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corey grant COREY GRANT is a Director/ Writer who was born in Joliet, Illinois. He received his BA in communications from Norfolk State University in Virginia. before receiving his Masters in Film from Howard University (Washington DC). After graduation Corey wrote and directed Dysfunctional Friends, starring an ensemble cast including Meagan Good, Wesley Jonathan, Essence Atkins among others. His follow up, The Lost Coast Tapes, highlighted his talent for mainstream horror and stirred up BIG FOOT FANS across the globe. His follow-up films included SisterCode, Illicit, and I Got The HookuP 2 all released theatrically and on streaming and television platforms. His latest project was the TV Series “PUMP” set to release in 2020 which he directed. and co-created. As Star Wars' self proclaimed biggest fan, Corey has always had his eye on the Sci-Fi genre and is slated to direct more action/sci-fi in the near future. Corey Grant has always gone against the grain, directing and writing projects that he believes in and his best work is yet to come.
Lanett Tachel LANETT TACHEL is a Writer/Producer/Actress hailing from Prince George’s County Maryland. After receiving her BFA in Theater from Howard University, she moved to Los Angeles to hone her skills as a multi-hyphenate and she began to making her mark in television and film. Lanett produced and co-wrote the new comedy series, PUMP, releasing in 2020. Equally formidable in front of and behind the scenes, her credits to date include television and feature films ranging from action, comedy, to thriller that have released Worldwide theatrically and on major television platforms including Netflix, Lifetime, BET, SYFY and more. Lanett lives by the motto, “Don’t Wait, Create” and encourages other artists to do the same.
audrey AUDREY LYNNE KENDRICK has been the Executive Assistant to one of Hollywood’s most powerful managers, Helen Sugland (Executive Producer of Black-ish and Grown-ish) for over twenty-nine years. She watched and learned as her mentor shaped and directed the careers of many A-List stars, like Laurence Fishburne, Eric Stoltz, Ella Joyce, Blair Underwood and Larenz Tate. Now she has created AMERICA LOVES KARAOKE, and is Executive Producing ALK with Academy Award Nominated actor, Laurence Fishburne as well as other TV and film projects with the blessing and support of many notable friends and clients.
phaedra harris PHAEDRA HARRIS Senior Vice President of Casting and Talent Relations UrbanFlix. With over thirty years’ experience in feature film and television casting, Ms. Harris has been involved in the casting of well over 100 films ranging in budgets from the two-million-dollar independent tele-feature BUTTER, (Terrence Howard and Nia Long) to the hundred-million-dollar studio blockbuster THE FIFTH ELEMENT, (Bruce Willis and Chris Tucker). In 2019, Harris Co-Executive Produced two UrbanFlix Original Television Series, PUMP, (Ray J and Jennifer Freeman) and CASTING THE NET. (Ella Joyce and Apryl Jones). Harris’ ability to attract talent to projects provides a solid foundation to produce cost effective independent films for distribution.
CHEVEZ FRAZIER, a native Chicagoan, is a producer/partner of New Breed Entertainment. He has to his producing credit four (4) full-length feature films. Chevez met New Breed Entertainment's founder, writer/director Corey Grant in 2004 and teamed up with him for the first time on "STUDIO: Hip Hop Task Force Volume II" (2006). After "Studio," they went on to produce "Dysfunctional Friends" (2010), "BIGFOOT: The Lost Coast Tapes" (2011) and "Illicit" (2016). Playing a key role in the development of his no-nonsense, pragmatic approach to producing is his background in law enforcement with state government and compliance department experience with a major investment firm.
Troy Big Riff Taylor TROY “BIG RIFF” TAYLOR  - (DGA Commercial 1st AD- Tier 2 Feature 1st- Financial Core) has navigated the production world from 24 HR Live News, Commercials and Feature Films. Having worked with clients such as Funny or Die, Coca Cola, Proctor & Gamble, and Google, he can adjust to the ever changing situations. Riff’s larger than life personality and critical thinking makes any situation negotiable. Riff has an untarnished reputation working with high-end talent and achieving monumental goals!
McKinley Freeman MCKINLEY FREEMAN - Beyond acting on hit shows like Hit The Floor, Daytime Divas, Scandal, and 9-1-1, McKinley Freeman's experience also includes film and television producing, a Bachelor's Degree in Business for Finance, an MBA in Marketing and Management Systems with industry experience at IBM, and he currently holds both strategically advising and emerging market business development positions for several tech startups around the world.
Brian Buddha Pratt BRIAN “BUDDHA” PRATT originally hails from the Washington, DC area, his professional career started in world of PBS. While working for a PBS, he received two Emmy Nominations and two Cine Awards for his work as a producer and editor. His professional experience encompasses Feature films and trailers, web series and commercials. He has recently worked for companies such as Nike, Tastemade, Pilgrim Media, The Famous Group, All Def Digital, and Saturday Night Live, and his work can be seen in perpetuity in the halls of such timeless places as The College Football Hall of Fame, The National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel and the George W. Bush Presidential Library.


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