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The Team

Who We Are

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Chase Parker

Co-Founder & Co-CEO

Chase was born and raised in the Bronx, NY.

 

His film career spans close to a decade. With no formal training, Chase is a self-taught filmmaker, following in the fearless self-taught footsteps of Devereaux Micheaux and Ava DuVernay. He started making short films in 2013 and has now amassed many festival selections like the American Black Film Festival, all under the umbrella of Pinot Media.

 

Chase plans to continue elevating Black voices and stories through BlakOWND Productions.

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Jennifer Brown

Co-Founder & Co-CEO

First and foremost, Jennifer Brown is a ridiculously proud native of Chicago, Ilinois. (West side, stand up!)

...And secondly, an expert in media production that includes audio, print, TV, film and digital media.

For 25 years, Jennifer has been an avid lover, student and professional for Entertainment's impactful companies like NBCUniversal, Essence, CultureBanx, MadameNoire, DCP Entertainment and HBO.

With all of the productions she has helped elevate over the years including HBO's "Insecure" and "Game of Thrones" and DCP Entertainment's podcast "Toure Show," she and business partner Chase Parker created BlakOWND Productions, this venture that applies their combined expertise to better use - elevating the voices of our people with care and integrity!

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Ismael R. Brown

Marketing Director

“To be good is to be mediocre, to be great is to be complacent but to be unforgettable will get you into the history books forever.” This is a quote in which powers the man whose desire exceeds his own perception of self.

 

Hailing from Jacksonville, FL but currently based out of the epicenter of the world, New York City – Ismael R. Brown is a marketing luminary, published author and cultural enthusiast. As someone who values words more than most, storytelling is not merely something he is passionate about but an expressive activity deeply rooted in the very fabric of his existence. 

 

As a member of the BlakOWND family, Ismael brings a breadth of marketing ideologies along with untimely jokes never appropriate during filming. He is the professional jokester still adamant about learning other aspects of the technical side of the business. 

Latrice Lauve

Producer

Latrice Lauve is a dynamic force in the world of entertainment with her innovative approach to show production and creative ideas. Latrice plans to solidify her reputation as a creative powerhouse, consistently delivering captivating and memorable experience audiences worldwide.

 

Born with a passion for storytelling, Latrice's journey into the realm of show production began after a desire to live a more creative lifestyle that feels more authentic  to her. Fueled by her insatiable curiosity and unwavering determination, she has managed to use her knowledge from working in corporate America or over 25 years creatively in the film production, web series, podcast and short films. Although new to the field within the last few years, she has  acquired a wealth of knowledge and expertise along the way.

 

As a visionary leader in her field, Latrice Lauve plans to shape the future of web series, podcast and short films, inspiring others to dream big and pursue their passions with unwavering dedication.

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