WEG will serve as the exclusive corporate entity to create, acquire, produce, promote, brand and
distribute original content based on the work and creative partnerships of award- winning,
bestselling author and writer, Van Whitfield and other established and emerging artists.
WEG aims to operate state-of-the-art movie, television, recording studio and soundstage facilities
which will serve a corporate base to produce high quality, top-revenue-producing films, TV shows,
stage plays, social media content, creative ventures and educational opportunities across a wide
spectrum of multimedia platforms and formats.
ABOUT THE FOUNDER
Van Whitfield is an award winning, best-selling author, screenwriter and TV writer with legions of loyal fans and millions of books sold and in print. His second novel, Something’s Wrong With Your Scale! netted 27 hardcover and 29 paperback printings and #1 best-seller status for publishing giant Doubleday, and Emerge Magazine named his first book, Beeperless Remote, Book of the Year.
THE WHITFIELD ENTERTAINMENT GROUP - PHARRELL WILLIAMS PARTNERSHIP
Whitfield Entertainment Group CEO & Founder, Van Whitfield, has partnered with 12-time Grammy winner and music and fashion icon Pharrell Williams to establish a creative entity that will evolve as one of entertainment’s most powerful and influential content providers. With an experienced, resourceful business management team and an award-winning lineup of renown and respected creatives, the Whitfield -Pharrell collaboration has laid way to what many have already labeled as Entertainment’s Ultimate Dream Team. An eclectic, creative genius without compare, Pharrell will expand and showcase his already dizzying range of talent with the opportunity to serve as Executive Producer on every project in WEG’s expansive catalog of projects. The award-winning super talent will also take the reins of scoring, directing and producing film, television programming, music and animation in a new state-of-the-art film and music studio which will be built in Pharrell’s talent-rich home base of Virginia Beach / Norfolk, Virginia. Pharrell and Whitfield (who is cited as a Claus Nobel Educator of Distinction for his accomplishments in private-school education) share a passion and commitment to advancing youth through education and are teaming to start the Pharrell Williams School for the Performing Arts in both Norfolk, VA and at WEG’s headquarters in Washington, DC.
CEO & Founder – Van Whitfield
Best-Selling, Award-Winning Author, TV Writer and Screenwriter
Attorney / Chairperson of Board – Maria Murphy, J.D.
Partner / Principal - Tax Services at Big 4 multinational accounting firm Graduate of Georgetown and Widener Universities Schools of Law
Corporate Partner, Executive Producer – Pharrell Williams
12-Time Grammy winner, hip-hop artist, singer, songwriter, producer, fashion designer and style influencer, entrepreneur
LEGAL, BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SERVICES
Lawyer / Director of Operations Norfolk Studios – Will Purcell, J.D
20+ years of personnel and creative management experience Graduate of Howard University School of Law
Chief Financial Officer – Vonisha Hodge
Director of Finance, Salvation Army of the National Area Command
VP of Tax – Lilo Hester, J.D.
Partner / Principal – Ernst & Young Graduate of University of North Carolina School of Law
VP of Business Affairs – Dimetria Jackson, J.D.
Attorney – Contracts Manager Graduate of University of Virginia School of Law
Board Member / Attorney – The Hon. Gennet Purcell, J.D
Appelate Administrative Law Judge Graduate Howard University School of Law
Financial & Investment Manager – – Stacee Crittenden, J.D.
VP Wealth Management, Merrill Lynch Graduate Georgetown University School of Law
Director or Live Events, Sports & Internships – – Charles Whitfield
Co-Founder Hidden Beach Records Graduate NC Central University
Logistics Management & Facility Tour Program Mgr. – Ron Taylor
Top Producing Realtor, Keller Williams Atlantic Partners USMC – Ret.
Office of Activism & Community Support – Malcolm Whitfield & Andre Hopson
On Air Radio Personality & Atlantic Records A&R Representative Graduates University of Maryland
Director of Music, Branding and Digital Media –Russ Weaver
Award-Winning Educator (Osceola County, Florida), Band Leader & Musician Disney Teacher of the Year
Director of Visual Media– – Little Bacon Bear (Khalia Canty)
Award-Winning On-Air Radio Personality
Art Director & Branding Specialist – Monglinh Nguyen
Founder / Graphic Artist The Lilac District
Corporate & Facility Security – Huron Hill, III
Special Agent, U.S. Government Graduate University of Pittsburgh
WEG’S CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
• Marquee –WEG’s Program for Elite Talent and Creatives
WEG’s exclusive in-house program for elite-level creatives provides a salaried structure for emerging entertainment professionals to create, collaborate and provide exclusive content alongside established, award-winning industry insiders. The Marquee program provides on-the-rise talents a unique opportunity to work in a wide array of formats and first-look access to WEG’s acclaimed, dynamic and diverse Catalog of Projects
WEG’s immersive, collaborative program for career minded entertainment professionals, Bravo, is a training ground and clearinghouse for new writers, animators, producers, entrepreneurs, and content providers of every artform. Bravo program participants will learn, grow and maximize their skillsets in WEG's in-house workshop with hands-on guidance, leadership and exposure to the world of professional entertainment from award-winning industry insiders
• Bravo–WEG’s Artist-in-Residence Program