Deniese Davis

COO
ColorCreative

Originally from Las Vegas, NV, Deniese graduated from CUNY-Brooklyn College in New York with a BA in Film Production and minor in TV/Radio. Since then, she has produced countless music videos, short films and online media.

In the web-series realm, she is best known for producing the made-for-web short “Underneath your love” directed by and starring Michelle Phan that has garnered over 4.8 million views on YouTube and Issa Rae's award-winning web series “The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl”, which accumulated over 13 million views with both seasons combined.

Alongside producing for Issa Rae Productions, Deniese currently serves as Executive in Charge of Production for Marlon Wayans’ new digital network “WhatTheFunny?!” (WTF), which launches in Spring 2014.

Deniese Davis is a graduate of the American Film Institute Conservatory (MFA, Producing ’12), where she was the recipient of the prestigious Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Scholarship. She is also the 2012 recipient of the Debra Hill Fellowship that is given by The Producer’s Guild of America (PGA).

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