Shawn D. Granberry
Mr. Granberry is founder and CEO of HipHopTV, LLC and has worked in the entertainment industry for over 25 years. He started his career in the A&R department at Tuff-E-Nuff Productions. 2-Tuff-E-Nuff productions worked with artists and companies such as Toni, Tone', Tony, En Vogue, Madonna, Club Nouveau, Con Funk Shun, Timex Social Club, Regina Belle, Alexander O'neal, BET Networks, ABC and Fox Networks. In high schoo,l Mr. Granberry also teamed up with Shakir Stewart to produce some of the biggest parties Oakland, CA has ever seen for high school students. While attending UC Berkeley, he continued his entertainment career by creating several very popular night clubs and concerts in the San Francisco Bay Area. After college, Mr. Granberry worked as a close confidant to Shakir Stewart and also continued to produce events like, Def Jam's, "How To Find A Mega Star". Mr. Granberry also worked very closely with famed movie producer, Robert Watts at Transformer Entertainment. While working with Stewart and Watts, Mr. Granberry began researching the new broadcast model now known as Over the Top broadcasting (OTT). After returning to UC Berkeley to fully study this model, Mr. Granberry founded Watch Now Networks, Inc. Mr. Granberry's passion for working with inner city youth also led him to found The Scholar Athlete Union and Bears Youth Basketball with help from childhood friend Jason Kidd. He works very closely with Stanford and UC Berkeley faculty to help young people achieve a college education and survive the dangers of the streets.