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Film Director Zoana Price Talks Hollywood Icons and Living Life by Design

Full given name: Zoana Price
Where you were born and raised: Denver
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Current Project: Never Alone, an 11 Eleven 11 Project film

What drew you to this project? It’s an inspiring story one that almost anybody can relate to. I realized I had a lot in common with Cynthia [a character in the movie] and I also felt alone before I decided to live my life by design, not default.

What do you hope viewers walk away with after seeing this project?
I want them to be inspired. I want them to have hope and realize they have the power to control their destiny and that they are never alone.

Who are your personals idols in the industry?
Debbie Allen, for inspiring me to direct, and Reuben Cannon, for teaching me everything about producing.

Performer you would drop everything to go see:
Janet Jackson

Pop culture guilty pleasure:
Facebook and Wendy Williams

What’s on your music playlist?
Janet Jackson, Babyface, Teena Marie, Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, Donna Summer, Maroon 5

MAC or PC?

Worst job you ever had:

Three things you can’t live without:
iPhone, air conditioning, dancing

Most-visited websites:,,

Last book you read:
The 5 Love Languages

Last good movie you saw:
Jumping the Broom

Some films you consider classics:
Alien, The Birds, The Long Kiss Goodnight, Love and Basketball, Imitation of Life, Under the Tuscan Sun

Favorite screen or commercial opportunities:
Having the opportunity to work for a Hollywood icon, Reuben Cannon, and the experience and friends I made working at Tyler Perry Studios

Previous work?
Worked at Tyler Perry Studios, Fox 5 Atlanta, WGCL, 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Atlanta Journal and Constitution, program director for Women in Film and Television Atlanta and directed two television talk shows.