20/20 Productions

20/20 Productions is a full service distribution and production company, specializing in non-geoblocked, globally available programming. Based in DC, it provides video content to multicultural millennials with an edgy, educational bent that sparks cultural understanding and bolsters U.S. soft power. With over 25 hours of content watched in more than 145 countries, 20/20 has been recognized by The Huffington Post, the Human Rights Campaign and The Advocate, among others, for shaping our future digital landscape in a positive way. 20/20 is also the force behind the annual DC Web and Digital Media Festival. This year, DC Web Fest will include all forms of digital media, from gaming to robotics to web series and more. A summit engaging 250+ world experts and innovators is also scheduled to occur. 20/20’s mission is to remain a thought leader at the vanguard of the industry, shaping the future of online communication and storytelling.

  • Industry: Other
  • Year Started: 2008
  • Organization Type: For-Profit
  • # of Employees: 2 ( as of Dec 31, 2013)

Otessa Ghadar

Founder & President

Otessa Ghadar founded DC-based digital media company 20/20 Productions. As the destination for non-geoblocked, globally available programming, 20/20 focuses on online communication and storytelling. It is also currently planning the 2nd Annual DC Web and Digital Media Festival. This year’s festival will include a summit with world thought leaders in all forms of digital storytelling and technology. As one of the web series medium's earliest adopters, Ghadar is a true forerunner of digital media. Her own web series, "Orange Juice in Bishop's Garden" (OJBG), is the longest continually running show online and is watched in over 145 countries. OJBG is also a three-time Telly Awards Winner, a four-time LA Web Fest Winner, a two-time Webby Awards Official Honoree, among others. Ghadar also recently wrote the industry’s first textbook, The Wild West of Film. This DIY-guide teaches both novices and experts how to create, market and manage in the digital age.

  • Age: 35
  • Ethnicity: Other

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