About

One Community is a film, television and digital content co-financing company that harnesses the power of storytelling to inspire and encourage positive change in the world.

Founded and led by entertainment industry veteran and activist Scott Budnick (THE HANGOVER franchise; Founder, Anti-Recidivism Coalition), One Community invests in projects with the power to change hearts and minds on critical issues of equity and equality, and designs robust social impact campaigns to amplify and align the work of philanthropy and policy experts and convert audience empathy into action. The company’s first project was Warner Bros.’ JUST MERCY, starring Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx and Brie Larson based on the true story of attorney and civil rights activist Bryan Stevenson’s fight to free a wrongfully convicted man on death row.  Upcoming projects include RESPECT, starring Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin, from MGM in association with BRON Creative, releasing in August 2021; KING LEOPOLD’S GHOST, to be directed by Ben Affleck and produced by Affleck’s Pearl Street Films, Martin Scorsese and Emma Tillinger Koskoff through Sikelia Productions, and Harry and Gina Belafonte; and IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOUNTAIN, the feature adaptation of pioneering mountaineer and social entrepreneur Silvia Vasquez-Lavado’s upcoming memoir, with Selena Gomez to star and produce through July Moon Productions, Elgin James to write and direct, and One Community to produce with Oscar® winner Donna Gigliotti for Tempesta Films.