Dedicated to enhancing the skills and careers of black filmmakers

The Co-Founders

Reggie Williams is a screenwriter and director based out of Brooklyn. After graduating from Emerson College, Reggie wrote for Comedy Central and more recently finished a feature length documentary about his own black identity which features writer Micheal Denzel Smith, filmmaker Joshua Bee Alafia, amongst others.

Lande Yoosuf is filmmaker with a short film entitled "Privilege Unhinged" has screened at festivals such as the Martha's Vineyard African American Film Festival, DC Black Film Festival and the Big Apple Film Festival. It is now airing on the television channel Shorts TV.

She is currently awaiting festival responses for her second film "Second Generational Wedding" and developing the feature version script.

Lande's projects cover themes of media influence, sociology, gender and race relations, pop culture, women’s empowerment and self image. In addition to her work with One Scribe, Lande has a strong commitment to giving back.

She is the co-founder of the grassroots organization Black Film Space--an organization focused on providing skill enhancement, networking opportunities and resources for black filmmakers.

Previously, Lande was professional with over 10 years of experience casting at networks such as MTV, NBC, WEtv, truTV and Bravo to name a few. Lande oversees all aspects of directing, casting and production at One Scribe Media with a strong emphasis on story composition.

Lande is fully committed to ensuring that her client’s creative goals, vision and needs are aligned with One Scribe Media’s expressed brand.Ultimately, Lande hopes to contribute to increased control, ownership, and management of media for content creators of African descent and women across all available content platforms.Lande graduated from Brooklyn College with a B.A. in Television and a minor in marketing. She resides in the Bronx, New York.


Zaindria Yarborough attended the University at Buffalo and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Media Studies.

She has a diverse background in film, finance and media with aspirations to become a Line Producer. Some of the productions she has worked on include: “Wilhemina’s War”, Through the Fire: The Legacy of Barack Obama” and ”Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities”.

She is currently in Production Management for film and television and a Freelance Researcher for nonprofit organizations. In addition, she also volunteers her time with community based organizations for various events.


Latrisha Talley is an actress and writer from Nashville, TN. Her notable performances include co-starring alongside Billy Ray Cyrus in CMT's "Still the King", traveling across the country with her one-woman show, "ROSA" (presented by The American Negro Playwright Theatre), appearing in over 80 interactive dinner theater shows with The Murder Mystery Company/American Immersion Theater and hosting a weekly web series called "Monologue Monday". 

Latrisha studied Journalism in college, and she has penned 10 short films, one of which (entitled Dave and Pearl) won 7 awards (including Best Screenplay) at a local 48 Hour Film Competition. Latrisha has since expanded Dave and Pearl into a feature-length screenplay. When she's not performing or writing, she enjoys staying immersed in the arts by supporting her fellow artists. 

Additionally, as a food lover, she can be found exploring the city's best (and worst) eats, especially pizza.

Kevito Clark (or Kevin L. Clark, your preference) is a music journalist and aspiring screenwriter working at the intersection of health and culture. 

Inspired by his journey as a dialysis patient and kidney transplant recipient, Kevito is focused on using creativity to explore and create solutions to healthcare issues that affect the Black and Brown community. 

He operates a portfolio of different outlets to share and inform people on the topic through his weekly newsletter called #KevitoSays, a monthly podcast called Mighty Healthy: The Podcast, and his freelancing work with Essence, Complex, and VIBE magazine. 

He's deeply passionate about empowering the Black and Brown community, patients and practitioners of color through these means and hopes to develop a late night comedy TV talk show about the subject through his Seed & Spark crowdfunding campaign.

Follow him on IG and Twitter.


StefaniePhilpott is a filmmaker from Cleveland, but currently living in Brooklyn, NY.

She holds a degree in Communications from Central State University (HBCU love!) and a Marketing (Master’s) degree from Roosevelt University. Her debut (short) film, Sweet Nothings, is currently in Post Production and she’s also writing her second short film.

Although she wants to write on many subjects, she’s specifically focused on normalizing Black Romance on screen. You can catch up with her at @visionboardliving.


Yaphet Jackman is a Brooklyn born, Guyanese bred filmmaker with a passion to live, learn & laugh. He holds a B.Sc in Communication Studies from the University of Guyana and an M.F.A in film from Ohio University.

Coupled with 20 years of experience in the media and television industry across the Caribbean and the US, Yaphet worked his way up from a part time camera operator to a budding Cinematographer/Director.

As an independent filmmaker, he's on a journey to preserve and develop culture and the visual arts in Guyana and the Caribbean. He's committed to use film and new media as a means to bring Caribbean stories to main stream distribution.

Yaphet has worked on projects with the World Bank, USAID, the Global ShapersCommunity – an affiliate of the World Economic Forum, The Prada Foundation, The Caribbean Film Academy, and the New York Film Academy to name a few.

Follow his work @yaphetjackman


Alexis"Lexi" Pratt is a TV and digital producer and writer from South Florida. After studying at Syracuse University, she decided to leave the tundra and take on an internship at BiB Media in Brooklyn. Alexis went on to work for NBC, BET, and currently BuzzFeed. One of her more notable roles was associate producing for the STARZ's hit show Power Confidential: The Official Power After-Show hosted by Terrence J.

When she's not knee deep in storytelling, she is dedicating her time as a co-founder of The Roux, a group that develops spaces, experiences, and connections for creatives of color. 

You ever heard of the "black sheep"? Well, Alexis is trying to bring stories of the hidden or outcast topics to life with a touch of her own quirky personality. In the future, you will see some of Alexis' scripted work on platforms like Netflix and Hulu and be able to purchase her best-selling book at a local Barnes and Noble. That's right, she's not afraid to dream big!

South Bronx based writer, Michael Wells, has been honing his screenwriting skills for the past several years. Originally a Cinematographer and Video Editor, Michael has spent years training himself to tell captivating stories within the visual medium.

Michael's evolution into screenwriting allows him to continue to tell captivating stories that pull from his own lived experiences and break ground in entertainingly discussing more significant social issues. 

With hopes of a more equitable future, Michael writes speculative fiction with Black narratives that exist outside of the societal traumas forced upon Black people.

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