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( —  First thing on my mind was what would make a successful real estate company owner decide to start producing films on her own dime?  “You know, it’s as funny as somebody giving me a script three years ago and they had no resources, no money, no cast and they said they wanted me to help them,” she explained. “All while I’ve been sort of in the entertainment world, but always as a spectator. So, I called a couple of friends, one in particular at NBC, and said I want to make a film. He said ‘Crazy woman, if you’re wanting to put your money behind a film call us.  We’ll help you.’  According to Emelyn, she had only intended on being in the game for one project, but saw a need and figured there was no one better suited to fill that need than she.  “Then I saw that there was a need for producers like myself to take talented people and give them the platform that they need,” she continued.  “A lot of the people you see here are unknown and we’re starting to attract B-listers and A-listers to want to join us, which is great. We have Paul Mooney who’s looking to join us on Tony Clomax’s ’12 Step’s To Recovery’, Vanessa Williams is a part of ‘Game Night’. We have tremendous names, some names I can’t release, that are looking to join us on these projects.”  We understand how altruism can draw well intentioned individuals into films, but the bottom line is always cold hard cash. I asked why would she put up so much of her cash to create projects that might not recoup until later on if at all?

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