Introduce yourself to our readers, let them know your name and where you’re from.

Why did you start IYO Visuals?

Wanting to create has always been a passion of mine. With my background in producing songs, videos for recording artist was a natural progression from music which introduced me to the world of film.

Have you had another career that wasn’t in the film industry?

Yes Music. Produced, Wrote & Engineered various multi platinum hits. And a few years back I was nominated for a Grammy for working on a Beyoncé’s album.

When did you know that working on film projects was actually going to be your career?

It went from a side hustle to a full on income driver that slowly start becoming as substantial as what I was making as a musician.

If you could get advice from anyone in your industry, who would it be and why?

If I could personal advice it would be Will Smith. The man is a pure genius and has sustained a successful career for over 2 decades straight. The way he moves with his wife, family and kids is very admirable. His thought process to life, marriage, work ethic all align with my thoughts and though he could afford anything very minimalistic which dope.

What’s the process of developing a film project for you?

IYO is team. A collective of creatives. Standalone I’m talented but our team is what makes US great!

Has anyone helped you or guided you in getting your foot in the industry?

In 2016 I did a strategic partnership with Artifact Content has definitely opened up doors and gave me bigger opportunities but my foot was already in the door. I started IYO Visuals And was producing visuals for various well known brands and A List celebrities.

How did you get on the Sony & Venom project? 

Artifact Content presented the opportunity. I presented a full treatment and storyboard for the campaign almost 5 months ago and didn’t hear anything back until almost a month later.

How long did working on the Brisk project take?

A little over 4 months

Did you face any hardships working on this project? 

Sony Pictures & Marvel are very meticulous with their assets so I had to be on my A game 

What was your favorite part of working on this commercial? 

I had a chance to really showcase my skills as a director on a high level with 2 brands that are respected across the film community worldwide.

What do you hope to get out of your involvement with Sony?

Definitely looking to collaborate on more campaigns. We’re in talks.

What differentiates your from other brand film producers?

We’re young and we’re Houston based. Though most of our clients are on the West Coast we look to bring more large scale productions to the city. Atlanta is doing a great job at this and it’s no reason the 4th largest city in America shouldn’t have the capability, there’s plenty of great filmmakers in Houston, So we look to bridge the gap between Houston & Hollywood — Oh and our IYO team is majority minority, which to me is very special.

What’s your favorite marvel character? 

Of course Black Panther! That’s like asking who’s my favorite president…lol

Tell our readers what to look out for next from you?

New brand collaborations, we have some heat on the way with Adidas and some other secrets we can’t tell yet!

How can other brands get in contact with you?

www.iyo.agency

Anything else you would like for our readers to know about you or your company?

We’re always looking for new talent. Follow me on all platforms @chillvibesAnd our company @iyoagency

(ATLANTA) – October 15, 2018 – Last night, the 50 Shades of Pink Foundation, founded by award-winning OBGYN and tv personality Dr. Jackie Walters, hosted its 6th Annual Gala & Fashion Show fundraiser, presented by LifeBrite Laboratories, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 

 

Over 200 guests arrived at Atlanta City Hall’s Atrium dressed in white in accordance with the “Winter Wonderland” theme. While they waited for the show to begin, attendees enjoyed soulful sounds from saxophonist Nathaniel Lane and DJ Bomshell Boogie, light bites from caterer JW Exclusive Designs and cocktails by Jack Daniel’s (who also showcased a cool virtual reality station).

 

World-renowned poet Hank Stewart opened the program with a tribute to strong women followed by greetings from Atlanta Municipal Court Judge Terrinee Gundy and 50 Shades of Pink Foundation Board Member Gary Andrews.

 

Event emcees Alicia Quarles, host of Daily Mail TV, and actor Brad James (“For Better or Worse”) then took over and welcomed representatives from LifeBrite Laboratories to the stage. Faven Ressom, Director of Marketing, and Chief Operations Officer Amber Fletcher shared how cancer has affected their lives and emphasized the importance of genetic testing, a service that LifeBrite Laboratories is a leading provider of.

 

The fashion show began with an elegant routine from AREA dance group which kicked off the “Pink Warrior” runway presentation led by Dr. Jackie. Over a dozen beautiful models – both cancer survivors and supporters – walked in original designs by Bramer Leon Couture, embodying the foundation’s mission of enhancing the emotional and physical well-being of breast cancer patients and their families. 

 

After the show, Dr. Jackie, along with hosts Brad and Alicia, led an auction to secure donors for the 50 Shades of Pink Gift Basket Program, which provides cancer patients with critical items needed to look good and feel good during treatment.

 

Special guests in attendance at the gala were “Married to Medicine” stars Dr. Heavenly Kimes, Dr. Simone Whitmore, and Dr. Jackie’s husband Curtis Berry; Pastor Taffi Dollar, “Good Day Atlanta” anchor Sharon Lawson and radio personality Sasha the Diva.

 

Sponsors of the 50 Shades of Pink Fundraiser were LifeBrite Laboratories, WellCare, Myriad Genetics, Atlanta Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Jack Daniels, The Cochran Firm, All-N-One Security Services and JMW Entertainment. 

Special thanks to fashion show executive producer Eboni Cummings, event planner Elly B Events, One Stop Production and to the City of Atlanta.

 

For more information on the 50 Shades of Pink Foundation, visit 50ShadesofPinkFoundation.org.

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Atlanta, GA. 5 October 2018 – Last night (10/4), Iconic rap artist Tip “T.I.” Harris hosted the exclusive Atlanta listening party for his tenth studio album, Dime Trap. Held at the acclaimed pop-up TrapMusic Museum, the event hosted hundreds of celebrities, influencers and longtime supporters who joined Tip for a first listen of the new album before it was released at midnight. As guests entered, they were greeted by the all black orchestra, Orchestra Noir, who performed new music from the album, including ‘Jefe’ ft. Meek Mill, Wraith ft. Yo Gotti and Weekend ft. Young Thug.

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“Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta” returns to WE tv on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 9pm ET/PT; and this season it’s a clash of the generations, with the OG’s of Hip Hop ready to dish some tough love! Fiery newcomers are bringing heat to the Atlanta scene and shaking things up, including R&B artist Masika Kalysha and hip-hop artist, Lil Mama! This well-connected Atlanta cast also features Bow Wow, child hip hop star who grew up under the Tutelage of Snoop and mega-producer, Jermaine Dupri; Shaniah Mauldin, Jermaine Dupri’s biological daughter; triple-threat Jhonni Blaze, and Ayana Fite daughter of The Beastie Boys mainstay, DJ Hurricane.

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Mac Miller’s cause of death is still officially unknown according to his death certificate.
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Cardi B has provided an explanation for a transphobic meme showing up on her Facebook page.

Following criticism on social media, Cardi took to Twitter to claim she doesn’t have control of her Facebook account. According to her, a former member of her team has been responsible for all posts on her official page for more than a year now.
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Tommie Lee has an orange jumpsuit in her future but she’ll only have to spend 2 days in jail, instead of the 2 years she was facing, as a result of a plea deal stemming from her 2016 arrest for DUI.
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