-Alexandra Paul, Actress, Writer and Producer
-Dr. Kien Vuu, MD
-Jane Velez-Mitchell, Journalist
-Ron Russell, Owner of SunCafe
REAL CHANGE EVENTS
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KATAZTROFEE RELIEF FUND
USING INFLUENCE TO CREATE CHANGE
“CELEBRITIES GIVE BACK”
As part of “Celebrities Give Back,” Positive Television brings you thoughtful and inspiring conversations with celebrities about the causes, charities, and issues that matter to them.
* Ellie Laks – Founder of Gentle Barn
Her animal sanctuary helps special needs and abused children while simultaneously helping farm animals.
* Peter Samuelson – Founder of First Star
His long history as a philanthropist and innovator has revolutionized the non-profit world. First Star gives foster children an opportunity to get into college through their mentorship throughout high school.
*Jim Greenbaum – Founder of Greenbaum Foundation
He has a reputation as a leader in the philanthropic world and as a true visionary who chooses projects that are involved in large-scale change.
* Bob Ingersoll – Project Nim
Primatologist who taught sign language to a chimpanzee named Nim Chimpsky. Bob had an eye opening experience with Nim that would change his life forever.
* Moderated by Prabhat Gautam – Founder of Positive Television
Prabhat is a key connector in the non-profit and media world in L.A. and has been at the center of the vegan revolution.
Bill Cosby, Jerry Sandusky, OJ Simpson, some Catholic priests, some college campuses, and some millitary bases have been involved with participating in victimizing either children, women, or men. When the victims spoke up, they often weren’t believed by the insitutions of power and their cases were hidden from the public. This conversation won’t focus much on any one individual or nstitution and is really more focused on how to get instituitons of power to listen when crimes are being reported.
Charlotte Laws – Author of “Rebel in High Heels” who gaied national fame when she helped lead the prosecution of a webite that had naked photos of individuals without their concent.
Alexia Anastasio – Filmmaker, producer, actress, and coach. She has a long history in advocating for the rights of the GLBTQ community.
Chrystal Ferber – Undercover investigator who has been involved in animal advocacty and a wide range of social justice issues.
Moderated by Julia Orr
Julia Orr is a long time activist and PR expert. She has been on the frontlines of raising awareness about animal rights, human rights, and environemtnal issues.
Prior to the panel, we will have a conversation with:
Dave Shelton award winning film and television writer, cartoonist, musician and author with credits including Everybody Loves Raymond and National Lampoon. Dave will be interviewing Jacqueline Mackzie (American Idol) and her mom Liane Curtis (Sixteen Candles)
Blly McNamara (Copycat) & Andy Dick (Actor) will talk about their charitable involvement and their journey to find sobriety.
Discovering the Real “You”
Introduction by Cortney Palm (Zombeavers)
Melissa Breslow (Open Eyes Foundation)
Prabhat Gautam (Positive Television)
Jeffrey Harris (Plant Power Fast Food)
8pm – Taran Smith (Home Improvement) talks about how he takes a 3D printer into a country after a tsunami, earthquake, or other natural disaser and prints out the parts needed to actually rebuild that country.
8:20pm – Interview with Andy Dick & Bonnie-Jill Laflin
Andy Dick will participate in an interview with Bonnie-Jill Laflin where Andy will talk about his success in Hollywood, his very public battle with substance abuse and how this has impacted his life. Andy is known for being over the top, but this interview will show the full picture of this thoughtful, reflective individual who truly cares about people, animals, and the world around him.
8:40pm – Debra Wilson “You”
Debra Wilson, best known for her work on MAD TV, will participate in a conversation with the audience entitled “You.” Her focus is helping each person be the best you that you can be.
How to Spread an Activist Message in our Modern Media Age
Panel Discussion at 8pm
* Shaun Monson (Unity & Earthlings)
* Mark Devries (Spy Drones Expose Smithfield Foods Factory Farms)
* Katie Cleary (World Animal News)
* Ted Braun (Darfur Now)
* Simone Reyes (Director of Television Development at Def Pictures)
Moby Interview with Lisa Bloom at 8:45pm
Singer, DJ, and Little Pine Restaurant Owner, Moby will dicuss his journey to become an activist during this conversation with attorney, activist, and television personality Lisa Bloom
About Positive Television and its founder, Prabhat Gautam
The Goal of Positive Television is to generate publicity for the many individuals and organizations already making positive change and to assist developing groups and individuals flourish. Prabhat’s belief is that there are already many positive things being done all around the world, so creating programs and events will serve to inspire more people to get involved. Prabhat has said, “People have a fascination with all aspects of celebrity life, so I wanted to create a network that focuses on the giving done by celebrities and use that celebrity power for the highest good.”
Positive Television will be a television network where viewers will tune in to watch entertaining celebrity fundraising events, which will inspire and help to shape this world for the better. We at Positive Television are driven with the passion to raise millions of dollars for charities and causes that are essential to the betterment of the people of this world. Positive Television is a concept that should have happened long ago, so with your help, we hope to finally broadcast the type of television that creates real social change.
He is deeply committed to making this network happen and feels that it can be a major tool for improving the lives of people around the world. He has assembled a staff of friends, family, and excited new friends that believe in this network. We at Positive Television believe that people who learn about the goals of this network will want to be involved and we hope you are as passionate about this idea as we are and you decide to get involved.
Prabhat has had a strong desire to be involved in issues such as world hunger, homelessness, finding cures to diseases, promoting organ, tissue, and bone marrow donation, and building hospitals in under-developed countries. He spent much of his time in college volunteering with a local community television station and produced and hosted programs that worked to raise awareness about issues that matter to young adults.
Prabhat has since continued his commitment to volunteerism with his work with the Center for the Advancement of Nonviolence, Doctors Without Borders, Muscular Dystrophy Association, American Heart Association, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Entertainment Industry Foundation, Liberty Hill Foundation, Giving Back Fund, Salvation Army, Project Angel Food, ACLU, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, AmeriCorps, Dream Center, PETA, Humane Society of the United States, Make-A-Wish Foundation, and Children’s Wish Foundation. When asked about his volunteerism, he says, “Each experience has been rewarding, but I know I need to do so much more.” His desire is to create something that will highlight the good that is going on in the world with the hope that more people will get involved in making even greater good happen.
Prabhat has believed in volunteering his time and working to promote charities since he was a youngster in Oklahoma. In 1993, his father died from a heart attack at the age of 49. Prabhat was only 16 years old and this loss took him on a journey where he would be consumed with trying to figure out ways to eliminate preventable death. In 2001, Prabhat was given the honor of donating bone marrow to a 16 year old girl named Anka, who had Acute Myelogenous Leukemia. Sadly, she would die one year later, but her life and death would become the focus of Prabhat’s life’s work. Two months after the loss of Anka, Prabhat experiences loss again with the death of Rachel, an 18 year old child whose wish he worked on as a Make A Wish Foundation volunteer. The losses of Rachel and Anka still motivate him to work towards finding a cure for cancer and all other causes of premature death.
In September of 2001, Prabhat was visiting his sister in New York and was scheduled to fly back to Los Angles on September 11, 2001. He often tells a story about what it is like to see that city for the first time during that trip and within a couple days seeing a city that is completely devastated. Prabhat felt great sadness for all those who lost their lives that day and says that he can’ t ever go forward without looking back and realizing how lucky he was and now he has a responsibility to use his life to help everyone he possibly can.
Holly Edwards is a Y-Combinator alumni with over 15 years of experience in sales and marketing. A Toronto-born native in 2010 she was selected to open and manage the new California branch for a global marketing company. She quickly established herself and put down her roots in L.A.
Holly previously worked to match celebrities and social media influencers with companies on endorsement partnerships at UPRISE Management, a branding and creative agency for mainstream, premium, luxury and digital brands. Holly realized she wanted to expand those partnerships to include charities that needed the funding and exposure, so she decided to take her talent to giving back and living each day where she can bring more meaning and purpose to everyday life.
Earlier this year, Holly teamed up with Positive Television to specialize in matchmaking companies with their perfect charity partners providing companies with direct access to philanthropists, celebrities, influencers, and the media.
Holly is co-founding a meditation center for children in Los Angeles, where she wants to provide a place children can be nourished and have access to enrichment programs that help them cope with the toxic stress they face in today’s society. She has seen the enormous impact meditation has in people’s lives and has held a vision of bringing these tools to the young minds that are going to shape our future.