Tony Weaver Jr. is Founder and CEO of Weird Enough Productions, a new media production company dedicated to combating media misrepresentation of minority groups through original content production and media literacy education. After training with the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts, the Youth Ensemble of Atlanta, and the Acting Program at Elon University, Tony recognized that there was a severe lack of positive roles for black men. Volunteering with black males in his local community showed him how widespread this misrepresentation was, and the devastating effects it was capable of having on minority groups. With the intention of changing the media narrative around minorities, Tony founded Weird Enough Productions at age 20. Tony has been the recipient of the Echoing Green Fellowship, The Camelback Ventures Fellowship, and has participated in the NBCUniversal Fellowship Program.
Venture: Weird Enough Productions is a media company that uses original content to teach middle and high school students media literacy. Their Ed-Tech platform, Get Media L.I.T. teaches students how to access, analyze, evaluate, and create media content, while also boosting traditional literacy and standardized test scores.