Kathy Barbini, Founder of BIG VOICE PICTURES produces and self-distributes documentaries and giving voice to emerging and cutting edge social issues, with the intention of motivating discussion, effecting change through outreach and audience engagement strategies. Big Voice Pictures also offers affordable and strategic theatrical distribution for independent features. Her independent films have been funded by leading foundations and broadcast on PBS stations nationwide, screened in international film festivals and at leading conferences, universities and in communities worldwide with panel discussions. Lifetime Television and The Times Square Project awarded Ms. Barbini, with recognition for helping end violence against women. Her films illustrate her commitment to bringing hope to challenging issues. Formally an award-winning television producer, she was a producer for the Discovery Channel's multi-award winning educational documentary series Assignment Discovery, and an ACE-Award nominated special for MTV Networks about celebrities who donate their time to social causes Additionally, she was an associate producer on a prime-time Presidential election-eve special broadcast on ABC, NBC and CBS. She was also Project Director for HBO's nationals screening tour of the Emmy Award-winning documentary Dear America: Letters Home From Vietnam, organizing a national screening tour and gala events to benefit the Vietnam Veterans of America.