Our Team

Beverley Harris-Alvarez
Producer

Beverley Harris-Alvarez was born in Waco, Texas and raised in New York City. As a proud Veteran of the United States Air Force, she has worked in multiple Industries for 30 years as a General Accountant, Licensed Insurance Adjuster, and a Marketing/Logistic/Purchasing Manager. Beverley decided to go back to school to pursue her passion of Film Making and since 2007 has served as Chief Financial Officer for several companies where she honed her skilled in film production, casting, budgeting, marketing, research, accounting, and business development.

Ms. Harris-Alvarez holds a BFA in Film and Digital Production from Miami International University of Art and Design, a Master’s Degree in Project Management from American Intercontinental University in Chicago, and a Master’s Degree in Marketing from the University of South West. Beverley has directed numerous short films, web series, and commercial productions. She participated in the 2012 Cannes Film Festival – Short Film Corner with the short film “Fuga”, and her latest production is the LGBT short film murder mystery “Antoni-A”.

Ms. Harris-Alvarez also produced an internet commercial for President Barack Obama in 2008. Beverley is responsible for project management, budgeting, and creative input in the feature film world and works closely with the writer during development. She is the other half of Queens of the Screen Productions, LLC.

Shaneequa Cannon
Writer/ Producer

shaneequa cannon-writer-producer-Shaneequa Cannon has been in the entertainment industry for the last 15 years as an actor in both theatre and television. After an equally long experience as a teacher in the public school industry, Shaneequa understood how integral it was for her students to see themselves reflected on screen. This drove her to pursue acting only to learn that the person holding the pen didn’t look like her either and often wrote back caricatures instead of black characters. Shaneequa has since focused on screenwriting and producing in order to use media for what the world needs to see— black and brown people in all their nuances and dimensions.

While Shaneequa obtained her degree in English with a Creative Writing concentration from the University of Miami, it was the leap into acting that made the importance of screenwriting clear. Finding ethnic roles for multi-dimensional characters was harder than she expected. Having grown up on a diet of Harlequin and Silhouette novellas as a pre-teen, it only made sense that she would focus on writing real-life romantic movies. Shaneequa is not only a screenwriter, she’s also a published author, a mother, and one-half of Queens of the Screen Productions, LLC.

Okema T Moore
Director/Producer

Okema T. Moore is a decorated PGA producer and rising director. She has produced and directed projects ranging from the 2019 ABFF winner Little Apple – to branded content for Netflix, Nickelodeon, DreamWorks, FOX, BET and DOVE. She shares a regional EMMY nomination and is an alum of the Tribeca Film Festival. She has also produced shows for the Food Network, TLC and OWN. Most recently she was the Showrunner and Director for BRIC TV’s first late-night talk show, Hella Late! with Hollie Harper and the Creative Producer/Director for two series on BET Digital, a piece on Strong Black Lead featuring Oscar-winning Hairstylist Mia Neal, CultureCon @home 2021, which was virtually attended by over 20k participants and several digital episodes for Facebook and We the Culture. Okema also produced – during the pandemic – the NAACP Image Award Nominated and Webby Award-winning PBS/American Masters docuseries Unladylike2020. She is a Fellow for Minority in FILM’s inaugural Branded Lab for commercial and branded directors and helped run the Black TV & Film Collective’s Black Producer Fellowship. Okema also serves as the chair of the programming committee for the BTFC Board of Directors and is a newly elected member of the Board of Directors for NY Women in Film & TV.