IMP is proud to have had the opportunity to collaborate with filmmakers Lyn Goldfarb and Alison Sotomayor on their new documentary...


"Bridging the Divide: Tom Bradley and the Politics of Race," which broadcast across most PBS stations in February, 2016 for Black History Month.


Thirty-five years before Barack Obama was elected President, the question of race and the possibility of bridging racial and ethnic barriers was put to a test in an overlooked and untold story in American politics:  The 1973 election of Tom Bradley, the first African American mayor of a major U.S. city with an overwhelmingly white majority. 

IMP created unique engagement materials and social media content, produced a marquee screening event on Capitol Hill with the Congressional Black Caucus, and supported community events and activities in several markets.



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IMP is proud to continue our work helping Compassion & Choices to document their incredible efforts nationwide. 2015 was an exceptional year which culminated in passage of the End of Life Options Act in California.


This is our fifth video for Compassion & Choices and we hope to keep making more!

IMP had the distinct pleasure of being invited by the Duke Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, in coordination with the Center for Documentary Studies, to present a two-day workshop on media and real-world social change. 


IMP facilitated these sessions with our long-time colleague and associate Christina Lindstrom, a Duke alumna. The sessions focused on how to bridge public and private sectors with media makers and change agents. The workshops were well attended by diverse student groups, faculty, and community members.


In part one, IMP led a lecture-style presentation that provided a global overview of media engagement. In part two, IMP led small groups of Duke student, faculty and staff through an intensive session to workshop their own projects through the engagement lens.



IMP is proud to join the team at "Beyond the Wall," providing publicity, distribution and strategic communications services to both the film and it's groundbreaking engagement campaign.

Veterans from three different generations of service gather for a photo.

Veterans from three different generations of service gather for a photo.

IMP PRODUCES 2015 YEAR-END VIDEO FOR COMPASSION & CHOICES

IMPACT MEDIA PARTNERS PRODUCES LANDMARK EVENT IN LOS ANGELES FOR "ON TWO FRONTS: LATINOS & VIETNAM"

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH PBS SoCaL

IMPACT MEDIA PARTNERS CONVENES COMMUNITY STRATEGY MEETING FOR ON TWO FRONTS: LATINOS & VIETNAM

Engaging guests in the lobby

Compassion & Choices volunteers

Our all-star panel takes audience questions

Bishop Gene Robinson opens the evening

IMPACT MEDIA PARTNERS PRODUCES 2014 END-OF-YEAR VIDEO FOR COMPASSION & CHOICES

Impact Media Partners is leading the CPB-funded community engagement campaign for the new PBS documentary by filmmaker Mylène Moreno, On Two Fronts: Latinos & Vietnam. IMP convened the campaign's first community strategy meeting in Los Angeles on February 27, 2015, bringing together a diverse group including a dozen veterans-serving organizations, educators, four PBS stations, and other groups including Mayor Eric Garcetti's office on Veteran's Affairs and CPB’s Veterans Coming Home initiative.

With the benefit of this extraordinary day of sharing and learning, IMP will be working to create foundational campaign materials in time for our next meeting in April 2015. On Two Fronts: Latinos & Vietnamwill air on PBS this September.


(c) 2014 Compassion & Choices.

Impact Media Partners' Dennis Palmieri and associate Annelise Wunderlich produced Compassion & Choices' End-of-Year Video for 2014, capturing the essence of a dynamic year in which Brittany Maynard's courageous choice led many to consider their end-of-life preferences for the first time. The performance of IMP's video more than doubled that of the previous year and it will be used in presentations and trainings nationwide during 2015.

To learn more about Barbarba's case, watch her appearance on 60 Minutes in 2014.

IMP's Dennis Palmieri and associate Annelise Wunderlich produced this short video for Compassion & Choices telling Ms. Mancini's heartbreaking story of the painful death her father didn't want, and the wrongful prosecution she later faced at the hands of Pennsylvania's Attorney General. Her case was dismissed after a national outcry. This short piece featuring Ms. Mancini in her own words, is one of several assets we've developed to support our clients work on this case. We also created Barbara's 20 full minute presentation on DVD, and authored a Barbara Mancini Toolkit for volunteer to take direct action on they case.



Some highlights from our current and recent work

Produced by IMP for ITVS, Indie Lens Pop-Up made its debut presentation in the Los Angeles area at the prestigious Annenberg Space for Photography Skylight Studios. With support from the International Documentary Association (IDA)PBS SoCaL, and Film Independent, the independent filmmaker community and film fans came out to discuss hot topics in documentary. A phenomenal panel including: Kirby Dick, Debra Granik, Steve Skrovan, Janet Eckholm, Alex O'Flinn and they discussed 'Documentary as Mainstream Media,' and 'The Power of Documentary as a Change Agent'  with moderator, filmmaker, and comedian Negin Farsad. The night concluded with mingling, networking, and a live electric violin performance.

IMP continues its work with Compassion & Choices producing a one-year anniversary video on the powerful story of Brittany Maynard. 


Our client, Compassion & Choices, was able to garner high-profile placement of the video--initially through an exclusive with People.com, and later with Cosmopolitan magazine and other outlets.

IMP worked with never-before-seen footage from the original 2014 interviews with Brittany, shot weeks before her passing, and captured new interviews with Brittany's husband Dan, and Compassion & Choices President Barbara Coombs Lee.

Our video was released on the same day that Gov. Jerry Brown signed California's End-of-Life Option Act into Law--an incredible triumph for everyone involved!Type your paragraph here.

"Welcome Home Veterans and Family Day" drew more than 450 people to the downtown LA campus of La Plaza de Cultura y Artes on September 19th for a half-day festival featuring music, dance and other performances, remarks by local leaders including Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA), and a bevy of workshops and resources for veterans and their families, including a veterans wellness center, legal clinic, and more. The day culminated in the LA premiere of the new PBS documentary with an outdoor screening under the stars!

Type your paragraph IMP is proud to have collaborated with PBS and CPB to bring a screening and discussion event for "On Two Fronts: Latinos & Vietnam" to the fabulous Newseum in Washington, DC. The event featured a beautiful reception courtesy of PBS, introductory remarks by CPB President Patricia Harrison and    PBS's Toby Chaudhuri, and a panel discussion featuring filmmaker Mylène Moreno and subjects from the film, moderated by NPR's Tom Gjelten.

Among the attendees joining the discussion were the Director of the U.S. Selective Service System Lawrence G. Romo and Washington D.C. Mayor's Office on Veterans Affairs Director Tammi Lambert. IMP is proud to be leading the national community engagement campaign for On Two Fronts. Visit the film's website for more information.here.

Impact Media Partners produced a screening engagement event for Chipotle's Southern California store managers and executive staff. 

The lunchtime training event featured the acclaimed documentary "Fed Up," which chronicles the negative health consequences of added sugar in our diets.
IMP secured a diverse panel for this event including: Dr. Slusser of UCLA, former White House Executive Pastry Chef Bill Yosses, and comedian Gabriel “Fluffy" Iglesias who lost nearly 100 pounds after reducing sugar in his diet.  

"It was honestly one of the most meaningful panels I've done in a long time because the audience was comprised of people who actually work in and shape our experience of food every day!"  - Clare Fox, LA Food Policy Council

Beyond the Wall  highlights one of the most critical issues in criminal justice reform—the flood of prisoners returning to our streets and communities each year where they face tremendous challenges and barriers. The film follows five formerly incarcerated men who are attempting to rebuild their lives on the outside with little support from the U.S. criminal justice system. Through this compelling and personal account, the film vividly shows their struggles and strategies for survival beyond the walls of jail and prison.

Impact Media Partners was invited by the City of West Hollywood to produce the closing session of the 10th Annual Women's Leadership Conference in May.

In coordination with Women in Film, IMP produced Voces Femeninas: The Female Voice In Film.

​​The panel was moderated by Maikiko James, Manager of Operations & Public Programs,  Women in Film Los Angeles, and featured Gina Reyes, Manager of Fox Audience Strategy, filmmakers Anayansi Prado and Aurora Guerrero, and film festival programmer Christine Davila.  

IMPACT MEDIA PARTNERS LEADS ENGAGEMENT AND STATION RELATIONS FOR NEW PBS FOOD SHOW "FOOD FORWARD"

IMP convened a remarkable lineup of speakers for a community screening and town hall event in the West Hollywood City Council Chambers on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. The event featured a screening of the Sundance Award-winning documentary How to Die in Oregon. This special evening in  LA occurred the night before the first hearings in the California State Senate on SB 128, authorizing end-of-life options in California. IMP worked with Compassion & Choices and the City to rally a diverse audience of community members and influentials seeking to learn more about end-of-life care and choice, and proposed California legislation. 

Our special guests included Bishop Gene Robinson (Episcopal, ret.), Barbara Coombs Lee, president of Compassion & Choices, legendary columnist "Dear Abby" (Jeanne Phillips), and Oregon physician Dr. David Grube. Our panel was moderated by Maria Hall Brown, a veteran TV journalist and executive producer with PBS SoCaL, who led a fascinating discussion ranging from ethics and morality to politics, and the physical and medical aspects of dying. The near-capacity audience were eager to ask a wide range of questions on end-of-life topics.

IMPACT MEDIA PARTNERS PRODUCES LA SCREENING & TOWN HALL FOR COMPASSION & CHOICE AND THE CITY OF

WEST HOLLYWOOD--SPEAKERS INCLUDE BISHOP GENE ROBINSON AND LEGENDARY COLUMNIST "DEAR ABBY"

Upper left: Filmmaker Mylène Moreno introduces the 30-minute clip reel. Upper right: A remarkable group assembled: Vietnam-era and younger generations of veterans; 12 community organizations; 4 PTV stations; 3 LAUSD educators; select advisors to the film, the filmmaker and IMP team. Lower left: Vietnam veteran Ruben Treviso remarks on the campaign. Lower right: The screening begins. (c) 2015 Impact Media Partners  LLC.

IMPACT MEDIA PARTNERS PRODUCES VIDEOS, ONLINE ASSETS FOR "THE BARBARA MANCINI STORY"

More than 450 people participated in the half-day event, with a sold-out crowd for the screening under the stars.

IMPACT MEDIA PARTNERS PRODUCES FACILITATED SCREENING EVENT FOR CHIPOTLE STORE MANAGERS IN CALIFORNIA

IMP PRODUCES 2016 YEAR-END VIDEO FOR COMPASSION & CHOICES

Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard is joined by PBS SoCal President Andy Russell, filmmaker Mylene Moreno, and CPB Sr. Vice President Joseph Tovares.


IMP is thrilled to collaborate with  Latino Public Broadcasting on the development of a new suite of engagement projects to expand the organization's visibility and its engagement footprint. The IMP team has worked with LPB on a range of projects over the years, and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to collaborate with them in the engagement space.

We look forward to continuing to support LPB's efforts and the those of the Latino producing community. LPB is the nation's leading public funder of independent Latino media projects.ere.

Impact Media Partners provided station relations and community engagement services for the new PBS series, Food Forward. 'Created by a veteran documentary filmmaking team led by Greg Roden, Food Forward explores new ideas of food in America as told by the people who are living them. Each episode focuses on a different theme–school lunch reform, urban agriculture, sustainable fishing, grass-fed beef, soil science–and spotlight the real people who are creating viable alternatives to how we grow food and feed ourselves.' With broadcast beginning September 2014, IMP secured more than 50% carriage in the PBS system with only a six-week campaign to programmers. The IMP team also delivered a stunning LA launch event at the headquarters of Creative Artists Agency (CAA) in August 2014.

Jeanne Phillips a.k.a. "Dear Abby" shares a personal story about her mom

Barbara Coombs Lee explains the phenomenon of Brittany Maynard

IMP is honored to have supported  the national PBS broadcast of the acclaimed new documentary "John Lewis: Get in the Way," a remarkable film by Kathleen Dowdey that profiles ones of America's civil rights heroes and most honored members of Congress.

 

"John Lewis: Get in the Way" premiered nationally on PBS on Friday, February 10 at 10:30 pm as part of Black History Month programming.

 

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IMP is proud to continue our work in support of Compassion & Choices to document their incredible efforts nationwide. 2016 was an exceptional year which culminated in authorization of medical aid in dying in Colorado and Washington, D.C.


This is our tenth video production for Compassion & Choices and we hope to keep making more!

Veterans from three different generations of service gather for a photo.

JOHN LEWIS: GET IN THE WAY PREMIERES ON PBS FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2017