three women and one man - all seasoned journalists with long format television experience at major broadcast networks - we have a mission.  We want to stop the next generation from dealing with the issues perpetrated by the Harvey Weinsteins and Matt Lauers of the world. Let's help our boys not become those men and help our girls speak up when they cross paths with men who slipped through the cracks.

SAMPLE SHOW SEGMENTS:

Show’s Mission: Let’s help the next generation grow up in a more accepting world. This show would give kids a place to be heard. The intention is to empower kids to know their strengths, find their voices, trust their instincts, and to be smart in a world of contradiction and confusion. It will be different from anything we've seen before and will draw adult viewers as well. It’s a show with real kids, dealing with real issues. It has a message but doesn't preach. We want to put young people center stage by showing them what they can do, and can be, by presenting them with examples of what other kids are feeling…and doing. The stories will be designed to inspire and to validate the feelings and experiences of children. We have plenty of stories lined up to fill this show - and more come our way every day.

SAMPLE SEGMENTS:

1 - LOOK AT ME NOW: Highlight success stories of recognizable people telling stories of what they lived through growing up. Along the lines of the LGBTQ campaign, "It Gets Better," only for EVERY young person.

2 - PROFILE: An extraordinary kid doing an extraordinary thing.  Each week we'll feature a child who is making a difference in his/her community.

3 - WORDS MATTER: What happens when a boy tells another boy, “You throw like a girl?” It’s everyday language used to shame boys by inferring the weakness of girls. This kind of language is damaging to the self-esteem of both boys and girls. It leaves a girl feeling humiliated and lesser than – and a boy concerned about his masculinity. As a result boys can grow up to be insecure men and girls can grow up to be silent women. Show the damage words can do.

Show Title: No Kidding Show

Length: 30 minutes.

Show frequency: Once a week

We intend to do this with a web series for kids.  Let's bring all the garbage stereotypes into the open and put them to rest.  Let's hear from kids what life has thrown their way.  Let's hear their perceptions, their concerns, issues, and problems.  Let's stop shaming boys with words like "sissy" and "cry baby."  Let's stop defining them and let them define themselves.  Teach them to be true to themselves and promote empathic behaviors. Let's empower girls by helping them be loud, to speak up, and not to be afraid to ask for what they want - or for what is rightfully theirs like a decent salary or to not be assaulted or harassed.  Let everyone be who they are supposed to be - PEOPLE.

Help us change the world and the future for our kids with the power of the visual image and the voices of our children.  If you back this Kickstarter campaign, you will be part of the change.

Many thanks to my dear friend Victoria Valentino.  She's one of the many reasons we need to make MeToo a thing of the past.

Risks and challenges

The only risk to completing the project is time. The only risk to developing it beyond the pilot is future funding. We all have full time jobs, but we are passionate about this and will spend every spare moment working on it. We are experienced. We understand deadlines and limitations. There is no way we won't see this through to the last rolling end credit!

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