History of eXposure

It’s no secret that HBCU’s are continuing to operate under limited funds and little resources, especially during the current economic recession. And, with financial loss come cuts to vital areas such as technology, equipment, adjunct professorships, and guest speakers. Seeing this as a major hurdle for these college students, Executive Director, Don Napoleon launched eXposure as a way to provide students with the resources and opportunities they need.

Through eXposure, HBCU graduate and television/film producer Don Napoleon found a way to give back to his colleges, other struggling universities and HBCU’s by providing students with the opportunity to learn about the latest technologies, equipment, and tools to help them in their pursuit of a career in multi-media.

Don Napoleon is an award winning producer and graduate of Virginia State University and currently serves as a producer, videographer, and photographer in the Washington, DC area. Don credits his success to meeting the right people, making the right connections, and being eXposed to the right tools and resources. He knows the struggles and obstacles of “making it” in the highly competitive field of television and film production and feels it is only right to give back what he has learned.

Programs: eXposure provides the following:

Ø Bus trips for HBCU students to Washington, DC for studio tours, special guest seminars, round-table discussions and job shadowing

Ø Quarterly newsletter to participating students with information about internships, industry events, and more as well as symposiums with Industry Professionals and a 48 Hour Campus Film Project designed to get students involved in the Film making process.

Confirmed Partnerships:

Ty Brooks Designs Group
Virginia State University, Mass Communications Dept.
Capitol File Magazine
Justine Love, CBS Radio

Thursday, March 8, 2012

This morning NCP had an interview with on air personality and News Director, Guy Lambert, of WPGC 95.5! Guy is such a pro, we had an awesome time spreading the word about eXposure! The interview will air early Sunday morning so set your clocks folks. This Sunday March 11, on 95.5FM during their 6am Community Focus hour. If you are outside of their listening area just log on to www.wpgc.com and listen there!
Last week The Napoleon Complex Project held it's annual eXposure tour. Through The eXposure program, NCP gives back by taking college students to various media companies/studios in the D.C. Metro area. Scheduled stops on the tour were, CBS Radio, XM Sirius Radio, and Fairfax Video Studio. During the lunch Symposium, several professionals in the media industry stopped by to speak to students about their career paths.  The tours provide a great learning experience for aspiring media professionals, exposes the students to other careers in media and It allows them to ask questions and see what happens day in and day out in a professional environment.

Speakers, thank you for taking time out of your busy schedules to participate!

Edward L.Dandridge- President & CEO, National Association of Investment Companies
Wendy Cherry, Executive Director-The Recording Academy
Brian D. Bullock- Film Writer/Producer/Director
Jessica Lynn Mann-Marketing Manager for Capitol File Magazine
Kara Manos-Assistant Editor for Capitol File Magazine
Kenya Farmer- Production Coordinator/Manager- Live Events
Tynisha "Ty" Brooks: Principal/Chief Officer- Ty Brooks Creative

A special thanks to Just Teesing, Ty Brooks Creative, Egnite Marketing, Potbelly Sandwich Shop, and for providing services.

For information on how you can get involved or support eXposure please contact Don at don@thencproject.com