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PAMELA JAYE SMITH is a mythologist, author, international consultant-speaker, and award-winning producer-director with 35+ years in the media industry. Pamela founded MYTHWORKS, offering Applied Mythology via Mythic Themes, Archetypes, and Symbols. She consults on fiction and non-fiction, writes for others, coaches writers and actors, and helps individuals use their personal archetypes. Smith has 5 books for media-makers and is a myth expert on Fox's Ice Age Continental Drift and Microsoft's Age of Mythology. She writes short-stories, scripts, and novels. Pamela is co-founder of Alpha Babe Academy and Mythic Challenges: Create Stories that Change the World, which teaches how to use the world's collective stories to make media addressing 15 Global Challenges of the Millennium Project in association with the UN. The program taught LA students and partner-schools in Afghanistan, co-ordinated by the U.S. State Dept. Students created award-winning videos and M.C. won the 2012 FutureVision Award. Clients and credits include StoryCon 2002-07, Microsoft, Fox, Disney, Paramount, Universal, RAI-TV Rome, Nat'l Film Institute of Denmark, LA and Marseille WebFests, UCLA,AFI, Women in Film, American Assoc. of University Women, Junior ROTC, GM, Boeing, Hyundai. She was on the Advanced Warfighting Working Group at Fort Knox, attended National Security Forums at Air Force and Army War Colleges, and did post-graduate courses in Intelligence at American Military U. She contributes to the Entertainment Industries Council and belonged to a Boeing Think Tank on Workforce Development. Pamela grew up in a Texas cattle-ranching family and graduated from UT Austin with a BA in English, Latin, and Film and has 8 years formal study in Comparative Mysticism. She's past Pres of the Pan Pacific SE Asia Women's Assoc LA, was media consultant for the China Exploration and Research Society, and is a 3rd Degree Master Mason in a co-ed Lodge. Various projects have taken Smith to the Arctic, the Andes, SE Asia, Europe, and New Zealand. She filmed on the largest off-shore oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, slept in grass huts and eaten guinea pig under Ecuador's highest volcano, caught her own sushi in the Leyte Gulf, and rappelled into the jungles of Mindanao searching for WWII Japanese gold. Pamela has driven an off-shore oil rig and an Army tank -- both under close supervision.

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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 29, 2017
Redeeming the Warrior Path The Warrior Path is honourable. Yet these days it 'don't get no respect'. We say we care about our Warriors; why then do they continue to get less support and less care, while others profit from them and what they do? On this Memorial Day meant to honour our Warriors, here's a look at the problem and some suggestions for solutions.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 13, 2014
They Saw it Coming -- When Writers are Right How fiction writers predict and influence the future and offer perspectives on the past and present.
Tiresias appears to Odysseus during the nekyia of Odyssey xi, in this watercolor with tempera by the Anglo-Swiss Johann Heinrich Füssli, c. 1780-85, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 6, 2013
A Mythic Whistleblower Who Actually Gets Rewarded In an email exchange with Daniel Ellsberg, I shared my recent acceptance speech for the Pillar award, for the work Opednews and I have done supporting Whistleblowers. It proposed that whistleblowers are like Prometheus. Dan asked if there were other myths about people who told the truth-- mythic whistleblowers. I went to my go-to expert on mythology, Pamela Jaye Smith, and this was her answer.

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