We had the good fortune of connecting with Anntreece Jones and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Anntreece, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
I wanted to create my own platform for my own play, tv, and film productions, to bring my content to life. I was tired of being told no and being treated as if I was a nobody. At that point I made a promise to myself that from that day going forward, I was determined to brand myself and let the world see how creative I am as a woman and how I am able to reach the heart and soul of my viewers. Having integrity, believing in myself, walking by faith, and desiring to leave a legacy for my family to follow and build upon is my yellow brick road to success. This isn’t just about me though, I have a whole army behind me. I want to give back and open up avenues where the unseen talent in my city can be seen!! I am going to bring Hollywood to my city, to Fort Worth, TX!! A woman without a vision will parish… and I’m far from that, I am a visionary who has a heart for the lost, those who are hurting, the scorned and abused, Anntreece Jones Productions will be known across the world as a power house production company.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
As a writer I believe one of the most awarding things on this journey has been able to step outside the box and show how powerful of a writer I am!! I won and was voted BEST PLAYWRIGHT in my city, in 2019 & 2020 right here in Fort Worth, TX !! Who would’ve thought little old me, from Stop Six, Texas, would be walking up and being recognized in my city as THE Best Playwright, 2 years in a row!! It’s nobody but God! Getting to this point hasn’t been easy, especially for my family. Sacrificing as a whole and going without a few things just to make sure I could produce these play productions caused some heart ache but always ended in joy. Starting a business with absolutely no capital, just constantly robbing Peter to pay Paul was how I got by. Would I suggest this for someone looking to start this type of business, no, but I will say, where there is a will, there is a way. One of the hardest lessons I’ve learned is that family is not your biggest support system, it’s the people, the world is full of strangers who will support you more than your family. Not saying that I don’t have family support, but I have family that has never seen not ONE of my productions, and I use to let that get me really down but God had to show me that my target audience is not my family, it’s the world. A world that’s thirsty for hope, inspiration, direction, and the unfiltered truth. I want the world to know that I’m full of imperfections but God still saw fit to use me to reach others. I am creative who doesn’t hold back the truth, I believe the truth will set someone free. My plays, films, and tv series is so unveiling and really tugs at the heart of the people. I have taken my experiences and flaws and brought them to the screen. When you see me, your looking at a walking miracle because I shouldn’t be here, but God saw something in me that I didn’t see in myself until now.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
One of my favorite spots here in my city is Crab Station!! Ooowwee!! Can you say lip smacking good! They have some of the largest snowcrab clusters and I get so full! And let’s not forget about Poppin Fresh Barbecue were you can listen to the most amazing live bands on Thursday and Friday nights right here and n the city!! Check out these amazing places!! And tell them Anntreece Jones owner of Anntreece Jones Productions sent you!!
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would like to recognize my Bishop Ontario Jones, my amazing spiritual leader who gave me my first yes on this journey. Coming from a dark place in my life after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, I knew that my life was over, until I was given opportunity to utilize my talents within my church. I felt as if I had gotten a second chance to live and really let others see the power of God use me in a way that I couldn’t imagine. Bishop Jones’ YES revitalized my spirit and gave me that extra push that God himself knew I needed. While others found my illness humorous, God lifted me up and set me on a platform were I could reach those who were hurting like me, confused like me, discouraged like me, and in the midst of it all my Bishop & his beautiful wife Tamika Jones, believed in me. Placing me over the drama ministry at my church saved me and pulled me from that dark place and I will forever be grateful for him & loving wife. His yes allowed me to be at this point, 16 stage plays later, with several films and my TV Series B+LOCKED on the way!! Thank you again Bishop Ontario Jones & First Lady Tamika Jones who is also one of my amazing actresses that’s a part of AJP.
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