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Elephants truly are amazing creatures.
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"Adding to the problem, many male-skewing summer tentpoles are luring fewer females. That's an issue because the women demo is wielding more influence. Moms and girls helped turn Frozen into one of the biggest successes of all time ($1.27 billion), and they have powered Disney's Maleficent to nearly $670 million, including $222 million in North America -- more than any other summer film aside from X-Men: Days of Future Past. Fox's The Fault in Our Stars also mobilized younger girls (82 percent of the opening audience was female; 79 percent was under 25)."
For years, Hollywood studios have catered to young males in building their summer slates. But as the demo takes fewer trips to the multiplex, distributor...
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More good press for Soraida Salwala and "The Eyes of Thailand" documentary.
One of our planet's greatest animal activists has been working tirelessly, risking her own life, to save Asian elephants since 1993. Her name is Soraida Salwala. With the help of Dr. Preecha Phuangkum, DVM, Soraida opened the world's first elephant hospital known as FAE (Friends of the Asian Elephant). The world's first prosthetic elephant limbs were made by FAE's team for two famous landmine survivors - Motala and Baby Mosha. An incredible multi...
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Well done +Intrepid Travel 
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Well done, +Intrepid Travel Thank you for all your do for #elephants and +The Eyes of Thailand. #TrunksUP  
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Powerful, beautiful new campaign by +Conservation International, featuring Julia Roberts, Kevin Spacey, Robert Redford, Harrison Ford, Penelope Cruz and Edward Norton.
A new series of videos narrated by Julia Roberts, Robert Redford, Penélope Cruz, and other actors is rebranding the environmental movement.
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#DidYouKnow the #buddha was once born as a baby #elephant ? Happy World Elephant Day!
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This could drastically change how grantmakers fund films and which projects they choose to endorse. #indiefilm +Participant Media +The New York Times 
A film company, two foundations and a university want to know what motivates people to support an issue on social media after they see issue-oriented movies, TV shows or online video.
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So many factors play into it - it's hard to predict what will motivate people. I'm surprised issues of equality didn't rank higher.
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Bravo for telling the truth: "But the overall problem is one of a culture where instead of seeing women as, you know, people, protagonists of their own stories just like we are of ours, men are taught that women are things to “earn,” to “win.” That if we try hard enough and persist long enough, we’ll get the girl in the end. Like life is a video game and women, like money and status, are just part of the reward we get for doing well."
Nerdy guys aren’t guaranteed to get laid by the hot chick as long as we work hard. There isn’t a team of writers or a studio audience pulling for us to triumph by getting the girl.
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Great reminder of which countries have signed the Mine Ban Treaty, which haven't, and how many countries are still mine-affected.
Millions of active and dangerous land mines from decade-old battles remain buried around the world. Will the U.S. take a new stance, and ban them for good?
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Director, Producer, Social Media Manager in Film and Motion Pictures Industry
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  • Lights, Camera, FemAction
    Founder | Executive Director, 2013 - present
    Violence against women - particularly sexual violence – is a major public health problem and a violation of women's human rights. Depicting this kind of violence as a form of entertainment is a common trope in film and television. While rarely needed to advance the plot, violent scenes, often depicting rape, are nonetheless relied upon and are typically shot in a way that depicts the violence as titillating or exciting. In short, violence against women has become an acceptable form of entertainment. A new coalition called Lights, Camera, FemAction is seeking to achieve lasting change. To do so, we believe it is important to address discrimination against women, promote gender equality, and help move towards more nonviolent cultural norms. Our mission is to cultivate a community that will engage, educate, and empower consumers to demand a different kind of movie-going experience. Utilizing an app, blog, social media, and direct advocacy we will focus on three things: 1. Educate the viewing audience about the impact of depicting violence against women as a form of entertainment. 2. Collect data about which films/shows are depicting violence against women via the "Get Reel" app that will allow viewers to self-report when they have seen it. 3. Demand change through direct advocacy with filmmakers, screenwriters, producers, and film festival executives/screeners. We are launching an IndieGoGo campaign to generate the initial funding for our project. Watch the video and learn more at: http://igg.me/at/GetReel/x/4548 Get Informed. Get Empowered. Get Reel.
  • Eyes of Thailand, LLC
    Director | Producer | Writer, 2007 - present
    • Directed and produced the 10-time award-winning documentary, "The Eyes of Thailand", narrated by Ashley Judd, about one woman’s quest to help two elephant landmine survivors walk again on prostheses. • Wrote proposals, treatments, scripts, press releases, letters of inquiry, grant applications, business plans and Op-Eds (Takepart.com and Indiewire: Women and Hollywood). • Implemented multi-platform fundraising, marketing, celebrity outreach and distribution strategies utilizing Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Indiegogo, HootSuite, blogs, e-Newsletters. After its World Premiere in April 2012, "The Eyes of Thailand" capped off its international film festival tour with a Special Screening at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. The film is Directed/Produced by Windy Borman, Produced by Tim VandeSteeg and Narrated by Ashley Judd. Now available on DVD, iTunes and Amazon: http://eyesofthailand.com
  • D.V.A. Productions
    Executive Producer | Director | Social Media Manager, 2006 - present
    • Produced and directed HD documentaries and films in the US, UK, Laos and Thailand. • Supervised projects from Development through Distribution. • Created and maintained budgets, production schedules, call sheets and asset matrices. • Developed and implemented social media strategy for narrative and documentary film fundraising, marketing, celebrity outreach and distribution utilizing social media platforms. • Managed digital marketing materials, including website and logo design, graphics and animations, social media, blogs, and email and e-Newsletter content.
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Windy Borman, MST is a multi-award-winning director and producer, as well the founder of Lights, Camera, FemAction and the “Get Reel” app. Most recently, she directed and produced the 10-time award-winning documentary, “The Eyes of Thailand” (2012), narrated by Ashley Judd.

She also produced “The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia” (2012), which had its world premiere at Sundance 2012 and its broadcast premiere on HBO in October 2012. Other credits include producing and directing “The Vagina Monologues,” producing performances for Margaret Cho and Dr. Maya Angelou, and writing for Takepart.com and IndieWire: Women and Hollywood.



From 2003-2005 Ms. Borman dedicated two years to Teach For America, where she taught middle school drama and dance in the South Bronx. She founded DVA Productions in 2006 to use her gift of storytelling to produce film, theatre, and dance works that give a voice to the voiceless and promote peace, justice, and equality.

Windy is an active member in Women in Film and Television and the National Association of Professional Women. She is inspired by technology’s potential to achieve social justice and founded Lights, Camera, FemAction to create gender equality and eradicate violence against women in film.

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producing films and documentaries in the US, UK, Asia and Africa sometimes requires dodging landmines and elephants. I can do both.
Education
  • University of Oregon
    Theatre Arts & Journalism: Video Production, 1998 - 2003
  • Pace University
    MST, 2003 - 2005
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