Phyllis Caddell- M not only owns a PR firm (since 1995) but is a west coast correspondent for 88.1 WFSK Radio and author of a newly released book titled “Do-It-Yourself Publicity: For those too cheap or too broke to hire a publicist.” As a publicist Caddell’s clients include Grammy Award winning Mary Mary; the legendary Shirley Caesar; singer/songwriter Dayna Caddell; Michelle Williams (Destiny Child); actors Tommy Ford and Wendy Raquel Robinson , and labels such as Bad Boy Entertainment, Sony Music, J Records, Music World Entertainment, Columbia Records, and EMI. Phyllis has been able to place her clients on such high-profile television shows of Oprah Winfrey and Jay Leno, and in such publications as Essence, Vibe and Billboard Magazines.
Debra French is co-owner of the French Royalty Entertainment group (since 2006) with her husband Dana French. Debrah has a bachelor degree in Psychology. Aside from running the record label and management company, French also works for Los Angeles County in Mental Health. In 2005 her youngest son Dezell French, known on stage as Trueful, decided he wanted to be an entertainer, so she had him attend the “Uplifting Minds II” conference to both attend the seminars and compete in the showcase competition where he has learned the entertainment business and had the opportunity to develop his talent.
With Debrah’s urging Trueful attended USC in music business, songwriting and engineering where he learned to be a talented songwriter and businessman. The French Royalty Management division later signed the French Royalty Dancers (D. Valentine, Jazzy and Ms Styles), who backs Trueful, and comedian/actor Peanutt (BET’s Comic View).
The ULMII entertainment seminars are held from 1 – 4 p.m. and topics, aside from Debrah’s, include “PR/Media and Promotions Strategies” by syndicated columnist (www.ThePulseofEntertainment.com)
The ULMII talent competition showcase, where admission is free, will be hosted by KDAY 93.5’s DJ So Real and have a judging panel that include actress/singer Ashley Argota (Lulu on Nickelodeon’
For more information on attending the Los Angeles “Uplifting Minds II” entertainment conference log onto www.UpliftingMinds2.com, for more on Phyllis Caddell-M log onto www.PhyllisCadell.com, or for more information on French Royalty Entertainment log onto www.FrenchRoyaltyEnt.com.
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