Jean Claude LaMarre has quickly established himself as one of the leading young black filmmakers in the industry today. A native NewYorker, who grew up on the Island of Haiti, Jean Claude has carefully guided his career, both in front of and behind the camera, with talent and determination as well as an unwavering commitment to make a difference in the world of urban filmmaking. Whether it be as an actor appearing in such acclaimed works as Basquiat, Malcolm X, or Fresh, a screenwriter penning projects for a variety of studios including Columbia Pictures and Warner Bros, or as a Director whose growing list of credits include the religious Biopic "Color of the Cross" for Fox and the revisionist western "Brothers in arms" for Screen gems starring David Carradine. “I like films that take us outside the box...” said LaMarre who decided to take a step into directing several years ago following a career of critically-acclaimed performances opposite some of the biggest names in the industry, including Denzel Washington, Danny Glover, and Samuel L. Jackson. “I hope to broaden the African American movie viewing experience with the films that I make." among his latest projects, the Paramount film Chocolate City , written and Directed by LaMarre. He is currently in pre-production on his next feature "Six Shooters"“It’s every child’s fantasy, it's horses, its cool outfits, it's good guys versus bad guys, with good guys winning." Lamarre is also the founder of BlackWomenChannel.tv, an OTT service created in 2010 to provide video streaming content for African American female audience.