Hello BP, I'm the author of the upcoming book "Put Your Dreams First: Handle Your (Entertainment) Business". Out on APRIL 23 (Hachette).
"Put Your Dreams First" is a must-have industry survival guide for women interested in pursuing a career in entertainment but can also serve anyone who needs inspiration to invigorate-or protect their careers.
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Vanessa Williams - is a singer-songwriter and actress. Williams made history on September 17, 1983 when she became the first woman of African American descent to be crowned Miss America. Williams' reign as Miss America came to an abrupt end when scandal led to her subsequent resignation of the title. Williams rebounded by launching a career as an entertainer, earning Grammy®, Emmy®, and Tony® award nominations. She is also well-known for her outspoken support of gay rights, having won the Human Rights Campaign "Ally for Equality" award in 2008. Ms. Williams penned the foreword while on location shooting Hannah Montana: The Movie due for release in 2009.
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Thembisa S. Mshaka is a 5-time Telly Award winner who has served in the entertainment industry for over 17 years, spanning the areas of touring, management, magazine publishing, recorded music and technology, advertising, music supervision for film, voice over, and television. As Senior Copywriter at Sony Music, and 2-time NARM Award winner, her campaigns contributed to the sale of more than 150 million albums for artists from Lauryn Hill, Will Smith, and Beyonce’, to NaS, Maxwell, George Michael, and Jill Scott. The former GAVIN rap editor has also written for essence.com and LAUNCH.com, and serves as contributing editor for The Hotness.com. She contributed to anthology Sometimes Rhythm: Sometimes Blues (Seal Press) edited by Taigi Smith and Icons of Hip-Hop, an academic reference volume edited by Mickey Hess (Greenwood Press).
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Michelle Obamarsquo;s presence is a welcome, seismic shift from the stereotypical image of women of color as accessories to their own exploitation in media. In her noncelebrity post as the Most Influential Woman of the Free World, Mrs. Obama is covered by media daily around the globe, giving her the power to unravel the thread of negative perception about Black women in a way that even the mighty Oprah could not.Dealinga major blow to the video ho, Mrs. Obama is the only First Lady to make... (continue reading)
By Thembisa S. MshakaAfter 17 years of working with many a superstar in the worlds of music, advertising, and television, Irsquo;ve seen a lot of skin. I must say, however, that the concentrated display of nudity by females in the entertainment business over the last week has been very interesting to watch.First, images of Cassie topless and spread eagle surfaced online. She denied leaking them for publicity purposes, brushing them off to a degree, saying, ldquo;it seems that someone has hacked... (continue reading)
Check out the Breakdown FM Interview by Hip Hop media veteran Davey D with long time music industry vet Thembisa Mshaka. She breaks major ground with her first book 'Put Your Dreams First' which focuses on the challenges, triumphs and types of steps taken by 90 prominent women in various fields throughout the entertainment field...Click to hear interview httpodeo.comepisodes24544818Th embisaMshakaInterviewPutYourDr eamsFirstThe Blog www.thembisamshaka.comThe Book www.putyourdreamsfirst.comOn.. . (continue reading)
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