VANESSA BELL CALLOWAY  (CREATOR, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, HOST)

“My good time was seeing my dream come true as my friends sat around my dinner table at my home and enjoyed themselves. I love entertaining. Watching people enjoy and appreciate what I do always makes me feel ...

CAMILLE IRONS COAKLEY (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

“Watching In The Company Of Friends, I felt like a fly on the wall in a conversation with some of my favorite celebrities.  It was great to hear things about them that I wouldn’t ordinarily hear.”

DARREN DICKERSON (Co-Producer) SENIOR PUBLICIST

“In The Company Of Friends is that really elegant dinner party with cosmopolitan people, engaging in interesting conversation while dining on the most exquisite cuisine that you only hear about; but this ...

GARRY ODOM (DIRECTOR)

“I thoroughly enjoyed directing Vanessa Bell Calloway’s In The Company of Friends, as it revealed how close-knit Black Hollywood celebrities are.” “No scripts, no lines, no audience: just ...

LORETTA DEVINE (THE VETERAN)

“The food was delicious, the conversation spicy, and the new faces and old friends sharing new and old experiences made it an unforgettable evening, not to mention Vanessa Bell Calloway is a dream hostess.”

VIVICA A. FOX (THE VETERAN)

“Had the best time with my girls filming In The Company Of Friends! So happy to see sistahs celebrating and sharing with each other! Fun times for sure; I enjoyed it!”

VANESSA WILLIAMS (THE VETERAN)

“Had a blast with Nessa and friends! Nessa knows how to give good party! Your friends are a reflection of you and Nessa is beautiful people, as fly as they come!” “Nessa sets an elegant table full ...

WENDY RACQUEL ROBINSON (THE VETERAN)

“Great food, great conversation, and fascinating people made In the Company of Friends an evening I’ll never forget!  We laughed, listened, and shared stories in a very warm and authentic setting. ...

SALLI RICHARDSON-WHITFIFELD & DONDRÉ WHITFIELD (THE VETERANS)

“During the taping of ITCOF, my wife and I got a chance to sit across from each other, friends, cohorts, and strangers. When the taping was over, we were left with a new circle of family and asking when we ...

SHANOLA HAMPTON (THE YOUNG STARLET)

“There is nothing like having good food, good conversation, and good company; we had a blast! So many laughs were shared.”

NICHOLE GALICIA  (THE YOUNG STARLET)

“Being in a room with so many talented women and sharing good food and even better experiences was a good time.  I will never forget being called “Similac” by Vivica A. Fox, and I look at thighs ...

EDWINA FINDLEY (THE YOUNG STARLET)

“Vanessa Bell Calloway is truly the ‘Hostess with the Mostess’! After watching her work for years in film and television, it was such an honor to go “backstage” with her and into her ...

DONALD WELCH (THE CREATIVE)

“A fun, relaxing, chill, awesome, friendly, loving time, is the way I describe my experience at Vanessa’s In The Company of Friends“.

ROBI REED (THE CREATIVE)

“A day spent with my beautiful sisters, laughing and sharing, keeping it so real, is a great day!”

SHAWN CHAPMAN HOLLEY (THE PROFESSIONAL)

“Hanging out with Vanessa and her friends was one of the best times (and best meals!) I’ve had in a very, very, very long time! Can’t wait to be invited back!”

DR. ANTHONY CALLOWAY (THE PROFESSIONAL)

“Great conversation! Hollywood stars definitely have some interesting stories!” “Good break from my world. Refreshing break.”