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JLove Calderon & Marla Teyolia present “Meet the Producer” A Special Forum with Industry Insiders

JLove Calderon and Marla Teyolia

"Meet the Producer"
A Special Forum with Industry Insiders



Producer, Director, Playwright
and Award-winning Actress

K A M I L A H  F O R B E S

Join game-changes KAMILAH FORBES in a special forum that will allow  you to hear behind the scenes information that will take your business, production skills, and know-how to the next level. Kamilah will focus her presentation on what is needed for 21st century directing and producing for TV, theater and film; for learning the tactile skills needed to traverse in a multi-disciplinary world; for understanding the nuances of race and gender in the industry; for navigating successful business relationships with authenticity at the center; and for acquiring strategic methods for taking your career to the next level

We will hear from Kamilah for the first half of the forum, and the second half will be dedicated to engaging with YOU during the the Q&A.

Don't miss out on your opportunity to get the
kind of info that you can't find in a book!
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
1440 Broadway, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10018
(bet. 40th & 41st; ID required)

Doors open at 5:30 pm (Come Mix & Mingle!)
Program from 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Registration Info

Fee: $50 (bring a friend and get $10 off)
Advance registration required. Space is limited.
Contact JLove Calderon
at or 917.753.0186

About Kamilah Forbes
Kamilah Forbes is an award winning actress, director, playwright and producer, best known for executive producing Def Poetry Jam and Brave New Voices. She was nominated for Helen Hayes Award for Best Lead Actress.

Voted one of VIBE Magazine’s Top 100 Juiciest People, Kamilah is known for her captivating work and dedication to each of her passions. As an actress, director, playwright and producer, her talent casts a vivid and evocative spell on both the national and international stage. In her diverse body of work she is noted for having a strong commitment to the development of creative works by, for and about the Hip-Hop generation. As the Artistic Director of the Hip-Hop Theatre Festival (HHTF) she has seen it grow from a fledgling project into an independent non-profit organization with a national scope. HHTF has featured the works of nearly 100 artists from around the world. Many new and well-known artistic forces have had their worked leveraged under Kamilah’s artistic direction including OBIE Awards winner Will Power, TONY Award winner Sarah Jones, Rennie Harris, Nilaja Sun, Marc Bamuthi Joseph and Indio Melendez, to name a few.

Kamilah first came to prominence as the writer/director of Hip-Hop Theatre Junction’s premier work “Rhyme Deferred.” “Rhyme Deferred” has since toured through a wide range of venues throughout New York, Washington DC, Texas and North Carolina. She has been featured in such diverse publications as American Theater Magazine, Vibe, The Source, and Honey. “Rhyme Deferred” was published in TCG's anthology The Fire this Time. Kamilah received a B.F.A. in Theatre from Howard University as well as studied at the British-American Drama Academy at Oxford University in Oxford, England. Visit

About JLove Calderon and Marla Teyolia
JLove and Marla are both writers, activists, and producers. They each have over 15 years experience working in the arts and culture arena.  Most recently, they have joined forces to form Illuminating Entertainment, a multi-media production company. Meet the Producers, is the first of a year long series providing access to movers and shakers within the entertainment industry.

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