Here at CDC Studios Entertainment, our primary mission is to
institute an environment where expression is encouraged,
art is celebrated, and creativity is championed.
Our staff is dedicated to advancing your
career in entertainment by utilizing our
resources to inspire, educate,
and prepare each professional
with a comprehensive plan that
is based on our clients'
In our state of the art recording studio, our audio engineering team will take you from pre-production to post production while sonically yielding high quality products at affordable rates. When you are ready to put the magic into your creation, let us help you develop and produce it.
Our production team will conduct individual artist consultations and create a unique sound from start to finish -- just for you. We produce music in many genres including: R&B, Hip Hop, Rock, Gospel, and more. Bring in your idea, share your vision, and we will deliver what you are after.
Our long-term goal is to prepare our clients for the journey ahead. The entertainment industry can be challenging and without the right support the journey to success can take much longer. We focus on creating your authentic sound, distributing your work, and collecting your revenues.
From headshots, to artistic interpretations that get you noticed, our photographic team thrives on leveraging innovative approaches to photography. We create striking images for our clients, capturing those special moments to memorialize the experience. We deliver images that last a lifetime.
Our design team will produce strong marketing materials around your product or service. Using advanced design techniques, we are able to develop a solid plan around your artistry, and make the most out of it. From brochures to business cards, and everything in between... we've got it covered.
Our professional cinematographers are experienced in conceptualizing all aspects of creative direction. Motivated by our passion for artistry and inspired by our clients, we use the highest quality video equipment while providing personal client attention.
Devin "KinG Pen" Birden, Lancaster, CA native, is current owner and founder of Create Distribute Collect Entertainment. With degrees in Public Relations & Communications from Long Beach State University, Devin hangs his hat on facilitating and overseeing all aspects of the recording studio and the company's overall endeavors. With a background in music of over a decade as a recording artist in his own right, Devin has traveled the world and toured with some of today's most popular Hip Hop acts as well as manages his own record label and publishing company as an independent artist/executive. Devin's music has been featured in some of today's most popular television and Internet programming, including executive producer Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson's hit TV series Power on the premium cable channel Starz.
Dennis Hodges is an award winning filmmaker who has transitioned himself from an on camera TV entertainer from his time at TMZ, to behind the camera as a Writer/Director/Editor. His first independent film “A Daughter’s Dilemma” has screened at numerous film festivals and has received an “Award of Excellence” from the Best Shorts Competition. The film also screened in Canada at the Montreal Black Film Festival in 2013. His second film "Southern Hospitality" screened at the Hollywood Black Film Festival, which has been deemed "The Black Sundance". Dennis has also directed spec commercials and music videos for rising southern California Hip-hop artists. His music videos have been published on prominent hip-hop websites such as, "The Source", and "XXL". He also is a Freelance Videographer and Editor who documents different events.
Patricia Lawson is the graphic designer for CDC Studios Entertainment and has been striving in her career field since 2007. Born in Georgia, but raised in California, Patricia has always had a mind and eye for creativity. While growing up, she kept herself very busy with joining groups, clubs, dance, cheer, and many other sports throughout the school years. During this time she also exercised her art skills by taking elective classes that helped her develop a passion for design. Since before graduating in April 2017, with an Associates Degree in Graphic Arts, she has been helping small businesses, growing companies, family, and friends with making their creative ideas turn into visual realities. She has years of experience with working on most Adobe programs in designing corporate identity, branding, and print design.
Kaelin is the consumate overachieving. He specializes in videography and photography, and brings over 10 years of professional expertise to CDC. He has dedicated his life the the Arts.
In his words: "I wake up, work out, and make videos for the passion of it, creating projects that have (and continues to) resonated with a diverse suite of cultures. My desire is to use all of my skills to assist in the development and implementation of the best, most impactful visuals for your project. I simply want to increase your career following by adding value to every project in every way possible."
Shannon is the Operations & Event Coordinator. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she is an avid lover of music, arts, and community involvement. She earned her masters degree at UCLA where she studied Social Work. Her knowledge of community organizing and youth development is derived from years of working with community organizations such as the Los Angeles Mayor's Gang Reduction and the Youth Development Program "GRYD" under the direction of Antonio Viragosa. Shannon has a background of organizing youth events, parent workshops and community programs that has prepared her for her current role as the liaison for CDC Studios Y.E.A.P Program while serving as the Operations and Event Coordinator.
Mikeal Poteat, artist name "Mikey Smit" is an MC, composer, producer, songwriter, and Engineer. Mikey has engineer work with many artist such as Billboard charting artist Lorence Michaels, King Pen, Habit Blcx, The Lit Fuse, Edvanzd, Larriet Emari, and many others. He has credits for production and engineering in movies & tv shows such as the horror movie "Nocturne", which was released July 2017 and includes three of his songs. These tracks include "We Are Not The Same", "Not Everybody" and "Pop Up". He's also recorded and Engineered projects which are featured in the hit tv show "Power". Most notably is his track entitled "Grind", by King Pen and The Lit Fuse, just to name a few.
Sheldon “SV” Lawson, born in San Diego and raised in Lancaster, CA is a music producer/recording engineer. Coming from a family of musicians, he began learning his craft at the age of 5. Raised in the church, he would be found in the sound room watching the sound engineers do magic. Years later, Sheldon began to create music, perfecting his style and approach to music. He's proficient in many software packages including: FL Studio, Sonar, Reason, and Logic, and has worked with several major producers such as: Hit-Boy, Chase N. Cashe, Dem Jointz, Swiff D and artist/songwriters like: Miguel, Thurzday, Yonas Michael Stacy Barthe. He attended Art Institute of Austin to further his skill set, focusing on in-studio recordings, live sound, and live concert sound engineering. He took what he knows and decided to share this gift with CDC Studios.
We understand the challenges of the day, and how Artists can sometimes sacrifice quality for quantity in their records. That will not happen on our watch. We believe there are too many undiscovered Artists that need a Studio home and we want to provide that home for them. We remember the difficulties of finding the right studio to work with, and getting the right value for every dollar spent. Our mission is to provide professional-grade equipment, environments, and services at a very cost effective rate. To that end, each month we have specials that are sure to save you money. Bookmark our website, check routinely, or join our mail list for automatic updates. CLICK TO SEE OUR DISCOUNTED RATES.
“If you’re a serious artist, there’s no point in wasting your time in home studios, come get that professionalism.”
- Rudy aka Effective
“I loved the experience I had here at CDC Studios, I was myself. They were so patient and so professional, I will be back several times.”
Courtney aka QueenC
“Everything is professional, EVERYTHING IS PROFESSIONAL! I have no complaints, real Artists come on down.”
Javier aka KaliQuikk
“I loved it. I loved the atmosphere and I loved the energy at CDC Studios. Everyone was super cool. I liked it… a lot.”
Jared aka 3AM
“CDC is the ultimate haven for creatives/musicians, especially if you're an artists in LA. There is something magical and authentic about getting out of the city (away from the generated vibes) to ground your vision with people who truly value taking artists to the next level and watching them grow.”
- Andrea aka Andi
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