Meet the Team

ANDREW J. HORNE

Senior Vice President of Scripted Development

Andrew Horne serves as Senior Vice President of Scripted Development at Jesse Collins Entertainment. During his career, Andrew has developed the Emmy Award winning animated series Spawn for HBO, Image Award winning Soulfood for Showtime and NCIS for CBS.  Horne has worked on numerous television shows including Living Single, Family Matters, La Femme Nikita, Sisters, and The Wayans Bros. On the film side, Horne co-produced Blade and Blade II starring Wesley Snipes.

Horne’s previous roles include Head of Television for Drew Carey’s CBS-based production company; International Mammoth Television, President of Development for the Fox-based Real Time Productions, Vice President of Drama Development for Paramount Television, Vice President of Television at Edmonds Entertainment and Vice President of Current Programs for Warner Bros. Television.

JEANNAE ROUZAN – CLAY

VP of Specials

Jeannae Rouzan – Clay has worked with Jesse Collins for over 10 years since his days with Cossette Productions, learning every aspect of specials production, serving every role, from Post Production Supervisor, to Associate Producer, to her first Producer role in 2012.

As VP of Specials, Rouzan-Clay is the right-hand Production Executive who manages the company’s robust slate of tentpole award shows and “must-see” specials. She has been instrumental in the production of numerous award shows during her successful career, including the ratings blockbuster BET Awards and hugely popular Soul Train Awards. Most recently, she was co-executive producer of the empowering Black Girls Rock! and producer of Love and Happiness: An Obama Celebration – both NAACP Image® Award- winning specials. She is also Executive Producer of VH1’s tender tribute show, Dear Mama. Rouzan – Clay is a graduate of Loyola University of New Orleans, and lives in Los Angeles.

Dionne Harmon

VP of development

After moving to Los Angeles one day after graduating from Harvard, Dionne began her career at MTV, casting multiple seasons of the hit show Dismissed followed by Becoming and Wanna Come In. She went on to cast music videos for Usher, Diddy, Busta Rhymes, Alicia Keys and more, before shifting her focus to production, working on projects ranging from HGTV’s Designed to Sell to David LaChapelle’s film RIZE. After a brief stint at Jamie Foxx’s production company Foxx-King, Dionne eventually landed at OWN where she was a part of the programming and development team that launched the network. She spent the next 3 years learning the ins and outs of development before leaving to join Jesse Collins Entertainment in 2012.

At JCE, Dionne rose through the ranks on tentpoles & specials including BET HonorsABFF Honors, Dear MamaBET AwardsBET Hip Hop AwardsSoul Train AwardsLove & Happiness: An Obama Celebration, UNCF: An Evening of Stars Rip the Runway. In 2015, noticing an opportunity to grow the business, she built JCE’s development department from the ground up, expanding the company’s slate & scope. Today, as VP of development, Dionne is responsible for identifying, developing and producing both unscripted & scripted content. In her current role, Dionne helped to bring the hit mini-series The New Edition Story and The Bobby Brown Story to life on BET, along with the series American Soul now in its 2nd season. She also developed and executive produced Hip Hop Squares on VH1 and Nashville Squares on CMT. Most recently, she developed and co-executive produced the critically-acclaimed Netflix hit series Rhythm + Flow.

Dionne is a 3-time NAACP Image Award winner, an executive member of Women In Film, and a member of the Paley Media Council. She currently serves on the board of the non-profit Minds Matter in Los Angeles whose mission is to help high-performing, low-income students achieve their dreams of a college education.

Brandii Rice

SENIOR COUNSEL

Brandii Rice is the first and only In-House Counsel for Jesse Collins Entertainment (JCE). Brandii oversees all business and legal affairs for the company, including drafting and negotiating production, talent, licensing, and new media deals; advising on union, clearances, and corporate matters; and serving as the interface between buyers and the company. Before joining JCE, Brandii  was as an associate at Russ Cook & Associates, a prominent estate planning firm in Nashville, TN. Desiring to pursue a career in entertainment law, Brandii relocated to Los Angeles, CA to accept a position in Alternative Television Business Affairs at Creative Artists Agency. To further her career in entertainment law, Brandii joined the Business and Legal Affairs team at REVOLT, the innovative music cable network founded by Sean “Diddy” Combs.

A native of Madison, MS, Brandii received her J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School and her B.A from Spelman College. She is a member of the Tennessee and Georgia Bars and is registered in-house counsel in California. Always up for a challenge, Brandii has completed five half- marathons and is a registered certified yoga instructor.