THE FGW TEAM

Stephanie Frederic
Founder and CEO

Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist Stephanie Frederic is the owner of FGW Productions & Transmedia.

Seven times, the National Association of Black Journalists has honored Stephanie with its distinguished Salute to Excellence Award. Other professional honors have come from the California RTNDA, The Houston Press Club, The Houston International Film Festival, The San Francisco Human Rights Commission, The Sabaoth Int’l Film Festival in Milan and most recently the Turks and Caicos and Redemptive Film Festivals.

Her company produced BET’s award-winning biography series, "Journeys in Black" as well as behind-the-scenes movie specials for Universal Pictures, FOX Searchlight and New Line Cinema plus one-hour network specials for NBC, HGTV, and BET. Stephanie’s documentary film, "From Darkness to Light" – the life story of famous gospel singer Donnie McClurkin, has won film festival awards around the world.

Starting in 1988, Stephanie was a familiar face as a network news correspondent for Black Entertainment TV. She spent two decades in the industry working for King World Production’s Inside Edition, American Journal and a host of other local stations around the country including KRON- San Francisco (NBC), KRIV-Houston (FOX), KWTV-Oklahoma City (CBS) and KLAX, Alexandria, Louisiana.

A native of Alexandria, Louisiana, Stephanie holds a BA degree in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma.



Erik Hicks
Chief Creative Officer

Erik Hicks is an entertainment industry veteran who has managed, consulted, marketed & branded, top singer/song writers, producers, models, actors & athletes alike. Erik has also written & produced records for notable legends such as Aretha Franklin, Curtis Mayfield & Regina Belle to name a few. Erik is currently partnered with Interscope Records co-founder & Chairman/CEO of Radar Pictures, Ted Field. They're producing the Haitian Jack miniseries which has been written by Oscar-nominated writer and co-executive producer of "Straight Outta Compton" Alan Wenkus. The miniseries will also be directed by Tupac biopic "All Eyez on Me" director Benny Boom.



Flo McAfee
Concept and Communications Advisor

With a strong communications and community relations background, Flo brings a unique perspective to FGW Productions & Transmedia. From working political campaigns to writing public relations strategies, from world traveler to the White House, Flo produces creative that connects and content that influences.



Victor Gonzaga
VP Post Production

Award-winning producer/editor with two decades of experience in production and post production work for major motion picture studios and Fortune 500 companies. Victor consistently ups the ante for our clients providing them with fresh ideas and concepts for our emerging digital world. We can always depend on Vic to bring his "A" game.



Shawn Edwards
Senior Producer

Known around Hollywood as "the best celebrity interviewer," Shawn possesses a unique style in making Hollywood’s rich and famous feel right at home. His interviews are case studies for how to ask questions and get "real" answers. For 14 years, he’s hosted and produced daily segments on the movies and now joins FGW as Senior Producer of our behind-the-scenes network specials.