Karan Ashley has had a career as an actress, singer, TV host, radio DJ, reality star, writer and TV and film producer. She began her entertainment career as a child singer in the girl group KRUSH. They were signed to A&M Records and had their first single, “Let’s Get Together” on the Mo Money soundtrack. They worked under the famous Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. With the group they earned a platinum record and had a hit dance song, LET’S GET TOGETHER (SO GROOVY NOW). Karan also had her first acting audition while in the group for SISTER ACT 2. She didn’t get the part but she got bit by the acting bug and she knew that she wanted to transition into acting.
Her big break came when she went to an open call audition and beat out over 10 thousand hopefuls and landed the lead role of Aisha the Yellow Power Ranger on the #1 kids show in America, MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS. She was able to do over 80 episodes and star in the hit movie POWER RANGERS: THE MOVIE, produced by 20th Century Fox.
She began to pound the pavement and worked with comedic legends like Steve Harvey, Cedric the Entertainer, Kenan Thomas and Kel Mitchel. She enjoyed guest star and recurring characters on, HANGIN’ WITH MR. COOPER, THE STEVE HARVEY SHOW, ONE ON ONE, THE PARKER and KENAN & KEL. She shifted gears and tried her hand in radio and guest DJ’ed with KKDA’s K104 in Dallas and produced her own web series UNCENSORED TALK. She has also enjoyed a career in writing and producing and has 2 independent film under her belt: DEVON’S GHOST and UNTO THEE. She also produced the television sitcom, GROW UP ALREADY. She also guest starred on the comedic web series Class Dismissed. She reprised her role as Aisha in 2018 on the Interactive Gaming Power Rangers spin-off Hyper Force. She has worked with many successful companies such as MTV, BET, ABC, Twitch, Nickelodeon, Disney, The WB, 20th Century Fox, Asiatic Productions and formed her own production company KAsh Pictures, LLC and KAsh Publishing INC..
DAVID J. FIELDING
David J. Fielding is a writer and an actor, most well known for his role as Zordon on the original MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS. His written works can be found in a number of anthologies including CAPES & CLOCKWORK Vols 1 & 2, ALTER EGOS VOLS. 1 & 2, A MYTHOS GRIMMLY, BLOOD, SWEAT & FEARS and LYCAN LORE – he has also self-published a superhero novel, VIGILANCE and had his collection of short supernatural stories ODDITIES published by Source Point Press. Next year his first Lincoln Bright novel will be published by Caffeine & Ink.
Jeff Rodgers is a successful software and real estate entrepreneur, as well as an independent producer of seven feature films since 2001 (the year, not the movie). His films have been featured on Showtime, Starz, Netflix, Amazon, and Lifetime. Most recently, he has ventured into book publishing. When not busy creating, producing, fighting the status-quo, and failing forward, Jeff can be found… creating, producing, fighting the status-quo, and failing forward.
Growing up in Stockton, CA, Nakia Burrise was introduced to musical theater and performance in elementary school. She began performing acrobatics by the age of five and later ventured into theater, musical theater, dancing, singing, and modeling. While attending Edison High School in Stockton, California, Nakia auditioned for UCLA’s prestigious theater department. She was the only African-American female freshman accepted into the theater department that year. By the time she was a junior at UCLA, her professional career had begun. She booked her first role as a series regular on POWER RANGERS as Tanya Sloan, the yellow ranger; while simultaneously recording her first pop album with her singing group, DIVINE. She has played an array of characters in such shows and movies as ATYPICAL, THE MINDY PROJECT, REBEL, JANE THE VIRGIN, BABY DADDY, MURDER IN THE FIRST, ANGIE TRIBECA HART OF DIXIE (recurring), STAR TREK CONTINUES. Along with her television and web series credits, she has appeared in numerous films, national commercials, musicals, and print ads.
In 2012 Nakia launched Sovereignty Entertainment Inc. a production company dedicated to producing family-friendly television, web series, and films. Nakia takes great pride, passion, and joy in producing, writing, and acting!
KARAN ASHLEY, DAVID J. FIELDING
ANDER ZARATE, CHRIS CANIBANO
JEFF RODGERS, NAKIA BURRISE
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