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How ‘Just Mercy’ producer Scott Budnick is leveraging box-office appeal for social impact

“We do not want to make the take your medicine, eat your vegetables films,” Budnick told ImpactAlpha. “We want to make commercial films that draw people in, get wide audiences, win awards and can move a lot of people.” 

Agent of Impact: Leila Janah, Samasource, 1982-2020

With global companies offshoring digital processes to trim costs and boost shareholder profits, Janah more than a decade ago seized the opportunity to grab some of that business to raise incomes for low-income workers.