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Gina Sedman, Ceo/Founder/Owner & President of GNA Universal Media & Partnering companies, Recording Artist, Filmmaker, Songwriter, Music Engineer, Movie/TV Producer, Director, & Editor, Photographer, Cinematographer, Journalist, Publisher & Editor to Chief, Author & Radio Host. 
 
Gina Sedman (formally Gina Carey) is the CEO/President and Founder of GNA Universal Media, including all partnering companies, NDME TV, The Indie Post (A globally distributed Celeb & Independent artist magazine), Indie Soul Radio, Under The Radar Magazine, Gico Music, The CV Indie Film Awards, All IndieFlix. With over 30 years of combined experience in various functions within the independent entertainment community, "Jack of all trades" Gina Sedman is a modern-day multi-faceted superwoman. 
 
Having experienced the shifting sands of the music industry firsthand, Gina decided to remove herself from the borrowing end of the equation to become a lender of time and support for independent artists. Supporting the unsupported requires ownership, as she quickly realized. Gina has not only self-funded all of her artistic endeavors, including music, film, and award shows, but she has also helped launch the careers of many independent artists and actors. Many have referred to Gina as the "Mother Teresa" of independent entertainment, and she has earned the title of Philanthropist due to her generosity of spirit. 
 
Her musical credits include writing, producing, and recording over 15 Albums, many single releases, and five #1 UK Music Charted hits. Ten of the 15 albums were released under her own record and publishing company, "Gico Music." 
 
Gina has won a BMA award for "best gospel artist, Rising Stars of the Desert Best Jazz Music Artist" (GHP Music Awards), and "Best Single, "and in 2015, 2016 & 2017, she won the CV Music Award for "Best Pop/ R&B & Contemporary Artist." In 2016, CV Weekly chose her as one of the Top 12 Interesting & Influential Women in the Coachella Valley. 
 
Awarded in 2019 as the first African American / black female filmmaker in Palm Springs, Gina made history by becoming the first African American / black filmmaker to be recognized within the Coachella Valley. Her award was presented at the CV Indie Film Awards, and her accomplishment was reported on KMIR Channel 13's local news program in Palm Springs, California. Beginning as a signed recording artist in 1996, she became a self-taught self-funded filmmaker. She became not only CEO/founder and president of GNA Universal Media, an independent powerhouse corporation, managing multiple independent companies under one umbrella. 
 
After establishing Gina Carey Films as her first film company, she changed the name to All Indie FLix in 2019. Furthermore, in 2019 she launched her own television/web series network, NDME TV. 
 
To date, Gina has written, produced, filmed, directed, and edited 3 Christian based stage plays, two talk web series, Tell My Story and Curiosity, seven full feature films, Aspire to Inspire", "The Unexpected, "The Assumptions," "The One Year Pact," "Acts of Kindness," "Rose England" and "The Star Connection" and multiple web series," Billy Jones," "Same Difference," The Diary, Stuck, Maylene, Barbara Ann Ginger" and Friends of Stanger's. 


Gina has also produced many music videos, including her own, Eternity, Fallen, and Prodigal. In 2018 she served as 2nd AD for Sony Music's Country Music Star Kane Brown (Lose It) Music Video. She also produced, edited, directed, and filmed Grammy-nominated Recording Artist Cornell CC Carter's music videos, Ghosted, Earn It, and The Moment. Likewise, she produced and edited music Videos for soul recording artist Joe Leavy's " Arms Around The World" 2020, Joe Leavy's " Hurt People"- 2020, and Joe Leavy's" Inside You" and Love Me To My Soul. She filmed, directed, produced, and edited 2X Dove Award Nominee Gospel Rap Artist, "Preach" music videos, and "Wake Up World & Brighter Day." 
 
Gina Sedman Launched The first ever Independent Film Awards In The Coachella Valley, The CV Indie Film Awards 
 
Having established the first annual CV Indie Film Awards in 2017, she recognized and awarded filmmakers across the country making micro to low-budget films. Coachella Valley Indie Film Awards continues to serve as a premier independent-only film award in the region. 
While Gina's companies were active at varying levels in 1996, she incorporated them under the parent company name, GNA Universal Media. She opened her first office in Palm Springs, CA, in 2019. 
 
GNA Universal Media, a Multi-Media company that houses several independent arts partnering companies, includes The Indie Post Magazine, Under The Radar Magazine, Indie Soul Radio, Gina Carey Films, Gico Music, NDME TV, Indie Music TV, The CV Indie Film Awards, and ALL INDIE FLIX. The former, Gina Carey Films, has been rebranded and is now, All IndieFlix. All Indie Flix is a Music Production Company that produces only independent Feature films; NDME TV is a television network that makes independent talk shows, shorts, web series, and tv shows. 
 
In 2020 launched her first TV Network, "NDME TV, and wrote, directed, and produced Her first TV shows, Curiosity," and "Tell My Story." Her first Web Drama Series, Behind Closed Doors, is a faith-based series centered around the lives of various everyday people and what goes on in their homes behind closed doors. That series of episodes includes Billy Jones, Same Difference, Equally Blind, Barbara Ann Ginger, The Diary, and Maylene's 2020 Year. All movies can be viewed on YouTube and NDME TV NDMETV.COM. 
 
Gina also launched a 24/7 independent music video channel that highlights the musical talents of independent recording artists globally. Indie Music TV. 
 
Gina Sedman is the CEO/Founder/Owner/ President, Head Editor & Publisher of her own Celeb & Independent Entertainment magazine, with worldwide distribution. The magazine is available in print and eBook form on Amazon, Amazon Unlimited, Barnes and Nobel, and many other bookstores Worldwide.  

  

As a writer and a journalist, she has interviewed a variety of people, both A-listers and independents, for her magazine, The Indie Post. , Grammy, NAACP, MTV & BET Award-winning A-List celebrities, and many notable entertainment industry artists in film, music, and independent businesses. Her interview credits include Grammy award-winning vocalist, Lisa Fischer, Malo, Stephanie Spruill , Ronnee Martin (America's Got Talent), Melissa Morgan, Charles D. Clark (Actor, Harriet, Empire) Lenny Williams ( Tower of Power) , Shirley Murdock, Latoya London, Anthony Hamilton, Smooth Jazz Artist , Jakiem Joyner, Jonathan Butler & Gerald Albright, Glynis Albright ( The Waffle Queen) Jazz artist Yancyy, Robert Kool Bell (Kool & The Gang), Larry D Dodson (The BarKays) Saint & Sinners, Dreamgirls movie actor, Keith Robinson, actress LisaRaye McCoy, Frank Mccomb, Award winning Film & Tv Actor/ Choreographer, Darrin Henson ( The Family Business, Stomp The Yard, Soul Food, MTV Award Winning Choreographer) Howard Hewitt, Saxophonist, Erisa Nobel, Keith Washington, (The Black Hamptons, Family Business & A House Divided Actor,  Wiliam Johnson) Beth Griffith Manley (The Voice/ Kem, and Najee & former background singer for Anita Baker) Linda Travani ( Peaches and Herb) Eric Nolan (The Ojay's) Torri "Shonuff "Nelson ( Female 13X World Boxing Champion/ Inducted into the female world champion hall of fame) , Troop, Hi-Five, Glenn Jones, Jewell Blackson ( Hadestown Broadway Star) Malo, Margo Thunder, Steven Russell Hart (Troop) , UK Bassist, Yolonda Charles, Omar Wilson, Karyn White, Oscar Award Winning Actor, Lou Gossett Jr. , Christian Keyes, The Drifters Lead Singer, Ray Lewis, NAACP Nominee (Award Winning Filmmaker) Aurora Threats,( America's Got Talent  contestant & Guinness Book of World Records inductee, Young Opera singer, Victory Brinker, Full Force Member, Paul Anthony, Melba Moore, Dominique Hammons, Kenny Latimore, The Whispers and a slew of others. 
 
Gina is also a casual freelance photographer. Her photography credits include Award-winning Film & Tv Actor/ Choreographer Darrin Henson (The Family Business, Stomp The Yard, Soul Food, MTV Award Winning Choreographer) 
 
In conclusion, Gina is a mother and is happily married to a UK/British DJ & Reality TV Personality for Channel 5 (Slum Landlords & Nightmare Tenants), Andrew Sedman, AKA DJ Prone. Along with his wife, Gina, he is the co-owner and runs Indie Soul Radio, Under The Radar Magazine, and Indie Music TV. She is a Christian woman who is dedicated to serving God and people. Her philosophy is that life is not worth living if it cannot be lived for the sake of helping others. 
Her primary goal is to live a life of service to others. After you leave this planet, material possessions will have no value, but what will have value is your impact on others. In what ways have you enriched someone's life? What have you done to enhance the life of someone other than yourself? It is no secret that Gina Sedman cannot achieve anything without God. She makes no apologies or holds anything back. 
 
In her view, the only reason she has come this far is because of God's inexhaustible grace and mercy. While Gina has made several mistakes along the way, she is grateful to God for all of His blessings and is not only pursuing all that God has destined her to do but also assisting others in reaching their dreams. She dedicates GNA Universal Media to God in her oath of devotion to The Lord. And will never forget, (God Never Abandons) 

  

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http://www.ndmetv.com 
http://www.indiesoulradio.com 
 
GINA SEDMAN OFFICIAL WEBSITES 
 
http://www.GNAUniversalmedia.com 
http://www.ginasedman.com 
http://www.ndmetv.com 
http://www.theindieposts.com 
http://www.Indiesoulradio.com 


W  E  B  S  I  T E    R E F R E N C E S

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Press links

https://eurweb.com/2019/04/14/gina-carey-the-first-black-female-filmmaker-of-palm-springs/

https://www.desertsun.com/story/life/entertainment/events/2018/02/09/self-taught-palm-springs-area-movie-maker-mother-teresa-local-film-industry/318274002/

http://coachellavalleyweekly.com/gina-carey-films-premier-new-movie-one-year-pact-camelot-theatres/

https://patch.com/california/palmdesert/ceo-gina-carey-films-gina-carey-launch-1st-annual-coachella-valley-0

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gina_Carey

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm6601552/?ref_=nmbio_bio_nm

TV Interviews

https://vimeo.com/205126156
https://vimeo.com/254978099

https://vimeo.com/254782703

Events (I’ve produced)
https://vimeo.com/230216871
https://www.palmspringslife.com/events/gina-carey-films-2nd-annual-cv-indie-film-awards-to-be-held-at-the-best-western-plus-in-palm-desert/

Movie Trailers
https://vimeo.com/264466077
https://vimeo.com/226519450

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/aspiretoinspire/167825124

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/137763/255640054
https://vimeo.com/ondemand/theunexpected/150753003

Awards & Official Movie Nominations

 

Writer/ Director/ Producer/ Editor / Cinematographer/ Filmmaker Discography

IMDb PAGE

FILMS / FEATURES & SHORTS

 

“The Unexpected”– Feature Film -Feb 2016

“Aspire to Inspire”– Feature Documentary-Feb 2016

“The Assumptions”– Feature Film-Feb 2017

“The One Year Pact”– Feature Film-Feb 2018

“Rose England”– Feature Film- Feb. 2019

“Acts of Kindness”– Feature Film –March- 2019

"The Star Connection" - Feature Film - March -2020

"Billy Jones - Short Mini-Series - September 2020

" Same Difference"-Short Mini-Series - November 2020

" The Diary"-Short Mini-Series - Jan. 2020

"Equally Blind"-Short Mini-Series - May 2021

" Stuck"-Short Mini-Series - July 2021

" Barabara Ann Ginger"-Short Mini-Series - Sept. 2021

" Maylenes 2020 Year"-Short Mini-Series - November 2021

" Friends Of Strangers"-Short Mini-Series - Jan. 2022

MUSIC VIDEOS

Kane Brown "Lose it" -2018 (Sony Records)

Cornell CC Carter " Earn It" - 2019

Cornell CC Carter " Ghosted" - 2019

Gina Sedman " Fallen" - 2021

Gina Sedman "Eternity" - 2021

Gina Sedman " Prodigal" - 2021

Joe Leavy " Arms Around The World" 2020

Joe Leavy " Hurt People"-  2020

Joe Leavy " Inside You" - 2020

Preach Dogg " Wake Up World " - 2022

Preach Dogg " Brighter Day" - 2022

TALK SHOWS

"Curiosity"  January 2020

" Tell My Story" - July 2020

 

THEATRE

“The Ripple Effect”– Live Stage Play –2003

“The What Would You Do”– Live Stage Play –2009

“The Spirit Killer”– Live Stage Play –2015

A W A R D S     &     A C K N O W L E D G E M E NT S   F I L M

 

CINEMAFEST

The One Year Pact

October 2, 2017

Award Winner

 

 

Nevada International Film Festival

The Unexpected

November 15, 2016

Award Winner

 

 

Miami Epic Trailer Festival

The Assumptions

April 21, 2017

Finalist

 

IndustryBOOST Competition

The Assumptions

November 24, 2016

Finalist

 

Los Angeles CineFest

The One Year Pact

September 7, 2017

Semi-Finalist

 

Los Angeles CineFest

Assumptions

December 10, 2016

Semi-Finalist

 

 

Hollywood Screenings Film Festival

The Assumptions

December 1, 2016

Semi-Finalist

 

Los Angeles CineFest

The Assumptions

December 10, 2016

In Consideration

Semi-Finalist

 

 

Los Angeles CineFest

Aspire to Inspire

July 10, 2016

Semi-Finalist

Los Angeles Cinefest

The Star Connection

2019

Finalist

 

MUSIC  A W A R D S     & 

A C K N O W L E D G E M E NT S   

 

In His Time, (1996)  Changes, ( 2003)Tell Um, (2006) "My Journey," ( 2008) Melodic"(2011) " Love Letters," (2012) " Love Letters 2", (2012) Live, Love & laugh,( 2012) "Gina Carey... The Songbird" (2013)"Funk Rhythm & Soul" (2014) "Gina Carey the Soul Singer" (2015) & "Can You Dig It" (August 2015) & her current Singles “Hold Me” (February 2016) and “Tears” (the theme song for “Aspire to Inspire”) (June 2016), Funky Cold Brotha & All up in This Place  ( 2017) "Fight" and Kissed by The Sun," 2020 "My Destiny", Fallen, Eternity & Prodigal. All recordings that were recorded after 2006 were written & produced by Gina and released under her own label Gico Music.

AWARDS 

2006 (BMA) best gospel artist, 2012; Rising Stars of the Desert “Best Jazz Music Artist, 2015 “Best Single “Beautiful Music” ” by the (GHP Virtual Music Awards), 2015, 2016&  2017; CV Music Award for “Best Contemporary Artist." 3 additional CVMA nominations for “Best Unsigned Album” (Can You Dig it), Best Contemporary Artist / Band & Best Female Vocalist, and on. Recently (in 2018) 3 CV Indie Film Awards Nominations.

​ August 31, 2016, Most Influential and Interesting Women in the Coachella Valley. 2017, 13 Albums recorded and 5 #1 singles on the UK Music Charts since 1996. She is the author & publisher of her own book and audiobook, "The Unexpected," which was published in (2014) and received no less than 800 downloads in the first month of its release. 

2019 made black history in the Coachella Valley for becoming the first African American Female Filmmaker of The Coachella Valley. 

Gina Sedman Filmography

I'm happy to say The CV Indie film Awards is now sold out! To God be the glory! See you on

Writer/ Director/ Producer/ Editor / Cinematographer/ Filmmaker Discography

IMDb PAGE

FILMS / FEATURES & SHORTS

 

“The Unexpected”– Feature Film -Feb 2016

“Aspire to Inspire”– Feature Documentary-Feb 2016

“The Assumptions”– Feature Film-Feb 2017

“The One Year Pact”– Feature Film-Feb 2018

“Rose England”– Feature Film- Feb. 2019

“Acts of Kindness”– Feature Film –March- 2019

"The Star Connection" - Feature Film - March -2020

"Billy Jones - Short Mini-Series - September 2020

" Same Difference"-Short Mini-Series - November 2020

" The Diary"-Short Mini-Series - Jan. 2020

"Equally Blind"-Short Mini-Series - May 2021

" Stuck"-Short Mini-Series - July 2021

" Barabara Ann Ginger"-Short Mini-Series - Sept. 2021

" Maylenes 2020 Year"-Short Mini-Series - November 2021

" Friends Of Strangers"-Short Mini-Series - Jan. 2022

MUSIC VIDEOS

Kane Brown "Lose it" -2018 (Sony Records)

Cornell CC Carter " Earn It" - 2019

Cornell CC Carter " Ghosted" - 2019

Gina Sedman " Fallen" - 2021

Gina Sedman "Eternity" - 2021

Gina Sedman " Prodigal" - 2021

Joe Leavy " Arms Around The World" 2020

Joe Leavy " Hurt People"-  2020

Joe Leavy " Inside You" - 2020

Preach Dogg " Wake Up World " - 2022

Preach Dogg " Brighter Day" - 2022

TALK SHOWS

"Curiosity"  January 2020

" Tell My Story" - July 2020

 

THEATRE

“The Ripple Effect”– Live Stage Play –2003

“The What Would You Do”– Live Stage Play –2009

“The Spirit Killer”– Live Stage Play –2015

A W A R D S     &     A C K N O W L E D G E M E NT S   F I L M

 

CINEMAFEST

The One Year Pact

October 2, 2017

Award Winner

 

 

Nevada International Film Festival

The Unexpected

November 15, 2016

Award Winner

 

 

Miami Epic Trailer Festival

The Assumptions

April 21, 2017

Finalist

 

IndustryBOOST Competition

The Assumptions

November 24, 2016

Finalist

 

Los Angeles CineFest

The One Year Pact

September 7, 2017

Semi-Finalist

 

Los Angeles CineFest

Assumptions

December 10, 2016

Semi-Finalist

 

 

Hollywood Screenings Film Festival

The Assumptions

December 1, 2016

Semi-Finalist

 

Los Angeles CineFest

The Assumptions

December 10, 2016

In Consideration

Semi-Finalist

 

 

Los Angeles CineFest

Aspire to Inspire

July 10, 2016

Semi-Finalist

Los Angeles Cinefest

The Star Connection

2019

Finalist

 

MUSIC  A W A R D S     & 

A C K N O W L E D G E M E NT S   

 

In His Time, (1996)  Changes, ( 2003)Tell Um, (2006) "My Journey", ( 2008) Melodic"(2011) " Love Letters",(2012) " Love Letters 2", (2012) Live, Love & laugh,( 2012) "Gina Carey... The Songbird" (2013)"Funk Rhythm & Soul" (2014) "Gina Carey the Soul Singer" (2015) & "Can You Dig It" (August 2015) & her current Singles “Hold Me” (February 2016) and “Tears” (the theme song for “Aspire to Inspire”) (June 2016) , Funky Cold Brotha & All up in This Place  ( 2017) "Fight" and Kissed by The Sun", 2020 "My Destiny" , Fallen, Eternity & Prodigal. All recordings that were recorded after 2006 were written & produced by Gina and released under her own label Gico Music.

AWARDS 

2006 (BMA) best gospel artist, 2012, Rising Stars of the Desert “Best Jazz Music Artist, 2015 “Best Single “Beautiful Music” ” by the (GHP Virtual Music Awards), 2015, 2016&  2017, CV Music Award for “Best Contemporary Artist". 3 additional CVMA's nominations for “Best Unsigned Album” (Can You Dig it), Best Contemporary Artist / Band & Best Female Vocalist and on. Recently (in 2018) 3 CV Indie Film awards Nominations.

​ August 31, 2016, Most Influential and Interesting Women in the Coachella Valley. 2017 CV Weekly’s Top couples in the Desert, 13 Albums recorded and 5 #1 singles on the UK Music Charts since 1996     She is the author & publisher of her own book and audio book "The Unexpected" which was published in (2014) receiving no less than 800 downloads within the first month of its release. 

2019 made black history in the Coachella Valley for becoming the first African American Female Filmmaker of The Coachella Valley. 

 

 

 

W  E  B  S  I  T E    R E F R E N C E S

Press links

https://eurweb.com/2019/04/14/gina-carey-the-first-black-female-filmmaker-of-palm-springs/

https://www.desertsun.com/story/life/entertainment/events/2018/02/09/self-taught-palm-springs-area-movie-maker-mother-teresa-local-film-industry/318274002/

http://coachellavalleyweekly.com/gina-carey-films-premier-new-movie-one-year-pact-camelot-theatres/

https://patch.com/california/palmdesert/ceo-gina-carey-films-gina-carey-launch-1st-annual-coachella-valley-0

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gina_Carey

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm6601552/?ref_=nmbio_bio_nm

TV Interviews

https://vimeo.com/205126156
https://vimeo.com/254978099

https://vimeo.com/254782703

Events (I’ve produced)
https://vimeo.com/230216871
https://www.palmspringslife.com/events/gina-carey-films-2nd-annual-cv-indie-film-awards-to-be-held-at-the-best-western-plus-in-palm-desert/

Movie Trailers
https://vimeo.com/264466077
https://vimeo.com/226519450

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/aspiretoinspire/167825124

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/137763/255640054
https://vimeo.com/ondemand/theunexpected/150753003

Awards & Official Movie Nominations
 

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