Peter Bisanz

Founder, Beyond Our Differences Foundation & Director of Entropy Films

Peter Bisanz is the Director and Founder of Entropy Films, a socially relevant media company that produces documentaries on global issues, and the Founder of the Beyond Our Differences Foundation, which creates positive social change through socially relevant media, education, and outreach programs. The foundations mission is to create enlightened global citizens and provide 21st century leadership skills in service of a better world.

Peter recently completed Beyond Our Differences (http://www.beyondourdifferences.org), a feature-length documentary film that focuses on the positive role of faith and spirituality in modern times by exploring the fundamental unity of the world’s religions. The main concept for the film was developed while working with the Department of Information and International Relations (the DIIR) for the Central Tibetan Administration to produce filmed
segments of His Holiness the Dalai Lamaʼs teachings.

Peter is also the Chair of a global Task Force on Values, a joint effort of Young Global Leaders and Global Agenda Councils to foster a dialogue around global values for the 21st century. In this role, he is currently working on developing a Universal Curriculum on Values that will encompass a full spectrum of socially relevant media, from Television to the Internet. The curriculum will identify and examine the universal values needed to drive the global economy and society in a sustainable and constructive manner, while recognizing the increased interdependence and cultural diversity of todayʼs world.

Peterʼs upcoming film, which examines the relationship between the Western and predominantly Muslim worlds, will be produced in conjunction with the World Economic Forum, as the first of series of films to address globally relevant issues over the next five years. This feature length documentary will provide a platform for leading voices to explore this complex relationship and promote a new spirit of understanding and constructive dialogue. He has earned his BFA in Film and Television from New York University’s Tisch School of Arts. He served as the Vice President of Development at the Ladd Production Company in LA, working with Paramount Pictures to develop over forty projects, among them An Unfinished Life and Gone Baby Gone.

He has received his MBA from Oxfordʼs Said Business School in 2005, with a focus on Social Entrepreneurship, and he completed his Mid-Career Masterʼs in Public Administration at Harvard Universityʼs Kennedy School of Government in 2009, where he was a Reynolds Fellow of Social Entrepreneurship at the Center for Public Leadership and completed an independent study with David Gergen.

He is one of the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders, a select group of leaders under 40 who collaborate to formulate a positive vision for the world and put forward innovative strategies to translate that vision into action. Peter was also was also recently named a member to the World Economic Forumʼs Network of Global Agenda Councils – for 2008, 2009, 2010 – (the groupʼs members include global experts such as Karen Armstrong, Tony Blair, and Jim Wallis). This appointment supplements his past work on the Council of 100 Leaders, a group charged with bridging the divide between the Muslim world and the West.