Founded by Eve Ensler, the celebrated author of a truly great piece of performance art known as The Vagina Monologues, the focus of V-Day is the empowerment of women around the world, with a particular emphasis on ending violence aimed at women.
Four Core Beliefs of V-Day
- Art has the power to transform thinking and inspire people to act
- Lasting social and an cultural change is spread by ordinary people doing extraordinary things.
- Local women best know what their communities need and can become unstoppable leaders
- One must look at the intersection of race, class, and gender to understand violence against women
The Something Big movie is 'a rarity': a well-crafted ensemble drama that entertains highly, while also almost accidentally enlightening the audience..... With a deft combination of political messages, and outrageous yet embraceable characters, it has a twisty plot that would make the religious right weak in the knees. Something Big is a fascinating mash-up of 'pick-your-wing' politics', professional wrestling, Hollywood insiders, reality television disgraces, the sex worker trade, and modern romance.... From a marketing perspective, there is so much to recommend about this script.... The characterizations will likely attract a high caliber cast.... The fascinating world the author has created should speak to audiences on many levels. A t first glance, Something Big is pure entertainment, but on closer inspection, the themes of greed, self-aggrandizement and the co-opting of global causes to benefit enterprises that might not have started off so high-mindedly, all contribute to the richer tapestry of this script.
We know we have a good project. Our intention is to assign a substantial share of any income that comes from Something Big, the movie, to the causes featured in the story. That brings us right to V-Day. We want them to be a friend to the project. We want them to be one of the primary non-profit stakeholders in Something Big. With V-Day standing with us, we will be well positioned to protect the intellectual integrity of the project and to maximize the revenue we are able to direct to them and to other groups and individuals that share our passion for elevating the status of women worldwide, for defending our Constitutionally mandated citizen rights, and for protecting the biosphere we all depend on.