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Focusing on comic book related content, Excelsior! Television Networks is driven to be the premier channel for the comic book fan experience

  • Stage Concept Only
  • Industry Media and Entertainment
  • Location North Bethesda, MD, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded July 2012
  • Employees 7
  • Website

Company Summary

Excelsior! Television Networks is the first premium cable television network dedicated to the Comic Book Pop Culture. Excelsior! TV will tap into the market for comics-related television, movies, documentaries and original programming by producing content exclusively for its network and airing pre-made content from mainstream markets. Excelsior! TV will offer a range of programming from PG to R ratings.


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    DeAndre "D.L." L. Truesdale

    An avid lover of comic books, films, and animation, DeAndre’ “D. L.” Truesdale began his professional art career in
    1994 as a Freelance Graphic Artist and Illustrator for various t-shirt design companies. Branching out on his own by creating DarkWater Enterprises, initially as a clothing design company specializing in urban clothing for men, women, and children, Mr. Truesdale decided to concentrate on sequential
    art by creating comic books.

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    Johnny "J.L." L. Truesdale

    Johnny Truesdale brings a background serving honorably as an airman of the United States Air Force for 13 years, where eight of those years were spent as a Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO). Leading by example, Mr.
    Truesdale completed his AAS in Fire Science in May 2007
    while attending the Community College of the Air force
    (CCAF) program. Continuing to strive for excellence, he
    completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Management at

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    Shirley G Truesdale
    EVP, HR and Administration

    Shirley Truesdale attended American University, where she received
    her Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information
    Systems. Upon her decision to continue her education after
    getting married and starting a family, she attended Bowie State University where she earned a Master of Arts degree in Human Resource Development. She is currently an independent business owner with one of the most prestigious telecommunication and
    energy comp

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    LaKeia D Atkinson
    EVP, Business Affairs

    Lakeia Atkinson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Southeastern University in 2008. In
    2011, Ms. Atkinson earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix.

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    LaTasha DeLeaver
    EVP, Marketing

    LaTasha DeLeaver earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Project Management. Ms. DeLeaver brings numerous years of experience in the areas
    of legal assisting, public transportation, and travel. During
    her tenure as a federal government employee, Ms. DeLeaver
    worked in various capacities, including Legal Secretary and
    Case Management Assistant. She

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    William Catlett
    Television Broadcast Engineer/Advisor

    Mr. Catlett has 15 years of television broadcast media expertise at Comcast and PBS. He posses knowledge in building infrastructure and broadcast equipment. Mr. Catlett plays a key advisory role at Excelsior! TV.


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    Garikai A Beverly

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