Writer, Director and Executive Producer
Crystal Whaley is a multiple EMMY Award winning creative producer and development executive in film/TV/digital offering a unique combination of cross-functional skills with over 20 years of experience with a specialized expertise in content development and acquisition, strategic brand initiatives and creative direction. Crystal is responsible for the overall financial sustainability and creative integrity of multiple shows/projects, including the oversight of all logistics necessary to meet creative mandates, broadcast standards and brand recognition. She’s developed, produced, directed & supervised award winning series TV, commercials, music videos and nationally syndicated and Peabody nominated documentaries for PBS and The Learning Channel (TLC).
Owner and Creative Director of Plan C Media Group, she’s also former VP of Development and Production of Pixel Media LLC / Lionsgate as well as a former senior producer for Sesame Workshop, former Director of Video Production for Arista Records and former Executive Producer of Free Spirit Films Inc. She’s produced a myriad of innovative commercials and music videos for award-wining artists.A lover of the arts, Crystal is a published photographer and an accomplished curator of the annual “For Us, By Us” at The Long Gallery Harlem in February 2017- 20, ALTAR: Prayer, Ritual, Offering at Photoville NYC in Sept. 2018 & Photoville Los Angeles April 2019 as well as curator for the HBCU’s Art Talk/Date: Kerry James Marshall at the MET Breuer. She’s the producer & deputy editor of critically acclaimed photo books; MFON: Woman Photographers of the African Diaspora in 2017 and Black Joy and Resistance in 2018
as well as the founder of the forthcoming curatorial project,
‘The M’Dear Project’ debuting at the Museum of Contemporary African Art (MoCADA), Summer 2023.
Crystal is a member of the Producers Guild of America (PGA) and a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc, this Los Angeles native & honorary New Yorker holds a Journalism degree from Howard University and a Film Production Certificate from New York University.
Caralene Robinson is Founder and Executive Director of 220th Street Productions. She is a filmmaker and marketer committed to telling meaningful stories. Her career began at companies such as Coca Cola and Sprint. Most recently she ran marketing at VH1 and Logo, launching all series, original movies and documentaries. Several years ago, Caralene expanded beyond award-winning brand and series campaigns by producing documentary ‘Versailles ’73: American Runway Revolution’. V73 is currently being adapted into a feature. Next, she served as writer/director of scripted short ‘The Bill.’ The comedy screened at more than dozen festivals,
garnered five awards, and can be seen on several platforms including Amazon Prime and kweli.tv.
Caralene’s recent projects include producing digital series "Sauce" and Emmy nominated "King Ester", and directing dystopian short ‘Lifeline’ as well as completing her latest writer/director effort, ‘DisordHer.’ "King Ester" screened at fifteen festivals and recently premiered on Issa Rae Presents YouTube Channel. "DisordHer" launched on Amazon Prime and "Lifeline" is in the festival submission phase, while "Sauce" premiered on BRIC TV in March 2020. Caralene also works with brands having produced, written and directed spots for Dove, AARP and Corcoran. Caralene graduated
from Howard University and New York University’s Stern School of Business