Haywood Donerson, III, native Washingtonian, attended schools in Montgomery County, Maryland, where he learned how to work and collaborate with various cultures during his youth. At the early age of 19, he landed a recording deal with Delicious Vinyl Records in Los Angeles, California. During this time, he toured across this great nation three times and has visited over ten countries. To add to his credits, his experience as a percussionist garnered him several appearances in music videos, a movie score and soundtrack as well as studio sessions for artists such as legendary blues singer Etta James. Though this was a very exhilarating time in his life, he suddenly had to put his career on hold to care for his ailing son who was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy.
Once back in the Washington, DC area, he continued to press forward in some facet of the music industry by going behind the scenes, assisting with the coordination of post-concert parties during the Sean ”Diddy” Combs “No Way Out” Tour as well as other post concert functions.
Haywood has served in the entertainment event management field for the past 20 years working for others as well as himself as a freelance event production specialist. He assisted with such entertainment campaigns as: The O’Jays Tour, Essence Magazine Music Festival in New Orleans, The Greater Washington Urban League and The Congressional Black Caucus Legislative Conference to name a few. In 2009, he assisted with fundraising efforts for the Smithsonian’s Museum of American History in Washington, DC for their Hip-Hop Exhibit. He also chaired the events coordinating committee for United Nations Week 2008 and was Vice Chair for the United Nations Young Professionals for International Cooperation (YPIC).
Since then, Haywood has continued working on campaigns for such events as the Washington Premier for the James Brown bio movie “Get On Up’, as well as the annual Washington Mardi Gras and Martin Luther King Jr. day parade. Most recently he played a pivotal role as communications specialist and advisor for the current Ward 8 DC City Council Member Trayon White, during his first term campaign, which was one of the largest upsets in local DC political history. Recently, he was part of the management team and advisor for one of DC’s legendary musicians, Sugar Bear and Experience Unlimited of “Da Butt” fame. Currently, Haywood is the assistant general manager for upscale, private social club HQ House, where he oversees daily operations and provides members with an elevated experience. Over the years he’s gained a plethora of knowledge, wisdom and principles to help propel him further along in his quest to serve every client with the highest level of productivity and customer service. He assists clients with administering everything from Copyright filings to Event Management, Communications, and Marketing strategies. He also, strives for quality in all that he does and gives nothing short of that in every project he accepts. Whether the project is big or small, he works very diligently to complete them at or below budget, and always on time. Haywood believes “The only place to find success before work, is in the dictionary” and he proves that with his dedication and the passion he brings to each assignment.
Marvin D. Bryson is a media professional that has compiled more than 220 episodic credits on 15 television series and numerous film projects over the course of a career that is entering its third decade. He was born into a military family on Hill Air Force Base, Utah that settled in the Washington, D.C. area when he was 11 years old. A scholarship athlete and musician, Marvin eventually turned to a practical profession in the information technology field. After working to help resolve the Y2K problem, he made the fateful decision to apply his technical skills in a more creative way, study film editing, and change careers. His film studies led him to Hollywood where he had a stint at the world-renowned American Film Institute (AFI) Conservatory on the administrative staff. From there he moved on to episodic television post-production working on programming for ABC, TLC and Lifetime among others; most notably a five-season run on NBC's historic Law & Order series. During this time, Bryson earned membership in to the Motion Picture Editor's Guild (MPEG), and the Producer's Guild of America (PGA) where he penned a sitcom pilot entitled Capital Help based on his IT experience. The project was selected to the PGA 2006 Diversity Workshop. Subsequently, Bryson has penned several one-hour drama and film scripts, and a self-help book, Expectancy: A Caregivers Story of Navigating Family Issues Between Retirement and Transition.