Ri-Karlo Handy an Oakland, began working in the at 14. While still in high school, Ri-Karlo worked with some of the bay area’s most popular artist such as E-40, En Vogue, and Too Short. Starting off as a Production Assistant Ri-Karlo started directing at 18. Directing music videos for Master P, Bone-Thugs and Harmony, Mack 10, and host of others. He has also directed commercials, films, and a collection of Documentary Projects including the underground hit “Unsigned” which he shot, produced, and edited. In 2003 Ri-Karlo shifted to television, editing shows FOX, Pros Vs. Joe’s for SPIKE TV. Next he began Show Running unscripted programing for BET, MTV, TLC, and OWN. He was Executive Producer for Keyshia Cole “The Way it is” for BET and for Cannon’s Son of A Gun for MTV.
By 2011 Rikarlo was VP of unscripted development at New Wave Entertainment creating Buying for Billionaires for E!. In 2013 Ri-Karlo Handy is merging his experience as VP of Original Programing at BOUNCE TV overseeing the networks music specials, stand-up specials, sitcoms, and unscripted programming including their hit sitcoms Family Time and Mann and Wife.