Breaking into Hollywood Q&A with ENDYIA KINNEY-STERNS, VP of Programming And Development at the Oprah Winfrey Network (Atlanta) — Breaking into Hollywood , Endyia Kinney-Sterns — AAPEX

Friday, October 11, 2013

Breaking into Hollywood Q&A with ENDYIA KINNEY-STERNS, VP of Programming And Development at the Oprah Winfrey Network (Atlanta)

Breaking into Hollywood presents 
Open Q&A with 

A Networking Event for Writers, Actors, Producers and Directors 

* Have a TV show idea, script, or completed pilot/sizzle that you'd like to sell to a network? * 
* Want to learn more about how reality and scripted TV shows are developed and produced? * 
* Or are you interested in producing a feature film and want insight on attaching celebrity actors? * 
* Want inside information on what types of shows OWN is looking for? * 
* Or how development works at a major network? * 
* Want to learn about the casting process: audition tips, and how to get cast in film, TV and commercials? *

Whatever your situation - this is an intimate event that you do not want to miss! Now is your chance to get the inside scoop on how the industry works from a top network executive. All participants will have an opportunity to ask candid questions directly to the speakers! 

Please note there will be NO PITCHING of projects to Endyia at this event (networking and information only!) 

A not-to-be-missed one-time event for producers, writers, actors, agents, managers, etc., and ANYONE who wants to know the inside scoop on how things work behind the scenes at a major network! DON'T MISS THIS ONE-TIME ONLY EVENT!

Saturday, NOVEMBER 23rd, 2013 
1pm - 4pm at 
Crowne Plaza Hotel 
4355 Ashford Dunwoody Road 
ATLANTA, GA 30346 

SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR!! Use the special link below, and get 15% OFF! That's just $85 (normally $100!) - for an afternoon with a top network executive! SPACE IS LIMITED, SO REGISTER NOW! 

TO REGISTER: Advance RSVP only, as space is very limited. Use the special link below to get your discount: 

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Endyia Kinney-Sterns is the Vice President of Programming and Development for OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, overseeing day-to-day development of new original programming for the network. She joined the company in May 2011 as Executive Director of Programming and Development. Kinney-Sterns has been instrumental in identifying and developing various new programming including the popular docu-series "Raising Whitley" and "Life With La Toya." She was an integral part in developing the upcoming series "Millionaire Mama's Boy" with Sony Studios and "Houston Beauty" with Park Slope Productions, in addition to many presentations and pilots. An accomplished television producer and executive, Kinney-Sterns has over 13 years of entertainment television experience producing shows for high-profile networks including VH1, CBS, NBC, HGTV, and production companies such as Buena Vista Television, Arnold Shapiro Productions, and LMNO. She also established her own production company, Seraphim Entertainment, where she optioned two of her original shows, a drama series and an animated project. Kinney-Sterns held the title of Senior Director of Programming and Development for TV ONE, where she was responsible for the day-to-day supervision of production and programming for popular series including "Baisden After Dark," "Who's Got Jokes" and "Black and Men Revealed." Her most notable accomplishment was co-developing and creating the brand defining, multiple NAACP Award winning hit show "Unsung." Kinney-Sterns spent over four years working in programming and development at BET where she was responsible for overseeing production and post production for the network's top-rated series "College Hill" and the highest rated show in BET history at the time, "Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is." She was also responsible for helping to develop, launch and oversee the day-to-day production of "The Mo'Nique Show", the #1 late night talk show among African Americans as well as the hit music competition show "Sunday Best." She was responsible for overseeing other ratings hits like "Lil Kim: Countdown to Lockdown", "DMX: Soul of a Man" and helped to develop and oversee successful original programs such as "Exalted" and "Hell Date". Prior to her positions at BET and TV ONE, Kinney-Sterns produced reality, talk/variety, and lifestyle shows including the Emmy Award-winning syndicated series "The Wayne Brady Show," "Big Brother 4" and "The Other Half", among others. Kinney-Sterns is passionately involved in a number of children's organizations. She works with the Children's Hunger Fund in helping to move their vision forward to see that no child goes without meal, is active with Zoe Ministries to help stop child trafficking overseas and regularly speaks to inner-city girls about pursuing their dreams. She currently resides in Porter Ranch, California with her husband, Brigg Sterns, and her two sons, Judah and Cairo.

ABOUT THE MODERATOR: Angela Marie Hutchinson is a casting director, producer, former talent agent and author of three published books: her memoir "BReaKiNG iNTo HoLLyWooD" and two children's picture books, "Charm Kids" and "Sepia Girl." She received $20,000 for her first paid writing assignment. Recently, Hutchinson produced the feature film, "Hollywood Chaos," which she also wrote and cast, starring Vanessa Simmons with an ensemble cast. Currently, Hutchinson is producing two television projects that are in the post-production phase; another project she is casting, co-producing and directing this fall. Represented by the Filmtrix Agency as a Casting Director, Hutchinson has cast veteran actors such as Billy Dee Williams, Vanessa Williams, Lynn Whitfield, Tangi Miller, and other newcomer stars like Tyler Lepley (Tyler Perry's "The Haves & the Have Nots") in feature films, TV pilots, short films and web series. Hutchinson is a Chicago native with over 10 years of industry experience. She has worked for MGM, Warner Bros. Television and the GRAMMYs. In 2005, Hutchinson founded BReaKiNG iNTo HoLLyWooD (BiH), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that helps industry professionals pursue their entertainment careers with integrity, creativity and enthusiasm. Under the BiH umbrella, Hutchinson serves as the Editor-in-Chief of Hollywood & Vine magazine, Executive Director of the Hollywood & Vine Film Festival, and Executive Producer of "The BReaKiNG iNTo HoLLyWooD Show," which aired daily on Transit TV with over 1.15 million viewers. An alumnus of the University of Michigan, Hutchinson earned her B.S.E. in Industrial & Operations Engineering. She also has a Cross-Media Journalism certificate from USC. In Hutchinson's leisure time, she enjoys rollerblading, reading inspirational books and spending time with her husband and two young children. She is passionate about her community and has served on several boards. Recently, Hutchinson was featured in Rolling Out and has been interviewed on TV as well as print and online media outlets. 

REGISTER NOW: Advance RSVP only, as space is very limited. Use the special link below to get your discount: For questions or more information: Please call us at (310) 712-3459

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