Will Griffin, co-creator
Will “Roc” Griffin is a keyboardist, music producer, music director, composer, actor, and screenplay writer. One of Will’s first major accomplishments as a recording artist was keyboardist with Dr. Dre and the World Class Wrecking Cru on various recordings in the late 1980s.
Will later went on to produce and perform keyboards on the certified-gold recording from the 1993 movie, “Judgment Night” with Emilio Estevez and Cuba Gooding Jr., featuring various bands including, Faith No More and Boo Yaa Tribe.
His next big project involved jazz piano legend, Herbie Hancock. Will co-produced Hancock’s album, “Dis Is Da Drum”, which was nominated for a Grammy in 1996. He also toured globally with Hancock as a keyboardist and programmer in support of the record.
Continuing his musical journey, Will produced and played keyboard with blues giant, John Lee Hooker Jr. Out of the three projects directed and produced by Will, for Hooker, two were nominated for Grammies in 2005 and 2006 respectively.
Since late 2018, Will has performed as an actor and music director for the dynamic, nationally touring theatrical production, “Remembering James”. The musical depicts the life and music of “The Godfather Of Soul”, James Brown. Will’s performance and musical production prompted Broadway World to include him in its 2019 awards. Will was nominated for, “Person to Watch” and “Best Supporting Actor”.
Will is also co-writer of “Urban Defender.” The pilot has placed in various screenplay writing competitions including, a semi-finalist in ScreenCraft’s TV Pilot Fellowship and as of this writing, finalist in Stage 32’s Diversity Springboard Screenwriting Competition.
PC is a the tech-brains for this group of creative professionals. Since winning the city yo-yo championship of Houston at age 12, Paul traveled the world as a journalist, television producer and software developer. Paul’s award-winning work as a television news producer and editor spanned both NBC and ABC networks. Bored with television news, he went to USC Cinema as a grad student then professor.
As an entertainment consultant, he created the first digital storyboarding software for the industry, he worked directly with all major studios including Fox, Sony, Dreamworks, Paramount, Warner Bros and Universal. Currently, Paul lends his expertise in both narrative and corporate videos to change to world for the better.
Betty is a seasoned entertainment professional, having represented both local musicians, as well as accomplished bands/musicians including Kool & The Gang, and Stevie Wonder among others. She has booked artists internationally for nearly 16 years for: festivals and City Productions from California to Johannesburg, conventions such as Midem in Cannes, museum performances throughout the SF Bay area and more, under the banner of her own agency, Bookmark Productions & Publications, Inc. of Los Altos, which she was CEO/Founder. But also has been a partner/President of a Los Angeles based indie film/music label Opinionated Music & Film LLC.
Ms. Butler completed her B.A. Degree with honors in foreign language (Sigma Delta Pi) and Fine Art from California State University, Sacramento where she has been the recipient of numerous awards including: The Luella M Goff Fellowship (Watercolors), The Bank of America Rising Star Award (Fine Art), The Lamp Lighter Award, The Governor’s Scholar Award, Selena Ottum Nomination (Life dedicated to the Arts) and Palo Alto Entrepreneur of the Month (Bookmark Publications, Inc).
Ms. Butler is currently President/Partner of Trison-SEP, Partner/Editor of October Moon Publishing, and Owner of Bjb Presents.
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