WORKSHOP LEADERS

ALLEN MALDONADO

ALLEN MALDONADO

Hosting Writers Workshop

The multi-talented actor, writer, and entrepreneur, co-stars on the award-winning sitcom BLACK-ISH (ABC), has finished his third season as a full time writer on the hit Starz series, SURVIVOR’S REMORSE, has recurred for three seasons on YOU’RE THE WORST (FXX), is starring opposite Tracy Morgan in THE LAST OG, his highly anticipated new series on TBS Executive Produced by Jordan Peele, and has developed the industry’s first digital app for short films, Everybody Digital, officially launched October 3, 2017.

TROY ROWLAND

TROY ROWLAND

Hosting Actors Workshop

Troy Michael Rowland is one of Hollywoods premiere life and acting coaches. Troy began his acting career in Philadelphia, PA at the world renowned Freedom Theater under the auspices of John E. Allen. Mr. Rowland graduated with honors and holds a BFA in Theater from The University of The Arts. Troy has studied with Walter Dallas and Barbara Sommerville of Yale School of Drama and served for one year at NYU New Dramatists internship program in New York City.

WOMEN IN FILM & ENTERTAINMENT PANELIST

STACY IKE

STACY IKE

TV HOST & ACTRESS

Stacy Ike is a TV host, actress, and entrepreneur currently based in Los Angeles.

Stacy works to impact the perception of traditional media by creating original content and uses her platform to entertain and inspire while reigning true to her integrity and social responsibility. Hailing from Houston, Texas and a proud University of Missouri J-School graduate, Stacy embarked on her evolving career immediately after graduating.

Creating waves in the U.S and Australia, her luminous and charismatic personality has allowed her to build a rapport as the host to share the best moments with, including interviews with Oprah, Tom Ford, Viola Davis and Melissa McCarthy to name a few. Stacy has worked worked with Afterbuzz TV, toured with Mountain Dew hosting live shows and partnered with Smashbox Cosmetics for a talk-series with fellow influencers. She has also worked with Baller Alert, Regal Cinemas, Tribune Publishing and the Hollywood Reporter as a writer and on-camera talent.

Stacy recently took on the position as the first live show host of the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). As the host of OWN Tonight, a late-night show, Stacy interviewed cast members from the hit-drama Greenleaf along with other celebrity fans.

Stacy is the founder of Fight For Your Fairytale, a brand inspiring and encouraging other creatives to believe in themselves wholeheartedly and to continually grow past their fears to be the best version of themselves.

She often says, "Each moment I decide to be myself, I give someone else permission to do the same thing."

When she’s not prepping for an interview, rehearsing a scene for acting class, or dropping inspiration and straight talk on her Youtube channel, you might find her binge-watching the latest new Netflix show with a huge bowl of kettle popcorn. You can catch up with Stacy at StacyIke.com, or on Instagram and Twitter @onetakestace.

Haddie Djemal

Haddie Djemal

TV HOST/REPORTER/PRODUCER

Haddie Djemal is a Houston based TV Host/Reporter/Producer. Currently, she is a lifestyle correspondent for Fox29’s hottest lifestyle show, Daytime at Nine.

It was her love for acting and film that laid the foundation of her career in the world of broadcast and digital media. From entertaining live audiences at high profile events as an emcee to covering hard-hitting news in the community as a journalist, Haddie’s passion has always been people and storytelling.

Over the last 5 years, Haddie has brought the first all-female radio talk show to the Houston airwaves, helped to relaunch an award-winning children’s tv show as a host/producer, and report impactful news stories for both local and international audiences.

Now, she is carving her on-air footprint throughout the south Texas region as she hosts and produces lifestyle content for three different markets in the Lone Star State.

When Haddie isn’t working, she’s working out or binging her favorite tv shows. She’s social media junkie and loves 90s music, coffee, and puns.

FILMMAKING PANELIST

JEROME BAILEY JR.

JEROME BAILEY JR.

Creative Journalist

Jerome Bailey Jr. is a dynamic creative journalist known creating his own “genre of journalism” featuring video content he produces through his publishing company Jerome Bailey Media and his celebrated web series #FaithStories.

He teaches storytelling across the globe and produces content for The Washington Post, TheGrio, The CW and others. Bailey has interviewed a wide range of influencers from President Trump to NBA star James Harden. In addition to his traveling lectures, Bailey taught journalism at Houston Baptist University.

JAMES J. DUHON

JAMES J. DUHON

Cinematographer

James J.Duhon is one of the most highly sought after young DP’s in the Reality & Film worlds. With over 65 Television credits in his 15 years in production, James is very humble and very creative.

James got his break in the industry in 2003 while working for Edmonds Entertainment on BET’s most popular show "College Hill"

Since his start he has filmed Record Breaking shows such as "BET College Hill, MTV Made,NBC The Voice, WE Bridezillas, Lifetime‘s Bring It, HGTV’s Home Town and Animal Planet’s The Vet Life just to name a few #1 TV shows.

COURTNEY GLAUDE

COURTNEY GLAUDE

Director & Writer

Courtney JáPaul Glaudé is the very definition of a storyteller. A writer, director, and producer, Glaudé grew up in Houston’s 5th Ward where he experienced bullying and abuse. To endure the harassment, Glaudé escaped into his imagination, sparking his passion for filmmaking.

Glaudé revels in creating atmospheres and inspiring emotion. He executes his visionary ideas with a deft hand, vividly translating stories and feelings to film. His passion is undeniable as he consistently creates quality films including well-developed characters, unpredictable storylines, and jarring visuals to match.

His bold, unapologetic approach and culmination of personal experiences have resulted in several projects. Glaudé wrote and produced the short films: “ROW” and “Pit Stop.” Both are currently on the film festival circuit, with "Row" receiving recognition at the Los Angeles Short Film Festival (LASFF) for Best Drama 2017.

Clearly, Glaudé has embraced the diversity of Houston by captivating the audiences of every age and culture. His highly anticipated feature film debut, “BLINK,” will premiere in AMC theaters in Houston March 2-8.