T Pope Jackson, a proud father and multiple award winning Harlem native got his start in production while still in junior high school. He completed his first award winning film while still attending high school. In 2001, Pope started Production & Design company ACTUATOR Incorporated as well as his award winning Design team, Onyx Arts.
Extremely focused and always on the grind, Pope won the NY 48 hour Film Project in 2005, worked on a Grammy nominated album with Wynton Marsalis in 2006 and has Stage Managed at the World Famous Apollo Theater.
During the Fall of 2009, Pope received recognition for educating about and advocating against the learned behavior of Domestic Violence through a Proclamation from the Mayor of NYC, Michael R. Bloomberg, deeming October 30th, 2009 the “Death of a Dream” day.
During the Summer of 2012, Pope was honored with Citations from NY State Senator Gustavo Rivera, NY State Assembly Woman Vanessa L. Gibson, NY City Council Majority Leader Jose Rivera & NY City Community Board #6 for outstanding community service as an citizen, artist as well as for his company’s work in the arts.
Previous work include production roles in acclaimed plays “Central Avenue Breakdown”, “The Death of A Dream”, “The Domestic Crusaders”, “Monk”, “HerStory”, “Call me Crazy: Diary of a Mad Social Worker” & the radio dramas “The Aliens” & “High Ground” which aired worldwide. He continues as the Production/Technical Manager for IATI Theater. He served as Theatrical Operations Director for Urbintel Productions, the Executive Program Director for the non-profit Williamsburg Music Center in Brooklyn and on the board of The Harlem Swing Dance Society.
Building on his extensive technical knowledge of lighting and composition, as well as his capacity for team collaboration he has stayed busy designing, producing, directing, acting, & working on various stage plays, musicals, television shows, albums, radio dramas and films throughout the Country.
Nikki Beauchamp Chief Operating Officer
Nicole Beauchamp a New York native, was raised in Spanish Harlem in a family rich in Artistic talents. Nicole started at a young age Singing and Dancing behind her Grandfather, Award Winning Latin Composer and Musician Ismael Santiago. Nicole then began Acting moving from commercials to a position on Sesame Street where she performed along side countless stars including Rubén Blades, Tony Danza, and Menudo.
As an adult Nicole pursued her passion and family roots in Latin Dance and performed with Aristocrats Dance Company in several festivals and private performances throughout New York. She left the artistic world and began her corporate career where she grew in the administrative field and established herself as a sought after manager and business operations developer.
Never forgetting her roots and yearning to exercise her inherited talents, Nicole returned to the Arts as COO & Partner of Actuator Inc. AI has repeatedly been noted and awarded honors for outstanding work as well as continued efforts to create consciousness for the community through the arts.
Jasmin L. Harry (Queen Rai Jas-Min) Staff Writer, Blogger
Jasmin L. Harry (Queen Rai Jas-Min) was born and raised in Harlem, New York. From elementary school to now, her pen has never retired from the pad. She dove deeper and began the process of becoming one with herself shortly after discovering literary gods and goddesses such as Angelou and Giovanni, Hughes and Baldwin. Jasmin studied at Marist College and graduated Magna Cum Laude from City College with a B.A. in Journalism. She has freelanced for BLOW! Magazine, with pieces published in the first and second issues, as well as having two short stories published in the anthology, “Concrete Jungle” which won the National Best Selling New Publisher award in 2005. Always aspiring to elevate the conscious levels of herself and people, she maintains life in Queens.
Dwayne Clarke Staff Photographer
Dwayne Clarke is a NYC based photographer who specializes in conceptual and contemporary photography. Dwayne specializes in capturing the truly beautiful, poignant and candid moments of your special event. Dwayne Clarke Photo has been capturing images for over 20 years. Dwayne Clarke Photo handles everything from professional headshots to event photography to product shoots and landscape photography.