Cheyenne Martin is a talent manager, executive producer, CEO and the President of Emerald City Films, and also the founder of the Cheyenne Martin Foundation. A selfmade manager,
actor, and entertainment specialist, Cheyenne’s professionalism speaks for itself and is clearly evident through the high level of work she produces. She radiates confidence, finesse and
style and draws the attention of her friends and contacts in the industry to the considerable
talents of her clients.
Cheyenne grew up in Pittsburgh, blessed with a mother who encouraged her to express herself. At the age of 6, she was modeling at fashion shows alongside her mother. That’s
when she first experienced the thrill of having the crowd applause. Shortly after she began modeling, she started acting in plays such as Little Orphan Annie. She also competed in talent shows, often taking first place.
Cheyenne attended Contra Costa College, but had her sights set on upon becoming an actress. Always one to go after her dreams with unstoppable determination, she headed straight out of Pittsburgh to Los Angeles.
Shortly after arriving in Los Angeles, she began working for the legendary Berry Gordy of Motown Records and also Jobete Publishing. She was instrumental in organizing the “Motown 30” with several stars. Next, she took a job with Fox News, and soon after, she started working for Rapper Heavy D as his personal assistant.
Although she was having success and fun, she realized that she needed to focus on what she came out to Los Angeles to do, which was acting. She started studying with acting coach Al Guarino, and soon she was being cast in films. Cheyenne enjoyed acting, but the experience began to unfold for her into a different direction. She had an urge to be behind the scenes and camera. This revelation propelled her farther forward in life and into a very exciting, new dimension in her entertainment career.
Cheyenne was hired by the “LA Confidential” record label, where she learned the recording industry inside and out. Soon she was working for various record labels and agents. Next, she became an agent’s assistant working with Sharon Kemp of the Sharon Kemp talent agency. She also worked with talent manager Stephany Hurkos. After obtaining so much experience, Cheyenne was ready to take her next step and go out on her own as a talent manager.
Cheyenne established her first company in 2007 and called it Cheyenne Martin Management. Cheyenne had a lot of success with her new endeavor. She developed a career as a talent manager. Having been an actress herself, she understood the highs and lows of the acting profession. Cheyenne is known for her innovative and pioneering spirit; she kicks up her high heels, takes her celebrity connections and friendships, and mixes them with her east coast hustle and drive to forge successes for all her clientele.
In 2014, she became Executive Producer for the film Message from a Mistress, a tale of three wives who are harboring secrets and then have their worlds rocked when they learn that one of their husbands is having an affair with their widowed best friend. The success of this film lead to a decision by Cheyenne to launch yet another phase of her career and in 2016, she established her film company, Emerald City Entertainment.
In addition to her successful entertainment career, Cheyenne Martin also finds time to mentor and empower women through the Cheyenne Martin Foundation. Created in 2015, the Foundation recognized as a nonprofit organization which helps underserved and underrepresented communities throughout the Los Angeles and Pittsburgh areas.