Tammy Williams has worked in the broadcast industry for over 20 years. She has a diverse writing and producing portfolio which includes: biographies, documentaries, entertainment, and network news. Having majored in Mass Communications/Radio & Television Production, her career in television began directly after college as an editor in news at WTVF–CBS in Nashville, TN. She started writing and producing short form promos and commercials at WRCB–NBC in Chattanooga, TN and then expanded to long-­formatted documentaries and live shows at WDSU–NBC, New Orleans, LA.


Tammy established Open Rivers Pictures in 2003–a film, television and digital production company. Tammy Williams became the first black woman to own her own studio and post-­production facility in the state of Georgia. She’s written and produced biographies on sports figures like Alonzo Mourning, musical greats such as Gamble & Huff, politicians like Mayor Kasem Reed and business executive Ed Welburn. Her most inspirational interviews were with Motown’s Berry Gordy and Russell Simmons.


She launched Open Rivers Film Academy in 2012, which provides hands-on training in the film/television industry. In 2014 she launched a Production Assistant Training Program. ORFA workshops include: Office & Set Production Assistant, Filmmakers, TV Sitcom Writing, Web Series Makers, Lighting & Grip Boot Camp, Hair on Film, Make Up for the Movies and Production Accounting. Over 800 students have graduated from the various workshops, getting jobs on films such as, Captain America: Civil War, Mother’s Day, Baby Driver, and Guardians of the Galaxy.


Tammy Williams is the first to launch a Motion Picture Career and Education Expo in the state of Georgia—Cinema South Motion Picture Career & Education Expo—to provide opportunities and educate the community on the film industry.


She launched Tammy’Dele Films in 2016 and made her directoral debut on a feature film called Ernie & Cerbie.


She was featured on Black Enterprises’, Our World television show. Tammy was also featured on Tom Joyner’s, Little Known Black History Facts.


She was selected as Fayette Woman in February 2016 and graced the magazine cover.


Tammy serves on various boards including Amario’s Art Academy.


She is an Award-Winning Producer, Motivational Speaker and CEO.

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  • Wednesday, January 17, 2018