Meet Paula & Madison

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Paula Bryant-Ellis

Paula Bryant-Ellis is a Los Angeles-based film director and producer. Prior to returning to the entertainment industry, where she started her career as an accountant in television, she held multiple leadership roles in banking as a corporate executive.

She’s studied filmmaking and producing at the New York Film Academy in New York and Los Angeles and is currently studying filmmaking at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). She’s a graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management, in Cambridge, MA; she holds MBA from University of Phoenix and a BA in Accounting from Concordia University in Austin, Texas.

She’s a wife (married 36 years), mother and entrepreneur.

Through “Mary Esther Ruth” (a faith based blog) she shares inspirational and motivational tools and resources, life stories and about her relationship with Christ.

To find out more about Paula Bryant-Ellis and her journey as a new film director and producer please go to: or for more about Mary Esther Ruth please go to:

Madison Chase

Madison Chase

Madison Chase is a certified personal trainer, author, and motivational speaker. Her career in health and fitness began with 10 years as a classical ballerina, and 17 years as a certified personal trainer. She’s trained with Fort Worth Ballet, Julliard, School of American Ballet, Arts Magnet High School, Houston Ballet, and Interlochen School of the Performing Arts. As a Certified Trainer to the Stars and the Star in YOU, Madison has appeared on the Kris Jenner Talk show and NBC as a live fitness exMConpointpert. Her clientele include entertainment industry executives, professional athletes as well as Hollywood’s A-listers. Working with notable celebrities such as Robert Pattinson of Twilight and Chris Tucker of Rush Hour. The world’s only 3 Time Miss Fitness ESPN Champion appearing in more than 450 fitness videos, info-mercials, and fitness related industry media. Some of her major fitness videos include “Core Secrets”, by Gunnar Peterson (Trainer to the Kardashian Family), “Barry’s Boot Camp Workout Series”, Harley Pasternek’s 5 Factor Fitness, and “One of Body by Jakes” Fitness Models.

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