||Jody David Armour is the Roy P. Crocker Professor of Law at the University of Southern California. He earned his A.B. degree in Sociology and Philosophy at Harvard University and his J.D. degree with honors from Boalt Hall Law School at the University of California, Berkeley. His book Negrophobia and Reasonable Racism: The Hidden Costs of Being Black in America, (New York University Press, 1997), received the Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award. He is currently working on a book entitled HeArts and Minds in Blame and Punishment.
At the request of the US Department of State and European Empassies, Professor Armour toured major universities in Europe to speak about social justice as well as Hip Hop culture and the law, culminating in a unique interdisciplinary and multimedia analysis of social justice and linguistics, titled Race, Rap and Redemption.
|Quincy D. Jones, III has collaborated with numerous world-renowned artists including, Tupac, Prince and Dr. Dre. His work has resulted in many gold, platinum and multi-platinum albums and singles. His film and television credits include scoring the influential film Menace II Society and Eddie Murphy's weekly animated comedy series for which he received an Emmy nomination. In 1993 ASCAP honored Quincy with their Composers Award for his work on Fresh Prince of Bel Air, starring Will Smith.
In 2002, Quincy started his own production company, QD3 Entertainment, focused on chronicling the many dimensions of Hip Hop culture. He has amassed one of the largest independent libraries of Hip Hop content. QD3 Entertainment is expanding online and building the first urban-oriented digital media entertainment company. See his powerful biography about superstar, Lil Wyane in "The Carter"
Lindsay Rielly co-founded Continuum Entertainment to specialize in unique films
and series for television, and to have an eye for standout talent. As a managing
partner of Continuum, Rielly not only runs operations at the company, but also
manages talent and creates, develops & supervises the production of all in-
house projects. Before founding Continuum in 2004, Rielly worked in the A&R
department at Interscope, Geffen, A&M Records; in 2000 Rielly met Leila
Steinberg and quickly became immersed in the development and eventual sale
of the “Microphone Sessions” to MTV; in 2003, while continuing to focus on
branding Steinberg, Rielly found 12th Hour Entertainment, where she was
brought on by Barry Levinson to collaborate on the production and development
of feature film Fork in the Road, which was recently sold to Alexander Payne.
During that time, Penny Marshall’s company enlisted Rielly to co-produce Nature
of Enchantment, starring Michael Caine, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Danny
DeVito. This same year Rielly was integral in setting up another MTV
production, “King of Bling” hosted by Snoop Dogg, Tony Hawk, and Pharrell
Williams. Since founding Continuum Entertainment, Rielly has launched the
careers of many actors and performers and identified a “new model” of
management through brand development and enhancement. In 2006 Rielly was
brought on to manage the production of American Idol Album season 5.
Currently Rielly is continuing to create and produce viable TV shows both
scripted and reality and has been expanding Continuum’s management division
with clients which include Karina Smirnoff (Dancing with the Stars), Antonia
Lofaso (Host/mentor America’s Greatest Recipe/Top Chef Chicago), Rib Hillis
(Extreme Makeover Home Edition/100$ Makeover), and several others. Rielly is
a Suma Cum Laude graduate of the University of California Los Angeles.
|Eleanor Earl is an Assistant Professor of English and Cinema Studies at Hampton University in Virginia. She holds a B.A. in Rhetoric and Communication Studies from The University of Virginia, an M.A. in Humanities from Old Dominion University, with graduate credits in English Literature from The Institute for Scholars in International Studies held at Oxford University in Oxford, England and an M.F.A. in Theatre Writing from New York University’s Tisch School for the Arts. Currently, she is pursuing a D.B.A. in Management from Argosy University.
Ms. Earl is a prolific artist and performer. Her work has been featured at such venues as Her Majesty's Theatre and Covent Garden's Africa Centre in London, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, Off-Off Broadway, and Twentieth Century Fox Studios.
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