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Caty Borum Chattoo

Executive Director of the Center for Media & Social Impact, Professor for the School of Communication at American University

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Caty Borum Chattoo Biography

Caty Borum Chattoo is Executive Director of the Center for Media & Social Impact, an innovation lab and research center, and professor at the American University School of Communication in Washington, D.C. She is an award-winning TV and film producer, executive, and scholar working at the intersection of documentary, comedy, democracy, and social justice. Her book about the role of mediated comedy in social change, A Comedian and An Activist Walk Into a Bar: The Serious Role of Comedy in Social Justice, with co-author Lauren Feldman, was published by University of California Press (2020). Her documentary book, Story Movements: How Documentaries Empower People and Inspire Social Change, published by Oxford University Press (2020), was distributed as an audio book by Audible and recognized with the 2021 Broadcast Education Association Book Award.

In 2019, she co-created and launched, in partnership with cultural strategy group Moore + Associates and Comedy Central, the Yes, And Laughter Lab, a creative incubator of comedy for social justice, establishing robust partnerships across the entertainment industry, including Netflix, NBC Universal, CBS Viacom, Comedy Central, and many others. Also in 2019, she launched the Comedy ThinkTanks program, which brings together professional comedians and social justice organizations to co-create comedy for public engagement in social challenges, in collaborations with leading social justice organizations including Color of Change, Hip Hop Caucus, Caring Across Generations, National Domestic Workers Alliance, and more.

Her forthcoming book, under contract with NYU Press, takes readers into the stories and research behind the scenes of incubating and producing comedy for social justice, in collaboration with the entertainment industry and civil society organizations. The book, titled The Revolution Will Be Hilarious: Comedy for Social Change and Civic Power, is expected in late 2022.

As a producer, her films and TV programs have aired internationally and nationally on the Sundance Channel, Pivot, NDTV (India), Link TV, KCET, DirectTV and theatrically. She has produced two documentary feature films (Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price (2005) and The After Party (2011)), a TV documentary and transmedia series (Stand Up Planet, starring Hasan Minhaj from The Daily Show (2014), a multi-part documentary TV series focused on global poverty (ViewChange (2010-2011), a seven-part environmental justice documentary TV series (Sierra Club Chronicles (2007), and PSA campaigns designed for social change on issues ranging from global poverty to climate change to HIV.

Previously, Borum Chattoo was senior vice president in the social marketing (social/behavior change) practice group at FleishmanHillard International Communications in Washington, D.C., where she directed and served on the senior leadership team that won the communication industry’s highest honor, the Silver Anvil for Public Service. In Los Angeles, she was a longtime collaborator with legendary TV producer and philanthropist/activist Norman Lear as a philanthropy director and producer. She also served as the program officer in the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Entertainment Media & Public Health program, where she managed HIV-awareness partnership program production, TV specials and PSA campaigns with MTV and BET; project director at the Center for Media Education; and fellow in civic journalism at The Philadelphia Inquirer.

In the U.S. and around the world, she is a featured speaker and thought-leader on the topics of documentary storytelling, comedy, communication, and social justice. at leading academic conferences (International Communication Association, National Communication Association, University Film & Video Association), professional social-change conferences (Skoll World Forum, TEDx, Frank Conference for Social Change), international film festivals and convenings (SXSW, Tribeca Film Festival, AFI DOCS, DOC NYC, European Documentary Network, Doc Impact Academy Netherlands, International Documentary Association’s Getting Real) and other professional gatherings. Her peer-reviewed research on the intersection of storytelling, creativity and social change is featured in leading journals in communication and the humanities, including Journal of Communication; Journalism; Media, Culture & Society; Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media; Mass Communication and Society; HUMOR: International Journal of Humor Research, and more. She serves on the Board of Directors of three leading media-serving organizations: The Peabody Awards, Kartemquin Films, and Working Films.

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  • What topics does Caty Borum Chattoo speak about?

    Caty Borum Chattoo is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Activism, Authors, Business, Change, Comedians, Communication, Culture, Entertainers, Entertainment, Innovation, Personal Growth, Social Justice.
  • Where does Caty Borum Chattoo travel from?

    Caty Borum Chattoo generally travels from Washington, DC, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Caty Borum Chattoo’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Caty Borum Chattoo for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Caty Borum Chattoo for your next private or corporate function.
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    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Executive Director of the Center for Media & Social Impact, Professor for the School of Communication at American University

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Caty Borum Chattoo Biography

Caty Borum Chattoo is Executive Director of the Center for Media & Social Impact, an innovation lab and research center, and professor at the American University School of Communication in Washington, D.C. She is an award-winning TV and film producer, executive, and scholar working at the intersection of documentary, comedy, democracy, and social justice. Her book about the role of mediated comedy in social change, A Comedian and An Activist Walk Into a Bar: The Serious Role of Comedy in Social Justice, with co-author Lauren Feldman, was published by University of California Press (2020). Her documentary book, Story Movements: How Documentaries Empower People and Inspire Social Change, published by Oxford University Press (2020), was distributed as an audio book by Audible and recognized with the 2021 Broadcast Education Association Book Award.

In 2019, she co-created and launched, in partnership with cultural strategy group Moore + Associates and Comedy Central, the Yes, And Laughter Lab, a creative incubator of comedy for social justice, establishing robust partnerships across the entertainment industry, including Netflix, NBC Universal, CBS Viacom, Comedy Central, and many others. Also in 2019, she launched the Comedy ThinkTanks program, which brings together professional comedians and social justice organizations to co-create comedy for public engagement in social challenges, in collaborations with leading social justice organizations including Color of Change, Hip Hop Caucus, Caring Across Generations, National Domestic Workers Alliance, and more.

Her forthcoming book, under contract with NYU Press, takes readers into the stories and research behind the scenes of incubating and producing comedy for social justice, in collaboration with the entertainment industry and civil society organizations. The book, titled The Revolution Will Be Hilarious: Comedy for Social Change and Civic Power, is expected in late 2022.

As a producer, her films and TV programs have aired internationally and nationally on the Sundance Channel, Pivot, NDTV (India), Link TV, KCET, DirectTV and theatrically. She has produced two documentary feature films (Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price (2005) and The After Party (2011)), a TV documentary and transmedia series (Stand Up Planet, starring Hasan Minhaj from The Daily Show (2014), a multi-part documentary TV series focused on global poverty (ViewChange (2010-2011), a seven-part environmental justice documentary TV series (Sierra Club Chronicles (2007), and PSA campaigns designed for social change on issues ranging from global poverty to climate change to HIV.

Previously, Borum Chattoo was senior vice president in the social marketing (social/behavior change) practice group at FleishmanHillard International Communications in Washington, D.C., where she directed and served on the senior leadership team that won the communication industry’s highest honor, the Silver Anvil for Public Service. In Los Angeles, she was a longtime collaborator with legendary TV producer and philanthropist/activist Norman Lear as a philanthropy director and producer. She also served as the program officer in the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Entertainment Media & Public Health program, where she managed HIV-awareness partnership program production, TV specials and PSA campaigns with MTV and BET; project director at the Center for Media Education; and fellow in civic journalism at The Philadelphia Inquirer.

In the U.S. and around the world, she is a featured speaker and thought-leader on the topics of documentary storytelling, comedy, communication, and social justice. at leading academic conferences (International Communication Association, National Communication Association, University Film & Video Association), professional social-change conferences (Skoll World Forum, TEDx, Frank Conference for Social Change), international film festivals and convenings (SXSW, Tribeca Film Festival, AFI DOCS, DOC NYC, European Documentary Network, Doc Impact Academy Netherlands, International Documentary Association’s Getting Real) and other professional gatherings. Her peer-reviewed research on the intersection of storytelling, creativity and social change is featured in leading journals in communication and the humanities, including Journal of Communication; Journalism; Media, Culture & Society; Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media; Mass Communication and Society; HUMOR: International Journal of Humor Research, and more. She serves on the Board of Directors of three leading media-serving organizations: The Peabody Awards, Kartemquin Films, and Working Films.

Caty Borum Chattoo Videos

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  • COOLEST SHOW: Comedy as Critique w/ Caty Borum Chattoo ...

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  • How do I book Caty Borum Chattoo to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Caty Borum Chattoo for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Caty Borum Chattoo, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Caty Borum Chattoo or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Caty Borum Chattoo

    Speaking fees for Caty Borum Chattoo, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Caty Borum Chattoo are under $10,000 for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Caty Borum Chattoo, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Caty Borum Chattoo speak about?

    Caty Borum Chattoo is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Activism, Authors, Business, Change, Comedians, Communication, Culture, Entertainers, Entertainment, Innovation, Personal Growth, Social Justice.
  • Where does Caty Borum Chattoo travel from?

    Caty Borum Chattoo generally travels from Washington, DC, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Caty Borum Chattoo’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Caty Borum Chattoo for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Caty Borum Chattoo for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Caty Borum Chattoo or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Caty Borum Chattoo is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Caty Borum Chattoo for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Caty Borum Chattoo generally travels from Washington, DC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Allison Mahoney, Derek Rhodes, Spike Lee, Alex S. Vitale and Maryanne Wolf. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Caty Borum Chattoo for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Caty Borum Chattoo Speaker Videos

  • Caty Borum Chattoo w/Simon Kilmurry discussing STORY ...
    Caty Borum Chattoo with Marcia Smith: How Documentaries ...
  • COOLEST SHOW: Comedy as Critique w/ Caty Borum Chattoo ...
    Not Just For Laughs: How Comedy Sparks Change | SkollWF 2019 ...

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