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Inspired by true events, 'Behind The Pulpit' is a revealing look at the life of a young girl, whose Dad was a Vietnam Veteran turned Preacher. Many soldiers returned from Vietnam with serious issues, and Elder Carlos Porter was no exception. Unable to control the vivid images of war, or the emptiness of being forgotten by his country, Porter controlled the one thing he felt he could, his family. From severe beatings, to monitoring the way food was chewed, Porter ruled with an iron fist. This book is the untold story of life with a Vietnam Dad, told from his 9-year-old daughter's point of view.
Founder and President of FastLane Pictures, LLC., a company that develops TV/FILM projects, Sanedria Potter is without a doubt one of the most passionate personalities in the entertainment industry. She is a multi-talented powerhouse. www.fastlanepictures.com
True to her fearless character, North Carolina born Sanedria Potter, left her job as a 911 operator and moved across country to California and attended the NEW YORK FILM ACADEMY at Universal Studios. She studied Filmmaking, Editing, Stage, and Screenwriting. During that time she participated in numerous productions.
Currently she is creating several Television Pilots and developing Screenplays. Her film “Split Decision”, that tackles the issues of the HIV virus in relationships, was screened at the “Women of Color Arts and Film Festival”, in Atlanta, Ga. The Texas Law Enforcement Commission as part of their HIV Training curriculum is also utilizing her film for all Officers in the entire state of Texas. Her latest screenplay, that chronicles the life of one of the members of a Legendary Singing Trio O’Jays , is currently in development with some great talent attached.
Most recently she has co-written several television concepts with Diedra Wayans (Wayans Girl Productions). The pilot for the “Ladies Laughing Out Loud” reality series, which is a Wayans Girl/FastLane Pictures production, was recently filmed in Atlanta, Ga. and was directed by Sanedria Potter. The pilot for “Hollywood Teen Buzz” , a teen entertainment show, was filmed in Los Angeles, Ca, and was also directed by Sanedria Potter. She also directed a stageplay titled “Chess” that premiered at the Porter Sanford Performing Arts Center. She brought the Los Angeles hit one man show “Did You Do Your Homework” (Winner of the 2010 NAACP Theatre Award) to the Atlanta market and was Producer and Stage Manager on the project.
She has also worked on a production with the cast of BET’s College Hill Interns, NBC’s America’s Got Talent-Atlanta Casting, produced the 2008/2009/2010/2011/2012 NC Underground Music Awards (NCUMAS) and the 2008 Carolina Inspirational and Gospel Music Awards (CIGMAS), and co-produced a radio show called “Relationship Talk w/ Charmaine” on WATB 1420. She adapted a popular children’s book into a musical, “The Adventures of Cory” and had a successful opening of the show.
The writing of her first book "Behind the Pulpit” was something she felt she had to do. She wanted people, young and old, to know that you can overcome anything. The book took her to many cities for book signings and readings. She was featured on WGHP FOX 8 for their “Meet the Author” segment. She has had speaking engagements at schools, focusing on topics of “bullies” and “being inspired”. These issues are tackled in her book. She is currently working on her next book.