About B. Danielle
Danielle Watkins, author, screenwriter, and filmmaker, was born and raised in Buffalo, New York, where she was exposed to a diverse spectrum of the arts including stage, and film. She began writing at the tender age of 9; starting with poems and short stories.
In 2000, at the age of 15, Ms. Watkins had her first poem published in the “Poetry Gems” Collection presented by The Famous Poets Society. Her first novel “No Other Man (A Three-Part Tragedy)” was released eleven years later on August 26, 2011, followed in succession by “Redeye (Book Two in the No Other Man Three Part Tragedy)”. Ms. Watkins later released “Forever Your Girl (Book Three in the No Other Man Three Part Tragedy)”, and “The Alyse Diaries Volume 1: Curious”; in August of 2014.
In 2013, Ms. Watkins’s focused shifted as she was officially announced, Head of the Creative Writing Department for M.PoWeR Productions LLC, based out of Atlanta, Georgia.
Over a year later “BlacButterflii: The Saigon Ruse Story” premiered to a sold-out crowd in Atlanta, Georgia. During the pre-production of “BlacButterflii” Watkins tried her hand at producing, writing, and directing a religious LGBT theme film entitled “Kisses in the Wind” which was screened at the 2015 Outreels Cincinnati Film Festival presented by the Cincinnati Film Society.
Ms. Watkins followed up her success by stepping into the web series limelight with her screen adaptation of the novel by Natalie Simone entitled “Girls Just Don’t Do That”, and finally closed the year out with another religious LGBT theme short film entitled “I’ve Seen Love Die”.
Two years ago, another milestone was reached when Ms. Watkins launched her own production company Dream N 1 Productions, LLC. Based out of Las Vegas, Nevada. Late that year, Dream N 1 Productions produced its first major production (though Dream N 1 Productions, LLC houses “Kisses in the Wind” as well as “I’ve Seen Love Die”) entitled “Parallel The Documentary” based on B. Danielle Watkins’ time in Paducah, Kentucky at the inaugural Cinema Systers Film Festival as the first and only African-American Filmmaker. “Parallel The Documentary” has since been screened in two countries overseas, as well as the most recent full circle journey at Outreels Film Festival 2017.
As if that was not enough, early 2017, 3030, the REVRY Original Series went into to production taking Ms. Watkins’ career to the next level becoming the first and only African-American woman to write, produce, and star in a REVRY Original Series. Known for some of her more controversial themes, in 2018 Ms. Watkins produced the short film “Choice” forcing the conversation about abortion, in her usual, clever and direct manner of writing. In addition to the entertainment facet of her life, Ms. Watkins is also an ambassador for Gay Girls Rock, a non-profit organization out of Los Angeles, California dedicated to inspiring LGBTQ people to take action in their personal development through charitable works.
She currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada. She is a Graduate of Winston Salem State University, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. With whom she held many positions, including a state executive board officer for the state of Nevada.