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Meet The Team
Al is the president of Diamond Tower Entertainment, an entertainment company specializing in film and video production and marketing. His long list of accomplishments span three decades and includes producing and/or promoting national concert tours in association with Louis Grey, Norby Walters and Al Haymon.
Anchored by years of successful promotions, Al began managing and producing top hip- hop groups in the 1980s including JJ Fad, Tha Alkoholiks, and Sista Style, guiding them in achieving chart success and burgeoning careers. A graduate of Merrick TV Film School where he mastered the art of production and video and music recording his extensive list of credits include producing and directing over 100 of 30 minute SCC90 shows, 25 music videos for a range of artists in Hip-hop including “No Name” by Chef Sean, a Buzzfeed pick for 20/20; “Almighty Dollar” by Show’N’Tell; “Mop the Floor” by Tanieya; “Ride Dirty” by Big
Earl; Gospel song “A Sovereign Move” by Lamar James; “The Wilderness” by Chosen; “I Do” by Elaine Norwood; “Too Close” by Bernard Lilton, Alternative Rock song “Amazing” by Ten West; and “You Know” by Everchanging Nomad. Al has also produced numerous stage productions and feature indie-short films.
A gifted storyteller, Al has completed several screenplays ready for pre-production. His film credits also include “Teeth and Blood” staring Glen Plummer, a sci-fi Vampire film. Al is also the producer of Rising Star airing on PBS, a youth (an Idol show), “Bring Back the Harmony”, starring Charles Wright and Maxine Waters; and “Baby Girl - All Access”, starring Shugar Jones, King Kedar and Darren Miller.
Al has been honored by the NAACP, ASCAP and the City of Los Angeles for his creative contributions and community service. He is a Cable Ace Award winner and the founding member of the Committee for Excellence in Black Music in association with ASCAP, which creates positive outlets and provides opportunities for inner city youth.
Pamela J. Richardson
Pamela holds a B.A. in Film/T.V. Production from USC and helms her indie production company, Brass Ring Enterprises. In 2021, the director/writer/producer’s screenplay, version of “TAL JONES: A Black Oil Legacy” won Best Screenplay in the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards, won Best Adapted Screenplay in the Las Vegas Black Film Festival and placed in several other screenwriting competitions. Pamela has worked on various film and TV productions, music videos, promotional videos, commercials and PSAs. www.brassringenterprises.com.
Some of Pamela’s credits include in 2022 and 2021 directing the promotional video for the sci-fi screenplay “New Found World”, written by Al Franklin, Pamela and Jessica Vitale. She was a creative consultant and shot BTS (Behind the Scenes) for the feature film “Trenchez”, directed by Dennis Conrad. In 2020 she directed, wrote and produced two music videos for music artist Chef Sean: “Feelings” and “No Name” (featuring Jeremih). Through Brass Ring in 2018, she directed, produced and co-wrote the TV pilot “BFA New Orleans” (2019), featuring Steven Williams (“The Chi”) and Lance E. Nichols (“Queen of the South”). She was a Producer on “Harland Williams Presents Caramel Corn the Pug”, the comedy routine featuring Harland Williams (“Sausage Party”, 2016). She directed and produced reality show sizzle reels for “Celebrity Fit and Fabulous”, featuring Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson and NFL Network anchor Erin Coscarelli, and “Nature’s Best”, both hosted by “Dr. Dave” Pryor, former Medical Director at NBC/Universal, and co-directed, produced and co-wrote the vampire film “Teeth and Blood” (2015), starring Glenn Plummer and Michelle Vanderwater. She also produced and directed “Breast Health Awareness: We Can’t Afford to Wait” videos for Anthem Blue Cross in October 2012.
Pamela has produced, written and directed two noteworthy documentary films: “GOLD DIGGIN’: For Love of Money”, was screened at Cannes 2008 and re-released on TUBI-TV in May 2022; and “The Wonder Kids” documentary film features Dick Van Dyke, Savion Glover and Debbie Allen (Directed, produced and written by Pamela and Jim Petersen). It won Best Documentary in the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival in 2008. Other talent Pamela has worked with include Mykelti Williamson, John Stamos, Jack Klugman and Bruce Davison. Music video artists include Montel Jordan, Dr. Dre (featuring Eminem), Freddie Jackson and Redman.
Steve Pina, is the Founder & CEO, of Omni Entertainment Inc. and has over 25 years of experience in distribution, promotion, marketing and special services for independent record labels, artists & films. Additionally, Pina was recruited by Smith Barney and his success within the Wealth Management Division led to him be recruited by UBS Private Client Group at their Rodeo Drive offices.
Throughout his career, Steve has been successful in building businesses and increasing sales. He has a stellar track record of taking independent artists onto several Billboard Charts, has generated over $25 million in revenues through his account relationships, and now he is actively involved in breaking new artists through the use of innovative technologies.
Currently Mr. Pina continues to deliver top tier marketing & promotional services to a select group of clientele via his affiliation with Sony Music & Orchard distribution. His resume has been enhanced recently by his appointment to the Believers Today Board of Directors and his designation as Chief Funding Agent for the Frieda Berlinski Foundation in Los Angeles.
Specialties: 360 Artist Development, Content Curator, Business Development, Strategic Marketing & Promotion Initiatives, Consultative & Direct Sales, Relationship Management.
Visual Effects Coordinator
Has worked as a Visual Effects Coordinator, Production assistant, and animator. In addition, she has been an assistant newspaper editor and layout editor.Â She has a bachelor's degree in Film and animation from Cal State Northridge. When she is not on a set, she is busy drawing, painting, practicing a musical instrument, or learning a foreign language. She lives in Temple City, California with her husband Kenneth, who is a software engineer, and her two cats, Mama Cat and Jerry.
Steven M. Blasini
With over 80 film credits to his name, Steven has been creating Visual Effects imagery for productions of all types, from Feature Films to Webisodes, for over 18 years. Born and raised in New York and self-taught in skills from computer programming, computer
assembly, network integration (he was a Novell Network Certified Engineer) and Internet provision, Steven started his own computer consulting firm, which later grew into various outlets, where he handled all things "computer" for his clients. This included turnkey software systems integrated with custom built hardware and networks. in 1991 after the success of "Jurassic Park" which utilized Computer Generated Graphics in an industry changing way, he taught himself all facets of Visual Effects Creation, from Concept Design thru to final output.
In 1997, during a seasonal recruitment trip to NY by the HR Head of Digital Domain, at the time the second largest VFX Studio in California, he was told that if he moved to LA he would easily find work and most likely be hired on the spot.
So, selling his company and packing all his belongings into his Dodge Caravan, he made the cross-country trip to establish his dreams of working in the industry.
The recruiter was correct, he landed his first animator position in just a few days and worked his way up to VFX Supervisor and Department Head of the studio that hired him.
In 2001, alongside his wife, BenniQue, he launched BFX Imageworks and quickly established it as a go-to, scalable VFX niche for all forms of independent film and television production throughout the world.
Steven currently serves on the board of the Los Angeles Section of the Visual Effects Society and is on the Special Visual Effects Executive Committee at the Television Academy.
Ivan Munguia is a graphic designer, illustrator, and storyboard artist, having worked on various projects for the past 20 years including two graphic novels (Ticket to Havana; Miguel El Brujo) and also storyboard work on recent features such as Teeth & Blood and When Rita Returns.
Editor / Shooter
Harold Brown is a senior producer and director to broadcast networks, independent studios, start up companies His work has been seen on NBC, CBS, ABC and Fox networks as well as cable TV including MTV, BET, PBS and more.
Harold graduated from Megar Evers College and City University of New York with an Associates and Bachelors in Arts respectively in film and video production. To his credit, Harold has received several distinguished television awards including: The Renaissance Award in Cable TV, The National White Diamond Award, Cable ACE Award top 3 finalist.
Some of his film accomplishments are: “Black Stars Network’s “Profiles”, “Story of a People” on FOX, NBC & ABC, “Brown vs. Board of Education 50th Anniversary” special on PBS. He was the Technical Director and Coordinator of Bobby Jones Gospel's California Explosion on BET.
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