A prolific writer, filmmaker, director and idea generator, Deon Taylor is a self-taught, creative genius. His work is innovative, his writing is cutting edge and his vision is iconic. He is forever creating and is a force to be reckoned with in the conglomerate world of entertainment.
He is always thinking outside the box, juggling creative projects with ease, and his intelligence is so profound; it's a no brainer that Taylor continues to run his own thriving film and production company, Hidden Empire Film Group (HEFG) formerly known as Deon Taylor Enterprises (DTE), which he launched in 2000. Taylor has formed a partnership with Roxanne Avent, a thought-provoking visionary, an amazing producer and executive with a powerful business aptitude. With Taylor's superb insight, knowledge, desire and fire, this union who writes, directs, and produces all of their own projects will be a partnership to watch and learn from.
Taylor has written, co-written and directed dozens of films, TV series and special projects and HEFG produces a diverse array of larger budgeted projects, born of Taylor's boundless energy as a multi-hyphenate writer, director and he has expert financier on board, Robert Smith, who keeps everything checked and balanced.
For years, Taylor has been focused on the film genre of horrors/thrillers but when producer Vincent Cirrincione asked Taylor to read the script for the film Supremacy (inspired by actual events), his passion for this project was birthed. He knew he had to find the perfect ca Flav in 2009, and Night Tales: The Movie, which was released in 2011. Therefore, Night Tales 2: The Movie will be released in 2015 with great expectations and grandiose viewership.
Recently completed and the soon-to-be released blockbuster smash, Meet the Blacks, is produced by Avent and created by Deon Taylor. This film has a cast of some of the funniest comedians and actors around: Mike Epps, Charlie Murphy, Lil' Duval, Gary Owen, Deray Davis, Michael Blackson, Lavell Crawford, Andrew Bachelor (King Bach), Perez Hilton, Alex Henderson, Phil Austin, Bresha Webb, Zulay Henao, and Gloria Govan. Legendary comedian, story teller and writer, Paul Mooney and former heavy-weight champion, Mike Tyson will also star in the comedy that will set the bar for other comedy's that will follow.
Capitalizing on the breakout success and popularity of his Night Tales series, Taylor recently launched a new wholly-owned specialty label based on the "Night Tales" brand name. The new specialty label is titled Night Tales Presents and is solely dedicated to producing commercial horror films and television programming that pushes the envelope of terror. The label produces feature films and television series, as well as a softer-edged animated kids' series and a branded interactive online platform. He is masterful at building brands and Night Tales Presents is a universal brand, another genius idea of Taylor's.
Taylor has a background in marketing, sports and promotions. A Nike All-American basketball player from Gary, Indiana; he earned a biology degree at San Diego State University on a full basketball scholarship where he was named the conference's "Newcomer of the Year." Taylor went on to play professionally and still competes weekly in the coveted NBA Entertainment League out of Los Angeles.
The library at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences requested a copy of the screenplay "Supremacy" for their permanent core collection. Materials in the core collection are made available for study in their reading room; scripts never circulate from the building and photocopying is strictly forbidden. They are a research library but serve a broad range of users - students, filmmakers and writers as well as those with general interests.