Ty Johnston is a Professor at American Intercontinental University (AIU) with the Department of Media Production. Ty has been recognized from many as one of the industry’s entertainment brokers extraordinaire. She is the General Manager for Atlanta’s newest 7,000 square foot TV/Film studio, J3 Productions, Inc.
She established her own entertainment company, T.Y. Entertainment in 1999, and dedicated her time working as a media and educational consultant and a TV & Film Producer. The company launched the career of comedian/actor Benji Brown who is a radio personality on The Rickey Smiley Morning Show (syndicated) and WEDR Cox Radio. As Ty managed Brown’s career, with countless national standup engagements, she built a solid network of industry contacts. Her many works demonstrates castings, and working with national promoters and venues, including talent placement for Oscar Winner Jamie Foxx’s Laffapalooza, Bad Boys of Comedy, Martin Lawrence’s Starz-1st Amendment, and ESPN’s Cold Pizza to name a few. Working in many different aspects of show business has allowed her to venture into areas other than acting, such as directing. She also has an Art Institute in upstate New York. Her father was a Garveyite (following the "back-to-Africa" teachings of Marcus Garvey), journeyed to Africa and lived in Liberia for five years. As Anna said, "He clearly taught us to love being black and not be ashamed of being black. We are all warriors and have to work to do."
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