Nikaya Brown Jones
As Chairperson and CEO of Tri Destined Studios, Nikaya D. Brown Jones oversees business and legal affairs, corporate structure and strategic planning, and green-lights productions for Tri Destined Studios (founded in 1998) and its subsidiary production entities. Mrs. Brown Jones is also a prolific content creator and has produced over 100 multimedia productions and is extremely dedicated to providing employment opportunities to women, African-Americans and other people of color who are often underrepresented in the entertainment industry and exposing this same talent to an awaiting global audience.
Her most recent film achievements include producing “Always A Bridesmaid” (starring Javicia Leslie) written by Yvette Nicole Brown, “The Man in 3B” (starring Lamman Rucker, Billy Dee Williams and DB Woodside), :A Woman on the Edge” (starring Rumer Willis), “Note To Self” (starring Christian Keyes, Richard T. Jones, LeToya Luckett and Brian McKnight), Black Coffee (starring Darrin Dewitt Henson, Gabrielle Dennis) and BET’s hit Christmas movie, Throwback Holiday (starring Jennifer Freeman).
In television, Mrs. Brown Jones is currently Executive Producer and Showrunner of The Family Business (Starring Ernie Hudson, Valarie Pettiford) and The Black Hamptons (starring Lamman Rucker, Vanessa Bell Calloway and Elise Neal) written by New York Times Best Selling Author, Carl Weber. She also Executive Produced and was Showrunner of GMC TV’s first scripted television series “She’s Still Not My Sister” and “She’s Not Our Sister” (starring Kellita Smith and Jackee Harry) which helmed as the top rated show in GMC network history. Other noted Film and TV projects include “Perfect Combination” and Preacher’s Son (starring Christian Keyes), “Lord All Men Can’t Be Dogs” (starring Vivica A. Fox), “He’s Mine, Not Yours” (starring Wendy Raquel Robinson), Four Seasons (starring Robin Givens) and a plethora of other productions released theatrically, on ancillary TV and/or new media digital streaming platforms.
Nikaya D. Brown Jones has also produced several community outreach and social awareness projects that she holds dear, including “The Call”, which received critical acclaim for tackling and exposing the torments of AIDS; the Art House Film, “Why Am I Doing This?” exploring how Asians, African-Americans and other BIPOCs break through the glass ceiling in Hollywood; “The Inner City Destiny Awards”.
Under the helm of Tri Destined Casting, Ms. Brown Jones partnered with David E. Talbert to cast a series of filmed play productions for the BET Network including “Suddenly Single” (starring Isaiah Washington, Garcelle Beauvais), “A Fool and His Money” (starring Michael Beach), “What Comes Around Goes Around” (starring Reagan Gomez Preston, Wesley Jonathan and Tony Rock) and Another Man Will (starring Nephew Tommy from the Steve Harvey Morning Show). Tri Destined Casting currently does exemplary casting for all of Tri Destined Studios productions.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, to Abraham and Sallie J. Brown, Nikaya D. Brown Jones holds a MBA from Florida A&M University and studied international affairs at the renowned Institute de Catholique de Paris in France. During her undergraduate studies at Florida A&M University, Nikaya pledged the Beta Alpha Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated founded in 1913. Throughout her matriculation in Hollywood, N.D. Brown Jones has been featured in The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, Deadline, Upscale Magazine, and other top industry publications for her career achievements. Nikays D. Brown Jones and Trey Haley founded Tri Destined Studios: Hollywood’s Premiere African-American owned Production and Distribution Studio, in 1998. (née: Nikaya Dwana Brown; aka ND Brown)