Vivica A. Fox: The Best of the Best
The all-around mega-talented, Vivica A. Fox, or “Angie” Fox to those who’ve known her since her days in Indianapolis, is kind, motivating and straightforward in her approach to life. She is an entrepreneur and in a more urban vernacular, she is a bona fide “hustler.” All one has to do to appreciate her talent is take note of her bestselling memoir, Every Day I’m Hustling. With her own syndicated talk show, “Face the Truth,” and various media projects with Lifetime network, Ms. Fox has entertainment industry longevity that most people can only dream of. Read More . . .
Wes’ Faith in Film
Wes Miller’s interest in film was ignited on the day he received a Pixel 2000 camcorder. He would go out with his friend from across the street and shoot black and white movies. The sky was the limit in who they could be in their films. With a law degree from Washburn University in hand, Wes became a civil rights lawyer. His visual art often centers around what happens when our justice system does not help those who it was created to protect. Read More . . .
Charneice Fox: Woman of All Trades
Charneice Fox has many titles: screenwriter, playwright, published poet, children’s book author, and director of film and theater. This is no surprise when you are the goddaughter of the prolific poet and activist, Gil Scott-Heron. A mother of five who cares deeply about her community and inspiring young people, Charneice’s work has been featured on CNN, BET, and NPR. In 2018 she wrote and directed her first-feature film, Love Dot Com (LDC), executive produced by Soulidifly Productions. Read More . . .
Menelek Lumumba: Rising Auteur
A Denver, Colorado native, Menelek Lumumba is a new filmmaker on the rise. Menelek studied English and Film Studies at Colorado College. He went on to study Cinema for just one year at Howard University. Here, he met Hans Charles, most famous for his award-winning cinematography in the Oscar-nominated documentary, 13th. Menelek and Hans would later work with each other on various projects. Read More . . .
Debra Martin Chase: The Face of Hollywood
Debra Martin Chase is an influential and powerful force in the film industry. She has been responsible for producing some of the most well-known films that speak to an entire generation of young women and people of color. If you’ve seen Sparkle, The Princess Diaries, Cheetah Girls, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Just Wright, and Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella then you are familiar with her vision of female power and diversity in film and television. It is rare to have access to the people behind the scenes—producers, writers, directors, and executives—that make the movie magic happen. Read More . . .
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Life’s Interpretation: Youth Empowerment
Each month we will highlight a community program that aligns with the values of SoulVision. We believe engaging with one’s community is critical to fostering positive change in the world. For our inaugural issue, we highlight Life’s Interpretation, LLC, a nonprofit youth engagement program based in Richmond, VA. Life’s Interpretation provides workshops, classes and client based services in music, media, marketing and film. Students at all skill levels are invited to participate. Read More . . .
Each month we will celebrate a living legend. We kick off this celebration of greatness in our inaugural issue with Quincy Jones, a global icon. “Q” has worked with other entertainment greats from Sarah Vaughan and Frank Sinatra, to Michael Jackson and countless others. He continues to inspire veteran artists and new comers with his outpouring of music and his generosity as an ambassador for humanity. He has never stopped lifting as he climbs. Read More . . .
In his condo, overlooking the financial district of Downtown Richmond on one side and the James River on the other, BK Fulton is restless; he’s wrestling with an idea, a vision that will serve as an extension of Soulidifly Productions where he serves as founding chairman and CEO. Fragments are beginning to take shape as tangible ideas. He walks back and forth and then he stops and looks out at his patio. He feels the ancestors are laughing at him with love as he realizes that it’s up to him to tell the stories that have not been told. Read More . . .