About Us

The Black TV & Film Collective is a 501c3 development and production hub with a simple mission: to create career advancing opportunities for Black and African Descent artists to achieve financial sustainability within the entertainment industry.

We provide critical production support enabling members to build a strong body of work, supplemented by workshops and labs focused on craft development and networking events to foster relationship building.

There is power in numbers and together there is unlimited potential in what we can achieve.

Our Staff


Huriyyah Muhammad
Co-Founder, Director
huriyyah@blacktvfilmcollective.org

Yhá Mourhia Wright
Programs Director
yhamourhia@blacktvfilmcollective.org

Kellianne “Kelli” Rae Jordan
Membership Coordinator
kelli@blacktvfilmcollective.org

Tonya McCornell
Volunteer Committee

Shantel Moses
Volunteer Committee

Our Board

Justin Lewis
President, Chairman of the Board

Kibi Anderson
Vice-Chair of the Board

Huriyyah Muhammad
Co-Founder, Board Secretary

J.G. Ayodele
Treasurer of the Board

Kevin Boyle
Board of Directors
Special Projects Chair

Lemu Coker
Board of Directors
Partnerships / Sponsors Chair
sponsors@blacktvfilmcollective.org

Laura Fielder
Board of Directors

Inga Glodowski
Board of Directors
Fundraising Chair

Letitia Guillory
Board of Directors

Chris Jorges
Board of Directors
Communications Chair

Okema Moore
Board of Directors
Programming Chair

Arinze Onugha
Board of Directors
Legal Chair

Justin Lewis

Justin serves as Chair of the Board at the Black TV & Film Collective, leveraging his background in strategy, technology and consulting to propel the organization forward.

Justin Lewis is a retail and technology expert with over 10 years of experience priming organizations for growth.  Recently as a consultant for A.T. Kearney, Justin helped companies design new business models and services that aligned to emerging industry and consumer trends.  Justin is an authority on the future of retail, and currently advises large retailers on how to enable omni-channel offerings.

Justin graduated NYU Stern with an MBA in Strategy and Entrepreneurship, and has a degree in Electrical Engineering from the Cooper Union.

Kibi Anderson

Kibi serves as Vice-Chair of the Board at the Black TV & Film Collective. She is an LA based business executive and Emmy Award winning producer with over 18 years of experience in strategy, business development, media, entertainment, tech, finance and entrepreneurship. Working in Executive roles at Red Table Talk (President), Bloomberg Media (Head of Digital Strategy & Business Development), ABC News (Senior Manager, Business Strategy and Operations), and Broadway Federal Bank (VP/ Business Development Manager) she’s become recognized for her ability to mix comprehensive industry insight, entrepreneurial acumen, and strategic communications skills to build digital businesses and brands globally.

Kibi received her MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business and is a Cum Laude graduate of Harvard University, where she earned a BA degree in East Asian Studies.

You can follow her on FB, Twitter or Instagram @kibianderson.

J.G. Ayodele

Jibolu “J.G.” Ayodele II is the manager and personal photographer of renowned visual artist, Laolu Senbanjo. As Laolu’s manager, he oversees all aspects of his career as it pertains to the canon and commercial partnerships.

J.G. is also the co-founder of Thando’s, a Lagos and NY based fashion/tech company that is creating a platform for African artists to design unique products for the world through a crowdsourced process. J.G. holds an MBA specializing in Finance, Entertainment, Media, and Technology from NYU – Stern School of Business, a Masters in Accounting from NC State University, and a Bachelors in Business Administration from the Kenan-Flagler School of Business at University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.

Prior to Thando’s, he led the business development efforts of Viacom International Media Networks in Nigeria where he co-created partnerships with brands such as Hewlett Packard and Lufthansa. Prior to Viacom, J.G. worked with Deloitte’s audit practice, and spent five years in Leveraged Finance at Bank of America where he worked on industry agnostic private equity deals. Subsequently, he worked at GE Capital where he originated and closed mid-market to large cap transactions in the Restaurant and Real Estate sectors.

huriyyah muhammad

Huriyyah Muhammad

Huriyyah is an award-winning writer, director and producer whose projects have been invited to the Sundance Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, Austin Film Festival, New Voices in Black Cinema, American Black Film Festival and many others.  She is a 2018 Sundance Creative Producing Fellow and recipient of the 2020 Sundance Creative Producing Award for Farewell Amor, which premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival in US Dramatic Competition.

Huriyyah is also co-founder of the Black TV & Film Collective, a 1400-member 501c3 dedicated to developing and supporting artists of color. At the Collective, Huriyyah wears many hats, most of which can be summarized as leading this awesome team and being inspired every day by our members.

She holds a BS in Computer Science from Spelman College and an MBA from NYU.

IG/Twitter: @huriyyahmwright

Letitia Guillory

Letitia Guillory is a multi-hyphenate creative working in film, television and theatre. Her episodic series, gATES, and feature project, HOUND DOG were recently accepted into the WarnerMedia 150 Innovation Initiative. She produced the award-winning shorts, Pas Honteux (REVOLT TV), and Winston. Her work has been presented at the American Black Film Festival, Hip Hop Film Festival, Blackstar Film Festival, Lincoln Center, P.S. 122, Harlem Stage, BRIC Media Arts and more.

Letitia produces events for NYC Parks and curates the award-winning Movies Under the Stars for Brooklyn, fostering dynamic engagement between communities and filmmakers. She is a member of the Harlem Dramatic Writers Workshop, NYWIFT, Black TV & Film Collective and Dramatists Guild. She is a proud alum of the University of Texas (BFA, Drama), New York University (MA, Performance Studies), Eugene O’Neill National Playwright’s Conference and a Blackhouse Foundation Producers Lab Fellow.

Arinze Onugha

Arinze is an attorney.  He currently serves as a senior associate in the New York office Sullivan & Worcester LLP, a full-service corporate law firm.  His legal practice consists of representing institutional investors, including regulated funds of funds, family offices and pension plans, making alternative investments in domestic and offshore special situations, growth, buy-out, venture capital, real estate and other private investment funds and co investments.  He also represents fund sponsors in the organization, structuring and operation of their private funds.  In addition, he assists institutional investors with secondary transactions to purchase or sell portfolios of private fund interests.

Apart from serving clients, Arinze provides black entrepreneurs with helpful information on how legal strategy is essential in the success of one’s business, as well as other business-related concepts.  He provides this information through social media outlets, lectures and, occasionally, music.

Inga Glodowski

Inga is an arts administrator and development professional with a taste for the avant-garde and a strong track record of delivering transformational growth for cultural organizations. She has successfully increased contributed income from diverse sources in all her positions – including fundraising events, major gifts, membership, online giving, planned gifts, corporate sponsorship, and foundation support. She has extensive experience in strategic planning, program design, outcome measurement, grant writing, direct mail, online fundraising, volunteer management, database administration, and prospect research. She has been the Director of Development at The Moth since 2015. Prior to that, Inga served as the Senior Manager of Individual Giving at the Brooklyn Museum, and the Director of Development at St. Ann’s Warehouse. She holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from UW-Madison and a Bachelor’s Degree in Government from Smith College.

To view her full resume, visit: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ingaglodowski/

Lemu Coker

Lemu is an executive at Google within the Global Media and Entertainment Partnerships organization supporting broadcasters, sports leagues, and entertainment firms monetize their content. He has more than 15 years experience in strategy, business development, and operations within the Media and Technology space having worked at Google, Twitter, Verizon Media, MTV Networks, Apple, and Myspace.

He has served on the advisory board of AdColor, leadership positions within the Black Googler Network, and advised numerous startups and entrepreneurs. He is a proud husband and father of a son and 5 year old english bulldog, Madiba.

Lemu received his MBA from the University of Michigan, and his B.A. from the University of Connecticut in Mass Media and Marketing Studies.

Okema T. Moore is a seasoned producer, writer and director who started as a child actor on Sesame Street, cultivating quite a life of experiences since then. These experiences include sharing an EMMY Nomination for a PSA she AD’d, produced and voiced, premiering as a digital series producer at Tribeca Film Festival’s Tribeca N.O.W. 2019, producing the NAACP nominated doc series UNLADYLIKE2020 for PBS, and producing the American Black Film Festival 2019 Best Web Series, Little Apple. She can be seen as a hologram in Brian Stevenson’s Equal Justice Initiative Legacy Museum in Montgomery, AL and in successful web series such as Makeup X Breakup and the Emmy Nominated Pillow Talk.

Behind the scenes, Okema holds a BS in finance and business from Brooklyn College and a Producing Certification from NYU’s SPS. A member of the Board of Directors of the Black TV & Film Collective, Okema leads Programming.

Laura Fielder is writer, director and producer. She has lent her producing talents to short films and web series such as Little White LiesEnd of Season, The Flower Shop, Frankie’s Bakery and Keloid, the Original Series. She has also written/co-written several short film scripts including Payback, created for the 2012 Asian American Film Lab (AAFilmLab), while her first full-length feature script, The Scorpion Twins, was written specifically for the Latin American film market. Milan’s First Day, written by Laura and her directional debut, has screened in national film festivals.  Laura is also a proud mother of three.

A member of the Board of Directors of the Black TV & Film Collective, Laura leads Granting and Member Engagement.

Kevin Boyle

Kevin is a content strategist and attorney based in Los Angeles passionate about the intersection of technology and entertainment. Kevin started his legal career at Greenberg Traurig, P.A. in Miami before moving to Los Angeles to immerse himself in the entertainment industry. His first role was as a development intern at Cary Brokaw’s Avenue Pictures. After several assistant positions, he joined the development team at Gale Anne Hurd’s Valhalla Entertainment. While at Valhalla, he helped develop multiple film and television projects including Aeon Flux, Hulk, and Punisher: War Zone.

Kevin currently assists content creators in strategic planning and intellectual property matters.  His most recent creative project was assisting the producers in the release of the second season of Netflix’s Making a Murderer. Kevin has a Master’s degree from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, a JD from Harvard Law School, and a Bachelor’s in Political Science from Stanford University.

Chris Gorges

Chris is an independent brand strategy and design consultant, and the founder / CEO of Thompson & Prince and Everharbor.Previously, he was Managing Director at Infinia Group, leading Infinia Ventures, a practice dedicated to serving the startup ecosystem. Before Infinia, he was at Havas Worldwide following a stint as a freelance strategy consultant at creative agencies including Droga5, Clear M&C Saatchi, CHI&Partners, and Firstborn.

Chris has done strategy consulting work in brand, digital, and growth strategy for a wide range of clients including Google, IBM, Spotify, TIAA, Amtrak, Wiley, NYCEDC and the US Department of Defense. Chris mentors and advises startups via a number of accelerator, incubator, and venture capital organizations, including Big Idea Ventures, Acceleprise, XRC Labs, RetailXelerator, VentureOut, Lambda School, First Flight Venture Center, Launch Chapel Hill, and WeWork Labs.

Early in his career, Chris worked for IBM and Booz Allen Hamilton in Washington, DC. He holds an MBA from NYU Stern and an undergraduate business degree from UNC-Chapel Hill.

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