DeWayne Cox is an accomplished and award winning producer of video, film and television production. He has extensive experience in the production of broadcast and cable television programming. He started as an usher and manager at the famed Chicago Theater. The Penn State alum began his production career in 1984 and landed a staff/production position in the Los Angeles Summer Olympics, which lasted for over 8 years.
In 1995, DeWayne Cox founded Meltdown Entertainment, a full-service film and television production company, which initially specialized in music video production. Under the Meltdown umbrella, DeWayne produced and directed an array of music videos for major record labels, such as MCA, Sony, Motown, A&M and Atlantic Records. DeWayne went on to produce and/or direct a slate of 6 different programming series for Viacom's BET Action Pay-Per-View Network. He also provided the post-production for 80% of the network's original programming. DeWayne developed and produced original programming for the home video market such as Funny Futhermuckers in Concert Volumes 1 and 2; a series of hilarious stand-up comedy performances.
DeWayne Cox also produced a wide range of projects, such as special events, documentary shorts, commercials, industrials, major events, and corporate and political image videos for major corporations and the entertainment industry. Some of his clients include; Shell Oil Company, Lawry's Foods, The City of Los Angeles, The State of California, Southern California Air Quality Management District, CBS, ABC/Disney, The University of Southern California, Denzel Washington, Debbie Allen, NFL Football, The LA84 Olympic Foundation, The US Olympic Committee and NCAA Football.
One of DeWayne's most personally gratifying endeavors has been the co-founding of the Youth n Play Foundation, with the objective of introducing the arts and cultural diversity to inner-city youth. Youth n' Play produced several stage plays such as Hello Dollyand Hair, as well as, the annual Winter Wonderland Parade and Carnival (a 2 day job-fair, parade, entertainment festival with rides and exhibits and gift give-away for over 50,000 participants). Another component of the program was to utilize seasoned instructors and entertainment industry professionals to provide real-world job training for our urban youth.
In 2009, DeWayne Cox teamed up with outstanding actress/producer Yeniffer Behrens and True Form Films and we served as Executive Producers on Create Option C: My Journey with Cancer. This is an award-winning feature documentary about actress Lourdes Colon. In 2013, True Form Films also included accomplished actor/producer Mauricio Mendoza. Together we produced the award-winning feature film After School. We also recently completed production of Fighting Chance, a feature film set in urban Los Angeles.
DeWayne Cox is a proud member of the excellent True Form Films team. Our goal is to make films that touch people in a positive way. DeWayne Cox is also a dialysis patient but is still dedicated to his craft. His latest projects include What The Heck Is Dialysis… And How Did I Get Here?!. Incorporating his unique experience, it’s a feature documentary about kidney disease. There are 13% of Americans with kidney disease and the goal is to raise awareness about the growing epidemic, especially amongst minorities and to help prevent it through education.