Hyphens Haven

Hyphens Haven

Welcome to Hyphens Haven, the space for multi-hyphenate artists working on stage, and off; in front of the camera and behind the scenes. We share our paths and process to becoming who we are.


January 26, 2024 25 mins

It's the first episode of 2024! Oscar nominations have been announced and there are stats to discuss as it relates to women working behind the camera.

24 women-led production companies are spotlighted as well! Let's get to know them!

Articles to connect to:
Center for the Study of Women In Television and Film
The 1st Woman to Own a Film Production Company

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Greg Waddle is in his 23rd year of membership in the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees union, also known as (IATSE). He is a candidate for President of IATSE Local 479. He is also a political and technical sector consultant in Georgia, and the co-founder of Film Artisans Craftspeople and Technicians For Innovation, Diversity, and Inclusion, formed in 2016. This advocacy group promotes diversity in film and media ...

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Vivek Maddala is a four-time Emmy® award-winning composer and multi-instrumental performer. He has scored dozens of feature films, theater & dance productions, as well as TV programs. Additionally, he has produced music for a number of rock, jazz, and world music CD releases -- and his live performances collaborating with celebrated artists have enchanted audiences from around the globe. 

HIs resume includes over 50 titles, with...

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Jermaine Hargrove is the CEO/Founder of Small Town Animation Studios and The Animation TV Network.

He shares his path to success with over 15 years experience in character creation and storytelling expertise. He is also a BeyGood Foundation Black Parade Route participant.

Small Town Animation Studios on Instagram
Animation TV Network
Animation TV on Facebook

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The Hardy Clinic website
X (formerly known as Twitter)

Brittany Hardy is an Atlanta-based licensed psychotherapist with over 12 years of experience. She is the co-founder of Hard Mood Agency, a coaching and consulting firm, and the CEO & Clinical Director of The Hardy Clinic, an outpatient group mental health practice. 

She is also a recipient of the Small Business I...

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Muhammad Law Instagram
Muhammad Law Website

Khaliyq Muhammad is a Chicago-based entertainment lawyer whose work has contributed to projects, including representing the Hampton family during the creation of the 2 time Academy Award winning film “Judas and the Black Messiah”

In addition to entertainment law, additional practice areas include: Sports law, business law, intellectual property law, real estate law, family la...

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May 13, 2023 59 mins

Kaypri on Instagram
Kaypri Website
Email: bookbabygirl@gmail.com

Kaypri is an Atlanta-based multi-hyphenate artist who has worked in the entertainment industry for over 25 years.  She has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, and received a filmmaking award from the AARP for her caregiving PSA "The Baton" that she wrote and directed. 

She produces through her company, Priscilla Belle Productions, is an...

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Jorel “J Fly” Flynn
How Big Is Your Dream Instagram
How Big Is Your Dream Website

J Fly has been on world tours, and has acclaimed endorsements by popular drum making companies such as Tama Drums, Vater Drums, Vater Drumsticks, West-tone, DB Drum Shoes, and Evans Drumheads. He has been seen on film and television productions like Tyler Perry’s “I can do bad all by myself”, “The family tha...

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Angela Michelle Davis
ActHer Studios

Angela Michelle Davis is an actress, voiceover artist, and acting coach with over 20 years of experience in the industry. She has appeared in a variety of film and TV productions, with some of her credits including: FOX TV's "The Resident", MARVEL's "Cloak and Dagger", STARZ's "P-Valley", "Black...

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George “G Smoove” McDonald

George “G Smoove” McDonald is 20+ year veteran of the radio and broadcasting industry.  He has also served as an educator which allows him to bring a unique perspective to what he does. As host of “The G Smoove Experience “ on K92.7 FM in Columbus GA, Smoove brings his talent for connecting with an audience, words of wisdom and soothing voice into a space wh...

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Connect to Ryon Horne through these links:
Atlanta Journal-Constitution Main Page
Atlanta Journal-Constitution YouTube

Ryon Horne is a documentarian for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and co-owner of the independent film company, The Horne Brothers, LLC. His career has taken him around the world to capture the human experience through his lens. He is a two-time...

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Shirlee Idzakovich
Costuming for Everyone on Facebook

Shirlee Idzakovich is a New York City and Los Angeles based costume designer with over 100 builds under her name! Some of the artists she’s worked with include: Madonna, Billie Eilish, Viola Davis, and Mariah Carey! She’s also passionate about teaching the next generation t...

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March 29, 2023 45 mins

Nikk Nelson
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/nikkrokkshair/
Soul Keato https://www.instagram.com/soulkeato/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/soulkeato

Nikk Nelson is a native of Dawson, Georgia and holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from Valdosta State University.  After college and a short stint in the Bio field, he attended Proway Hair School from 2002-2003. 

Nikk owned a successful...

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March 22, 2023 55 mins


Liz Duffy Adams’ play Born With Teeth, recipient of a 2021 Edgerton Foundation New Play Award and Best Play/Production, 2022 Houston Press Awards, had its world premiere at the Alley Theater in 2022, and moved to the Guthrie Theatre in March–April 2023.

Her Or, premiered Off Broadway at WP Theater and has been produced some 80 times since, including at the Magic Theater, Seattle Rep, and Roundhouse...

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Geoffrey Sean Crowell https://www.gcrowell-fx.com/

is a native of Denver Colorado. He attended Denver East High School where he excelled in art, music, sports and academics. Geoffrey then attended Hampton University in Virginia on a full academic scholarship, where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Art with the emphasis in Graphic Design. While attending
College, Geoffrey was passionately involved with the Art Club...

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David Gallo is a Brooklyn-based artist who has served the entertainment industry as a scenic designer for theatre, TV, and concerts for several years. He is a member of United Scenic Artists local 829 and some of his awards/credits include:
Tony ® Award for Best Scenic Design
Drama Desk Award ("The Drowsy Chaperone", "Jitney", "Bunny Bunny")
Daytime Emmy ® Award for Outstanding Art Directi...

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Chawana Jones is an Atlanta-based artist who has served the film and television industry as a makeup artist for several years. She is a member of IATSE local 798 and some of her credits include Stranger Things, Atlanta, P-Valley , and  Gotham Nights for the CW.



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Jamil Jude is a highly accomplished director/producer/playwright/dramaturg focusing on bringing socially relevant art to the community. Jamil is the Artistic Director at Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company in Atlanta, GA. He is the Co-Founder of The New Griots Festival, which is dedicated to celebrating, advocating, and advancing the careers of emerging Black artists in Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN.


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February 13, 2023 47 mins

Yolande Thame has been a Set Designer in the US film industry for several years and is currently based out of Atlanta, Georgia. She also works on location in different cities across the US, wherever the most interesting productions take her. If asked, Ms. Thame would describe herself as an architect for television and feature films, bringing obscure ideas and fantastical art concepts to reality so that construction teams can build ...

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February 5, 2023 59 mins

On music's biggest night, we spotlight Billy Hume,  an artist who is a Producer,  Mixer, Musician, and Songwriter who has worked on multiple Gold & Platinum Certified records, and is a Grammy Award® winner himself. 

Some of the artists he’s worked with include: Bone Crusher, Lil Jon,  Infamous StringDusters, Ying Yang Twins, Rehab, and Ludacris. 

His recording and mixing sessions are streaming live on Twitch and YouTube “Fre...

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