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The First Option Teams

First Option Entertainment is a full service, nationwide, live-event production company. Their video production, editing and live-streaming services are headquartered in Los Angeles, California where, consistently, the teams are relied upon to create a variety of fundraisers, red carpet galas, and numerous live programs. Responsible to envision, develop, script-write, establish timelines, direct, talent manage, record the event and over-see live shows, the company has produced and been in-charge of Virtual Engagements, Brand Activations, Conventions, Conferences, Corporate Gatherings, Award Events, Panels, Forums, small Concerts, and upscale Fashion Events.

First Option is no stranger to high-profile talent management. Their shows have included, President Barak Obama to music moguls Beyonce' & Jay-Z. Sports legends LeBron James and Michael Jordan, to actor Tina Fey and Oscar winners Jamie Foxx and Halle Berry. They have produced (with great reviews) for the prestigious New York Fashion Week in Bryant Park. The company's work also includes an 'unscripted' Wedding series for WE-TV, plus the Emmy's Foundation Awards, and the global regional conference for the leading luxury brand, Louis Vuitton.

Paula Bond

First Option Founder, Paula Bond Brown

"My advantage? I've seen it all. . . .from both sides."

First, as a popular on-air broadcaster then behind the scenes producing, writing and directing live shows. Paula's experience has given her company that unique advantage as media and live-event producers.

Paula began accumulating her production experiences on Hollywood sound stages and red carpets while working as an entertainment reporter/producer for BET and KABC, followed by an assignment as film and TV segment producer for NBC's 'Access Hollywood'. Prior to her career as a television broadcaster and producer, Paula's creative talents found the perfect expression when her fashion career took her throughout Europe as a high-fashion model. The outcome of Paula's global experience has resulted in her becoming a savvy Live Event Producer, now with over 18 years as managing partner of First Option Entertainment.

Dawan Brown

Producer, Dawan Brown

It was his enthusiasm, integrity, creativity and understated comedic charm that made Dawan a perfect fit for over 15 years with First Option. Dawan is naturally gifted with the organizational tools and temperament necessary to effectively and efficiently facilitate production related services.

As a Lead Producer and Run-of-Show Manager Dawan began in "the industry" as a volunteer with the Los Angeles based non-profit organization, AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA), at the time, partnering with Earvin "Magic" Johnson in an NBA All-Star Weekend Celebrity Fashion Show. His continual rise went from Project Coordinator, Stage Manager, Project Manager to Producer and Technical Director. Years of great experiences have allowed Dawan to work with Halle Berry, Oprah Winfrey, Louis Vuitton, Samuel L. Jackson, Will Smith, Nike, Suze Orman, Beyonce & Jay-Z, the late Kobe Bryant and more. His International travels fuel his creativity providing for years of satisfied clients of First Option Entertainment.

Paula and JSAV team

Marcus, Redd and Paula

Paula, Dawan, Diallo

Talented, Creative and Collaborative

Yep, That's Our Event's Team

First Option Entertainment is a production company of seasoned professionals with the knowledge and creativity to orchestrate events tailored to any occasion. We delight in creating productions that are impeccably planned, flawlessly executed, and truly unique to each and every client. Through the leadership of Paula Bond Brown, the First Option Team consists of talented industry professionals including, Audio/Visual - staging, lighting & sound, Videographer, Editor, Graphics Designer, Writer, Producers, Stage Managers, Project Managers and Production Assistants.

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