Hollywood Powerbroker — Executive Producer Debra Martin Chase

We feature one of the most powerful producers in Hollywood, Debra Martin Chase, who made history as the first African Americans woman to sign a solo production deal with a major studio. She shares her journey from being an attorney to becoming a successful executive producer. She also talks about blacks in Hollywood and how the small screen is creating opportunities for hundreds of unemployed actors. Then we hear from Stacey Tisdale, Black Enterprise's senior editor for personal finance, who sheds light on a little known problem in America — financial abuse. It can be just as devastating as domestic violence because they both leave painful, and many times, invisible scares. From there, Susan Long-Walsh, a recruiter for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, offers tips to help make you marketable in a country with high unemployment for African Americans. Her advice is good for anyone looking for work. And finally, we profile Seven Brown, the owner of the Harlem Skin and Laser Clinic, who demonstrates how she’s helping hundreds of people look their best. And when you look your best, she says people work their best.