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Community Highlights: Meet Princess Miller of Princess Creative Productions
Today we’d like to introduce you to Princess Miller.
Hi Princess, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
Princess Creative Productions started as Royal Productions, back in 2008. I was a TV Producer working for the local cable affiliate producing TV commercials and TV shows for the local cable access channels. I had a dream in high school of one day having my own TV show as a video jockey just like the ones I grew up watching on MTV. I wanted my show to be called “Gospel Hits 1”. After I became a TV producer I started emailing record companies and gospel music artists for copies of their music videos. I was producing the show so as the producer I needed a name to attach at the end of my shows. I created the name of Royal Productions. I co-hosted, wrote, and produced the show along with my co-host, Cory P. who is now Councilman Cory Penn. The show opened the doors for us to interview many national and local gospel recording artists. We were on Youtube, Medicacom Cable, and Comcast Cable. We had a ball. But I didn’t know where to take the show or how to grow my production company.
Meet Princess Miller
We were lucky to catch up with Princess Miller recently and have shared our conversation below:
Princess, appreciate you joining us today. One deeply underappreciated facet of entrepreneurship is the kind of crazy stuff we have to deal with as business owners. Sometimes it’s crazy positive sometimes it’s crazy negative, but crazy experiences unite entrepreneurs regardless of industry. Can you share a crazy story with our readers?
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We had the good fortune of connecting with Princess Miller, MSEB and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Princess, why did you pursue a creative career?
Church is how I got started in my creative career. My pastor told me at the age of 19 that he wanted to start a TV broadcast and Radio show and he wanted me to be the head of the TV ministry and the voice of the radio show. I was terrified… I didn’t want to let the ministry down. At the time I was studying broadcast journalism at the University of South Alabama. So I took on more production classes with my core classes so when my church was ready for radio and TV I knew what to do. So fast forward a year later I went to WLVV 1410AM with my pastor to do the voice over for our 1st radio broadcast and was offered a job as on air talent. A few years later I was the head of the television ministry. It was challenging but I learned about working with clients, the importance of making deadlines and so much more that prepared me to do what I am doing now. Today I am the owner and creative sage of Princess Creative Productions LLC, a black owned creative agency in Mobile, Alabama. My company offers over 20 different services ranging from video production, photography, graphic design, and websites. We have service over 200 clients in Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. So I guess you can say the desire to represent my church with the upmost professionalism and production knowledge as it relates to TV and Radio is what caused me to pursue my creative career. When I finished school I learned I loved working behind the scenes more than in front of the camera, although I am not afraid of a stage, a mic, or a camera. I am not afraid to walk in my purpose and my purpose is all of it.
Today we’d like to introduce you to Princess Miller.
Hi Princess, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
I remember as a kid, my uncle asked my cousins and I what we wanted to be when we grew up. The answer that flew out of my mouth was, “I want to be the president of a company.” I didn’t know where that answer came from and as I reflected back, I heard the answer before I blurted it out. As time rocked on, I kept that dream in the back of my mind but I didn’t know how it was going to come to pass. In high school, I was in several clubs and organizations but the one I remember the most and gave me the most joy was working on stage crew. By the time I was a senior in high school, I was elected stage crew manager. That experience taught me so much and helped with my career. I went on to study television production and broadcast journalism at the University of South Alabama. While in college I worked for a local radio station as an on-air talent and at a local television station in traffic and master control.
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