Marquita Terry & Kristen Miller
Marquita and Kristen met many years ago while playing besties and "rockin' at USA High", a teen sitcom produced by, NBC's Peter Engel, of Saved by the Bell" fame. The show aired daily on the USA network. The two knew they had an instant connection when they showed up for their first wardrobe fitting with the same outfit. (One they both were convinced was oh so chic, looking back, not so much...mint green gingham...'nuff said) The friendship was later cemented and continued to grow as they worked together on just under 100 episodes in less than 3 years. Since then Kristen and Marquita have continued to be best friends, off screen, participating in all the major events life brings, marriages, babies, as well as the birth of this project. They are excited to partner as the Executive Producers of Work In Progress and bring a project to life that celebrates the kind of friendship they've shared for over 20 years.
Joe is a nationally known, Emmy award winning television director. He's largely known for his many years directing history making syndicated talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, until its end in 2011. His resume includes over 25-years lending his expertise to a vast number of projects directing local & network news, syndicated & talk TV, and documentary productions in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Philadelphia. Joe later launched and directed, daytime talk show, "Katie", brought the “The steve Harvey show” major sucess before going to be the Emmy nominated director of “Pickler and Ben".
Joe is thrilled to partner with his daughter, Marquita to embark in this new journey as Executive Producer introducing the amazing characters of Work In Progress to the world.
Freddie Gutierrez - consulting Producer/writer
Over his 15-year career, Feddie Gutierrez has written professionally for both Features and Television. He wrote and sold his first feature with his writing partners, AIN'T NO BODY LIKE THE ONE I GOT, to MGM Studios. They then stepped into the world of television, writing for Eddie Murphy and Imagine Entertainment's sitcom, THE PJ's. This was the start of building work in the fields of both Feature films and Television. He and his partners have sold feature projects to several Studios, including SONY and have been hired to do several feature rewrites, for MGM, They were asked participate in the JOKE PITCH TABLE, for the SCARY MOVIE 4.
Within the TV side of their careers, he along with his partners held several Development Deals with companies, like DISNEY Television and MTV NETWORK and developed, rewrote and were staffed on several projects for NICKELODEON. In 2009, Freddie split with his writing partners to branch out on his own. In the years as a solo writer, he has worked on features, freelanced for TV shows and written and helped develop series for the web. Having been writing and directing partners in college, Freddie and Marquita are excited to get the band back together after many years of professional experience to create more of magic they did back in the days of film school.