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Doing It My Way..Actress Nina J

8 May

Nina J is an American Actress, native of San Jose, California, with a Passion for the Stage. Currently residing in Atlanta, GA, Nina J is rumored to have the “Green Light” to becoming a household name in TV/Film & Theater.

Nina J is extremely devoted. She was convinced that her acting abilities would yield her many fetes but her commitment to being a Mom took precedence. Leaving her daughters for someone else to raise was simply out of the question. Nina refused to pursue her Love for acting until her daughters’begin college. She did not want to face the inevitable challenges of juggling her trusted assignment as a mother with acting. After being instrumental to her daughters’ success, Nina would explore her divine Purpose and Lane in the Acting/Film Industry.

Nina J’s natural Theatrical Range is drawn from her many life experiences. Her life changed forever with the reassurance that she is not on this journey of life alone. Nina J attributes her inspiration from her Mother. Her mother’s tenacity to Challenge Any NO was/is MIGHTY! Nina also seizes her opportunity to connect with people, books, paintings, sports and most important, The Creator.

In addition to being a Leading Thespian, Nina is a reputable Professional Certified Life Coach, Human Resources Business Partner and a Published Author. Nina J stands out! She can’t be labeled as 1 person having only 1 gift. After identifying how to balance and employ her gift, Nina would intentionally serve her colleagues (who sought their purpose) with truth, as well; she would further her training to develop deliverance on Stage and in TV/Film.

Nina J became a student of the Arts. She trained under notable Acting Coaches; Robert Conner, Dwayne Boyd, Donald Grey, Tommy Ford, Tasha Smith and Jemal McNeil. Studying various techniques from acting classes and workshops has allowed her to be cast in roles portraying young and older characters. In fact, she received accolades for her portrayal as a Teenage girl, raped by her mother’s friend.

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Nina J’s catalogs for Serving the Stage would include, ‘Saints on Trial,’ Samson’s Way, (Award Winning for the Best Play at the Atlanta Black Theater Festival) Life as a Teenager, and The Best Lesson. Her ability to captivate the audience was staggering!

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Not only has Nina J invested in her acting career through Theater, Acting coaches, and workshops, she took a nontraditional route by shadowing and collecting information as she served roles as a background actor on Tyler Perry’s Have and Have Nots and CW’s The Originals. Her extension of training is constant as she blends each chronicle in her formula of teachable moments. Nina J appeared in Atlanta Law and had her break out role in the Independent Film, Muse.

Nina J understood timing and was keen to ‘creating the person you want to become through the choices you make.’  She coins the concept of “Doing It My Way”, solid in her stance of never compromising!

Through out her voyage, she learned and appreciated true authenticity, rather than living life by chance. And conversing daily with the Higher Power, she seeks to remain in alignment with his Direction.

Nina J keeps in Rotation a Few Favorite Quotes as Reminders:

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“Don’t let someone who gave up on their dreams talk you out of yours, Never downplay someone else’s accomplishments by justifying that behavior with your opinion, and Outcomes are not promised- Don’t make a choice based on the outcome in order to get what you want to receive”. Nina J epitomizes Peace, Passion, and Purpose as she embodies her roles and executes her next Levels. Her Aspirations as an Actress are to Continue bringing Life to Stories and Stories to Life!

To Follow Her Journey:

https://www.facebook.com/Nina1J/

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Secrets of SUSTAINED, by Jamall Rashaud

1 Feb
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UnMatched! Rasheda L Randle

28 Jan

FB_IMG_1517156481345Rasheda L Randle, native of Indianapolis, IN, is an American Actress and Filmmaker; accomplished in the areas of Directing and Producing Films with Highlights in Theater. With experience birthed from early childhood, predating to 5 years old; Rasheda began her writing journey and later exploring her Gifts as an Actress and Producer- collectively over 10 years.

Having Such a Vibrant Buffet of Exposure to Life and Culture- Overall; Rasheda L. Randle has become a World Renown Household Brand.

Rasheda was “ahead of her time”. At a very young age she knew the Divine calling on her life was to be a Creator. What she would later learn was her Ultimate Assignment would be to Lead and Create Opportunities for Many!

Rasheda is inspired by adversity and anyone who have to overcome it, to achieve their own Personal Goals.

Her works and accomplishments as a youth would include but not be limited to writing with the Young Author’s Program and Book-It, sponsored by Pizza Hut. She would later go on to Winning Writing Contests!

After high school, Rasheda pursued her Bachelor’s Degree in Radio/TV/ Film, and an MBA in Marketing and Human Resources. She also advanced her commitment and became a Graduate of the New York Film Academy.

Rasheda remains to be a Student of Life.

As Rasheda’s Purpose was to use her artistry, talents, and gifts in an effort to give back to others; She decided to relocate. Having met Los Angeles along the way of her expeditionary learning; she would soon make Atlanta, GA be her Home and Hub of which to build her Brand!

Focusing on her talents,credentials, and what she felt her budding acting peers would need; Rasheda launched her company, Ivy League Productions/Consulting and she is the Creator and Instructor of The Actors Roundtable Workshop. The platforms she has created was designed to assist the beginning Actor or Filmmaker in All areas of Entertainment.

Rasheda’s decision to build her vision for making films in Atlanta was metamorphic. Her work ethic was unmatched. She begin to see the fruition of her laborious hustle. Rasheda’s colleagues trusted and admired her effort and detail to quality. It did not take long for the rest of the acting circuit to catch on and want to be part of her regime.

Rasheda broke down barriers! With a catalog of movie scripts, monologues and other projects; Rasheda produced Love and War, Heartless, and was lead Actress in, one of Amazon’s Best Top Sellers, Things My Daddy Should Have Told Me. As Rasheda carried on her vision she progressed as a filmmaker by entering her Movies in Film Festivals throughout the United States. She is recognized as a Renaissance woman. Having won awards with TPN Film Festival (Feb 2016, Dec 2016 for Best Actress) and The Peachtree Theater Awards (Artist of Influence) are just the beginning of her Dynasty!

Possessing a plethora of training and experience in Acting, Rasheda remains vibrant and goal oriented! She Owns her ability to deliver a crisp presentation! Rasheda is a former TV Reporter and serves as an event Host. She studies and aspires to work closely with Oprah Winfrey, Ava Duvernay, Ryan Murphy, and Kevin Hart. Rasheda also has a burning passion to portray Mamie Till in a film centered around the life of and after Emmett Till. Rasheda’s long term goals in the Entertainment Industry are to land a contract with Prime Time TV, Act in Horror films, and use her influence to generate opportunities for other actors

She has branded in her heart quotes: “I can accept failure, but I cannot accept Not trying”- Michael Jordan, “To Accomplish Great things, we must not only act, but also Dream, Not only plan, but Believe”- Anatole France, and “I can do All things through Christ, Who strengthens Me”- Philippians 4:13.
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It is blatantly evident the magnitude of consideration Rasheda has for her friends, family, and peers. Parallel to her ambition to serving the Acting circuit; she also plans to Open and Operate a non profit for functional and nonfunctional addicts (with detox, rehabilitation and transitional living) as well as her own Traveling agency- making Dubai her Voyage!

Rasheda L Randle is Certainly a Force to be reckoned with! Goals are Endless as Rasheda believes Life is a Gift and she is Determined to Show Gratitude through her Platform.

Stay Tuned to See What’s Next in Rasheda’s Amazing Journey!

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a Dream Fulfilled with Rasheda L Randle

14 Jan

23800270_10102353317794394_990104959841718736_oRasheda L Randle, native of Indianapolis, IN, is an American Actress and Filmmaker; accomplished in the areas of Directing and Producing Films with Highlights in Theater. With experience birthed from early childhood, predating to 5 years old; Rasheda began her writing journey and later exploring her Gifts as an Actress and Producer- collectively over 10 years.

Having Such a Vibrant Buffet of Exposure to Life and Culture- Overall; Rasheda L. Randle has become a World Renown Household Brand.

Rasheda was “ahead of her time”. At a very young age she knew the Divine calling on her life was to be a Creator. What she would later learn was her Ultimate Assignment would be to Lead and Create Opportunities for Many!

Rasheda, too, stood on the shoulders of other notable Artist and Filmmakers- when It came to Film-making. However much of her foundation and the woman she is, Today, stemmed from her upbringing.

She inherited a sense of liberty from her mother’s wit and carefree personality. Rasheda’s mother was definitely resilient and full of life! She would do everything in her Power to see a smile on Rasheda’s face! Rasheda would often reflect on her mother making the most heavenly home made vanilla ice cream-from when it would snow in Indiana.

But as life would have; Rasheda had to accept the Good, Bad, and Ugly”. There were levels to the Ups and Downs Rasheda endured. Rasheda’s mom was unapologetically unconstrained. Unfortunately, due to a few impaired choices, Rasheda’s mother was exposed to and became a victim of substance abuse. During her Mother’s rehabilitation, Rasheda’s father, older Sisters – (who also aided in Much of her School Endeavors), and other family members would carry the baton as Rasheda’s caretaker.

It’s of No coincidence how well Rasheda was able to navigate through her journey with a seemingly unmarked appearance. After all, Rasheda’s zodiac is a Libra; she naturally embodied balance! None-the-less, Rasheda could do No wrong in her Mother’s eye sight- despite their situation. After Rasheda’s mother completed rehab, she rediscovered herself and got engaged. And in 2007, 4 days after Rasheda’s mother’s birthday and celebration, Rasheda’s mother never woke again.

In the interim of Rasheda having to adapt to a new normality of life, she was highly successful in school. She attributes her ambition and perseverance to her Grandfather. He was the Patriarch that exuded an astronomical wealth of Wisdom! Like many other families, Rasheda’s Grandfather would be their Beacon of Hope. Through many examples of his kindness, integrity, and hard work, Rasheda would take the lessons taught by her Grandfather and Purposely execute her goals.

Rasheda’s Grandfather was/is the Rock! He maintained his position and encouraged Rasheda to continue to be the Best at Everything and she did just that! Her works and accomplishments as a youth would include but not be limited to writing with the Young Author’s Program and Book-It, sponsored by Pizza Hut. She would later go on to Winning Writing Contests!

Rasheda was inspired by adversity and anyone who had to overcome it, to achieve their own Personal Greatness! The AUDACITY Rasheda had- had Taken Flight!

After high school, Rasheda pursued her Bachelor’s Degree in Radio/TV/ Film, and an MBA in Marketing and Human Resources. She also advanced her commitment and became a Graduate of the New York Film Academy. Still hearing her Grandfather’s voice, Rasheda remains to be a Student of Life.

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Essentially, Rasheda learned as a child how significant it was to have a support system that would champion, remind, and affirm her, just as her Grandfather had displayed. Rasheda was adopted into the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Though she was quite grounded; being a member of this Sisterhood made her WHY even stronger!

Rasheda’s regal appetite to learn and experience life through a Creative lens is that of a Legend! She has traveled some of the most Prominent International Cites: Paris, Amsterdam, and London to name a few. She became the Poster Board of Living with No Regrets! As Rasheda’s Purpose was to use her artistry, talents, and gifts in an effort to give back to others; She decided to relocate. Having met Los Angeles along the way of her expeditionary learning; she would soon make Atlanta, GA be her Home and Hub of which to build her Brand!

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Focusing on her talents, credentials, and what she felt her budding acting peers would need; Rasheda launched her company, Ivy League Productions/Consulting and she is the Creator and Instructor of The Actors Roundtable Workshop. The platforms she has created was designed to assist the beginning Actor or Filmmaker in All areas of Entertainment.

Rasheda’s decision to build her vision for making films in Atlanta was metamorphic. Her work ethic was unmatched. She begin to see the fruition of her laborious hustle. Rasheda’s colleagues trusted and admired her effort and detail to quality. It did not take long for the rest of the acting circuit to catch on and want to be part of her regime.

Rasheda broke down barriers! With a catalog of movie scripts, monologues and other projects; Rasheda produced Love and War, Heartless, and was lead Actress in, one of Amazon’s Best Top Sellers, Things My Daddy Should Have Told Me. As Rasheda carried on her vision she progressed as a filmmaker by entering her Movies in Film Festivals throughout the United States. She is recognized as a Renaissance woman. Having won awards with TPN Film Festival (Feb 2016, Dec 2016 for Best Actress) and The Peachtree Theater Awards (Artist of Influence) are just the beginning of her Dynasty!

Possessing a plethora of training and experience in Acting, Rasheda remains vibrant and goal oriented! She Owns her ability to deliver a crisp presentation! Rasheda is a former TV Reporter and serves as an event Host. She studies and aspires to work closely with Oprah Winfrey, Ava Duvernay, Ryan Murphy, and Kevin Hart. Rasheda also has a burning passion to portray Mamie Till in a film centered around the life of and after Emmett Till. Rasheda’s long term goals in the Entertainment Industry are to land a contract with Prime Time TV, Act in Horror films, and use her influence to generate opportunities for other actors.

As Rasheda persisted making a leading name for herself, she never lost sight of the impact her parents had and the nutrition her Grandfathered poured into her. She took pride in knowing she did her Absolute best to crush the odds that were against her! She has branded in her heart quotes: “I can accept failure, but I cannot accept Not trying”- Michael Jordan, “To Accomplish Great things, we must not only act, but also Dream, Not only plan, but Believe”- Anatole France, and “I can do All things through Christ, Who strengthens Me”- Philippians 4:13.

It is blatantly evident the magnitude of consideration Rasheda has for her friends, family, and peers. Parallel to her ambition to serving the Acting circuit; she also plans to Open and Operate a non profit for functional and nonfunctional addicts (with detox, rehabilitation and transitional living) as well as her own Traveling agency- making Dubai her Voyage!

Rasheda L Randle is Certainly a Force to be reckoned with! Goals are Endless as Rasheda believes Life is a Gift and she is Determined to Show Gratitude through her Platform.

Stay Tuned to See What’s Next in Rasheda’s Amazing Journey!

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RISING STAR ACTRESS RAINA HOUSTON

6 Dec

Raina Houston, You Ask!

Raina is an American actress born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana and has come to Claim Purpose and Blaze the world of Entertainment! For more than 10 years she has been a student of the Arts. Being rooted in Theater, Raina has since discovered her passion for TV & Film.

Raina attributes much of her Strength, Inspirations and Upbringing to her Mother. Her mother’s kindness, integrity and work ethic is/were endless and helped to shape Raina’s perception of Life.
Raina grew up in east New Orleans. In earlier years, she and her older brother would create memories with other children at Joe W. Brown Park. Also, Raina would often visit the Historically esteemed French Quarters during school field trips; but it wasn’t until she was older that she truly learned the significance of what she had been exposed to.

Like her Mother, a lover of life and all things in it; Raina strives to mimic her- by exuding Love, Respect, and Compassion, daily. Although Raina’s purpose is Acting, she accepts responsibility to humankind and is deliberate in her role to reflect and breathe life into her story or project.

It didn’t take Raina long to learn that what she had fantasized of being for so long would also require exceptional dedication and levels of honing her craft. Raina begin training at the age of 12 at Anthony Bean Community Theater in New Orleans. Throughout her entire high school term she was a member of the Drama Dept. of McDonogh #35 as well as a student at New Orleans Center of Creative Arts (NOCCA). Raina then studied and graduated (with Honors) from The Conservatory of Theater Arts of Webster University with a degree in Acting.

It comes as no surprise that whatever Raina touches will manifest into something great!

After graduation Raina relocated to Atlanta, Georgia with the same Blueprint in mind; she allowed her love for people to help navigate her into the acting circuit of Atlanta. Connecting with like-minded Artist; Raina had the pleasure of competing in the REP YOUR ACT 2017 Acting Competition. Naturally she Wowed the Audience, other contenders and judges- thus making her the Winner of the competition. Not quite a year after being a resident she is rumored to be a young Viola Davis!

Raina has served Background and Supporting Roles in films; Contraband, The Important Parts of Me, Ms. Devaux (2018). She has had the opportunity to work as an associate producer in Dirty Deeds (Keturah Miller in The Blue Series- Discovery}. Raina has also portrayed Idil in Stage Play, Where It All Goes Down (Natalie E. Davis).

While Raina continues to evolve as an Actress, she understands symmetry. In Life, there will be highs and lows. She has tattooed words to live and love by; “Ease is a greater threat to progress than hardship.”-Denzel Washington and “The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within – strength, courage, dignity.”-Ruby Dee

Raina’s goals are to tell as many stories and touch as many hearts as possible through her work; whether it be through TV/Film or Stage. She dreams to one day share scenes with Viola Davis, Cicely Tyson and Forrest Whitaker but more than that Raina aspires to be the best version of herself; holding true to always being intentional and unapologetically transparent.

Fasten Your Seat Belts!
You wouldn’t want to miss Raina’s Amazing
Journey as she is set to be Party to Tracie Collins’ V Monologues in 2018 as well as the Revamping of the Stage Play, Where It All Goes Down.

Raina Houston
rainahouston0@gmail.com
http://www.facebook.com/rainahoustonactor
http://www.instagram.com/rainahouston/
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm9216001/
http://www.rainahouston.com (2018)
For Bookings: BYSB Talent Agency

RAINA Speaks!

““Since I’ve studied theater mainly, I felt a bit like a fish out of water moving to Atlanta to pursue a career in film and television. It hasn’t been a walk in a park and I’m still learning each day what serves me best as an actress. I simply had to become comfortable with failing and telling myself, “Hey, it’s ok! You live and you learn.” What’s for you is for you and no one can take that from you!”23231554_556052838060858_4741629602965542208_n

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RESILIENCE with Bria Armani!

27 Nov

Actress & Dancer, Bria Armani, was Created to Be Victorious! 

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Long before birth, a seed was planted that the world would soon come to witness its emergence! Bria Armani Johnson, native of New Orleans, Louisiana, is a budding American Actress and Dancer with emphasis in delivering Truth and Humility in her stage presence.

Bria Armani was a natural entertainer. At 3 years old, before learning to ride her first bicycle with training wheels; Bria was already performing for family and friends. Not completely certain (in the beginning) of what direction or facet of entertainment Bria would pursue, Bria’s Mother would encourage her to seek and do nothing but her absolute best!

The correlation between Bria’s Spiritual foundation and the amount of success she has experienced at such a young age is noteworthy but not hard to believe. Bria attributes much of who she has become to her Mother. In more ways than being an Actor and Dancer, her Mother taught her how to live and consider others. Bria would reflect on her Mother’s words, “Lead by Example”. To Bria, that meant follow Her (and others who has her best interest in heart) lead; so one day- when it is Your turn, you would be the Leader you were Truly born to be!

Bria Armani Represents Herself as an Ambassador of Change Through Her Captivating Performances! 

Bria is Esteemed by the Power of her support system! While she is ever learning from her Mother of how to manage school and live Amicably, she receives constant cheer-leading from her Father and biggest fan, her younger brother. Overall, Bria’s parents have been instrumental throughout her entire life, teaching her and her brother to dig deep and pull out the best within!

Bria has searched and discovered her purpose to continue to walk in her calling for the plans that God has for her life; doing so by remaining humble, respectful and showing love to all.

Being resilient to her calling, Bria is also inspired by Taraji P Henson & Janet Jackson. She regards them as Outstanding and having the ability to demonstrate Positivity. As Bria evolves into her own Artistic Range, she hopes to one day share scenes and take direct notes from the Leading Ladies who Brings their “A” Game!

Bria is No Stranger to Hard Work! Although she is instinctively Ready, the level of work she would put in to give that Striking Encore, never escaped her! Bria is a Student of Hott Theater for Children with Lauren Hunt (where she is prepped and trained for Interviews/Audition Techniques, Commercials, Films, Confidence and so much More)! She has attended classes at Mademoiselle Dwyn School of Dance in New Orleans, LA (Training in areas of Ballet, Tap, and Jazz). She has also trained at ATLA Connect in Hip Hop and Majorette Dance. 

Bria’s Sense of Dedication is Beyond Comparison! 
Being a young entertainer is undeniably a task! Majority of her earlier acting career, Bria had a family-like bond with her peers. It wasn’t uncommon for them to champion each-others journeys’. Bria and her Hott Theater classmates entered a competition showcasing their talent. This would set the Entertaining precedent, Rep Your Act 2017. As if the pressures of having to contend with her closest friends weren’t enough for Bria; each actor brought their own special sauce! Nonetheless, Bria never underestimated her ability to be great, as she now understood what was at stake. And honestly no one took it personally. Bria would learn, ultimately, her strength lied in her ability to care, exude much patience and remain connected. With a Recipe of High Expectations and Love, Bria would WIN the 2017 Rep Your Act Competition! 

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As Bria would continue in her endeavors, she holds near (words to live by from her Mother); “Remember to Push, Pray, Praise and Remain Humble”.

Other trainings and TV/Film works would include but not be limited to Madea’s Boo Halloween, Middle School the Worst Years of My Life, (TV One) Saints and Sinners, (TPN Network) Flags on the Field, Denied Unemployment , The Appeal, & Love Is All It Takes Stage Play (Eagle Vision Production). Bria has also had the opportunity to work closely with Chike Okonkwo (BET’s Being Mary Jane) and Nate Parker (Birth of a Nation).  

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“My Scene was Very Controversial, Being that I was a Little Black girl captured by “Will” in bed with my White Master…..Mr. Parker Wanted to Make Sure I was Comfortable and Ready to master the scene he chose for me……Mr. Parker also asked my opinion for the scene after we ran through it once…. I gave him a suggestion and he actually used it in the movie!…I was excited, blown away, and just happy for this experience…. I even forgot I was on set for over 13 hours…. I will never forget the opportunity with working on set of Birth Of A Nation.!”  

Bria’s fruitful journey thus far has made such an impression on her. She is simultaneously fueled with excitement and nervousness as she embarks on new levels. Her goals are to attend Julliard in New York City for College, and after graduation she seeks to become a full time Professional Actress, Director/Producer as well as owner of a Dance Studio in Atlanta, GA and New Orleans LA.

With an expression of gratitude to Hott Theater for Children’s own, Lauren Hunt, Bria Armani dreams to one day create a nonprofit foundation for less fortunate girls. One that would serve as a vehicle to not only provide shelter, but aid in Confidence building and allowing them to receive Free Lessons in the areas of Arts and Academics.

As it was rooted from birth, Bria Armani Johnson deems herself a Winner and she effortlessly seizes the opportunity to champion her friends and family’s with success and well wishes.

“Continue to Bring Your A Game!”, says Bria 

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Inside w Julian Brittano

30 Sep

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ACT LIKE A PRO Magazine (Behind the Scenes)

6 Sep


Entertainment Professionals
Tell All…………..

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STS Entertainment & Fashion

21 Aug

FUN. FASHION. FABULOUSNESS