TIM REID, an Emmy-nominated actor, director, and producer, has appeared on television for over three decades, from Venus Flytrap, on WKRP in Cincinnati through Simon & Simon, Frank’s Place, Sister, Sister, That 70’s Show, HBO’s Treme, and recently OWN’s Greenleaf and Love Is. 1995, he made his directorial debut with his critically acclaimed feature film, “Once Upon a Time...When We Were Colored.” Tim’s other film projects include New Millennium‘s feature production, “Asunder,” starring Blair Underwood, Debbi Morgan, and Michael Beach, and “For Real”, which Reid directed, produced, and distributed through New Millennium Releasing.
Through his United Image Entertainment, he co-produced, with Atlantis Films Limited, “Race to Freedom: The Underground Railroad.” The film starring Courtney Vance was nominated for Cable Ace Awards’ Best Picture. Tim executive produced the critically acclaimed CBS movie “About Sarah,” starring Mary Steenburgen, Kellie Martin, and Diane Baker for which he received a Christopher Award. He also created and produced the acclaimed Showtime TV series “Linc’s”, and has received the “Oscar Micheaux Award” from the Producer’s Guild of America for outstanding lifetime achievement.
In 2012, Reid co-produced and directed “Keepers of the Flame”, a compelling film about Virginia’s central role in American history, for visitors to the Virginia State Capitol. He recently launched the TV series, Legacy of a People, descripted as a “Talkumentary,” Through his non-profit Legacy Media Institute, he instructs an international group of students and emerging filmmakers, promoting excellence and accountability in creating media that reflects a diverse global society.
Reid has received numerous Honorary Degrees and has been inducted into the National Black College Hall of Fame. He was appointed by two Governors to serve two terms on the Board of Visitors of Norfolk State University, and he currently serves on the Richmond Forum Board.
Through his Tim Reid Productions, he has launched a new Media Center and Creative Incubator in the Manchester area of Richmond, VA.
MY PURPOSE STATEMENT
“Media worldwide is undergoing dramatic change as it defines social, economic, and cultural perceptions for billions of people on a daily basis. I believe that in this atmosphere of media consumption, fragmented audiences, and consolidation of media ownership lies a critical need to identify new strategies and models for those who passionately seek to tell culturally significant stories.
In this legacy period of my life, I’m dedicated to using my 40 years of media experience to create projects that will have a positive impact on society, history, and culture of the African Diaspora.”
– Tim Reid, Filmmaker