BMF producer/writer Randy Huggins among alumni to be featured at entertainment panel Oct. 14

Other panelists include Atlanta film/entertainment director & GSU student filmmaker

Randy Huggins

Randy Huggins

GRAMBLING, La. – October 13, 2021 – Among this week’s homecoming events at Grambling State University is an intriguing panel which promises an insider’s look into the entertainment industry. The October 14 GramFam Lights, Camera, Action Entertainment Panel will be held at 2 p.m. in the Nursing Building Auditorium.

The event will feature GSU alumni including executive producer/creator/writer Randy Huggins (BMF on STARZ),  current GSU student Kayla Sullers (Power Book IV on STARZ) and actress Angela Davis (P-Valley on STARZ) The panel will be hosted by GSU alumna Cardellia Hunter, director of film and entertainment for the city of Atlanta.

The theme for this year’s homecoming is “Homecoming 2021: Unapologetically ____ – A Homecoming Your Way”. Panelists are expected to discuss how they pursued their entertainment careers their way.

Randy Huggins is the creator, writer and showrunner of the upcoming STARZ’s drama “BMF,” and an executive producer along with Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. Huggins was a consulting producer on “Power Book II: Ghost” and spent the two seasons on the FOX drama, “Star.” He also served as a consulting producer on BET’s “The Quad” and was the showrunner of BET’s “Rebel,” which he executive produced with John Singleton (Boyz in the Hood).

Huggins also wrote on the first three seasons of the STARZ hit drama “Power “and later served as the show’s co-executive producer. He launched his writing career on FX’s police drama “The Shield,” where he served as the writers’ assistant for four seasons and earned a “story by” credit for the episode titled, “Cutthroat.” That same year, he joined the writing staff of “The Unit” and went on to become the executive story editor on STARZ’s first scripted drama, “Crash.” Then, he became a co-producer on NBC’s medical drama, “Trauma.” Huggins also served as a producer on ”Criminal Minds” and wrote three episodes.

Born and raised in Detroit, Huggins received a bachelor’s degree in history from GSU. He worked as a fifth-grade teacher in Detroit before relocating to Los Angeles.

Cardellia Hunter,

Cardellia Hunter,

Hunter is a 15-year entertainment industry veteran with experience in music, television and film production. As the director of film and entertainment for the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office, she serves as the liaison to the state film office and collaborates with other city stakeholders on film and workforce development initiatives.

Some of Hunter’s favorite films that she has worked with include the Fast & Furious franchise, Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War and Baby Driver. She has received numerous accolades from her peers, including the Locations Manager Guild International Award for her work on the film Baby Driver.

Kayla Sullers

Kayla Sullers

Hunter was acknowledged with an award by her alma mater Grambling State University, Office of Alumni Affairs as a 2019 GramFam Influencer. She graduated from GSU with a bachelor’s degree in marketing.

Kayla Sullers is a native of Chicago and a rising senior at GSU majoring in mass communication with a minor in marketing. Her work as a filmmaker has been recognized by the Chicago International Film Festival’s CineYouth, Museum of Science & Industry’s Black Art Exhibition, and many more publications. She’s worked on the sets of Empire, Candy Man 2021, Snowfall, Power Book FORCE, and others.

About Grambling State University
Grambling State University, located in Grambling, Louisiana, is a historically black university that was founded in 1901. The institution has been accredited by SACSCOC, 13 associations, and in all programs required by the Louisiana Board of Regents. A member of the University of Louisiana System, Grambling State University has the academic strengths of a major university with the benefits of a small college. Offering 43 undergraduate and graduate academic programs, the 590-acre campus is home to world-class athletics, an internationally renowned marching band, and vibrant student life that enable our scholars to grow and learn in a positive environment. For more information, visit gram.edu.