ITHACA, N.Y. — The Ithaca Voice advertising team, in conjunction with the Advocacy Center of Tompkins County, has been commissioned to film a Public Service Announcement that will serve as New York’s statewide campaign video for an important cause: the Enough Abuse Campaign.

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We are looking for 15-20 children (5th-6th grade) to play extras in the background of 3 scenes – sitting on the bus, playing kickball, and at a science fair. We will be filming this Saturday, 9/26, and all locations are being kindly provided by TST BOCES. Although involvement will be on a volunteer basis, food and beverages will be provided for the kids, and we will have a dedicated child supervisor on set at all times. To get involved, please meet at the drop-off location/time below, where we will sign your child in and take down your contact info.
 
Filming date: This Saturday, September 26th
Drop Off: 11:30am, in front of Building G, TST BOCES, 555 Warren Rd
Pick Up: 6:00pm, in front of Building G, TST BOCES
 
Please find the synopsis below, and the full script here.
 
Synopsis: The Enough Abuse Campaign is a grassroots movement gaining momentum across the country, providing adults and communities with the knowledge and skills they need to put an end to child sexual abuse.This production will serve as the campaign video for New York, and will be shown in counties across the state.
It will be filmed with the camera showing the first person perspective of the main character, an elementary school aged child. In the film, we will see how the adults in his life are being proactive in noticing, responding to, and protecting the child’s well-being. Rather than scaring viewers with the problems, this video focuses on solutions, showing how adults in a community can come together and nurture a child.
 
As you will find in the script, the scenes do not depict or mention abuse – instead, the scenes depict what a community should look like, where a kid can feel safe to just be a kid. Please feel free to email or call Advertising Director Mike Blaney if you have any questions about the project: 518-527-3812.

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Mike Blaney

Mike Blaney is the executive director and co-founder of The Ithaca Voice.