Prolific filmmaking team DEON TAYLOR and ROXANNE AVENT-TAYLOR, in partnership with investor and philanthropist ROBERT F. SMITH, launched HIDDEN EMPIRE FILM GROUP with the belief that multi-cultural representation is good business. HIDDEN EMPIRE FILM GROUP develops, produces, and distributes high concept, commercially viable content targeted to an engaged global multi-cultural audience that is passionate about culture – because culture moves the world.

The team at HIDDEN EMPIRE FILM GROUP has worked hard over the last 15-years to build a company that facilitates the creation and exploitation of innovative, relevant, and entertaining content with broad commercial appeal. Many of its properties have been licensed by major cable and streaming networks and have been exhibited in theaters across the country.

HIDDEN EMPIRE FILM GROUP’s company portfolio consists of; HIDDEN EMPIRE FILMS, the company’s anchor film & television development and production house; HIDDEN EMPIRE RELEASING, its independent film distribution and content sales company focused on serving the global multi-cultural community; HIDDEN EMPIRE STUDIOS, its premiere full service content production studio, avid editing facility, and virtual and pop-up event space designed to aid social media content creators; HIDDENEMPIRE TV, its owned and controlled streaming channel showcasing Hidden Empire’s library of TV episodes, movies and original content; and HYPER ENGINE, a marketing & branding agency that specializes in reaching diverse audiences.

Upcoming film and television projects include the authorized biopic of late congressman John Lewis “FREEDOM RIDE”; the psychological thriller “FEAR”, starring Joseph Sikora & Andrew Bachelor; a reboot of the classic MGM horror film “BLACULA”, the sports action heist thriller “FREE AGENTS” starring 50 Cent, Nicki Minaj, and Hilary Swank; the biographical docu-series “THE G.O.A.T.” based on the life of undefeated welterweight champion of the world Floyd Mayweather Jr. ; and the untitled biographical scripted series based on the life of hip-hop mogul   “MASTER P.”