Katie Elmore Mota

Katie-Elmore-MotaKatie is CEO of PRAJNA Productions: Stories with Social Relevance, a Los Angeles-based production company that is focused on creating cutting edge television/transmedia programming that is socially relevant for the Americas and beyond. PRAJNA specializes in the development and production of top-rated dramatic series that address a wide array of social and health issues. PRAJNA creates high impact global partnerships with leading media companies, donor agencies, brands, and NGOS to create engaging programs that will stand out in competitive media markets and affect social change.

Prior to founding PRAJNA, Katie served as Vice President of Communications and Programs for Population Media Center, an international NGO
specializing in entertainment-education, for more than 6 years. At Population Media Center, Katie oversaw the design, development, and management of numerous programs using media for social change around the world. Katie has worked in the US, Mexico, Jamaica, Ethiopia, Egypt, Turkey, Papua New Guinea, Thailand, Vietnam, and more. Katie was also Executive Producer for a cutting edge new series that takes place in East Los Angeles called, ‘East Los High’ that will go to air in 2013. She also produced a 70-episode novela with MTV for all of Latin America called ‘Ultimo Año,’ which will premier in the US in February 2013.

Katie received her Master’s degree in Media Studies from the New School for Social Research in New York, NY and a B.A. in History and Sociology from the University of Vermont (UVM).

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