Disaster Preparedness & Terrorism

September 11, 2001.

Hurricane Katrina.

Military men and women returning from war with life-changing injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder.

These types of disaster may be the most difficult concerns to build into a storyline. They are on people’s minds almost every day, and they change people’s lives forever. What can we as the entertainment industry do about these disasters?

We can do more than almost anyone else in the world.

The entertainment industry has the power to influence literally billions of people, and most major disasters can be either prevented or treated in the aftermath better than they are. Any entertainment production that addresses any kind of disaster must be prepared for scrutiny and criticism. EIC can help.

Spotlight on…A New Normal is a special publication EIC produced at our own expense immediately following the September 11 terrorist attacks in 2001. This publication gives information that may be relevant to your disaster-related stories, including how to prepare for and respond to disasters ranging from terrorism to biological warfare and natural disasters. Contact Us to request a reprint of Spotlight on…A New Normal.

EIC also has experts on board who can be available to you at a moment’s notice if you have questions about how to treat controversial disasters in your depiction. If you’re not sure how to depict something, give EIC’s First Draft service a call at (818) 861-7782 or email us at ajupin@eiconline.org and we will hook you up with the best nationally recognized expert to answer your questions or, if you’d like, we can bring the experts to you for a one-on-one or group briefing for your production team.

If you would like to speak to an expert on terrorism or disaster preparedness, or set up a free briefing for you, your production or studio, contact EIC’s First Draft service.

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