Indi was on her way to becoming a Psychologist, when she realized that she would be better suited for a career in the entertainment industry. Since that time, she has attained over 10 years of experience working within the entertainment community. Her first experience was with an entertainment management company, followed by Gibson Guitar Corporation, and now as Co-Founder of Famous on Purpose, LLC, a company that creates and produces music, films, and books. In addition to being a Filmmaker, she is also a Singer/Songwriter, and released a CD entitled, “Society’s View” in 2010. India holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Hampton University. She also holds Master's degrees from Fisk University, Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU), a Master of Science in Entertainment Business from Full Sail University. Her doctoral training and research in Organizational Leadership, focuses on the entertainment industry. Indi is also the CEO, and Creator of Entertainment Leadership Academy, LLC.
Deri is an Award-Winning Writer/Producer/Director who grew up in Chicago going to the movies watching kung fu, comedy, and action/drama movies. A very imaginative child while growing up, Deri became suspicious on how films were made, he lacked real interest until he was invited to a set of a independent film in 1999, thus causing him to write his first film, TOOT’S AND BLOW’S© in 2001. After digitally filming it in 2003, it was distributed (York Entertainment) on DVD in 2006, being renamed WELCOME TO THE SOUTHSIDE. In 2006, he did his second film, a comedy, THE PARTY LINE© and in 2007 he wrote, directed, and produced his third film LOVE BONES©, which is distributed by Indieflix.com. Deri also wrote, produced, a six vignette of visual-sonnets called THINGS FALL APART, which premiere at the Black Harvest Film Festival in 2010, although this was his first time getting behind a camera. With his affinity for love and tragedy in films like the exalted and revered Cooley High and the blue and courageous Mo’ Betta Blues, he extracts from the diverse and wonderful city of Chicago and presents it through the gritty kaleidoscope of people and places he has lived amongst. His feature film FINDING FOREVER IN LOVE©, has most recently been distributed by the Urban Movie Channel . His project "Love: The American Way" the webseries is in production. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts from Chicago State University and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Full Sail University. As a 2017 and 2018 Fulton County Arts & Culture grant recipient in Atlanta, GA, he began The Film Mechanic Screenwriting Class which teaches writers the process and business of screenwriting. Out of his professional screenwriting and teaching experiences, Deri authored "The Film Mechanics Screenwriting Workbook". He also serves as a Panelist for Fulton County Arts & Culture grant evaluation process.