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Roxanne Avent Taylor

Credits: CEO/Producer, Hidden Empire Film Group

ROXANNE AVENT TAYLOR is a groundbreaking figure in independent production. Alongside her husband, director Deon Taylor, and investor Robert F. Smith, she co-founded Hidden Empire Film Group (HEFG) sixteen years ago. As one of Hollywood’s most successful producers, Taylor’s creative voice transcends all entertainment platforms, including television, streaming, and radio.

Avent Taylor’s lifelong passion for storytelling is matched by her fearless dedication to social justice. Through her C.L.I.M.B mentoring program, she provides vital resources to empower underserved young women and create pathways to educational opportunities. Under the helm of C.L.I.M.B. serves programs such as “Be Woke Vote”, “History in 2 minutes”, and supporting efforts to combat sex trafficking.

Her willingness to take unconventional paths has been instrumental in HEFG’s success. Roxanne played a key role in expanding the company into distribution, and has developed, packaged, and produced an impressive slate of films. Notable releases include the psychological horror film “FEAR” (2023), “Meet the Blacks 2: The House Next Door” (2021), “Fatale” (2020), “Black and Blue” with Sony Screen Gems (2019), “The Intruder” with Sony Screen Gems (2019), “Traffick” (2016) with Lionsgate, and “Supremacy” (2014).

Avent Taylor’s upcoming projects include the John Lewis biopic “Freedom Ride,” “Free Agents,” with Sony Tri-Star, “Blacula,” with Amazon, a four-part docuseries about legendary Floyd Mayweather, and a documentary about Pee-Wee Kirkland. When she’s not creating magic on screen, Roxanne Avent Taylor cherishes family moments in Granite Bay, CA. Her innovative approach to independent production and commitment to social impact are reshaping the industry.

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