The 2016 Inaugural ceremony of the In The Spirit Entertainment National Talent competition was held at the Marietta Performing Arts Center, Marietta Georgia on the evening of February 27th, 2016 with a kick off of an ITSE red-carpet ceremony hosted by actress Shaquala King, and athlete-actress USA Olympic triple jumper Crystal Manning. The spectacular event host for the evening actor-designer Lamar Strait. The “In The Spirit Entertainment Lifetime Achievement Award” is given to a veteran artist, business person or group who has made notable contributions to the entertainment industry. The honoree is paid tribute to by acknowledgement of achievements and a chosen singer from the In The Spirit Entertainment finalist or an artist on the In The Spirit Entertainment Independent artist roster will perform to pay tribute to the honoree.
The 2016 In The Spirit Entertainment Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree announces Attorney Ricky Anderson, for his dedication in the commitment and dedication in the entertainment industry. Ricky Anderson, is a 1979 graduate of Benton Harbor High School, attended Prairie View A & M University, receiving a Bachelor of Business Administration in 1983, and his Juris Doctor Degree, from Texas Southern University’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law in 1992,and was admitted to the State Bar of Texas, in 1992.Attorney Ricky Anderson, has been the Managing Partner of the Law Firm of Anderson & Smith P.C., since 1994, with their office in Houston, Texas, as well as, an Adjunct Professor at Thurgood Marshall School of Law since 1998, where he Lectures Entertainment Law, Music Industry Contracts, and Trial Preparation. The National Bar Association’s Entertainment Attorney of the Year, 2006-2007, recipient of the National Bar Association’s Presidential Award, 2008, the National Bar Association Chair, Entertainment Sports and Arts Law Section 2010 to Present, National Bar Association’s Alternate Chair, Entertainment, Sports and Arts Law Section, 2008 – 2010, Advisor to the Grammy Board of Governors Texas Chapter 2010 – 2011, Grammy U Advocate of Year 2010 – 2011, Grammy Governor for The Recording Academy, Texas Board of Governors 2007 – 2010, 2011 – Present. The Law Firm of Anderson & Smith P.C. represents Celebrities, in addition In addition to the network television, movies, feature films, pay per view and HBO deals that Attorney Ricky Anderson develops, he is the Former Chairman and CEO of the Black Broadcasting Network Inc., is the former CEO and President of CBS Records, Inc.
We at In The Spirit Entertainment Salute Attorney Ricky Anderson with the 2016 In The Spirit Entertainment Lifetime Achievement Award