Award-winning writer, publicist and brand strategist making a difference in the entertainment industry with stellar results.

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FINALIST
2021 BIPOC Writers Fellowship

Skills & Expertise

Entertainment Professional with 7+ years experience working on award-winning TV series and original movies. Extensive expertise in supporting executives, managing busy desks, and enhancing the image of producers, directors and other creatives in the TV and Film industry with strategic brand marketing. Effective communicator and speaker. Emotionally intelligent. Possesses a strong work ethic as well as exceptional writing, editing and research skills. Offers extensive experience in internal and external communications, publicity and media relations. 

Executive Assistant  Excellent Writer 
Budget Management   Web Design  

 Branding   Calendar Management

Project Management    Highly Organized 

 Microsoft Office  Editor & Proofreader

Writer 

Vyre Network

March 2021 - Present

Freelance / Remote

www.vyrenetwork.com

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  • Recipient of global marketing and distribution deal with streaming platform for short film January 14th
     

  • Winner of the Best Female Director and the Best Social Awareness Award for short film January 14th
     

  • Will develop and create original content as part of the networks' Production Writers Circle

 

Executive Assistant / Publicity Coordinator

TV One & CLEO TV

May 2019 - Present

Freelance / Remote
www.tvone.tv

  • Coordinated and managed logistics for high-profile press events (pre-Covid) for over 30+ original movies 
     

  • Senior writer and editor for 150+ press releases, tune-in alerts and executive announcements per year
     

  • Compiles, monitors, and updates media coverage, press lists and weekly PR reports
     

  • Creates media talking points for talent and network executives
     

  • Manages complex department budget and expenses, calendars, and meetings while maintaining excellent relationships with department teams (Marketing, Programming, Integrated Marketing, Legal, Digital and Operations), talent, reps and vendors

Writer / Director / Producer

January 14th (Short Film)

January 2019 - Present

Freelance / Black Goddess Productions

www.january14thmovie.com

  • Multi-award winning short film. Official Selection of 50+ film festivals worldwide including the Pan African Film Festival, British Urban Film Festival, Accra Indie Filmfest, Morehouse College of Human Rights Film Festival, Seattle Black Film Festival, San Francisco Black Film Festival, and Oregon Short Film Festival.
     

  • 35+ wins and nominations including - 

    • Africa Movie Academy Awards for Best Diaspora Short Film (Nominee)

    • Winner, Grand Jury Prize for Best Short Film, Orlando Urban Film Festival

    • Winner, Best Short Feature, Morehouse College of Human Rights Film Festival

    • Winner, Best U.S. Short Film, Hollywood Women's Film Festival

    • Winner, Best First Time Filmmaker, Montreal Independent Film Festival

    • Winner, Best Director (Short Drama), Voices Rising Film Festival  

Lead Consultant, Publicity & Brand Management

LJPR

January 2011 - Present

Freelance / Remote

  • Develops and executes comprehensive and integrated brand marketing strategies and publicity campaigns for Emmy® and Academy Award®-winning producers and creatives such as Little Monster Films (Free Solo, Meru), Emmy® Award-winning producer Toni  Bullock (Black Women Own the Conversation, The Amazing Race), NAACP® Image Award winning producer Nasir K. Ferebee (Black Boy Joy, 90 Days), Emmy® Award-winning producer Shirley V. Williams (Intent to Destroy), Academy Nicholl Finalist Arun K. Vir (Reset, Suburban Turban), Sir Laurence Olivier Award and NAACP Theatre Award recipient A. Russell Andrews (Insecure, Better Call Saul), among others. 
     

  • Writes and compiles press releases, media kits, EPKs for print, digital, and social media platforms
     

  • Conducts media relations and provides support at special events and screenings

Story Editor

Shaded Media Group

September 2020 - November 2020

Freelance / Remote

www.shadedmedia.com

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  • Story Editor for web series The New Deal. Generated ideas for multi-arc series.

  • Wrote Episode 7 - "Bill 482"

Writer 

The Voyeur Killings (Web Series)

February 2018 - May 2018

Freelance / B South Media

Series YouTube Channel

  • Writer on web series. Wrote blog articles for the series website
     

  • Wrote and conceived Episode 3 - "The Target" (Link to episode)
     

  • Performed production assistant duties. Assisted with publicity and marketing.

Development Coordinator, Unscripted

Discovery Studios

March 2013 - January 2014

Los Angeles, CA

www.discovery.com

 

  • Assistant to three-time Daytime Emmy®-nominated EP (Leeza, Extreme Makeover, Big Brother)
     

  • Wrote and designed show treatments and sizzle reel materials for pitches
     

  • Pitched show ideas for Discovery Communications networks (Discovery Channel, TLC, OWN, Animal Planet, Travel Channel et al.)
     

  • Leveraged existing relationships while discovering new talent

Current Projects

The Softwalkers - Sci-fi Pilot in development

Little Monster Films - Website Redesign

Uncensored, Season 3 (TV One) - Publicity Coordinator

Unsung, Season 11 (TV One) - Publicity Coordinator

CLEO Speaks, Season 3 (CLEO TV) - Publicity Coordinator

Just Eats With Chef JJ (CLEO TV) - Publicity Coordinator

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