Celebrity Judges

Aaron Heimes

Aaron Heimes is a passionate and disciplined media executive that is focused on the expanding over-the-top media distribution and marketing channels. With a background in media, marketing, and project management, Aaron focuses on the creation of cross-device distribution channels that includes a feature-rich viewing experience for audiences. This includes content-to-commerce, interactive advertising, and branded content to create a value proposition that allows viewers to control their experience while unobtrusively pushing brands to the right people, in the right places, at the right time. Aaron is a producer of branded content and President of the OTT network, e360tv.

Betty Jo Tucker

Betty Jo Tucker is the author of three award-winning books related to film: Confessions of a Movie Addict; Susan Sarandon: A True Maverick; and Cinema Stanzas: Rhyming About Movies. Using the pen names of Harry and Elizabeth Lawrence, she and her husband co-wrote “It Had To Be Us,” a romantic memoir that won first place in the E-book category at the Hollywood Book Festival and has been adapted for the screen as Cake: A Love Story, which won Best Short Film at the 2017 NSAEN International Online Film Festival. Tucker serves as editor and lead critic for ReelTalk Movie Reviews, writes film commentary for the Colorado Senior Beacon, and hosts the Movie Addict Headquarters show on BlogTalkRadio. She is a co-founder of the San Diego Film Critics Society and a member of the Online Film Critics Society. 


For more information, please go to www.bettyjotucker.com.

Destiny Faith Nelson

Destiny Faith is an actor, writer, and producer in Las Vegas, NV, whose professional work includes stage and film. Although Destiny is best known for her live performances and independent film work in front of the camera, she has also found joy in film and theater production behind the scenes. With her screenwriting and directorial debut of her short film, The Trap, under her production company, Grayscale Productions, Destiny has gone on to win awards in the US Festival Circuit such as NSAEN Film Festival, NV Women Film's Festival 2016 Winner of Local Filmmaker of the year, and the Culver City Film Festival Social Awareness award in 2018. Destiny is a lifelong learner who enjoys growing in human connection and challenging perspectives through storytelling.


Jessica It's All Good Williams is a vibrant, clean, and positive comedian who is here to change the world one mic at a time! This southern, chocolate dipped gal brings to the stage her unique perspective, crazy, real life stories, and a bold stage presence that appeals to the masses. With a background in theatre and leadership, Jessica also produces comedy shows around the Greater-Atlanta area.

This actor/model turned stand-up comedian started doing comical motivational speaking while in college and over the years her speeches evolved into very entertaining comical routines. After doing improv for a number of years, she mixed her improv skills with her comical speeches and became a comedian. She has performed across the country at colleges, churches, special events, and fundraisers. She even had the opportunity to work with the City of Atlanta to become the safety video girl for their brand new Streetcars as well as co-produced one of her comedy specials in Hollywood, CA! Her fun style, along with her witty, positive attitude brings an extra light to the stage and engages her audience to guarantee a good time! Whether it's hosting, DJing, or comedy, it's always all good!

Website: https://www.jessicaitsallgoodwilliams.com  

IG: @allgoodjessie

Kathy Tessalone

KATHY TESSALONE – CEO/President/Director/Producer 

Heard as the voice of the character Willie, Kathy Tessalone is the creator, writer, and executive producer of the animated wonder, It's a Dogs World. Starting off her electric career, Kathy worked as a make-up artist in theatre, TV, and film for 15 years. After studying business and education at Marymount Palos Verdes College, Kathy put her business savvy to work. She got her real estate license, started buying and selling real estate, and she financed, managed, and founded her own successful daycare for children with special needs.

As a Special Ed Teacher Assistant for the Los Angeles Unified School District, Kathy noticed the lack of quality and wholesome entertainment. Together with her passion and persistence and armed with her business experience and teaching credentials, Kathy fulfilled her dream of creating educational television with wholesome values and sidesplitting humor. In a nutshell, the children Kathy has worked with over the years deserve some of the credits for the inspiration behind Dogs World. Along with her production company, she has plans to own and purchase other properties and movie companies. 

Ms. Tessalone has also been a drama coach at her high school, Chaminade College Preparatory School and as a teacher at Woodlake Elementary where she helped organize the school plays. When Ms. Tessalone was creating It's a Dogs World, a lot of her inspiration came from the kids. 

Lynn Lageman

Lynn Lageman is an Indie Filmmaker who enjoys creating her own content.  She was born and raised in Melbourne, Florida, on April 10, 1970, to the parents of Lowell Pettett and Linda Henson.  She married Jason Lageman January 31, 2003, and has three children. 

Lynn was drawn into the film industry when she had the opportunity to be an extra in Magic Mike XXL.  From here she was hooked, she was mesmerized by everything involved to make the movie.  She began learning as much as she could about the film industry beginning with her first workshop on how to become an actor.  This is where she learned about creating your own content.  Soon after Lynn created an actors support group and named it A.C.T. (Actors Coming Together).  The group started off with a small number of upcoming actors who would practice and create content together. Less than a year later Lynn directed Assorted her first 48 Hour Film Project which won Best in Film receiving 3 wins and 6 nominations.  As a result of this achievement Lynn was asked to be the UPM for a scene in a feature film that filmed in Savannah, GA called Meant to Be Broken.  This also gave Lynn the opportunity to cast a principal actor as well as be a Camera Operator.

She has worked crew on several feature films in varying positions paying close attention to how a production is managed.  As an Indie Filmmaker she has learned to write, direct, produce, act and more to complete making short films.  Lynn has been cast in supporting roles for two feature films.  After two years of starting Lynn was asked if she would be interested in being the local Extras Casting Director for upcoming feature films.  She graciously accepted and started Casting by Lynn, LLC.  Working as an Extras Casting Director has given Lynn additional opportunities to learn more about filmmaking.  She had the opportunity to do extras casting for two TV pilots and two feature films.

Lynn continues to support and encourage Savannah actors to create their own content.  She has a support group called Savannah Kids in Acting, and is currently in pre-production to produce and direct a feature film called Easther.

Michael McGee

Born November 13, 1981, Michael McGee MBA is a Savannah native and YouTuber. With his partner Evan Steinwender, Michael owns and operates the YouTube channel, McGee TV and web site, which began 3 years ago. He served as an editor for the 48 Hour Film Festival. He also worked as a camera operator and graphic designer for Savannah Comedy Revue for 5 years. Prior to this, Michael worked on a variety of student films for both Armstrong State University and SCAD as a camera operator, director, and editor.

Priscilla Leona

Priscilla Leona Horne has been involved in the entertainment industry for over twenty years. Her journey began on the East coast working in community theatre. Although she really loved working in theatre, she wanted to explore as many aspects of the entertainment business as possible. Her desire to work in film, television and music led her to California.

Upon her arrival, she attended acting and directing classes in the UCLA extension program. She continued to attend acting, directing and writing workshops over the years to maintain and polish her skills. Priscilla's education, experience, positive attitude, cheerful disposition and professional work ethic, paved a way for her to work on various projects. She has worked with celebrities and various award-winners in the capacity of: Producer, Director, Writer, Editor, Actress, Plus-Size Model, TV and Radio Host.

Shareese Ellison-Mason

Shareese Mason is an actor, director, and writer. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she trained with Clarence Gilyard, Nate Bynum, Allen Hooper, Scott Sedita, etc. In addition to working as an actress for the stage and screen, she has produced several independent films. Her love for film led her to create the first ever StreamFest. Filmmakers throughout the United States will have the opportunity to share their stories to an audience via a Live Streaming Event.

Victor Allen

Victor Allen



Promotions & Marketing, On Air Host & Master Multitasker, Interactive Real Time Director
Celebrity Videographer & Innovator of On Air Interactive Switching Techniques

On Air Director Host & Master Multitasker: Victor Allen Commands 6 Cams, 3 Video Switchers & Still Hosts & Directs While Live On The Air!


I could tell you he was online, live every week for the last three years. I could tell you he writes and produces “HOtt PiXX by Vic” and “Victor Allen’s Nu New Sportz”, both recurring segments of the popular “Morning Coffee With Mario Show”. I could say he is self taught, and now considered a master of many mediums. But the most impressive thing to watch is how he works two video switchers, 6 cameras, 1 computer desktop and still has the extreme multitasking ability to co-host while live and on air. Real time. All at once. Impressive? Yes, very impressive! His cohost, Mario Hemsley agrees. “Victor brings the video producer and production room into the show. It’s reality and transparent.” Victor’s latest live, unscripted production series, iVictor Meko’s Challenge, an improvised drama comedic reality experience features social media force Meko Williams. In 2016, Victor introduced the internet pilot show Oracles with special guests Glynn Turman, Reginald T. Dorsey and Leonard Thomas. Oracles featured entertainment industry icons, veterans, creators and overachievers contributing a unique body of work and experience. 

In 2017 Victor facilitated Pax Stereo Tv as official media partner of the 2017 NSAEN (No Strings Attached E-News) inaugural online indie film festival, www.nsaen.com/onlinefilmfestival. NSAEN brings together filmmakers from around the world to showcase their work in an exclusively online format. As a director and producer, Victor is the creator of the “Morning Coffee With Mario Show” recurring segment “Hot Pics by Vic” and “Victor Allen’s Nu New  Sportz”. Additionally Victor’s self produced and directed program, “theLZ (Local Zone)” has become a community favorite and drawing big numbers with interviews, full length performances, and behind the scenes studio rehearsals featuring artists such as Robin Thicke, Nelly, Warren Sapp, Eric Benet, Jon B, Teena Marie, Rachelle Ferrell, Sugar Ray Leonard, Stephanie Mills, Kelly Price, Lalah Hathaway, El Debarge, Stevie Wonder, Shark Tank Winners and more. He is also an emerging photographer and Director of the Pax Stereo App Tester Program. 

Juggling multiple tasks while taking it all to a new level it and making it look easy and is something Victor has become used to. Initial planning for a degree in marketing, Victor worked in the management of the Greyhound Corporation, LA’s Black Business Association, and the California Manufacturing Technology Center (CMTC), often finding himself shoulder to shoulder with money makers and celebrities. Ultimately, to his surprise, he ended up with a career roller coaster ride. “I never thought that life would lead me to becoming a DJ, model, stage performer, and internet reality talk show host and producer. It has been a great ride.”

His partner, tech guru Mario Hemsley still marvels about what Victor has done on a system he created. “What he has done is no less than redefining a piece of equipment standard of video production. No one will ever work three video switchers while live as a host on the air, no one. I designed this system, but Vic has taken it to a new level. He is THE innovator of on air interactive switching techniques. There is no one better. Initially recognized for his distinctive deep voice, Victor has been part of the Pax Stereo team from the beginning. He provided the early voice over services, coined the term “Pax Stereo” as a potential performing name for Mario Hemsley, and while untrained, even manned the mixing board and camera at the 1993 video recording of the Hemsley Foster Project Live @ Nyala’s. No one else was available, and true to form, he stepped up to the plate and delivered, establishing what was to be a reputation for willing to take charge and innovate under pressure to perform.

Vic has had regular work as a model and performance artist. His other music and performance accomplishments include being a founding member of Children Of The Last Daze, and one half of the R&B studio production team Tezman Vic, whose CD release is currently available on Amazon.

The Saga continues…

Will Roberts

Actor Will Roberts - Actor & Comedian Will Roberts is a renaissance man to say the least. SAG actor for the past 30 years. I have spent the last 30 years developing quite a variety of talents. From an on air FOX Kids host, a seasoned theater actor, Syndicated radio humorist, to performing on Las Vegas strip and his comedic work with the famed Cirque Du Soleil. Take a look at my work and you will agree that this actor has the versatility & acting chops to hang with the big boys. In addition to being an established actor, I am also a Professional Magician Guinness World Record Gun Spinner Trick roping Professional cowboy Whip artist Former Cirque Du Soleil performer, who performed in the "Viva Elvis" show in Las Vegas for four years.

Will, is also an acting career coach for young people and teens on a Casting Network called Kidscasting.com.

Deborah Hayter

Deborah Hayter is known throughout California as the “Go To Lady” in Public Relations.  After 8 years on the lot of Paramount Studios, Deborah decided it was time to use her connections in film, television and music to start her own PR Firm.

Deborah’s company, DHPR is a boutique PR firm based in Los Angeles specializing in branding and promoting actors, authors, musicians and filmmakers through social media campaigns using today’s amplification techniques.

To date, Deborah has provided PR for a total of eleven Film Festivals, nine independent films, three upcoming television shows, several screenwriters and has placed her clients in a number of celebrity charities including The Halle Barry Celebrity Golf Tournament, The Lupus Foundation Orange Ball, Celebrity Poker Tournaments, The Danny Thomas St. Jude Foundation, Save the Wild Mustangs, Save the Music Foundation, Step Up Women’s Foundation, The Voice (Celebrities Making a Difference), Mo’s Kitchen (With Robin Williams, Danny Glover, Sharon Stone), The Diabetes Foundation, Compton Jr. Posse, Healthy Smile, the Melanoma Foundation, Save The Music, MusicCares, and a number of cause related foundations.

 Deborah continues to work tirelessly for her clients: authors promoting their books; entertainers; record producers; filmmakers and foundations maximizing their exposure and publicity in print, television, radio, and internet media. Deborah enjoys reading mystery novels and riding her horse, Sandy.

 Memberships: National Association of Publicists; Film Industry Network (Los Angeles); Film Network (Las Vegas); Las Vegas Music & Entertainment Assn; National Association of Black Female Executives in Music and Entertainment, Former Board Member of the Chicago Art Institute; Public Relations Society of America; Media Bistro

 Hobbies:  Photography, Sailing and Horseback Riding