Tips for Scripts

Research, cases, experts and inspiration

Healthy lifestyle and social issues are engaging and fitting topics for dramatization. Previous research conducted by the Center for Media & Health (CHM) showed that scriptwriters of Dutch soaps and drama series are open to ideas and tips from expert organizations when reliable and timely information is presented. Therefore, CMH founded the platform Tips for Scripts (www.tipsvoorscripts.nl) in collaboration with media professionals and health organizations. 

	
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Tips for Scripts

Healthy lifestyle and social issues are engaging and fitting topics for dramatization. Previous research conducted by the Center for Media & Health (CHM) showed that scriptwriters of Dutch soaps and drama series are open to ideas and tips from expert organizations when reliable and timely information is presented. Therefore, CMH founded the platform Tips for Scripts (www.tipsvoorscripts.nl) in collaboration with media professionals and health organizations. 

Tips for Scripts is an online service platform inspired by the Hollywood Health & Society Project and is made possible by a grant of The Netherlands Organization for Health Research and Development (ZonMw). On the Tips for Scripts platform, creative media professionals and health organizations join hands and share tips and ideas for compelling storylines in films and drama series. An example of one such storyline (below) from the drama series Malaika focuses on the issue of Lyme disease:




Tips for Scripts Lunches

Since 2014 CMH has organized Tips for Scripts lunches in Amsterdam. During these lunches scriptwriters, producers and other creative media professionals meet with content matter specialists from various health organizations. These content experts share compelling stories about their experiences in areas such as heart disease, cancer, infectious diseases, and stuttering. These stories are a great source of inspiration for the media professionals.

Feedback from the Tips for Scripts lunches includes …

Focus

Consultancy
Media production
Research
Training and Capacity Building

In collaboration with

Dutch Cancer Society
Dutch Hearing Foundation
Dutch Heart Foundation
Dutch Kidney Foundation
Dutch Stuttering Foundation
Endemol
Lung Foundation Netherlands
National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) / Centre for Healthy Living (CGL)
Netherlands Nutrition Centre
Pharos
Rutgers
Safety Netherlands
Scriptbank
STI Aids Netherlands
The Netherlands Institute for Sport and Physical Activity (NISB)
Trimbos Institute
ZonMw - The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development