Scott Budnick

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  • Acclaimed Film Producer of 'The Hangover,' Trilogy, 'Old School,' & 'Due Date'
  • Founder of the Anti-Recidivism Coalition
  • CEO of 1Community

Film producer, Founder of the Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC), and CEO of 1Community Scott Budnick is a pioneer of impact-first entertainment. Perhaps best known for producing the highest-grossing R-rated comedy trilogy in film history, The Hangover, as well as Old School and Due Date, Budnick became internationally renowned as the Executive Vice president of Todd Phillips’ Green Hat Films. Leveraging his platform for good, Scott has been a fierce advocate for social justice and a fairer judicial system by stepping continuously and gracefully between the entertainment industry and his community work. In 2003, he began volunteering with InsideOUT Writers (IOW), which brings creative writing into juvenile halls. In 2014, he founded ARC, whose mission is to reduce incarceration, improve the outcomes of formerly incarcerated individuals, and build healthier communities. Inspiring positive global change through a media co-financing model, 1Community created Just Mercy with Michael Jordan. Budnick’s work shows the ability of creatives and investors alike to make a positive impact on the world.

Budnick’s advocacy work has made a profound impact on social wellness. For his work with youth in the criminal justice system, Gov. Jerry Brown named Scott the 2012 California Governor’s Volunteer of the Year. He sits on the Board of State and Community Corrections and serves as a Board Member for President Barack Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Alliance. Budnick has been invited to speak at the United Justice Coalition, the Impact Guild Global Forum on Democracy, and the nationwide Corrections Leaders Associations Conference, among many more.

 



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  • Salesforce
  • NBA Social Justice Coalition
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Proper Daley Summit
  • Sierra Health Foundation
  • Impact Guild Global Forum on Democracy
  • National Basketball Player Association Foundation
  • Corrections Leaders Association
  • United Justice Coalition and Team Roc
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How Can We Create a Fairer Judicial System?

Veteran producer and activist SCOTT BUDNICK is well-known as a fierce advocate for both currently and formerly incarcerated individuals. In this engaging and ever-relevant conversation, Budnick lays out the steps to creating a fairer judicial system for all. ...

Veteran producer and activist SCOTT BUDNICK is well-known as a fierce advocate for both currently and formerly incarcerated individuals. In this engaging and ever-relevant conversation, Budnick lays out the steps to creating a fairer judicial system for all.

Making a Guerrilla Impact: Bridging the Gap Between Storytelling & Action

Globally renowned film producer SCOTT BUDNICK is also the CEO of 1Community, a nonprofit combining diverse and unconventional tactics through culture and media to achieve social change across criminal justice, immigration, economic inequality, and gender equity. Inspiring positive global change thro ...

Globally renowned film producer SCOTT BUDNICK is also the CEO of 1Community, a nonprofit combining diverse and unconventional tactics through culture and media to achieve social change across criminal justice, immigration, economic inequality, and gender equity. Inspiring positive global change through a media co-financing model, 1Community created Just Mercy with Michael Jordan. In this fascinating conversation, Budnick shares his experience linking moviemaking to action through impact investing, filmmaking, and community building.

Awareness & Fundraising: Anti-Recidivism & Fair Justice

Veteran producer and activist SCOTT BUDNICK is the founder of the Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC), which works to end mass incarceration. fundraisers, galas, and events, Budnick provides his perspective on anti-recidivism and fair justice, inviting audiences to engage in uplifting communities with a ...

Veteran producer and activist SCOTT BUDNICK is the founder of the Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC), which works to end mass incarceration. fundraisers, galas, and events, Budnick provides his perspective on anti-recidivism and fair justice, inviting audiences to engage in uplifting communities with a peek into his healing, motivational work.

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Scott Budnick heals communities with the Anti-Recidivism Coalition

Globally renowned film producer SCOTT BUDNICK left moviemaking to advocate for prison reform by founding and leading the Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC), an organization of very high-achieving formerly incarcerated young adults who work to support one another while stopping the flow of people into the criminal justice system. ARC’s programs include housing, rides home from institutions, workforce education, and more. Through grassroots policy advocacy, Budnick is dedicated to transforming the criminal justice system to ensure communities remain safe, healthy, and whole by empowering formerly and currently incarcerated people.

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Scott Budnick is a film producer, Founder of the Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) and CEO of 1Community.

As the Executive Vice President of Todd Phillips’ Green Hat Films, Budnick produced Old School, Due Date, and the highest-grossing R-rated comedy trilogy in film history, The Hangover, which grossed over $1.4 billion.

Since 2004, Scott has been a fierce advocate for social justice and a fairer judicial system. In 2003, he began volunteering with InsideOUT Writers (IOW), which brings creative writing into juvenile halls. In 2014, he founded ARC, whose mission is to reduce incarceration, improve the outcomes of formerly incarcerated individuals, and build healthier communities. ARC provides formerly incarcerated men and women with direct services such as housing, counseling, job training and opportunities, mentoring, and education. The organization also empowers and mobilizes its members to play a role in justice reform efforts through policy advocacy.

For his work with youth in the criminal justice system, Gov. Jerry Brown named Scott the 2012 California Governor’s Volunteer of the Year. He sits on the Board of State and Community Corrections and serves as a Board Member for President Barack Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Alliance.