Lakesha Yvette Walker
Writer. Producer. Content Creator. Brand Ambassador
Lakesha Yvette Walker is a dynamic young screenwriter, producer, content creator, dance fitness enthusiast and brand ambassador who grew up on military bases around the world counting Graceville, Florida, Louisiana, Germany and Monterey, California as part of her upbringing.
Now residing in Los Angeles, she brings her global experience and a lifetime love for writing and discovering new stories to her work in entertainment field, adding creating and executive producing a monthly performance event at The House of Blues called "The Candid Confessional" to her resume.
Lakesha has writing credits on ABC's "Dirty Sexy Money," a romantic comedy at Disney and has appeared on The Steve Harvey Show and was featured in "On The Rise," a reality show series which follows the lives of three women, proving there's no such thing as an overnight success.
She was recently chosen as one of 40 writers, paired with 40 Directors from the Alliance of Women Directors at the WGA, with the hopes of teaming up on a feature script, setting in motion her dream to have her film "12 Steps to Love" sold and in production by 2020.
Using her background in network programming and development, as well as her love for writing, social media and digital publishing, Lakesha enjoys working with brands looking to create multi-platform content through a unique lens.
She helped launch REVOLT, a multi-platform, multi-genre network founded by Sean "Diddy" Combs where she spent 8 years working across various business units.
During her time at the network, Lakesha helped manage, produce and develop content for the brand, as well as lended her talents to doing voice over work and hosting red carpet events, including Fox's "The Four."
As a member of REVOLT's Digital Team, she managed and lead over 100+ social media and digital marketing campaigns, earning 4 Stevie Awards for her work on REVOLT Summit x AT&T and an International Summit Marketing Effectiveness Award for her work on the digital content series "Sneakin' In With Druski," the REVOLT x Adidas Sustainability Campaign honored in the Online Advertising and Marketing Category.
Lakesha currently works at Disney, with its award winning DEI Communications Enterprise Team where she manages social media, analytics and digital strategy for the newly launched, award winning Reimagine Tomorrow digital hub.
She is also a proud member of the Disney Alumni Association and spent time working at the company previously as a Disney Feature Writing Fellow.
A former broadcast journalist, Lakesha honed her writing and public speaking skills as an anchor and reporter for KTEH’s Update News.
A graduate of San Jose State University’s School of Broadcast Journalism and Mass Communications, her human interest feature stories, profiling San Francisco’s historic Delancey Street Restaurant and WBC Fighter of the Year, Carina Moreno earned her top honors from The Society of Professional Journalists and The National William Randolph Hearst Foundation.
Upon moving to Los Angeles, Lakesha transitioned into scripted television, gaining experience while working with studio executives
multi-hyphenate Greg Berlanti.
Dirty Sexy Money
Lakesha landed her first writing gig on ABC’s “Dirty Sexy Money.”
She is also a Disney Feature Fellow, spending a year writing and developing a romantic comedy for Disney as a part of it's Feature Writing Fellowship Program.
The Candid Confessional
In 2008, Lakesha created, The Candid Confessional. It is a monthly performance event where writers, actors, directors, comics, poets, musicians and anyone else brave enough, step inside to ....Confess.
Dance Fitness LA
An avid dancer, Lakesha writes, creates and curates content featuring the city's hottest studios and classes, sharing the journey on her blog, Dance Fitness LA.
She is also an IDEA Inspired Blogger and her work has been featured in a column she created for The Examiner, as part of it's City's Best Secrets Section.
LA FILLE DE CACAO ENTERTAINMENT
In 2008, Lakesha formed her own production company, La Fille de Cacao Entertainment. In addition to being the producing vehicle for a variety of projects for television, film and the web, LFDCE also produces content that can be used across social and digital, as well as live creative arts events, which include, “The Candid Confessional.”