Advisors

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Scott Z. Burns
SCREENWRITER, DIRECTOR, PRODUCER
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Jessa Calderon
ARTIST & ACTIVIST
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Leo Cerda
FOUNDER, BLACK INDIGENOUS LIBERATION MOVEMENT
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Fanshen Cox
PRODUCER
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Lynn Hirshfeld
IMPACT STRATEGIST & AUTHOR OF GIRLS GONE GREEN
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Stephanie Dawson
PRODUCER, CO-CHAIR OF PGA GREEN
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HUgh Forrest
CHIEF PROGRAMMING OFFICER AT SXSW
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Lori Kozlowski
DIRECTOR OF EDITORIAL AT SHONDALAND
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Kevin Patel
FOUNDER OF ONE UP ACTION
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Favianna Rodriguez
PRESIDENT OF CENTER FOR CULTURAL POWER
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Scott Shigeoka
CURIOSITY EXPERT & CLIMATE ACTIVIST
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Benn Wiebe
PRODUCER & CLIMATE ACTIVIST

PRODUCING TEAM

KAT BARNETTE

Director of Physical Production

 

ALLISON BEGALMAN

Executive Producer + Co-Founder

WENDY COHEN

Workshop Producer, Climate Mental Health Network

ARIEL DEL CRUZ

ADITI PRADHAN 

Technical Producer

KAT EVASCO

Executive Producer

HEATHER FIPPS

Executive Producer + Co-Founder

TEHYA JENNETT

Director of People + Planet

EMMA LACHANCE

Pitchfest Advisor

REHANA LODGE

Volunteer

EMILY LYON

SARAFINA LUDLOW + JANAE MARABLE

Comedy Writers

JULIAN MOWATT

Volunteer

 

HALEY MARGOLIN

Volunteer

 

LEIGH MEDEIROS

Associate Producer + Co-Director of Pitchfest

SARAH NEWMAN

Workshop Producer, Climate Mental Health Network

SAMUEL RUBIN

Executive Producer + Co-Founder

JINNY RYANN

Director of Marketing and Social Media

CHERYL SLEAN

Executive Producer

CAROLINE STELLA

Virtual Content Producer 

LAUREL TAMAYO

Virtual Programming Coordinator

ALI WEINSTEIN

Executive Producer, Co-Founder, Co-Director of Pitchfest

JACKSON XIA

Website Producer

KAREN ZHANG

Volunteer

About Young Entertainment Activists 

 

Young Entertainment Activists (YEA!) knows that the content produced in Hollywood influences global culture. If we want that content to have a positive cultural impact, we need to engage the people who make it in their own professional language. We are 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.

 

About YEA! Impact 

 

YEA! Impact is a social impact agency rooted in the power of grassroots community-organizing and storytelling. Our top issue areas include environmental justice, intergenerational action and intersectional storytelling.