About the Event
Do you have a TV show idea, script, or completed pilot/sizzle that you'd like to sell to a network? Do you want to learn more about how reality and scripted TV shows are developed then produced? Or maybe you're interested in producing a feature film and want insight on attaching celebrity actors? Or maybe you want to learn more about the casting process: auditioning tips and how to get cast in films, TV shows and commercials? If so, this is an intimate event that you do not want to miss! All participants will have an opportunity to ask candid questions directly to the speaker and moderator! NO pitching projects.
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.www.iamangelamarie.com
When & Where
Breaking into Hollywood
Founded in May 2005, BReaKiNG iNTo HoLLyWooD (BiH) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to help creative and business professionals in the entertainment industry pursue their careers with integrity, creativity and enthusiasm!
BiH hosts educational networking events focused on the arts and media. The organization strives to inspire its members and creative community-at-large to achieve their career dream.
Another avenue that BiH impliments its mission is through its launched endeavors: the entertainment trade publication, Hollywood & Vine (H&V), the Hollywood & Vine Film Festival (HVFF) and "The BReaKiNG iNTo HoLLyooD Show" (The BiH Show).
Published by BiH, Hollywood & Vine is a print and online magazine that embraces the journey of artists; H&V is now read in over 10 countries. Launched by BiH, the Hollywood & Vine Film Festival celebrates artisticpreneurs; HVFF provides industry access to emerging content creators and showcases their talent worldwide. Also produced by BiH, "The BReaKiNG iNTo HoLLyooD Show" offers advice from high-profiled, industry insiders. The BiH show aired on the Transit TV Network with over 1.5 million viewers throughout the L.A. transit system, and it can be viewed online.