Erik White is a veteran of over 200 music videos and commercials and holds a record 3 BET Viewers Choice Video of the Year awards as well as an MTV Best Male video award plus 20 nominations. In addition he directed, "Lottery Ticket" starring Ice Cube, based on an original idea Erik White wrote.
Born in Brooklyn, raised in Queens and New Jersey, Erik White has always possessed a deep passion for music and film. He graduated from CMA in New York with a degree in engineering and became a highly sought after mixer in the city. In 1997, Erik White visited his Uncle - music video director icon Hype Williams - on the set of a video shoot. That's when Erik dropped everything and dove into film.
He has appeared on MTV, BET, NBC, The Braxton Family Values on WE, Life of LaToya on OWN, even Oprah. Erik was also a speaker on a panel at the CMJ music conference alongside the heads of MTV and BET discussing the state of music video. Additionally, he was the director and creative producer for two seasons of "The Glee Project" on Oxygen. He even finds time as a contributing editor for Show Girls Magazine, a publication that scours the nation for the next top models. Erik still mentors up and coming directors at the local Boys and Girls club.
Partial credit for Erik's winning sensibilities and storytelling skills can go to the influence of film making greats like Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorcese, and Alfred Hitchcock.