Black Robin Media is where great ideas take flight…
We’re a full-service minority and woman-owned television and video production company that brings to life some of the industry’s most innovative projects. From specials, series, short films and digital content to promos, PSAs, commercials and marketing videos, our award-winning creative team uses the art of storytelling, imagery and sound, along with the latest media technology to connect with audiences across cultures and around the world.
We collaborate with our clients throughout the entire production process, beginning at concept design through final project delivery. At each stage of development, we provide a variety of unique approaches and ideas to craft a captivating story that expresses our clients’ message, while engaging audiences across all media platforms.
With a proven reputation for delivering the highest quality work, on time and on budget, Black Robin Media knows how to meet our clients’ bottom line, while providing a level of creativity and production value far beyond expectations.
Lynne Robinson, Executive Producer and Creative Director
Lynne Robinson is a Producer, Director and Writer who has made her mark in entertainment, sports and news production. She began her career at ABC News in New York City on World News Tonight with Peter Jennings. She then joined the field of sports television at NBA Entertainment. As a Producer and Senior Producer at NBAE, Lynne’s works include the Emmy Award-winning NBA at 50, a documentary hosted by Denzel Washington highlighting the history of the National Basketball Association and it’s players, as well as The Team Up Celebration, an All-Star Weekend live performance show featuring celebrities and athletes from around the world. In addition, she produced several commercials, public service announcements and on-air promo campaigns featuring NBA and WNBA players.
Lynne has since earned several television show credits, including Executive Producer of Steve Harvey: Act Like A Success, Think Like A Success, featuring TV Host, Author and Comedian Steve Harvey performing a one-man show based on his best-selling book of the same name, and Co-Executive Producer of the ASPiRE Network’s series Magic In the Making hosted by Hall of Famer and Entrepreneur Ervin “Magic” Johnson, featuring his fascinating profiles and candid interviews with the world’s top newsmakers and changemakers. She is also Executive Producer of the ASPiRE talk series Exhale featuring Co-hosts Issa Rae, Malinda Williams, Rene Syler, Erin Jackson and Angela Burt-Murray engaging in provocative conversation with celebrities and experts about today’s hottest topics. Additionally, her works include the TV One special In Conversation: The Senator Barack Obama Interview, which as the Executive Producer, Producer and Director of the show, Lynne won an NAACP Image Award. She followed up the success of this show, with In Conversation: The Michelle Obama Interview garnering a second NAACP Image Award. She was also a Producer and Writer on the Discovery Health Channel series The Power of Sport, hosted by the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team, featuring Mia Hamm, Brandi Chastain and Julie Foudy.
In addition, Lynne has produced, directed and written extensive on-air promos, commercials and videos for clients such as PBS, Animal Planet, Discovery Health, National Geographic Channel, BBC America, and TV One. She is also the Executive Producer of several films in the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture and Senior Producer and Writer of films featured in The National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel, The Sports Museum of America, The William Jefferson Clinton Library, The Basketball Hall of Fame, The Muhammad Ali Center, Michael Jackson: The Official Exhibition and The Smithsonian Apollo Theater: Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing Exhibition.
Lynne is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. She is also active in several organizations committed to the growth and promotion of children’s well being. She is a founding board member of the City Collegiate Public Charter School, a former board member of the Latin American Montessori Bilingual Public Charter School, a member of the Washington D.C. chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated and a founder of Level 8, an organization which helps at-risk youth reach their potential through educational and political leadership. Through this organization, she mentored teenage girls at the SEED Public Charter School and through the I Have A Dream Foundation.
Lynne graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in English Literature.
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Kimberly Ayers Shariff, Executive in Charge, Business Affairs and Marketing
Kimberly Ayers Shariff is an entertainment and corporate attorney and strategic development and marketing expert with over 15 years of practice in the legal profession. She has previously worked for several leading corporations, including serving as Deputy General Counsel of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. In addition, she served as Associate General Counsel of Viacom’s Black Entertainment Television, overseeing the legal and business affairs for BET’s New York operations.
Kim’s broad corporate and legal experience includes negotiating and documenting multi-million dollar merger/acquisition, licensing and production deals, creating and administrating risk management strategy, and overseeing intellectual property portfolios, tax and corporate affairs for the organizations she has served. The experience she gained in these arenas led to her appointment to work in a non-legal capacity with the President’s Strategy Group at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. In this position, she helped build strategic framework, obtain funding, market/publicize, and administrate various community outreach programs. As a further expansion of her strategic development and marketing expertise, Kim has worked as a consultant with entertainment, not-for-profit and financial firms assisting with the creation of programming elements, business stratagem, and marketing plans for her clients. During these engagements, she has developed strategy and communication goals for her clients, and helped generate experiential, digital & social ideas to extend media, maximize impact, and breakthrough to target audiences. She also has worked as a freelance photographer for the Wall Street Journal.
Kim is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. She is involved in many philanthropic causes and serves as a board member for Jazz at Lincoln Center and Student Sponsor Partners, an organization that provides educational and mentorship support to at-risk students in New York City. She is also a Benefit Committee member and advisor for SCALE Africa, an NYC-based organization dedicated to creating “Sustainable Communities And Learning Environments” in various east African countries and serves on the Board of Visitors for her high school alma mater, Shady Side Academy, in Pittsburgh, PA. Kim served on the Board of Regents at her college Alma Mater, Georgetown University and remains involved in university affairs. She is also a member of Jack and Jill of America’s Metropolitan Chapter and serves on the Education Committee.
Kim is a graduate of Tulane Law School, has an undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and studied at the Yale School of Drama.
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