M A R I S A

D I A N E

K E N N E D Y

p r o d u c e r

Marisa is one of the founders of BlackBee Entertainment - a theatrical production company that utilizes over 40 years of experience in The Arts to analyze team dynamics, concepts, treatments, outlines, librettos, and scripts for cultural competency, diverse casting focus, and brave space for intimacy in all forms.

Marisa has been the co-producer of the  monthly event,  Act Up! since its inception in 2018.

Act Up! is a networking opportunity for writers and actors of color to share their work and meet industry professionals.

 Held at the National Black Theatre in Harlem, run by Hip Hop Film Festival and sponsored by Final Draft.

 
 

W R I T E R

Marisa is currently developing a feature (Cracked) and a television series (Bundled).

 

 

She was the script editor for Single Rules Season 1, ep 101 - 105:

A fiercely optimistic entrepreneur sets out to improve her life and find that one person to share it with. Her idealism and passion help her conquer her goals while landing her in trouble with love.

Nominated for

Best Web Series

Nominated for

Made in NY, DaaF Comedy 

and 

Audience Awards

Nominated for

Best Urban Narrative Short film

and

Best New Urban Filmmaker Short Film

Web series - Comedy Finalist

 

a d v o c a t e

e d u c a t o r

Marisa Kennedy is a speaker and educator on the topic of Diversity & Inclusion in the TV & film industry

and applies her unique perspective to bring added integrity to scripts,

production teams, networks, and theaters.

Marisa is the owner of

The Diversity Editor, LLC.

She currently consults for HBO

and is developing training for theatres. Learn more at www.TheDiversityEditor.com.

Marisa is certified in Mental Health First Aid.

In a world where it is hard to just exist as someone from a marginalized community, she feels it important to listen

without judgment. Her training helps her support those in need.

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Marisa is certified in

Mental Health First Aid.

In a world where it is hard to just exist as someone from a marginalized community, she feels it important to listen without judgment.

Her training helps her support those in need.

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Marisa is a Judgment Index Agent and is trained and authorized to provide assessments and to interpret those results for individuals, teams, and companies.

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Marisa was featured in Forbes in May of 2019 for her work with Final Draft on their

diversity and inclusion software launched in the same month.

She has also had the opportunity to teach for Lincoln Center Education, The Joffrey Ballet School and Broadway Classroom.

Marisa was named the 2016 Spotlight Artist for the charity Music For Autism

for spearheading the most concerts that year.

She participated in

52nd Stret Project's Playmaking Show in 2018.

 

A B O U T

She has earned multiple certificates and credits for her studies in Feminism and Social Justice, Unconscious Bias, Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace, The Psychology of Political Activism, Moral Philosophy, Understanding Violence, Human Rights, Constitutional Law and The Written and Unwritten Constitution, and The Civil War and Reconstruction.

In addition to being a storyteller, Marisa is working to create self-sustaining systems within entertainment industry institutions which provide access, safe spaces, and platforms for the voices of Black creators and artists from marginalized communities to be heard and celebrated.

Marisa is a certified Reiki Practitioner.

Marisa Kennedy is a producer, a screenwriter, an educator, and an advocate for social justice.

 

A member of both SAG and Actor's Equity, Marisa has performed on Broadway (MATILDA at the Shubert Theatre) and in dozens of plays around the country (including the national tour of BILLY ELLIOT). She has been seen on television with appearances in MR. ROBOT (USA), GOD FRIENDED ME (CBS), and the scripted sketch comedy FRIENDS OF THE PEOPLE (TruTV). She is the voice of Olivia, the Kahuna of Akala Island on the popular animated series, Pokémon.

 

C O N T A C T

© 2018 MARISA KENNEDY

© 2018 MARISA KENNEDY