Ayana Stafford, founder and Executive Producer of Leopard Stripes Productions discovered her passion for Media Production when she attended Arts High School in Newark, NJ. Stafford continued her studies at William Paterson University and obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications with a concentration in Media Production and Broadcast Journalism in 2008. After working at networks such as VH1 and News 12 New Jersey and compelled by the urban struggle Stafford decided to pursue a career in education in her native Newark, NJ. Working as a substitute teacher at her alma mater Arts High School and then moving on to teach Video Production at Malcolm X. Shabazz High School. Unable to ignore her original passion, Stafford decided to become an entrepreneur and founded the production company, Leopard Stripes Productions LLC.
Leopard Stripes Productions LLC is a boutique full service production company that offer media services from pre to post production. Also specializing in media event production. Leopard Stripes Productions goal is to be apart of a movement that inspires a flourish of movies and television content that come directly from Newark, NJ. LSP has done such by producing its original talk show, TTYL (Talk to You Later). TTYL is a panel discussion current events talk show targeting high school and college students. In 2014 LSP produced the renowned documentary, The Race to Save Brick City, following the Newark Mayoral election featuring Mayor Ras Baraka. Ayana Stafford is currently a fellowship member of Leadership Newark and hopes to create real change in the Newark Arts Community.