Harvey Hass Nunes
Harvey is an experienced media professional who has been in the entertainment industry as a freelance television producer, videographer, voice personality, master of ceremonies, and professional deejay for more than 20 years. As a producer and videographer, Harvey specializes in sports/news and has worked with many organizations and athletes including CBS, BET, HBO Sports, Howard University Television, Marion Jones, Allan Iverson, Laila Ali and Rod Woodson to name a few. He is a graduate from the Howard School of Communications and received a certificate of completion for NYU's School of Continuing Education Film Video and Broadcasting.
Charisse is a writer, speaker and literary advocate, and is the award-winning author of the children’s books, I Am Barack Obama (2009), I Dream for You a World: A Covenant for Our Children (2007) and Nappy (2006), as well as Songs of a Sistermom: Motherhood Poems (2004). I Am Barack Obama won a 2009 Honor Award from Skipping Stones Multicultural Magazine. Charisse is the Executive Producer of The Book Look, an online TV show and digital property that connects African-American readers, authors, celebrities and literary events. A graduate of Harvard Law School, where she was a schoolmate of President Obama and a former poet laureate of her alma mater Lincoln University, Charisse has been a featured blogger on News One and a speaker or presenter for numerous national and regional organizations.
D. Amari Jackson
Amari is a creator, author, TV/web/film producer, and award-winning journalist. He is author of the 2011 novel, The Savion Sequence; creator/writer/coproducer of the 2012-2014 web series The Book Look; writer/coproducer of the 2016 film Edge of the Pier; and current writer/coproducer of Listen Up! on HBCU GO/Roku TV. He is a former Chief of Staff for a NJ State Senator; a former VP of Communications & Development for the Jamestown Project at Harvard University; and a recipient of several writing fellowships including the George Washington Williams Fellowship from the Independent Press Association. An active ghost writer, song writer, martial artist, and journalist, his writings have appeared in a wide variety of national and regional publications.
Darnley R. Hodge Jr.
Darnley is an award-winning photojournalist and video editor with more than twenty years of broadcast and production experience. He holds an M.A. in Producing for Film, Video, and Television from American University and a B.S. in Mass Communications from Virginia Commonwealth University. His work has been featured on every national broadcast television network and many national cable stations and he has given lectures on media and film at George Washington University, Howard University, The University of Maryland, American University, and Prince George’s Community College. Over the years Darnley has covered everything from the Pentagon on 9-11, to the World Series in Anaheim, to the President of the Ivory Coast in Abidjan on his 2004 reelection campaign. He was a photographer on several Emmy nominated news stories and won a 2000 NABJ award for his camera work on Ric Young’s “Blacks in the Military” special. He has shot and directed several interviews with President Obama and he still regularly covers Capitol Hill and the White House for national news networks. Darnley has served as director of photography, director, and producer on numerous projects including news gathering, reality television, commercials, music videos, travel shows, and corporate video projects. He is an expert AVID, Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro editor, has Capitol Hill press credentials, and has worked as a photographer and editor for NBC, CNBC, and COX national networks and CBS and ABC affiliates in Richmond, Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles. Darnley has also worked behind the camera on international productions in East, West and Central Africa, South America, Central America, The United Kingdom, and the West Indies.
Teo Melchishua Williams
Teo Melchishua Williams (aka Tewodross Melchishua) is an award-winning producer, professor, filmmaker, animator, motion graphics/visual effects, and video projection designer. He has received numerous awards and recognition for his work in animation such as The SONY Innovator's Award in animation; First Place winner for animation from The Maafa Film & Video Festival, The Paul Robeson Award in Film and Video, The Annual Rosebud Independent Film & Video Competition. He produces works in film and animation through his digital media studio collective Visual Jazz, located in the Art Lives Here Business Incubator, in Mount Rainier, just inside the Gateway Arts district of Prince George's County, MD. Teo is a professor of Visual Communication & Digital Media Arts at an HBCU.
Monda Raquel Webb
Monda is an award-winning filmmaker, author, poet, and storyteller. Voted Filmmaker of the Year in 2020 by the National Black Movie Association, Monda established Little Known Stories Production Company, LLC as the production arm of Monda Media. She has written four books, written and directed two short films that address humanity head on. Monda has won several national and international awards for her first short, ZOO (VOLKERSCHAU) (2015), a narrative short on the last known human zoo. POOCH SITTER (2019) is also playing festivals and winning awards and donated $1,600 to non-profit organizations focused on homelessness, women, and children. Collectively, both films have played 40+ festivals and won 20+ awards. Monda serves as Executive Vice President for Women in Film and Video, Washington, DC and is the Programming Coordinator and Board Member of the Chesapeake Film Festival. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and Gamma Xi Phi, a Fraternity for the Arts.