JuVee Productions Overview
JuVee Productions, founded by Viola Davis and Julius Tennon, is a multiethnic production company committed to excellence in film, television, and theatre. In 2012, the company produced the NAACP Theatre Award winning production of Camp Logan, an acclaimed WWI stage drama written by Celeste Bedford Walker. The company also has a number of optioned and original projects in development for film and television that are anticipated for release through 2018, including the upcoming action-drama Lila & Eve starring Viola Davis and Jennifer Lopez, and the Tony Kushner penned Barbara Jordan biopic.
Viola Davis is a critically revered actress of film, television, and theater and has won rave reviews for her intriguingly diverse roles. Audiences across the United States and internationally have admired her for her work- including her celebrated, Oscar-nominated performances in The Help (2011) and Doubt (2008), and her work in ABC's How To Get Away With Murder (2014-2015). In little more than 15 years as a professional actress, Davis has given her audiences a substantial list of performances: appearances in 23 films, more than 40 episodes of television dramas, seven Broadway and off-Broadway productions, earning a cascade of awards and nominations. Davis recently won the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series for her work on How To Get Away With Murder.
Julius Tennon is an accomplished film, television, and theatre veteran with over thirty years of experience. A native of Austin, Texas, he began as both a thespian and a star linebacker. Julius was offered a full football scholarship to the University of Tulsa, where he became the very first African-American to graduate from the theatre department. Mr. Tennon's notable screen credits include: Fame, Friday Night Lights, Dazed and Confused, Lonesome Dove, and popular television shows such as Criminal Minds, Rizzoli & Isles, ER, The Practice, Mad About You, NYPD Blue, and Moesha, among many others. In 1999, Julius was blessed to meet the love of his life, Viola Davis, on the set of the CBS series City of Angels. A month after meeting, they began dating, and were married four years later. A couple in every sense of the word, their greatest joy comes from sharing both their life and art together. Julius and Viola have shared both the stage and screen, appearing in such notable projects as Intimate Apparel at the Mark Taper Forum, CBS' Laws of Chance, The Architect, and Life is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story and the upcoming film Lila and Eve.
A graduate of USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, Kaylon Hunt has been recognized for his body of work in acting, filmmaking, and the entertainment industry at large. In 2013, he was recognized in Variety Magazine’s Hollywood New Leaders issue as one of 10 Assistants to Watch. Kaylon has produced a number of award winning projects including the sci-fi short films Turbo, which won an Emmy Foundation College Television Award, and Hero Story, which has screened at festivals and Comic Cons across the globe. He continues to write, produce, and act in Los Angeles.