Taiwan Brown

Creator • Host • Videographer

Personal site: TaiwanBrown.com

Production company: OmitTelevision.com

About Me

Reel

Taiwan Brown is a social media machine. He loved commenting on websites and wanted to start his own, in 2003, TaiwanBrown.com was born.

 

Teachers noticed his wit and speaking ability and encouraged his television hosting dreams. Before YouTube was even a thought, Taiwan would act as a live online radio host for multiple websites after school while experimenting with uploading video to his site.

 

A casting director from Fuse liked what he had seen on the webpage and auditioned Taiwan for a hosting position. During the screen test he was shocked to find out he was recording a mature, tech savvy, teen that had to leave his high school early to get on the train to NYC.  Although it did not lead to a job offer it taught Taiwan how casting works and soon after graduating high school MTV selected Taiwan to host a show called the Dean’s List for their college channel, mtvU, almost hitting his dream of being an MTV VJ.

 

In college, Taiwan jumped at the opportunity to become a Disney Cast Member by joining the Disney College Program. Weeks into the program Vinnie Potestivo, MTV’s Senior Director of Talent & Series Development, had seen a copy of the Dean’s List show and wanted to put Taiwan “on-tape” for future projects. After finishing with Disney, Taiwan was invited to audition at MTV’s historic Times Square studios for multiple projects. Taiwan was almost the announcer to the 2008 MTV Woodie Awards but production decided to use the previous announcer days before the live event.

 

Deciding to fall back on his second love, technology,  Taiwan started working with Verizon while still freelancing in media. In 2014, he was contacted by Pluto TV, the creator of a very popular cord-cutting application, to create a pilot of a music show which led to the production of three episodes before moving in a different direction ending original content. That taste of being back in front of the camera is what Taiwan needed to get back in love with his first passion, presenting content.

 

In his free time Taiwan enjoys volunteering with his Church or other organizations. He was awarded a scholarship by Overcoming Obstacles for “Student Volunteer of the Year” and personally thanked by former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg.