Slavica Bogdanov, a 20-time-awarded Canadian screenwriter and owner of Empowering Entertainment, has partnered with Alicia Doyle, award-winning journalist and author of Fighting Chance, to bring her true story to the Silver Screen.
The mission of Empowering Entertainment is “to create powerful stories to empower and inspire you to greater highs.” Five percent of the profits of the feature film (or television series) will benefit a charitable organization that serves battered women and/or children.
Bogdanov chose Doyle’s story because “I loved the courage and tenacity, and I was touched by the heart of a fighter who fights for her right to stand up for herself and win at the game of life.”
Since Fighting Chance was published in February of 2020 – just one month before the global pandemic hit – it has won three literary awards: First Place in Creative Nonfiction and Memoir in the 2020 North Street Book Prize Winning Writers Competition; 2020 WBAN “Cool Story of the Year”; and 2021 Best Autobiographical Book.
“With Covid, the movie industry came to a halt, and the financiers I was speaking with stopped any film investment,” said Bogdanov, adding that so far, none of her financiers are interested in getting back into funding films. Nevertheless, she remains hopeful. “I am waiting until more movies reopen and investors warm back up to hopefully get the film finally funded.”
Doyle, a journalist for more than three decades, discovered boxing at age 28 in the late 1990s when she went on assignment at a boxing gym for at-risk youth. For two years, Doyle simultaneously worked as a newspaper reporter while training and competing as a boxer, making her one of only a few hundred women in America who infiltrated this male-dominated sport. During her boxing career, she won two Golden Gloves championship titles and earned three wins by knockout – and her pro debut at age 30 in the year 2000 was named The California Female Fight of the Year.
“Empowering, female-driven stories are more and more in demand as women and men seek more movies with women in starring roles,” Bogdanov noted. “Not many films have been made about female boxers and that gives us an originality often sought by spectators.”
Bogdanov believes this film will be successful “because of the poignant story, the transformational arc as well as the motivation it provides for us to live a better life,” she added. “Women and men will love to see Alicia's character win her inner battles in order to win her fight in the ring.”
Since June 2016, Slavica is a 20 time awarded Canadian screenwriter and producer (living in LA), 15 original feature film and 2 TV series scripts so far. Before that, she was a success strategist for 10 years with 40 published books.
Born in Belgrade, raised in Paris, Slavica Bogdanov comes from a humble European family of entrepreneurs who believed hard working was the way to success. During childhood, she was recognized for her very high IQ which led her to jump 4 grades early on. She moved to Canada where she completed a Master's Degree in History of Communications at the University of Montreal. She had succeeded in what most have called 'impossible" tasks and goals. From being interviewed on many TV, radio and newspaper nationally and internationally, to being invited to speak to the leaders of Party opposition in a private session in the Canadian Parliament to hear her opinion on International politics. Recognized by the US government as a person with extra-ordinary abilities, her genius is still baffling those who come to meet her.
Raised in a working family of entrepreneurs, Slavica boasts close to 40 years of business experience. She started at a very young age, manning her parents' stores and developing their marketing strategies. For 15 years, she worked as a business development and sales manager, doubling and tripling revenues of any business that hired her within the first six months. In 2007, Slavica started investing in high ROI real estate properties which led her to become financially free and launch other businesses. She also has 3 international amazon best sellers and record high 6 books were published in 2016.
As a speaker, Slavica inspires, motivates and empowers those around her. Her message of "anything is possible" is shared via her life own experience(s) and the thousands of people's lives she has changed as a consultant, best selling author and speaker. She developed a unique method of success blending spiritual laws of prosperity with very pragmatic tools of reprogramming the brain for success. Those who see Slavica in person say she radiates a powerful love for life and inspires everyone to reach higher levels of success. You can dream the impossible dream and make it real!
Her next goal is to create one of the most prestigious motion picture and entertainment companies by surrounding herself with experts in their fields, dedication and hard work to ensure the highest possible quality while limiting investors' risks as much as possible.