Who We Are

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 tapes, 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 Executive Producer of the ASPiRE Network’s talk series Exhale featuring Co-hosts Issa Rae, Malinda Williams, Rene Syler, Angela Burt-Murray and Erin Jackson engaging in provocative conversation with celebrities and experts about today’s hottest topics. Her works also 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 a 2008 NAACP Image Award. She followed up the success of this show, with In Conversation: The Michelle Obama Interview garnering a second NAACP Image Award in 2009. 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, and she was the Producer, Director and Writer of the TV One television series Singletary Says, hosted by Author and nationally syndicated Washington Post financial columnist, Michelle Singletary.

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, TV One and the Ron Brown Scholar Program. She was also the Senior Producer and Writer of a PSA for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and numerous 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’s Apollo Theater: Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing

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.

 

SAKS FIFTH AVENUE and MARIGAY MCKEE Host a Dinner to Honor DOMENICO DOLCEKimberly Ayers Shariff, Executive in Charge, Business Affairs and Marketing

 Kimberly Ayers Shariff is an entertainment and corporate attorney and strategic development and marketing consultant. Kim’s more than fifteen years practice in the legal profession included time serving as Deputy General Counsel of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA). In addition, she has worked for other leading corporations, including Viacom’s Black Entertainment Television, LLC, where she served as Associate General Counsel, overseeing the legal and business affairs for BET’s New York operations. In this capacity, Kim provided support for BET’s production, digital media, creative services, corporate communications, news, human resources, facilities and finance departments.

Her 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 Kim’s appointment to work in a non-legal capacity with the President’s Strategy Group at LCPA. 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, she 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, Kim 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. Among other current endeavors, she is authoring a children’s book, and works as a freelance photographer for the Wall Street Journal.

Kim is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. She is also involved in many philanthropic causes and is an active board member and advisor for several organizations: she currently serves as a board member for two organizations located in NYC, 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 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; she serves on the Board of Visitors for her high school alma mater, Shady Side Academy, in Pittsburgh, PA; she just finished serving a 3-year term on the Board of Regents at her college Alma Mater, Georgetown University, but remains involved in university affairs; and she is 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.

Contact Lynne via email

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