Todd 1

Todd 1

producer, director, actor

Todd 1 was born on May 24, 1970 in USA. Todd 1's big-screen debut came with Who's the Man? directed by Ted Demme in 1993, strarring Shorty (as Todd-1).

Todd-1 is ready to take on the new millennium and prove to the entertainment world that his early success was no flash in the pan. From MTV to BET to ABC to Source All Access (Nationally Syndicated) to Interscope Presents the Next Episode (on Showtime), the multi-talented producer has paid his dues and the payoff is set for the year 2004. Born Todd Brown, the Brooklyn native showed early promise during his school years and definitely stood out amongst the crowd. He lists early rap stars KRS-One and LL Cool J as major musical influences and by age 16, he had begun to rap professionally. But although he desired a music career, Todd went off to college.While studying Cable and Corporate Communications, Todd got his first taste of Television production. He took everything from `Speech' to `Remote TV Production' to `Physics of Music'. One day a fellow student came into class wearing a suit and told him about an internship interview that he was going to. He gave him the phone number and his call led to an internship with a growing company called MTV.Rising from intern to production assistant to associate producer, Todd knew that he found his niche. He quickly bonded with Ted Demme, who took him on as his apprentice. During this time, the music world was revving its engines and the rise of prominent hip-hop and R&B groups were beginning to take over the charts. The show, MTV's 'Fade to Black' (which would later spawn the hit show 'MTV Jams') achieved strong ratings with Todd himself as the offbeat host, proved to be a real learning experience. Having worked with such premiere artists as Babyface, Janet Jackson, Shaquille O'Neal, TLC and Queen Latifah, it was a short time before he received the call to work at BET. Although he spent less than two years there, BET proved to be another stepping stone for the passionate Todd-1.After a brief stint setting up the foundation for a Mike Tyson record label, Todd hooked up with friend and NBA star Derrick Coleman to form 44 Ways entertainment. Described it as a `full-service entertainment conglomerate which will catered to Music, Television and Film' Todd-1 had his plate full running the day to day operations. 2 years later, Todd returned to his roots as a Producer of Hip Hop Television shows taking on the post of Supervising Producer at the nationally syndicated show - "Source All Access". It was during the hiatus of this show that he wrote his first screenplay entitled "Money Boys".Currently Todd is the Producer of "Interscope Presents The Next Episode", airing on Showtime Networks. This is the first of its kind, Hip Hip docu-drama delving into the lives of future rap stars. Todd has relocated to Los Angeles and is looking forward to the upcoming challenges that await.

  • Birthday

    May 24, 1970
  • Place of Birth

    Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA

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