JaNeika and JaSheika rose up the ranks from Workers Writers to Supervising Producers on Fox’s groundbreaking hit sequence, EMPIRE. In addition they served as Co-Govt Producers on Netflix’s restricted sequence, TRUE STORY, starring Kevin Hart and Wesley Snipes, and HBO Max’s GOSSIP GIRL, and are at present creating Showtime’s MABEL, an origin sequence based mostly on Tyler Perry’s Madea, as Govt Producers alongside Tyler Perry and Tim Palen. The James Twins are dedicated to creating, creating, and writing tasks that enlighten, encourage, and entertain audiences around the globe. Their debut ebook, LIVING DOUBLE, is a behind-the-scenes take a look at the aggressive world of writing for tv, as effectively an inspiring account of two sisters decided to make their dream careers a actuality – and to share life classes with those that have huge goals, however are unsure the best way to obtain them.
Troy Osborne Pryor is an American producer, host, and actor. His collaborations have led to award-winning tasks and content material with ABC, Warner Brothers, TruTV, HGTV, DIY Community, TV One, Aspire TV, KweliTV, and extra.
A Chicago native, Troy is an advocate for connecting native, undiscovered various expertise to mainstream content material and media platforms by his leisure community, Artistic Cypher and the varied manufacturers beneath his chief firm, Pryor Holdings. Troy was the youngest individual ever to be elected to SAG-AFTRA Chicago’s Board of Administrators and was a mentor for President Barack Obama’s White Home mission, A Name to ArtsHis with SAG-AFTRA. As a former collegiate athlete, Troy was a record-breaking powerlifter and linebacker for the College of Illinois. As a Chicago Students 35 Beneath 35, Ariel Investments/WVON 40 Sport Changer, Black Enterprise TCX Fellow, and ADColor nominated Innovator of the 12 months, Pryor has a tenacity for innovation and big-picture, strategic considering.
Nonetheless very a lot grounded within the values of his church household, he continues to spend his time ministering, mentoring, and training as he strives every day to achieve his full potential. Study extra at troypryor.com.
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Rebecca Ford Terry is a companion on the legislation agency Scharf Banks Marmor. She is the previous Govt Vice
President and head of litigation on the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film studio. She is present or former trustee of quite a few civic and cultural establishments, together with the Goodman Theatre, the Area Museum, the Chicago Humanities Competition, the Renaissance Society, Injustice Watch, and the Artwork Institute of Chicago.
Rebecca acquired her B.A. from Harvard School and J.D. from the College of Chicago Regulation Faculty. A printed author and achieved public speaker, she has written for the Milken Institute Evaluate, The American Lawyer, the Reader, the New York Regulation Journal, the Chicago Tribune and IICLE. Rebecca is a frequent film and leisure contributor to Selection.com, the Chicago Each day Regulation Bulletin and WCPT AM820.