Speaker Deniese Davis

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Deniese Davis

Founder and CEO


Deniese Davis is a TV/Film Producer with a prolific and unique background that started in music videos, short films and digital content. In the web-series realm she is best known for producing Issa Rae's award-winning web series The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl, which accumulated over 20 million views with seasons one and two combined.

She is currently a Supervising Producer on the HBO comedy series Insecure and a Producer on HBO’s A Black Lady Sketch Show. In addition to producing for Issa Rae Productions, she also serves as COO of ColorCreative, an exclusive company for diverse and emerging writers that she co-founded with Issa in 2014. 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. She is also a graduate of the American Film Institute Conservatory (MFA, Producing ’12), where she was awarded the prestigious Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Scholarship and was the 2012 recipient of the Debra Hill Fellowship that is given by The Producer’s Guild of America (PGA).

Speaking on: Coffee With... Deniese Davis, ColorCreative

At the Banff Media Festival, we met with Netflix and took a ride up Sulphur Mountain on the gondola. That’s where we made the pitch.
- Naveen Prasad, EVP and GM, Elevation Pictures


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