Nefertiti A. Strong, Catch A Dream Entertainment, Inc.

Nefertiti A. Strong is a force of nature.  After starting her career in entertainment as a recording artist signed to Universal/Polygram and staring actress in Mario Van Peeble's Panther (1995), she set her sights on directing.  With an eye for the camera, Nefertiti sought to join music with film by making musical documentaries with some of rap's superstars.  Through Image Entertainment, she release two DVDs in 2002, Ice T: Sex Money and Guns and Juvenile and the UTP Live from New Orleans.  Given her unique position as former recording artist, she was able to capture these rappers raw.  In 2004, she directed and produced yet another DVD for Juvenile, through Ventura Distribution, called Juvenile Live from STL.  That same year, she partnered with Nelly to bring Nelly and the St. Lunatics to DVD on Universal.  Nefertiti brought her talents to such other productions as the 2001 Fashion Week with a commercial for BCBG, a Yanuk Denim commercial in 2004, 1st AD of Special Features for the proclaimed film What the Bleep Do We Know in 2004 and filming a commercial for the GLAAD Right to Marriage Campaign.  She also produced a Sundance-selected short in 2004 entitled Phase 5, which also played at the Outfest Film Festival.  Currently, Nefertiti is the Producer and Partner of Monos En La Montana, the production company of the Dominican Republic's darling actor, Juan Fernandez; and the President of her own company, Catch A Dream Entertainment, Inc., which is currently selling the film, Constellation by Jordan Walker-Pearlman, and Fast Forward Girls, written by herself and Jennifer De Clue.  In 2008, Nefertiti directed her first feature film for the Nu-Lite Cinema Black Christian Films division entitled, Takin' A Leap of Faith.  Presently, Nefertiti and her producing team are in post-production of a documentary, For Faith, For Love, Forever based on California's controversial Proposition 8.

Reverend Roland Stringfellow, The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies
Executive Producer

Rev. Roland Stringfellow earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and a Master of Science degree in Counseling from Indiana University.  He later earned a Master of Arts degree in Ministry from Grace Theological Seminary and in 1990 became a licensed minister in the Baptist Church.  In 2005, Roland was ordained with the Metropolitan Community Church and in 2006 he earned his Master of Divinity from the Pacific School of Religion with a certificate in Religion and Sexuality.  He has worked as a pastor in Indiana and California.  In addition to all his work within church contexts, Roland also worked in the field of education in a variety of capacities - teacher, guidance counselor, college adviser and vice-principal.  Currently, Rev. Stringfellow is continuing his work in creating dialogue on the topic of LGBT equality with church congregations and in religious institutions in his role as the Coordinator of the Coalition of Welcoming Congregations in the Bay Area of California with the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Sexuality on the campus of the Pacific School of Religion.

Richard E. Pelzer II, MEGA Management, Inc.
Associate Producer

Richard Edward Pelzer II was introduced to entrepreneurship at an early age by his family.  He learned how his family ran businesses like a venture capital fund and a construction company.  Richard landed an internship with John Casablancas, owner and operator of Elite Model Management  which represented the likes of Iman, Naomi Campbell and Cindy Crawford.  During this tie, Richard was witness to some of today's hottest stars including Tyra Banks, Cameron Diaz and Denise Richards.  In 1994, Richard started MEGA Management, a boutique modeling agency representing female models ages 14 to 19.  The success of the company provided the opportunity to expand MEGA's operations to include men, children, actors, photographers, makeup artists and hair stylists.  Between 1999 and 2003, Richard incorporated and restructured the company to become MEGA Management Inc., a business development management company.  Now, as President and CEO of MEGA Management Inc., Richard finds worldwide business opportunities and developments and manages them for clients in the fashion, beauty and entertainment industries.  Current clients include Chef Wendell, African American Women in Cinema Film Festival, Dr. Jon Walkes and Bleu Magazine.

LaTanya Rene Spann, Catch A Dream Entertainment, Inc.
Associate Producer

After graduating from the University of Southern California in 2003, LaTanya Rene jumped into the world of advertising at McCann Erickson, Los Angeles.  LaTanya Rene worked in the Brand Strategy department, quickly becoming a valuable asset to the company as a part of the New Business team.  During her years at McCann, she worked on strategy pitches for over 40 brands.  LaTanya Rene then took her marketing skills into the world of real estate and property management, bent on creating communities and culminating in her current position at the Old Bank District in Downtown Los Angeles.  LaTanya Rene's entertainment experience began in 2005, working with Nefertiti A. Strong of Catch A Dream Entertainment to produce high-end events in Los Angeles, Canada, the Dominican Republic and at the Cannes Film Festival in France.  LaTanya Rene's true passions for writing and editing were realized in 2008 when she was published in Bleu Magazine, where she currently holds the position of Associate Editor.