In this exclusive interview, The Hollywood Outsider sits down with Roxanne Avent, CEO of Hidden Empire Film Group (HEFG). So far this year, Roxanne has shepherded a wide range of projects, including the hit film Traffik, directed by Deon Taylor and starring Paula Patton; upcoming thriller The Intruder with Dennis Quaid, Meagan Good and Michael Ealy; The House Next Door (aka Meet the Blacks 2) with Mike Epps; and is currently in the midst of shooting Fatale, starring 2-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank; as well as several TV projects, including The Thrill with Snoop Dogg.
Though currently immersed in film production, Roxanne’s journey to Hollywood is quite different from so many others in similar positions. Hard work, determination, and a varied resume – including Walker, Texas Ranger and working directly for the Directors Guild of America – have all led Roxanne to her current role at Hidden Empire. We discuss how Roxanne came into the business, building HEFG’s diverse brand, the state of modern-day Hollywood amidst the #MeToo movement, and where she hopes to take things next.
You will not want to miss this insightful, candid interview with one of Hollywood’s sharpest up-and-coming producers, Roxanne Avent.