SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - August 14, 2014) - Two global leaders are joining the board of advisors for the Visions of Tomorrow™ project -- New York Times
science writer Andrew Revkin and entertainment industry veteran Jeffrey Brandstetter.
Visions of Tomorrow™ is a 7-part television mini-series and transmedia project with a bold mission: To share scientific solutions to the world's biggest problems - from climate change, overpopulation and depletion of natural resources to disease, poverty, war and mass extinctions.
"Visions of Tomorrow will help people understand how we can, and will create solutions for these global challenges," says Visions of Tomorrow Foundation™ founder and executive director Roger Ressmeyer. "Andrew is providing research for the first episode of our TV mini-series, and Jeffrey is offering critical guidance in navigating the entertainment industry," Ressmeyer added.
Revkin has been writing about environmental sustainability for more than three decades, from the Amazon to the White House to the North Pole, mainly for The New York Times. He has won top awards in science journalism multiple times, along with a Guggenheim Fellowship. As the Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding at Pace University, he teaches courses in blogging, environmental communication and documentary film. He has written acclaimed books on global warming, the changing Arctic and the assault on the Amazon rainforest.
Drawing on his experience with his Times blog, DotEarth, which Time Magazine
named one of the top 25 blogs in 2013, Revkin speaks to audiences around the world about paths to progress on a turbulent planet.
Brandstetter is a veteran entertainment and intellectual property attorney with more than 23 years' experience in film, TV, music, new media and entertainment financing matters. He is the co-author of The Music Business (Explained in Plain English), and has been published in multiple national publications, including Entertainment & Sports Lawyer and the Entertainment, Publishing & the Arts Handbook. He is a frequent speaker/moderator on entertainment matters and is a panel attorney/lecturer for the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS).
Brandstetter has extensive film and TV credits, including: Straight Outta Hunters Point (Executive Producer); The Texas Chainsaw Massacre; Judgment Day: The Ellie Nesler Story; Make Me Laugh; Smash Lab; Teknolust; Happily, Even After; Confessions of a Burning Man; and Tech Closeup. He is the CEO/Co-Founder of IndiePlaya, the game-changing online film distribution platform that optimizes direct-to-fan distribution and marketing of independent film.
For the Visions of Tomorrow
project, Ressmeyer is interviewing some of the world's most renowned scientists, engineers and futurists.
"As a writer, producer, photographer and filmmaker, my assignments opened the world to me in remarkable ways. I've documented everything from space exploration to new energy sources, medical research and volcanoes," says Ressmeyer. "The experts I'm speaking with not only believe a better future is possible, they know solutions exist for every one of our planet's problems, from climate change to inequality and war. This series explores those solutions and shares a message of hope and empowerment for each of us."
You can view the Visions of Tomorrow™ trailer at http://visionsoftomorrow.org/VOTF/.
About Visions of Tomorrow™
The Visions of Tomorrow Foundation™ is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational foundation focused on building awareness for scientific and psychological / spiritual solutions that address the world's biggest problems. It fulfills its mission by producing television, motion pictures, photography, web, blogs, books and other educational media. The foundation's first project is a TV mini-series that is designed to spread a global sense of community, hope and compassion.
About Roger Ressmeyer
Ressmeyer is Producer of the Visions of Tomorrow™ TV Mini-Series, now in development, as well as the Executive Director of the Visions of Tomorrow Foundation. He is also a world renowned photographer, filmmaker, speaker, entrepreneur, and digital rights pioneer defending the rights of visual artists. His acclaimed Starlight Collection of over a half-million images made on assignment for National Geographic Magazine, Time, Rolling Stone, the New York Times and other publications, and including rare images obtained through privileged access to NASA projects, became the first major acquisition by Bill Gates' Corbis Corporation. He has also served as VP, Strategy & Corporate Development for Getty Images, as President of PACA, the Picture Archive Counsel of America, and as Chief Executive Officer of Science Faction Images.
For more information about Roger Ressmeyer and the Visions of Tomorrow Foundation go to www.ressmeyer.com and www.visionsoftomorrow.org.
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