Sepia Works is a multi-media production company and arts consulting agency that imagines new content, innovates creative strategies and inspires the minds of future generations.
Sepia Works believes that art, the artist and business are one. We provide professional service in project development, production and distribution strategy in film, theater, visual arts, publishing and live performance. We assist companies in connecting them to our creatives to assist bring them in bringing their ideas to life with a fresh, creative edge. By working closely with our clients we develop strategic business timelines, branding, marketing, consultations and products.
DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, National Park Service, Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy, Howard University, Smithsonian Institute, H St. Festival, The Creative Mind Group, Jack and Jill Foundation, The Zimmer Children's Museum, The National Children's Museum, The Homeless Playtime Project, DC Public Library, The Tobago House of Assembly.
a native Washingtonian with Trinidadian/African-American roots, is a published writer, actress, playwright, director, entrepreneur, educator and producer for both film and the stage. She is the Founder of her multi-media production company, Sepia Works. Ms. Canady is the Founder/CEO of Callaloo, a cultural children’s media brand that promotes cultural literacy for kids. As an educator, Ms. Canady is committed to empowering young people through the arts. She is the founder and president of the "Canady Foundation for the Arts", a 501(c)(3) that serves young people of color in the arts in Washington, DC. As an actress, her work includes plays, films, television, commercials and voiceovers. Her one-woman play, Girls! Girls? Girls. was recently seen at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington, DC and has been featured Off-Broadway, at national festivals and regional theaters. Her second original play, Callaloo: A Jazz Folktale has been seen at the Ellington Theater, IATI Theater and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts Director's Lab. Her film work ranges from documentaries, narratives and children's media. Most recently she starred and co-produced the short film The Resort shot in Trinidad and Tobago and is currently directing her first documentary, Girls! Girls? Girls. set to release in 2017. An accomplished cultural arts scholar activist, she has held fellowships at The Schomburg Center for Black Research and Culture and The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute. Her research interests include African Diaspora migration, food and folklore culture, gender studies and media literacy. Ms. Canady is a graduate of Duke Ellington School of the Arts and holds a B.A. in Theater/African-American Studies from Fordham University and an M.A. in Arts Politics from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. www.marjuancanady.com
TATIANA JOHNSON, Vice-President
is a native of Durham, NC and a graduate of the prestigious Hampton University. After graduating, Mrs. Alexander started using her skill sets and knowledge to assist close friends in making their start into various areas of the entertainment industry. She realized that she had a passion and a propensity of not only to see others prosper but reaching their ultimate goals. As a result and after working several years at one of the largest talent agencies in the world, she founded 1st Lady Management, an independent management company, in 2012. Through Mrs. Alexander’s specialized guidance, personal care advisement and project management, her clients have seen success in the boardroom, in front of the camera and behind the camera. Mrs. Alexander is excited to bring the skills and expertise acquired through her work within the entertainment industry to the youth served at the Canady Foundation for the Arts.
SYDNEE MONDAY, Creative Production Associate
is a writer and filmmaker originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma. She holds her BA in Film and English from Howard University. Her original work focuses on women of colors' mental wellness experiences Her work can be found at blackgirlblue.co
CAMILLE THOMAS, Development & Communications Intern
Camille Thomas is a junior at Michigan State double majoring in Arts & Humanities and Theatre. Her passions include social justice, reading, and anything artistic. She is thrilled to be working with the Callaloo team.