Producer Maieka Invites You To Celebrate the Human Spirit

Finding her Light

Maieka Saint-Alban is a storyteller, producer, writer and visionary. Passion meets production in all her projects.   She brings extraordinary elements of the human spirit to her creative works – think the grit of documentary film meets the finesse of masterpiece theatre. Human connectivity transforms and bonds the audience experience. Her latest project, Between Me … Read more Producer Maieka Invites You To Celebrate the Human Spirit

Edwina Is a Marvel To Watch

Edwina Findley Dickerson

Hailed by critics as “A marvel to watch”, Edwina Findley Dickerson is an award-winning film, television, and theatre actress. She made her prime-time debut as “Tosha Mitchell” on HBO’s critically acclaimed series THE WIRE, followed by four seasons as “Davina Lambreaux” on HBO’s Emmy-Nominated drama series Treme, set in Post-Katrina New Orleans. On the big … Read more Edwina Is a Marvel To Watch

ImageNation brings cinema and music to the people

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ImageNation Cinema Foundation is an innovative Harlem-based non-profit created to develop cinemas and audiences for independent films and music, that depict the global Black experience. ImageNation’s goal is to empower Black communities by presenting a variety of public programs that foster media equity, media literacy, solidarity, cross-cultural exchange and highlight the humanity of Pan-African people … Read more ImageNation brings cinema and music to the people

The Dreams and Drive of Emmy-winning Producer Aiesha

Producer Aiesha Francis holding an Emmy Award

From storytelling to custom content development, Aiesha Francis is an award-winning producer and marketing executive.  Leading teams for some of the most recognized media brands including SiriusXM, NBCUniversal’s Bravo & Oxygen, Nickelodeon, CBS, and Turner Entertainment (TBS, TNT, truTV) Aiesha’s work spans across multiple disciplines including TV, Radio, Print, Brand Placement, Digital Marketing for TV … Read more The Dreams and Drive of Emmy-winning Producer Aiesha

Australian Artist David Puts Dreams Into Action

Artist David Hinchliffe

Never too young to live your dreams. David Hinchliffe‘s journey as an artist began when he retired from Australian politics. He simply “marie kondoed” his life. David’s process was simple: visit a city and paint a city. What began as an idea has grown into an experience far beyond what he might have imagined. He … Read more Australian Artist David Puts Dreams Into Action

Jahzeel lives by the inspiration and intention of his dreams

Author Jahzeel Campbell

Jahzeel Campbell inspires by any means. Author, Poet, International Artist and Educator he believes and realizes the power of dreams. With experience that spans from dance instruction at a local New York schools to touring internationally, Jahzeel lives by the intention to put dreams into action. His first book, “[jah-zeel]” is a compilation of spoken … Read more Jahzeel lives by the inspiration and intention of his dreams

New York City’s Hopes and Dreams

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Seeking to serve and impact New York City’s hopes and dreams the City of New York Department of Homeless Services designed an innovative strategy to deliver services.  To help the staff digest the strategy, DreamDevelopment was enlisted to execute its staff retreat.  Executive Staff stated that “It was a phenomenal day. DreamDevelopment executed a practical … Read more New York City’s Hopes and Dreams

Follow Zora And Me In The Award-winning Trilogy

Zora and Me Book Cover by Victoria Bond

  Follow Zora And Me in the award-winning Trilogy. The series concludes with the release of The Summoner (Fall 2020).  The trilogy is the fictionalization of the early years of  literary giant, Zora Neale Hurston. This is the first project ever to be endorsed by the Zora Neale Hurston Trust that was not authored by Hurston … Read more Follow Zora And Me In The Award-winning Trilogy

Welcome to the Yummy Life with Dahn Dior

Actress Dahn Dior

Actress, Writer, and Relationship Coach, Dahn Dior has a passion for all things yummy. The multi-hyphenate entrepreneur balances motherhood, marriage, and her passion for helping women rediscover the Yummy Factor of life – the soft, sweet, chewy goodness of life. Dahn’s retreats, workshops, and life coaching revitalize, renew and help women remember who they are!  Dahn Dior … Read more Welcome to the Yummy Life with Dahn Dior

Bringing solution driven design to life with Rise + Repeat

Image Design Studio, Rise +Repeat

Rise +Repeat is a Brooklyn-born, Brisbane-based image design studio providing design solutions for business and personal communications. Founder Lamare Wimberly sees design as a point of contact, as well as a point of departure. “[Design] is a signifier and a motivator,” he says, “It draws attention, guides a journey, and leaves an impression.” In addition … Read more Bringing solution driven design to life with Rise + Repeat

Hilda uses art to define life, accept change, and empower

Producer and Artistic Director Hilda Willis

Jane Fonda, India.Arie and Kenny Leon know Hilda Willis, but do you? Stop by Hilda’s Place (Pilot Mountain, NC) where you can discover this dynamic performer and the artistic community she has helped to live their art. Although based in NC,  Hilda, the Producing Artistic Director and Lead Coach of Living Your Art, an artistic … Read more Hilda uses art to define life, accept change, and empower

Powerful Stories with Multimedia Content Producer Mia Hall

Producer Mia Hall

Multimedia Content Producer Mia Hall helps young women break out of their comfort zone and prepare for their college and dream careers through her mentoring program Brown Girls Glow. Mia hails from Hampton and Harvard, bringing her personal best to everything she does. Currently Events Producer at Steve Harvey’s motivational platform – Vault Empowers, Mia has … Read more Powerful Stories with Multimedia Content Producer Mia Hall

NOAA-Crest 8th Biennial Forum highlights successful scientific research

NOAA-Crest 8th Annual Education and Science Forum

In partnership with 3DStudios, DreamDevelopment produced the NOAA-Crest 8th Biennial Education and Science Forum with 3 days of events, 25 plenary sessions for over 450  attendees throughout the City College Campus. The Forum showcased the education and scientific research accomplishments of students, faculty and NOAA scientists and managers from Florida, DC, Puerto Rico, and Maryland. … Read more NOAA-Crest 8th Biennial Forum highlights successful scientific research

Docu-Style Production Company, Big Picture Media

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Big Picture Media, founded by Brad Toms, exists to help creators and companies bring their stories to life. His docu-style filmmaking places humanity centerstage.  Big Picture Media’s core values are community, collaboration, competence, faith, advocacy, and respect; these timeless values undergird a model of service the company is known for. Toms is an industry veteran … Read more Docu-Style Production Company, Big Picture Media

Honest Conversations on the Just Being Show

Host Dalia Philips with Andrea Navedo and Jozanne Marie

Honest Conversations are at the heart of the Just Being show.  Audiences are invited on a journey into authenticity.  Join host Dalia Phillips along with co-hosts Andrea Navedo and Jozanne Marie. Moving past the  “shoulds”, the unhealthy expectations, the noise and the distractions;  Just Being helps audiences activate their voices and tell their stories. On the … Read more Honest Conversations on the Just Being Show

Ending Hunger One Meal At A Time -BHCCC

More Than a Meal Mobile Pantry

Beth-Hark Christian Counseling Center, Inc. (BHCCC) offers help, healing, and hope.  The organization has been on the front lines of food justice providing services through their soup kitchen and pantry. In 2015, for its 30th anniversary, DreamDevelopment helped launch a campaign to fund a mobile pantry called More Than A Meal. If 1000 people gave … Read more Ending Hunger One Meal At A Time -BHCCC

Where equity, justice, and entrepreneurship meet in Amelia’s vision

Amelia Thompson

Mercy, justice, and community are the ties that bind every endeavor Amelia Thompson establishes.  If visions were trees, Amelia would have a forest. The root organization is Renew Today which undergirds global initiatives including menstrual equity (WeDeliverPeriod), juvenile justice (WeWriteLife), and entrepreneurship (BrooklynByFaith).  Amelia’s company Two Five Consulting offers strategic planning, evaluation support, and fundraising consultation … Read more Where equity, justice, and entrepreneurship meet in Amelia’s vision

Emmy-winning makeup artist, Elena is on a beautiful mission

Emmy Winning Make-up Artist Elena George

What began as passion for hair styling became a lifelong calling in fashion and beauty, for Emmy Winning Make-up Artist, Elena George.  With 8 Emmy Awards to her name and counting, Celebrity Makeup artist Elena has over 25 years of expertise enhancing the beauty of the world’s most influential celebrities including Robin Roberts, Angela Bassett, … Read more Emmy-winning makeup artist, Elena is on a beautiful mission

The Power of a Focused Fire Life

Focused Fire

Focused Fire is a lifestyle brand dedicated to the physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness of its clients. From physical to financial fitness, the Focused Fire founder Marie Toms helps her clients kindle the fire that illuminates pathways forward in their lives. Marie kicked-off the 2011 Princeton TEDx event with her speech “Becoming a FireStarter”. A multi-hyphenate, Marie is … Read more The Power of a Focused Fire Life

Radio Theatre For Your Soul – Storytelling 2.0

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Actress, Writer, Performance Artist and Visionary Shonnese “CL” Coleman brings storytelling to life through her internet radio show Radio Theatre For Your Soul, Where Storytellers Gather…Around the Mic. Her upcoming project, Radio Theatre For Your Soul, A Docu-Story will highlight “the making of” the radio show and the importance of wellness through shared stories.  The docu-story … Read more Radio Theatre For Your Soul – Storytelling 2.0

The LoveStorm brings acceptance and inclusion to the forefront

Mo Beasely's LoveStorm

Mo Beasley’s LoveStorm Group has been at the forefront of using eroticism as activism promoting sex-positivity. Reaching beyond tolerance, the LoveStorm Group brings acceptance and inclusion into the consciousness of its audiences, through live performance, workshops, participation in conferences, and strategic partnerships. The work has been featured at The Jon Lovitz Comedy Club/Universal Studios in Hollywood, CatalystCon, Harlem Stage, The … Read more The LoveStorm brings acceptance and inclusion to the forefront

Disrupting Anti-blackness with Beautiful Ventures

Beautiful Ventures is a creative social enterprise that influences popular culture. By disrupting anti-blackness, and elevating perceptions of Black humanity; Beautiful Ventures envisions a world where the humanity of all Black people is presumed, affirmed and unchallenged. Through programs and services, they are building community, skill, power and wealth of Black story-driven creatives and their communities. … Read more Disrupting Anti-blackness with Beautiful Ventures

Establishing lasting change in Haïti from Community 2 Community (C2C)

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They went because of the earthquake. They stayed because of the people. On January 12, 2010, an earthquake (7.0. magnitude) struck and devastated the island nation of Haiti. In 35 seconds, over 300,000 people lost their lives and more than 1.5 million lost their homes. Community2Community (C2C), a non-profit service organization, was born not just … Read more Establishing lasting change in Haïti from Community 2 Community (C2C)

Uplifting Spirits and Realizing Dreams with Zurena

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Zurena Love Elixir is a blend of fresh citrus juices, sweetness, and love. This simple and versatile mixer transforms most rums, vodkas, tequilas, gins, cognacs, and liquors into smooth, mellow, no-bite cocktails.  Zurena even makes non-alcoholic spritzer with ginger ale or club soda, accompanies herbal teas as an alternative to sugar, and adds a light … Read more Uplifting Spirits and Realizing Dreams with Zurena

The Donny Hathaway Legacy Project shines a light on mental health

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The Donny Hathaway Legacy Project shines a light on mental health and provides effective resources to aid in educating, acknowledging and healing millions of us who suffer through the trials that we all face in life. Established by Donnita Hathaway, the youngest daughter of Mr. Hathaway, the Foundation was created to honor his rich musical legacy along … Read more The Donny Hathaway Legacy Project shines a light on mental health

The joy of cartoons, opera + orchestration with Elizabeth Hobbs

Elizabeth Anne Hobbs, Voice over Artist

Elizabeth Hobbs is a Cartoon Creator, Composer, and Voice Over Artist. Her new series, Penelope and Simon is a modern musical adventure for children of all ages. Like all artists, Elizabeth’s creations mimic life. The Julliard graduate discovered her love of both orchestration and cartoons at the tender age of six. A trip to the … Read more The joy of cartoons, opera + orchestration with Elizabeth Hobbs

The Legendary Odetta put the “f” in Folk Music

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It was backstage at B.B. King’s. We were relaxing in Odetta’s dressing room after her performance. The door flew open. The producer announced that we should clear the room. Mr. Harry Belafonte wanted to greet his dear friend and sister-in-arms, Odetta. With steady and pointed words, Odetta replied “Let him come in. I am not ashamed … Read more The Legendary Odetta put the “f” in Folk Music

Ossie Davis Endowment

Ossie Davis Endowment with Alan Alda, Lou Gossett. Jr, Lynn Whitfield, Keith David, Avery Brooks, Mayor David Dinkins, Laura Turner Sydel, Sonia Sanchez

A single grain of wheat will never be more than a single grain of wheat unless it drops into the ground and dies. Because then it sprouts and produces a great harvest of wheat—all because one grain died. John 12:25 The passing of Ossie Davis was the falling of a great seed. At the time … Read more Ossie Davis Endowment

Andrea Navedo possesses every role with passion and purpose

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Award-winning Actress Andrea Navedo possesses every role with passion and purpose. She is easily recognizable from her role as the loving and outgoing ‘Xiomara Villanueva,’ (Jane’s mother) on the Golden Globe-nominated CW series, Jane the Virgin. No stranger to television, Andrea had recurring roles on Netflix’s hit animated series, TrollHunters and Disney’s, Elena of Avalor  She also portrayed Debbie Dominguez on … Read more Andrea Navedo possesses every role with passion and purpose

Culinary Mastery and Pastry Perfection

Thalia Pericles preparing her cupcake

Thalia Pericles is the former founder, president, and executive pastry chef of the award-winning business Cakes by Thalia LLC. With over 17 years’ experience, Thalia has held several notable positions including working at the legendary restaurant La Caravelle with renowned pastry chef, Laurent Richard, Provence en Boite, and at The Ritz Carlton Hotel in Battery Park New … Read more Culinary Mastery and Pastry Perfection

Dr. Martin Luther King’s Attorney

Clarence-Jones article from Vanity Fair and Cover of What would Martin Say Book

“The opportunity of a lifetime. . .” Dr. Martin Luther King’s attorney, and confidant, Clarence Jones is a DreamDevelopment alumni client who dreamed of telling the story of his work with Dr. King during the Civil Rights Movement. He worked with Dream Development during his 75th to 77th birthdays resulting in a Vanity Fair Profile, his professorship at … Read more Dr. Martin Luther King’s Attorney

Making A Vital Impact Thru the Theatre Arts

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Teri is an equity actress, teacher, director, writer, and producer.  She is a wife and mother of two hilarious children. Teri has also created and performed many original theatre pieces for local businesses and charities. As a teacher, she is currently the Head of Theatre Performance at the Fine Arts Center in Greenville, SC, where … Read more Making A Vital Impact Thru the Theatre Arts