"Go home and get your shine box....", so said ill-fated Billy Batts in Goodfellas. However, Billy Batts is better known to a legion of crime-film fans as the talented actor, musician, and comedian Frank Vincent. Multi-talented Vincent was born in North Adams, Massachusetts, but was raised in the Greenville section of Jersey City, New Jersey. Frank studied music at St. Pauls Grammar School and became a keen drummer at a young age, while his father introduced him to the dramatic arts. Vincent went on to became quite an accomplished musician and played with some of the key 1960s recording artists including Trini López, Del Shannon and Paul Anka. In 1975 Vincent appeared before the camera for the first time in the low-budget The Death Collector where he was noticed by acclaimed director Martin Scorsese who has since cast Frank in three iconic American films: the first saw Frank play the insolent Salvi in Raging Bull, secondly as the aforementioned made man Billy Batts in Goodfellas being bumped off by Joe Pesci and Robert De Niro, and once again as Frank Marino in Casino. To date, Frank Vincent has appeared in over fifty movies, and has set the pace as one of the cinema's most versatile and resourceful character actors. With the recognition of his talents, various new opportunities work followed, and Frank has since lent his skills to contributing and appearing on video games, in television commercials and even rock-music clips with artists including DMX, T-Boz and Hype Williams. More recently, Frank appeared in the role of Phil Leotardo in the legendary gangster TV series _Sopranos, The (1999)_ . Frank Vincent is also the proud recipient of the Italian American Entertainer of the Year Award, and has also been acknowledged with a Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the Back East Picture Show.
Taral Hicks (born on 21, September 1974 in Queens, New York) is an African American R&B singer and actress, sister of singer D'Atra Hicks.
She began her film career with a role alongside Robert De Niro in the 1993 film "A Bronx Tale." Her subsequent film roles were small, 1995's "Just Cause" with Sean Connery and Laurence Fishburne, 1996's "Educating Matt Waters" and "The Preacher's Wife" with Whitney Houston. It wasn't until 1997 in the HBO original film "Subway Stories" that audiences began to take notice. As the "Woman with Flowers" who sang to her mother on the payphone, her performance was widely deemed to be one of the best in the film.
In 1997, Hicks signed a deal with Motown Records and released an album entitled "This Time." The single "Ooh, Ooh Baby," produced and written by, and featuring Missy Elliott, charted on the Billboard R&B singles chart. However, the lead single intended to debut her singing career was "Distant Lover," an uptempo track produced by Teddy Riley. The album didn't take off until the second single, "Silly," a remake of the classic R&B hit by Deniece Williams was released. Featuring a black-and-white video directed by Hype Williams, the single charted well on the R&B chart. After collaborating on the video for "Silly," Hype Williams cast Hicks in his directorial film debut (and in her largest role to date), 1998's "Belly" as Kisha, DMX's girlfriend. The video for "Silly" appeared in one of the film's scenes.
Following the film's release in 1998, Hicks was absent from film and music until 2000, when she appeared on screen in the short film "Are You Cinderella?" with actor Wood Harris. Two television guest roles followed: 2002's "100 Centre Street" in the episode titled "Fathers", and in a 2003 episode of "Soul Food: The Series" titled "The New Math".
Her later film roles were in independent films such as 2005's "The Salon," with Vivica A. Fox, Dondre Whitfield and Darrin Henson, 2006's "Forbidden Fruits" with Ella Joyce, Fredro Starr and R&B singer Keith Sweat, 2007's "Humenetomy," and 2008's "Ex$pendable."
Nathan Owens, who is from the San Francisco Bay area of California, was born on March 9, 1984. He began his career with modeling. He has appeared in several issues of GQ and in many commercial/print campaigns for the Gap, Polo, Izod and Sperry. He has the distinction of being the second African-American ever to be featured in a fragrance campaign for Polo Ralph Lauren Big Pony.
After making the switch to acting, Owens began appeared in Rihanna, Nicki Minaj and Esmee Denters video. Soon after, he landed a spot opposite Nicki Minaj in her music video "Va Va Voom," directed by Hype Williams. Additionally, he served as a host of NBC's "First Look LA."
His life changed when he won the role of "Dr Cameron Davis" on the long running soap opera "Days of our Lives" in December 2012. He is on contract since then.
Director X (formerly known as Little X) was born on October 31st,1975 in Toronto, Canada, and is of Trinidadian and Swiss descent. Moving to New York City he became the protégé of pioneering hip hop director Hype Williams, X has been noted for directing high-budget, visually distinctive videos for popular artists, including Drake, Jay Z, Kanye West, Wiz Khalifa, Usher, John Mayer, Korn, Iggy Azalea and many more. His work has been nominated and awarded by the MTV Music Video Awards and Much Music Video Awards. X has directed commercials for Mercedes-Benz, Mc Donald's, Ikea, Directv, Nintendo, Bacardi, Guiness and Yeo Valley. As a film director, X made his directorial debut in 2014 with an edgy drama titled "Undone."
Malan Breton (born June 16, 1973) born in Taipei, Taiwan is an award winning fashion designer, photographer, singer, dancer, award winning costumer, columnist, award winning producer, and director, he is also a media personality, and one of the top 20 actors in Taiwan. based in New York City. "Malan Breton" also refers to his brands of apparel, and accessories. In 2015 Malan Breton took on the role of film director for the award winning film "Malan Breton - A Journey to Taiwan", in which he starred, wrote, sang, and directed. The film won "Best Documentary Short" at the NYC International Film Festival. "Malan Breton takes us on a journey to Taiwan, to find inspiration, to revisit his childhood, to honor his grandmother, and to create the most pivotal collection of fashion he has ever shown at Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week." The NYCIFF announced that it has elected to submit "Malan Breton A Journey to Taiwan" to the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences for 2016 Academy Awards consideration. Malan Breton won the 2014 European Fashion Council "Eirene" Fashion Award, the 2014 Fashion Icon of the Year award from UCOF, and was nominated for a 2011 WGSN Global Fashion Award. Breton is self taught and never went to design school. He began designing at the age of 11 but grew up, as a performer, in the entertainment industry. In 1996, as a model, Breton moved to New York after a request by Versus and KCD to cast for the New York fashion week Spring 1997 Collection shows at 7th on Sixth. As a model, Breton was photographed by top photographers and directors Herb Ritts, Elen Von Unwerth, Len Prince, Hype Williams, Thom Oliphant, Joseph Kahn to name a few. In 2001 Breton appeared as himself in the film Zoolander. Living in New York, Breton got his start (in fashion) as a celebrity stylist. His clients included Kylie Minogue, Celine Dion, and Linda Evangelista. As Breton worked with these stars, he eventually fell into the design world. Breton studied at Circle in the Square theatre school on Broadway, and later at the Juilliard School. Breton performed on Broadway at the Henry Millers Theatre and Circle in the Square, Breton as a dancer worked with Paula Abdul. Missy Elliot, Sean Combs, and Anne Reinking. Breton acted as a fashion photographer from the years 2000-2004; this work is subject of a book named Fantome 2000 - 2004. Breton became the promo voice of ESPN Extreme Sports and ABC Sports Breton left the entertainment industry to launch Malan Breton Collection In 2005, Breton was one of twelve new designers to watch for on the New York runway in (WWD) Women's Wear Dailies cheat sheet. Malan Breton has dressed celebrities from the worlds of television, music, film, and Broadway including: Ariana Grande, Scarlett Johannson, Katrina Bowden, Celine Dion, Minnie Driver, Ricki Lake, Martha Plimpton, and Nikki Blonsky. Malan Breton Collection was noted as InStyle Magazines look of the day, worn by American Actress Katrina Bowden Malan Breton Collection expanded in 2008 to include Malan Breton Accessories. Breton is known for his simple shift dresses made in elegant materials and for his slouchy pajama pants In 2010 Breton expanded to include Malan Breton Homme (Men) Sam Witwer, Omar Sharif, Frankie Grande, Paul Wesley, and Nolan Gerard - Funk, to name only a few. Breton's fashions have noted mentions on the Oscar, Grammy, Cannes, Golden Horse, Met Gala 2015, and numerous other A-list red carpets around the world, also dressing 2013 TONY awards winner Jerry Mitchell on his winning night, and 2014 TONY Award winner for "Best Musical" Bryce Pinkham. He is also known for discovering Sudanese supermodel Grace Bol. Breton's first two Mercedes Benz Fashion Week official Bryant Park fashion shows were sponsored by Michael Buble and Warner/ Reprise In 2010 Breton starred opposite Academy Award winner Celeste Holme in "College Debts"; the film was a special selection at the Cannes Film Festival. Breton designed costumes for NBC's prime-time game show Minute to Win It. The show starred Guy Fieri which featured "Game Agents" Petra Lauren Gilmore and Ling Ai-Li Wang each week wearing Malan Breton designs. In 2007 Malan Breton came to Princeton University to give a multifaceted presentation on "Optimizing Your Personal Style". He has been on a panel of industry professionals at the Teen Design Fairs for 2008 to 2014 at Cooper-Hewitt In February 2008 Malan Breton along with, Chris Benz, and Prabal Gurung, acted as Judges at the Fusion fashion show, featuring students from FIT and Parsons school of design. From 2010 to 2013 Breton joined an "expert panel of judges, made up of some of the most influential people in the fashion," as judge to WGSN's Global Fashion Awards. Breton along with Kim Kardashian, Whitney Port, and Estelle served as a presenters at the 2010 CEW Beauty Awards, He was also a presenter at the 2011 CEW Beauty Awards. Malan Breton writes a weekly column in OK! Magazine called "Malan's Musings", Breton has contributed to The New York Times, where he shared his fall favorites in a column called "My New York" Dallas Morning News/Shopping Blog, Out Magazine, BravoTV.com where he writes for his own blog, Breton was also the host of the Designer to Designer video and editorial columns for La'g Magazine, where he has interviewed designers like John Bartlett, Max Azria of BCBG, Luca Orlandi of Luca Luca, and HX Magazine, where Breton contributed a bi weekly column called Fashionista, and Breton covered the 82nd Academy Awards for OK! Magazine in a column called "Malan Breton Takes on Oscar Fashion!" Breton's coverage of the British Royal wedding for OK! Magazine, was read by 10.8 million readers and syndicated in two hundred publications. Breton was the subject/host of The Malan Show was featured on Bravo TV as a weekly web series. It followed the process of making it in America as an independent designer. Breton was featured on Australia's Next Top Model, Breton later appeared on Bravo TV's Project Runway seasons 3, 4, and 5. Malan Breton has been featured in every major publication in the world, and has been seen on the Today Show, MTV, VH-1, CEW, Bravo, Oxygen, Lifetime, and over two hundred networks internationally. Malan Breton Collection is featured globally with its signature silks and men's blazers as one of the hottest items amongst the male and female stars of Hollywood and the great white way. Breton cultivated his knowledge of menswear construction while at Turnbull & Asser. His mentors in fashion have included Paul Cuss, Eileen Ford, and Arnold Scaasi. Malan Breton, finds the importance of promoting the arts. Malan Breton signature fashion shows have featured dancers from The Royal Ballet, NYC Ballet, The SA Dance Company, and partnerships with musicians like Michael Buble/ Warner Reprise, Ariana Grande, 20th Century Fox, The Chelsea Symphony, and others. As a Philanthropist, Malan Breton Collection has dedicated efforts to amFAR, and Care and Share India (To bring awareness to this organisation Malan Breton closed the NASDAQ in 2011).
Erik White is a veteran of music videos and commercials and holds a record 3 BET Viewers Choice Video of the Year awards as well as an MTV Best Male video award. In addition, directed finished his first feature film, "Lottery Ticket" starring Ice Cube, based on an original story that Erik created. He already conquered the world of music video and commercials. And with his foot now firmly planted in Hollywood, this swift moving visual stylist is excited about what the future will hold.
Born in Brooklyn, raised in Queens and New Jersey, Erik White has always possessed a deep passion for music and film. When he finds the time, he still produces music at his house and has been playing the guitar since he was 12 years old. As a kid, he spent countless hours at the movie theater watching films as a way to stay out of trouble. That's where the love and appreciation of film began. He graduated from CMA in New York with a degree in sound engineering and became a highly sought after mixer in the city. In 1997, Erik White visited his Uncle - rap video top dog Hype Williams - on the set of a video shoot.
Realizing there was a process to directing, Erik began to observe from the fringe while operating the sound equipment on Hype's videos, and then learning every other department on set. He quickly learned about the camera, lenses, and their relationship to composition. He would carry a stack of cinematography books with him wherever he went. In 1999, Erik was asked to do second unit work on Hype's videos. After two years of providing the quality of work Hype demanded and expected, it was time for Erik to do his thing.
In the short span of time he's been directing, Erik has clearly found and developed his own style. He is the driving force behind many of today's most compelling and entertaining videos, working with established artists like Chris Brown, Keri Hilson, Lil Wayne, Mary J Blige, Diddy, Christina Aguilera, Fabolous, and Ludacris, among others. He has appeared on MTV, BET, and even Oprah. Erik was also a speaker on a panel at the CMJ music conference alongside the heads of MTV and BET discussing the state of music video. Erik has recently worked on the TV show Community, shadowing Joe Russo, and is shooting 6 episodes for the TBS series "Are We There Yet?" starring Terry Crews. Additionally, he is directing "The Glee Project" for Oxygen. He even finds time as a contributing editor for the popular Show Girls Magazine, a publication that scours the nation for the next top video models.
Partial credit for Erik's winning sensibilities and storytelling skills can go to the influence of film making greats like Steven Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola, and Alfred Hitchcock.
Christian Epps' career as a lighting designer has spanned more than two decades covering the range from major motion pictures, broadcast television, live theater, dance, music videos and special events. TV; President Clinton: Live at the White House, 1996 Centennial Olympic Games - Badminton Competition & numerous press areas. Black Movie Awards (TNT). John Leguizamo's Broadway show Freak (HBO). Dinner & A Movie (TBS). Man-Made Movie (TBS). The Jacksons' Reality Show (A&E). Source Awards, Stellar Awards, Comic View, 106 & Park, Jamie Foxx's Laffapalooza, 'The Tom Joyner Show' (Syndicated). 'The Brian McKnight Show, The Weather Channel, Bill Cosby's web content OBKB. Film; Christian's passion for dramatic lighting has been put to use with notable directors such as Spike Lee, Hype Williams, Ava DuVernay, David Lowery. Ice Cube. Music video; Michael Jackson, P. Diddy, Biggy Smalls, R. Kelly, Whitney Houston, Queen Latifah, Me'Shell N'degeocello, TLC, Boyz II Men, and many, many more. He served as the gaffer on 'Belly', directed by the seminal music video director Hype Williams. Corporate; Nike, IBM, Sprite, McDonald's, Buena Vista Television, GE Capitol, Paramount Studios, Home Depot, ESPN, Buick, Kaiser Permanente, Amtrak, Panasonic. Disney Imagineering selected Christian to participate in their very exclusive concept program known as 'Blue Sky'. Recent projects; Beck & Lincoln Automotive (commercial), The Door (a short film for fashion brand Prada), Ain't Them Bodies Saints, (Sundance Cinematography Award winning movie). From 2006 to 2009 Mr. Epps has been working in Lagos, and Abuja Nigeria. He designed the lighting rig and coordinated many of the technical departments for the concert series known as 'This Day Music Festival' for 4 years - featuring Beyonce, Snoop Dog, Shakira, John Legend, Mary J. Blige, Usher, Rihanna, Jay-Z, UB-40, Chris Brown, Ne-Yo, and a Fashion show with international design star Oswald Boateng among others. In 2012 he worked with Jungle Films and Nigerian Breweries to design the lighting for 2 popular reality TV shows - Star Quest and Maltina Dance All. In addition, he designed the biggest hip hop awards show in the country - The Hip Hop Awards. Christian was brought in to work with the local vendors and local crews to produce a quality product. After 8 jobs in Lagos Mr. Epps is glad to say that the local crews have grown the quality of their product and all are very proud of that fact! Now Mr. Epps is in the early phase of producing concerts in Lagos. Venue; Carnegie Hall, The Kodak Theater, The Kennedy Center, The Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Apollo Theatre, The White House, The Superbowl Fan Experience, Trinidad & Tobago Jazz Fest, St. Lucia Jazz Festival, This Day Festival (Lagos, Nigeria), throughout the Caribbean, as well as numerous countries on three continents Awards; LA Drama Critics' Circle Career Achievement Award, Backstage West Award, NAACP Theatre Award, Soloman Award (Architectural Renovation Design). Producer; Mr Epps has produced a commercial (Nat'l Black Arts Festival), Technical Producer - The CIAA Basketball Conference. Co-producer of Technical Services for The American Black Film Festival for 15 years. Mr. Epps is a graduate of Howard University and a scholarship recipient at NYU's Tisch School Of The Arts - Graduate Design program.
Born in Moldova and living in New York, Dan is a precocious talents as a singer, songwriter and producer.
Performing across a range of musical genres from an early age, in 1999 Dan played a pivotal role in establishing the eurodance trio O-Zone. As the frontman and the creative force driving the writing and production, Dan led O-Zone to worldwide success.
Having released their first album in 1999, O-Zone achieved worldwide success through a series of hit singles such as 'Despre Tine' and 'Dragostea Din Tei'. 'Dragostea Dei Tei' reached #1 in over 30 countries worldwide, hit #3 in the UK sales chart and went on sold over 12,000,000 copies worldwide. It was the one of the best selling singles throughout Europe and Japan in 2004 and 2005 respectively and was covered by over 200 artists in 14 different languages. O-Zone's best-selling album - the multi-platinum 'DiscOzone' (2004) - sold over 3,500,000 copies and was hugely successful in Japan.
Following on from the success of O-Zone, Dan Balan subsequently moved to Los Angeles to focus on his solo material. Working alongside producer Jack Joseph Puig, who had previously worked with John Mayer, Sheryl Crow, No Doubt and The Rolling Stones, to produce the record, Balan developed a unique and captivating signature sound for his debut solo album before developing his Crazy Loop alias.
Following the release of several successful singles and an LP under the Crazy Loop moniker, for 2010, Dan is now closely exploring the more mature and sophisticated direction to his writing and is ready to drop his second album as a solo artist and a fresh new smash hit single called 'Chica Bomb'. Recorded in the U.S. and accompanied by a video directed by Hype Williams, whose previously credits include working on videos for the like of Missy Elliot, Kelis, LL Cool J and Jay Z, 'Chica Bomb' is set to be yet another global smash in Dan Balan's discography. In addition to his talents in the studio, writing, recording and producing his own music, Dan Balan is also a dynamic and experienced performer. Having toured with O-Zone in the early part of his career, Dan now performs regularly as a solo artist and is currently touring extensively throughout Europe playing shows from Paris to Moscow and Athens. Dan is also making a number of high profile TV appearance in his native Romania and throughout Germany to promote his forthcoming album.
Young, dynamic and talented; Dan Balan has a unique song-writing talent and an enviable discography of hit records but he is only just getting started. With the new 'Chica Bomb' single set for mainstream domination, a new artist in the pipeline and a summer of sold-out shows across Europe.
Eric Wycoff is a member of the International Cinematographers Guild,his work encompasses commercials, music videos,scripted tv shows and feature films. His versatility stems from a solid production background in both camera and lighting departments on a range of projects. His credits include work with directors John Singleton, Malik Sayeed and Hype Williams. Eric was the cinematographer for the Emmy nominated ESPN films "The Announcement" and has also shot campaigns for the McDonalds,Cheerios, Ford Motors, Vh-1 and MTV. Eric earned an athletic scholarship to the University of Illinois where he was a time two letterman, and signed a free agent contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He lives in Los Angeles, California with his family
|Rubin M. Mendoza
Rubin Mendoza has over 20 years in the entertainment field. After attending California State University at Long Beach, he began his producing career with over 250 music videos for some of the world's top music talent such as Michael Jackson, Will Smith, U2, Jennifer Lopez, Celine Dion, Stevie Wonder and countless others. Equally prolific is his work in commercials, where he has produced national spots for well-known products such as Coca Cola, ATT, Chevrolet, Panasonic, Mc Donald's and Verizon. His films include the cult favorite, High Strung, which featured a young Jim Carey, appearing as the Grim Reaper himself. He also served as producer on the critically acclaimed film Dead Presidents, directed by the award winning Hughes Brothers.
In addition to producing various videos and commercials for The Hughes Brothers (The Book of Eli), Rubin has produced various types of projects for many other renowned directors, such as, Robert Rodriguez (Spy Kids), Brett Ratner (Rush Hour), and Paul Hunter (Bullet Proof Monk), naming just a few that have entrusted their vision to him. This includes producing over 50 music videos for Hype Williams, who at the time was almost single-handedly credited for changing the face of music videos in the early 2000's.
Rubin's numerous awards include a Video Music of The Year Award (MTV Moonman) for the music video Lady Marmalade, a Clio Award for The Hughes Brothers directed Stray Bullet (a multi-award winning anti-violence PSA), plus a Grammy nomination in the Best Short Form Music Video category, not to mention numerous MVPA nominations and awards throughout the years.
His resume also includes concert films, infomercials and PSAs. Add an incredibly calm demeanor and serving as Executive Producer/Partner at RAW Entertainment, where 2001 to 2003 company billings amounted to almost 100 million dollars (in commercials and music videos), and you have a well-rounded and experienced producer capable of leading any film or TV project, regardless of complexity or budget.
He currently resides in the Los Angeles area with his wife and two young sons where he freelances as a producer, while simultaneously developing film and television projects.
Michael Ray is known as a visually innovative filmmaker and provocative storyteller who was born and raised in New York City. He began his career by directing stunning music videos and TV commercials. He is also an acclaimed screenwriter as well and in 2012 wrote and directed his debut feature length independent film "Black & White", a drama about interracial dating, obsession, and addiction. In 2015, Ray is releasing his second feature film, a psychological horror thriller co-starring Oscar Nominee Eric Roberts about abortion called "The Unwanted". He enjoys taking controversial subject matter or issues people do not like to talk about, and making entertaining and dark films out of them. Ray considers himself an avid student of cinema with an encyclopedic knowledge of directors and loves to emulate his favorite visual stylists. He lists the filmmakers who have influenced his visual style the most as Michael Bay, Tony Scott, Zack Snyder, Hype Williams, David Fincher, Joseph Kahn, Marc Forster, Spike Lee, Oliver Stone, J.J. Abrams, Ridley Scott, Wong Kar Wai, Joe Kosinski, Tarsem Singh, Mark Romanek, and Steven Soderbergh.
Born in Brooklyn, NY, Kamelia E. Hicklin is the daughter of a Trinidadian born mom named Joy Hicklin and a Brooklyn native named Emerson Hicklin. Her mother worked Phlebotomy at a major hospital in North Atlanta until her retirement in 2008. Her father was a US Marine who also was a certified photographer, mortician and a host of other skilled titles. The family moved to South Carolina and then to Atlanta Georgia in the 1980's. Kamelia is the youngest of 5 siblings (Between her two parents, as a couple) and of 7 from her parents collectively. In her young years, Kamelia had the opportunity to experience a lot. She once wanted to be an MC just like her brother and cousins once were. She would watch them write, rhyme and create beats. She had the opportunity to meet several celebrities, athletes, actors and other prominent people in several industries including Entertainment, sports and film. She began writing poetry and rhymes at the age of 6 until about 16 years old. She also had an eye for photography and her father taught her all he knew. She would take pictures everywhere she went. When she was 16, she had the opportunity to work for the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, GA. She worked in the transportation Department. Here, she was able to meet more celebrities, athletes and prominent people in several industries. She began to film and take pictures of everything she saw and wanted to remember.
A couple of years after that, she met the father of her oldest daughter, Naceiah and dedicated her life to being a mother. She worked a regular job of Front desk Agent at one of the major hotel chains and was trying to get into the modeling industry. She was able to do a few runway shows and a few head shots here and there. However, her dreams were short lived as she really wasn't ready to commit to the hectic schedule. She decided to go back full-time, working Front Desk at hotel properties like Starwood, Marriott and Hilton Hotels. She never stopped writing. She just took breaks. Kamelia used to listen to certain songs by several artist of different genres of music and write video treatments to their songs. She would submit the video treatments to record labels in hopes of someone contacting her offering work. She did that for several years working and taking care of her daughter, Naceiah. When her daughter was 6 years old, she met her children's father. They had 3 children together.
In 2010, she got back into writing and decided to focus on the film industry. She wrote her first script in 2010 and completed it in the summer of 2011. She never had an opportunity to submit any of her work. However she has since written 2 more scripts and is currently working on a Documentary on one of her siblings and her own life story. She notes Spike Lee, Billy Woodruff, Hype Williams, John Singleton, Lee Daniels, Ava DuVernay and Tyler Perry as some of her biggest influences in the Music, TV and Film Industry. She has plans to partner with the best and create Influential and Award-Winning projects sure to shake up the Industry for years to come. Be on the lookout for this writer and future Director. She promises to make a lot of noise in the Entertainment with work her children can be proud of.
Kay Clark is one the top high potential casting director in Atlanta. She started her own casting agency in 2004 for aspiring young models appropriately entitled, Kay Clark Casting. With her experience in various music videos in her day, it was inevitable for her to embark on this career path. Kay Clark has guided so many ambitious young women and loves working with them. She is a great role model and is such an inspiration to those looking to get started. She is extremely patient with an energetic personality that qualifies her to be the perfect casting director. She has a spirit that attracts everyone she comes in contact with. Kay Clark has developed long standing and great working relationships with talent, agents, publicists, managers, celebrities and directors. She has worked with Directors such as Benny Boom, Hype Williams, Erik White, Dave Myers, Chris Robinson and Declan Whitebloom to name a few. Kay Clark Casting provides her clients with quality and professional talent. She is eager to please and is willing to do her best so that everyone is satisfied. Kay Clark Casting provides services for music videos, commercials, movies, runway, print, fashion, promotions and exclusive parties. Casting is second nature and Kay Clark always goes beyond the call of duty.
Mack was born and raised in Queens, NY. Her first role in the stage play, Rhythm is Gonna Get You, instilled an innate need to perform in her that she would suppress until her freshman year in college. She began earning her stripes in entertainment as a background artist in Hype Williams' first silver screen directorial endeavor, Belly. With the dream reignited, Mack moved on to be featured on Chapelle's Show and in the blockbuster hit American Gangster, as well as a supporting role in the independent feature Chocolate Thunder. As she recently completed the two year Meisner conservatory program at The William Esper Studio, and has also studied at Matthew Corozine and HB Studios, with emphasis on the incredible Meisner technique, she's now ready for full lead roles and is creating them in droves.
In a time that dictates creative brand strategy as a business must-have, Mack is responsible for the K.Mack Brand, which is a comprehensive look at everything that is Katie Mack. The K.Mack Brand can be defined in four simple words, "Be Inspired. Be You." and is an artistic derivation of three major components - acting, writing, and filmmaking. And under her K.Mack Brand umbrella, she premiered her first short, MAC at the NYC International Film Festival in NY City. And to add to that, Mack settles the score of writing and filmmaking with her film website, www.2minmoviechick.com; the site is home to a series of two minute films that she writes, directs, produces, edits, and stars in. Mack is also the Co-Founder of Boxed Out Productions LLC., a boutique production company where she also writes, directs, produces, and stars in her own work along with her business partner. Collectively the ladies' work has been celebrated with an Emmy nominated PSA for the Rhode Island International Film Festival (which Mack was the lead in as well), and four consecutive audience choice awards at the Midtown Theatre Festival in 2012-2014. Add to all of this that Mack is also a published author - so you have the epitome of multi-talented and driven.