Dwight Williams is the 32nd recipient of the Frank Capra Achievement Award. A DGA member for 44 years, Williams’s dedication to a life of service and integrity goes back even farther. As a young man from Philadelphia, he was active in civil rights and fair housing campaigns in the North, then took two years off from Temple University to work in the South doing voter registration and community organizing with the SNCC. Williams began to seriously contemplate his future.
"Buí Baldvinsson has been working in the film industry in Iceland since the year 2000. He has worked for all the Production companies in Iceland for many years doing everything from PA, Makeup, Production, Camera and everything between. Hero Productions Iceland, as they etiquette of many other companies was not of his liking. After a decades worth of experience he decided to open up his own company, Hero Productions Iceland, as they etiquette of many other companies was not of his liking. "
"Molly known for her fun and outgoing presence on camera as well as being a PR powerhouse! Founder of hillenBRAND Media, which focuses on PR for brands and businesses from all over the world and also crisis management for public figures. More recently, Molly has used her skills in front of and behind the camera for her role as Executive Producer and the Director of Partnerships with Red Knight Studios Co. Currently working on Season 2, ‘The Social Movement’ which will be airing on Amazon Prime."
Guy Torry is not only an amazing actor, from movies like American History X, LIFE, Pearl Harbor, Ride , Trippin' and many more, he's an innovative and hilarious stand up comedian. In 1995 Guy created the hottest and most important comedy night in comedy, Phat Comedy Tuesday’s at the World Famous Comedy Store in LA. He was recently featured on TV One’s “UNSUNG HOLLYWOOD.” Guy has also helped many of us gain the “Corona 19 lbs” due to his “Comedy Kitchen” show that airs on his Instagram.
Keith's tenacity and diversity has led him to a diverse range of roles. With over 70 film and TV credits under his belt, Keith has had major roles in TV productions and theatrical motion pictures along side some of Hollywoods elite, including, Robert Redford, Emma Thompson, Burt Reynolds, Mikey Rooney, and more.
Kareem Grimes, LA Native who’s first break out role was when John Singleton, gave him his first speaking roll in Boyz N The Hood ( Ice Cream Truck kid) .TV (SWAT, Unsolved Biggie & Tupac Murders, Star, NCIS, C.S.I, Love by the 10th Date , A Recurring role on the CW's Show All American as "Preach".) commercials (Cricket Wireless, Pizza Hut, Subway, Coors Light,24 Hour Fitness, Bud Light), theater NAACP Award Winning Play Sassy Mamma's, The Edgeucation Comedy Sketch Show), and feature films (The Mule ,Jarhead, Baby Boy, The Preachers Son, Too Legit To Quit The MC Hammer Story, Legendary ).
Celebrity Fashion Stylist and TV Host Marcellas Reynolds, the author of Supreme Models: Iconic Black Women who Revolutionized Fashion.To date, there has never been an art book devoted exclusively to top black models. Supreme Models fills that void, paying tribute to top black models past and present: from the first to be featured in editorials and on magazine covers, like Iman, Beverly Johnson, and Donyale Luna, to the supermodels who reigned in the nineties—Tyra Banks, Naomi Campbell, and Veronica Webb. The book also observes the newest generation of stars—Adwoa Aboah, Adut Akech, and Joan Smalls—who are shaking up the fashion industry by speaking out about racial prejudice, while becoming social media sensations. Written by me, fashion stylist and journalist Marcellas Reynolds, Supreme Models features more than 70 women from the last 70 years. The book, filled with gorgeous photographs of these models, details their most memorable ad campaigns, covers, editorials, and runway shows.
Denise Caldwell is a sought-after style and beauty expert with more than a decade of experience styling Hollywood’s elite, including Leighton Meester and Michelle Monaghan, and has been a part of the teams that have worked with such famous faces as former-first lady Michelle Obama, Halle Berry, Beyonce, Kendall and Kylie Jenner, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Lopez and more. Denise has been quoted in Fortune, Glamour, OK! Magazine, Seventeen, Essence and SELF magazines and has recurring appearances on Today Show, Dr Oz and HLN’s Headline News. She also appears on NBC, FOX and CBS television affiliates in New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Chicago, Atlanta and Washington DC. Viewers look to her expertise for style solutions, everyday wardrobe essentials and red-carpet trends for real life.
Hope Noelle is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology, Hope-Noelle has designed for leading labels, including Jill Stuart and Oscar de la Renta. She is as passionate about art as she is about design and technology. Her inspiration for HauteTrader found its roots in her entrepreneurial family background, as well as in her personal experience of trading designer clothes with her friends. “My ambition was to create something that women will truly enjoy,” she says.Having no prior experience in tech and being a single founder, Hope-Noelle endured many long nights and overcame numerous development-related obstacles. "Developing a concept into a reality requires focus, tenacity and a strong willingness to make sacrifices and set priorities." says Davenport. .
Dr. Joyce Gilliard shared her experience with getting her start working on the reality show 'Run's House' ( the show followed Run DMC front man, Rev. Run and his family). Dr. Gilliard as shared what it was like working on The Hunger Games, Paper Town, Shots Fired, Watchman, Army Wives, Respect, and Just Mercy, As an award-winning filmmaker, Dr. Joyce also shares her inspiration behind her film 'Daddy's Home' and her non for profit i-Safe Films.
Carlos Battey artistically known by his stage name Jackie's Boy is a Grammy Song-Winning Writer/ 4 Time Grammy Nominated Songwriter and ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Winner (2010 Best Remixed Recording Madonna "Revolver") who has has written hits for Madonna, Justin Bieber, Lil Wayne, Charlie Wilson, Johnny Gil, Jay Sean, Becky G, Jake Miller, Bruno Mars, Flo-rida and Chris Brown.a Songwriter, Madonna FT David Guetta “Revolver (Remix)”- Grammy Award for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical.
Producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist John "Skip" Anderson has worked with such artists as Melba Moore, Aretha Franklin Teddy Pendergrass and Luther Vandross. Popcorn Miller was the Stage Manager for the Earth,Wind & Fire Lionel Richie, Marvin Gaye, Toni Braxton, Babyface, Bobby Brown, BBD, Morris Day, Sheila E, 3RD World, New Kids on The Block and many more.
Jeremy Austin, aka Call Her 6, stopped by the E-Spot to share his journey on becoming sober, and helpful tips for others that are struggling with addiction or may know someone who is. Jeremy is co-staring on the new HBO show, We're Here and also shares his beauty secrets. A must see.
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Mona's first film was " Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins," (starring Martin Lawrence, Cedric the Entertainer, Mike Epps) she worked on as a day player. Andrea's strong work ethic, and skill set allowed her to be hired on her next job full time as a Hairstylist. She has a Resume that's full of fan favorites and amazing television series. She is a 2018 Makeup and Hairstylist Guild Nominate Hairstylist for the film Pitch Perfect 3 (starring Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Ester Dean(Songland), Hailey Steinfeld) and had the Honor to have done hair on all the three Pitch Perfects. She is also a 2019 Emmy Nominate Hairstylist for the HBO TV show True Detective 3 (starring Mahershala Ali. Her list of credits for film and tv shows are Fences (starring Denzel Washington (director as well), Just Mercy (starring Michael B Jordan, Jamie Foxx, Brie Larson), HBO TV SERIES...Watchmen (starring Regina King), Night School (starring Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish), and she did both Season of the WGN TV Show Underground (starring Journee Smollett Bell, Aldis Hodge, Amiriah Vann, Alano Miller and Dewanda Wise), just to name a few. She also worked on the upcoming HBO TV series called Lovecraft Country (starring Journee Smollett Bell, Johnathan Majors, and Michael K. Williams)."
Kim Kimble a Los Angeles native shares her experiences from her first film job, B.A.P.S, with director Robert Townsend and actress Halle Berry, her reality show on WE TV, L.A. Hair about her salon, owns her own hair care line, and tools. Kim also shares some helpful tips for at home hair care to cover greys and transitioning to a natural without having to big chop.