Taking on causes. . . using documentaries to raise awareness and funds.
RisingStar31 is a company which publishes and produces inspirational books, web-shows, videos and mini-documentaries. We produce the inspirational web show, The Witness to Miracles and Angels, which is hosted by Geoffrey Owens, from The Cosby Show and Broadway's production of Romeo and Juliet.
We consist of a team of outstanding professionals, including an Emmy Award winning editor. Our long term goal is to expand our group into a dynamic collaboration of writers, directors and actors, and adapt the most promising stories to feature films.
About the Founder
Pamela Sherrod has worked with several celebrities over the years, including her writing partner, the late Mrs. Sammy Davis, Jr. She is a documentary producer, author, writing coach and ghostwriter.
Pamela recently wrote and produced the first episode of their inspirational web show, The Witness to Miracles and Angels, a mini-documentary series in which they interview authors of books about miracles.
Pam's Past Involvements
During Pam's senior year at Howard University, she served as a Congressional Intern in the office of U.S. Senator Lowell Weicker. There, she attended Congressional hearings, conducted legislative research and helped prepare briefings for the senator. In the following year, she scheduled group tours of the White House and Capitol, and group meetings with the senator.
Pam later took a position at ABC News, with plans to transfer to the London bureau. In 1983, however, a pivotal moment occurred when a gunman stormed the ABC Washington bureau. Taking a security guard hostage, he threatened to blow up the building unless he was allowed to speak with, anchor, Peter Jennings on the air. During the siege, the building was evacuated, and when Pam decided to stay and help the producers with the show, she demonstrated a strong devotion to her career. The crisis was eventually averted, and two weeks later she was assigned to her first network show, Nightline.
In addition to Nightline, Pam helped produce programs such as World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, This Week with David Brinkley and Sunday World News with Sam Donaldson.
She later wrote articles for Black Enterprise and other publications, and eventually developed a serious interest in screen writing and video production. Her first video (short documentary) projects focused on a successful motivational program for students. It led to her fascination and on-going coverage of education-related stories.
Pam is the author of The Last Chapter in the Life of Mrs. Sammy Davis, Jr., and is the co-author of A Detour to Mexico. RisingStar31 is a "team" made up of professional videographers, editors, producers and writers. They offer video production services, including camera work on location, studio editing, voice overs, script writing, copyright-cleared background music and copies of DVD's.
For more information, please contact her at: firstname.lastname@example.org