In the late 80's, DeRon "Hollywood" Shepherd caught the attention of local residents with his dance moves playing the cymbals. As of 2011, he has a large following of people nationwide that either want to learn how to twirl and spin cymbals or just love watching what he has set in stone. He has produced and directed his first independent documentary film titled Zildjian GoeZ Hollywood. Also, he is the president of Z Phi Z/Kartal Inc., a college/graduate organization for cymbal players across the country. He is the founder of Kartal Karriers (KK), a non-profit middle/high school organization that is an extension of Z Phi Z/Kartal Inc. where students learn the fundamentals of playing cymbals, reading music, and life skills. He has helped over 3,000 students nationwide.