REGINALD BROWN, Director
Reginald D. Brown is a Director member of the Directors Guild of America, Inc. and an accomplished television Writer in the Writers Guild of America, west. 2007 brings a "bursting asunder" for Reginald as he is the Co-Producer of a High Definition feature film, Love and Other 4 Letter Words, starring Tangi Miller, Flex Alexander and Essence Atkins; and is the West Coast Videographer of Salute: The Peter Norman Story about the white 200 meter Silver Medalist of the 1968 Olympics. He also is the Producer/ Director of Witness to a Dream about Universal Music Publishing Executive Tom Sturges and the Foshay Learning Center choir which presently is in post production.
Reginald's professional career began in 1978 when he received an Independent Filmmaker Grant from the American Film Institute to write and produce Homecomin'. In 1981, the TV Lab at WNET/13 in New York awarded Reginald a full production grant from the Independent Documentary Fund for Public Television with additional funding from the Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Under the auspices of the TV Lab, Reginald wrote, produced, and directed an hour long, documentary film entitled I Remember Beale Street, about a once thriving black community that was the center for black culture in the South and the legendary birthplace of the "blues."
The success of I Remember Beale Street led Reginald to a seven-year relationship with Anheiser Busch Companies, the United Negro College Fund and the annual Lou Rawls Parade of Stars telethon. From 1985 to 1991, he worked as an associate producer, writer and segment director on this syndicated national program. This was a propitious opportunity and it provided a training ground in which he became a seasoned professional in the music variety genre. Reginald achieved two of his primary goals when he joined the Writers Guild of America, West in 1988 and the Directors Guild of America, Inc. in 1990.
A partial list of Reginald's work include writing the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Annual Celebrate The Soul of American Music, Specials; Story of a People: Expressions in Black; Special; African-American Heritage Awards, Special; and Today's Child: Tomorrow's Hope, Special. In 1990, he wrote and directed America Salutes Rosa Parks, Special at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. In 1995, Reginald wrote Ella Fitzgerald: 60 Years of Music at the Universal Amphitheater and Celebration of Gospel Music at the Wilshire Ebell.
Into the 21st Century, Reginald continues to enjoy success producing pieces for diverse clients ranging from the UCLA School of Medicine, the Writers Guild of America, west and Universal Pictures. In addition, for the US Postal Service's Black Heritage Commemorative Stamp Series, he wrote and directed Roy Wilkins: A View from the Classroom starring Brock Peters and Willard Pugh. Reginald has written The 18th Annual Stellar Gospel Awards, the 2006 Trumpet Awards and multiple episodes of The Gospel of Music with Jeff Majors for TV ONE.
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