David Byrd, HUSSLUP

David Byrd

Board Chair

Organization of Black Screenwriters

Currently Working


David Byrd's combination of creative, entrepreneurial, and managerial experience accounts for the unique trajectory of his career as well as his ability to deliver results under difficult circumstances. He has successfully managed political and media campaigns at home and abroad; strategically deployed seven-figure budgets in compressed time periods, and, provided sage counsel to public and private sector concerns as a crisis communications consultant. David has written, directed, and produced hundreds of radio, television, and web spots for non-profits, the private sector, political candidates; as well as statewide referendums. His crisis communications work includes messaging, rapid response, speech writing, and brand protection strategy for movies, public school systems, attorneys, high-profile personalities, real estate developers, and executives. He remains one of the few African-Americans to serve as the sole media consultant for multiple citywide and statewide political races during the same election cycle. David has experience in both scripted and non-scripted television production and recently served as the Executive Producer and showrunner for the public affairs show State of Play which aired on the ambitious Black News Channel in 2021.


Story Producer, Screenwriter, Script Editor


Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

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