ND Brown's Bio
ND Brown, Tri Destined Studios CEO/ Producer
As Chairperson and CEO of Tri Destined Studios, N.D. Brown oversees business and legal affairs, corporate structure and strategic planning, and green-lights projects for Tri Destined Studios (founded in 1998) and its subsidiary companies. Ms. Brown has produced over 100 multimedia productions and is extremely dedicated to providing employment opportunities to minorities and women who are often underrepresented in the entertainment industry and exposing this same talent to an awaiting global audience.
Nikaya is the Executive Producer/Showrunner of “Carl Weber’s The Family Business” which will soon air on BET fall of 2018. The family business is based on a New York Times Best-Selling book series by Carl Weber. Nikaya also produced the holiday film ‘Throwback Holiday’ starring Jennifer Freeman, Robert Richard, Rhyon Brown, Jean Elie, KJ Smith and Vanessa Bell Calloway. ‘Throwback Holiday’ will premiere on BET this Christmas (2018) with original music by Grammy Award winning producer Daryl Simmons. Trey's next film is the Rom-Com ‘Always A Bridesmaid’ written by Yvette Nicole Brown and the Sports Drama 'Destiny'.
Her most recent Film and Television achievements include producing the indie rom com 'Couples Night', two feature films with Odyssey Media 'Woman On The Edge' and 'A Mothers Sacrifice', and four feature films for New York Times Best Selling Author, Carl Weber, 'The Man in 3B', 'Preacher’s Son' and 'Choir Director' (starring Lamman Rucker, Billy Dee Williams, DB Woodside, Jaleel White, Drew Sidora, Clifton Powell, Vanessa Bell Calloway, and Valarie Pettiford) and 'No More Mr. Nice Guy' (starring Christian Keyes, Lisa Raye McCoy and Luke Goss). She also produced the HBFF Opening Night Film, 'Note to Self' (starring Christian Keyes, Richard T. Jones, LeToya Luckett, Brian McKnight, Eva Marcille); Executive Producing and Show Running GMC TV’s first scripted television series 'She’s Still Not My Sister' (starring Kellita Smith and Jackee Harry) derived from GMC’s record-breaking teleplay 'She’s Not Our Sister' which helmed as the top rated show in GMC network history; Producing 'Perfect Combination' (starring Christian Keyes & Angel Conwell), 'Lord All Men Can’t Be Dogs' (starring Vivica A. Fox), 'He’s Mine, Not Yours' (starring Wendy Raquel Robinson), 'Four Seasons' (starring Robin Givens, Keith Robinson) 'Black Coffee' (starring Darrin Dewitt Henson, Gabrielle Dennis) and a plethora of other productions which have premiered via AMC Theatres, Oxygen, BET, GMC TV/Uplifting TV, Bounce TV and other ancillary distribution platforms.
Ms. Brown has also produced several community outreach and social awareness projects that she holds dear, including 'The Call', which received critical acclaim for tackling and exposing the torments of AIDS; the Art House Film, 'Why Am I Doing This?' (starring Anthony Montgomery, Tom Huang, Obba Babatunde, Valarie Pettiford, Clyde Katasu and Gerry Bednob) exploring how Asians, African-Americans and other minorities break through the glass ceiling in Hollywood; 'The Inner City Destiny Awards' which shines light on the accomplishments of our inner city communities; and the Black Educational Events’ Televised HBCU Sporting Event, 'The Angel City Classic', held at the Los Angeles Coliseum to over 80,000 stadium fans and 8 million Fox Sports TV Viewers.
Under the helm of Tri Destined Casting, Ms. Brown also partnered with Image Entertainment (RLJ) and David E. Talbert to cast a series of filmed play productions for the BET Network including 'Suddenly Single' (starring Isaiah Washington, Garcelle Beauvais), 'A Fool and His Money' (starring Michael Beach), 'What Comes Around Goes Around' (starring Reagan Gomez Preston, Wesley Jonathan and Tony Rock) and Another Man Will (starring Nephew Tommy from the Steve Harvey Morning Show).
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, to Abraham and Sallie J. Brown, N.D. Brown holds a MBA from Florida A&M University and studied international affairs at the renowned Institute de Catholique de Paris in France. During her undergraduate studies at Florida A&M University, Ms. Brown pledged the Beta Alpha Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated founded in 1913. Throughout her matriculation in Hollywood, N.D. Brown has been featured in The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, Upscale Magazine, and other top industry publications for her career achievements. N.D. Brown and Trey Haley founded Tri Destined Studios: Hollywood’s Premiere African-American owned Production and Distribution Studio, in 1998. (née: Nikaya Dwana Brown)