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King’s quirky and dramatic urban style has steered him to edgy, story-oriented spots throughout the last 16 years. Before his first break as a director, King honed his storytelling skills as an editor – quickly learning how to build a congruous story…
King’s quirky and dramatic urban style has steered him to edgy, story-oriented spots throughout the last 16 years. Before his first break as a director, King honed his storytelling skills as an editor – quickly learning how to build a congruous story whether it be a commercial, narrative, music video, or corporate film.
In 1991, King founded the Cooperation of Black Filmmakers – a non-profit group designed to bring reputable filmmakers from around the nation to share their experiences with up-and-coming filmmakers in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. A decade and a half later, CBF has grown to several hundred members and has spread across Texas. The group continues to use its contacts and resources to help inspire new African American filmmakers and assist them in developing and producing their first films.
King’s projects included spots for Blockbuster, AMD, Motorola, PBS, The Ticket, Texas Lottery and The Merge – as well as the unforgettable campaigns for the AFI Film Festival-Dallas that he helped create and produce. Along with his commercial talents, King is also a successful music video and live concert director; having directed for the likes of Matchbox 20, The Toadies, and Blue October among others.
In addition to directing, King is also a prolific producer. One of his recent efforts, "The Accident", won the Brooklyn Film Festival and was a finalist in the Manhattan Film Festival. It was quickly purchased by the Sci-Fi Channel and PBS. His documentary “Blue October: Argue With A Tree”, was picked up and released by Universal.
in 2005, King formed Media 13, LLC. An industry-leading creative firm that leverages its unrivaled reach and access to create and produce compelling content across all its divisions: Narrative Filmmaking, Integrated Long Form Content, Commercials, Brand-Specific-Broadcasting and traditional television.
Widely acknowledge for establishing the 'next level' in Texas independent film production, Hollis' body of work has redefined excellence across multiple genres.
In launching the firm, Hollis has blended a collaboration of business and creative minds with a view toward developing branded content with a purpose. The core of Media 13 blends unique talents and a distinct, compelling vision for the future of creative content.
Hollis has established, long-standing partnerships with television and theatrical distributors, advertising agencies and Corporate marketing entities. This nexus allows Media 13 to extend its reach across industries to exercise its capacity to find solutions.
Media 13 finds creative production solutions while orchestrating the development, production and distribution of quality programming through existing and emerging channels.
In 2008, the Company produced "The River"and "The Split" for network television. In 2009, Media 13 produced four long-form sports documentaries --national broadcasts --viewed in over 95M households.
The Company, in 2011, continued its innovative approach to long form content by developing and producing the award-winning series ‘Children’s Med Dallas’ which aired for two seasons. The show, acclaimed by critics and industry insiders -- was an unprecedented behind the scenes look at the doctors and remarkable cases from the one of the Nation’s premier teaching hospitals.
In 2012, Media 13 entered into a content development deal with the Belo Corporation-- the largest owner and operator of independent television stations in North America -- to create a documentary series titled, Texas 28 Films. The first of the these films is slated to be released in the 2013.
Audiences are at the core of what we do. Creativity is the lifeblood of our team.
The power of moving images is the lingua franca of visual storytelling. Media 13 harnesses this power to uncover real solutions for you.