HONEY CHILE celebrates and inspires Black womxn over 40 to live abundantly and authentically. And we do this by creating and producing compelling content across TV, film, audio, and digital that centers the full, complicated lives of Black women like us because...
Being over 40 presents a new set of opportunities and fears. The conversations are different. We have a ton of wisdom and life experience. And we’re still vibrant. Ambitious. Messy. Full of desire. Still figuring things out and often just getting started.
Between Felicia’s Pride work as a writer and producer in television and film and past roles in marketing and distribution and her extensive career in corporate strategy where she helped to build major brands, she and Ivy Grant plan to cultivate a real community of honeys, as we affectionately call them. We will develop and attract emerging and established talent, especially those who are honeys. And finance, produce, and distribute content in innovative ways.
Because in the end, we want honeys to see themselves fully realized and the star of their own stories.
Felicia Pride, Head Honey
Felicia Pride is a TV writer / producer and an award-winning filmmaker. She wrote on Ava DuVernay's QUEEN SUGAR, GREY’S ANATOMY, and is currently a writer / supervising producer on BEL-AIR. She’s currently developing shows with Amazon, Netflix, and FX. In film, she’s the writer and executive producer of REALLY LOVE, produced by MACRO, which debuted on Netflix and became a Top Ten Movie on the platform. And she’s sold features to Universal, Sony, and AGC Studios.
Felicia made her directorial debut with tender, an award-winning short film which aired on STARZ, and she is currently on the festival circuit with LOOK BACK AT IT, a proof of concept for her directorial feature debut by the same name, which won the audience award at the BlackStar Film Festival and was nominated for an Humanitas Prize for screenwriting. She founded and runs HONEY CHILE, a production company catering to Black women 40+ and is the co-host of their NAACP-nominated podcast Chile, Please.
Felicia was a Film Independent Screenwriting Lab Fellow and a graduate of NBC's Writers on the Verge program as a comedy writer. She started her writing career more than twenty years ago as an entertainment journalist before going on to write several books, including the essay collection, The Message: 100 Life Lessons from Hip-Hop’s Greatest Songs. Prior to transitioning to screenwriting, she worked as a film distribution exec and an impact producer. Felicia holds an M.A. in writing from Emerson College and runs The Create Daily, a platform for historically excluded storytellers that she founded in 2012.
Dria Roland, Creative Executive
Driadonna Roland is a writer, producer and personality across platforms. Starting in newspaper journalism and traversing sports, media, and entertainment, her expertise lies in shepherding stories to life and protecting the creative vision of the brand, while creating content that resonates with audiences. Currently a creative executive within Paramount, she will blend content development, audience development and brand visibility in her role with HONEY CHILE. Prior to, she was an editor at industry-leading outlets including Complex, REVOLT, BuzzFeed, and NFL Network.
Dianne McGuire, Production Manager
Dianne McGuire is a seasoned production specialist with over 15 years industry experience. She began her career as production assistant crewing for indie films in NYC, and worked her way up the freelance production ladder on a myriad of educational, direct response and corporate media content. In her tenure as a freelance producer and production manager she's brought a great many projects from inception to completion across film, television, digital and audio mediums.