Rahman Ali Bugg

Rahman Ali Bugg

PopStar Media Inc
Director, Director of Development, Filmmaker, Host/presenter, Manager, Post-Production Supervisor, Producer, Transmedia Producer and Videographer

New York City, New York

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About Rahman

Rahman Ali Bugg is a veteran television producer with credits that span multiple formats, genres and networks. With notable supervisor/coordinator credits on music performance shows like VH1’s Hip Hop Honors, The YouTube Music Awards, and most recently MTV Woodies 2016, Rahman’s live format experience is proven and respected across broadcast and digital platforms. Most recently his work on Viceland’s King of The Road Finale, VH1’s Love & Hip Hop: The Wedding and BET’s 20 of 2015 End Of Year Special as well as the BET News Millennial initiative: What’s At Stake, illustrate his ability to tackle any budget, format, genre and style of storytelling.

Rahman’s hands-on approach to producing and developing ideas makes him a more than capable producer/director on a set as well as in an edit. This combination of skill and talent proves an invaluable asset in his roles as an executive producer/showrunner. His informed leadership and creativity led him to an NABJ Award for his contributions to the BET’s Hip Hop vs America News Special and most recently a 2015 Cynopsis Social Good Award for the aforementioned, What’s At Stake digital series. In addition to laudable ratings achievements throughout his busy career, Rahman’s body of work and breadth of experience have always been his calling card within the fast-evolving world of media and content creation.

Weaving through the landscape of formats and media companies as a free-spirited media professional is not as easy as it looks on paper, but Rahman has done that and then some throughout his storied career. Currently, Rahman serves as Creative Director for PopStar Media Inc, whose credits include the short films Tastes Like Medicine and Shades of Brooklyn Vol.1 as well as the TV One Special, Top R&B Divas of All-Time.

1 of 12 children born & raised in Paterson New Jersey, Rahman holds a BA from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Communications and often speaks to and mentors students there and throughout the New York Metro area. A community-oriented human, Rahman also mentors youth in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn where he resides and serves on the board of directors for Nomadic Explorers - a Brooklyn-based non-profit organization that teaches low-income kids the importance of travel through mentorship and travel experiences.





  • Tastes Like Medicine

    Tastes Like Medicine (2016)
    Film (Short, Drama and Fantasy) Producer A young man has a mental breakdown at his ex-lovers baby shower, which causes a rift in his reality.

  • What's at Stake

    What's at Stake (2014)
    Television (Talk-Show) Producer Add a Plot »

  • YouTube OnStage Live from the Kennedy Center

    YouTube OnStage Live from the Kennedy Center (2014)
    TV Movie (Music) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Best Funeral Ever

    Best Funeral Ever (2013)
    Television (Reality-TV) Producer Add a Plot »

  • 2013 YouTube Music Awards

    2013 YouTube Music Awards (2013)
    Television Producer Add a Plot »

  • Washington Heights

    Washington Heights (2013)
    Television (Reality-TV) Producer Follows a group of best friends living, working and playing in the gritty, diverse New York neighborhood of Washington Heights. Though fiercely proud of where they come from, the show charts the triumphs and pitfalls as the cast struggle to push past the confines of their upbringing in order to carve out bright futures for themselves. Despite the obstacles that threaten to stand in the way of their respective pursuits (professional baseball, hip hop artist, spoken-word poet), they always have each others backs. The Heights is a celebration of friendship, neighborhood pride, and making your way in life while having a good time along the way. Written by MTV

  • Funk Flex Full Throttle

    Funk Flex Full Throttle (2011)
    Television (Music and Reality-TV) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Yes We Will! BET's Inaugural Celebration (BET)

    Yes We Will! BET's Inaugural Celebration (BET) (2009)
    BE Producer Add a Plot »

  • 2009 Soul Train Awards

    2009 Soul Train Awards (2009)
    Television Producer Add a Plot »

  • College Hill: South Beach

    College Hill: South Beach (2009)
    Television (Reality-TV) Director Add a Plot »

  • Shades of Brooklyn Vol. 1

    Shades of Brooklyn Vol. 1 (2008)
    Film (Short) Producer Volume 1 examines the theme of sexuality and our youth. Our story begins with Temporary Insanity, in which two working-class subway commuters find themselves disturbed by the rambunctious and intrusive banter of a group of high school boys coming home from basketball practice. The boys become concerned when they realize that one of their members, Lashaun, is distant and withdrawn. Finally, as Lashaun is beginning to confide in his friends that he is questioning his own contradictory behavior, the two older commuters begin to find themselves interested in Lashaun's relatable story. Karma finds Gus, a 40-something-year-old homeowner, taking a break from doing some home repair, when he is interrupted by his dramatic neighbor, Lonny, who is seeking advice. Lonny, a 30-something-year-old father, begins to retell a conversation with his 6-year-old daughter where she asks him about sex. Lonny, clearly wanting to avoid the subject, neglects to give his daughter straight forward answers, and ... Written by Daoud Abeid & Dahkil Hausif

  • The Hook Up

    The Hook Up (2008)
    Television (Family) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Hip Hop vs. America: A BET Town Hall

    Hip Hop vs. America: A BET Town Hall (2007)
    TV Movie (News) Producer Add a Plot »

  • 2nd Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors

    2nd Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors (2005)
    TV Movie (Music) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Hip-Hop Honors

    Hip-Hop Honors (2004)
    Television (Music) Producer Add a Plot »

  • This Is My Band: D12

    This Is My Band: D12 (2004)
    TV Movie (Documentary) Director Add a Plot »

  • Red Light, Green Light

    Red Light, Green Light (2003)
    Film (Short) Actor Add a Plot »

  • Nowhere Fast

    Nowhere Fast (1997)
    Film Miscellaneous Crew Add a Plot »


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