What is your full name and where are you from?
My name is Sharna Jenkins (Ms. J) I was born and raised in Harlem.
Where did you attend school and what was your concentration?
I attended LaGuardia High of the performing arts in Lincoln Center as a vocal major and York College in Queens for Social Work.
Why did you choose a career in the arts?
I have always been into the arts since I was a young girl. Every school that I attended starting from an elementary school focused on the arts and performing. I wanted to be a part of a movement that made people think,and theater and film were my vices.
Tell us about your series on Amazon?
Sisters Keeper is a thirty-minute dramatic series about a brother and sister who struggle with the pain of suddenly losing their mother to cancer by leaning on their best friends for support. JAY (the brother) faces his battle of having to make sure he and (his sister) TIFFANY are good financially and mentally. TIFFANY battles with being loyal to JAY and his new survival plans for them while she makes her own life decisions. SISTERS KEEPER is more than a tale of brotherly and sisterly love, but a tale of two individuals who are forced to find a path that they can take with no regrets.
How is your business doing at this time?
It is doing okay. The pandemic closed downthe Broadway and Off-Broadway world, so I am still trying to figure out how to bring my live theatrical productions back.
What are your next steps?
I am looking to shoot a new film short I just completed writing. I am looking for a new home and production team for Season 2 for Sisters Keeper. I have several scripts that I am currently doing re-writes on from my archive.
What advice do you have for entrepreneurs and small business owners who may not be achieving their normal opportunities due to the pandemic?
Do not stop coming up with ideas. Keep them written down and then look at the list to see what is tangible during this time. Make small movements, just don’t stop moving. The virtual world has become such a big force. Consider virtual ideas.
Are you happy that you have entrepreneurship to fall back on?
Yes, I am. I appreciate and feel honor in being creative. It feels good that I can go in several directions using my talent and creativity and have success.
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