About Us
 

KATE LANGRALL FOLB
President
Nightingale Entertainment/Los Angeles

Kate Langrall Folb is president of Nightingale Entertainment, an entertainment management, production and consulting firm specializing in linking the entertainment community with important social issues.

Nightingale seeks to create a new paradigm in the entertainment industry – connecting art with the greater good.  It’s mission is to match artistic excellence with profound social consciousness.  “It is not enough to create art for art’s sake,”  Langrall Folb says.  “Art can motivate people to do incredible things.  This power can be utilized, certainly to entertain, but also to advance humanity to a higher standard.” 

Kate Langrall Folb has worked with numerous music, film, television and new media professionals to develop entertaining, accurate and enlightening storylines in top television programs on issues such as sexual and reproductive health, alcohol and other drug abuse, smoking, and issues involving the uninsured.  In addition, she has helped develop national and local media campaigns for HIV testing, healthy relationships, teen pregnancy prevention and substance abuse.  For nearly ten years she has also helped develop creative and engaging Internet exposure for most of her clients.

Kate Langrall Folb has worked closely with high profile entertainment professionals and organizations such as The Writers Guild, The Television Academy, MusiCares, The William Morris Agency, NBC, Fox, Viacom and Univision, and important non-profit organizations and foundations including The Scott Newman Center, The Kaiser Family Foundation, Advocates for Youth, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Project Accessible Hollywood (PAH).  She has also developed professional relationships with numerous technology organizations including Canon, Dell, Intel, Adobe and Seagate and has worked with top communications firms including GMMB, GYMR, Lord, Dentsu & Associates, and Colby, Effler & Partners.

Nightingale Entertainment’s work for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation includes The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation:  Cover the Uninsured Week and Covering Kids and Families.  During the 5 years on these projects, Nightingale secured the entire cast of TV’s top rated comedy, Frasier, as well as actors Noah Wyle of ER and Marg Helgenberger of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, among many others to do public service announcements and media interviews for the Cover the Uninsured Week campaign.  Nightingale also worked with the writers of ER and other television shows to develop relevant story lines for broadcast. For the Covering Kids and Families campaign, Nightingale recruited actors Bernie Mac and Jane Kaczmarek among others to do PSAs, and Rainn Wilson of NBC’s The Office, along with Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman to send viral emails in support of the project.  Popular gospel singers Yolanda Adams and duo Mary Mary were recruited to record PSAs and perform live at a Washington D.C. press event. Nightingale also developed a partnership with the nation’s leading Hispanic network, Univision, for the Covering Kids and Families campaign.

Prior to forming Nightingale Entertainment, Kate Langrall Folb was director of The Media Project (a partnership of Advocates for Youth and the Kaiser Family Foundation), which is dedicated to educating the entertainment industry on all aspects of adolescent sexuality and reproductive health. As director of The Media Project, Langrall Folb oversaw a staff of six to produce the annual SHINE Awards for Sexual Health In Entertainment, which is attended by over 300 celebrities and entertainment industry professionals.  The Media Project also hosted informational briefings and panel discussions for the television industry on various sexual health topics, ran an industry-friendly hotline and website on sexual health issues and worked closely with networks, executive producers and writers of top television shows to develop storylines and significant scenes to educate the viewer and promote sexual health. Under Langrall Folb’s guidance, The Media Project also partnered with the UPN network and the Kaiser Family Foundation to create a custom PSA campaign on sexual responsibility.  One of the first of its kind, the campaign targeted adolescent boys and included a website in which visitors play a “choices” game featuring animated characters faced with sexual choices and relative consequences.
 
Langrall Folb joined The Media Project in 1995 after serving five years as Director of Special Projects at the Scott Newman Center for substance abuse prevention.  At the Scott Newman Center, she provided technical assistance to television writers and producers through industry briefings and private meetings.   She combined her knowledge of education and media to help create AdSmarts, one of the first media literacy curricula for middle school students on how alcohol and tobacco advertising targets young people.  She also produced the annual Scott Newman Awards honoring television programs that portrayed the realities of tobacco, alcohol and other drug abuse, and helped produce several public service announcements for the Center. 

Recently, Nightingale Entertainment has served as a consultant for Project Accessible Hollywood, a non-profit organization dedicated to technology education, community engagement and storytelling through new media in an effort to bridge the digital divide, and for SoulPancake.com, a new social networking site designed to foster intelligent dialogue about “Life’s Big Questions.”  Nightingale’s role has been to secure additional corporate support through the entertainment industry and other peripheral groups, develop social marketing campaigns, and produce short videos for online viewing and sharing. 

Nightingale’s president, Kate Langrall Folb, speaks fluent Spanish and has worked with top advertising agencies to create several outdoor media campaigns targeting English and Spanish speaking at-risk youth.  She has given numerous presentations to both the entertainment industry and the public health community on how the media can help affect behavior and promote healthy lifestyles.  In addition, she has written or contributed to many articles on sexual health messages in the media.

Early in her career, Langrall Folb worked in music and artist management handling performing artists such as Alice Cooper, Luther Vandross, Blondie, the Yellowjackets and Michael Martin Murphy.  She began her television career, before MTV, with late night music program, Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert.

The talent management division of Nightingale Entertainment has represented musicians, screenwriters and actors in a number of projects.  Until 2008, Nightingale represented the two-time Grammy nominated Tierney Sutton Band.  Promotion included CD design and marketing, website design and development, electronic press kits, viral marketing and traditional management.

Kate Langrall Folb holds a Masters Degree in Education from UCLA and a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Denver.  She is an international traveler, and is married with two children, two dogs and a horse.

SARAH K.L. WOOD
Director of Strategic Partnerships

At Nightingale Entertainment, Sarah’s role as Director of Strategic Partnerships is to seek out corporate and entertainment partners to collaborate in marketing campaigns, product sales, special events or support for non-profit organizations. Sarah has been involved with business development, sales and product development in the technology sector for over 10 years.  Prior to working with Nightingale Entertainment, Sarah was an account manager with Neudesic, a Microsoft Consulting Partner, and managed the Los Angeles territory.  Prior to that, Sarah was Business Development Director for Iventa, a content management and subscription software used by entertainment clients including Warner Bros and Atlantic Records.