Darkan Entertainment is an independent film and media company formed in 2010. Its objective is to bring quality media and content to film and television.Many of the projects and topic stemming from Darkan entertainment will focus on redemptive and empowering themes, something that seems to be missing in today’s market. Through the creative process of directing, writing, producing and acting this objective will be accomplished.
Darkan Entertainment is owned, operated and managed by Choice Skinner whose chief aim and primary objective is to create exciting and groundbreaking content for domestic and international distribution as well as raise the bar for today’s media.The company’s main focus will be to develop productions that can be made with modest budgets but will have huge and favorable ROI (Return on Investments) for the investors and financiers that may embark on future funding opportunities with the company for the creation of quality content.Please review this website at your leisure to read more on the CEO and the properties that are currently completed, in production or in development.
Choice Skinner was born and raised in Brooklyn New York and from a very early age was always into some form of entertainment. As a teen he joined his first band where he began writing music and studied the art of music production. In his spare time he wrote short stories and studied martial arts under the tutelage of Sifu/Sensei Dyron Jackson.
After High School he pursued a music career and moved to Augusta/Atlanta Ga. There, he honed his music production skills by producing and managing various musical groups and talent of different genres. In 1992 He opened up "Dyron and Darkan's School Of Martial Arts" the second largest school in Augusta Ga." A meeting with Tom Schrenk introduced him to the self-defense system of Bojuka in which he has become certified a 5th level regional director and instructor in knife fighting, asp tactical baton, and empty hand.
Years later a chance meeting with R&B artist Rome had Choice relocating to California to become a producers in Rome's entertainment company. Eventually Choice was turned onto another unknown passion... acting! Next to music and martial arts, acting has become a mainstay of his life. His training at Bobbie Chance's "Expressions Unlimited" studios for four years of study, prepared Choice to appear on the television show "The District", and in the films titled "Killjoy 2 Deliverance From Evil", "Black Magic" and the horror/comedy film "Cryptz" in which he starred as lead.
A sample of his additional acting work includes an episode of "The Shield", the prestigious television show “Lost” (in which he performed a stunt), the film "Transylmainia" a vampire comedy in which he acted in and performed as fight coordinator and “Free Samples” starring Jessie Eisenburg and Jason Ritter. In the spring of 1999 he wrote his first screenplay titled "A New Life" and has since completed his eighth script entitled "Two Wrongs Make A Right". His fifth script "The Sins Of My Father" advanced to the quarter finals and top 5% of 2004's Nicholls Screenwriting Fellowship.
Choice is a twenty seven year martial art veteran and trains in the systems of Bojuka, EKG, Wing Chun, Kali/Escrima, Aikido, Boxing, Iaido, Fencing, Jeet Kune Do, and Jujitsu. He has choreographed fight/action sequences for several films and taught numerous actors of television and film fame such as Mekhi Phifer, Tatiyanna Ali, Patrick Kilpatrick, Mehcad Brooks and Kiko Ellsworth .
Choice has lived in Los Angeles for the past 12 years and is a Martial Arts instructor by trade. His background as a director stems back to his first music Choice wrote songs and directed his first music video entitled "Summer Rain" for the artist known as "Serron". For his second outing as director he co-directed the music video "Moving Forward" for actor/Hip Hop artist Dawone (Allen Maldonado) and directed his first film trailer entitled "We Are Family" and third music video "Heart Of A Hustler" starring the artist Lazarus.
With the birth of his film company Darkan Entertainment Choice’s influence as a film director can be seen in the short films “Brotherly Love” “Torment”, webisode “The One Percent” and the many other film projects he is currently is involved with as creator, director or producer. Choice presently teaches and coaches actors at the Breaking Through Acting Workshop located in Sherman Oaks, CA. He has been brought on the set of several shorts and films as a hired gun to coach actors privately and behind the scenes as well.
Farley Jackson was born in Panama City, CA, and was considered “unique” as soon as he entered this world. He was born blue and looked like a Smurf.
His childhood was spent in the tough, gang infested neighborhoods of South Central, Los Angeles. But, Farley did not succumb to his environment. His no-nonsense father and deeply religious mother instilled him with core values that gave him a moral balance. In fact, Farley credits his parents for his survival and the path he eventually chose.
He was an athlete who participated in various sports, and spent time studying martial arts. He attended Whittier College and, later, became a certified lifeguard. But Fraley knew there was more to life than physical activity. Indeed, he was drawn to the arts and wanted to pursue music and acting. He became a local sensation as a rapper and producer. His moniker was Stone Cali and he had it all…looks, skills and street cred. He even appeared in 50 Cent’s groundbreaking video, “In Tha Club.” His success in the music scene proved that you didn’t need to be a gangbanger, or get shot, to get respect. You just needed street smarts, and Farley had loads of that.
It was during this time that he was discovered by a talent agent. She liked the kid’s looks, personality and charisma. She saw star material, and she was right. It took less than a year for Farley to appear in national commercials and print ads. That led to starring and co-starring roles on television and in films. He worked on “Cold Case” and “All My Children,” and appeared in several films including “Waist Deep,” “Joshua, The Heart of a Warrior,” “Where Love is Waiting,” “Blue,” “Toe to Toe” and “Watch Out for Slick.” He also took to the stage with several well-received plays.
His most recent work is as a series regular on the new television show “My New Life,” which begins shooting this winter. He also shot a promo for a new show called “Relative Cooking,” a hip-hop cooking show.
Even with all that going on, Farley continues to improve his craft at the Breaking Through Acting Workshop, and is skilled in a variety of disciplines. He works closely with Choice Skinner as co-producer in the creation and production of films through the Darkan Entertainment banner.