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BK Fulton, Executive ProducerBK Fulton, Executive Producer 
Chairman and CEO of Soulidifly Productions. Soulidifly is a full feature film, stage and TV investment and production company designed to promote a more inclusive narrative in major media. In 2018, Soulidifly produced four feature length films (River Runs Red, Atone, 1 Angry Black Man and Love Dot Com: The Social Experiment). Soulidifly has several projects in development including a biopic on Bass Reeves titled Hell on the Border and the popular Mr. Business: The Adventures of Little BK book series. Prior to becoming a full-time author and media entrepreneur, BK was Vice President of the Mid-Atlantic Region for Verizon Communications, Inc. ($5.5B Rev.) and President of Verizon West Virginia ($400M Rev.). He has held senior leadership, media, technology and policy development posts with the U.S. Department of Commerce, AOL, Time Warner, Verizon (FiOS TV and founder Community Studio) and the National Urban League (first NPO in the world to broadcast a conference over the Internet). He is an inventor (EZ Reader), a published author of five books and is considered one of the most influential African Americans in technology. His influential papers on technology and community building are permanently archived at the Smithsonian Institute. BK is trained as an intellectual property lawyer and serves on the boards of Norfolk State University, TowneBank,, the American Documentary Film Fund, Virginians for Reconciliation, Boon Castle (US Division) and (the first fully accredited on-line film school in the US). He is also the Chairman of SoulVision.TV, Ario Technologies (emeritus), Body Snatchers Productions, Encrypted Sensors, Encrypted Grid and founding editor of SoulVision Magazine. BK holds a bachelor’s degree in urban affairs and planning with two years of computer engineering and architecture (Virginia Tech), a Master of Science degree in management and policy analysis (Harvard/New School-Milano), and a Juris Doctorate in intellectual property, electronic commerce and electronic communications law (New York Law School). Find more at

BK Fulton, Executive Producer