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DEC 2012 Black Literary Players

DEC 2012 Black Literary Players.




The First Annual Black Literary Marketplace Expo
Summer Conference & Exhibits
June 30 thru July 1 and 2, 2011
Royal Oak, Michigan

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On June 30 thur July 1 and 2, 2011 The First Annual Black Literary Marketplace Expo Summer Conference will be a 3 day event in Royal Oak, Michigan.  The Expo is FREE and Open to the Public and will be held at the Royal Oak Public Library, Royal Oak, Michigan, and at the City of Royal Oak, Leo Mahany / Harold Meininger Senior/Community Center in Royal Oak, Michigan.

We’re going far beyond the ordinary to generate excitement and networking opportunities. The program includes: exhibitors, vendors, authors, book exhibits, author signings, speakers, press party, a luncheon, and a closing recognition dinner and dance at the downtown Detroit Seafood Market in Detroit Michigan.

The Purpose of this three-day event is to bring more exposure to individuals and businesses involved in the Black literary marketplace.  The goal is to provide a wonderful opportunity for literary professionals to promote and market their work with book signings, exhibition of products, sales in large volumes, and networking with other literary associates.

Throughout this extraordinary event, many of the 2,000+ individuals and businesses listed in the “Black Authors and Published Writers Directory” will be stepping off the pages and into the spotlight to showcase their literary work.

Register and reserve your exhibit space today. If you need additional information please contact us at (248) 651-6775 and at

I really look forward to meeting you in person at this very exciting and memorable event.

Grace Adams






The Grace Company
829 Langdon Court – Suite 45
Rochester Hills, MI 48307






FREE WORKSHOP…Learn How To Break into the Entertainment Industry

FREE WORKSHOP…Learn How To Break into the Entertainment Industry.

FREE WORKSHOP on Copyright & Intellectual Property April 21, 2011 at the Detroit Public Library

FREE WORKSHOP on Copyright & Intellectual Property April 21, 2011 at the Detroit Public Library.

FREE WORKSHOP…Learn How To Break into the Entertainment Industry


April 19, 20, and 21, 2011

 Southfield, Michigan

    How To Break into the Entertainment Industry


Workshop Description: 

           Need some inside advice? Legendary Film Director Tim Greene will teach you how to take your career to the next level and develop as an actor?  What’s needed to win that BIG audition? What are Filmmakers looking for NOW? Should you stay in Detroit or move to California or New York to pursue your career?  During this Entertainment Industry Workshop, Mr. Greene will answer these questions and many more.

     –   Learn how to break into the entertainment industry (Film, Music, Modeling etc).

     –   Learn how to market yourself and your brand.

     –   Learn how to market your independent films.   And so much more…

About Facilitator:

Film Actor, Songwriter, Celebrity Tennis Player, Record Producer and Radio & Television host, Legendary Producer Director Tim Greene is in Charlotte, North Carolina editing his latest documentary project “From Tragedy To Triumph” which tells the story of a community who took an abandoned empty supermarket in their crime infested neighborhood and turned it into a productive community center to better their neighborhood. The kids in that community went from getting D’s in school to getting straight A’s.  He is also shooting his 4th feature film “Vampire Tales” which he wrote, produced and will direct. Tim is owner of Tim Greene Films in Hollywood, California.  He is a national Deans list graduate and Sony Innovators Award Finalist of Shaw University with a B. S. Degree in Business Management, with a communications minor.  As A Former Talent Manager, he successfully managed 73-year-old “Rappin Granny” to over 25 National TV Commercials, 17 Feature Films, 3 seasons of Beatle Borg’s (Kid’s TV Show) On Fox TV and over 24 million votes on America’s Got Talent” on NBC TV. As a songwriter Tim has produced over 17 single releases and has two Billboard Top Ten Hits to his credit. With the soon to be released “LiL Homeez” motion picture Tim has created a new franchise for kid’s featuring no guns or curse words. “To be a little homie you have to get good grades in school, say no to drugs and no cursing,” says Greene. Three features,  hundreds of coupons, and thousands of dollars in rebate checks later, Tim has birthed a body of work on which he looks with pride. Tim is also called the “Disney Of Hip Hop” and his films are distributed in 31 countries worldwide.  



FREE WORKSHOP on Copyright & Intellectual Property April 21, 2011 at the Detroit Public Library


Sound Advice Workshop Series


Midwest’s First Copyright & Intellectual Property Workshop

In Affiliation with the Detroit Entertainment Commission 


Motown Writers / Singers / Artists Learn How To:

•    Reclaim Copyright Income Transferred Earlier by Termination of Rights
•    Claim Income Under Digital Download Copyright Act
•    Prepare Copyrights and File Properly
•   Prepare Basic Trademarks
•    Protect Name, Image & Likeness: Rights of Publicity
•    Protect Your Rights: Theft & Joint Authorship
•    Create Intellectual Property Wealth, Independent Co. (Motown, Jive, Google)
•    Internet Issues: Images & Print
•    Fair Use: When Can You Use Materials
•    Licensing, Website Content, Technology
•    Branding

About Facilitator:

Author, agent, entertainment attorney and producer, Gregory J. Reed’s experiences are diverse and he is the only attorney to represent six (6) world champion boxers: Thomas Hearns, Hilmer Kenty, Leon Spinks, Pipino Cuvas, and Tony Tucker. He was instrumental in negotiating one of the largest contracts in boxing history in excess of 30 million dollars involving Thomas Hearns and Sugar Ray Leonard. Reed negotiated the unification of all boxing titles involving Mike Tyson and Tony Tucker. He is used as an expert witness in contract, trademark and entertainment cases throughout the United States. He is one of the founders Vice President board member of The Black Entertainment Sports Lawyers Association. He was the chief lead counsel involving the first historical multi-million dollar lawsuit case, Miss Carole Gist (first black Miss USA 1990) v. Miss Universe, Inc., Pageant. Education: B.S., Michigan State University (Engineering); M.S., Michigan State University (Management Science); J.D., Wayne State University; L.L.M., Wayne State University (Master Of Taxation Law). Reed is also Chairman of the Detroit Entertainment Commission, Detroit, Michigan.

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