She is one of Hollywood’s most powerful TV showrunners. She has worked in TV for 20-plus years, the mastermind behind hit TV shows like Moesha and The Jamie Foxx Show and creating Girlfriends, The Game, and, most recently, BET’s hit show Being Mary Jane. She went to journalism school but soon found that she wanted to interject her own commentary into stories in ways that she couldn’t do while reporting. She and her husband launched their production company, Akil Productions, in 2000. Indie Music Biz Radio celebrates Television & Film Writer/Producer Mara Brock Akil.
She has over 30 years of experience as an executive in the music industry and specializes in all aspects of development for artists and songwriters. As a veteran of the music industry, she held numerous positions including her most recent 20 years at Warner Chappell Music as Senior VP of Creative. During her time at Warner Chappell she signed and worked closely with acclaimed artists including Grammy-award winner Sheryl Crow, Michelle Branch, Jewel, Katy Perry, Gavin DeGraw, and Producer/Writers John Shanks, Scott Cutler and Anne Previn, among others. Indie Music Biz Radio celebrates Music Industry Executive Judy Stakee. Disclaimer: The contents of this show are for information and educational purposes only.