LOS ANGELES, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Entertainment industry vet Tony Cornelius, longtime Producer/Executive in charge of production for Don Cornelius Productions, has launched Akabueze Productions, Inc., a full-service production company currently developing awards shows, film & television projects, documentaries, and sponsor driven signature event specials. Cornelius launched Akabueze with a high-profile NBA All-Star Weekend event entitled "The Dwight Howard Exclusive NBA All-Star Weekend Celebration" with title sponsor C Prime & Adidas attached.
Comments Cornelius: "Akabueze means 'Support is Paramount' and describes a company that depends on 'Collective Intelligence' necessary to succeed in today's marketplace. We have a long-term goal of galvanizing an exciting yet fragmented entertainment industry. Our plan is to develop and produce key projects in film & television, including award shows and special events. We've also set up a strong digital platform which focuses on cutting-edge social media."
Cornelius brings more than 25 years of experience in the entertainment industry to the table. In addition to working with Don Cornelius Productions, creators of Soul Train, the longest running television series in first run syndication, he has successfully consulted as well as negotiated the mergers and acquisitions of multi-million dollar organizations.
Previously pursuing a career in law, Cornelius also completed an AFI Producer Fellowship in 1989 and is a graduate of Southern Illinois University with a BA in Cinema and Photography. Akabueze Productions, Inc. offices are located in Los Angeles, CA. For more information, please call (818) 343-6800.
SOURCE Tony Cornelius