Rome Kyn Neal, director
Rome Kyn is an accomplished producer and video journalist with more than 15 years of experience leading production at the New York Post and CBSNews.com.
At the Post, Rome Kyn helped garner the publication's first New York Emmy win for 2012’s “9/11, A Look Back.” Under his leadership, the Post was also 2011’s New York Association of Broadcast Journalist first place Online Spot/General News winner for “Reunion Miracle.”
Before joining the New York Post, Rome Kyn was a coordinating producer at CBSNews.com where he led efforts to distribute shows like The CBS Evening News, 48 Hours, Sunday Morning, and 60 Minutes to multiple platforms and created original video content to expand the CBS News brand in the digital space.
Rome Kyn holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, where he co-produced a short documentary on Black alumni of the Ivy League institution and earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from New York University.
Rome Neal, producer
Rome Sr. is the Artistic Theatre Director of the Nuyorican Poets Café theatre program. Rome received an Obie Grant with Café founder Miguel Algarin for excellence in theatre.
Over the years he has received five Audelco Awards for his direction of Pepe Carril’s Shango de Ima and Samuel Harp’s Don't Explain. Rome also received two Audelcos for acting: one for Lead Actor in Gabrielle N. Lane's Signs and the other for Solo Performance in his critically acclaimed Monk, by Laurence Holder. Rome also received the National Black Theatre Festival's coveted Lloyd Richards Director’s Award.
His fifth Audelco Award was a technical honor for lighting design of Shango de Ima. Rome received a Triumph Award for his acting in Alex McDonald's Prism and a Monarch Merit Award for his outstanding contributions in New York Theatre. His directorial credits include his adaptation of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar Set in Africa, Sekou Sundiata's The Circle Unbroken is a Hard Bop, Amiri Baraka's Meeting Lillie, Shango de Ima, Prism, Ishmael Reed's The C Above C Above High C, Amiri Baraka's Primitive World: An Anti-Nuclear Jazz Musical and Wesley Brown's Life During Wartime.
His acting credits include Dan Owen's Forever My Darlin' and Judi Ann Mason's A Star Ain't Nothin But a Hole in Heaven.
Rome also directed the documentary 996 Jazz, which documents seniors who gather Fridays in Brooklyn, NY to dance to live Jazz.
Darryl Harrison, producer/ creative director
Darryl Harrison is a multi award-winning journalist with creative disciplines in photography,
cinematography, live performance and spoken word. At his core, Darryl is a cultural anthropologist
with an urbanized focus on race, gender and the Black Experience in America.
Through the lens of a native New Yorker, Darryl has traveled internationally filming high profile
stories in both news and entertainment. His work as a producer for various media outlets have been
broadcasted on CBS News, ABC, NY1, CNN, VH1, Fox News, FUSE and more. He is director of
photography of the award-winning documentary, “Genocide in Darfur” for BET Networks; he’s
filmed the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina for projects including, “Old Man and the Storm” which
aired on Frontline. He became an industry pioneer in helping to manage the development of a video
department for the New York Post that produced Emmy Award-winning content.
When online video first emerged as a contender with television, Darryl applied his broadcast production knowledge to creating a vital online news gathering infrastructure throughout NewsCorp, branding original video content, syndicating it and consequently creating new revenue. Darryl also integrated business
acumen with his cultural interests by producing and reporting a series on HipHop and social
politics. This included interviews with artists like Erykah Badu, public figures like Cornel West and
coverage of the historic 2008 Inauguration of President Barack Obama.
Erika Wortham, producer
Erika is a 20 year veteran of the television news business.
A graduate of Howard University's School of Communications, she has produced/directed Telly Award winning videos for SRB Productions Inc. and has produced for CBS News, New York Post and SK Media.
Currently, she works in on-air graphics production for ABC's Good Morning America and the CBS Evening News.