Award-winning Producer and Director Anita Casalina has always been drawn to telling stories about peace and prosperity. She has made educational films for Physicians for Social Responsibility, Friends of the Earth, Foster Parents Education, and other non-profit organizations. Despite a comfortable childhood, her early life in Oakland, CA gave her perspective and compassion toward the difficulties those in poverty faced daily. As she gained a better understanding of the scope of global poverty, the problem felt insurmountable. In 2011, Anita met a man who had worked for USAID in Africa. Amazed by his success “in the field,” giving people the tools to become self-sustaining, Anita was inspired to co-found the Billions Rising, Self-Reliance Foundation. The mission to highlight global programs, organizations and projects that promote sustainable solutions to end poverty led her to create the BlogTalk Radio show “Billions Rising.” The interviews from that show were the foundation of her best-selling book, Billions Rising, Empowering Self-Reliance. The success of her book further inspired her to spread a message of positivity.
She and her business partners, Melissa Lamming and Demetrius Jones saw television as the best way to engage the widest audience, leading to the creation World Changers Entertainment, Inc. As creator and director of the Weekly Report and Daily Digest, Anita strives to share the best of humanity to viewers around the world. Featured in shows such as Meri Kahaani in Pakistan, Anita hopes that World Changers’ global reach will help lift and inspire people to take action and make the world a better place.