Tommy Popps Tommy Popps (Owner/President)
Tommy Popps has over 15 years of experience in the entertainment industry. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film/Drama from Syracuse University’s School of Visual & Performing Arts. His resume includes jobs with New Line Cinema, Tribeca Productions, Carsey-Werner Productions, the Directors Guild of America (DGA) and The Maine Media Workshops. For nearly four years as a Publicist at Miramax/Dimension Films, he championed publicity campaigns for such films as Gangs of New York, Spy Kids 3, Scary Movie 3, Bridget Jones’ Diary, Bad Santa, Sin City and the Academy Award-winning films Chicago and Frida. Tommy then went on to have the priceless opportunity to work alongside entertainment mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs. He was instrumental in the day-to-day operations of Bad Boy Films, Bad Boy Records, Sean John Clothing, Sean John Fragrances and Sean John Eyewear. He also made significant contributions to projects such as HBO’s Bad Boys of Comedy, ABC’s A Raisin in the Sun, MTV’s Making the Band, VH1’s I Want to Work for Diddy, the P. Diddy “Press Play” International Tour, all Bad Boy Records album releases & video productions and the early developments of the REVOLT TV Network. Tommy has since produced hit TV shows for VH1, BET and WEtv to name a few. He is presently splitting his time between being the Chief of Staff/Personal Road Manager for a international pop superstar and being Partner and President at Korner Enterprises where he is currently developing several film, television and theater projects. Tommy continues to etch out a name among the entertainment industry’s powerhouses, perfecting the art of making things happen.
J Kyle Manzay
J Kyle Manzay has over 15 years experience as an entertainment artist and entrepreneur. He went on to complete his MFA at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. As an actor Mr. Manzay received the 2004 Obie Award for Outstanding Performance and has been nominated for 4 AUDELCO awards including a nomination for his work in the post-Katrina inspired “Waiting for Godot” opposite Wendell Pierce. An accomplished Shakespearean actor, Mr. Manzay has starred in “Romeo and Juliet”, “King Lear”, and played the title role in the Classical Theatre of Harlem’s critically acclaimed “Hamlet”. His film work includes: “Little Manhattan”, “Brother to Brother”, “Single Hills”, and the box office smash hit “American Gangster” opposite Denzel Washington. In 1997 J Kyle Manzay was hired by the Soul Rep Theater Company to produce their Second Annual New Playwrights Festival at the prestigious Dallas Theater Center. J Kyle wrote, produce and directed “Hip-Hop Monologues: Inside the Life and Mind of Jim Jones” based on former Sony Recording Artist Jim Jones’ album “Prey IV Reign”. He wrote, directed and produced the Off-Broadway hit comedy “The Actor’s Rap” starring Vanessa Simmons. And most recently produced and starred in the Off-Broadway revival of “The Great MacDaddy” which was nominated for 4 AUDELCO awards. J Kyle’s is the creator, writer, and producer for two animated series “It’s All Elementary” and “First Dog”. J Kyle is currently director and story consultant for the new hip-hop musical iLLA: A Hip-Hop Musical. J Kyle has been a guest on “Good Day New York”, “Hot 97 Morning Show”, “The Wendy Williams Show” and featured in the New Yorker Magazine, New York Times, and XXL Magazine.