eZWay Magazine Jan. 2016 | Page 67

Pepper Jay - 2015, Pahrump, Nevada Pepper Jay is t he most beaut if ul hard-working middl e-aged t eacher, speaker, act ress, producer woman wit h gray hair and braids you?ve ever met in your ent ire l if e who l ooks f orward t o working wit h you! Pepper Jay?s Grandmot her, Lida Ardel l , was her best f riend and Lida?s best f riend was Sophie Tucker (?The Last of t he Red Hot Mamas?). Pepper Jay l it eral l y spent her chil dhood and earl y t eens in t he Moul in Rouge, Coconut Grove, Brown Derby, and in Vegas casino showrooms wat ching t he Rat Pack and ot her ent ert ainers of t he t ime. Growing up in Hol l ywood, Pepper Jay began her perf ormance career at age 5, perf orming in l ocal t heat re and TV sit coms, and she t ap danced and perf ormed skit s f or charit y event s and f und-raisers. Af t er graduat ing f rom San Diego St at e Universit y, Pepper Jay obt ained a l if et ime t eaching credent ial f rom t he St at e of Cal if ornia and t aught publ ic school , f or t he Los Angel es Unif ied School Dist rict most l y, f or over a decade, t eaching subject s incl uding drama, dance, Spanish, and physical educat ion. At Crenshaw High School , Pepper Jay was al so in charge of coordinat ing and producing shows by t he 100+ member dril l t eam. During t his t ime, Pepper Jay was t he Engl ish as a Second Language Coordinat or f or a port ion of t he inner cit y in LA. Pepper Jay cont inues her privat e perf ormance t eaching and coaching, special izing in act ing and song perf ormance skil l s. Pepper Jay is a publ ic speaker at f il m f est ival s, school s, and corporat e event s; sharing wit h school chil dren t opics such as ?List en and Be Heard,?and ?The Power of Audience Psychol ogy.? Af t er graduat ing wit h a Juris Doct orat e Decree f rom San Diego Universit y School of Law, Pepper Jay was a pract icing at t orney f rom 1985 t hrough 2014, special izing in f raud, cont ract disput es, and bankrupt cy. In 1991, Pepper Jay f ormal ized her ent ert ainment company, Pepper Jay Product ions LLC (?PJP?). PJP produces music, f il m, TV, int ernet shows, and l ive ent ert ainment . PJP has excel l ent co-producers f or some of her shows, incl uding ?The EZ Show,? wit h Eric Zul ey of EZ Way Broadcast ing, ?The St evie D. Show,? wit h St evie Dupin, and several special s wit h Kurt Kel l y of Live Video Inc. PJP al so produces and publ ishes t he Act ors Podcast Net work, consist ing of 15+ inf ormat ive and ent ert aining shows on t hree channel s: Act ors Report er, Act ors Ent ert ainment , and Act ors Radio. The Act ors Report er shows are al so aired on cabl e. One of t he most popul ar of t he PJP shows is Act orsE Chat (Act ors Ent ert ainment on IMDb), a l ive chat show wit h ent ert ainment indust ry prof essional s. From 1993 t hrough 2008, Pepper Jay creat ed and host ed t he Working Act ors Group, of f ering on camera and col d reading workshops t o working act ors. Today, Pepper Jay, a SAG-AFTRA and Act ors Equit y act ress, is bl essed t o be on bot h sides of t he camera. Pepper Jay appreciat es being and t he ent ert ainment indust ry appreciat es her! ht t p:/ / www.imdb.com/ name/ nm1941244/ ?ref _=f n_al _nm_1 ht t p:/ / www.PepperJay.com ht t p:/ / www.PepperJayProduct ions.com 65.