HAZRAH ENTERTAINMENT

an independent media company specializing in avant-garde, urban entertainment

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Founded in 2007 by actress/singer, Tatyana Ali, and sister, Anastasia Ali, HazraH Entertainment fulfills the promise of urban cinema by producing works rich in originality and soul. Having spent our entire lives in entertainment, we are ready to forge a new path by telling provocative stories that push the limits so often placed on the American narrative.

Our story begins here.

TATYANA ALI

CHAIRMAN & CEO

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Tatyana Ali is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HazraH Entertainment. A true visionary, Tatyana is responsible for strategizing new business ventures and upholding company standards throughout every stage of the filmic process, from development to release.

Tatyana Ali is a Broadway-trained actress, singer, producer, activist and graduate of Harvard University. Known to millions worldwide from her role as “Ashley Banks” on the iconic television series “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air,” Ali can soon be seen as sharp-witted personal assistant “Maya” in the highly anticipated BET comedy “Second Generation Wayans” about the young members of the famous Hollywood family. She also continues her recurring role as “Roxanne” on the long-running CBS soap opera “The Young and the Restless.”

She and sister Anastasia Ali helm HazraH Entertainment, a production company dedicated to creating quality content for underserved communities. The company was a production partner on the Martin Lawrence executive-produced sitcom “Love That Girl!,” the first original scripted program on the TV One Network, and recently produced the acclaimed web series “Buppies” for BET.com.
The three-time NAACP Image Award winner, named one of most beautiful women in the world by People Magazine in 2011, has appeared in numerous films including Kiss the Girls, Jawbreaker, The Brothers, Glory Road, Mother and Child, and the upcoming independent film Home Again.

As a recording artist, she holds a gold record from her 1998 debut album Kiss the Sky, which included the hit singles “Daydreamin’” and “Boy You Knock Me Out." The success of the album allowed her the opportunity to join both *NSYNC and The Backstreet Boys on their world tours. In 1999, her recording of “Precious Wings” for The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland soundtrack won a Grammy Award for “Best Musical Album for Children."

Ali is a fierce advocate for youth and education. During the 2008 presidential campaign, she acted as a surrogate for the Obama for America campaign, traveling to locations across the United States and speaking to communities about the importance of voting—a role that she has taken on again for the 2012 campaign. She has been a spokesperson for the Millennium Momentum Foundation and is actively involved in the Step Up Women’s Network, two organizations dedicated to educating and professionally developing young people for leadership roles that will impact their communities. Recently, as the host of the United Negro College Fund’s “Empower Me” Tour, she has traveled the country inspiring students to take control of their academic, personal and professional destinies. In fall of 2011, BET and the Black Girls Rock organization honored Ali as their “Young, Gifted and Black” woman of the year for her longstanding record of youth advocacy work.

Tatyana Ali's passion for the arts and extensive knowledge of the industry honed in over 25 years in the business puts her in a position unlike many of her peers. As the founder of HazraH Entertainment she plans to put her expertise and intuitive understanding of the business of film making to the test.

ANASTASIA ALI

PRESIDENT & COO

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Anastasia Ali is the President and Chief Operating Officer of HazraH Entertainment. She is responsible for planning and executing the strategic direction of the company as well as overseeing its day-to-day operations.

One could say that the industry is “in her blood”. Sister to Tatyana Ali, Anastasia’s acting and modeling career began while she was still in diapers. Since then, she has appeared on the ABC after-school special, Teen Father, with Eriq La Salle; The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and various national commercials, in addition to modeling for DrJays.com and O Magazine.

After starting a marketing career in New York, she moved back to Los Angeles to pursue her childhood dream of telling stories. With her sister, Tatyana Ali, Anastasia produces multicultural content for a global audience. She produced three seasons of TV One's first scripted and #1 show, "Love That Girl!," which was nominated for four NAACP awards and won the “Visionary Award” from the National Association for Multiculturalism in Communications. She also produced BET.com’s groundbreaking web series, "Buppies," which garnered over five million views and a sponsorship by Cover Girl. The Webbys and the Streamy Awards also honored the show.

In addition to producing, Anastasia manages the Tatyana Ali celebrity brand, including supervising press/speaking engagements and 500K online interactions as well as speaking engagements. She has brokered deals with Toyota, the United Negro College Fund and the government of Trinidad and Tobago.

Anastasia graduated from Brown University with honors and will soon be receiving her MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

 

Anastasia Ali looks forward to growing HazraH Entertainment into the premiere provider of urban content.