If you want something you never had, you must do something you've never done.
Tarek â€œTerkâ€? Stevens 510.205.0139 http://www.andiyah.org
Table of Contents ANDIYAH MISSION............................................................................................ 3 • Partners • Board of Directors • Founder Tarek Stevens’ Bio
PROGRAMS...................................................................................................... 6 • The Business of Entertainment • Internship Program • Career Mentoring
EVENTS............................................................................................................. 7 • Hollywood Hoops vs. The Troops • Celebrity Golf Tournament • Denise Woods Professional Voice and Speech Seminars and Training
Mission The mission of ANDIYAH is to lend economic support by providing housing and living stipends for students pursuing internships and careers in the fields of entertainment, sports and media. Mantra: If you want something you never had, you must do something you've never done.
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS Lamman Rucker Lamman Rucker stars in Tyler Perryâ€™s Meet the Browns. This spring, he will reprise his role as Officer Troy in Tyler Perryâ€™s Why Did I Get Married. In addition to his pursuits on the big screen, Lamman has a passion for mentoring under served youth. His foundation The Black Gents of Hollywood not only provides guidance to African American men in Hollywood, it also does life skills outreach to young men in the inner city of Los Angeles, CA, Atlanta, GA and Washington, DC. Mr. Rucker attended high school at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, D.C. Lamman received an undergraduate degree in Information Technology and Business and his graduate degree in Education and Curriculum Development.
Morris Chestnut Morris Chestnut first came to be recognized by moviegoers starring as Ricky in Boyz n the Hood (1991), a role where he played a high school running back using his football skills to escape the violent surroundings of his South Central Los Angeles neighborhood. His half brother was played by Ice Cube who, in the movie, did not have the same motivation. Two years later, he landed a lead role in Civil Rights Drama The Ernest Green Story (1993) (TV), a movie where he showed courage and perseverance as one of the Arkansas Nine high school students. He later starred in Action flicks Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995) and G.I. Jane (1997), and Half Past Dead (2002). Recently, he has been more involved with romantic comedies, starring in The Best Man (1999/I), The Brothers (2001/I), Two Can Play That Game (2001), and Breakin' All the Rules (2004). This year, 2004, he will also be starring in Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004), and Ladder 49 (2004).
Wayne Bryant Wayne Bryant is a Senior Executive with over 20 years of technology expertise and over 10 years of Multicultural and General marketing experience. Wayne has worked with Lotus and IBM as a software specialist and Senior Software Consultant. During his tenure he has consulted with numerous companies and organizations such as Mobil, Exxon, the US Dept. of Defense, World Bank, Farmer's Insurance and Ahold. Wayne was also a co-owner and Senior Executive of GameFace Ventures and Impact! Ventures, both Sports and Entertainment marketing companies. Clients included Microsoft, AT&T, Nike, Target, Reebok, Pepsi, NBA, ESPN, Gatorade and Diageo. Wayne has helped these clients and their brands reach the multicultural and urban markets in a credible way while providing a high ROI. Wayne's knowledge of the aforementioned markets and sports industry relationships allows him to position brands for explosive growth.
Greg Shell Greg Shell is a research analyst for the International Active Division. Prior to joining GMO in 2009, he was a senior analyst at Columbia Management. Previously, Mr. Shell was a consultant in the private equity group at Bain & Company, Inc. He earned his B.S. in Political Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Veronica Hill Attorney Veronica Hill is an Equal Employment Opportunity Manager with NASA.
TAREK“TERK”STEVENS For nearly twenty years Tarek (Terk) Stevens has been a committed entertainment industry professional. Terk’s musical endeavors reached great heights between 19871994 as a member of the Hip-Hop/R&B group Whistle. Casey Kasem of American Top 40 with Casey Kasem was the first to note that Whistle made history by becoming the first group to successfully transition from rappers to R&B singers. The experience provided Terk the opportunity to gain an understanding of the music industry from both an artist’s perspective, as well as the business perspective. Today Terk focuses on the business of entertainment and major events. He is the founder of Terk Entertainment Group a bi-coastal organization whose scope of services includes managing and counseling artists, organizing major celebrity events and directing organizations in fundraising and development. Some of his endeavors include producing celebrity basketball and golf events, facilitating the national distribution of nerjyzed products and video games, facilitating panels for organizations such as Harvard Business School’s AASU Conference, IMPACT Conference and NBA All Star Weekend events. Terk is also founder of ANDIYAH Foundation and a partner in Good Ground Good Life, Washington, DC based nonprofits. ANDIYAH lends economic support for non-paid internship opportunities. Good Ground Good Life is dedicated to providing safe and effective living and learning environments that will nurture and inspire under served, under privileged inner city youth. During his noteworthy career in the entertainment industry, Terk has reached many outstanding achievements, but none have meant more to him, than his work with the ANDIYAH Foundation and Good Ground Good Life. For more information about Terk’s non-profit work, visit the link below. http://www.andiyahfoundation.org
Programs THE BUSINESS OF ENTERTAINMENT • BLOG TALK RADIO Each Friday at 11 am during the summer and Thursdays at 4:30 pm during the school year, teens learn the fundamentals of the media gathering process, by producing, writing and editing their own Internet based radio program. Recent episodes can be downloaded at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/andiyah. Students interview their peers as well as media and entertainment professionals. Recent interviews include entertainment attorney Donald Woodard and child actor Kelly Williams. Recent field trips include a tour and interview with Flexx & Rayne of WPGC Radio. Upcoming fi e l d trips include BETs 106 & Park and Time Warner. • DIGITAL MEDIA AND VIDEO GAME DEVELOPMENT Through a partnership with Nerjyzed Entertainment Inc., ANDIYAH will begin sponsoring interns interested in pursuing careers in Digital Media and Gaming. INTERNSHIP PROGRAM ANDIYAH provides internship and career opportunities for talented students in under served communities. Internships include working with national and regional entertainment, media and sports organizations. Understanding that everyone is not destined to be an on camera or an on court super star, the goal of each internship is to allow students to explore the business aspect of high profile professions. CAREER MENTORING ANDIYAH partners groups of junior and senior high school students with career professionals. Students are given the opportunity to see the work that it takes to pursue unique and challenging professions. Photos: Top: ANDIYAH Scholars and hosts of teen Blog Talk Radio Program. Bottom: Young Washington D.C. Artist Demont “Peekaso” poses with NBA Superstar Chris Paul. One of Peekaso’s pieces was purchased by Paul and hangs in Paul’s home.
EVENTS • Hollywood Hoops vs. The Troops • Denise Woods Professional Voice and Speech Seminars and Training • Celebrity Golf Tournament
Hollywood Hoops vs. The Troops 2010 Tour Season Washington, DC * Atlanta, GA * Detroit, MI * Chicago, IL * Fayetteville, NC
Morris Chestnut ABC’s “V”
Erika Ringor “Love and Basketball”
Lamman Rucker Tyler Perry’s “Meet the Browns”
Axel Armani, Kenneth Cole
ANDIYAH Launches Celebrity Basketball Tour to Support Military Families Washington, DC - (December 2, 2009) Tarek “Terk” Stevens announced that the Hollywood Hoops Festival Basketball Games will launch a tour to support men and women serving in the U.S. armed forces. For the last five years, Stevens has produced celebrity basketball games by enlisting some of Hollywood’s hottest stars to match their athletic prowess against local officials and community athletes. During the upcoming season, rather than taking on local personalities, the stars turned athletes will match their skills against the U.S. military’s finest. Hollywood Hoops vs. The Troops is a family friendly way to salute and celebrate the contributions of America’s men and women in uniform. A portion of the proceeds goes to support the Fisher House and other organizations that are dedicated to providing financial support to military families. “We hear about their sacrifices every single day on the news,” said Stevens, “The Hollywood Hoops vs. The Troops is a great morale booster as well as a fun and entertaining way to say thank you to those serving in the military.” The tour will feature games in six U.S. cities. Washington, DC, Atlanta, GA, Detroit, MI, Fayetteville, NC, Virginia Beach, VA, Chicago, IL.
Tour Details WHO: ANDIYAH a Washington, DC based organization will host a Celebrity Basketball Game to honor the men and women of the armed services. WHAT: • The Celebrity Basketball Game will match Hollywood stars against the U.S. Military’s finest. • A portion of the proceeds goes to support military organizations that are dedicated to providing financial support to military families. WHEN: January 2010 - Press Conference and Tour Launch WHERE: Washington, DC * Atlanta, GA * Detroit, MI * Chicago, IL * Fayetteville, NC WHY: Hollywood Hoops vs. The Troops is a family friendly way to salute and celebrate the contributions of America’s men and women in uniform. CELEBRITIES: Confirmed Morris Chestnut: ABC’s “V” Lamman Rucker: TBS’s “Meet the Browns” Axel: Model, Armani, Kenneth Cole Erika Ringor: “Love and Basketball” Pending Hill Harper: CBS’s “CSI:NY” Claudia Jordan: NBC’s “Deal or No Deal” Anthony Anderson: NBC’s “Law and Order” DEMOGRAPHICS: Hollywood Hoops vs. The Troops is a family oriented event that successfully targets • Teens • College Age to Young Adults • Generation X Professionals
Sponsorship Levels TITLE SPONSOR $35,000 Game Naming Rights Top Billing on all event collateral Logo on all marketing and promotional materials Host of VIP private reception 15 Tickets to VIP private reception 40 Tickets to basketball game Celebrity photo avails Official sponsor tag on all radio/commercials Logo and name on official press releases Integrated online marketing campaign COACH $20,000 8 Tickets to VIP private reception 20 Tickets to basketball game Official sponsor tag on select radio/tv commercials Logo on all marketing and promotional materials Logo and name on official press releases Integrated online marketing campaign ALL STAR $10,000 4 Tickets to VIP Private Reception 12 Tickets to basketball game Logo on all marketing and promotional materials Logo and name on official press releases Logo on website MVP $5,000 2 Tickets to VIP Private Reception 8 Tickets basketball Logo on website FAN $1,000 8 Tickets to basketball game Logo on website
Partners & Participating Sponsors
The Gents of Hollywood
GOOD GROUND GOOD LIFE
Testimonials [The work of Good Ground Good Life/ANDIYAH] is not just the prevention of youth violence, but it’s also about lifestyle coaching for kids. And hopefully this will increase awareness. Morris Chestnut one of Hollywood’s hottest stars can be seen in the new ABC television series “V” and the hit films,The Game Plan, Like Mike, Not Easily Broken, Ladder 49, The Brothers, The Best Man, Firehouse, G.I. Jane and Boyz n the Hood, among many others.
I understand the importance of being a good role model for children...helping them realize their dreams that anything is possible. Erika Ringor scored big points in the hit movie Love and Basketball. She has recently appeared on episodes of Hawthorne, CSI: NY, Cold Case and Ghost Whisperer, Sons of Anarchy.
Keith Robinson of Dream Girls, supports Good Ground Good Life and the Hollywood Hoops because its all about “...giving opportunities to inner city kids...because I was one of these kids.”
"Support of our women and men in the military is essential to reinforcing their courage, motivation and good spirits. As a former 'military' brat myself, I know how much it means to get my Dad back after a tour of duty! God Bless all of our soldiers and the families that keep them strong!!!" Lamman Rucker from As the World Turns, Half & Half and All My Children made audiences swoon as Officer Troy in Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married. He currently stars as Will in Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns TV Series.
For More Information Contact Tarek “Terk” Stevens, Director of Development Good Ground Good Life /ANDIYAH 510.205.0139 - email@example.com Deana Bass, CS Corporate Public Affairs 703.888.9421- firstname.lastname@example.org
Denise Woods 8961 Sunset Boulevard, Suite 2F * Hollywood, CA 90069 * 310 550-6806
ABOUT DENISE WOODS... Denise
Gyllenhaal, Morris Chestnut, Gloria Reuben, Paul
faculty member at
Rodriguez, Victoria Rowell, Eve, Ray Liotta, Porscia
the Juilliard School
DeRossi, Rachel Weisz, Mekhi Phifer, Forest Whi-
for nearly a decade,
taker, Jeanne Trupplehorn and Mike Myers. In addi-
tion to her work with some of theater and film’s most
voice and speech at
respected actors, Denise is using her expertise to
California Institute of
help professional athletes improve their communica-
the Arts. Denise has
tion and media skills. She has worked with some of
worked as a vocal coach with NBC Nightly News,
sports most popular athletes including players from
CNBC, Bloomberg News, Today Show, CNN, Inside
the New York Knicks and the New York Giants as
Edition, KTLA News, KNBC Today in LA and the TV
well as several retired athletes looking to further their
Guide Channel. Some of her clients include Soledad
careers in broadcasting and business. As a graduate
O’Brien, Chris Hansen, Maria Bartiromo, Norah
of The Juilliard School, in 1992, she became the first
O’Donnell, Kim Rouggie, Rachel Boesing and Zorri-
African-American female to join the Drama Division
anna Kit. As a dialect coach for actors in the film
faculty. To date, Denise’s most rewarding achieve-
industry, her work includes Academy-Award nomi-
ment has been the creation of “Express Yourself,” a
nated actors Ken Watanabe in The Last Samurai
program she founded in 1996 teaching voice,
directed by Ed Zwick and Will Smith in Ali directed
speech and acting to teenagers from the Harlem
by Michael Mann. Other films include Shaft starring
Jeffrey Wright, Only in America: the Don King Story starring Ving Rhames, Last Holiday starring Queen Latifah, How Stella Got Her Groove Back starring Taye Diggs and Once in the Life written, starring and directed by Laurence Fishburne. She is currently the dialect coach for Tony Sinclair, the Tanqueray Gin spokesperson. Denise has had the honor of working with numerous actors in various venues, however, some of the most rewarding experiences have been those with Phylicia Rashad, Ellen Burstyn, Maggie
Denise understands the unique nature of our business. Her goal is to keep the inherent personality in each voice while losing the bad habits that drive viewers to distraction. - Soledad O’Brien Anchor American Morning, CNN News