Dedra N. Tate has been a thriving contributor to the entertainment industry for over thirty years. Tate started her career at MTV Networks followed by executive positions at MCA, Motown and Biv 10 Records. Tate then joined Queen Latifah’s Flavor Unit Entertainment, where she spent thirteen years as president/general manager, overseeing the daily operation of their record division and burgeoning TV/Film production company.
Tate stepped into the entrepreneurial arena with her company Unlimited Contacts, Inc. after serving as supervising producer of the VIBE Awards, a joint venture between Flavor Unit, Vibe Magazine and CBS.
Under the UCI banner, Tate has successfully leveraged her years of experience and contacts to segue into TV/Film production, event planning, career management, promotion/marketing consulting, public speaking and pens a lifestyle/entertainment column titled #HotOffThePress in the New York Beacon newspaper.
Tate has built long term business relationships with clients including ACE Media Corp., Odyssey Media, The Studio Museum in Harlem, GlobalHue Advertising Agency’s Brand Influence, Ruff Ryders and Elite Nation Entertainment.