BY ROY ALBERT ANDRADE, K1LLER, Inc.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Walt Disney Company announced this morning the commencement of a new global project, which gives 21 gifted women from dissimilar geography an opportunity to produce digital stories. The #DreamBigPrincess series will be distributed through Disney's global media platforms as a goal to unlock up to a $1 million donation to Girl Up, an initiative of the UN Foundation.
"Using the journeys of characters like Anna, Elsa and Moana to inspire kids to dream big is at the very heart of what all of us at Disney do," says Jennifer Lee, director/writer of "Disney's Frozen" and CCO of Walt Disney Animation Studios. "The #DreamBigPrincess series is the perfect extension of that vision, providing a powerful platform for the next generation of aspiring filmmakers to create content about the women who have inspired them."
"Each young #DreamBigPrincess director brings her own unique perspective and experience but what they all share is a passion for storytelling and making a difference in the world," says Zenia Mucha, Senior Executive Vice President, Communications, The Walt Disney Company, "Our goal is to offer them the right mix of practical skills and creative inspiration to bring their vision to life."
"The resources provided by Disney to empower girls and help them learn about the importance of storytelling will give them the confidence they need to achieve their own goals and advocate for others," comments Girl Up Co- Executive Director, Melissa Kilby. "Last year's donation from Disney has already allowed us to extend the network of Girl Up Clubs outside the US by more than 50 percent, representing a huge opportunity for thousands of girls to gain the leadership skills that will help achieve future goals."
Shawn W. Anderson