FILMRISE TO RELEASE AWARD-WINNING BRANDED VIDEO SERIES
DOCUSERIES CELEBRATES REMARKABLE WOMEN
WHO HAVE DEFIED ALL ODDS
AND ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Release Coincides with the United Nations Celebration of
Women’s Entrepreneurship Day
2018 Cynopsis and Telly Awards Winner
Click Here to View a Preview of the Series
Brooklyn, NY – October 10, 2018 – FilmRise announces the release of
“MODERN HERO,” a groundbreaking curated short-form digital
docuseries that showcases the stories of remarkable women from
around the world - all nominated by their peers. The initial 18 profiles
in the series will be available to download or stream on a variety of
video-on-demand platforms including Facebook Watch, Tubi, Pluto,
FilmRise, Kanopy, Xumo and Hoopla and others beginning November
16, 2018 to coincide with the kick off of the United Nation’s celebration
of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day.
The multiple award-winning series has achieved over 70 million views
and generated millions of engagements on social media and has been
honored with notable awards including Cynopsis’ Short Form Video
Awards for Best Documentary Series and Single Entry and five Telly
The MODERN HERO Series, co-created and hosted by journalist Julia
Fisher Farbman with co-creator Cindy Connors, celebrates female
role models of all ages, races and careers. These women are
educators, businesswomen, non-profit leaders, media personalities,
athletes and more and each has overcome unbelievable odds to prevail.
The mission of the series is to inspire young girls and women to dream
big and not let gender norms hold them back from success. The
fascinating inspiring women featured in the series are from all walks
of life and are role models with a message of hope and empowerment
for future generations.
Women featured in the series include:
Dr. Arabia Mollette – Overcoming Extraordinary Obstacles to become
an Incredible Inspiration
Dr. Audrey Evans – Co-Founder, Ronald McDonald House Charities
& Pioneer in Pediatric Oncology
Dr. Scharmaine Lawson-Baker – Saving Lives after Katrina
Ericka Lassair – Sizzling Chef Slaying at the Hotdog Game
Farah Alibay – STEM is Cool, Hear it from this Nasa Engineer!
Farai Chideya – Award Winning Novelist and Radio Host
Kat Cole – From Hooters Hostess to COO of Multi-Billion Dollar Brands
Lauren Lake – From TV Host to Designer she's got Limitless Talent!
Lauren Scruggs Kennedy - Turning Tragedy to Action Through the LSK
Luma Mufleh – CNN Hero & Founder of Fugees Family
Meg Saligman – Award-Winning Public Artist
Michelle Poler - Motivational Speaker, Founder of Hello Fears
Mo’ne Davis – First Girl to pitch a Little League Shutout & Grace the
Cover of Sports Illustrated
Patrice Banks – Owner of Girls Auto Clinic - Fix Your Car and Your Nails
Polly Dolan – Making Life for At Risk Girls in Tanzania Better
Liana Rosenman & Kristina Saffran – Founders at 15 of Project Heal,
Tackling Eating Disorders Head On
Sister Mary Scullion – Advocate, and Pioneer for the Homeless. One of
TIME’s 100 Most Influential
Yasmine Mustafa – Entrepreneur, Self Defense Technology for Women,
Leveraging Technology for Good
READY SET PRODUCTIONS/ JULIA FISHER FARBMAN
Julia Fisher Farbman and Emmy Award-winning producer Cindy
Connors, Co-Founded Ready Set Productions, a full-service video
production company that creates linear, digital, and branded content.
The company is comprised of socially conscious producers, directors,
editors, and camera operators, who believe that stories matter and
can inspire change.
Throughout Julia’s career as a seasoned journalist, she has interviewed
high profile individuals such as His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Civil
Rights revolutionary, Reverend James Lawson, Co-founder of the Malala
Fund, Shiza Shahid, Google's 'Jolly Good Fellow,' Chade-Meng Tan, along
with other notables. Julia is especially passionate about being a voice
for young females in media, and creating more opportunities for women
behind-the-scenes, in a typically male-dominated field.
Julia has also worked on esteemed productions at venues such as the
United Nations and the National Constitution Center. Prior to launching
Ready Set Productions, Julia worked on top rated shows on ABC’s Live
Well Network, as well as live productions such as Miss America, the
6ABC Thanksgiving Parade, and the Liberty Medal.
FilmRise is a film and TV distribution company and streaming channel
network founded by veteran producer/financiers Danny Fisher, Jack
Fisher and Alan Klingenstein. With over 15,000 titles in a wide range of
genres, the company’s releases include HBO’s multiple Emmy®-winning
“Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief”; “Janis: Little Girl
Blue,” produced by Oscar®-winner Alex Gibney; two-time Academy
Award®-nominee Julie Delpy’s “Lolo; and the Sundance hit “White Girl”.
Television titles include such classics as “Roseanne” and “3 rd Rock from
the Sun”, as well as the iconic Robert Stack hosted series “Unsolved
Mysteries” and Gordon Ramsay’s “Hell’s Kitchen” and “Kitchen
FilmRise’s recent releases include “Manifesto” starring two-time
Oscar®-winner Cate Blanchett; sci-fi drama “Marjorie Prime” starring
Jon Hamm and Lois Smith; the box-office hit “My Friend Dahmer”
starring Ross Lynch and Anne Heche; and “The Miseducation of
Cameron Post” starring Chloë Grace Moretz.
For more information, please visit www.FilmRise.com.