MaryAnn Joffe Susan L. Brown
“GROWING UP VIOLENT” RECEIVES $250K PEPSI REFRESH GRANT NOMINATION
Documentary and Learning Guide Programs Use New Communication Techniques to Stop Youth Violence
To vote for “Growing Up Violent—Stopping Youth Violence” visit http://www.refresheverything.com/
Dec. 6, 2010: Award-winning producers Susan Brown and Maryann Joffe are nominated for a $250K Pepsi Refresh grant to produce a documentary and learning guides to improve youth communication for organizations including Boys and Girls Clubs, law enforcement and school anger management programs. The Pepsi Refresh grant program awards $250K grants to the top two vote getters per month.
Producer Maryann Joffe, says, “I saw the effects in my home town, Deerfield Beach, FL, as a young teenager was beaten up due to media violence! This is a national crisis and we want to produce and distribute the “Growing Up Violent” programs to turn things around."
Deputy Clem "Butch" Santy of the Deerfield Police Department adds, "It is my opinion this program will be extremely effective, informative and helpful as a tool to our anger management programs and will promote constructive conversations between parents and their children."
To vote for “Growing Up Violent—Combating Youth Violence” please visit:
About BrownJoffe Productions
Susan Brown and Maryann Joffe are professional documentary producers on issues of youth and violence since 1979, with the first "Growing Up Violent," hosted by Chuck Connors, winning the NY Int'l Film and TV Festival Silver Award. They also have experience on youth educational Boards of Directors, including Expanding Your Horizons, www.expandingyourhorizons.org, which won the National Science Board 2010 Public Service Award.
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B&A is an enterprise marketing and video production agency--we transform marketing for companies, including classic marketing as well as effective social media ROI Roadmaps and branded communities for lead generation, customer engagement and retention.
Our video production subsidiary, BrownJoffe Productions, specializes in documentaries and lifestyle video productions to change perception and promote public awareness of social issues.