CEO & Founder of LATF The Magazine and LATFUSA.com, Michele is a veteran journalist and publicist with a career spanning over four decades. She is also the creative force behind Parapluie, Inc., Comtesse Michele Elyzabeth Champagne and International Power Planning. In 1971, she emigrated from France to Los Angeles to work for Ike & Tina Turner before being recruited by Warren Cowan of Rogers & Cowan PR, where she worked for several years. In 1978, Michele created her first firm, Michele Elyzabeth Enterprises, which became Parapluie, Inc.
Pamela started out working with Parapluie, Inc. in 2009 before becoming LATF’s Vice President. At LATF, Pamela directs story assignments, runs content management, conducts celebrity interviews, and oversees the creative process/design of the daily news site. Pamela is also a contributor to lifestyle, TV, Film, Food, Travel and more. As an executive producer of the HBAs, Pamela runs talent booking, board correspondence and oversees production.
With an extensive history in the music business, Otis has written and produced for such R&B acts as Chaka Khan, The Whispers, Shalamar, Jermaine Jackson and Coolio. Otis is still the lead-singer/songwriter and producer of the R&B band “Lakeside.” On the LATF team, Otis serves as President, Music Editor and is the Music Producer of the HBAs.
JD Cohen, Editor
JD is the CEO of Little Buddy Films. He has shot and edited epk’s, behind-the-scenes, commercials, music videos and live events. His expertise is in editing and shooting long-form documentaries. Clients have described his editing style as cutting-edge, with sleek transitions and an ability to incorporate fantastic music. JD has edited and shot for Nike, BMW, Beats by Dre, Burger King, Rock Paper Scissors, Bad Boy Worldwide Entertainment, Dog Pond Productions, Coquette Productions, Sony Pictures Classics, Diddy, William H. Macy, David Arquette and Courteney Cox to name a few.
J.D. Orozco, Director
J.D. Orozco has worked in the television industry for over 20 years, as a Director/Technical Director in broadcast and live event productions. From live concerts and award shows to political conventions and presidential inaugurals, J.D. has executed dozens of successful television productions and special projects for a variety of clients, ranging from smaller non-profit organizations to the U.S. Government.