The 4208 Group is a DC based arts & entertainment company, focusing on the development, enrichment and promotion of artists. Our goal is to, independently, produce work that focuses on unique storytelling, engages audiences in thought-provoking dialogue, presents artists that set a high standard for creativity, and showcases an infusion of fresh talent into the entertainment industry.
Founder, President & CEO, Rahima R. Rice was born, raised and educated in Washington, D.C. She holds a BA in Mass Media: Art from the University of the District of Columbia, where she excelled in writing and media courses with authors Marita Golden and Elsie Williams, playwright Sybil Roberts, the late Dr. Andress Taylor and Raki Jones.
Rahima's post-graduate production experience includes work on The Hispanic Heritage Awards, Psychic Detectives and the DC Independent Film Festival. For two years she served as the Film Events Coordinator through UDC's Media Relations division. With the visionary leadership of Deirdre Evans-Pritchard, Rahima helped create Screen Justice, a screening and panel discussion event sponsored by UDC's David A. Clarke School of Law. The DC Meets Delhi Film & Arts Festival was also a major highlight of Rahima's work at the university.
In 2009 Rahima founded the stage performance company DC’s Own Entertainment Group. During the company's run Rahima wrote, produced and directed the plays The Airport Piece (Winner, Best One-Act Drama, DC Black Theatre Festival 2010), DCPS, and A Mood for Ms. Eunice (Main Stage Feature, DC Black Theatre Festival 2012).
In 2012 DC’s Own Entertainment Group ended its run, as Rahima decided to explore more visual storytelling through her new company, The 4208 Group. In 2014, Rahima wrote, produced and directed the short film, Mime, which screened at the 2014 Reel Independent Film Extravaganza. In 2015 the Write Tea podcast was launched and had two successful seasons of showcasing D.C.'s writing community. That same year the first episode of our visual artist docu-series A Three Star Movement premiered. And in 2017 we premiered our long-awaited web series, Room 513.
Rahima is currently an MFA candidate in Lesley University's low-residency Creative Writing Program. Her genre focus is stage and screen writing, as she will continue to write plays and films for the D.C. arts community. Rahima lives in Washington, D.C. with her daughter, Ella Vonne.