:::::VERBAL/ARTIST SPOTLIGHT:::

FILMMAKER MONIQUE WOODS
DEFYING THE ODDS!

SHE IS THE BACK BONE OF THE INDEPENDET FILM WORLD IN ATLANTA. SHE IS TRUE TO THE ART OF FILMMAKING. SHE HAS THE SUCCESS TO PROVE IT ALL. HER NAME IS MONIQUE WOODS. CHECK OUT WHAT SHE IS DOING WITH HER FILM MAKING AND HER COMPANY :: ELEMENTS DVD::

http://www.elementsdvd.com
5520 Twin Lakes Dr. • College Park, GA • 30349
Monique Woods • 404.766.4205 James Smith • 646.554.0625 Shannon McCollum • 678.754.0956
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
CONTACT:
Monique Woods – 404-766-4205
redheaddread@elementsdvd.com
Shannon McCollum – 678-754-0956
shannon@elementsdvd.com
FLX – 646-554-0625
FLX@elementsdvd.com
http://www.elementsdvd.com
Attention Grown Folks!! Good music has a new home in Elements DVD Magazine!
(ATL, GA, 11-16-04) – If a picture is worth a thousand words, videographer and editor, RedHeadDread takes the
photography of Shannon McCollum and creates a virtual, visual aria. Add documentarian, FLX to the mix and the end
result becomes a masterpiece of movement, music, image and story, creatively linked to live action video accented
by still photography. In combining their appreciation and love for music, performance, art and culture, Elements
Production Group (EPG) has created Elements – DVD-zine.
Elements is a quarterly magazine brought to life on DVD, and distributed freely to the public through partnering
promoters, entertainment events and venues across the US. Elements DVD-zine is the convergence media of today
and tomorrow, combining the best of TV-style programming with a seam less connection to the dynamic social network
of the Internet. Premiering in 2005, Elements will highlight grown folks music – any and everything from classic to
progressive soul; from blues and jazz-influenced rock to funky alternative hip hop – music that is good for the soul.
Through performances and interviews; from backstage, at home and behind the scenes, Elements brings you up close
and personal with those artists that you just don’t get enough of on MTV or BET. Artists like, RES, Van Hunt, John Legend,
Anthony David, Raheem DeVaughn, the Nappy Jointz and more. But even more than just music, Elements gives light
to the pulse of our culture. We cover politics and fashion, visual artists and their work. We are the definitive urban culture
and lifestyle experience. Elements can become the alternative media platform for the thirty-something generation. Just
pop in the DVD, watch the stories, connect to our advertisers/sponsors, read the articles, chat with fellow music lovers
and live the culture. Enter the experience now at http://www.elementsdvd.com
About the producers:
Monique Woods, a.k.a. Redheaddread, a Howard University graduate, began her professional career at CBS network
television, soon after accepting a position with ESPN-Classic Sports Network where she began studying video editing and
digital videography. The artist community of New York City allowed her the perfect forum, both technically and creatively,
to tweak her craft. After working with the likes of R&B songstress Alicia Keys and rap impresarios WuTang Clan, she went
international where she toured Italy, filming jazz legend Max Roach.
After relocating to Atlanta and building an impressive roster of Southern hip hop luminaries, it was only natural that she
join forces with premier Atlanta photographer, Shannon McCollum. McCollum’s reputation of “truth in your face”
precedes his work. He shadowed Mojazz artists Norman Brown and Wayman Tisdale during the 1996 Olympic Games.
And what began with a cover shot of Brian McKnight for Tafrija Magazine created a door that has since allowed him
to distinguish himself as one of Atlanta’s foremost visual music historians.
Completing the trifecta is filmmaker/entrepreneur, James Smith a.k.a. FLX. Like the generation of filmmakers that went
before him (Spike Lee, John Singleton, Ted Demme, et al) FLX is no t afraid to take the maverick approach to cinema.
His gritty, urgent approach to telling a story harks back to the days of guerilla filmmaking. No where is this approach more
apparent than in his inaugural film, Dirty States of America, the first documentary that takes an in depth birds-eye view
at Southern Hip Hop.
Together, the work of EPG spans the gamut of artists and styles. From EPK’s, DVD’s and documentaries to building an
archive of photos, interviews and performance footage on many the hottest acts in hip hop and soul today – (Banner,
Nappy Roots, TI, Chingy, Scrappy, Jill Scott, Raphael Saadiq, etc.), ELEMENTS PRODUCTION GROUP (EPG) can visualize
it all.

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