| Peter Bisanz |
Peter Bisanz (left)
|Alma mater||New York University, Oxford, Harvard Kennedy School|
|Member of||WEF/Young Global Leaders/2007|
|Interests||social impact entertainment|
Works for the World Economic Forum on creating an Universal Curriculum on Values that will encompass a full spectrum of socially relevant media, from Television to the Internet.
Peter Bisanz is film-maker and a Former Executive Director of the The Skoll Center for Social Impact Entertainment at the UCLA. He is director and founder of Entropy Films, a "socially relevant media company", and the founder of the Beyond Our Differences Foundation, which creates positive social change through socially relevant media, education, and outreach programs, "to create enlightened global citizens and provide 21st century leadership skills in service of a better world."
He was selected a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2007. He was also was also named a member to the World Economic Forumʼs Network of Global Agenda Councils – for 2008, 2009, 2010, and was Chair of a global Task Force on Values, a joint effort of Young Global Leaders and Global Agenda Councils to foster a dialogue around global values for the 21st century, working on developing a Universal Curriculum on Values that will encompass a full spectrum of socially relevant media, from Television to the Internet.
He previously worked as the Vice President of Development at the Ladd Production Company in Los Angeles, working with Paramount Pictures to develop over forty projects, among them An Unfinished Life and Gone Baby Gone.
He is director and producer of Beyond Our Differences, a feature length documentary developed in collaboration with Central Tibetan Administration and Dalai Lama. Currently, working on Islam and the West with the World Economic Forum.
Social impact entertainment
At the The Skoll Center for Social Impact Entertainment, Bisanz worked on Social impact entertainment, for content creators and stakeholders (presumably meaning billionaire funders) to drive "social change" and "getting the message across". According to him, "effective SIE requires building strong partnerships with the key people and organizations working on your issue. These partners are often present long before you arrive and will remain long after you leave. They can therefore offer critical knowledge around which to build your work, plus access to other engaged shareholders and stakeholders working in the same space. By leveraging partnerships — and any resulting networks — you can achieve a multichannel approach to development and distribution, which is vital to creating impact.".."Moreover, the exponential changes in technology mean entertainment is no longer a siloed endeavor. Its influence is everywhere, including business, and therefore what’s good for entertainment can be good for business as well."