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Tamika Lamison is an award winning actor, writer, director and producer. She graduated from The American University, Howard University and is an AFI Alum of the prestigious Directing Workshop for Women. Tamika was a Research/Consultant at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences before accepting a position as the Exec. Director of the CDDP- Commercial Directors Diversity Program (www.cddprogram.org) 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). Her first script, THE JAR BY THE DOOR, was a Sundance Finalist and won several other awards including IFP’s Gordon Parks Indie Film Award. Some other fellowships and awards include: ABC/Walt Disney Fellowship in Screenwriting, the Guy Hanks and Marvin Miller Fellowship, and the CBS Director’s Initiative. Tamika has produced/written and/or directed a plethora of shorts, features and documentaries including: Last Life, Spin, Hope, The 3rd Era of Medicine, The Male Groupie & Sex & Violence or: A Brief Review of Simple Physics. She was also the Director and DP on BET’s first reality TV show- College Hill. Currently, Tamika is in her 3rd Season as a Staff Writer and Supervising Producer of the UMC streaming series MONOGAMY (also available via Amazon Channels).
In an effort to give back, Tamika created and founded, MAKE A FILM FOUNDATION (MAFF), (www.makeafilmfoundation.org ) 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 narrative short films. The most recent, THE BLACK GHIANDOLA, was directed by Catherine Hardwicke (TWILIGHT), Theodore Melfi (HIDDEN FIGURES) and Sam Raimi (SPIDERMAN TRILOGY). It stars Anthony Conti, Johnny Depp, JK Simmons, Laura Dern, David Lynch, and Richard Chamberlain among others. The film had its red carpet premiere at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In addition, she has produced approximately 100 short documentaries through MAFF’s ‘VIDZ 4 KIDZ‘ program. She was recently awarded the Trailblazer award from the Baron Jay Foundation. Tamika has previously given a TEDx talk about Make A Film Foundation, and been featured in a “Film Courage…Screenwriting” interview.
Tamika is often asked to make public appearances and to speak on panels. Some of her appearances have included: The Congressional Black Caucus, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, The Megyn Kelly Show, The Raw Word, New Filmmakers LA, SXSW, Buzz Feed, NBC News Nightly, IMPACT, WACO, AICP, The Femme Fatales, Catalina Film Festival, Black Bottom Film Festival, Rare Disease Film Festival, TEDx Flint, etc.