Multimedia & Entertainment

Chip Williford 

Entertainment Coordinator 

Chip is the AAECF Entertainment Coordinator whose first Production with the Organization was the 'The Spirit of Kwanzaa - Seven Days and 7 Principles-, was Broadcast on Facebook, Youtube and the AAECF Website from December 26 - Jan 1. Chip was responsible in recruiting Talent, Editing and Creating the Final Product which brought in 40k+ Viewers.  Chip is a photographer, videographer, filmmaker, documentarian, family historian, researcher, and writer of prose, poetry and short stories, He is well known in the arts industry and a sought after professional. Chip has a Degree in Television Production at Suffolk County Community College/ Ammerman Campus

 

He is the owner of Chip Williford Productions. He produced and co-directed, “Bohemia, Then and Now,” an educational historical documentary that was internationally recognized and also viewed by Bohemian American citizens along with the Bohemian Ambassador at the National Hall Bohemia Embassy in New York City following a full house premiere and red carpet reception at The Bohemia Historical Society Museum.

Since 2013, He is Technical Director and Visual Artist at the Suffolk Theater, Riverhead, NY. 

For the past 10 years he has freelanced with Chew Entertainment, as well as worked on several annual BET Honors, Night Of Inspiration Concerts, Finding Ashley Stewart Tour Finales and other monumental events, award shows and concerts, including the Apollo Gala and Showtime At The Apollo. Chip is a constant at Carnegie Hall, The Apollo Theater and Brooklyn’s Kings Theater. He also worked at Madison Square Gardens for the 60th Annual Grammy Awards, the Musique Concert at The Van Nostrand Performance Arts Center, and most recently at The Tribeca Performance Arts Center for The 47th Annual Au Delco Awards for Excellence in Black Theater  - Red Carpet and was Stage Manager for Kelli She’s one woman show at Joe’s Public Theater. Adding to his attributes, Chip is also the Director and Co-Host for Poetry Street, which he produced and filmed the YouTube Series “Poetry Street on The Road,” and is featured on YouTube on “America, Please Learn From The Scars Of History”.

 

In 1984, he and two friends started a business called Marvelous Productions Promotions and developed a show named, “Let’s Talk.” hosted by one of his mentors, Minister ElTyna McCree with their first guest was American singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer, Lou Rawls and produced the show “30 Marvelous Minutes”. It tackled subjects as drug addiction, AIDS, homelessness, Habitat for Humanity and community concerns, as well as concerts, and entertainment in the community.

Chip is a mentor to young people who intern with him at his Production Company, at SCCC and at Suffolk Theater. 

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