Voices of Hope Productions, llc. is a woman-owned creative services and multimedia production company dedicated to creative and community-based social issues and documentary film-making as a means to educate, engage, empower and entertain while fostering leadership, citizenship and inspiration in adults and youth to make a difference in our society.
Lori H. Ersolmaz, founder of Voices of Hope Productions is an entrepreneur, visual storyteller, multimedia content producer and grassroots media outreach professional. Lori has diverse experience working with Fortune 500 corporations, nonprofit organizations and policy think-tanks on marketing, communication design and new media initiatives. She is also an Adjunct Professor at Rider University in the Communications and Journalism Department, as well as a member of their Film and Media Studies Program. Lori advocates for a diverse media culture, rich with collective voices, illuminating stories not often heard in the mainstream media. She has served on a nonprofit board and is a founding member of the New Jersey Integrated Justice Alliance, a solution-oriented group of organizations that generates and supports effective public policies before, during, and after incarceration. Lori is an active social justice, education, health, environment and media reform advocate with a Master of Arts degree in Media Studies and Film from The New School, a university with a history of progressive thought and service to others. Lori uses her diverse skills, experiences and energy to develop documentary essays and grassroots media as a tool for dialogue, civic engagement and ultimately—social change.