October 19, 2019

Tammy Williams

Tammy Williams career began in television directly out of 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 .

Established Open Rivers Pictures in 2003-a film, television and digital production company.

She’s written and produced biographies on sports figures like Alonzo Mourning, musical greats 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.

Tammy Williams became the first black woman to own her own studio and post-production facility in the state of Georgia.

She launched Open Rivers Film Academy in 2012, which provides hands on training in the film/tv industry.  ORFA offers eight workshops: Office & Set Production Assistant, TV Sitcom Writing, Web Series Makers, Lighting & Grip Boot Camp, Hair on Film, Make Up for the Movies and Work Your Tape.

Tammy Williams Cinema South Expo
Tammy Williams Cinema South Expo

Launched a Production Assistant Training Program in 2014. Nearly 500 students have graduated from the program, getting jobs on films and television projects such as, “Captain America: Civil War,” “Mother’s Day,” “Baby Driver”  “Walking Dead,” HAve & Have Nots,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” and other productions.

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 industry.

She was featured on Black Enterprises’, “Our World” television show.

Tammy  was also featured on Tom Joyner’s “Little Known Black History Facts.”

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

Serves on various boards including  Amario’s Art Academy.

Award-Winning Producer, Motivational Speaker and CEO