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Amanda Chen

United States
Climate Change, Disability Rights, Education, Racial Injustice, Mass Incarceration & Criminal Justice Reform, Refugee Crisis and Immigration, Voting Rights
Impact Producing, Impact Strategist/Advisor, Campaign Implementation
Cultural/racial identity:
AAPI / asian / mixed / hapa / chinese
Self identification:


Chen leads Participant's Impact and Engagement team, overseeing impact strategy across Participant’s documentary and narrative film and TV slate. Over the past five years, Chen has produced impact campaigns for films like The First Wave, Dark Waters, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, The Price of Free, Ai Wei Wei's Human Flow, and An Inconvenient Sequel. Before focusing exclusively on Participant's content slate, Chen built and oversaw Take Part World, a transmedia global health and development content series on Participant’s digital and TV platforms, funded by the Gates Foundation. Prior to Participant, Chen was Associate Director of Commitments at the Clinton Global Initiative, where she oversaw global health-related programming Chen is a Southern CA Leadership Network Fellow and was named one of Variety’s New Hollywood Leaders in Social Impact in 2018. She has a B.A. in International Development and an M.A. in Global Political Economy.