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Haitian-American Film Producer Reflects on her time in the Industry

Ann-Nakia Green, Taraji P. Henson, Robin Bissell, and Dominique Telson. Photo Credit: Wire Image

Los Angeles-based producer Dominique Telson is making a leap, or in a sense, coming back home to New York City to work on her latest film — a comedy-drama starring veteran comedian Billy Crystal and Tiffany Haddish called Here Today currently in pre-production and will begin filming in October.

Although Telson was born in Haiti, she spent her early childhood in Chile before moving to the U.S. at the age of five. She spent her formative years living in Corona, Queens where she was living amongst residents striving for something greater. 

“I was coming from so many cultures that it takes away the fear,” she says on her early childhood and how it’s influenced her sense of self as an adult. 

She worked her way up in the film industry, initially working in the acquisitions department at Showtime where she worked up to becoming the VP of original programming and eventually joining Astute Films where she became one of the producers for the controversial film, The Best of Enemies starring Golden Globe Winner Taraji P. Henson and Academy Award Winner Sam Rockwell. Telson sits down with the Haitian Times to speak on her film and producing career. 

 

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The Haitian Times was founded in 1999 as a weekly English language newspaper based in Brooklyn, NY.The newspaper is widely regarded as the most authoritative voice for Haitian Diaspora.
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Oct. 07, 2019