This week’s homecoming events at Grambling State University included an intriguing panel which gave an insider’s look into the entertainment industry.
The GramFam Lights, Camera, Action Entertainment Panel featured GSU alumni including executive producer/creator/writer Randy Huggins (“BMF” on STARZ), current GSU student Kayla Sullers (“Power Book IV” on STARZ) and actress Angela Davis (“P-Valley” on STARZ).
The panel was hosted by GSU alumna Cardellia Hunter, director of film and entertainment for the city of Atlanta.
Huggins is the creator, writer and showrunner of the upcoming STARZ’s drama “BMF,” and an executive producer along with Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. Huggins was a consulting producer on “Power Book II: Ghost” and spent the two seasons on the FOX drama, “Star.” He also served as a consulting producer on BET’s “The Quad” and was the showrunner of BET’s “Rebel,” which he executive produced with John Singleton (Boyz in the Hood).
Huggins also wrote on the first three seasons of the STARZ hit drama “Power “and later served as the show’s co-executive producer. He launched his writing career on FX’s police drama “The Shield,” where he served as the writers’ assistant for four seasons and earned a “story by” credit for the episode titled, “Cutthroat.” That same year, he joined the writing staff of “The Unit” and went on to become the executive story editor on STARZ’s first scripted drama, “Crash.” Then, he became a co-producer on NBC’s medical drama, “Trauma.” Huggins also served as a producer on ”Criminal Minds” and wrote three episodes.
Born and raised in Detroit, Huggins received a bachelor’s degree in history from GSU. He worked as a fifth-grade teacher in Detroit before relocating to Los Angeles.
Hunter is a 15-year entertainment industry veteran with experience in music, television and film production. As the director of film and entertainment for the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office, she serves as the liaison to the state film office and collaborates with other city stakeholders on film and workforce development initiatives.
Some of Hunter’s favorite films that she has worked with include the “Fast & Furious” franchise, “Black Panther,” “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Baby Driver.” She has received numerous accolades from her peers, including the Locations Manager Guild International Award for her work on the film “Baby Driver.”
Hunter was acknowledged with an award by her alma mater Grambling State University, Office of Alumni Affairs as a 2019 GramFam Influencer. She graduated from GSU with a bachelor’s degree in marketing.
Sullers is a native of Chicago and a rising senior at GSU majoring in mass communication with a minor in marketing. Her work as a filmmaker has been recognized by the Chicago International Film Festival’s CineYouth, Museum of Science & Industry’s Black Art Exhibition, and many more publications. She’s worked on the sets of Empire, Candy Man 2021, Snowfall, Power Book FORCE and others.
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