Episode 219

Spotlight on the Producer with Sasheen Artis Part 2


April 23rd, 2024

31 mins 5 secs

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About this Episode

Greetings Glocal Citizens!
This week on the podcast we have another fellow Stanford Alumni – #chocolatecardinal, with a mini masterclass as a great follow-up to my conversation with creative director, Francis Brown. Sasheen Artis, born a New Yorker in Harlem, currently based in Los Angeles, California, is bi-coastal in her lifespan to date, spending her entire adult life on the West Coast. She started her career in the entertainment industry as a temp and is now a two-time Emmy winning producer and the Founder & CEO of Plenty of Pie, a curriculum-based talent incubator and media production accelerator offering leadership development, practical producers skills training, mentorship, and access to production & distribution resources to emerging and mid-career creatives of color.

Sasheen has worked with such newsmakers and celebrities as President Barack Obama, Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, actor/director Robert Duvall, singer/songwriter Annie Lennox and director Jonathan Demme. Her latest film, Birthing Justice, addressing Black maternal health outcomes, debuted at the Congressional Black Caucus, screened for 200 countries at the United Nations and is used as a continuing education course by the American Medical Association. It currently airs on PBS.
She is also dedicated to service as a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the Producers Guild of America, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. and serves on the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation Digital Media Entertainment Advisory Council.

Be sure to spread the word via the links below about her upcoming inaugural Plenty of Pie Talent Incubator Cohort - Deadline is April 30th.

Where to find Sasheen?
On LinkedIn
On Instagram
On Facebook

What’s Sasheen watching?
Blood of the Vine
Nordic Thrillers

Other topics of interest:
About CUNY - aka City College in Harlem
Hankcock Park, Los Angeles
Silver Lake, Los Angeles
Los Feliz, Los Angeles
Baldwin Hills, Los Angeles
Ted Milner’s Executive Temps
About Blockbuster
What are lenticulars?
About The Division
The Tavis Smiley Show
About Aerospace Engineer, Hal Walker
Prentice Penny
Sasheen’s Emmy-winning episodes of Lost L.A. - Three Views of Manzanar and Discovering the Universe
The Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act
About fellow Stanford Alum and basketball standout Darren Allaway
Color Congress