Today we’d like to introduce you to SA Brown.
SA, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
In Mississippi, I began SAB Entertainment nine years ago when I had my first short stories published in an anthology, Sugar and Spice. After that, I was featured in a Zane Chocolate Flava Anthology. From there, I published my first novel, Still Not Satisfied. I took a theater acting class and performed in a couple of plays and decided “I could write that.” I took my time and wrote two one-act plays which were produced at local theaters. I also began studying the Interactive Theater for Social Change. I spent a year going to local schools and community centers using this model. It included writing and performing realistic sketches which gave the audience a chance to interact with the cast. I finally wrote a full-length play and produced it to a sold-out crowd. In 2015, I moved to Atlanta to pursue my passion in entertainment. Since here, I have made several short films. In 2018, I wrote, directed, and produced Family Lies, a stage play which premiered to a full house. So far in 2019, I have written, directed, and produced, Telling Stories, which I am sending to various film festivals. As the year continues, I will introduce my podcast, Soulfull Conversations, and complete my full feature script based on my novel, Still Not Satisfied. In October, I will host monthly film screenings, Atlanta Film Feedback Showcase.
Has it been a smooth road?
I’ve had to buckle up because it has indeed been a bumpy ride. I have started and stopped and started and stopped and started and stopped again. Life happens. It appears when I have the finances I don’t have the work to produce and when I have the work, I don’t have to finances to produce it. Of course, another challenge is working full time in education. YOU have to learn to manage your finances and your time.
So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the SAB Entertainment story. Tell us more about the business.
SAB Entertainment started out about books and became plays which led into films. Right now, I produce my own work. Eventually, I would like to find other screenplays and produce those for others. I am still finding my niche but I know it will be in films. I want to provide a platform for other creatives which is why I am starting the Atlanta Film Feedback Showcase. It will be monthly film screenings that give filmmakers that all-important audience response and an opportunity to meet local producers.
How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
I believe more independent creative will have more outlets to share their work. They will not have to wait on anyone to greenlight their work. They will have their own green light and making things happen for themselves.
I also believe there will be a bigger market for people of color and other minorities.
- Still Not Satisfied-$12.99
- Family Lies-$10.00
- Website: www.sabentertainment.com
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