Movers & Shakers on route to taking Hollywood by storm
Movers & Shakers en route to taking Hollywood by storm
By: Michelle Reed
Series: Brother with no Game
Entrepreneur: BWNG - Masibu Manima, Leon Mayne and Paul Samuel
Production: BWNG UK
Four young guys humorously trying to discover what to do and say when it comes to dating and women. BWNG’s production started in 2016 and all three entrepreneurs are storytellers.
Series: Tough Love
Entrepreneurs: Roni Davis and Caleb Davis
Production: Creative Directions Group (Distributed by Black and Sexy Tv)
Location: New York City
Receiving a Nomination for a Daytime Emmy, Tough love displays lines between success and entanglements in New York City. Caleb Davis is director and producer. He has filmed all over the world and is even worked for productions like CBS, Bravo, Oxygen, and the food network. Holding his Masters in Film from Kingston University in London. Roni Davis writes and directs the show and has interned for CNN, Entertainment Tonight, the Dr. Phil Show and Fox. Both currently are based out of NYC. She has her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, and Master’s Degree in Media Management.
Series: The Grapevine
Entrepreneur: Ashley Akunna
Production: Created by MEKS and Powered by Wordpress
Location: Maplewood, NJ
Ashley Akunna hosts a series that is an intellectual panel style discussion. Her topics are controversial, artistic, and even venture into the current pop culture. Topics like R. Kelly scandals, the New Spike Lee Joint She’s gotta have it, and politics, get passed around to a panel of speakers who voice their opinions. Akunna has a degree in Film from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
Series: Milk and Honey
Entrepreneur: Brown Paper Dolls – Jeanette McDuffie, Dana M. Gills and Asha Kamali May
Production: Issa Rae Productions
Location: Los Angeles, CA
The struggle of chasing artistic and business success while maintaining relationships, current jobs, and friendships is depicted in Issa Rae’s productions of Milk and honey. The shows ultimate goal is to witness the beauty and struggles of black women chasing their dream. The women of Brown Paper Dolls are graduate of Spelman, Howard U, & FAMU.
Entrepreneur: James Bland
Production: Issa Rae presents
Location: Los Angeles, CA
The lengths people will go through to survive and even “get by” is displayed in the Issa Rae web series Giants. From executive producer Jussie Smollett, this is a captivating portrayal of the costs to fight life back when it beats you down. James Bland has studied A&M University in Florida.
Series: Minnie Small
Entrepreneur: Minnie Small
Minnie Small is a talented artist from South-East London who is very popular for the art that she shares on her YouTube channel and her IG. Her goals her to inspire beautiful creativity through life experiences.