The Producer of True First is also the CEO of Studio Auteur, a company that specializes in the development and production of original shows for the web and global broadcast outlets. Jerald’s past documentaries have won multiple awards and his national broadcast credits include Game of Change (ESPN), 7 Days with Queen Latifah (VH1), and The Andy Gibb Story for A&E Biography. His very first documentary, Steppin, became eligible for an Academy Award nomination after winning the National Gold Apple Award in 1992, and went on to win the 1994 Pan African People’s Choice Award. Jerald has since garnered universal acclaim and numerous laurels, including a national Emmy for his work on ESPN’s SportsCentury series.
As the Producer, Director and Writer for True First, Jerald Harkness has full artistic license to apply his experience, passion and talents to the reconstructions of stories that recount those of African descent who had the courage to lead, conquer and prevail.