They have co-written two re-writes for Emmy and Peabody and award winning Producer Lee Levinson of Lee Levinson Productions.
Elijah and Leroy are both graduates of the Hollywood Film Institute with diplomas for “Feature Film Producers” and certified “Cinema Director & Line Producer”. They have recently signed a contract with Red Ibis Publishing for the adaptation of their original screenplay entitled “Yesterday Mourning”.
Most recently, this past summer(2015) they co-produced and co-directed their original screenplay entitled “Wild Man of the Woods” feature film, a found-footage horror.
Through his planning, implementing, mentoring, developing and evaluating the overall organization’s programs, services and activities, he ensured that they met stated objectives for children, parental needs, and interests.
Elijah and business partner Leroy , have also been writing screenplays for several years. In 2005, as a screenwriting team, they completed their first original screenplay, “The Second Coming,” after originally collaborating on a comic book project. The screenplay earned them a quarter-finalist placing in the Writer’s on the Storm screenwriting competition in Los Angeles that same year. Fueled from the result of the contest, they both attended the Writer’s Expo in 2005, 2006 and 2010 to network and sharpen their skills.
Leroy attended and graduated from Delcastle Technical High School in Wilmington. He later attended Delaware Technical and Community College graduating with an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice. He is fluent in Italian.
Leroy co-founded, co-owned and operated Allegra Desserts S.A.S. from 1999 until 2007 when he sold his shares in the company to pursue a career in film. The company operated as Divina Desserts USA in the United States. He was the Director of U.S. Operations and head of the company’s research and development for the Italian-based company. Leroy was responsible for day-to-day operations of the company’s largest market, the United States (and Canada until 2002). The company produced artisan classic Italian desserts, which it exported to seven different countries from Italy.
In just two years, in 2001, Leroy’s vision and leadership catapulted Divina/Allegra Desserts to succeed as the second largest dessert manufacturer in Southern Italy.
Prior to owning and operating an international business, Leroy was in law enforcement for six years. He was assigned to the patrol division for four years and spent two years in the Police Human Resources Unit where he was the training officer.
Leroy was a dedicated and outstanding police officer who was nominated for a National Top Cop award in 1999, where one officer is selected from each state as a nominee for the prestigious law enforcement honor.