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Actor/Director/Producer GIANCARLO ESPOSITO to present at Global Entrepreneurship Week’s Your Big Year Event

Nov 12, 2013

Press Release from World Merit www.worldmerit.org

Date Monday 4th November 2013

Media Contact: Emma Parker-Goff, Artemis Media Profile Mb: 0044 717415 114

Email: Emma:@artemismediaprofile.co.uk

Actor/Director/Producer GIANCARLO ESPOSITO to present at Global Entrepreneurship Week’s Your Big Year Event

2014 Hollywood Walk of Fame Star recipient Giancarlo Esposito (“Revolution,” “Breaking Bad”) is among the guest speakers confirmed to take part in the final of the Your Big Year global leadership competition.

Your Big Year is the international competition that identifies and rewards enterprising young people engaged in social action across the globe. Your Big Year will be a featured event of 2013 Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) in San Francisco and will run from November 13th – 20th, 2013.

Esposito first became a World Merit Ambassador in June 2013 so he could help young people across the globe find the motivation to drive positive social and economic change.

The Emmy-nominated star says: “I am extremely fortunate to enjoy a career which I feel 100 percent passionate about. I became an Ambassador of Culture for World Merit because I wanted to encourage World Merit members to establish a career path which they too feel truly committed to. I truly believe that if you find a career path which you enjoy and you commit time to working on this every day – you will succeed.”

Esposito has acquired a wide range of experience from his acting, producing & directing career and will be sharing this expertise with the 12 Your Big Year finalists by delivering a workshop on filmmaking and storytelling skills, as well as presenting yourself with clarity and confidence.

Your Big Year is now in its third year and more than 72,000 people from 180 countries have entered the 2013 competition. The winner will be announced at the end of the San Francisco final and for 12 months will be recognized as the World Merit ambassador. They will travel across five continents, working on community programs, speaking at conferences and meeting world leaders with the purpose of promoting youth leadership, entrepreneurship and World Merit.

Your Big Year will form part of the GEW, the annual week-long event which is endorsed by world leaders such as President Barack Obama and Prime Minister David Cameron. Previous events have attracted global entrepreneurs such as Sir Richard Branson and CNN’s Anderson Cooper.

“Your Big Year is much more than a global competition,” said Marti Grimminck, World Merit co-founder. "In the past, Your Big Year has been the catalyst for our World Merit community to turn their ideas into action. It is a place to jumpstart and make a real change in your life and your community.”

ENDS

World Merit

World Merit, the parent company behind Your Big Year, is a global network of aspiring leaders and entrepreneurs. We connect the world’s talent and help them gain access to resources and opportunities. For more information, visit www.worldmerit.org or @MeritMoves

Global Entrepreneurship Week

During one week each November, thousands of events and competitions around the world inspire millions to engage in entrepreneurial activity while connecting them to potential collaborators, mentors and even investors. In five years, Global Entrepreneurship Week has expanded to 139 countries—building and strengthening entrepreneurial ecosystems around the world. Powered by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and sponsored by Dell, the initiative is supported by dozens of world leaders and a network of roughly 10,000 partner organizations. For more information, visit www.unleashingideas.org, and follow @unleashingideas on Twitter.