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Jared Milrad

Jared Milrad is an award-winning entrepreneur, filmmaker, and lifelong advocate for social change. Jared is the founder and president of A Show For A Change, a social impact entertainment company that created Movikarma, the first-ever social impact streaming platform that connects inspiring movies with a call to action.

 

As President of A Show For A Change, Jared has launched a global platform and film festival, written/directed and acted in numerous original films and series, and built relationships across entertainment. Prior to launching A Show For A Change, Jared Milrad spent years serving others. With two decades of diverse leadership experience building and managing high-performing teams, Jared has achievements in politics, public relations, social entrepreneurship, advocacy, entertainment and content.

 

Jared worked for President Barack Obama and served in The White House. To help families afford legal services, Jared founded a nationally recognized nonprofit organization supported by Warren Buffett's family foundation, Peter Buffett, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor (Ret.), and Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow. He appeared in Hillary Clinton's historic presidential campaign commercials ("Getting Started," "Equal"), which received over 10 million views worldwide, and he has been profiled by dozens of media outlets around the world, including The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, BBC News, The Guardian, The Times of London, TIME, MSNBC, CBS, NBC, and ABC News.

 

A finalist for The Sundance Institute’s prestigious 2020 Episodic Lab, Jared is an accomplished writer/director, actor and producer who has created numerous films, TV pilots, web series, documentaries, political ads, and PSAs. Jared has cultivated a diverse roster of relationships across Hollywood, including with two-time Oscar-nominated director Bryan Buckley, Oscar-winning screenwriter Tarell McCraney, The Academy, The Sundance Institute, The Skoll Center at UCLA, leading studio executives and many others.

 

Jared holds a law degree from Northeastern University School of Law, a graduate degree from Tufts University, and an undergraduate degree with highest honors from North Carolina State University. He received performance training at the prestigious The Second City Chicago and the Howard Fine Acting Studio in Hollywood. Jared is a proud member of the Screen Actors Guild and AFTRA (SAG-AFTRA) and Summit Series, a curated community of creative entrepreneurs and innovators. An advocate for social change since the age of 14 who has helped lead service projects on four continents, Jared lives in Long Beach, CA, where he was a first-time candidate for City Council endorsed by actor Kal Penn. Jared and his husband, Nate, are proud parents of their rescue dogs, Oliver and Dolly

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  • What is your favorite quote? “The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still small voice within me." - Gandhi
  • Are there any moments that stand out as having a significant impact on your career? Working for President Obama's campaigns, particularly in 2008, was a transformative experience that taught me how seemingly ordinary people can do extraordinary things.
  • Outside of your profession do you have any hobbies/interests? I love working out, screenwriting and have written several books. Beyond that, I love traveling to unfamiliar places and spending time with my husband and dogs.
  • Who do you look up to as a mentor and why? My 8th grade English teacher, Kevin Holloway, changed my life by inspiring me to write creatively and believe in myself. Beyond that, my parents were incredibly supportive and encouraging.
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