JAMES C. EARL-ROCKEFELLER, III
VJTV THE VISUAL RADIO NETWORK/VJTVNETWORK.COM
James C. Earl-Rockefeller, III began his career in entertainment as a professional stand-up comic in 1986. He has shared the stage with some of todays top comedians including D.L. Hughley, Mark Curry, Bernie Mac, Rob Schneider, Eddie Griffin, Luenell, Rodney Perry to name a few. In 1989, He produced his first television program in his hometown of San Francisco, CA on Viacom's Cityvisions Channel 25. It was a dance program titled "And The Beat Goes On" deriving from his background as a dancer in high school. At Channel 25, he collaborated with another independent producer to co-create New World Music Videos. A music video program that interviewed top and local recording artist and featured event coverage.
Moving to Oakland, CA in 1992 presented him the opportunity to appear on BET's Comic View (1st Season) and work for The Soulbeat Television Network, a 24 hour "black owned" network, broadcasting music videos, entertainment and community programming. Soulbeat gave him the freedom to produce several programs with the most popular being a 5 hour morning show titled "Wake Up". Rocke created the vision of VJTV The Visual Radio NETWORK in 1995. It started as a platform for local entertainers, producers, models, designers and businesses to gain exposure through television.
VJTV aired on several access stations around northern California and independent of Soulbeat's programming. Using the resources and contacts he made in the industry, he was able to give VJTV a more national look and appeal. When Soulbeat disbanded in 2003, it gave Rocke and VJTV the opportunity to continue its vision gaining more hours and days through Comcast cable. Rocke has aspirations to return to stand-up while promoting VJTV The Visual Radio NETWORK in nationwide markets through television and the internet.
Specialties: Rocke is also a trained television production technician and has worked or produced programming for HBO, PAX, KPST (The Home Shopping Network and Mandarin Programming), KTOP (City of Oakland's Government Channel), KHRT (City of Hayward's Government Channel), CableNet TV (California State University East Bay) and is versed in broadcast and cable, commercial and non-commercial, public and leased access, educational, religious and foreign television. He owns a production company that produces commercials, music videos, public and private events, documentaries and promotional videos.
HISTORY IN THE MAKING ENTERTAINMENT
Ramasses T. Head was born and raised in Oakland, California, Ramasses Head’s career in video and television production began as a high school student at the Fremont High School Media Academy. There he was awarded most outstanding contribution to television production upon graduation. While a student at Fremont High, he started working at the Oakland Unified School District’s KDOL TV as High School tech, becoming the lead director and production manager.
During his time at KDOL, he directed over 2,000 live on-air programs and has produced a number of educational videos.
With History In The Making Entertainment, he has a successful reality DVD series, five independent feature films, over 40 music videos and many corporate productions. He regularly produces entertainment, health and community based television programs in the San Francisco Bay Area.
CHIOKE JELANI CLANTON
Director of Programming and Production Supervisor
VJTV The Visual Radio NETWORK/ VJTVNETWORK.COM
Chioke Jelani Clanton is an award winning actor and producer, as well as educator, and executive, bringing 15 years of film production and editorial experience in the entertainment industry to his current position of Director of Programming and Production Supervisor of VJTV Network. Chioke Jelani is involved in all areas of long-term business development, and strategy with the responsibility to ensure excellence in film/ tv production and growth in profitability. Productions have ranged from large scale live events (The Visual Radio Network Festival), multi-episode dramas, breaking news specials, long/ short form documentaries, animation, and live action studio based entertainment.
Chioke Jelani Clanton is also enjoying his role as 'Clyde Harris' in the award winning and critically acclaimed television series RED SLEEP. The on-screen performance earned Clanton several awards, including a nomination for Best Actor at the Miami WebFest. He is also known for his portrayal of 'Thomas Lollis' on the Discovery Channel docudrama CUFF ME IF YOU CAN, as well as the role of 'Carl Dawson' in the film METHOD, which earned Chioke a Best Actor award nomination at the Edgemar Film Festival. Chioke Jelani is an avid reader and a collector of rare books. He credits the success of VJTV Network to the combined talents of the genius staff, and to the cinematography and creative vision of the VJTV Network Executive Producer.
Ms. Miko holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications from California State University at Hayward and an AA degree in General Education. Her on-camera experience includes; VJTV The Visual Radio NETWORK Hosting: Introducing music videos, artist information and promotion, entertainment segments, celebrity entertainment news and interviews. Producing: Organizing segents, gathering sponsorships, scheduling talent and script writing. Editing: Formatting shows, voice-overs, visual effects and exporting for broadcast. She also has a love for sports journalism interviewing; Former Miami Dolphins and Cleveland Browns wide receiver Davone Bess, Hall of Fame San Francisco 49ers Ronnie Lott and Keena Turner and retired NBA basketball player Steven Jackson. Ms. Miko was also a correspondent for the Oakland Raiders and mens and womens OUSD basketball championship games. She has also appeared in local movie productions and commercials.
Ms. Miko is a professional model working with corporate companies as: Marhall’s, Superbowl, All-Star Baseball Game, World Soccer Championship and Budweiser "Bud Girl" Promotional Teams, NASCAR Tour, Office Depot, Sprint/ Nextel, Suave, Greyhound, Absolut, Malibu, Kahlua, Remy, Pernod Ricard USA, Tiger Beer, Tecate Beer, Bacardi Mojito, Garnier Nutrieniste and NOS Energy Drink, . Along with numerous promotional credits, Miko has modeled in fashion shows for; Breast Cancer Awareness, Marshall’s Fashion Tour, Art and Soul Festival and “Skin Is In” Annual Fashion Show.