Cartoon Network Premieres CONTEST Tonight; Live Online Q&A Follows
CONTEST, a Cartoon Network World Television Premiere presented in recognition of National Bullying Prevention Month will premiere tonight, October 6th.
The film is set in a small town high school where athletes are revered and the swim team rules. Two students-one, a bully (Kenton Duty, Shake It Up!); the other, his victim (Dan Flaherty, The Americans)-are forced to work together on a television cooking contest for teens, which forms an unlikely friendship. As the contest unfolds and stakes grow higher, old emotions resurface, loyalties are challenged and the line between friend and foe is blurred.
The CONTEST premiere will be followed immediately at 8 p.m. by a live, hour-long online Q&A with current New York Times Best-Selling author Rosalind Wiseman, whose new book, Masterminds & Wingmen (#3 on NYT List), reveals the way boys think and shows parents, educators and coaches how to reach out and help boys overcome their most common yet difficult challenges. Presented at Cartoon Network's www.StopBullyingSpeakUp.com, a second Q&A will also occur at 8 p.m. for west coast audiences.
Wiseman is an internationally recognized expert on children, teens, parenting, bullying, social justice, and ethical leadership. As a gift to youth, Wiseman has written a companion text specifically for teen boys available for free at iTunes, entitled The Guide: Managing Douchebags, Recruiting Wingmen, and Attracting Who You Want.
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