Sara Finney-Johnson, Executive Producer/Writer
Bill Boulware, Executive Producer/Writer
Bill Cobbs, Actor, SAG
Michael Ajakwe, Jr., Founder/Executive Director, Los Angeles Web Series Festival
Dorian Missick, Actor, SAG
Andretta Hamilton, Co-Founder of The Cynosure Screenwriting Awards
When a Christian and atheist meet all hell breaks loose.
Told through a nonlinear fragmented storyline, a marriage disintegrates and exposes a shocking surprise.
Three teenagers set out on a cross-country adventure that shatters their worlds and leaves their mental states altered forever.
A family of feuding insects band together to fight a common enemy.
A mother returns home hiding a terrible secret while trying to reconcile with her estranged family.
All is not what it seems in an underground world that turns out to be driven by lust and greed.
A quirky, off beat comedy about a novice lesbian hunting for love in all the wrong places.
Ascertain the needs and expectations of the college, university, organization, program and/or school system seeking my employ.
Formulate effective teaching strategies by custom designing an educational course syllabus that establishes clear classroom objectives and a comprehensive curriculum that offers creative approaches to theoretical and practical instructional models.
Execute educational goals and implement curriculum instruction through innovative teaching methods that grasp student interest and achieve core state standards.
Evaluate overall student performance, educational growth and teaching strategies for improved future instruction.
Jorge Hernandez, Education Director, Los Angeles Education Corps
Rochelle Lucas, Executive Director, Neighborhood in Development
Amanda Talbot, North Hollywood Senior Arts Colony Engage Creative Program Director
Megan Hocking, Burbank Senior Arts Colony Engage Program Manager
Liz Gould, Burbank Senior Arts Colony, Former Engage Program Student
Ariceli Rojas, Former EcoAcademy High School Student
Yolanda Buggs is an award winning writer, director and producer with a distinctive narrative voice and cinematic style. Ms. Buggs attended graduate school at the prestigious American Film Institute (AFI), where she received her MFA in Screenwriting. She attained her BA in Film and Video from Georgia State University. Prior to that Ms. Buggs first began her film education at New York University in their Intensive Film Workshop. Mentors, Daryl Nickens, former chair of AFI’s screenwriting department and Bill Boulware, veteran sitcom executive producer, brought Yolanda into the industry. Upon graduation, she began her work as a WGA Writer-Trainee on the now syndicated sitcom, The Parkers, co-created by Sara Finney-Johnson. While there, Ms. Buggs was entrusted to direct a fresh, new look for the sitcom’s 30- second show open, which can currently be seen on Black Entertainment Television’s (B.E.T.) cable network. Yolanda has worked as an In-house producer for Rushion McDonald and Steve Harvey at their production company, Nu-Opp, Inc. While there, Ms. Buggs line-produced the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Annual Hoodie Awards, a live, multi-camera celebrity awards show held at The Great Western Forum in Inglewood and then later at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The shows were hosted by Steve Harvey and executive produced by Rushion McDonald. After Ms. Buggs left Nu-Opp, she spent some time working on a number of reality television shows for The WB, B.E.T., TV-One and Edmonds Entertainment under the direction of Tracey Edmonds.
Yolanda was a co-producer and director on the original web series, The PuNanny Diaries where she was honored in the 2011 LA WebFest with an “Outstanding Directing in a Dramedy Series” Award. Through her production company, Buggsy Productions, Inc., Ms. Buggs has created and executive produced a web series entitled, Kid Justice, which was honored with an “Outstanding Producing in a Reality Series” Award in the 2013 LA Web Fest. Additionally, Yolanda has written, produced and directed several shorts, tv shows, music videos and PSA’s. She also independently teaches filmmaking and screenwriting to youth and adults in and around the metro Los Angeles areas.