DC Filmmaker Jerome Hyde Honored as January 2016 Filmmaker of the Month

Monday, January 4, 2016

Contact: Pharoh Martin, (202) 724-2070

The District of Columbia Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment is pleased to honor filmmaker Jerome Hyde as the January 2016 Filmmaker of the Month

Jerome Hyde is a distinguished award-winning local filmmaker. Through his local production company, Unplugged Multimedia, Mr. Hyde oversees a robust portfolio of music videos, commercials, documentaries, short films and other film works produced in the Washington, DC area and internationally.  The Washington, DC native's impressive list of corporate clients includes Toyota, Radio-One, Discovery Channel, National Institutes of Health, the Washington Redskins, the Washington Wizards and popular music artists Wale, New Edition and Johnny Gill, among others. 

Hyde, who graduated from Howard University and Savannah College of Arts and Design, has received many professional awards recognizing his accomplishments, including a regional Emmy and Telly award.  

Hyde recently traveled to South Africa to work as the lead tour videographer for R&B star Johnny Gill. Hyde also recently produced a music video that features Wale and reggae star Magazeen entitled “My Town”. His Unplugged Multimedia team also helped produce the MTV VMA-nominated Wale “White Shoes” music video (shot partially here in DC). Hyde and his team are in the pre-production stages of two featured films, a sports show and TV drama series. Additionally, Hyde has teamed up with Radio-One and DC Department of Health in creating a 12 episode web series geared towards curbing youth violence entitled “Welcome to the Heights.”

You can visit the Filmmaker of the Month section to learn more about Jerome Hyde and previous Filmmaker of the Month recipients.

OCTFME launched the Filmmaker of the Month initiative to feature a District-based filmmaker who exemplifies the vast amount of talent and creativity based here in the nation’s capital. The Filmmaker of the Month initiative is part of OCTFME’s mission to elevate the national and international profile of the city’s most talented filmmakers. Previous filmmakers honored include ThinkFilm producer Jonathan Zurer; Fatback Films Founder Be Steadwell; and veteran award-winning husband and wife filmmakers Marilyn and Hal Weiner.

*** If you know of a filmmaker that would make a great future Filmmaker of the Month, you can send OCTFME your recommendations using this nomination form.

The District of Columbia Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment is responsible for implementing, managing, and administering programs, initiatives, and services that support media industry economic activity, growth, and employment in the District of Columbia. Washington, DC’s instantly recognizable landmarks, diverse neighborhoods, cultural amenities, and first-class accommodations are just some of the many features that make the nation’s capital a venue of choice for media production. For more information, contact the Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment at (202) 727-6608, visit us on the web at film.dc.gov, join the DC Film community on http://www.facebook.com/entertainDC, or follow us on http://twitter.com/Film_DC.