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Julie Benasra

About Julie Benasra

Julie Benasra is an Award-winning documentary film director, producer, author and journalist, specialized in pop culture and social related subjects. Julie currently serves as co-founder & content director for Positive Solutions, an international cause-driven content agency & film production company dedicated to promote positive thinkers who aim to make the world a better place. Julie’s content-creation experience (TV/video/web/film/print) enabled her to develop an innovative editorial style and approach, and to apply it to content marketing, branded entertainment, social media management and event production. Thanks to her bilingual and bicultural education (French-American), Julie also applies her storytelling skills to both a US and international audience. Her latest documentary film, FROM DOMINATED TO DOMINANT, about women’s emancipation and empowerment through pop/rock music, was commissioned and distributed by Europe’s leading cultural TV network, ARTE, as part of a 4-film documentary series, for which she wrote all scripts and came up with the original concept. Previously, Julie wrote and directed GOD SAVE MY SHOES, an award-winning feature documentary about the relationship between women and shoes. The film, produced by CAID Productions & Canal+, was released in theatres in the US, Japan, South Korea and Russia. It reached 100 million people in the US and Canada and was broadcasted to an additional 20 million viewers in 18 countries. Julie also served as journalist, story editor, and first assistant director on EUROPE’S MUSIC LEGENDS, a 9-film documentary series for Sony Music. Julie graduated in media & communications from Fordham University, New York. She now lives in France.

Happiness Confessions – A short film series directed by Marcelo Bukin

We're glad to announce the release of our latest series, Happiness Confessions, a cinematic short film series, directed by Marcelo Bukin, produced by Thierry Daher, and featuring some of the world’s top thinkers in the Science of Happiness. These world-class experts share their own life lessons, ideas and hardships, reflecting on how to experience true happiness in life. Filmed during the 2018 World Happiness Summit in Miami (https://happinesssummit.world/), Happiness Confessions features 10 episodes that will release every Wednesday from August 1st until October 10th, 2018 on Positive Solutions online channels and on the World Happiness Summit channels. #positivesolutionsagency #ChooseHappiness #WOHASU #onebillionhappy #solveforhappy @marcelobukin   For any question, please start a conversation@positivesolutions.net Director: Marcelo Bukin Producer: Thierry Daher Production Company: Positive Solutions (www.positivesolutions.net) Cast: Vincente Fox, Former President of Mexico Tal Ben Shahar, [...]

By | 2018-08-02T15:24:51+00:00 August 2nd, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Executive in Residence, a Positive-Business Series with Mo Gawdat

We are proud to release our new video series, titled "Executive in Residence, a Positive-Business Series”, produced in association with top business school INSEAD. In this series, Mo Gawdat, former Chief Business Officer of Google [X], who has started half of Google's offices worldwide, describes what he thinks are the two critical habits of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world, why fear is an illusion that can bring down your business, the underlying reasons that led to Google's unprecedented success, what advice he wishes he had received as a kid, and the incredible power of the "happy list" both in day-to-day life and in business. Episode 1 In this episode, Mo Gawdat describes what he thinks are the two critical habits of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world. Of the [...]

By | 2018-10-30T14:31:26+00:00 July 14th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

In the Face of Artificial Intelligence, Happiness is Not A Luxury. It is a Question of Survival.

Artificial intelligence is predicted to have an unprecedented impact on society and possibly humanity. On one end of the spectrum, there are the optimists, like Mark Zuckerberg, who are confident in the technology bringing positive change to our world, such as replacing humans in dangerous jobs, automated transportation, solving climate change, home improvement/care, healthcare & management, surveillance, farming, to name just a few realms and industries that will be profoundly changed by AI and robotics. And at the other end of the spectrum, renowned personalities, AI insiders, such as Elon Musk CEO of XSpace and Tesla, Bill Gates of Microsoft, the late physicist Stephen Hawkings, or Apple’s Steve Wozniak are warning against AI’s power. Our friend and client Mo Gawdat, former Chief Business Officer at Google [X] finds himself on both ends of the spectrum. According to Mo, who has spent the [...]

By | 2018-07-22T19:34:46+00:00 March 20th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

A Foolproof Formula To Be Happy No Matter What Life Brings Our Way

Often limited to the private sphere, happiness is no longer just an individual matter. No. Happiness has become a science, an industry and a real economic concern. Following the example of Silicon Valley giants like Google or Netflix – which have cultivated well-being at work for many many years – the trend is picking up speed in France and Europe: rising emergence of Chief Happiness Officers, appreciation for the organizational structure of startups, implementation of benefits such as telecommuting or other employee wellbeing advantages… Why, in today’s economic climate, give so much importance to the happiness of individuals in general and employees in particular? Simply because an unhappy employee is expensive (sick leave, absenteeism…). But most importantly because a happy employee – a multitude of scientific studies have proven it [...]

By | 2018-06-03T01:59:50+00:00 March 14th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Training Leaders and Executives for a Happier World

Happiness at work has become quite a trendy topic over the past 10 years. And good for us—not just us at Positive Solutions—, all of us! As global challenges grow by the day, happiness appears to be a safe, worthy value that can undoubtedly help grow and sustain our business worlds. And make a great difference along the way. And that is something our friend and client, Mo Gawdat, Chief Business Officer at Google [X], Google’s semi-secret innovation arm, comprehended and cultivated way before the chief happiness officer and happy workplaces craze even started. Considering the amount of time we spend at work over a lifetime and the unhappy state of our world today, happiness in general and happiness at work are undeniably a fundamental undertaking. So fundamental that it has prompted [...]

By | 2018-06-03T02:00:48+00:00 March 7th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Google[X] Chief Business Officer Mo Gawdat Unveils His Happiness Equation In France With The Release Of His Book “Solve for Happy”

Positive Solutions is proud to announce that Mo Gawdat, Chief Business Officer at Google[x], is set to release his best-selling book “Solve for Happy” in France on March 14, with high-profile publisher Larousse. Already translated in over 28 languages, the book is the result of over 12 years of research and logical problem solving conducted by Mo Gawdat, a brilliant engineer and entrepreneur, so as to understand the mechanics behind happiness and break the cycle of unhappiness and suffering. This science-based approach resulted in a mathematical formula leading to long-lasting happiness: “Happiness is equal to or greater than the events of your life, minus your expectations of how life should be”. To support the French release of “Solve for Happy”, titled “La Formule du Bonheur”, Positive Solutions is co-producing a [...]

By | 2018-06-03T02:00:28+00:00 March 1st, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

The Fight Against Genetic Diseases Takes On A New Face

Positive Solutions started this new year with the launch of a bold campaign to help fight against genetic diseases – and administrative idiocy – in France.  Rare diseases are a major public health problem, not just in France, but across the globe: 30 million people in the US live with a rare disease; that’s 10% of the population or 1 person out 10 Europe holds the same number of people: 30 million France has 3 million Worldwide, it’s an estimated 350 million people affected by a rare disease Call that rare?! Worse still, 60% of those affected by a genetic disease are children, of which 30% will not live to see their 5th birthday. And as if being struck by a genetic disorder wasn’t life-shattering enough, the development of therapies is falling well [...]

By | 2018-06-03T02:01:25+00:00 February 20th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments