Bio: KIMBERLY SINGLETON is a filmmaker, writer and poet. She has written screen and stage plays, as well as produced short films of various genres including comedy, drama and science fiction. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Howard University and was employed as the first African American woman engineer at Con Edison of New York. She later obtained an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business and worked for over 20 years in financial management for major media companies. Singleton’s love for filmmaking, poetry and writing led her to study at the Frederick Douglass Creative Arts Center, the Gotham Writers Workshop and the African Voices Writers Workshop to develop her craft. Her short film “C-Lo: In the Beginning” was featured at the Cannes Film Festival Short Film Market in Cannes, France. Her screenplay, “Conscious”, which deals with a young poet living with the HIV virus, qualified her as a finalist in the BET Rap-It-Up short subject screenplay competition. The stage version of "Conscious" was selected to be performed at the 2018 New York Theater Festival and was produced by the New Jersey Creative Arts Collective in 2020. Singleton is the Executive Producer and Host of the television show and podcast Consider It Blacklit. This weekly program highlights movies, television and plays featuring African Americans up front and behind the scenes. The Consider It Blacklit television show was the winner of the Public Media Awards of Excellence “Best Informative Talk Show” in 2018 and 2019. Singleton is the owner of Sing Sing 2000 Entertainment, a production company certified as a minority/woman owned business in New York City.
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