EqualityTV – Embracing Alternatives
Set to launch in early 2013, EqualityTV will offer transformative shows, webisodes, films, music, and discussions that everyone can enjoy on a global scale. From lifestyle to music, reality to comedy, fashion to sports, we will have it all—with a twist. EqualityTV will be THE go to internet destination for all the information and entertainment you need to start Embracing Alternatives.
We recently came across a quote about equality that we love from acclaimed film maker Joss Whedon: “Equality is not a concept. It's not something we should be striving for. It's a necessity. Equality is like gravity. We need it to stand on this earth as men and women, and the misogyny that is in every culture is not a true part of the human condition. It is life out of balance, and that imbalance is sucking something out of the soul of every man and woman who's confronted with it. We need equality. Kinda now.”
EqualityTV wants everyone to get their chance to make a difference and change the world with their ideas. Our platform will be a destination for the alternative lifestyle communities and individuals to come together in the name of Equality. Together we can make 'Equality Go Viral!'
WHAT IS EQUALITYTV?
EqualityTV is the brainchild of author/marketing exec/motivational visionary Lisa Mae Brunson—who conceived EQTV in the spring of 2011. Over the last eighteen months, Lisa Mae has poured her heart and soul into developing EqualityTV alongside co-owner Julie Aziz and a family of supporters and other visionaries.
EqualityTV is producing original content in addition to the material we have collected over the last year. We are developing Webisodes, talk shows, films, musical artists, and documentaries, all of which will embrace alternatives and promote a new way of thinking, understanding and relating with one another.
Our content on EqualityTV will appeal to:
*LGBTQA -- Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual, Transgendered, Queer, Questioning, Intersexed (Male with female parts, or female with male parts,) Allied, (Straight people who support gay rights,)etc.
*Specific and Mixed Race Communities, i.e. Black, Hispanic, Asian, Indian, Mixed, etc.
*Deaf and Disabled Community
*Gender specific. i.e., Women’s Rights, Gender Equality, Male Education, etc.
*Seniors and Elder Care
*Animal Rights Activists
*Child and Sex Trafficking Activists (National & Global)
*Eco and Sustainable Communities, i.e., Green Solutions and Climate Change
*Specific Cultures, i.e. South American, Asian, European, etc.
In addition, EqualityTV will help others share their voice by having a special channel dedicated to all of our philanthropic partners who share our vision of Equality. EqualityTV will provide the platform from which they can catapult their vision and dreams.
We also want to give back!
Part of our proceeds will go to providing a well timed publicity campaign and technical support for Equality TV host, Angela Madsen as she rows solo without a support boat 2,550 miles across the Pacific to Hawaii. Angela is a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps and is a Parapeligic resulting from a line of Duty injury. It will be the first time a disabled woman has rowed an ocean solo, but not Angela's first row. In 2007 Angela rowed across the Atlantic Ocean with Franck Festor, an amputee from France who did not speak English. Not speaking French, It was as close to rowing solo as Angela has been. They were declared Ambassadors for peace and flew the flag of the United Nations. They rowed for Human Rights and Ability Awareness. Surprisingly, little is known about this two-time Paralympian and 2012 Bronze medalist who has 6 Guinness World Records for rowing across oceans. So we at Equality TV have pledged to launch a special documentary series leading up to the journey and to bring you all along for the row! Blogging, pod casting and Satellite tracking are all part of the ways we can follow and support Angela's Journey.
EQTV will be a multimedia network that seeks to make ‘Equality Go Viral’ and provide programming for the rest of us.
We are the visionaries, the seekers, the outcasts, the minorities. We are the avant-gardes, the ‘out of the closets’ the people who don’t play by the rules, or throw them out the window altogether. We are the 99%, the women, men, children and animals, the discriminated, the abused. We are the revolutionaries, the enlightened, the eco-conscious, spiritually grounded, the rebels who believe in standing up for our rights. We are the change we wish to see in ourselves, and in the world. More importantly—we are the people who believe in Equality For ALL.
Martin Luther King said it best: “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”
At EqualityTV, we take that further—our dream is that one day we will live in a world where everyone is treated equally regardless of the color of their skin, sexual or religious orientation, gender, age, ability or economic status. Our dream is that we will know true liberty and not just live in pursuit of it. We will live in a world where hearts and minds are open and receptive and we learn and grow from cultural differences, and not live in fear of them. We will marry the ones we love and receive the same pay and the same opportunities as our neighbor.
We have a dream that EqualityTV will thrive and change lives because YOU co-created the vision.
HOW CAN YOU HELP MAKE EQUALITYTV GO VIRAL?
In order for the vision of EqualityTV to be fully manifested and to be able to stand out alongside traditional media, we simply need additional funding that will be distributed between operation costs of the network, web hosting, site development, content production, equipment, and other costs associated with launching an Internet TV network and global vision of this magnitude.
Your contribution will allow us to:
· Continue to build and add on to our video intensive website and multimedia platform which allows us to expand and provide innovative features and interactive tools.
· Keep up with web development, hosting, security and bandwidth costs.
· Hire professional production and post-production teams to help us produce EqualityTV Exclusive content.
· Hire staff to moderate the site, manage and aggregate content and oversee the daily progress of the network.
· Obtain equipment to film news, events and shows.
· Hire network team, on-air talent, producers and hosts.
· And everything else that falls under running a business and an internet TV network…
Regular updates and progress will be posted on this platform and our social media networks so you can track your contribution!
What do you receive when you contribute to help co-create EqualityTV?
$5 Equality Goes Viral!
You get our eternal thank you and you've just help us make Equality Go Viral! For that we'll give you a shout out on Twitter and Facebook! And as a bonus, you get LOVE!!!
$10 EqualityTV Word Cloud
Be part of the EqualityTV Gratitude Word Cloud on our EQTV Network. Your name will be proudly displayed and included in our one-of-a-kind EqualityTV Word Cloud design featured on its very own page. You'll have immortal recognition for less than the price of lunch at your favorite restaurant!
$25 EqualityTV Gratitude Perk
Get an awesome EqualityTV Bumper Sticker and spread Equality while you drive! Also snag our cool logo tattoo and a personal ‘Thank You’ card from the EQTV Family. Gratitude and coolness rolled into one great perk!
$50 EQTV Ambassador Pack
In addition to the EqualityTV sticker perk, you'll get an EQTV bandanna and a shout out on Twitter! #Awesome! Throw the bandanna on your dog and let them promote Equality, or keep it for yourself and get your swagger on.
$100 EQTV Gear Pack
Want to up the EQTV Gear ante? Get an EQTV T-Shirt or tank in addition to the Ambassador and Sticker Perk. Score Exclusive Previews to EQTV shows.
$200 Mashup Moment
Get a shout out on an episode of the Mashup by one of the hosts on the show! Enjoy an Associate Producer credit on The Mashup episode you're featured in! Also, join us for a virtual Pajama Party on Google Hangout with the EQTV Family!
$300 ‘I Am Equality’ Experience
Be part of the ‘I Am Equality’ PSA. We'll film you for our 'I Am Equality' documentary and give you a signed DVD copy. Get a personalised 'Thank You' video from an EQTV Family member. You'll also receive a special invitation to the official EQTV Launch Party. (Travel not included)
$500 EQTV VIP Status
Are you a VIP? At EqualityTV being a VIP means you get to be a guest on The Mashup Show! Snag Associate Producer credit for the show and a shout out on Twitter. We'll throw in the Ambassador Pack cause you're cool like that. Want more? Score a Special VIP invitation to the launch party!
$1,000 EQTV Founder Experience
When VIP Status just isn't enough, we offer the EQTV Founder Experience. Enjoy a special dinner with the founder at the hottest restaurant in Hollywood. Sip on a Martini and share secrets. Also, Get 'In Bed With Dann and Kelly' and score Producer Credit on the show. Your special VIP Invite to the EQTV launch party includes a secret surprise!
$5,000 Executive Producer Credit
Here's your chance to leave your mark on EqualityTV and the world. Be an Executive Producer and create an episode of your favorite show! Expand your creativity and share your voice. In addition, you'll get the Swagger Gear Pack and enjoy the EQTV Founder Experience. A perk that is too good to be true!
Your wish is our command! For the Equality champion we've brought out the big guns. As the EQTV Genie in a bottle you get three wishes! You choose three shows to air on EQTV for a week. You'll receive Executive Producer credit for every show produced during your special week. We'll donate $1000 to a cause of your choice featured on the network. We'll even create a special sponsor banner for the shows you like. Also score the EQTV Founder Experience.
1,000,000 Million Dollar Producer
As Network Producer you choose the shows you want to see for a week. You’ll create your own show to air permanently on the network and receive Executive Producer credit for all shows! Have you always wanted to see A Gay Bachelor? Do you want a show about interracial dating? The sky's the limit! Have dinner anywhere in LA with the EQTV Family and score a special table at the launch party with red carpet entrance and a basket of goodies!
Other Ways You Can Join the EQTV Family:
‘Make Equality Go Viral’ by spreading the word. Share this campaign with your friends, family, partner, and/or animal companion. Indiegogo has some awesome ‘share tools’ at your disposal, so feel free to use them! Blog about us, watch our shows, and engage us on Facebook. If you ‘Like Us’ we have exclusive contests and opportunities on our FB page that no one else will have, so get plugged into our social media community today.
You can become an official member of the EqualityTV Family! We are always excited to grow. If you have production or post production skills you would like to contribute to our production team, please contact us immediately! If you would like to offer a show or content to our network or would like to host a show or have an idea, we are ALWAYS open for collaboration. Contact Lisa Mae Brunson directly and she can get you plugged in. firstname.lastname@example.org
Every contribution helps and Together We WILL make Equality Go Viral!
EqualityTV – “Embracing Alternatives!
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Team on This Campaign:
Lisa Mae EqualityTV
Julie Equality TV
Host on 'In Bed With Dann & Kelly'
Gerry Orz EqualityTV
Actor/Host/Director - Kid's Resource
Paralympian and EqualityTV Star
Host and Producer
In Bed With Dann & Kelly Show