Mission Statement

Our mission is to help artists prepare to take their careers to the next level.  We do this by helping them:

CULTIVATE . Providing tools that help pull out the gifts and talents within the artists we serve.

CONNECT . Offering ways for artists to interact with industry leaders in their given fields.

CREATE .  Using gifts and talents to create art that will change the world.

CATAPULT . Helping prepare artists to take their talents to the next level.

Our Team
Reyna Joy Banks
Executive Director/CEO

Reyna Joy Banks is a choreograper, talent developer and author.  The former Celebrity Dancer has worked with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars: MAJOR,  Disney KC Undercover Star "THE TRINITEE" Stokes, Beyoncé, Justin Bieber, and Chaka Khan, to name a few.  She transitioned into creative Directing and Artist Management, launching For His Glory Entertainment (F.H.G.).  Under F.H.G, she launched the 2 Livvv Tour, traveling the globe developing participants in arts and entertainment. Reyna is multi-talented, working as a Voiceover Actress, Content/Tour Creator, and travels globally speaking.  She holds a B.A. in Dance, Radio, Television, and Film from California State University Fullerton.   

Brely Evans-Eddings
Co-Vice Chair

Brély Evans is a sought after entertainer.  This Oakland, CA native has become the epitome of what the industry dubs a triple threat, times 3. As an Actress, Vocalist, Comedienne, Voice over talent, Model and Motivational Speaker her versatility puts her in a class of her own.  She is best know for her roles in such tv and film projects as Being Mary Jane, The Man In 3B, Just Wright, and Sparkle.  Brely is also the founder of Water Walkers Worldwide Inc, a life-coaching organization where she shows people how to live out their dreams.

Paige Simpson
Co-Vice Chair

Paige Simpson started out acting, and soon transitioned behind the camera. She began working for Tracy “Twinkie” Byrd and Michelle Adams at BET, assisting with casting.  She has supported casting on such projects as Being Mary Jane, The Untitled Diggy Simmons Project Fruitvale Station, Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B, Annoying Orange and Robot Chicken.  Shortly after that, Paige began working for the Oscar Winning Actress, Viola Davis, and later joined the Original Programming team at Showtime Networks.  Paige holds a B.S. in Biology from Spelman University. Now Is The Show Runner and Script Supervisor at Will Packer Production Co.

Robert C. Banks

Robert C. Banks has made a career working as a Sr. Supervisor at Edison Int'l for 34 years.  He also serves as Associate Pastor, Director and Elder at Loveland Church for 20 last years.  Robert served 6 years as a 2nd Lt. in the U.S. Army, and has spent over 30 years working in Finance.  Robert holds a degree in Leadership from California Military Academy.

Michele Weaver
Vice Treasurer

Michele Weaver is a SAG-AFTRA actress and model. The Denver native has worked in all four categories of theater, commercial, film and television. In 2015, she played Dorothy Dandridge in The Nicolas Brothers Tribute at the 1400 seat Alex Theater. Most recently she is starring in the new film Illicit, next to David Ramsey and Vivica A. Fox that screened at ABFF 2016, PAFF 2016 and Toronto Black Film Festival 2017 with a select theatrical release May 2017.  Her diverse range shows this young actress is becoming a force to be reckoned with.

Linca Nikwigize

Linca Nikwigize is the owner of the new online magazine “Oeil de la mode” and is originally from Burundi (in East Africa). She graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor Degree in Economics in 2011. She moved to Los Angeles, where she worked as a free lance grant writer and financial accountant in the entertainment business. Apart from working in the financial field, she started volunteering with a foundation helping the homeless population of Skid Row and is now on the Board of Directors of that organization.