DeAnna Brown

DeAnna Brown is an artist and the Founder/CEO of Forward Progress Arts & Entertainment Center, Inc. She has created several programs including “The Digital Showdown,” an online variety talent show, hosted/executive produced “The FwdProgress Show” a television talk/variety show. As an actress/producer in the film “Breaking Brokenness,” DeAnna has won over 18 awards, including two Best Actress awards and one Best of Fest Acting Award. She has also produced seven other short films. She is the writer/director/producer of the stage play “Grandmas.” As a DreamArcher, DeAnna has worked with young talented people for over 30 years; encouraging them to pursue their God given talents, gifts, to believe in their dreams, and prosper in their purpose. She has also served as the Youth Coordinator for the Juneteenth Art & Film Festival, an Inaugural founder of the San Antonio Black International Film Festival and Miss Juneteenth pageant judge. DeAnna is currently collaborating on several upcoming projects, including “The Odd Life of Shay Little” sitcom, “What Box Do I Check Now?” documentary, and the weekly “Arrows-In-Motion Class” a virtual incubator space for creative writers.  Recently, DeAnna won a Luminaria, Kathy Armstrong Contemporary Arts Award to develop her new television comedy series “The Rays”

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