Who: Debbie Margolis Horwitz, Hollywood. This year I am celebrating the 20th anniversary of my 21st birthday
Job: Founder, president and executive producer of Fort Lauderdale-based Kreative Kontent
About the company: Kreative Kontent specializes in content creation and delivery of corporate messages such as commercials, video communications, product placement and branded content over a variety of platforms including broadcast, Web and direct mail, electronic mail communications and apparel.
Start date: 2010
Recent awards: Golden Mouse Award from the Florida chapter of Women in Ecommerce.
Why: The Golden Mouse Awards celebrate women who do business on the Web. I was recognized in the category of Content Creation and Marketing. An awards presentation and fundraiser will be held in October in Fort Lauderdale.
How will this recognition boost your career? The visibility and recognition for myself and Kreative
Kontent can create new opportunities for new projects.
Other honors: My company was awarded Top 50 Woman-Owned Businesses in Florida by Diversitybusiness.com. The company and its directors have been awarded Cannes Lions, ADDYs, TELLYs, El Ojo de Iberoamerica and top prizes at the New York International Film Festival, LA Backlot Film Festival and
Orlando Film Festival. In addition, the work of Spaz Williams a director. was nominated for an Academy Award for the movie The Mask, starring Jim Carrey, for visual effects and Oscar Azula, also a Director, was nominated for a Latin Grammy for a Carlos Vives music video.
Giving back to the community: I am a board member of the American Advertising Federation's Miami chapter. I have also volunteered my time to the EWI Circle of Women, serving as an adviser to women in rural Haiti to help promote economic growth.
Education: Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alabama. Roll Tide, roll!
Top new goal for this year: To partner with a broadcaster on our animated television series Annie Sunbeam and Friends directed by Oscar Azula and written by Martha Yedra, and to finalize our funding and begin shooting With Us, a feature film directed by Fro Rojas and written by Brian Herskowitz.
Industry wisdom: I have learned to never burn a bridge.
On the side: When I am not working, I spend time with my son and husband. We love to travel and enjoy new experiences.
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