Meet the Team

Dionne Harmon

Executive Vice President, Content & Strategy

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 Becomingand 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 landed at OWN where she was a part of the programming and development team that launched the network. There, she learned the ins and outs of development before leaving & eventually joining 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. Since then, Dionne has had a pivotal role in JCE’s growth in both the scripted & unscripted space. She helped bring the hit mini-series The New Edition Story and The Bobby Brown Story to life on BET, along with the celebrated series American Soul. She also developed and executive produced Hip Hop Squares on VH1 and Nashville Squareson CMT, as well as the critically-acclaimed Netflix hit series Rhythm + Flow. In addition, she produced comedy specials Amanda Seales: I Be Knowin’ on HBO and Leslie Jones: Time Machine on Netflix. More recently, Dionne was an executive producer of CBS’s John Lewis: Celebrating a Hero, the Facebook Watch series Cardi Tries ______, the celebrated Netflix children’s series Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices, and a producer of the Pepsi Super Bowl 55 Halftime Show starring The Weeknd.

As EVP of content & strategy, Dionne oversees development & current production of JCE’s entire slate of unscripted & scripted content. Additionally, she continues to play a key role in the internal & external growth strategy of the company.

Dionne is a 4-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 two non-profit organizations — Minds Matter in Los Angeles whose mission is to help high-performing, low-income students achieve their dreams of a college education and Driving Force Group whose mission is to lead individuals, foundations and corporations in race equity and social impact solutions.

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

VICE PRESIDENT 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.

Brandii Rice

VICE PRESIDENT & ASSOCIATE GENERAL COUNSEL, BUSINESS & LEGAL AFFAIRS

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.

Brandii was recognized by the National Bar Association as a 2019 Top Forty Under Forty BestAdvocates Awardee.   Her past speaking engagements include:

  • 2015 Valparaiso Sports and Entertainment Summit: Behind the Glitz & Glam: What They Don’t Tell You about the Entertainment Industry.
  • 2016 Langston Bar Association/Southwestern Law School TV Panel.
  • 2017 Spelman Entertainment & Arts Summit: “Dream it. Create it.  Film it.”  All About the Business.
  • 2018 New York State Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section: Rights, Camera, Action: Intellectual Property Issues Associated with Documentaries and Biopics.
  • 2019  39th Annual Black Entertainment and Sports Law Association Conference Panel: Pitching, Selling and Producing Documentary Films and Reality Television.

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.

Yanina Molina

VICE PRESIDENT OF UNSCRIPTED PRODUCTION

Molina has over 17 years of production experience. As Director of Production at ViacomCBS, she worked on such series and specials as True Life, Catfish, MTV Cribs, MTV Push, MTV Video Music Awards, MTV European Music Awards, VH1 Hip Hop Honors, MTV Movie & TV Awards, MTV Unplugged and A Conversation with President Obama. Molina also was a content producer with MTV News and Docs where she worked on an array of short form content on both domestic and international soils.

Sheavay Belcher

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF FINANCE AND PRODUCTION FINANCE

Sheavay Belcher is the Senior Vice President of Finance and Production Finance of Jesse Collins Entertainment.  In this role, Sheavay Belcher oversees accounting, financial reporting, and financial compliance of both corporate and production finance.  Her role also serves as a strategic advisory in the areas of Human Resources, Operations, and Business Affairs & Legal.

Sheavay Belcher, joined Jesse Collins Entertainment in October of 2019 as a senior leader in the company to provide financial controllership and operational strategies for sustainable growth by spearheading and implementing purpose-led initiatives in both the areas of finance and operations. During Sheavay’s time at Jesse Collins Entertainment, she has been able to align executable strategies and initiatives with the company’s mission towards long-term value creation by integrated financial reporting structures, policies and procedures, and governance.

Prior to joining Jesse Collins Entertainment, Belcher rose through the ranks to Vice President of Production Finance at Black Entertainment Television who was acquired by ViacomCBS.  She has held roles in accounting and finance at Walt Disney, Universal Studios, Turner Broadcasting, Caltech, and Pasadena Housing Community.

Sheavay is passionate about unlocking insights into how things work and leading cross functional teams to formulate and execute disruptive strategies that effectively drive business transformation.

Belcher holds a B.B.A in Finance from Loyola Marymount University.

Madison Merritt

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF UNSCRIPTED CONTENT AND ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMMING

Merritt comes to Jesse Collins Entertainment from Entertainment One (eOne) where she spearheaded the creation, development and sales of unscripted series and content.  While there, Merritt expanded and grew the slate to develop and produce for Amazon, Discovery+, Facebook, Hulu, Peacock, TLC and VH1 to name a few. Prior to joining eOne, Merritt led Mad Ave Entertainment, a company she founded to develop television, branded entertainment and digital content.  Through this banner, she developed and sold series to TLC and VH1; and also expanded the successful HGTV franchise Flip or Flop to Nashville,TN as part of an overall deal with Asylum Entertainment.  Before Mad Ave Entertainment, Merritt was Senior Vice President of Series and Development at Ish Entertainment.  She oversaw the West Coast development and shepherded a number of projects including All About Aubrey (Oxygen), Fix My Family (WeTV), Girlfriend Confidential: LA (Oxygen), Empire Girls (Style), T.I.’s Road to Redemption (MTV) and 50 Cent: The Money and the Power (MTV).  Simultaneously, Merritt headed up the creation and sale of the Google YouTube Channel, Uno Dos Tres, a Hispanic digital channel targeted towards second and third generation Latinos.  The Atlanta native began her career in New York at VH1, CMT and Logo in acquisitions and co-productions.