Shawn Edwards is a journalist, TV and film producer and marketing and event consultant. As a nationally recognized film critic for Fox 4 News in Kansas City, Missouri he has won numerous national awards including Best TV Film Critic twice by the LA Press Club's National Entertainment Journalism Awards.

Edwards has produced numerous TV shows and documentaries. Edwards co-founded the African American Film Critics Association in 2003 and has produced its award show that takes place annually in LA. Edwards also created 'A Celebration of Black Cinema' in conjunction with the Broadcast Film Critics Association which premiered in 2014 in Los Angeles at the House of Blues Sunset.

Edwards created iloveblackmovies in 2008, the popular website, web series and clothing line. He currently works at Hidden Empire Film Group, based in Los Angeles, as a Creative Marketing Specialist. He is a life-long lover of movies who began making his own films in the 7th grade.