ABOUT OKEMA

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Okema T. Moore is an actress, producer, writer, and director who started as a child actor on Sesame Street, and has cultivated quite a life of experiences since then. These experiences include a shared EMMY Nomination, premiering as a producer at Tribeca Film Festival’s, Tribeca N.O.W. 2019, producing the NAACP nominated and WEBBY Award-winning docu-series, UNLADYLIKE2020 for PBS, winning a bronze Telly Award Directing the August Wilson Center's MLK Tribute Special, being nominated for Best Actress numerous times, and winning Best Screenplay and Best Short for her self-written short film, Shh... 

 

Okema also produced the American Black Film Festival 2019 Best Web Series, Little Apple. She can be seen as a hologram in Brian Stevenson’s, Equal Justice Initiative Legacy Museum in Montgomery, AL, and in successful web series such as Makeup X Breakup on WE TV’s allblk and the Emmy Nominated Pillow Talk now on BET+. She also makes her adult TV debut on Season 2 of Amazon Prime's, Harlem!

Behind the scenes, Okema holds a BS in finance and business from Brooklyn College, a Producing Certification from NYU’s SPS, and is a member of the Producer’s Guild of America. Starting as a production coordinator for Food Network's, Chopped and OWN’s Oprah's Master Class, she went on to produce and write on Beat Bobby Flay Seasons 26-29, direct and produce branded content for DreamWorks, Nickelodeon and FOX, and was the Creative Producer and Production Manager for Netflix’s genre brand, Netflix Is A Joke, as well as Spotify’s Spotify for Brands video series.

 

In 2021, Okema became a Fellow for the Minorities in Film Branded Lab for Directors and oversaw the BTFC & Wavelength Productions’ Black Producer’s Fellowship. In 2022, she was a semi-finalist for the Stowe Story Lab Diverse Voices Fellowship, the Blackhouse Producer Lab, the Sundance Producer Track, and the CDDP Director's Fellowship. She became a first-time showrunner for Hella Late! with Hollie Harper, which was a hit for BRIC TV summer 2021, and a project for the Pittsburgh School System called Rhea the Great Detective. Both were her first efforts as showrunner and directing scripted multi-cam shows!

 

Her directing also includes an upcoming commercial for Lifetime, celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, two special series for BETdigital, and other projects for Nick Jr, Disney/Marvel, OWN, Netflix’s Strong Black Lead, and LL’s Rock the Bells. 

 

Most recently Okema produced an episode of NOMAD with Carlton McCoy for CNN and the Yance Ford-directed Color of Care, Executive Produced by and featuring Oprah Winfrey. 

Theatrically, Okema has directed at the Smithsonian Anacostia Museum, written, directed, and starred in a series of award-winning one-act and full-length plays of her own, as well as headlined twice at Pittsburgh’s August Wilson Theatre. Before COVID-19, she starred in the US Equity tour of Henry Box Brown and her first musical was DREAMGIRLS in the role of Lorell, under the direction of TONY Winner Ben Harney. She was also a two-time featured writer for the famous Billie Holiday Theatre’s “50in50” series.

Okema’s personal brand MOOREthanEnuff Media is a small production company that serves as her hub for personal and work-for-hire projects. Passionate about encouraging dream chasing and emotional intelligence for all creatives, she launched the MtE First Time Filmmaker, Festival Grants and provided a rolling program of stimulus grants during the COVID-19 crisis. She was a mentor for the Black College Tour in NYC for years, is a teaching artist and is a proud member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., SAG- AFTRA, Actor's Equity Association, the NY EMMY Chapter, NY Women in Film & TV, Black Film Space, the Demaskus Collective (now in residency at The August Wilson African American Cultural Center) and the Black TV & Film Collective. Okema also serves on the boards of both New York Women in Film & Television and the Black TV & Film Collective.

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