Best known for: Spearheading publicity campaigns for some of the biggest directors in Hollywood, including Steven Spielberg, Clint Eastwood, Michael Mann, Robert Rodriguez, Bill Condon, and Reggie and Gina Bythewood.
Upcoming project: This month, she releases the ï¬rst feature ï¬lm sheâ€™s directed, I Will Follow, the story of a successful makeup artist (played by Salli Richardson-Whitï¬eld) who puts her life on hold to care for her dying aunt. A festival darling (it won the Narrative Audience Award at the Urbanworld Film Festival), the indie also stars Blair Underwood and Tracie Thoms.
â€œI canâ€™t really see myself doing any big blockbuster stuff,â€ she says. â€œMy passion is for more intimate stories. Iâ€™m interested in stories about black adults being black adults and the secrets of our hearts. Those are the kind of ï¬lms that Iâ€™ve loved forever, that I want to make – and Iâ€™m going to keep trying until I get it right.â€