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Millennial Ethics We develop scripted media that impacts policy and puts human stories and system stories on the same wavelength. Dive in. IG @millennialethics #swimupstream

Millennial Ethics Productions (MEP) is a digital media company charting a new course for millennials with streaming narrative content that's peer-driven and rooted in social impact. We change the conversation. We dare to see things differently. We swim upstream. ​ © 2017 Millennial Ethics Productions. All Rights Reserved.

We have a dream —and we plan to #vote it into existence.  #Warren2020 #MLKDay #WomensWave #Election2020 #WomeninFilm #Fe...
01/20/2020

We have a dream —and we plan to #vote it into existence.

#Warren2020 #MLKDay #WomensWave #Election2020 #WomeninFilm #FemaleFounders #WomensMarch2020 #SwimUpstream

“Those who love peace must learn to organize as effectively as those who love war.” #MartinLutherKingJrThe birth of #Bla...
01/20/2020

“Those who love peace must learn to organize as effectively as those who love war.” #MartinLutherKingJr

The birth of #BlackPanther in 1966 may have been the first mainstream closeup of #blackculture in #comicbooks but the independent wave of #protestart has been —and continues to be—the longstanding bridge between community resilience, policy education, and progress. This weekend’s #BlackComicBookFestNYC was a powerful reminder of the ways in which scripted entertainment—the stories we choose to tell, advocate for, and amplify—can accelerate organizing and educating around policy change. May we continue to honor the grassroots efforts that drive us as individuals, industries, and as a society forward.

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library

#MLKDay #Movements #Generations #ProtestSigns #Art #Impact #Storytelling #SchomburgCenter #SwimUpstream

Without them, there would have been no Freedom Riders, no March on Washington, no Civil Rights Movement. Ahead of #MLKDa...
01/17/2020

Without them, there would have been no Freedom Riders, no March on Washington, no Civil Rights Movement. Ahead of #MLKDay and the #WomensMarch2020, remember the names and work of the women of will who defined a generation and a movement.

#KnowTheirNames #HerStory #WomensWave #CivilRightsMovement #SocialActivism #Generations #SwimUpstream

‪Fresh off Virginia’s historic ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment and Elizabeth Warren’s defiant command of stag...
01/16/2020

‪Fresh off Virginia’s historic ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment and Elizabeth Warren’s defiant command of stage at the Democratic primary debate in Iowa, #JamiaWilson and #AmberTamblyn led an igniting conversation last night around community resilience and authentic allyship in today’s ever-evolving ecosystem of intersectional feminism.

From the poignant to the pointed, the best quotes of the night highlighted that the pervasiveness of white privilege, the proclivity of abuse of power, and the frequency with which some men dismiss, objectify, and assume credit for female originality are all age-old struggles unique to the female experience. How we define the process of survival, of granting agency to the rising tide of rage and intuition amid status quo injustice and inequality will determine which side of history gets remembered. We’re willing to bet on the women’s wave and #Election2020 is undoubtedly our best platform yet.

Swipe ➡️ on our favorite quotes on IG @millennialethics

#EraofIgnition #FoodforThought #WomensWave #WomenSupportingWomen #NeverthelessShePersisted #GirlbossesUnite #Vote #SwimUpstream

What’s wrong with this picture?! According to a recent article in W Magazine, in 2019, #womendirectors accounted for 1.7...
01/13/2020

What’s wrong with this picture?!

According to a recent article in W Magazine, in 2019, #womendirectors accounted for 1.7 billion in box office revenue. Yet, the Academy still isn’t banking on #femalefilmmakers, once again shutting critically-acclaimed #womeninfilm out of the directorial category. In its 92-year history, the award has gone to only one woman (and only four men of color).

Shreds of hope in traditionally male-dominated categories? Hildur Guðnadóttir for Best Original Score and Greta Gerwig for Best Adapted Screenplay. May the power of the pen preserve what’s left of Hollywood’s integrity. ‪

Photo via #FreeTheWork

#Oscars2020 #RepresentationMatters #BeBetterDoBetter #SwimUpstream

Happy New Year to you, Wavemakers!It’s the first Monday of 2020 and we’re ready to shift into high gear! First stop? Map...
01/06/2020

Happy New Year to you, Wavemakers!

It’s the first Monday of 2020 and we’re ready to shift into high gear! First stop? Mapping out some golden moments from our #yearinreview plus #instastory #inspo from last night’s #GoldenGlobes.

Some of what we meant to share while on the road: a wave of coalition-building alongside limitless exploration of storyscapes that continue to inspire.

#SwimUpstream #TopNine #HappyNewYear #FilmLife #BTS #MondayMotivation #TheRoadAhead #Vote #WomensWave #BushfiresAustralia #ClimateAction

Made in NY Media Center by IFP
12/11/2019

Made in NY Media Center by IFP

AMP NYC is an ongoing an accelerator program for media + entertainment small businesses, is hosting a marketplace event to showcase their work and grow their business. Celebrate and network with more than 20 impressive participants at #ampnyc2019 on December 18th! http://bit.ly/AMPNYC2019

Happy Veterans Day to all who have served! 🇺🇸 If you’re in the #media and #entertainment space and don’t know about VME ...
11/11/2019

Happy Veterans Day to all who have served! 🇺🇸

If you’re in the #media and #entertainment space and don’t know about VME yet, you should. Veterans in Media & Entertainment (VME) is a #nonprofit initiative founded in 2012 connecting current and former members of the military working in the #film and #television industry. Based in L.A. with satellite chapters in NYC, Chicago, Nashville, Atlanta, and D.C., VME Connect is one of the most comprehensive databases for #veterans to build community, learn about resources for, and get assistance with job placement in the industry.

Get involved in the conversation at: www.vmeconnect.org

Photo repost from @vmeconnect on IG

#HappyVeteransDay #Nonprofits #FilmLife #ProductionLife #SwimUpstream

Since September, we’ve been a part of the third cohort of AMP NYC - an accelerator program for independent media compani...
11/08/2019

Since September, we’ve been a part of the third cohort of AMP NYC - an accelerator program for independent media companies and a collaboration between NYC Department of Small Business Services, Made in NY, Hyper Island and the Made in NY Media Center by IFP. In no small part thanks to what we’ve workshopped in the program, we’ve made a few pivots in our strategic plan as we round out 2019 and we’re grateful to be on this adventure and keep learning and growing alongside such a talented team of #creativepreneurs!

Full tags on IG @millennialethics // as pictured: @thezigital @aymesinclair @digital7nyc @prosperdigitaltv @freesocialevents @millennialethics @labocine @bolexstudios @digdownmedia @stareable @sweetspotnation @visualconductor @lennyplatt @chargello @playvici @littlegiantwolf @collabaret @northstreet @rusaradio

#HappyFriday #SwimUpstream #Impact #Media #Startuplife #Filmlife #Community #Made_in_NY #FemaleFounders #Digital #Entrepreneurs #GoTeam

Sorry we’ve been a 👻! Sharing eerie scenes from this weekend’s scouting adventures...#HappyHalloween #VRCinema #BTS #Pro...
10/31/2019

Sorry we’ve been a 👻! Sharing eerie scenes from this weekend’s scouting adventures...

#HappyHalloween #VRCinema #BTS #ProbableCause #VR #Filmmaking #OnLocation #SwimUpstream

Will you be a part of history and #voteearly? This fall, New Yorkers can vote early between Oct 26 and Nov 3. You can ch...
10/21/2019

Will you be a part of history and #voteearly? This fall, New Yorkers can vote early between Oct 26 and Nov 3. You can check VoteEarlyNY.org to find your Early Voting Poll Site and hours. via @VoteEarlyNY

#ShowUp #PowertothePolls #Vote #IAmAVoter #Voting #Election2020 #NYC #BlueWave #WomensWave #UniteAmerica #RepresentUs #SwimUpstream

Fresh off a great collaborative chat this AM with New Street Advisors, we're diving into some of our key takeaways from ...
10/21/2019

Fresh off a great collaborative chat this AM with New Street Advisors, we're diving into some of our key takeaways from Yahoo Finance's All Markets Summit.

With a closeup on generational opportunities in today's ever-evolving workplace ecosystem, the relevance of intergenerational dialogues around corporate responsibility, financial literacy, open-source data, and philanthropic outreach navigate the road to systemic innovation. But, the real question is: who is the source of said changes?! It's no secret that millennials bring elevated expectations to the table, but if we combine those high company culture standards with multigenerational coalition-building across sectors of industry, we're actively building the best environment in half a century for the American worker and rethinking the future of sustainable business. As Barbara Humpton, U.S. CEO of Seimans puts it, we're creating "a B2S model: business-to-society."

**Run by wavemaker Delano Saporu, New Street Advisors is a financial planning and investment strategy firm looking to change the financial services game for individuals, institutions, and small businesses. Learn more when they launch their site tomorrow: www.newstreetadvisorsgroup.com**

#YahooAMS #MondayMotivation #StartupLife #ProductionLife #BTS #FoodforThought #TheFutureIsNow #NYCEvents #Millennials #Generations #BetheChange #SwimUpstream

An interstellar start to fall at Bushwick Film Festival! Now in its 12th wave, highlights included panels on sustainabil...
10/08/2019

An interstellar start to fall at Bushwick Film Festival!

Now in its 12th wave, highlights included panels on sustainability, the future of media and tech, women changing the game, the sound of story,#latinx representation, and conversations with Tribeca Film Institute, , VICE and NOVA l PBS plus a diverse slate of #films exploring identity.

One of our favorite #quotes came from #director Kristian Mercado, a powerful reminder to keep showing up, even if you see and experience the world a little bit differently.

#TuesdayThoughts #Filmlife #IndieFilm #FilmFestival #RepresentationMatters #QuoteoftheDay #SwimUpstream

In order to create impact fiction that speaks to real-world issues, it's vital to understand the backstory and last week...
10/01/2019

In order to create impact fiction that speaks to real-world issues, it's vital to understand the backstory and last week’s deep-dive into UNGA programming was the perfect setting. ⁠

Fresh off the #climatestrike and with a focus on the need for intergenerational dialogues to mobilize more balanced policy options in the public and private sector around the #sdgs, our first stop was United Nations Foundation x Mashable’s Social Good Summit. Celebrating ten years of impact with idea streams ranging from corporate responsibility, indigenous youth movements, grassroots organizing, sustainable fashion, and public art, we even sampled #vrcinema on Fiji's climate crisis and ads from Pfizer on the efficacy of vaccines in sub-Saharan Africa. ⁠

The takeaway? Saving the world starts with all things climate, and it'll take every generation, actively banding together, to achieve a sustainable future.

#SocialGoodSummit #UNGA #TuesdayThoughts
#2030Now #UNforAll #Sustainability #ClimateChange #Election2020 #Generations #BridgetheGap #SwimUpstream

To kick-off #GlobalGoalsWeek during the 74th United Nations General Assembly and in solidarity with today's #climatestri...
09/20/2019

To kick-off #GlobalGoalsWeek during the 74th United Nations General Assembly and in solidarity with today's #climatestrike, we're joining the #pressroom at Mashable’s #SocialGoodSummit2019 featuring thought leaders from around the world and across sectors of industry to discuss policy literacy and the future of sustainable development.

Link to livestream: https://mashable.com/sgs-livestream/

#SwimUpstream #FridayMood #2030Now #GlobalGoals #Tech4Good #SDGS #Media #Impact #Community #UnitedNations⁠ #UNforAll #BetheChange

#GlobalGoals week makes a splash in #NYC starting September 20th! In the lead up to the convening of the 74th United Nat...
09/18/2019

#GlobalGoals week makes a splash in #NYC starting September 20th!

In the lead up to the convening of the 74th United Nations General Assembly, the The Global People's Summit is back-in-action and teaming-up today with BTG Forums by Lovell to leverage digital media to democratize access, motivate, and mobilize youth around sustainable development.

Join the conversation using #BTGyouth!

#UNforAll #SDGs #GlobalPeople #HumanRights #ClimateAction #Generations #NextGen #Millennials #BetheChange #BridgetheGap #SwimUpstream

"In looking for a group of like-minded people who is as passionate about storytelling like myself, I found Millennial Et...
09/13/2019

"In looking for a group of like-minded people who is as passionate about storytelling like myself, I found Millennial Ethics. In getting to know more about the company, I learned about its goal of sharing human stories, creating new dialogues about topics of relevance, and of making a change. I am honored to be a brand ambassador for Millennial Ethics and felt so proud to represent them and engage in conversations that strive for better connections, better storytelling, and for a better industry where we can all succeed. I consider Millennial Ethics to be part of my creative family and I can't wait to see what else is in store." ⁠

#FBF to wavemaker Denisse Juliana Jimenez's awesome event coverage this summer! Grateful to have talent like hers on board our team!

Want to represent us at an upcoming event? Send us your resume plus how you #SwimUpstream!

#LinkinBio #QuoteoftheDay #GoTeam #FridayMood #RepresentationMatters #IndieFilm #Community #BrasilSummerfest #StareableFest #BetheChange

In just 8 days, more than 11,000 people understood why broken windows policing has immeasurable impact on communities of...
09/09/2019

In just 8 days, more than 11,000 people understood why broken windows policing has immeasurable impact on communities of color.

#MuseumofBrokenWindows returns, Sept. 13-Oct.8 at The Cooper Union and there's no time like the present to educate, evolve, and empower. RSVP here: https://www.museumofbrokenwindows.org

via ACLU // Photo by Gothamist

#RSVP #MOBW #OpenPolicing #ProbableCause #NYCLU #Election2020 #MondayMotivation #SwimUpstream

What's one trend #millennials and #seniors can't seem to get enough of? Coworking! Spaces like Senior Planet show us why...
09/04/2019
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What's one trend #millennials and #seniors can't seem to get enough of? Coworking! Spaces like Senior Planet show us why. via Fast Company

#TheSameWavelength #Generations #StartupLife #StartUps #Coworking #Community #SwimUpstream

Senior Planet is like any other coworking space. But the difference is that I am pretty much the youngest person around–by decades.

Women's Surf Film Festival is happening this weekend!!!! We'll be diving into the full programming slate Rockaway Beach ...
08/06/2019

Women's Surf Film Festival is happening this weekend!!!! We'll be diving into the full programming slate Rockaway Beach Surf Club with our #femalefilmmaker friends Imagine This Women's International Film Festival, so come say hi if you see us!

The programmers are also hosting the 90th Beach Surf Break so help make a splash for ocean conservation during Surfrider Foundation x Athleta x Boxed Water x CLIF Bar’s beach cleanup and paddle out this Sunday, 8-11am!

Want to get a sneak peek at the #filmfestival and hear more from women making waves in the sport?! Check out the "Women in Surf" panel at Patagonia Bowery this Wednesday starting at 7:30PM! // Photo from NatGeo

#SurfsUp #WomenWhoSurf #Filmmakers #WomensWave #NYC #RockawayBeach #FilmLife #SaveOurSeas #SwimUpstream

08/05/2019
Barack Obama

Obama once again reminding us of the audacity to hope...

Regardless of what side of the aisle you choose to sit on, one thing is certain: America is in need of a policy change. If there's anything we can collectively walk away with in light of recent events, it's how art and community have the unique ability to heal, motivate and mobilize America as a nation towards systemic change. May we honor the victims and their families in the stories we choose to tell.

#MondayMood #EnoughisEnough #GunReformNow #PolicyChange #Hope #Election2020 #BlueWave #SwimUpstream

Michelle and I grieve with all the families in El Paso and Dayton who endured these latest mass shootings. Even if details are still emerging, there are a few things we already know to be true.

First, no other nation on Earth comes close to experiencing the frequency of mass shootings that we see in the United States. No other developed nation tolerates the levels of gun violence that we do. Every time this happens, we’re told that tougher gun laws won’t stop all murders; that they won’t stop every deranged individual from getting a weapon and shooting innocent people in public places. But the evidence shows that they can stop some killings. They can save some families from heartbreak. We are not helpless here. And until all of us stand up and insist on holding public officials accountable for changing our gun laws, these tragedies will keep happening.

Second, while the motivations behind these shootings may not yet be fully known, there are indications that the El Paso shooting follows a dangerous trend: troubled individuals who embrace racist ideologies and see themselves obligated to act violently to preserve white supremacy. Like the followers of ISIS and other foreign terrorist organizations, these individuals may act alone, but they’ve been radicalized by white nationalist websites that proliferate on the internet. That means that both law enforcement agencies and internet platforms need to come up with better strategies to reduce the influence of these hate groups.

But just as important, all of us have to send a clarion call and behave with the values of tolerance and diversity that should be the hallmark of our democracy. We should soundly reject language coming out of the mouths of any of our leaders that feeds a climate of fear and hatred or normalizes racist sentiments; leaders who demonize those who don’t look like us, or suggest that other people, including immigrants, threaten our way of life, or refer to other people as sub-human, or imply that America belongs to just one certain type of people. Such language isn’t new – it’s been at the root of most human tragedy throughout history, here in America and around the world. It is at the root of slavery and Jim Crow, the Holocaust, the genocide in Rwanda and ethnic cleansing in the Balkans. It has no place in our politics and our public life. And it’s time for the overwhelming majority of Americans of goodwill, of every race and faith and political party, to say as much – clearly and unequivocally.

#TBT to last week’s sit down with the research leads at USC’s Media Impact Project on best practices for data capture an...
08/02/2019

#TBT to last week’s sit down with the research leads at USC’s Media Impact Project on best practices for data capture and impact campaign design for #ProbableCause.

Fresh off the second wave of #DemDebates, we see the power and potential in sourcing non-partisan initiatives to help drive intergenerational voter turnout in the 2020 election cycle.

Special thanks to Erica Rosenthal and Erica Watson-Curie for their insights.

#NewWork #VRCinema #InteractiveArt #Impact #Design #Ideas #FilmLife #DataScience #Collaboration #Election2020 #SwimUpstream

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