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.
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.