This Docu-Series is in pre-production under Best Sellers Productions, a California/Michigan-based company. The film will consist of several episodes of the Supplier Diversity Program, from its Grassroots to its Groundboots.
Stories told by those who lived it, those who are currently living it, and those who support it, see its value and hope to be a part of its evolving mission.
We seek to capture the heart and soul of this incredible and somewhat complex journey. Visual storytelling can move hearts and minds as we address the social and cultural impact that diverse suppliers have contributed TO globally.
Is to inspire, educate, and empower the next generation of diverse suppliers
and the individuals who champions its validity.
Educate, Inspire, and Motivate a movement to create a new generation of Diverse Suppliers.
Promote, lobby, and encourage, congress and corporations to create sustainable diversity programs.
To create an educational historical platform for other generations to follow. Educate corporate leaders seeking to create
SD programs and provide a training tool through global streaming.
WHAT IS THE SUPPLIER DIVERSITY PROGRAM?
An outgrowth of the Civil Rights Movement, the program was created to encourage the use of vendors owned by Black Americans.
A diverse supplier is a business that is at least 51% owned and operated by an individual or group that is part of a traditionally underrepresented or underserved group
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JUST A FEW OF OUR CURRENT SUBJECTS
DR. BILL PICKARD
CEO AND BUSINESSMAN
CEO AND BUSINESSMAN
CEO OF JMA Global, LLC
William F. Pickard, Ph.D. is Chairman of Global Automotive Alliance, Co-Managing Partner, of MGM Grand Detroit Casino, CEO of Bearwood Management Company, and co-owner of five black-owned newspapers. Pickard's Forty-five-year entrepreneurial career began as a McDonald's franchisee in Detroit, Michigan.
Joseph B. Anderson, Jr. born in Topeka, Kansas, graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Math and Engineering. He subsequently received two master degrees from the University of California, Los Angeles. Mr. Anderson attended the Army’s Command and General Staff College and is a graduate of the Harvard Advanced Management Program.
Jeanette Abraham is the founder, president, and chief executive officer of JMA Global, LLC, a 100% minority- and woman-owned Tier 1 automotive supplier specializing in procurement, warehousing, kitting, and distribution of fastener components. Prior to starting JMA Global, Abraham spent 32 years at General Motors, including in several leadership roles.
Sadè Sellers is a director, writer, and producer based in Burbank, California. Originally from Michigan’s capital, Lansing, Sade’ has been working in the entertainment industry since 2009. In 2017, Sade’ was a finalist for Tv One’s Screenwriting competition for her teleplay The Replacement. This achievement motivated the network to hire her as a writer for their upcoming movie of the week event, Deadly Dispatch, which premiered on the platform in the summer of 2019.
Through that production process, Sadè met casting director Leah Daniels-Butler who was in the midst of staffing her production company, 1oneninety5. Sadè then rose to the role of Vice President of Content Acquisitions and Development and spent the next year learning the ecosystem of film and television development from pitching to production. Using that experience, and bound at home due to COVID-19, Sade’ made a return to her first love, screenwriting, utilizing her free time to write new content.
Currently, Sade’ wrapped her first television staffing position for the upcoming Facebook Watch series, Konaxt. She enjoys cooking, baking, and catching up on programs such as Ted Lasso and Succession.
Nadia Sellers is a mother, philanthropist, former Model, Basketball player, Basketball coach, and the President and CEO of 3 companies:
Her current companies are:
National Career Group LLC with offices in Okemos Michigan, Farmington Hills Michigan, and Burbank, California. NCG LLC is a permanent staffing, training, and lean continuous improvement firm that works with companies throughout North America and Asia. NCG LLC was established in 1997.
Haute Entertainment Group LLC, located in Farmington, Hills Michigan. Their core services include managing talent and event planning companies.
Honey Bear Project, a non-profit Nadia founded in 2020 to assist with facility improvements at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Honey Bear awards annual scholarships to HBCU students from low-income communities.
Nadia also donates her time to providing free career counseling to high school seniors in her community.
Robere Lett: Owner of Haute Entertainment Group LLC. and publisher of Haute Is Magazine, Robere is an international fashion veteran with 25 years of industry experience. As an award-winning fashion designer, stylist, producer, and artist, he has worked for numerous clients in fashion, print, runway, commercial/film, music, entertainment, and production.
His expertise has taken him across the USA, Europe, and Asia. Robere's work has been published in many national publications such as Vogue, Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, and People Magazine, and now in his fashion, beauty, and lifestyle publication. Robere is also the acting director of fashion/print for the Haute Models + Talent Agency, Publisher and editorial director for Haute is Online Magazine, Vice President of The Metropolitan Museum of Design Detroit, overseeing its three main design-based pillars: Honoring Black Design, Biomimicry, and Brainworxx exhibitions.
LaVonne Trent is a creative visionary professional with over 25 years of experience in event production, marketing, public relations, and business development, producing for Fortune 500 corporations, non-profit organizations, and entertainment and lifestyle projects.
A confident, conscientious, seasoned communicator, Trent offers high-caliber event productions, fund development, and management skills with a commitment to excellence in service and product delivery.
Trent provides consulting, production, strategic planning, design, and media relations to facilitate promotional and marketing success for her demanding clientele.
Ways to Support
We are currently accepting donations to help us complete physical and post-production. Every dollar counts and is 100% tax deductible through our partner The Social Ripple Effect
Accepting all major credits or bank transfers.
Direct bank-to-bank donations to $socialrippleeffect.
Make to The Social Ripple Effect and send to 1745 Hamilton Rd Suite 340 Okemos, MI 48864.