LYAH BETH LeFLORE
National Bestselling Author
TV & Film Writer & Producer
ALL ABOUT LYAH…
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Lyah Beth LeFlore-Ituen is a television and film producer, author, and music supervisor. With a career spanning 20+ years, she is noted by her peers as one of entertainment industry's most talented and versatile creatives. Her success has been highlighted in well-respected national publications and media outlets such as The New York Times, Essence Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, The Steve Harvey Morning Show, and CNN. LeFlore-Ituen has worked at Nickelodeon, Uptown Records/Entertainment, Wolf Films/Universal, and served as an in-house Producer and VP of TV Development and Production for Alan Haymon Development (AHD).
During her over ten-year tenure at AHD, LeFlore-Ituen helped broker major talent/touring deals with music royalty, from Destiny’s Child and Usher; under the company’s lucrative partnerships with powerhouse studios and entertainment conglomerates that include Sony TV and Live Nation. In 2018, she helped launch Golden Globe and Emmy Award Winning Director Anthony Hemingway’s production company, serving as SVP. The two powerhouses along with iconic tv producer, John Wells and his WB Studio based company, have a one-hour anthology series in development at HBO Max entitled, Things That Make White People Uncomfortable, inspired by Former NFL Superbowl Star, Michael Bennett’s book of the same name.
As an author, LeFlore-Ituen has eight critically-acclaimed books to her credit, two of which are National Bestsellers, ranging from fiction, and YA, to non-fiction. They include: Wildflowers (2009); and Last Night A DJ Saved My Life (2006); The Strawberry Letter: Real Talk, Real Advice, Because Bitterness Isn’t Sexy(2012) with Steve Harvey radio show co-host, Shirley Strawberry; and I Got Your Back: A Father and Son Keep It Real About Love, Fatherhood, Family, and Friendship (2007), with R&B music legends, Eddie Levert Sr. and Gerald Levert. She is currently developingproducing a limited series with
writer/director/producer power couple, Reggie Bythewood and Gina Prince Bythewood and their Undisputed Films, at Fox Studios, entitled “Ferguson,” based on her book Tell the Truth & Shame the Devil: The Life, Legacy, and Love of My Son Michael Brown (2015) co-authored with Lezley McSpadden, mother of slain Ferguson teen, Michael Brown, who is also a producer on the project.
Coming Soon: Contributor to the six-volume series, Trailblazers: Black Women who Helped Make America Great by Gabrielle David to be released 2021-2022. In Fall 2021, I Collect My Eyes…A Memoir: A Mother and Daughter’s Spiritual Journey and Conversations about Love, Motherhood, Death, and Healing, the long-awaited final collaboration coauthored with her late mother, St. Louis Poet Laureate Emeritus, Shirley Bradley Price LeFlore
LeFlore-Ituen is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the literary arts-based nonprofit, The Shirley Bradley LeFlore Foundation/Creative Arts and Expression Laboratory, which honors LeFlore’s late mother, St. Louis Poet Laureate Emeritus, and 2Leaf Press author, Shirley Bradley Price LeFlore. A force in her own right, LeFlore-Ituen, is a versatile, multi-hyphenate visionary, whose greatest achievement is being a mom and wife.