Emmy Award—winning producer Crystal Whaley curates and moderates a series of conversations with leaders from film and digital content spheres. Each episode of this four-part series serves up insights and strategies for the business of production, discussed among titans in the field who also happen to be friends.
Crystal Whaley is a multiple Emmy Award—winning creative producer and development executive. Owner and Creative Director of Plan C Media Group, she’s also former VP of Development and Production of Pixel Media LLC/Lionsgate as well as a former senior producer for Sesame Workshop, former director of video production for Arista Records, and former executive producer of Free Spirit Films Inc.
Crystal is a published photographer and an accomplished curator of the annual “For Us, By Us” at The Long Gallery Harlem in February 2017- 2020, ALTAR: Prayer, Ritual, Offering at Photoville NYC in Sept. 2018 & Photoville Los Angeles April 2019 as well as curator for the HBCU’s Art Talk/Date: Kerry James Marshall at the MET Breuer.
She’s the producer & deputy editor of critically acclaimed photo books; MFON: Woman Photographers of the African Diaspora in 2017 and Black Joy and Resistance in 2018 as well as the founder of the forthcoming curatorial project, M’Dear: Reclaiming Our Seat at the Table.
Crystal holds a Journalism degree from Howard University and a Film Production Certificate from New York University.
Stacey Muhammad was one of thirteen directors chosen by the Directors Guild of America and the Association of Independent Commercial Producers for the inaugural Commercial Director’s Diversity Program.
Her digital series For Colored Boys, Redemption, was named one of the top digital series by IndieWire, and as a writer, director and producer, she continues to receive rave reviews for her cinematic approach and distinctive style to storytelling and for creating emotionally charged, character-driven stories.
Stacey’s recent work includes directing episode 411 of Ava Duvernay’s Queen Sugar series for OWN, serving as director and co-executive producer on multiple docu-series projects including From The Bottom Up, directing the Being Mary Jane: After Shows, and directing the award winning short film The Creed starting Yolonda Ross (The Chi).
Stacey is currently in development with her first feature film titled The Return. A New Orleans native, she is also in production on her latest feature documentary project titled Second Line.