Executive Producing Documentaries for Social Change, Geralyn Dreyfous
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 from 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM (PDT)
A wide-ranging activist in cinema and the arts, Geralyn Dreyfous consults in the philanthropic sector, executive produces social documentaries, and participates on numerous boards and initiatives. In 2007, she co-founded Impact Partners Film Fund with Dan Cogan, a company that brings together financiers and socially conscious filmmakers. To date, IP has financed over fifty films, including three Academy Award winners and two nominees in the Best Documentary category, several Emmy Award winners, and numerous films that have screened internationally at major film festivals, including five at the Sundance Film Festival in 2014 alone. She also founded the Utah Film Center, a non-profit that curates free film screenings and outreach programs for communities throughout Utah. In 2013, the renowned International Documentary Association honored Dreyfous with the Amicus Award for her significant contributions to documentary filmmaking. Introduction by Peter Samuelson, CEO of ASPIRE. Moderated by Dr. D. Andy Rice, ASPIRE Fellow in Socially Engaged Media.
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Peter Samuelson and D. Andy Rice of ASPIRE, Undergraduate Education Initiatives
ASPIRE-Academy for Social Progress in Responsible Entertainment is a non-profit entity that partners with universities, community organizations, scholars, and activists to advocate for social justice through media-focused teaching and research. ASPIRE teaches digital media production to undergraduates of all majors to enhance their lifelong capacities to undertake social issue advocacy.