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.

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Driadonna Roland is an ‘80s baby born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. After earning her B.S. in Journalism at Florida A&M University, she got her start as a newspaper reporter, then transitioned to digital media. Driadonna has always merged her journalism skills with her passion for entertainment, as a writer for MTV News, BuzzFeed, REVOLT, and more. Now a deputy editor at Complex, she writes features, profiles celebrities, and produces digital content. But she’s tired of covering other people living their dreams—Driadonna is working to transition her experience as a creative storyteller into becoming a television writer/show runner. You can reach her at Driadonna.com or on social media @DreeTV.

Alex Borden is a screenwriter & videographer - born in Philly, raised at Howard, living in Harlem. He transitioned from a career in finance to pursue filmmaking full-time, and now works in Acquisitions for IFC Films, evaluating independent films for distribution while separately working on his own projects. He has a long relationship with community advocacy, and he spends his free time as an Action Board member for Getting Out and Staying Out (GOSO), a Harlem-based non-profit organization committed to transforming the lives of young men involved in the justice system.

His next transition is focused on producing & directing, and in the meantime you can catch him & his work at @alxborden.

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Kearah-Armonie (Kearmonie) is an Afro-Caribbean Poet, Spoken Word Artist, Filmmaker from Brooklyn, NY. She is currently an MFA candidate at The Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema for Post-Production. Kearmonie’s writing often exhibits the condition of the Black American from a millennial lens, with personal accounts of love, family, oppression, and womanism. 

Her work can be found in WusGood.black magazine, and Great Weather for Media’s anthology “The Other Side of Violet”. This Black History Month she completed a photo project #28ShadesofBlackMagic, in collaboration with LaQuann Dawson, a collection of portraits featuring 28 Young, Black creatives and entrepreneurs for each day of February. She also takes on art film, creating short poetic and experimental films, offering this as a service to her fellow poets and spoken word artists.

Most recently, she produced, shot, and edited short film “Shoulders”, a story highlighting the urgency and significance of friendship among Black Women, now streaming on "Aurore TV"(auroretv.com).


Follow her work @kearmonie

Shanice O'Brien is an aspiring screenwriter and Senior Coordinator at CNN's Great Big Story.

A former Talent Associate for BET Networks, Shanice has experience pitching talent, assisting with the development of original programs and creating segment concepts for live television. 

With a great deal of on set experience she has also directly assisted and worked to secure talent for television specials and award shows. 

Shanice graduated from Rutgers University with a B.A. in Journalism and Media Studies, B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Critical Race and Ethnic Studies.

Shurize Richards graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology with a Bachelor's degree in Marketing and Advertising Communications and a Minor in Film. 

She has a history of working in the entertainment industry and non-profit organizations. She has produced three films in the last two years and is an aspiring Executive Producer, Director and Entrepreneur.

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StefaniePhilpott is a writer and aspiring screenwriter/director fromCleveland, OH. She is currently based out of Brooklyn, NY where she is writinga Dramedy series based on her time in New York. She is also working on aDocu-Series on taboo topics within the African Diaspora community as aco-writer, co-producer, and co-director.

Stefanie graduated fromCentral State University with a B.A. in Broadcast Media and RooseveltUniversity with a M.S. in Integrated Marketing.

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

Coupledwith 20 years of experience in the media and television industryacross the Caribbean and the US, Yaphet worked his way up from a parttime camera operator to a budding Cinematographer/Director.

As anindependent filmmaker, he's on a journey to preserve and develop cultureand the visual arts in Guyana and the Caribbean. He's committed to usefilm and new media as a means to bring Caribbean stories to main streamdistribution.

Yaphethas worked on projects with the World Bank, USAID, the Global ShapersCommunity – an affiliate of the World Economic Forum, CaribbeanGovernments, AT&T, Verizon, the Athens International Film Festival andthe New York Film Academy to name a few.

Follow his work @yaphetjackman

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Ashley Hobbs is a Jersey-born-and-bred writer + producer, Ashley is obsessed with creating content and experiences that encourage, inform, connect, and evoke. She’s equally hellbent on innovating unapologetically. Her work lives at the crash site of faith, creativity, wellness, and culture.

Ashley is a freelance content creator for outlets like xoNecole and UrbanCusp and she is championing the engaging feature interview on her site, Temple & Riot. Currently, Ashley is writing two short films and researching for a documentary on Black camaraderie.

Alexis "Lexi" Pratt is a natural born creative flying in from the Sunshine State! She's had a hand in writing, producing, and even being an on-air talent. 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. 

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, Mustache, and BET.

When she's not knee deep in storytelling, she is dedicating her time as a co-founder of The Roux where she and her team help develop spacial experiences for creatives of color. You can also find her climbing at Brooklyn Boulders, bar tending at major music festivals, or checking off places on her "Operation Find The Spot" list where she explores restaurants and hangouts throughout the 5 boroughs. 

A decade (or two) from now, 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!

Shakera Robinson is a Producer who lives by the saying “a curious mind knows no limits”. It’s a mindset she carries throughout all of her projects, making sure to always find ways to tell stories that inspire people.

Currently a Production Coordinator at National Geographic Studios, she spends most of her days assisting the production management team with logistics, record keeping, and supporting producers with various production-related tasks.

She graduated from Hofstra University with a B.A. in Film Studies and Production and a minor in Photography.


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Twi McCallum is a sound designer/engineer and lighting technician. She’s been fortunate enough to work for union and non-union theaters, film, and tv shows. Some of her favorite companies so far include Warner Brothers, CBS, NBCUniversal, and Cape May Stage. Originally from Baltimore and a (still successful) drop out of Howard University, Twi has lived in NYC for one year. 

When not working, Twi loves sitting home watching anything on Food Network, Black Ink Crew, and Judge Judy. 

Check out her website or follow her @i.work.backstage on Instagram

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