Club Delisa: The Club That Defied Jim Crow
Floyd Webb [floydwebb at clubdelisa.net]
Born in the city of Clarksdale, in the Mississippi Delta and raised on Chicago’s South and West side. Floyd Webb’s background includes global work in cinema, photojournalism, publishing and advertising. All these experiences contribute to his convergent skills as a producer, designer and consultant for the Internet and filmmaking
His past work includes; producer for Paris based Effervescence Production’s Future Mag series for France Arté, Feb. 2014; consultant for the THE MARCH, director John Akomfrah’s 50 Anniversary March on Washington produced by Robert Redford, March 2013; associate producer of the award winning Julie Dash Film, Daughters of the Dust (US 1992); local producer of the American Masters film, The World of Nat King Cole (2006); producer and director of music videos, short documentaries, and 3D animations project.
Webb has worked with filmmakers such as John Akomfrah, St. Clair Bourne, Jean Pierre Bekolo and Spike Lee doing research and production work on documentary, commercials, drama and short films. <more>
Mike Delisa [mikedelisa at clubdelisa.net]
Brooklyn-born Mike DeLisa has been a storyteller his entire life. He had a typical childhood—he enjoyed sports, watched films and television, and read comic books by the ton. The difference? DeLisa saved his baseball cards, sports newspapers, comic books, and other ephemera.That collection, now grown immeasurably large, served him well and forms the core of his uniqueapproach to history and the stories he tells.
For over a decade DeLisa’s boxing research has been made available through his web portal, TheCyber Boxing Zone (www.cyberboxingzone.com). Over that time he has come to be recognized asone of boxing’s foremost experts.
DeLisa worked as a historical consultant in the recent film, “Cinderella Man,” directed by RonHoward. DeLisa spent two years researching Braddock’s life and boxing during the GreatDepression for his book Cinderella Man (Milo Books, 2005), which landed on bookshelves aboutthe same time as the film. Prior to that book he co-authored, Philadelphia’s Boxing Heritage 1876-1976, published by Arcadia Press. He has published articles in leading boxing periodicals such as
Ring, Boxing Digest, and World Boxing. <more>
Simmie Williams [simmiewilliams at clubdelisa.net]
With more than twenty-nine-years in visual and print communications. Simmie brings a unique set of skills to graphic design. His early career history includes serving as the chief of graphics for the City of Gary Indi- ana, package designer for Frederick Z. Vallarta Associates, art director for Proctor and Gardner Advertising, and has spent the last twenty-three years with Playboy Enterprises Inc, as a print production artist.
At the start of 2012 Simmie began providing graphic design and con- sulting services to Midwest firms including: a full range of environmental graphic design, corporate identity, interpretive exhibits and themed spaces, wayfinding signage, and promotional print materials. <more>