Transforming Audiences through the power of Climate Smart Storytelling

We are all in a race against time to save humankind by saving planet earth

By getting Climate Smart narratives in entertainment media, we can improve public attitudes towards climate change and accelerate a global shift towards climate friendly action.

70 percent of Americans are concerned about climate change - nearly half want to see more climate themes on screen.

Source: USC Media Impact Project & Good Energy

Climate Smart media is...

Entertaining

Empowering

Honest

Impactful

Very few films & TV shows have attempted to portray the climate crisis in a way that integrates change opportunities, and without a mindful approach, writers can build drama at the expense of  falling into tropes which promote climate despair.

At Resilience Entertainment, we partner with experts to ensure technical accuracy and build awareness of a vast universe of real policies & technologies that can stop climate change, while crafting narratives that inspire audiences and are linked to specific follow up actions suggested by climate experts.

 

We use our proprietary content optimisation technology, ImpacTracker™, to maximize the engagement and impact of stories.

Facial recognition data collection during viewing, in combination with pre- and post-survey questions, allow us to track change over time and measure impact.

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Our Team

Sabrina McCormick is a scholar,
filmmaker, and social entrepreneur.
Dr. McCormick spans the worlds of
science and filmmaking, both serving
on the Nobel Prize-winning
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate
Change and as producer on Emmy
Award-winning climate television,
and produced/directed scripted film
like, SEQUESTRADA her feature
shot in the Brazilian Amazon. She
has acted as advisor to the EPA,
Congress, the Department of State,
and White House. She was a
Member of the National Academies
Climate Communication Initiative,
and founding CEO of
PandemicProof Productions and
Aclara Advanced Materials. Dr.
McCormick was formerly tenured
Associate Professor at George
Washington University and Senior
Fellow at the Wharton Risk and
Decision Center.
Sabrina McCormick

Sabrina McCormick is a scholar, filmmaker, and social entrepreneur. Dr. McCormick spans the worlds of science and filmmaking, both serving on the Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and as producer on Emmy Award-winning climate television, and produced/directed scripted film like, SEQUESTRADA her feature shot in the Brazilian Amazon. She has acted as advisor to the EPA, Congress, the Department of State, and White House. She was a Member of the National Academies Climate Communication Initiative, and founding CEO of PandemicProof Productions and Aclara Advanced Materials. Dr. McCormick was formerly tenured Associate Professor at George Washington University and Senior Fellow at the Wharton Risk and Decision Center.

Jie-Ming has over 15 years of experience in the media sector as International Controller, Finance Director and management consultant for leading film/TV Studios and independent institutions. He has been involved in TV productions; Downton Abbey, Camp, Dracula and The Worricker Trilogy. Jie-Ming has led several media business transformation projects at both studios and independent media companies. These include integration of Sky (UK) into NBCUniversal and Telefe (Argentina) into Viacom. His regular clients include Viacom, Paramount Pictures, IMG/Endeavor, Universal Studios and NBC. He has held non-exec positions at various tech start-ups. Jie-Ming is an International Management graduate of Amsterdam Business School.
Jie-Ming Chung

Jie-Ming has over 15 years of experience in the media sector as International Controller, Finance Director and management consultant for leading film/TV Studios and independent institutions. He has been involved in TV productions; Downton Abbey, Camp, Dracula and The Worricker Trilogy. Jie-Ming has led several media business transformation projects at both studios and independent media companies. These include integration of Sky (UK) into NBCUniversal and Telefe (Argentina) into Viacom. His regular clients include Viacom, Paramount Pictures, IMG/Endeavor, Universal Studios and NBC. He has held non-exec positions at various tech start-ups. Jie-Ming is an International Management graduate of Amsterdam Business School.

Tina is an award-winning, strategic
brand and content executive with
more than three decades of
experience across digital media,
television, film and music with a
strong focus on Impact work. She has
served as a Senior Advisor to
NowThis, the most-viewed and
engagig mobile news brand in the
world, where she was also Chief
Content Officer. Prior to that, she was
CMO at MTV where she was at the
forefront of the brand’s constant
creative reinvention for over two
decades. She serves on the Board of
Directors of GlobalGiving, the
Advisory Council at EarthJustice and
the Board of Advisors at Mogul. She
also served on the Global Leadership
Board of Time’s Up and was an
Advisor at Lerer Hippeau Ventures.
Tina was an Executive Producer on
the 2021 Academy Award-winning live
action short “Two Distant Strangers."
Tina Exarhos

Tina is an award-winning, strategic brand and content executive with more than three decades of experience across digital media, television, film and music with a strong focus on Impact work. She has served as a Senior Advisor to NowThis, the most-viewed and engaging mobile news brand in the world, where she was also Chief Content Officer. Prior to that, she was CMO at MTV where she was at the forefront of the brand’s constant creative reinvention for over two decades. She serves on the Board of Directors of GlobalGiving, the Advisory Council at EarthJustice and the Board of Advisors at Mogul. She also served on the Global Leadership Board of Time’s Up and was an Advisor at Lerer Hippeau Ventures. Tina was an Executive Producer on the 2021 Academy Award-winning live action short “Two Distant Strangers."

Désirée is Co-Founder and COO of
Parallel Worlds, an immersive media
platform and public benefit
corporation. As an entrepreneur,
lawyer, business consultant, and
creative writer, Désirée has spent her
career empowering individuals, startups,
corporates, and non-profits
across strategy, operations, and
partnerships. Désirée currently
serves as an Advisory Board Member
and UN Representative for the Mona
Foundation, a global education NGO,
and previously served as a member
of the Leadership Council for the
Center for Universal Education at the
Brookings Institution and on the
Board of Directors for the Global
NGO Executive Committee. She's a
graduate of McGill University Faculty
of Law and Boston University.
Désirée Akhavan

Désirée is Co-Founder and COO of Parallel Worlds, an immersive media platform and public benefit corporation. As an entrepreneur, lawyer, business consultant, and creative writer, Désirée has spent her career empowering individuals, startups, corporates, and non-profits across strategy, operations, and partnerships. Désirée currently serves as an Advisory Board Member and UN Representative for the Mona Foundation, a global education NGO, and previously served as a member of the Leadership Council for the Center for Universal Education at the Brookings Institution and on the Board of Directors for the Global NGO Executive Committee. She's a graduate of McGill University Faculty of Law and Boston University.

April is the co-founder and CEO of
MicroEnergy Credits. MicroEnergy
Credits won the 2008 Global Social
Venture Competition for a business
model that is “Game Changing” for
the poorest. April is an alumni of
McKinsey and Company, the
National Renewable Energy
Laboratory, Columbia Business
School and Wesleyan University. As
a Fulbright Scholar, Allderdice
helped initiate a solar enterprise at
Grameen Shakti, a sister
organization of the Grameen Bank
in Bangladesh. She serves on the
Advisory Board for the Global Power
System Transformation Consortium,
and as an Advisor to the heat pump
company E-Den Home
Electrification.
April Alldedrice

April is the co-founder and CEO of MicroEnergy Credits. MicroEnergy Credits won the 2008 Global Social Venture Competition for a business model that is “Game Changing” for the poorest. April is an alumni of McKinsey and Company, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Columbia Business School and Wesleyan University. As a Fulbright Scholar, Allderdice helped initiate a solar enterprise at Grameen Shakti, a sister organization of the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh. She serves on the Advisory Board for the Global Power System Transformation Consortium, and as an Advisor to the heat pump company E-Den Home Electrification.

Caitlin is Senior Director of Innovative
Finance at the Milken Institute. She
oversees the research, development,
execution, and follow-up of the
Institute’s Financial Innovations Labs,
which promote financial solutions to
overcome economic and social
challenges. Her work has resulted in
concrete outcomes, including the
creation of new investment funds to
support biomedical research and the
implementation of government policies
to facilitate the growth of the
renewable energy sector. She is the
co-author of many lab reports and
journal articles. Her past experience
includes for-profit sector development
of marketing campaigns and
communication strategies for Fortune
500 companies.
Caitlin MacLean

Caitlin is Senior Director of Innovative Finance at the Milken Institute. She oversees the research, development, execution, and follow-up of the Institute’s Financial Innovations Labs, which promote financial solutions to overcome economic and social challenges. Her work has resulted in concrete outcomes, including the creation of new investment funds to support biomedical research and the implementation of government policies to facilitate the growth of the renewable energy sector. She is the co-author of many lab reports and journal articles. Her past experience includes for-profit sector development of marketing campaigns and communication strategies for Fortune 500 companies.

Owens-Fajardo, a Colombian-born media producer with over a decade of experience in New York City, bringing a multicultural perspective to her work in advertising, media, and film production. Her journey began in advertising, where she managed projects for
diverse clients like BMW, Samsung, NFL, Virgin Mobile, AARP, Olive Garden, and American Express as an Account Director/Manager and Post Producer Supervisor. Her role involved overseeing production and post-production, ensuring successful execution of client
visions. She later ventured into freelance producing, working on various projects including theater, film, music festivals, documentaries, podcasts, and feature films, with roles ranging from Creative Producer to Executive Producer. Projects include "Sequestrada"
with Tim Blake Nelson, "The Seal" directed by Richa Rudola, “How to Cheat” by Amber Sealey and "Burnout" by Sabrina McCormick. During the pandemic, Maria demonstrated leadership by overseeing large teams and ensuring safety on major Film/TV productions, including
"Survival of the Thickest" (Netflix), "Search Party" (HBO), "Russian Doll" (Jax Media), "Party Down" (Lionsgate), and "Funny Pages" (A24). In her recent role as Production Supervisor for “Burnout” at Resilience Entertainment, she managed all aspects of film
production, from vendor negotiations to budgeting and creative input. Maria is passionate about storytelling's power to inspire new perspectives, foster conversation and empathy. She is a firm believer in collaboration and possesses a problem-solving mindset.
Outside of her professional life, she enjoys long walks with her husband and hosting "Meaningful Conversations," a biweekly community building gathering in Harlem.
Maria Owens-Fajardo

Owens-Fajardo, a Colombian-born media producer with over a decade of experience in New York City, bringing a multicultural perspective to her work in advertising, media, and film production. Her journey began in advertising, where she managed projects for diverse clients like BMW, Samsung, NFL, Virgin Mobile, AARP, Olive Garden, and American Express as an Account Director/Manager and Post Producer Supervisor. Her role involved overseeing production and post-production, ensuring successful execution of client visions. She later ventured into freelance producing, working on various projects including theater, film, music festivals, documentaries, podcasts, and feature films, with roles ranging from Creative Producer to Executive Producer. Projects include "Sequestrada" with Tim Blake Nelson, "The Seal" directed by Richa Rudola, “How to Cheat” by Amber Sealey and "Burnout" by Sabrina McCormick. During the pandemic, Maria demonstrated leadership by overseeing large teams and ensuring safety on major Film/TV productions, including "Survival of the Thickest" (Netflix), "Search Party" (HBO), "Russian Doll" (Jax Media), "Party Down" (Lionsgate), and "Funny Pages" (A24).

Resilience Networks

Resilience Entertainment is part of Resilience Networks, a creative hub to meet the moment by bridging climate and entertainment, bringing together writers, talent, producers and experts to create an abundant pipeline of Climate Smart entertainment.

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