The applauded 2022 film, “The Inspection,” is just one of the notable credits on film and television producer Angela White’s resume. She was also a producer on the first season of the comedy series “A La Carte,” the crime drama series “Lace,” and the faith-based film “A Question of Faith.”
White’s production company, “Silver Lining Entertainment,” has also been a major player in many other projects, including the upcoming thriller, “Nine.”
She is also the creator of “Backstage Pass to the Movie Industry,” a digital learning platform designed to prepare aspiring actors, producers, writers, content creators, and directors for careers in film and television.
White is a New Jersey native who has been based in Los Angeles for over 25 years. The entertainment veteran started her career as an intern at a record company.
Even though she has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Delaware, a Master of Arts degree in Political Science from Rutgers University, and received a Juris Doctorate degree from the New York Law School, White’s passion has always been show business.
White says she started out as a talent manager who worked with comedian J.B. Smoove. The two met while White was working on a comedy show at the world famous, New-York-based soul food restaurant, “Sylvia’s.” In 2000, after Smoove filmed the comedy classic “Pootie Tang” in New Jersey, White moved to Southern California.
“Almost every talent manager from New York during that time are some of the biggest producers of today because you’re producing your talent’s content,” said White.
“Sitcoms of the nineties were one of the biggest outlets for comedians, so if you had a comedian that had their own TV show, you were going to be a producer on it.”
Today, White’s film and television projects have featured an array of popular Black actors, including “Soul Food” the series stars Vanessa Estelle Williams, Rockmond Dunbar, and Darrin Henson.
Malik Yoba, Loretta Divine, Lynn Whitfield, Keith David, Ernie Hudson, Richard T. Jones, Gary Dourdan, Kim Fields, and Gabrielle Union are but a few of the other stars who made appearances in White’s films and television productions.
Union starred in White’s award-winning film, “The Inspection,” along with Broadway sensation Jeremy Pope. The film was Pope’s first feature.
Additionally, actress and producer Meagan Good was White’s co-producer on “A La Carte.”
Her film project “Nine,” slated for release in 2024, is White’s first international project and her first venture into the thriller and action genres.
Filmed in Ghana, West Africa, it stars South African actress Kate Henshaw-Nuttal. It is a story revolving around a group of superpowered warrior women who hunt and kill supernatural beings. “Nine” is based on a short film written by Erica Joy, and it was directed by Chris Attoh.
“It stars Black women, and we rarely see Black women doing a lot of action, and all these women have superpowers. We rarely see that,” said White. “Right away, that intrigued me! It stars Black women, and Black women wrote the script.”
“Nine,” along with several of White’s upcoming projects, are products of her previously mentioned digital entertainment school, “Backstage Pass to the Movie Industry.”
“I founded “Backstage Pass to the Movie Industry in 2018 to give information, tools, and resources, particularly for people of color, so they can learn the information and then hear from experts in the industry,” shared White.
White states the school was the largest one to participate at the “Sundance Film Festival” and the “American Black Film Festival (ABFF)” last year. She also notes that “Backstage Pass to the Movie Industry” produces its own films.
“We have three films right now on Tubi that we have made at the school in the last five years,” said White.
“That’s important because having the information is one thing, but actually putting it into practice are two different things. Almost every movie I do is written by a student [of Backstage Pass to the Movie Industry].”
White says she trains them to get a job, and she is also one of the first people to hire them.
For more information on Angela White, find her on all social media platforms @MsAngelaWhite, and for more information on “Backstage Pass to the Movie Industry” visit www.backstagepasstothemovieindustry.com.
Keith L. Underwood is the host of the KBLA Talk 1580 entertainment radio show, “Black In The Green Room.” A former entertainment publicist, he currently develops platforms for performers, creatives, and Hollywood execs to shine and inspire. IG: @umaworldwide.