Two CJC Alums Honored with 2019 Hollywood, Health & Society’s Sentinel Award
JaNeika James and JaSheika James, both B.S. Telecommunication 2003, are the recipients of a 2019 Sentinel Award for their role as writers for “Depth of Grief,” an episode about HIV/AIDS on Twentieth Century Fox’s “Empire.” The twin sisters now serve as supervising producers for the hit television series.
The Sentinel Awards, sponsored by the Hollywood, Health and Society program at the USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center, for nearly two decades have recognized exemplary achievements in TV storylines that inform, educate and motivate viewers to make choices for healthier and safer lives.
Katie Campione, B.S. Journalism 2019 and current Associated Press entertainment intern, covered the event and published “’Euphoria’ Creator Opens Up About Addiction at Norman Lear’s Sentinel Awards” in The Hollywood Reporter on Nov. 7.
The Sentinel Awards are funded by many organizations including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, The SCAN Foundation, N Square Collaborative, the John Pritzker Family Fund, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and the California Health Care Foundation.