Meet Our Team

Keya Crenshaw, Founder & Creative Director of Black Chick Media, is a Film Festival Consultant and Writer with over 15 years in the industry. She has worked with The Brooklyn Arts Council, The Women of African Descent Film Festival, The San Francisco Black Film Festival, The Columbus Black International Film Festival, The Hollywood Black Film Festival and the Columbus Post Newspaper. She holds degrees in Film Studies and Women’s Studies from The Ohio State University, and has a love of everything film. As a published film and theater critic, she is trained in the craft of film and performance studies theory. Keya brings extensive experience to her work, including positions as casting director, marketing manager, actor and stage manager, and, most recently, as Social Media Manager for the National Arts Marketing Project arm of Americans for the Arts. Keya is also a member of numerous organizations including the League of Professional Theatre Women, the So and So Arts Club, and Past Productions Columbus.

Sam Joseph, Marketing and Social Media Coordinator, is a highly adventurous and incredibly ambitious young man who has his sights set on ruling the world someday (or, maybe just getting a nice job that pays decently, well, whichever comes first). He aspires to do something brilliant with his life, and, as far as he’s concerned, he believes he’s getting closer and closer to just the very thing everyday. To make a long story short (thankfully…), Sam aspires to live his life to the fullest, to learn constantly, and never stop having fun, all while maintaining his wicked sense of humor (and style!). Sam is pleased to join the Black Chick Media Team as it continues to grow and prosper. Looks like he’s on his way to world domination after all.

Liz Bennett, Contributing Writer, is a headstrong and vivacious aspiring writer. She carries an Associates of Science degree specializing in Television Production from Leeward Community College, and a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration Specializing in Marketing and a minor in Arts Entrepreneurship from The Ohio State University. Liz is currently working as a Product Marketing assistant at Pearson Education, but hopes one day she will have her own production company. She enjoys films, reading science -fiction and mystery novels, photography, and cooking.

*We are currently looking for amazing people to work with us! If you love the arts, are a wiz with social media, live to write and believe you’ve got what it takes, we want to hear from you! Contact us here.