Founder & Executive Director, Hollywood Black Film Festival, now in its 14th year. "The Filmmaker's Success Mentor," Hollywood Career Coach and Film Consultant
I coaches and consult with production companies, filmmakers, and screenwriters to master the business of successful moviemaking, from script to screen. I cover everything from film business plans, film festival strategy, and film marketing - to - film distribution strategies, social media strategies, branding, script analysis and script development.
Tanya holds a wealth of information and key resources for anyone that wants to make their mark in Hollywood. She is not limited to ideas about how to make your career 'ideal'. She freely shares much of it and is a well kept secret, too!
Tanya Kersey is a seasoned entertainment industry executive who has a wealth of knowledge. Anyone contemplating any aspect of the world of film, should first consult with The Kersey Group, considered a highly respected premier agency.
Wow, talk about a woman who knows about the entertainment industry from top to bottom. There is no one better to give you the advice or guidance you need to succeed in Hollywood. Tanya has run a top notch film festival where she has kept her fingers on the pulse of independent and studio filmmakers alike. Not only has she provided a venue for independent artists to shine but she has also given them the training and networking opportunities to move their careers forward. Tanya can also provide the latest statistics in regard to box office figures. She knows budgets, business plans, shooting schedules, above & below the line talent/crew, from concept to distribution and beyond. In short, the woman is incredible and very proactive.
Over the past ten years, I've watched Tanya give back to young and old filmmakers alike just to set or keep them on the right path. Even with her busy schedule, she always makes time to give back on a conference call or recorded interview. She is a very kind woman with a no-nonsense attitude. Her smile is always bright and warm. But what's most important is, Tanya will get in the trenches with you. Tell her your goals and she will help you to get it done. She's a strong business woman and I am honored to have her as my colleague and friend.
Owner of Track 2 Scene 5 Studios
Tanya's wisdom is a must if you're serious about making moves in the industry. She'll save you time, money, and pain. She's the best kept secret in the business by far!
Tanya Kersey is awesome! I first meet Tanya shortly after I published my first book in early 1990s' on music marketing and promotions, in which she gave a great review and offered wonderful insights towards providing value to target audience of emerging creative in the industries. Over years I have stayed impressed with Tanya's entrepreneurial focus on providing the capacity building platform, “Hollywood Black Film Festival” as a showcase for indie and major releases accessed by insiders, new talent and true film/TV fans. Tanya and Hollywood Black Film Festival are both results driven successes!
Tanya helped me a great deal in revamping my approach to my songwriting and record production businesses. She told me I needed a website and then helped me put together a good one. She went through my goals carefully and helped me plan and take various creative steps to reach them. And she's also a terrific and warm person! I recommend her and her work very highly.
Tanya is a great person and one of the most dedicated and tireless entrepreneurs I have ever worked with. I have participated and been a sponsor of the Hollywood Black Film Festival for the last three years with great satisfaction.
Knowledge is power and Tanya Kersey is undoubtedly a powerful leader in showbiz. When it comes to establishing and cultivating the relevant relationships needed to get things done, she is your go-to source and resource. She's got the needed creative and business experience needed to not only run a film festival successfully for a decade but also to consult those newbies navigating the showbiz system. And that is why she is an industry leader with the kind of power you want to plug into it.
I heard about Tanya's work in the film industry and we became more acquainted with each other when I went to the Hollywood Film Festival in LA. I had a great experience and so did my guests. I asked her to join us in Birmingham, Alabama and she showed us that she had what it takes as a professional in her field and she left a very long lasting impression on us. I know that Tanya will do outstanding work for any client that she works with. She is trustworthy, reliable, business minded and to top that off, she is a lot fun to be around.
Tahiera Monique Brown, CEO
Darkness To Light Films, LLC
Tanya Kersey is a terrific authority and advocate within/for the film festival and theatrical circuit. In addition to that, she's among the most comprehensive, thorough sources for the trade information market with Black Talent News and her published/broadcast expertise.
I have worked with Tanya in the trade press and, years later, as a panelist at The Hollywood Black Film Festival. It'd be difficult to overstate the filmmaker and Industry enthusiasm for her HBFF festival, complete with panels, screenings and workshops to support all career levels in the industry. Filmmakers and industry professionals, from director to crew, have the outlet and opportunity to strengthen their approach to a difficult industry with expert advice and an established festival to premiere their films.
Tanya has a remarkable ability to connect with filmmakers and Hollywood professionals in ways that only help the industry expand. She has proven her viability in Hollywood with tremendous goodwill and results.
Tanya is a most innovative force in the face of the greater entertainment world. I had the pleasure of having Tanya as one of my mentors upon arrival to Los Angeles, CA. Had it not have been for her, I would have never gotten the opportunity to forage unchartered ground within the entertainment world. She is an amazing woman who always manages to give people who she believes in great opportunities to attain their goals. What she has done with both Black Talent News and the Hollywood Black Film Festival is nothing short of amazing. Tanya makes certain that the black voice and presence is strong amidst mainstream Hollywood. Without her tireless dedication, keen eye for talent, solid business skills, professional demeanor, and unparalleled knowledge of this business called Entertainment, Hollywood would truly be remiss.