Reading to children has been repeatedly shown to improve their reading, writing and communication skills, logical thinking, concentration and general academic aptitude… as well as inspire a love of reading.  The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams imaginatively produced videos featuring celebrated actors including Kevin Costner, Rita Moreno, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Elijah Wood, Hector Elizondo, and Betty White reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations, helping to inspire a love of reading in children.

Storyline Online receives over 100 million views annually.

For each book, supplemental curriculum developed by a literacy specialist is provided, aiming to strengthen comprehension and verbal and written skills for English-language learners worldwide.  Many teachers play SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Storyline Online videos for their students. Doctors and nurses play Storyline Online videos for children in hospitals. And parents and children around the world watch Storyline Online videos millions of times every month.


SAG-AFTRA Foundation Staff

Cyd Wilson

Executive Director

Markus Lodewyk
Production Supervisor

Michelle Shegda
National Director of Literacy Programs

Rochelle Rose
National Director of Performers Programs

Caroline O’Connor
Director of Communications

Julia Avanessians
Graphic Designer

Adam Huss
National Director of IT & Facilities

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