Tamika Lamison

Commercial Directors Diversity Program (CDDP)

Tamika is currently serving as the SVP of Development and Production at PhilmCo (www.philmcomedia.com), a film company with a double bottom line of art advocacy and commerce. Tamika is a graduate of AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women, The American University and Howard University. She is an award winning writer, director, actor and producer who has produced/written/directed many shorts, features, and documentaries including: “Ferguson Rises”, “Last Life,” and “Hope.” Her first script, “The Jar By The Door,” was a Sundance Finalist and won several awards including IFP’s Gordon Parks Indie Film Award. She was also the Director and DP on BET’s first reality show, “College Hill.”One of Tamika’s biggest passions is giving back. She was a Research Consultant at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences helping to develop their Academy Gold Inclusion Program, before accepting a position as the Executive Director of the Commercial Directors Diversity Program (CDDP) in which she built an Inclusion & Diversity Program under the umbrella of the Directors Guild of America (DGA) and the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP). Tamika also created and founded Make A Film Foundation (MAFF)- a non-profit that grants 'film wishes' to children who have serious or life- threatening medical conditions by teaming them with noted actors, writers, and directors who help them create short film legacies. Through MAFF, Tamika has produced several award winning short films and over 100 short documentaries with the most recent being, “The Black Ghiandola” directed by Catherine Hardwicke, Theodore Melfi, and Sam Raimi. Currently, Tamika is in her 3rd Season as Staff Writer and Supervising Producer of the Amazon Prime/ALLBlK series “Monogamy”. She also helped produced the Audience Award winning feature Documentary- “Ferguson Rises” which will have it’s theatrical debut at the Laemmle Theatres in Santa Monica and premiere on PBS independent Lens. The film, “Last Life” which she produced and stars in recently premiered on TUBI TV (a free streaming service) and will premiere on Amazon Prime.

Tamika was also thrilled to serve as writer and show runner for a series of shorts for the “One Love Foundation” produced through Effie T. Brown & GameChanger Films. Tamika is currently pitching her Original One Hour Dramedy series, “B.E.E.S.” , which was a finalist for the Producer’s Guild Power of Diversity Award. She is in development for several projects at PhilmCo including a feature film that will be directed by Catherine Hardwicke. Tamika was honored with the ‘Trailblazer Award’ from the Baron Jay Foundation for her various levels of impact and service in the entertainment industry. A list of other honors and awards include: Cinema for Peace Award, ABC/Disney Fellowship in Screenwriting, AFI Directing Workshop for Women Fellowship & the CBS Directing Fellowship.

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