Feb.1, 2016 Zernul R. Shackelford Jr. and Omar McClinton create Various Artists TV.com an internet network filled with programming from only independent filmmakers from around the world.
VATV is divided into channels that cover music videos, to Comedies, Dramas, Foreign Films and Horror.
VATV is also home to 'Original Programming' where webisodes are designed to meet the need of today's mobile viewer on the go, to not only entertain but enlighten and share with others.
August 1, 2016 Zohra Hasta heads the group and forms VAiFF, the Various Artists independent Film Festival. The group takes the festival concept to another level by solving problems for the Indy filmmaker left by other festivals...
No 2 year expiration date. A project could have been completed before the 24 month deadline and still be eligible for inclusion.
Judges are real industry professionals. The judges selecting the final winners have 2 Academy Awards and made a combined total of over $13 Billion dollars at the box office and are still making movies to date.
The festival is a full year long! If filmmakers are in the middle if their project, they still have time to complete it and submit before a deadline.
Finally, they are in control! Viewers from all over the world go to the website and vote for their favorite film. The film with the most positive votes wins the nomination and gets the opportunity to be judged by our festival judges.
October 1, 2016 VATV does for musicians what it had only done for filmmakers until then. VA Radio is launched on both iTunes and Sound Cloud as both a series of podcasts of the VATV original content as well as an outlet for up and coming musicians looking to build an audience.
January 1, 2016 It's been 11 months since the inception of the Various Artists brand. The entrepreneurial spirit is not that much different than the drive of an artists to create something that could change the world'
Last year we started at the bottom. Robert Parsons II is using his influence and knowledge to help combine and grow the brand and in the near future make it a social media entity to be reckoned with.
We have big dreams for the future. We can only go up from here. Follow us... and enjoy the ride.