Cali Green is an accomplished producer, writer, editor, event director, project manager, and publicist. She recently served as the contract Project Director for Tarana Burke in her efforts as the founder of the 'me too.' Movement. Cali is also an adjunct instructor at New York University, working with Tisch School of the Arts for the Clive Davis Institute. She began her career in Chicago, IL as a freelance entertainment writer before progressing to entertainment PR & marketing. After moving to New York in 2008, Cali added artist management, event production, and content production to her repertoire, before also serving as Managing Editor and Director of Social Media for Okayplayer, the entertainment and lifestyle brand founded by Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson.
Sundance Film Festival
New York University
’me too.’ Movement
Most recently, her list of clients has included director Ryan Coogler, director Ava DuVernay, The Roots' Black Thought, comedian Hannibal Buress, actor/rapper Daveed Diggs, writer/performer Rafael Casal, and musician/composer Samora Pinderhughes.
Cali’s passion for the intersection of the arts and social justice has led her to serve as a member of Blackout for Human Rights. In 2016, she managed talent and helped them produce Justice for Flint, a star-studded fundraising event honoring and benefiting Flint, MI. As a volunteer and Team Leader for organizations including New York Cares, Blind Service Association, and Boys & Girls Club, Cali has taught workshops and long-term programs in writing, drama, music, and literacy. She has also been sought after to moderate or appear on panels at events including Women in Hip Hop at the Apollo Theater (moderator), Soul Music NOW at Harlem Stage (panelist), and the A3C Music Festival in Atlanta (panelist).
Below are statements of recommendation from clients and peers. Direct contact is also available.
Blackout for Human Rights, Civil Rights Attorney
Cali is both an All-Star Leader and Team Player. When we put on a volunteer-driven concert for the people of Flint, Michigan, Cali became instantly indispensable. Booking artists, producing, planning and revising runs of show, and adding her signature joyous spirit to all the late-night meetings and hours of challenging and tedious work required to make a show like that a success with very little lead time.
Cali has the talent, tenacity, and acumen necessary to make big things happen as a producer, as well as in the arts and social justice.
Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson
Bandleader for The Roots & Founder of Okayplayer.com
Most important, Cali is a good person. She cares about people and making sure they feel important or empowered. For these professional purposes, I can tell you I don't think she knows how to NOT work hard. Cali gets things done, period. She's as much a natural leader as she is a “cheerleader” and she handles all of it with dedication to helping everyone win. She's intelligent, resourceful, and full of ideas. I'm grateful for the time she kept watch on my team. Anyone will have success with Cali on board or at the helm.
Humanistic Artist Management (Robert Glasper, Seun Kuti)
I am writing to wholeheartedly recommend Cali Green. She is highly effective and goal-driven with an impressive resume of experience. She’s worked with a range of clients and projects, demonstrating a record of success and results.
What makes her really special, though, is that she possesses a natural warmth and genuine likeability, which in my opinion is what makes her a truly effective asset. Her relationships are solid, people love her and love working with her. Artists and clients trust her, they are drawn to her and want to share things with her. Her passion for what she does is immediately obvious. She is driven by the right motivations. The combo of her personality, professionalism, and experience make her stand out in any environment.
She handles deadlines with grace and is a consummate professional and strong leader. At events, she is compelling. With the range of media and social outlets providing an ever-changing environment, she navigates them with ease and has shown over and over that she gets results.
Cali brings with her a constantly growing roster of relationships to any position. Her experience and depth of knowledge is extensive and impressive. And her relationships are real. While she was the Managing Editor at Okayplayer, we made her our go-to for anything Robert did because we have confidence in her and her abilities to make the most of something. We honestly adore her. Cali will be an asset to anyone works with her.