Shannon Jackson was born in Akron, Ohio, and currently resides in Los Angeles, California. She is the youngest of 5 children with a 16-year difference between her 4th sibling. She went to performing arts schools for ballet, jazz, tap, modern, drama, music, and more. She performed in stage plays and shows during middle school and high school.
She has volunteered to play roles as extras; in film and tv in Georgia, New York, California, and Ohio. Shannon went to school for broadcast television and radio. She worked in the healthcare industry for 15 years before she quit to start her own entertainment company that is designed to change lives. She was previously signed to a record label where she sang with a 4 girl gospel group and was asked to do a single rap album. She soon walked away to pursue her film career. She has combined her passion to help others with her intellect, talent, and imagination in hopes to build a multi-billion dollar company.
Shannon is taking her business, music, and film and creating a pool of networks to team together to create a new entity in the entertainment industry for the future. Pretty Women Hustle spoke to Shannon about Shay- J Entertainment.
Tell us about your career in the entertainment business.
Well, my career in the entertainment industry is quite different. I use my business to help people heal, grow, and see the beauty in their pain. I use healthcare and entertainment to help people rehabilitate their lives, especially after what has been going on in the world. I created a networking, educational, and rehabilitation center on wheels for
the people I attract to me.
A lot of people won’t make it in the industry if they’re not born into the industry.
How is Shay-J Entertainment opening doors for artists?
I have a background in the industry and if you ever want to really make it in the way you see others thrive, you really need to know someone who can get you there or you need to be born into this lifestyle understanding what it truly takes to achieve your dream in this business. I have access to many doors opened to me in the industry because of having family in it, schooling, and knowing a lot of people who are already in the industry. I started realizing a lot of talented people wanted those doors that I didn’t really think about, and they were getting ripped off by people who lied to them saying they can help them. So, I thought instead of using my doors for me, which were just sitting there, I might as well help people who truly desire to do this as a living and help them take care of their families doing what they love. As doors are open to me, I give my Shayjents access with me.
Shay-J Entertainment is described as a networking, educational, rehabilitation center on wheels. Explain.
This company is designed to help our clients where they are. We come to the home, the office, or travel. We work on your mental, physical, spiritual, and state of well-being and then guide you back to normal reality. We network and find our clients the situation that best fits them while providing education, and getting them back on track at the
pace and place they need to do so.
Take us through the process of working with you.
There are 8 overall steps.
1) Apply for free – answer questions that let us know if you are eligible to join our organization.
2) Pay a non-refundable registration fee of $33.33 to enter our database so you can get an interview with 18 people – We want to see if
you want us and if we want you to.
3) Orientation – Learn more about what we are doing to see where you fit in.
4) Membership – Choose a membership package based on how much access you want to the company.
5) Probation – Show your skill set so we can see where to place you.
6) Partnership – Join us officially so you can have official access to our projects and business.
7) Enterprise – Connect with the VIP that has Position and Power.
8) Network – Enter into our network with all access and enjoy the
career of your lifetime.
What do you enjoy the most?
I truly enjoy it the most, when I have helped people find their purpose and they completely change when everyone around them has said “there’s no way.”
How are you changing lives?
I am changing lives by taking the time to help people heal and rearrange the negative things they experienced into a positive one by coming to them where they are at and showing them the way to change and it is working. Sometimes people just need to know how to change and sometimes it takes them seeing you do it with them.
Share your vision for Shay-J Entertainment.
I want to see people stop living beneath their privileges and find what they have inside and create a way of escape from whatever it is they are facing. I want to use entertainment so people see and hear how they can do just that. Entertainment that changes lives!
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