Erica James is a talented entertainer/entrepreneur who continuously displays her multifaceted talents as a professional actress, model, singer, and most importantly a businesswoman in the entertainment, TV/Film production, and real estate investment industries. A native of Lake Charles, Louisiana, Erica embarked on her journey to stardom at the age of 13; modeling, singing, writing music and taking drama classes. As she continued to hone in on her skills as a writer, performer and professional model, it became apparent to those close to Erica that she was undoubtedly destined for greatness.
With an extensive background in the entertainment and video production fields, the possibilities have indeed been endless for her. Blessed with the opportunity to appear in publications worldwide, as well as share the same stage with various domestic and international entities provides Erica the vital experience needed to achieve and to continue striving for the achievement of her success.
Assisting a host of entertainers in their music endeavors has also provided a few more notches on the belt of this seasoned entertainer. When focusing on her musical exploits, Erica excels as a singer/songwriter and performer blessed with distinctive, yet creative talents. Influences on her classy style and technique include Billy Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman. While her R&B and Pop inspirations include Kelly Rowland, Madonna, Rihanna, Aliyah, Selena Johnson, Lady Gaga, Brandy and Mary J. Blidge just to name a few! Her music is a fusion of classy jazz, rock with a touch of pop, some urban sounds and inspirational lyrics; all complimenting her soulful and melodic voice. It is with this unique style that Erica longs to instill her fervor and passion for music into the hearts of millions.
As the owner of Profetik, LLC; she has helped launch the careers of Models and Talent nationwide. A true veteran, James utilized the connections and support systems that she established from years of working with producers, photographers and designers in the entertainment, media and production industries. When she began Profetik her mission was simple: To assist Models and Talent by helping them to achieve their goals within the entertainment industry. However, after ten years of running Profetik she now realizes that to be effective it requires much, much more!
Profetik has developed into a one-stop-shop to not only assist and develop Models and Talent, but to also supply our Clients “the substance” they need for special events, hostessing, promotions, conventions, fashion, print, commercial, television, stage play, video, runway needs, etc. Now operating under a new mission statement, Profetik’s aim is to provide Models, Talent, and Clients unparalleled representation/customer service and to combine with those services effective marketing techniques and cutting edge technology.
The year 2012 proved to be a year in which Erica’s career began to shift more to her video-production side. That February she became co-founder of 1108 Films & Management Co., LLC (2012-2013) and by March she began freelancing with Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) & Fine Line Productions in Atlanta, GA. 1108 was a small production company, based out of Washington, DC & Atlanta, GA, in the TV/Film industry; which produced independent short films & documentaries, as well as small-budget music videos. Thanks to 1108, GPB, and Fine Line, she has had the opportunity to dive more into her field; work and progress in such a way that not only has allowed her to gain more experience but open new doors. Expect to see much more from Erica James….
Academic Honor Achievements
Merit Award for Outstanding Achievement in News Gathering
The Art Institute of Houston