our team 2022

Advisors

Scott Z. Burns
Scott Z. Burns

Screenwriter, Director, Producer

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Jessa Calderon
Jessa Calderon

Artist & Activist

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Leo Cerda
Leo Cerda

Founder of Black Indigenous Liberation Movement

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Fanshen Cox
Fanshen Cox

President of TruJuLo Productions

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Lindsay Crowder
Lindsay Crowder

Climate Program Director

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Stephanie Dawson
Stephanie Dawson

Producer, Co-Chair of PGA Green

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Susannah Tantemsapya
Susannah Tantemsapya

Founder and Executive Director of Creative Migration

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Hugh Forrest
Hugh Forrest

Chief Programming Officer at SXSW

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Lynn Hirshfeld
Lynn Hirshfeld

Impact Strategist & Author of Girls Gone Green

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Anna Jane Joyner
Anna Jane Joyner

Founder of Good Energy

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Lori Kozlowski
Lori Kozlowski

Director of Editorial at Shondaland

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Sarah Newman
Sarah Newman

Founder of the Climate Mental Health Network

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Emellie O'Brien
Emellie O'Brien

Founder/CEO at Earth Angel EOB is a pioneer of the sustainable filmmaking movement, working with major motion pictures and television series to cut carbon and costs since 2011. After her sustainability leadership on The Amazing Spider-Man 2 contributed to it being acclaimed as “the most eco-friendly blockbuster in Sony Pictures’ history,” she founded Earth Angel in 2013 to expand her expertise and impact.

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Kevin J Patel
Kevin J Patel

Founder of One Up Action

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Lydia Pilcher
Lydia Pilcher

Director/Producer, Co-chair of PGA Green

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Favianna Rodriguez
Favianna Rodriguez

President of Center for Cultural Power

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Lisa Samford
Lisa Samford

Director of Jackson Wild

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Scott Shigeoka
Scott Shigeoka

Curiosity Expert & Climate Activist

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Benn Wiebe
Benn Wiebe

Producer & Climate Activist

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PRODUCING TEAM

Steering Committee

Hollywood Climate Summit Co-Founders

ALLISON BEGALMAN

HEATHER FIPPS

SAMUEL RUBIN

ALI WEINSTEIN

2022 Executive Producers

ALLISON BEGALMAN

KAT EVASCO

HEATHER FIPPS

SAMUEL RUBIN

CHERYL SLEAN

ALI WEINSTEIN

Production

EMMA LACHANCE

Associate Producer

LAUREL TAMAYO

Virtual Programming Coordinator

KAT BARNETTE

Director of Physical Production

CAROLINE STELLA

Virtual Content Producer 

HEATHER FIPPS

Director of Creative Content & Production

EMILY LYON

Creative Content Coordinator

SARAFINA LUDLOW

Comedy Writer

JANAE MARABLE

Comedy Writer

SARAH NEWMAN

Workshop Producer, Climate Mental Health Network

ARIEL ZUCKER

Technical Director

 

WILL FREUND

Technical Assistant Coordinator

Pitchfest

LEIGH MEDEIROS

Director of Pitchfest

Pitchfest Producer

ALI WEINSTEIN

Director of Pitchfest

Marketing & Comms

JINNY RYANN

Director of Marketing and Communications

Digital Social Media Manager

JACKSON XIA

Website Producer

Impact & Partnerships

Operations

ALLISON BEGALMAN

Director of Sponsorships

SHAAN DASANI

Director of Engagement & Partnerships

JOCELYN GEE

Impact Measurement Lead

SAMUEL RUBIN

Director of Impact & Strategy

TEHYA JENNETT

Director of Sustainable Production

SHAHAD HAMWI

Executive Assistant

GUNJAN NANDA

Summit Coordinator & Line Producer

TEHYA JENNETT

Volunteer Coordinator

Volunteers

BUSHRA ALJABER

MAXFIELD BIGGS

JASMINE BOLICH

KALEIGH BROWN

EMMA DAX

ARIEL DELA CRUZ

MANAR EL KEBIR

BAY GAMMANS

BEE GUZMAN-ELLIOTT

HUDA HOSSON

WILLIAM KALLMEYER

IMOGEN LEE

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A social impact agency rooted in the power of grassroots community-organizing and storytelling. We help organizations and individuals use their platforms to ignite systemic change. Young Entertainment Activists is our sister nonprofit.

REHANA LODGE

ALEX LOOMIS

VALERIA LOPEZ

HALEY MARGOLIN

JULIAN MOWATT

AUDRA O'BRIEN

ADITI PRADHAN

COURTNEY SIMPSON

JACKSON XIA

TABITHA YONG

KAREN ZHANG

ERIN ZIMMERMAN

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Young Entertainment Activists (YEA!) is an activist hub and creative production studio in the entertainment industry, organizing young media professionals and equipping them to transform our industry, lend their talent to critical social change, and ultimately change the stories that shape our culture.