For the second installment of the Blackhouse Entrepreneur Series, industry leader and board member Pauline Fischer sits down with Deon & Roxanne Taylor, the visionary founders and partners in Hidden Empire Film Group, a production company they founded with businessman and philanthropist Robert F. Smith. They will discuss strategies for surviving industry landscape changes; the impact of current events on the stories they might tell and how those stories might be distributed; how they balance work and home as one of the most powerful couples in Hollywood; and what they see as the opportunities and responsibilities that will come from this moment.
Deon Taylor is a creative force in the world of film and television. A prolific writer, director and idea generator, Taylor forges his own path, bringing fresh, original content with a unique voice behind it to audiences. Similarly talented, Roxanne Taylor has established herself through movies, music and television as a leading producer and executive, whose creative vision and drive has contributed to the success of many feature films, comedy shows and television series. Together they formed the film company, Hidden Empire Film Group with business partner and legendary investor Robert F. Smith of Vista Equity Partners, to bring fresh content to different media platforms. The dynamic pair work across film, television, and digital while managing a non-profit serving disadvantaged youth and a voter campaign, entitled Be Woke. Vote. The Taylor's bring a unique, candid, and winning perspective to our conversation on entrepreneurship in the industry.
The Blackhouse Entrepreneur Series helps participants pivot or stay the course in ever-changing social, political and business environments. It advances the belief that the entrepreneurial approach creates more opportunity for critical impact, success and career longevity. Please join us for an insightful and inspirational conversation.