JESSE COLLINS @jessecollinsent | Executive Producer
Entertainment industry veteran and Image Award winner Jesse Collins has played an integral role in producing many of television's most memorable moments in music entertainment. He has produced award-winning programming including the BET Awards, BET Honors, UNCF's An Evening of Stars, ABFF Awards, Soul Train Awards and the BET Hip Hop Awards, is a consulting producer for the GRAMMY Awards and executive producer of BET's hit series, Real Husbands of Hollywood. He will next produce VH1's Dear Mama. His company, Jesse Collins Entertainment, is a full-service film and television production company based in Hollywood on the Paramount Studios lot.
KIEL ADRIAN SCOTT @kieladrianscott| Director
Award-winning writer-director Kiel Adrian Scott's films have screened internationally and aired on HBO, PBS,CineMAX, Shorts TV, Centric and BET. Kiel's short film, The Roe Effect, garnered him high praise and won several major film festivals, including Best Short Film at the American Black Film Festival's HBO Short Film Competition, Best Narrative Short at the Urbanworld Film Festival and the Saatchi & Saatchi NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE Producer's Award. The Roe Effect was nominated for Best Independent Mini Feature at the Black Reel Awards and included in Cannes Film Festival's 2010 Short Film Corner. Kiel is an alumnus of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, one of the most highly regarded and selective universities in the United States. Kiel is also a recent graduate of New York Univesity's Graduate Film Program where he was awarded a full tuition Dean's Fellowship, was a Spike Lee Fellow, and served as Professor Spike Lee's Graduate Teaching Assistant. Kiel's latest film, Samaria, won a Directors Guild of America Student Film Award for Best Short Film at the Urbanworld Film Festival and was a finalist in the 2015 Student Academy Awards.
ABDUL WILLIAMS | Writer
Abdul got his start in the business working in feature film development. A well-received spec script led to his first paid writing assignment in 2003. In 2006, he sold "Lottery Ticket" (based on an idea by director Erik White) to Rogue Pictures. The movie, directed by Erik White, and starring Bow Wow, Ice Cube, Brandon T. Jackson, Naturi Naughton and Loretta Devine (among others) opened August 20th, 2010 and grossed $24.5 million at the box office. Most recently, Abdul wrote "Surf's Up 2" for Sony Pictures Animation, which was released in early 2017.