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Sol Aponte

Originally from Belleville, New Jersey, Sol Aponte is a two time Emmy Award nominee who has been working in the entertainment industry for all of his adult life. At age 18, he began working for one of the biggest music marketing and promotions company on the East Coast where he handled street promotion accounts in the DC/Baltimore markets. There he built long lasting relationships with top music celebrities as well as record label executives from: Warner Bros., Universal, Arista, Interscope, Motown, Def Jam, Priority and many more.

After graduating cum laude from Long Island University's School of Media Arts, Sol immediately began working as a sound engineer for major television networks including CBS, E!, BET, Fox, ABC and more. In 2005 he received his first Emmy Award nomination followed another in 2006. 

In 2008 Sol began producing content for international territories including France and Africa. Sol independently produced an international interview series entitled "Beyond the Talent" that features guests: Kevin Hart, Usher, Miguel, Estelle and a plethora of other international urban artists. The series is slated to air on Amazon Prime in May 2017.

In 2015 Sol produced the award winning short film Sacred Heart, written by his wife and production partner, Jennia Fredrique Aponte. The film's executive producer is Jussie Smollett of the hit tv show Empire. In 2016Sol produced another award winning short entitled 90 DAYS, which is touring the film festival circuit at several Academy Qualifying festivals. He is also a producer on the feature film Skin in the Game with producing partners Kandoo Films, who was just nominated for an Oscar for Ava Duverney's 13th.

My Speakers Sessions

Friday, September 22

6:30pm EDT