OUR STORY

Our company was born from our sister nonprofit organization,Young Entertainment Activists, which sent its first newsletter filled with events for young professionals in Hollywood in February 2019. The concept: combine networking and activism. Make civic engagement community-oriented and “sexy,” to turn activism into a wanted everyday habit.​

Currently, Young Entertainment Activists serves as an activist hub in Hollywood that produces action-oriented events and initiatives to transform both the internal makeup of the industry and our world at large. ​

From this robust organization came our company’s expertise and extensive experience working with grassroots activist groups. YEA! Impact’s mission is to help companies, organizations, and individuals create long-term impact-- change that is not only profitable but also authentic.

We work with skilled changemakers and creatives with expertise in a myriad of issue areas.

If you want to work with high-level talent with social justice values, this is the place to find it! 

OUR TEAM & CONSULTANT COMMUNITY 

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MRITTIKA 'MOU' SARIN

Screenwriter/Producer

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Issue areas: Narrative storytelling focused on climate effects on marginalized communities

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Editor

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Video Editor & Ecoanxiety Facilitator

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Issue Area/Focus: Science Communication & Marketing

Co-Founder and CEO

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ALLISON BEGALMAN is the CEO of YEA! Impact, the co-founder of Young Entertainment Activists (YEA!), EP of the Hollywood Climate Summit, and the creator of USC School of Cinematic Arts' first-ever social impact screenwriting lecture "Call to Action: Writing Stories of Relevance and Social Impact." She is a recipient of the Roddenberry Impact Award and also a founder of USC School of Cinematic Arts' Feminist Media Festival. Outside of social impact, Allison writes for television and film. She has worked at companies like CAA, Annapurna Pictures, as well as on shows such as Sony TV's PREACHER and Hulu's MONSTERLAND. She is represented by Alison Mann at Fourth Wall Management.

Climate Impact Producer

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LAUREL TAMAYO was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, and now resides in Los Angeles. She graduated from Chapman University with a B.S. in Environmental Science & Policy and minor in Documentary Film. She is passionate about environmental issues and educating people about them through the impact campaigns of films. She started as a fellow on the Can You Hear Us? campaign for Hulu’s I Am Greta documentary, co-produced the Pathways to Action workshop in the 2021 Hollywood Climate Summit, and is now working on multiple projects with YEA! Impact.

JINNY RYAN

Social Media Producer

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JINNY RYANN is an actor and artist originally from Holliston, MA, currently residing in Los Angeles. She received her BFA in Screen Acting, (and a minor in Neuroscience) from Chapman University. She was an Artists Striving to End Poverty fellow at their Artist As Citizen Conference at Julliard. In addition to the whole audition-in-LA hustle, she’s been creating her own work as a filmmaker and artist, co-founding Practice Pictures, a production company and artistic collective. She is extremely passionate about the arts, social justice, and pizza.

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Actor, Activist, Facilitator, Marketer & Spanish Translator

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GUNJAN NANDA

Project Manager

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SHAHAD HAMWI

Artist, Filmmaker & Impact Producer

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Issue Areas/Focus: Environmental Justice

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Content Writer/Producer, Event Producer

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Issue Area(s)/Focus: South Asian Stories, AAPI Representation, Wellness, Racial Justice, Mental Health, Gender Rights, Climate

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TV Writer, Climate Storytelling Consultant, & Impact Producer

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Issue Areas/Focus: Environmental Justice, Mental Health

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SAMUEL RUBIN

Entrepreneur, Impact Producer, Climate Activist, Co-founder of YEA! Impact

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Issue Areas/Focus: Environmental Justice, Mental Health

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Visual Designer & Brand Strategist

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Founder/Executive Director @ OneUpAction, Climate Strategist, Speaker

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Issue Area/focus: Youth, Agriculture specifically the Farm Bill, Biodiversity, Trees, Oceans, and finance within movements

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Diversity Consultant

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Issue Area/Focus: Asian American media and history

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Creative Director, Photographer, Digital Strategist

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Issue Area/Focus: Climate Literacy, Disability Rights

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Climate Impact Partnership Strategist

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Issue Areas/Focus: Environmental Justice, Mental Health

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BRANDI WILLIAMS-MUMFORD

Writer, Editor, Researcher

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Issue Area/Focus: Racial Justice, Transformative Justice, Criminal Justice Reform

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Graphic & Web Designer

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Multi-media artist focused on social and mental health awareness

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Writer, Story Analyst, Program

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Issue Area/Focus: Screenwriting, Story Analysis, Climate Storytelling,  Programming

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OLIVIA CARROLL

Urban Sustainability Practitioner, Food Redistribution Consultant

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Issue Area/ Focus: Homelessness, Housing, Sustainability, Food Redistribution