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FILM FESTIVAL

2023

FILM FESTIVAL

2023

FILM FESTIVAL

2023

KEY AWARDS

KEY FILMOGRAPHY

SALVATION
August 2023

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ADDRIAN
April 2023

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BOXING BUTTERFLY
October 2023

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LET THEM FLY
September 2023

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ON THE VERGE
December 2023

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FIELDS OF UNCERTAINTY
January 2023

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TINA ANDREWS

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Tina Andrews is an award-winning writer, producer, director, as well as author, playwright, and multi-media visual artist. She has also been one of Hollywood's busiest script doctors. Her nonfiction book, Sally Hemings An American Scandal: The Struggle to Tell The Controversial True Story, won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Achievement in Literary Nonfiction" and the Literary Award of Excellence from the Memphis Writers Conference. The book was based on her award-winning CBS miniseries, Sally Hemings: An American Scandal which she wrote and Executive Produced. It was the highest rated, most watched miniseries of its season garnering Tina the Writers Guild of America Award for "Outstanding Longform Television," and the NAACP Image Award for "Outstanding TV Movie, Miniseries or Special." CBS bought the miniseries based on her play The Mistress of Monticello, which Tina originally wrote and directed at the Chicago Dramatists Workshop. Tina's contribution to film and television led her to be honored with the Minorities In Business Prism Filmmaker Image Award; and a Proclamation from the City Council of New York.

Currently, Tina is the Executive Producer and writer of a new six-hour CBS miniseries: MLK: An American Conspiracy. It will air in 2019 for the 20th anniversary of the 1999 conspiracy trial revealing who killed Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The miniseries will be based on her book MLK An American Conspiracy: The FBI, the Mafia and the Trial Revealing Who Killed Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The book will be released in 2018 for the 50th anniversary of Dr. King's death.

Tina previously sold to Amazon Studios her original series, Queen Charlotte slated to helm as  series creator, EP and writer.  Based on her historical fiction novel, Charlotte Sophia: Myth, Madness and the Moor, the series chronicles Britain's Queen Charlotte Sophia who was of African descent. She first adapted the novel into Buckingham, a play which she directed to sold-out audiences at Santa Monica's acclaimed Highways Performance Space; and in New York at the Southampton Cultural Center. The East Hampton Press called the play "...beautiful and brilliant writing...",; "...told magnificently and with much wit," and The Southampton Press said it was "...destined for the Broadway stage..." The play is being prepped for a regional run followed by a commercial run in Manhattan. Tina will direct.

Tina wrote and executive produced the CBS miniseries, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, and wrote the Warner Bros. film, Why Do Fools Fall in Love starring Halle Berry. She also wrote, produced and directed the  popular Showtime series Sistas 'n the City; and has an essay in the book, The First Time I Got Paid for It: Writers Tales From The Hollywood Trenches (Public Affairs). Tina has published essays in the Los Angeles Times, The WGA's Written By and Creative Screenwriting magazines among others.

After New York University where she majored in theater, Tina performed as an actress in over 100 film and television roles including Conrack, starring Jon Voight, Carny starring Jodie Foster, and originated the seminal role of "Valerie Grant" on Days of Our Lives in daytime television's first interracial romance. But it was the role of Kunta Kinte's girlfriend "Aurelia" in the acclaimed miniseries Roots which led to an incredible relationship with her literary mentor, author Alex Haley. Together they collaborated on the PBS miniseries Alex Haley's Great Men of African Descent. It led to Andrews' first script sale to Colombia Pictures.

Tina has been a guest on Oprah; CBS This MorningFrontline (PBS) and  more.  She has lectured on writing at New York University, University of Southern California, UCLA, Indiana University and the University of North Carolina. She serves on the board of directors of the Writers Guild Foundation, the famed Southampton Cultural Center; and on the advisory board of Highways Performance Space in the acclaimed 18th St. Arts Complex in Santa Monica, CA.

Tina has directed the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris, and Venus in Fur by David Ives at renowned Guild Hall Theater in East Hampton. Her play which she also directed, The Mistress of Monticello based on her award-winning CBS miniseries, had a successful run at the Southampton Cultural Center. Additionally, Tina directed her one-woman show: Coretta: Promise to The Dream, in which she starred as Coretta Scott King at the Southampton Cultural Center where she was just named Playwright-in-Residence.

Among many other accolades, Andrews had been named  one of 50 To Watch by Variety.

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