Julius Tennon is an accomplished film, television, and theatre veteran with over thirty years of experience. A native of Austin, Texas, he began as both a thespian and a star linebacker. Tennon was offered a full football scholarship to the University of Tulsa, where he became the very first African-American to graduate from the theatre department. Most recently Tennon appeared in the Simone Biles’ biopic on Lifetime, which premiered on February 3rd, 2018. Tennon’s notable screen credits include: Get on Up, Fame, Friday Night Lights, Dazed and Confused, Lonesome Dove, and popular television shows such as Criminal Minds, Rizzoli & Isles, ER, The Practice, Mad About You, NYPD Blue, and Moesha, among many others. Tennon is the co-president of JuVee Productions which he founded with his wife Viola Davis. The Los Angeles-based production company develops and produces independent film, television, theater and digital content across all spaces of narrative entertainment.
Viola Davis is a critically revered, award-winning actress of film, television and theater. She is the first black actress to win Tony (Fences” & King Hedley II), Oscar (Fences) and Emmy (How to Get Away with Murder) awards for acting. Davis is currently starring in the ABC series How to Get Away with Murder, a role for which she became the first African American actress to receive the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. In 2012, Davis and her husband founded their production company, JuVee Productions, with its focus being on giving a voice to the voiceless through strong, impactful and culturally relevant narratives. Davis will next star in Steve McQueen’s Widows, alongside Colin Farrell and Liam Neeson.