Towonda Kilpatrick is the Founder of 12:53 Entertainment. Her role at 12:53 Entertainment is marketing to find partners to pitch or produce original content to develop for clients.
Kilpatrick crosses easily between the roles of playwright and screenwriter, and thus, leads the creative development activities of original scripts for TV, Film, and Stage from her own creation.
Originally from Marvell, Arkansas, Kilpatrick began her studies at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. She went on to continue her education at National Louis University. In 1988, after leaving the life of a runway model in Milan, Italy, Kilpatrick moved to Lubbock, Texas. In Texas, she landed an opportunity to produce the first fashion production for Reese Air Force Base, which resulted in improved relations within the local community. Kilpatrick spent two years as Tour Director of Reese Air Force Base Morale Welfare Recreation, where she produced musical tours outside of Lubbock and promoted the first Lubbock urban concert highlighting MC Hammer at the Civic Center. Kilpatrick also partnered with Barbizon Models based out of Dallas and landed the contract to train in the west Texas area. She soon discovered she wanted more than Lubbock could offer, so she packed up and moved to Atlanta, GA.
After 25 years, her portfolio of original projects is rich with productions guided by her creative talents. Adept at both screenplays and live theater (comedy, drama, and musicals), Kilpatrick also has extensive experience in concept development. Kilpatrick’s work includes: Gospel stage play, Can a Hoochie Become First Lady; productions of Mama, I’m Your Child; Atlanta’s Rialto Theater Production of Damaged Goods; and the musical CheezeCake Boiz & the Diva. Currently, Towonda Kilpatrick has her comedy series pilot entitled THEM on Amazon Prime Video for viewership. Moreover, she is currently developing a film project entitled hussie (slated for filming in August 2020) while simultaneously working on developing the stage play, Dignity, for the screen. The coffee table book, Unselfish Women, will release in May 2020 and be available on Amazon and Barnes&Noble later this year.
Kilpatrick currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia, and is the Creative Writer/CEO of 12:53 Entertainment and TKOriginals. Her achievements and recognition include: Real Times Media’s list of Who’s Who in Black Atlanta; National Content Writers for Urban Women; 100 Most Influential Women in Georgia; and the 39th week woman for Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company “52 Weeks of Women”.