11:30AM – 11:55AM
Behind the Scenes with Rashidi Hendrix and Andre Ozim
An award-winning music executive, television producer and talent manager who has worked on series as diverse as Kitchen Nightmares, The MTV Awards, and Orange is the New Black . Prior to television, Hendrix was the Senior VP and Head of A&R for Reach Music Publishing where he shared a Grammy for Best R&B Song for Mary J Blige's "Be Without You".
Up-and-coming stage and screen actor from Washington, D.C and winner of a Best Actor Award at NYU Tisch for his performance in the short Jahar, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.
With over ten years of media experience, she first got her start at Grey Advertising in the music department. She transitioned to radio at Sirius XM, climbing the ladder from board operator to associate producer to producer and working on a variety of talk channels including Playboy, Foxxhole, Blue Collar Comedy, Martha Stewart, Urban View, Starz, and many more. While working in radio, Nekia received her Masters in Media Management from the New School. She decided to make the switch to television and currently works in Development and Original Programming for Warner Media Entertainment (tru, TBS and TNT). She works on shows such as Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks, Carbonaro Effect, Impractical Jokers, and a host of others. You can also find her on her “wannabe foodie” blog, feedmeseymore.com.
CEO of Scriptertainment, a mobile marketplace designed for screenwriters to distribute their scripts directly to the user as reading entertainment content, and the easiest place for the reader to find these stories. He also currently holds roles as Associate Director of Social Media Advertising and has worked in Digital Marketing & Social Media for the past ten years. Previously, he served as Partner of B.A.L.L. Out Media Group, a boutique sports and entertainment PR & Marketing agency. A writer by trade and desire, Stephen was the creator and Editor-In-Chief of the renaissance lifestyle blog, FromNewYorktoParis.com, and he is currently recording his poetry audio book.
12:05PM – 1:00PM
Live Screenplay Readings
2 BFF alumni will do live readings of their work-in-progress screenplays along with a cast of actors in this exclusive peek at up-and-coming projects.