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Internationally-acclaimed executive producer, creative developer, talent director, and entrepreneur, Tamra Simmons is currently the Director of Production and Development at Live Always (LA) Productions based in Atlanta, Georgia. A particular forte in storytelling, her primary role is overseeing the development and production of compelling, original content in television. Simmons also has mastered the power of pitching and is known for her ability to develop and pitch content in all facets of television. Simmons inhabits entertainment and cultural niches of the industry, prudently creating and approving storyboards, monitoring processes to ensure accuracy in presentation. Emmy nominee, Simmons works in on-set production, leading projects from ideation to execution and final delivery. She is experienced in avidly hiring directors, principal cast members, and production staff.
Tamra Simmons was the creator and executive producer of the ground-breaking Lifetime documentary series, Surviving R. Kelly. Impressively, the docuseries has reached a viewership of 26.8 million since its debut in 2019, followed by season two in 2020. Prior to producing the widespread docuseries, Simmons’ commencement to television occurred when she helped franchise the WE tv hit reality series, Growing Up Hip Hop. Tamra has
orchestrated casting for several key brands, represented talent through outreach initiatives, and contributed to creative planning, using audience data to drive decisions. An ambitious visionary, her work has earned raving reviews by national media outlets including Deadline, CNN, Washington Post, Variety, and many more. Simmons’ creative nuance has garnered nominations for a Critics Choice Award (MTV), Best Documentary Series (MTV), Program of The Year, Inclusion Award, NAACP Most Outstanding Docuseries, Peabody Award, and a host of notable honors.
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