Erica has spent nearly 20 years at the intersection of media and philanthropy, with an emphasis on science programming. Through her consulting business, Meehan Media Consulting (launched 2010), she has collaborated with some of the world’s leading producers and learning institutions, including PBS, National Geographic, Disney, the Smithsonian Institution and more, to create powerful media and community programs that engage and inspire. She partners regularly with noted researchers to build on pedagogical research and conduct evaluations that demonstrate impact, and has a rich history with the National Science Foundation, including serving as a film project co-PI and panel reviewer for NSF funding. Erica previously served as Associate Vice President of Strategic Alliances at the Jane Goodall Institute and Manager of Film Production at National Geographic. She holds a degree in Radio/TV/Film from Northwestern University and Associate Producer credits on a series of National Geographic IMAX©-format feature films.
Sundance report: New funder-filmmaker collaborations & a mission to find climate solutions
The Media Impact Funders team has just returned from the 2019 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, where we convened a highly engaged group of media funders to discuss innovative new collaborations among funders and filmmakers, and social impact campaigns designed to move the needle at the community level.