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 GEORGE ALEXANDER - Founder and Principal

An NAACP Image Award-nominated producer, George Alexander is the founder and principal of Galex Media Group, a full-service boutique film, television and video production company based in New York City. Founded in 2012, the company has produced content for BET Networks, Time Inc.'s ESSENCE Communications, PBS, among others.

For ESSENCE, George recently wrote, produced and directed the short film, "The Power of Our Presence," starring Academy Award-nominees Angela Bassett and Quvenzhané Wallis. The film also features Carmen Ejogo, Emayatzy Corinealdi and Laz Alonso. Galex Media produced the film in collaboration with ESSENCE and Los Angeles-based production company, Dilated Pixels. The film opened the 2014 ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Awards -- the company’s annual Oscar week celebration -- and debuted on YouTube and Facebook.

Having produced the video tributes for ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood for the past four years, this year’s videos were tributes to 2014 Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o; Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president, Cheryl Boone Isaacs; director Ava DuVernay; and the Champions of the Civil Rights Movement: Diahann Carroll, Dr. Maya Angelou, Jim Brown, Nichelle Nichols, Denise Nicholas and Clarence Williams III. Past video tributes include Oprah Winfrey, Angela Bassett, Alfre Woodard, Viola Davis, Jennifer Hudson, Shonda Rhimes, among others.

In 2013, George served as a producer on PBS World Channel’s “Your Voice, Your Story.” Executive produced by Emmy award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson, the project is a series of short documentaries featuring some of the country’s most outstanding personalities: Glee star Matthew Morrison, news personality Soledad O’Brien, comedian and actor Paul Rodriguez, actor and author Hill Harper, actress Gabourey Sidibe, among others.

George served as the executive producer and director of “TV One Night Only: Live from the 2011 ESSENCE Music Festival,” a two-hour television special showcasing musical performances from the nation’s largest Black music festival. The special, which premiered in September on TV One, featured performances by some of the biggest names in entertainment: Mary J. Blige, New Edition, Usher, Jill Scott, Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia, Charlie Wilson, El DeBarge, KEM, Ledisi, and Trey Songz.

In 2009 and 2010 George served as the supervising producer on the Centric/BET Networks show “Leading Women,” a biography show on outstanding African American women including Dr. Maya Angelou, India.Arie, Fantasia, Susan Taylor, Toni Braxton, Iman, among others. George earned a 2010 NAACP Image Award nomination for the show’s episodes on Dr. Angelou and India.Arie.

A former editor-at-large at Black Enterprise magazine, George wrote the January 2008 cover story for Black Enterprise entitled “Why Barack Obama Should Be President.” George is the author of the Doubleday books Queens and Why We Make Movies: Black Filmmakers Talk about the Magic of Cinema.

Before pursuing his creative dreams, George served as a vice president at Westpac Banking Corporation in New York. After banking, he spent four months in Paris where he wrote comedy sketches, studied classic American films, and completed immersion French studies. A native of Mobile, AL, George is a graduate of Morehouse College and Columbia University Graduate School of Business.


 Darold Cuba  - Producer

A producer, writer and media consultant, in addition to producing video content for Galex Media, Darold heads the company’s digital strategy efforts and new business development. Darold has also produced and written content for Vice magazine while also serving in digital strategy for that company’s online properties.

Darold was a producer and digital strategist for Fox Home Entertainment’s 2011 #AnimationCelebration holiday tour across the country. The tour traveled to New York City, Philadelphia, PA, Washington D.C., Charlotte, NC, Atlanta, GA, Dallas,TX, Las Vegas, NV, and Los Angeles, CA.

As a media consultant, Darold has served on Columbia University’s Silicon Harlem Initiative, New York State Attorney General’s (Eric Schneiderman) Transition Team, Social Media Week’s public relations committee, and on Personal Democracy Forum’s Latin America Conference.

Darold is currently the Artist-In-Residence at The Firehouse, a newly restored 1800s firehouse turned technology and media incubator, near Madison Square Garden.

He is also a founder of the online/print magazine Suavv.



 Jonathan Schell  - Director of Photography

A winner of the Student Academy Award as well as 26 festival honors for his New York University graduate school film, “Picasso Would Have Made A Glorious Waiter,” Jonathan has shot or directed commercials for some of America’s most iconic brands including Nike, Coca-­Cola, Disney, ESPN, Allstate, Oscar Mayer and Taco Bell. For Nike, Jonathan shot and directed a coveted pre-­game Super Bowl spot. Jonathan was also the cinematographer on the viral media video “Bacon Barter” for Oscar Mayer.

In the documentary film world, Jonathan has worked on a number of outstanding environmental projects including Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth,” “Countdown to Zero,” “The Sierra Club Chronicles,” “NRDC’s The Follies of Liquid Coal,” and the Robert Redford­ hosted Sundance Summit comprised of mayors who are acting on global warming.

Jonathan also worked on Davis Guggenheim’s critically acclaimed public education feature documentary, Waiting for Superman, and is currently working with Davis on his new documentary on public school teachers. He recently completed co-­directing the feature documentary Sex Magic, a film about a Tantric sexual guru in Sedona, CA. The film premiered at Hot Docs, the Canadian international documentary festival, and was acquired by IFC Films.

Other cinematography credits include the ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Awards, The Springer Hustle on VH1, Under Fire for Court TV, Buy Ohio, a feature documentary on the 2006 election, and the ACLU’s Freedom Files, a nine ­episode series on current social concerns.



 Robert Krupka - Director of Post­-Production and Editor

A Manhattan native, Robert Krupka has been working in film and television for over a decade. His accomplishments in the editing room run the gamut of professional work from documentaries to music videos.

With a passion for captivating audiences with strong visuals, Robert’s work includes “The Power of Our Presence,” a 2014 short film produced by ESSENCE Communications, Galex Media and Dilated Pixels. The film features Oscar nominees Angela Bassett and Quvenzhane Wallis as well as Carmen Ejogo, Emayatzy Corinealdi and Laz Alonso.

Robert’s work also includes the video tributes for the 2014, 2013 and 2012 ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Awards including tributes celebrating “Grey's Anatomy” creator Shonda Rhimes and actresses Kerry Washington, Octavia Spencer, Pam Grier and Paula Patton. He also edited the video tribute for 2012 ESSENCE Black Women in Music celebration. Robert brings a superior sense of pace, storytelling, and excitement to every project.

Robert also edited “TV One Night Only: Live From the ESSENCE Music Festival 2011.” The festival featured performances from some of America’s biggest entertainers: Usher, Mary J. Blige, Kanye West, New Edition, Jill Scott and Trey Songz.

His work also includes the compelling feature documentary on Muslim Americans, “Journey Into America,” which featured the philosopher Noam Chomsky and civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson.


 Lauren Wimbush - Associate Producer

As Galex Media’s associate producer, Lauren brings a range of production and research experience to the company having worked on feature films, branded entertainment, documentary film and nonfiction television. She has worked on content for such entities as ESSENCE Communications, BET, Firelight Media and Back Roads Entertainment. For ESSENCE, she has worked on videos for the ESSENCE Festival as well as the Black Women in Hollywood Awards. Lauren graduated from Amherst College with a B.A. in English and from The New School with an M.S. in Media Management.