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Kia Freeman panelist Newark international Film Festival's 2018 Get Money Panel

Kia Hicks-Freeman

Kia Hicks-Freeman, is no strangers to television and film production.  As a graduate of Delaware State University with a degree in Mass Communications: both Kia and along with her film partner and husband Gregory Freeman have followed their dreams of becoming a filmmakers.  

Shortly after graduating, Kia moved to Washington DC in 2006 and launched Free Mind TV & Films with her now husband Gregory Freeman.  Kia and Gregory have most recently produced three feature films with Tressa Smallwood of Megamind Media.  The films include "All In" starring Lil Mama, Elise Neal and Jim Jones, "Sinners Wanted" a faith based film starring Lamman Rucker and Clifton Powell, which had a special screening at the Sundance Film Festival on January 20, 2018 and "Secrets" starring Denyce Lawton, Denise Boutte' and Tobias Truvillion which aired on BET in 2017.  

Kia and Gregory are currently working on a project with Washington DC native, Comedian Earthquake and Jermaine Smith.  

Leading with integrity, this powerhouse couple is passionate about creating and producing thought provoking and impactful content.

Kevin Harewood panelist Newark international Film Festival's 2018 Get Money Panel

Kevin Harewood

Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn native Kevin Harewood is a long time entertainment industry veteran.  His career started when he was tapped to work in the college promotion department of A&M Records while he was still a student of Brooklyn College of The City University of New York. He moved up into marketing at A&M and then shifted to Clive Davis' Arista Records.  Harewood later made his mark as VP/GM of the Hush Entertainment Company where he helped to build a small company with a foundation in music management to a powerhouse that had successful holdings in a record company, a film production company, a music publishing company among others.  


After Hush Harewood segued to the William Morris Agency where he headed the Black Entertainment Department.  Here he was involved in activities with talents such as Bill Nunn, Chris Rock, Ice T, Vanessa Williams, Martin Lawrence, Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince, Public Enemy and others. 

Harewood currently operates EDclectic Entertainment (previously known as KH Media) which has evolved from its independent marketing company beginning to be a boutique media and entertainment incubator that devises (and implements) media strategies for products and personalities. EDclectic also produces filmed and live events.   EDclectic recently joined with Cleveland based firm Zapis Capitol Corp to form Indiez Streets Filmworks.  This entity is designed to produce and release low budget urban films.  Its first release "Love Don't Last Forever" was recently made available via Amazon Prime Video and on DVD.

Kobie Brown panelist Newark international Film Festival's 2018 Get Money Panel

Kobie Brown

Raised in East Orange, NJ, Kobie Brown is a Morehouse College graduate and a respected music industry executive.  In addition to working with a variety of talents ranging from Queen Latifah to Beyonce, Brown's creative contributions include crafting articles and video for The Atlantic, NBC, Ebony and Huffington Post. His passion for creativity, commitment to activism, and awareness of the pervasiveness and pain resulting from father absence inspired Brown to create From Fatherless To Fatherhood — a documentary that explores father absence in the Black community while showcasing men who, regardless of socioeconomic status, are fostering quality relationships with their children, families, and therefore, their communities.

 He is currently crafting something special that celebrates you. 

Jason Lewis panelist Newark international Film Festival's 2018 Get Money Panel

Jason Lewis

Serial entrepreneur, educator, and technophile, Jason has been a student of the cryptocurrency space for the past 4 years. Having received his B.S. in Science from Rutgers University, Jason runs an educational service that serves homebound youth in all subject areas. This investor, researcher, writer and self proclaimed “Cryptopian” is one of only a handful of CBP (Certified Bitcoin Professionals) in New York State, which qualifies him as one of the pioneers of cryptocurrency in Westchester and the lower New York area.