Vote for us: Impact Producers Group at SxSW 2015

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Impact Producers on Social Change Media

Help us bring the Impact Producers Group to SxSW 2015! Our panel features some of the leading practitioners of social impact film and media — strategists, artists and activists involved in social movements and national news stories ripped right from the headlines: Stop and Frisk, police brutality, the Occupy Movement, the Steubenville rape case, sexual assault in the military, deaths on the border and child refugees from Central America.

From collecting smartphone video clips at soup kitchens that surface the untold stories of Hurricane Sandy survivors, to pressing the case on All In With Chris Hayes for ending the wage gap, to creating a mobile app that supports partners of the White House task force on sexual assault on college campuses, the Impact Producers Group uses media on multiple levels to create impact.

How do we use media to shape public opinion, build movements and create change? Our panel of Impact Producers will outline 3 campaign models, Engagement, Social Innovation and Advocacy, and delve into the nuts and bolts of their processes. We’ll talk strategy, budgets, fundraising, staffing, workflow, managing partnerships, distribution, you name it. And, yes, even the topic du jour: IMPACT.

We think perspectives from practitioners on-the-ground are critical to advancing the ongoing conversation about media and impact. We hope you do, too! VOTE FOR OUR SESSION.


The Panelists

Monifa Bandele
MONIFA BANDELE is a human rights activist, engagement strategist and blogger at MomsRising.org. She co-founded MXGM’s Black August Hip Hop Project, and worked on MXGM’s Cop Watch. Their lawsuit against the NYPD led to the end of its controversial “stop and frisk” policy. Monifa expanded voting rights to 250,000 former felons at the Brennan Center’s RTV campaign, and advises the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation. She is an outreach coordinator for films including Freedom Riders (2010) and Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes (2006).
Michael Premo
MICHAEL PREMO is a multi-disciplinary artist, theater producer, cultural organizer and human rights activist. He uses social innovation strategies to help communities fight displacement due to gentrification, foreclosure and climate change. As an activist with the Occupy Movement he helped launch the Occupy Sandy network, and now co-produces the award-winning, participatory documentary Sandy Storyline. He is currently an impact producer for Naomi Klein’s new documentary The Message.
Nancy Schwartzman
NANCY SCHWARTZMAN is a filmmaker, media strategist and transmedia activist focused on gender-based violence prevention and sex-positive feminism. She specializes in advancing policy and legislative change. Nancy consulted on the advocacy campaigns for Girl Model (2011) and the Oscar-nominated The Invisible War (2012). Her start up Tech 4 Good created Circle of 6, which won the White House’s Apps Against Abuse Technology Challenge, and is used by over 120,000 people in 32 countries.
Lina Srivastava
LINA SRIVASTAVA combines media, technology, art and storytelling to amplify social impact in human rights and global development. Her social innovation framework, Transmedia Activism, is rooted in the intersection of culture, context and collaboration. Lina consulted on project design for UNESCO, the World Bank and UNICEF, and teaches design and social innovation at the School of Visual Arts. She worked on the campaigns for the Oscar-winning Born Into Brothels (2004), and Who is Dayani Cristal? (2013).

The Moderator

Jennifer MacArthur
JENNIFER MACARTHUR is the Founder and Principal of Borderline Media. She established the Impact Producers Group with the non-profit media company Civic Bakery, and Impact Socials, a networking event for creative change-makers. Jennifer is a sought-after expert and advisor on media engagement and impact, participating in numerous industry events including TFI Industry Meetings, BRTIDOC’s Impact Distribution Lab, POV’s Docchat, NEH’s Impact Workshop, The Center for Investigative Reporting’s DISSECTION: Impact, and Media Impact Funders’ IMPACT Forums, among many others. http://borderlinemedia.net

About the Impact Producers Group

THE IMPACT PRODUCERS GROUP is an international network of independent service providers who design and implement social impact campaigns with film and other media. Our producers come to this work from many different disciplines; we’re activists, filmmakers, technology developers, educators, audio producers, writers, publicists, lawyers, sociologists, historians, media strategists, theater producers and cultural organizers. Our campaign work influences policy and legislation, trains educators and youth, reforms institutional practices, builds coalitions, empowers communities and changes lives.

Visit us and learn more at http://impactproducersgroup.org.


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