AND FINALLY…STARYLYWOOD CELEBRITY JUDGES NAMED

Come and meet them during the STARLYWOOD Official Launch on Sat 14 April 6pm – 11pm. Full details including venue and how to secure your Free Tickets on: www.starlywood.com  

           HERE ARE THE PROFILES OF OUR CELEBRITY JUDGES:

 

Wil Johnson

Wil Johnson – Movie Star and “Waking The Dead”, “Holby City” & “Casualty” Actor.

Wil has been in the acting profession for over 27 years and has Starred in shows ranging from:

  • Cinema number No1 box office hits ‘Anuvahood’ and ‘Adulthood’
  • Golden Globe and Oscar Winner 2011 Hit European Movie ‘ In a better World’ Directed by Susanne Bier
  • International Emmy Award winning drama series ‘Waking the Dead’
  • Bafta winning drama series ‘Clocking Off’
  • Bafta winner ‘Buried Treasure’ starring alongside the late great John Thaw
  • And most recently the National Television Award winning drama series ‘Waterloo Road’ and ‘Holby City”For More on Wil Johnson CLICK HERE (http://www.wiljohnson.co.uk)

 

Cream

Cream Brooklyn – USA Multi Award Winning Rap Artist “CREAM”.

Lavish lifestyle lover, CREAM is a US Multi Award Winning Rap Music Artist who was the Front Man of Rap Group ” DEAD POETS “.

Cream started rapping at the age of 12 and by the time he was 18 he was one of USA greatest unsigned artists. Cream has to date won a number of awards such as:

2 x Malibu Awards Music Winner
4 x ASCAP Urban Award Winner
2 X Best Live Act Winner 2009 /2010
Cream has also had 3 x Platinum Single Sales and 5 x Platinum Album Sales to his credit to date.

But perhaps Cream’s biggest achievement lies in his very rich and diverse showbiz experience. He has worked alongside some of the biggest names in Music and Showbiz history some of which include;

Kool & The Gang, P-Diddy & The Bad Boy Family, Grace Jones, The Game, Stevie Wonder, Duffy, Busta Rhymes, Boney M, JT Taylor, Blackstreet, Jimmy Jam, Slick Rick, Tim Dog, Snoop Dogg & Dogg Pound, & many more.

For More on CREAM CLICK HERE (www.wix.com/theoneandonlycream/cream) or for Cream’s recent UK interviews CLICK HERE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVNwwO2g_WI) and (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AV4LAkVZKA&feature=relmfu)

 

 

Neena Richie

Neena Richie – UK & Bollywood Actress, Model and Hollywood New Comer.

Neena Richie has been in entertainment for over 11 years, is a skilled and qualified actress, model and presenter. Neena has traveled the world extensively.

Cities including the flashing lights of Las Vegas, Hollywood, Los Angeles, Cannes, The booming Dubai, breathtaking India and the Big Apple, to name a few.

Not to forget Bollywood central, Mumbai, where BBC World News interviewed this rising superstar some years ago. She has starred in such films as “Unwanted Bride” and “White Noise”, as well as playing supporting roles in several other films in India and the UK.

She came second in UK championships in Dancing in 2005. Neena has done a variety of interviews with several magazines and television shows in London, Mumbai and NY, as well as interviewing other celebrities and hosting at awards shows and lending her voice to programs in voice-over work.

Neena Richie is a former graduate from the Royal Academy of Art in London (RADA) where she learned her skills as a Shakespearean actress.

Neena Richie has 3 Flags: UK because she grew up in Sussex. Kenya because her parents grew up in Kisumu, Kenya and India because her parent were Born in Gujarat, India.

Ms Richie, through her travels and extensive network of colleagues has built a worldwide network that has key location in Asia/Pacific, North American and Western Europe.

These key locations enable Ms. Richie to operate on a global scale. Associations with hard hitting politicians, the elite entrepreneurs of the world and big names within the world of showbiz, Ms. Richie has done it all. Neena’s main focus is making a positive change to young and rising talents.

For More on Neena Richie CLICK HERE (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3757611/)

Pauline Long

Pauline Long – Award Winning TV Host and BEFFTA Awards Founder.

Pauline Long is the CEO and Founder of BEFFTA, the biggest black awards ceremony (BEFFTA Awards) that gives back to the community by honouring and rewarding Black personalities within the Entertainment, Film, Fashion, Television and Arts in UK, USA, Caribbean and Africa.
Pauline has been honoured with a variety of national and international awards such as, the Most Innovative Kenyan in the UK Award 2008-2009, Entrepreneurship/Innovation Award from The African Achievers Awards, Gab Award for Excellence for Community Service, Ken-Brit Entrepreneurship Award, Women in Enterprise Community Personality Award, just to name a few.

Pauline is also popularly known as the Founder/CEO of the two most prestigious African Pageants; Miss East Africa UK Beauty Pageant and MR East Africa UK Beauty Pageant as well co-founder of Miss West Africa International.

She is a very famous and regular panellist, columnist, guest speaker, analyst etc. For a number of reputable media networks such as the BBC, Ben TV, Voice of Africa Radio, Afro News Newspaper etc.

Using her very rich and international networks she has helped a good number of young Afro-Caribbeans around the world who want to pursue acting, presenting, singing or modelling as a career by putting them in touch with influential contacts and presenting them with international
opportunities.

Pauline Long is the Ambassador and Face of UK Kenyan Achievers Awards (UKAA) and Africa International Achievers Awards (AFIA) and also the Ambassador of Girl Child Network Worldwide, a charity that empowers girls worldwide and founded by CNN hero Betty Makoni.

She has recently co-founded with her husband one of the largest blacked out film and television studios in London known as East End Studios and is also currently involved with a number of London 2012 Olympic projects.

For More on Pauline Long CLICK HERE (http://www.beffta.com) or (http://www.paulinelong.com)

Ruke Amata

Ruke Amata – Renowned Nollywood Movie Producer.

Ruke comes from a renowned family of dramatists and film and television practitioners.

Generally described as the most gifted and talented of the “Amata Dynasty”, he exhibits a high level of professionalism, dedication and commitment to any assigned duty.

A versatile and upright young man, he is an asset to the Nigerian and Afro-Caribbean Film industry. He studied under distinguished dramatists like Wole Soyinka, Kole Omotosho, Femi Osofisan, and a host of others.

His most recent TV drama productions “Bachelors” and “Class Act UK” have been making headlines for the past few months and some of his past great achievements in the TV and film industry include:

The Fire and The Glory Video-Film Producer 1995
Son of the Devil (S.O.D) Video-Film Producer/Director 1997
Cankerworm Soap Opera Director 1998
Inside-out Talkshow Director 2000

The Return Celluloid Assistant Director 2000
Emotional Pain Video-film Director 2002
Osuofia in London Video-Film Assistant Director 2002
The Making of Bai Bureh Documentary Producer/Director 2003

Amazing Grace Celluloid Associate Producer 2004
Emotional Hazard Video-Film Producer/Director 2005
Growing Up Video-Film Director 2005
The Curse Video-Film Director 2006

Bachelors TV Series Producer/Director 2006
Golden Super ConOil TVC Assistant Director 2006
ETB TVC Assistant Director 2006
Globacom Me2U TVC Assistant Director 2006

Glo Anniversary Jingle TVC Assistant Director 2006
Haier Thermocool TVC Assistant Director 2006
Your Diet and You TV Show Director 2006
The Republick Video-Film Director 2006
Sunshine Video-Film Director 2006

For More on Ruke Amata CLICK HERE (http://www.rukeamata.com)
For More on the Ruke Amata Family Dynasty CLICK HERE (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/1170403.stm

STARLYWOOD is a new and exciting global initiative in the entertainment and showbiz industry and it is just what the name says – STARLYWOOD offers a platform for people with talent to become globally recognized and to realize their dreams and reach for the stars, or even become one!

STARLYWOOD is all about bringing out the Star that lies in an individual … helping hidden and undiscovered talents around the world (music artistes, singers, models, actors and actresses etc.) to reach their true potential and live the life of their dreams.

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