Sahar Simmons is a seasoned communications specialist, author and filmmaker. She started her career in special events management, media relations and communications for Madison Square Garden’s Boxing Division, the US Olympic Committee, TNT Sports, the NBA, and the NFL.
Simmons recently launched Mobile Movie Makers Youth Film Competition and Festival. An innovative and creative approach to support young millennials as filmmakers and content creators to use smartphones to create personal stories that positively influence their peers and communities.
Simmons is the author of the Briana’s Neighborhood Children’s Book Series and Leadi’s Loco Life (currently in development). She has fostered literacy partnerships with McDonalds, Macy’s, Chick fil-A, the WNBA, the NBA, Carol’s Daughter and Wal-Mart.
Addam Davis-McGee has accumulated over 15 years of digital storytelling and multimedia experience. He has collaborated with the Minneapolis Institute of Art, X-Games, WILL.I.AM, and many other organizations as a creative powerhouse. Most recently, Addam launched AXS GRNTD, an interactive tech agency specializing in Extended Reality solutions for various clients and brands. In addition, he is a creative partner with LOUPE, the visual art streaming experience for the new apple tv + web and #1 downloaded lifestyle app in 35 countries.
Dr. Autumn Burton-Stovall is a results-focused professional with a demonstrated track record of value-added accomplishments, leadership abilities and business savvy. She has experience in various areas including human resource management, corporate training, financial analysis, and organization development, however, possesses a deep passion for non-profit volunteer management and non-profit program awareness.
Miah G. Harris a native of Atlanta, Georgia, is a 2017 graduate of the illustrious Hampton University, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in journalism.
Miah is quickly increasing her practical knowledge in film production. She recently directed two scenes as a student at the Nate Parker Film Institute and volunteered at Sundance Film Festival. Miah has also been responsible for building the Mobile Movie Makers Youth platform from the beginning and enjoys encouraging young people to speak their truth by exploring new mediums of art.
Christopher “Deep” Henderson is a multi-platinum, Grammy Award winning songwriter and music producer whose hits include Jamie Foxx’s “Blame It” and “Happily Ever After” by Case. In a career now spanning over 17 years, this 3-time ASCAP Award recipient has worked on several gold, platinum & multi-platinum projects for artists like Trey Songz, Mya and Jacob Latimore among others. He was listed among Billboard Magazine’s Top 5 Hot Hip-hop/R&B Producers of 2009 and was even recognized a decade earlier among Billboard Magazine’s Top 20 Hot Hip-hop/R&B Producers of 1999.
As an active voting member of the Grammy Association (NARAS), Christopher regularly hosts & participates in songwriter-producer workshops for various community organizations and charities. He started Song Builders TV as a platform to educate and entertain. It aims to present professional insights, tools & techniques while giving the viewer a front row seat to the creative process & new music in progress.
By six years old, Diallo Thompson had already proven himself as a triple threat – singing, dancing, and acting. Since then, the 16-year–old Atlanta native hasn’t looked back. This April, the smart, confident and eloquent young man is seen in the highly rated installment of “Barbershop: The Next Cut” directed by Malcolm D. Lee. Thompson co-stars alongside heavyweights, such as Ice-Cube, Eve, and Cedric the Entertainer and many more. Heavily featured throughout the film, Diallo co-stars as Kenny Smith (son of Rashad played by rapper/actor Common).
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