Senior Editor Cedric Nettles
We grow you where you are planted.
The biggest honor was given to me when I was offered the position of Senior Editor of Exposure Magazine alongside serving as Associate Producer of All Men Rock. My mission is to create harmonious relationships with new and seasoned talent. We also want to bless the people we cover in Exposure Magazine.The publication started 4 years ago for me as Entertainment Editor where I did my first set of celebrity interviews. We are very blessed to have the contributing writers and editors on our team who are great people as well as pros.
My platform Speak Live Nation (sponsored by Exposure Magazine) thrusted me in the world of celebrity interviews and entertainment professionals. I had a bi weekly radio show. I absolutely loved meeting my favorite acts like Hi-Five. Other notable interviews were Diamond Strawberry , King Of Paper Chasin’s Jason Lanzar Rivera, Syleena Johnson, Desi Sanchez and my big sis and mentor Maria Howell.
As in my previous articles I spoke of my start as a Communication Soldier/Paratrooper for a military intelligence unit. My dream was to become a sportscaster and someway,somehow transition to film making. It is amazing how the present circumstances are allowing me to do print, television,film,radio and novels with the advancements of today’s technology. My mind is blown.
My early start in media came shortly after leaving Fort Drum NY. I did an internship at my home town television station in Florence SC. (WPDE TV 15) ABC and (WWMB TV21) UPN (United Paramount Network)I was later hired in master control and helped with programming, newscasts and weather cut-ins. Yes I was running two television stations at the same time with my other teammates who were a blast to work with. I learn the pressure of live television, and how to function in it.
I went old school and I saw this opening hundreds of times. These were some amazing pros, and seeing the late great Dave Gilbert here brought back a lot of memories. Thanks to all of you that let me pick your brain…Especially Terry Gurn in sports. I learned so much from all of you. Tiffany you were always so nice. Oh congrats to Allyson, she just retired. (:
I was pretty fortunate to work in television 4 years before going to school for broadcast journalism at the University of South Carolina. I was a sponge , I absorbed everything. I am thankful for those days to be able to pay some dues because no one is going to hand you anything. That time allowed me to get an advantage I did not expect to get.
I worked pretty much behind the scenes on independent film projects as I am developing my own even as we speak. Youngsters, you just never know, don’t make the mistake as I did thinking you had to hit a grand slam with one big project…Just swing to get on base. Don’t worry about striking out, it is part of the process.
Here is my documentary on my high school which was the first predominantly black school to be accredited by the South Carolina Department of Education. I did this as a school project and this helped get me in the doors with other film makers locally. Film is the next stop as things are coming together after a lot of grinding.
Oh by the way… I was signed by Charlotte based Talent-Link where I did commercial acting(Bojangles). I also did promotional modeling for John Robert Powers. Very brief stint in modeling, but was fun. (:
“Err…We believe we should actually hand you the ladder.”
So where is the next road is leading?
Chinese Theater-Hollywood CA
Your journey is yours remember that. Just find your place. Never compare.
“Err…We believe we should actually hand you the ladder.”Our team believes in being door openers, not just gate keepers.” As Senior Editor the goal is to ensure a cutting edge and amiable culture of professionals.
Mentorship, apprenticeship, service, should be part of your vocabulary if you are just starting out new folks. You see, the experience always leads to more chances to develop your skill set not to mention earn more money. Even at this stage of my life, the importance of taking your time to learn your craft, to learn proper protocol, and to learn how to monetize relationships is key to my next level. In film, there are millions of dollars at stake…Literally….It is a very unforgiving business and you need a base to function from. We have tons of professionals here at Exposure that can help. Trust me, I KNOW HOW IT IS TRYING TO GET EXPOSED.
We grow you where you are planted, because everyone’s journey is unique.
Exposure Magazine is here to help get you some insight. To get the knowledge from others who care about you and your success. As people have done for me like my wonderful publicist and CEO of Exposure Magazine.We open doors.We grow you where you are planted. We don’t play the ‘I want to help you , but you are a second class citizen that still don’t deserve it when you start winning.’ You grind, we grind together, we all eat, plain and simple.
So hopefully this gives you some insight on my experience and credentials as Writer/Producer/Editor.
The grind never stops, and we at Exposure Magazine hope you never will.