LaCora Stephens is an emerging producer in television, film, industrial and new media content. More details about specific projects are listed below.
**Stephens was recently accepted into the 2019 Women In Film Mentoring Program. It nurtures emerging talent in the entertainment industry by connecting accepted Mentees with established professionals and peers who can offer advice and guidance. Mentees get the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the entertainment industry’s business practices and culture, focus their efforts, and hone skills.
#BlackMenTalk is a special digital series highlighting a candid discussion on race, religion and social justice with an esteemed panel of all black men. Why all black men? Because they are the biggest target throughout this on-going fight. As we witness first hand the 21st Century Civil Rights Movement, we must discuss Christianity & Black Lives Matter, White Privilege, White Silence, Kingdom vs. Politics, Where is the Black Church and as Christians, where should we stand?
Relationship DEEP DIVE
Relationship DEEP DIVE is a virtual talk show dissecting the dating advice of social media's most popular relationship coaches. LaCora decided to stay creative as a producer during this pandemic with focus on some corona-proof streaming content, LaCora Stephens created the unscripted series. Despite the devastating impact Covid19 has had on the industry, one thing she knows to be true is that, not only will love conquer all, but love will survive all. So, I created a show on the topic highlighting advice from some pros like Iyanla Vanzant and DeVon Franklin to popular influencers like Derrick Jaxn and MJ Harris.
The YES! Show
America's half hour talk show mixed with entertainment and religion blended with exciting segments, gospel entertainers and real talk with a punch of humor hosted by LaCora Stephens.
The unique talk show was created by LaCora, to reflect the world around her. As a Christian in the arts and entertainment, she wanted to showcase Christians using their talent to glorify God. She's interviewed rising artists like Rock Boy Fresh and Purpose, along with established Christians Entertainers like Tyler Perry, Devon Franklin and Bishop TD Jakes. YES! is one of the most watched shows on the Arroyo Network and nationally distributed on AfroLand TV.
BROWN PAPER BAG
This bold and original feature film written and directed by Detdrich McClure, is a period piece set in the 1940's. It's a story of mystery, love, death and scandal. BROWN PAPER BAG is currently available for viewing on Amazon Prime and YouTube Movies. This marks LaCora's first feature film producing project.
What happens when a traditional husband suspects his young, attractive wife is having an affair? It isn't what you think. This short dramedy directed by Michael Wells, produced by LaCora Stephens, is about a couple experiencing a rough patch in their marriage. When one is pushed in the corner, you'll be shocked by the desperate measures they're willing to go. The Card is a must see.
Dating & Waiting
Dating & Waiting takes you on a hilarious journey following two polar opposite sisters, Geneva and Chastity, who decide to take the road less traveled: abstinence.
This short film was created by LaCora Stephens, with an idea of a web series. She asked herself, what topic does she know all too well to produce with ease, yet relatable to her peers. ...SEX! Safe Sex? No Sex? BINGO! She worked on the development for some time and realized she has young women in her circle that has been on this tango of abstinence. That internal monologue that screams, "Yes, I'm Christian, but I love him, he's going to be my husband anyway. I'll just let him..." All too familiar. With abstinence being more than a token with celebrities like Tim Tebow, Ciara & Russel Wilson's Vow of celibacy; prime time shows like Jane the Virgin; and popular hits like Black & Sexy's Sexless and TV One's Born Again Virgin, LaCora knew she struck gold. A plan was created, partners were selected and a script was born. Watch the full series here.
#ChurchGlam is a hot new limited series from The YES! Show, where we challenge ourselves to get our favorite Christian Celebrity Look for Less! We all love the stylish looks of Michelle Williams, Mary Mary, Sarah Jakes Roberts, Meagan Good and more, so why not dress like them? Most importantly, why not dress like them for less? These style icons spend top dollar on popular brands, but our host Porchia Carter will hot the streets of Los Angeles to find deals and steals at trendy stores like Forever 21, High-end consignment shops like Ritz Resale in Pasadena, Ca and the good old fashion thrift store: Goodwill. You'll be shocked at what she puts together!
Since its online launch in 1997, the EUR/Electronic Urban Report (www.eurweb.com) has become the Internet’s foremost information source for urban entertainment, sports, politics and opinion.
The site is the latest evolution in the media legacy of broadcaster Lee Bailey, a former radio DJ whose voracious interest in behind-the-scenes goings on that inspired him to create and produce the trailblazing RadioScope, the internationally syndicated infotainment program. It was RadioScope that gave the public its first listen to Prince’s 1984 landmark “Purple Rain” soundtrack weeks before its release.
LaCora is blessed to be an online content producer and correspondent for this historic enterprise. As stories from film, music, television and gospel flood the news, she goes out, packages the story from beginning to end, overseeing the making of content for EURweb's website and other online properties such as social media. LaCora produces all original content for EURweb.
Banyan Global Learning
Educational music videos for English as a second language students to improve their listening, speaking, grammar and vocabulary skills. 2016-2019.
LaCora was selected to complete a full series of videos for students in Taiwan. Due to her ESL experience and TESOL certification, she produced a complete set of musical DVD's for Tsai Hsing Elementary. All videos produced were accompanied by interactive subtitles. The universal appeal of the popular songs gave LaCora an idea to make the videos more nostalgic like PBS children's videos like Sesame Street. LaCora used original, unoriginal content and stock footage to create a lasting and educational appeal for the children and teachers.