Board of Directors
She is an independent financial consultant, a film and television producer and the prior Chief Financial Officer of Gener8xion Entertainment, Inc. She is a Certified Public Accountant who started her career with Price Waterhouse & Company.
She has over 25 years of experience in the Medicare Insurance Industry. She has held positions as a Medicare Claims Examiner, Section Manager and Business Service Analyst.
Robert F. Campbell
He is a six-time Emmy Award recipient for Outstanding Journalism and News Writing at WNBC-TV and NBC News in New York City. Following his long career as a journalist and news editor, he produced and wrote several seasons of the hit television drama Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. He has also written and produced several feature films.
She is a graduate of Oral Roberts University with a B.S. degree in accounting. She worked 15 years as a Claims Specialist for major insurance companies. In 2006 she transferred her corporate skills into working as an independent casting director. She has cast several feature films, short films, stage plays, webisodes and live events. In May of 2009 she founded Kids in the Spotlight, Inc.
Ms. Coleman has an extensive background in marketing, specifically securing promotional partnerships and executing local publicity programs in the film industry. She started her career at The WB where she was an intern in the publicity dept then moved to MGM where she was coordinator of creative advertising for 2 years. Her career took her to The Walt Disney Studios where she worked in field publicity and promotions for 2 years and coordinated local promotional campaigns for films such as Pirates of the Caribbean, The Incredibles, The Pacifier, etc. She then went on to work for 20th Century Fox for 4 years where she manager field promotions and publicity. She is currently at Warner Brothers Studios working with the Harry Potter Franchise.
Ms. Payne is a graduate of Howard University with a B.A. in English Literature. She works as an independent casting director and writer. Payne wrote and directed Blue Midnight, an inspirational docu-drama that was well received by audiences. She also wrote Nose Candy, which screened at The Pan African Film Festival in 2010. Payne has over 10 years experience working in the entertainment industry. She’s produced several projects, including the feature Mayhem, and is a producing partner with Cottage Court Productions. In addition, she enjoys coaching young performers through Acting Out Loud Workshops.
She is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, mother of five and Geffen Theatre Board Member. She is the founder and CEO of Queen Nefertari Productions. Ms. Stafford is one of the top philanthropists in Los Angeles. In just over a minute, Cynthia talks about how she went from being someone who had lost her home, job and custody of her five nieces/nephews in 2007—when she won the lottery–to being a mother, philanthropist and Hollywood entrepreneur in 2011. But what didn’t change was her desire to be positive and give back. How did Cynthia continue her childhood practice of supporting causes close to her heart? (more info)
She is an Emmy winner who starred in 6 ABC and CBS television series, countless MOW’s, episodics, school break specials, and started her career at age 8. She’s most notably known for starring opposite Michael J. Fox in ‘Back To The Future.’ For nearly 2 decades, Ms. Wells has owned and operated Armani Wells, (www.armaniwells.com), a high end men’s resale shop in Studio City, CA. Her proudest accomplishments are raising her son and helping those in need.
Our teachers work in the entertainment industry and/or have degrees in their respective disciplines.
Sharon Hogg ~ Co-Director
For the past eleven years, Ms. Hogg has taught the Meisner Method Acting Technique at the highly respected Joanne Baron/D.W. Brown Studio in Santa Monica, CA. Her work extends to appearances in feature and independent films, television, music videos and theater, in addition to working behind the camera in production and casting. She is the founder of MONARCH Theater Company.
T. Faye Griffin ~ Executive Producer of “Movies by Kids, For Kids” Film Festival & Awards Ceremony
NAACP Image Award winner and proud product of South Central Los Angeles, T. Faye Griffin has put words into the mouths of Academy Award winners, comedians, and politicians as a speech and comedy writer. With more than 20 years experience, she has amassed an impressive list of television writing and producing credits. Griffin is a longtime member of the Writer’s Guild of America and the owner of the boutique writing service Words by Faye.
A published author and screenwriter, Mr. Nelson received his B.F.A from Howard University’s Department of Theatre Arts and an M.F.A. from the University of Illinois. In Chicago, he founded the Congo Square Theatre Company in the mid 1990’s. He also worked as a teacher in the Chicago public school system. His film Fly Like Mercury, produced by David Schwimmer and directed by Harry Lennix, received an award at the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles.
He is the founder and president of Jack Of All Trades, Inc. He has a B.F.A. from G.M.U. in acting and has been working in the media field as producer, director, editor and cameraman for over twenty years. He lends his skills to KITS as a director, editor and web-designer.
Antonio D. Charity
A graduate of Howard University’s Department of Theatre Arts, Mr. Charity has appeared in numerous TV shows, films, commercials and Off-Broadway and regional theatre productions. He has also worked for more than 20 years as a mentor for several youth programs such as the Boys and Girls Club and the Big Brother Big Sister program.