THE VISION

Foundation E is a 501(c)3 nonprofit company that is harnessing the power

and influence of media and education to change the world.

 

We believe in the power of...

Education + Entertainment = Effective Global Impact

Foundation E develops and produces content (Film + TV + XR) that tackle the important social issues of our time -- racial and gender equality/equity, 

education, poverty, the homelessness and refugee crisis, and climate change. 

 

Foundation E creates Social Impact Campaigns specifically designed for every project that will galvanize the public and affect measurable social change.

 

Foundation E created Global Girl Impact to empower and equip the future generations of leaders, focused on girls of color in disadvantaged, underserved and underrepresented communities.

 
 

THE IMPACT

Foundation E's film/television projects and immersive experiences educate the public on topics beneficial to the community and the world at large; through stories focused on social, cultural, environmental and economic injustices, stories by and about people and topics that are underrepresented or misrepresented, and stories aimed at provoking thought and affecting change. 

A social impact campaign is specifically designed for every Foundation E project/immersive experience to further our impact and advocacy mission.  Foundation E identifies avenues to raise awareness and provide additional education to the public on the social cause addressed by the project, further public conversation on such social cause, raise funding to provide resources and affect change, leverage our A-list celebrity/influencer involvement, and incentivize the community to become active in addressing and participating in solutions. 

In furtherance of our impact and advocacy focus, Foundation E employs, mentors and empowers those who are underserved, underrepresented and disadvantaged.

Foundation E is committed to diversity, inclusion, equity and equality through our Global Girl Impact Initiative focused on disadvantaged girls of color - empowering and equipping our future generations of global leaders. 

Global Empowerment and Love
Youth Education and Empowerment
Impact
Girls Education
Impact-Driven Media, Film, TV

THE TEAM

 

Shani Pride

Founder | CEO
  • Entrepreneur, producer, actor.

  • 20+ years in entertainment + humanitarian work.

  • Created programs and was a long-term mentor within successful nonprofits: Girls Inc., A Place Called Home, The Art of Elysium.

  • Been on numerous film + tv sets, working with: CBS, Fox, HBO, Sony, Showtime, Warner Bros.

  • Formerly, founder + CEO of The Hollywood Inside Edge - focused on educating + empowering artists globally.

  • Theater Major at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA).

  • Theater + International Development Major at UCLA. 

  • Driven by a passion and purpose to make an impactful contribution in the world.  Dedicated to producing impact-driven content + immersive experiences + global education initiatives. 

Neil Sacker 

Lead Counsel and Advisor

Manatt Law Firm partner and entertainment industry veteran,  Sacker serves as counsel and advisor to distinguished financiers, distributors  and producers in the entertainment industry.  Sacker’s career icludes business and legal leadership at highly successful and influential studios; including Warner Bros., Miramax Films, Dimension Films, the Yari Film Group, and The Film Department.

Sacker earned his J.D. from Yale Law School and his B.A. from Cornell University, graduating magna cum laude. 

Maha Dakhil 

Advisor

Creative Artists Agency (CAA) agent and Time’s Up co-founder.  Dakhil’s clients include Reese Witherspoon, Ava Duvernay, Steven Spielberg, Natalie Portman, Tom Cruise, Anne Hathaway, Salma Hayek, Daniel Kaluuya, Mindy Kaling, Steve McQueen and Sam Mendes.  CAA represents many of the most successful professionals working in film, television, music, theater, video games, sports and digital content, and provides strategic marketing and consulting services to corporate clients. 

 

Dakhil is a CAA Board Member and she holds a degree in sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Andi Gitow

Advisor

On special assignment from the United Nations, working as Director of Strategy, Partnerships, and Media Production at Steven Spielberg’s USC Shoah Foundation.  Formally the Deputy Director of the United Nations representative office in Washington D.C.  Worked at the UN Headquarters as Head of Global Campaigns, Films and Special Projects, as Acting Chief of Partnerships in the UN’s Global Communications Division, and also served as Executive Producer in the UN News and Media Division.

Gitow holds an undergraduate and Master’s Degree from Columbia University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude.

Philip Fier 

Chief Financial Officer

Principal at Focus Advisory Services, Fier has provided strategic direction and project management for influential media players.  He previously served as Senior Vice President at Sony Pictures and as VP and CFO at 20th Century Fox International.  Fier has structured deals with top producers; including Revolution Studios, Lucasfilm, MGM and New Regency.

A graduate of Middlebury College, Fier obtained his Master’s Degree in International Finance from Columbia University.

 

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