TNT, TBS and truTV Celebrate International Women’s Day with Empowerment Campaign to Uplift and Challenge Gender Bias
Samantha Bee, Jameela Jamil, Judy Reyes, Kristen Kish and Brandi Rhodes Lend Their Voices to Poignant Issues Women Face in Animated Features
LOS ANGELES – March 8, 2021 – TNT, TBS and truTV celebrate International Women’s Day to bring awareness to women’s issues by making the unseen more visible through an empowerment initiative that shines a light on the biases women face every day.
Powered by an all-female-crew, internally and externally, all three networks came together with Black Woman Animate, an animation studio powered by Black female talent across the animation pipeline, to create five animated pieces that spotlight powerful issues such as the gender pay gap, body liberation and self-confidence.
All five animated features can be seen here: warnermedia.com/IWD2021.
“After learning the extent that women have been set back in the workforce due to the pandemic, we wanted to bring to light these issues in a creative and impactful way,” said Missy Chambless, EVP of Marketing for TNT, TBS and truTV. “We invited strong female icons across our networks to give voice to these critical issues of women’s equality, and partnered with Black Women Animate to vibrantly bring them to life.”
TNT, TBS and truTV talent Samantha Bee (“Full Frontal with Samantha Bee”), Jameela Jamil (“The Misery Index”), Judy Reyes (“Claws”), Kristen Kish (“Fast Foodies”) and Brandi Rhodes (AEW) have lent their voices to topics that are all too relatable for most women. These pieces strive to uplift the unseen, spark conversation, and inspire change.
Each animated segment was created and produced by Black Woman Animate, April Dace of Dace & Mohr, Alison Roberto, Liz Armstrong and Polina Portnaya.
Learn more about how WarnerMedia is celebrating International Women’s Day here:
TNT, a WarnerMedia brand, is watched by more people than any other cable network and known for big, lean-forward television that gives viewers the best seat in the house for electrifying stories, dynamic characters and thrilling events. TNT is home to some of television’s most popular original series including “Snowpiercer,” “The Alienist: The Angel of Darkness,” “Animal Kingdom” and “Claws.” TNT is expanding its programming to include premium unscripted with the docuseries ”ShaqLife.” TNT also presents popular shows such as “Bones” and “Castle,” in addition to primetime specials and sports coverage, including the NBA and NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championships and the professional wrestling league All Elite Wrestling (AEW), which has exploded onto the scene with “AEW Dynamite,” premiering as the night’s #1 wrestling show. Website: www.tntdrama.com
TBS, a WarnerMedia brand, is a top-rated destination for television among young adults and known for escapist, lean-back entertainment, featuring smart, imaginative stories with heart and comedic edge. From scripted comedy series to late-night shows, game shows, and animated programming, TBS’ Originals slate is comprised of some of the most popular shows on cable — “Miracle Workers,” “CONAN,” “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee,” “The Last O.G.” and “American Dad!,” as well as the upcoming comedy “Chad.” The network’s slate of premium unscripted series includes the popular game show “The Misery Index,” upcoming reality-competition series “Go-Big Show” and “The Cube” and the revival of fan-favorite “Wipeout.” TBS’ lineup also includes comedy hits like “Family Guy” and “The Big Bang Theory,” classic sitcom favorites “Friends” and “Seinfeld,” blockbuster movies, and live event coverage of Major League Baseball, the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship and “ELEAGUE,” WarnerMedia’s eSports gaming competition. Viewers can watch shows on the TBS app, available for iOS, Android, Xbox One and other platforms and devices. Website: www.tbs.com
truTV, a WarnerMedia brand, is a bold, fresh entertainment network that gives viewers audacious content with laugh-out-loud moments and relatable characters. With millions of engaged fans across linear, digital and social channels, the cable network features a growing roster of critically acclaimed and fan-favorite, premium scripted, non-scripted and hybrid series, such as “Impractical Jokers,” “Impractical Jokers: Dinner Party,” “Tacoma FD,” “Top Secret Videos,” “Double Cross with Blake Griffin” and more. truTV is also a partner in airing the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship each year. Website: www.trutv.com