ANGELA WHITE, p.g.a. – PRODUCER
Angela White is a film producer, talent and business affairs executive and member of the Producer’s Guild of America, who specializes in creating compelling commercial material with a distinct perspective. Ms. White is the founder of Silver Lining Entertainment, LLC, a family owned Multimedia Entertainment Company based in Los Angeles, California.
Ms. White graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Arts degree and received a Master of Arts degree in Political Science from Rutgers University. While at Rutgers, she produced the acclaimed documentary, “Hypocritical War on Drugs,” for PBS. This riveting and explosive documentary examined, from an uncensored view, the so-called “escalating war on drugs.” Even though this experience sparked a strong and tremendous interest in the entertainment industry, she, nevertheless, decided to first pursue and obtain a Juris Doctorate degree from New York Law School.
Whether renting a movie on Redbox, purchasing tickets to a midnight film or surfing BET/Centric TV or Netflix, one would likely have seen some of her current films. These films include the following; “The Cheaters Club aka Busted,” which is being released on March 15, 2017 via Lionsgate Entertainment and stars, Rockmond Dunbar; the dark thriller, “The Sin Seer,” which was released nationwide in 2016 and stars Isaiah Washington, Salli Richardson, Lisa Arrindell Anderson, C. Thomas Howell, Michael Ironside; the inspirational faith-based TV film, “Who Can I Run To,” starring gospel artist Tasha Page Lockhart, multi-platinum gospel artist Marvin Sapp, gospel artist, Jessica Reedy; the romantic comedy, “My Favorite Five,” which stars TV actors, Rochelle Aytes, Brian White and Jay Ellis; “4Play,” “My Sisters Wedding,” “The Last Letter,” which stars Omari Hardwick, Sharon Leal, Gary Dourdan, Richard T. Jones and Lynn Whitfield; “After Effect,” starring Daniel Baldwin and the comedy “C’mon Man” starring Tony Rock.
Currently, Ms. White is finalizing the highly anticipated Christian film, “A Question of Faith,” which stars Richard T. Jones, Kim Fields, T.C. Stallings, C. Thomas Howell, Jaci Velasquez, Gregory Alan Williams and Renee O’Connor, which will be released theatrically in the fall of 2017. In addition, Ms. White is touring the film festival circuit with the soul-searching film, “#WhereIsBeauty,” starring R&B star, Goapele, who plays the character of “Nina,” a visual artist who overcomes the pressures of social media through self-discovery and redefines for herself society’s standard of “beauty.”
Lisa Diane Washington – Producer
Lisa Diane Washington continues to establish herself as a Producer in the film industry. Lisa’s passion for producing began after attending Virginia State University where she studied Public Administration. It was at this time that she began producing concerts and stage productions while living in her hometown of Richmond, Virginia. Lisa had no idea that relocating from the East Coast to Los Angeles, California would begin a journey into producing feature films.
As a Producer, Lisa has made her mark on films such as, “The Great Commission” produced for the Showtime Network and directed by Rockmond Dunbar. The film stars Obba Babatunde, Clint Howard and Joe Torry. Lisa not only kept the film on schedule, but also was the only Producer from the Showtime trilogy series to deliver the film under budget.
In addition, Lisa was also Co-Executive Producer for the urban suspense-thriller television series, “Nite Tales” hosted by Flava Flav. Just to name a few other feature films and productions in her repertoire, there is “Flip The Script” which starred, Robin Givens, Miguel Nunez, Jazsmin Lewis and Laz Alonso; “The Last Letter” starring Omari Hardwick, Sharon Lean and Gary Durden; “Bachelors” starring, Colin Egglesfield, Brian White, Gary Owen and “The Comedy Underground Series” hosted by Tony Rock.
Lisa was also a Producer for the 1st Hollywood African-American celebrity benefit of Eve Ensler’s national play, “The Vagina Monologues” which starred Oscar and Golden Globe winning actress, Mo’Nique. The cast also included Ella Joyce, Wendy Raquel Robinson and Vanessa Bell Calloway. The play was a benefit to raise money to fight abuse against women.
Lisa has also worked as a 2nd Unit Director and directed mulit-camera productions. Currently Lisa is a member of the Producers Guild of America and is an eligible member of the Director’s Guild of America.
Kevan Otto – Director
Kevan Otto is a writer, producer and director based out of Nashville, Tennessee and has worked on the following films “Forgiven” starring Kevin Sorbo, “Grace of God” starring Lorenzo Lamas, “Online,” “In the Name of God” starring Eric Roberts and John Ratzenberger “Lukewarm” starring John Schneider and Bill Cobbs, “Decision” starring Natalie Grant, “What Would Jesus Do” starring John Schneider and Maxine Bahns and the highly anticipated film, “A Question of Faith” starring Richard T. Jones, Kim Fields and C. Thomas Howell.
Nelson Jackson, III – Music Supervisor/Original Songs by
Nelson Jackson III is an accomplished musician, feature film music supervisor and composer, newly ordained Pastor, who is known for his passion and dedication to his love of music and newfound ministry.
Nelson was born and raised in Los Angeles, California and has had an affinity for music since the age of seven when he was enrolled in music school to enhance his musical gift. Nelson signed his first music publishing deal and began songwriting professionally with Sony Records Publishing at the age of twenty. Nelson has written and played for countless artists in the music industry, to include (but not limited to); Dr. Dre, Stevie Wonder, El Debarge, Donnie McClurkin, Jeff Lorber, Norman Hutchins, Brandy, Richard Elliot and Al Jerreau. Most recently, Nelson produced hit records with R&B/Hip Hop boy band “Mindless Behavior” and had an appearance on BET’s 106 & Park. His love for music is unquestionable and his dedication to writing and producing is instantly recognizable.
It was a natural progression for Nelson’s gift of music to evolve working within the film industry, which would soon expand his musical influence and talent to larger audiences around the world. He was the musical director for the inspirational faith based TV film, “Who Can I Run To” and provided original music for the romantic comedy, “My Favorite Five,” thriller, “The Sin Seer,” “The Comedy Underground Series,” “Ulterior Motives: Reality TV Massacre,” inspirational drama, “Grandma’s House” and is currently working as music supervisor and creating original music for the highly anticipated Christian film “A Question of Faith,” which will be released theatrically in the fall of 2017.
Regarding Nelson passion for ministry, he has worked as one of the head musicians at some of the largest churches in Los Angeles, CA for the last fourteen years. Most recently, Nelson has retired from being the head keyboardist and music director at West Angeles Church of God in Christ pastored by Bishop Charles E. Blake, where he faithfully served for thirteen years.
Currently, Nelson has answered God’s calling and started his own church, Speak Life L.A., which will open its doors in September of 2017. Speak Life L.A. ministry mission is “to speak life, to change life and to give life,” which will be accomplished through their biblical teachings and community outreach.
The next few years and beyond are guaranteed to be overwhelmingly successful for Nelson as he continues to expand his inspiration throughout the film industry and his new ministry.
Sean Robert Olson – Editor
Sean has directed talent including Dean Cain, Danny Trejo, Denise Richards, Mario Lopez and Elisa Donovan. He has also edited films starring Val Kilmer, Leighton Meester, America Ferrera and Candace Cameron-Bure.
For nearly two decades, Sean honed his editing skills cutting for shows such as Extra and Fashion Police, putting together Blu-Ray content for blockbusters like The Dark Knight and The Mummy 3, and editing features including Christmas Under Wraps (The Hallmark Channel’s most watched telecast ever) and How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer (Sundance Film Festival (Dramatic Competition)).
Building on a successful run as a 3-time Emmy winning editor, Sean made the transition into directing. His directorial debut, suspense-thriller The Contractor was distributed by Lionsgate and released on the Lifetime Movie Network. Recently he helmed The Other Mother for MarVista Entertainment and A Christmas Reunion for the Ion Channel, the movie reunited Starship Troopers cast members Denise Richards, Patrick Muldoon and Jake Busey. He also directed The Dog Who Saved Easter, which was distributed by Lionsgate and was so well received that he was invited back to direct the follow up The Dog Who Saved Summer with Karate Kid stars Martin Kove and Billy Zabka.