Meet Our Board
WIFT ALABAMA PRESIDENT
CEO / KING WATTS TALENT AGENCY
Bernadette (Bunny) is a Gulf Coast native. She is CEO/Founder of King Watts Talent Agency and the Founder of Women in Film and Television Alabama. RN, formal License Realtor, and owner of multiple small businesses. She is proud to serve on the Board of First Charter School in the State of Alabama. She has worked in the entertainment industry for over 20 years starting in Atlanta, Ga in the late 90’s. She started her entertainment career as a Model and Makeup Artist and went on to work as a Set Medic and Location Scout. Bunny has also managed multiple talents for over a decade, they have been seen in Film /TV /Print and National Commercials.
King Watts Talent Agency represents union and non-union actors and actresses for film, television, commercials, print, and industrial's. King Watts Talent was founded in the south after working for years regularly with entertainment professionals from coast to coast.
Lorraine S. Evans
CEO / LSE Services
Mrs. Lorraine Sutton Evans began her career in 1985 as an active duty Sailor in the United States Navy. She received numerous service and meritorious awards. After her last term of active duty, Mrs. Evans joined US Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District as a civilian servant and serviced as a Public Affairs Specialist.
Ms. Evans returned to the public sector after 21 years of services to the nation and operated her business LSE Services LLC full time to continue her service to her fellow citizens and the likes in the area of Taxation. She has served citizens and non-alien taxpayers in the nation and abroad. Her clients range from the family next door to the individual looking to start a business. She specializes in business structuring from sole propriety to non-profit as it relates to the Internal Revenue Service and State Revenue Agencies. She is a currently a Tax Practitioner with a Registered Tax Return Preparer IRS designation. Mrs. Evans also serves as the Financial Administrator for her Church.
Desonia (Diane) W. Henderson is a current traffic tech for the City of Mobile Traffic Engineering Department for the past 35 years. Desonia has over 30 years of graphics and highway sign experience and has just as many years with customer service. She served as her church secretary in her younger years and also has over 15 years working with her home base business as a customer service/travel representative
Omarious Fann is native of Birmingham, Alabama and later attended the Alabama State University to study Theater Production and Mass Communication under Dr. Tonea "Tommie" Stewart as dean. He is the C.E.O. of the Limitless Alliance, a business solutions firm that launched in April of 2013. Omarious is also a renowned public speaker and millennial business mogul. In 2018, he published his first book entitled "God Made". His creative and intuitive gift has taken him across the nation working with B.E.T., MTV, YouTube, AT&T, and other companies in the film/ television industry. Omarious is charged to oversee all marketing and graphic projections in addition to overseeing the Montgomery branch operations.
JaCairah Jones, a native of East Alabama, is an actor, editor, writer, filmmaker, and budding casting agent. JaCairah has been in two plays, "Steel Magnolias " and "Miss Firecracker Contest" to rave reviews in her hometown of Opelika, AL. She is involved with community theater and supports WiFT-AL as a member and Communications Director.
JaCairah Jones holds a certification in Film Production from Columbus State University via the Georgia Film Academy program. She is continuing her formal education, majoring in English and Psychology.
JaCairah's goal is to own a media company. Her vision is to create films and television. She also hopes to produce and market media created by marginalized groups in Alabama, emphasizing the importance of training crew and fostering creative growth.
Renada has been in the film industry since 2013. Renada acts, writes, and directs. She is very active in her community and church. She holds a degree in Psychology and Health Information.
Her youthful appearance helped her book her first principal role for the feature film, Starve, directed by Griff Furst. In the film, she plays a 15-year-old who, along with several others, have been kidnapped by a deranged man and are being forced to fight each other to death for food.
Renada has studied with Debby Gaudet of Young Screen Actors in Baton Rouge and Theresa Bell of TBell Actors Studio in Dallas, Texas. She has attended workshops featuring notable casting directors such as Matthew Morgan of Morgan Casting and Rhavynn Drummer of Tyler Perry Studios. Renada continues to pursue acting and is looking forward to working in notable films and television series.
MENTORSHIP & SCHOLARSHIP DIRECTOR
Diversity Coordinator / USA College of Medicine
LoRen (Burroughs) Modisa is a native of Mobile, Alabama. After graduating from Murphy High School in 2009, she began her undergraduate education at Florida A & M University and completed her studies at the University of South Alabama. She, then, went on to pursue and obtain a Master of Public Administration (MPA) with a concentration in Public Development and Social Services from Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky. The majority of her professional career has been dedicated to community development and social impact work. She has worked and/or served with the US Peace Corps (Botswana), Bill, Hilary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Alabama. She is currently employed as the Diversity Coordinator within USA College of Medicine Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Her primary role involves the recruitment and support of those typically underrepresented or marginalized from careers in medicine. LoRen is a 2020 Mobile Bay 40 under 40 Inductee.
ACTING COACH / MENTOR CHAIR
Deanna Jean studied at Texas Women's University, where she trained in understanding Shakespeare and stage combat; continuing this training after her move to New York City. She is known for her role in short indie films and her own Holiday inspired skits. Deanna continued to travel back and forth from her home in Alabama and working in New York
Meet Our Advisors
WiFT FLORIDA PRESIDENT
Nancy McBride, is the Director of WIFT US, which are WIFT and WIFTI chapters whose leaders have come together to support and encourage each other, solve common problems and share resources to improve our chapters and better serve our members. It started with a meeting in Louisiana in August of 2017 where we identified a need for better communication and cooperation amongst chapters. Since then, through monthly phone calls, email support, and semiannual meetings, we have come together to help connect our members with each other and with the resources to advance their careers and to promote the WIFT mission.
As well, Nancy McBride has a natural gift for recognizing talent. It was no surprise years ago when from her own experience as a parent of gifted child actors she founded the largest parent network of child talent. She soon became an authority, serving as an advocate for parents with kids in the industry. That lead her to the role she loves today, as a Casting Directing to both children and adults.
Nancy is now the go-to Casting Director for everything from Film, Commercials, Infomercials, and Industry videos. Her clients have included the likes of Campus Crusades, MTV, CMT, Bass Pro Shop, Super Nanny, NASA, ESPN, C Media/HBO Casting, Atlas Films/Dr. G Medical Examiner, Jordan Direct, and many more.
Nancy has served on numerous panels, and held workshops in the film industry. Nancy is highly respected among her peers for her ability to meet their needs above and beyond expectation. Nancy also brings to any production a solid knowledge of actors; unions, and the legal requirements for production.
MEDIA INSTRUCTOR / UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA
Marquette Jones began her filmmaking journey in her hometown, Youngstown, Ohio. Marquette is an alumna of New York University's Film and Television Production graduate program. Before becoming a filmmaker, Marquette was a public interest attorney and social entrepreneur in Oakland, California.
Her screenplay AFTER THE JUMP was recently as a finalist in the Vancouver International Women in Film Festival, Broad Humor Film Festival and Peachtree International Film Festival screenplay competitions as well as a semi-finalist in the Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition. It was also selected to participate in the Women in Film/ Sundance Institute's Film Financing and Strategy Intensive in 2017.
Listen to her Podcast: http://www.directingmagic.com/
NBC 15 NEW ANCHOR
A seasoned journalist, Kym Anderson anchors the 5, 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts on NBC 15 and the 7 pm newscast on our sister station UTV44, WJTC. She joined the NBC15 family in 2007, coming to the Gulf Coast from Huntsville, Alabama where she worked at both the CBS and NBC stations. She has also worked in Anniston, Alabama. Kym is a second generation graduate of Oakwood University, an HBCU in Huntsville, Alabama. She is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and Delta Sigma Theta sorority, incorporated. Even though her schedule can get very busy at times, Kym says the most important part of her day is at the end, when she unwinds and gets to spend time with her husband Clarence and her three beautiful children, Mack, Konnor and Kirklyn. She calls them her best accomplishments!