Talibah Newman

| August 22, 2016

Columbia University

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Born in Dallas, Talibah Newman first came to New York City as a freshman attending Columbia University. After receiving her bachelor’s in Film and Creative Writing, Talibah braved New York City and landed several internships and production jobs in her field with companies such as Ted Hope’s This is That Production Company, Jonathan Demme’s Clinica Estetico, and Malcolm Lee’s Blackmaled Productions. As an M.F.A. student, Talibah sought to tell stories of familial relationships, precocious children, single character journeys into recreating identity, obstructing prejudice, and the complicated mosaic of spirituality and faith.

Talibah is the 2012 Directors Guild of America winner in the African American Category for her film Busted on Brigham Lane, which was licensed to HBO for exhibition in 2012. HBO also licensed Talibah’s Sweet Honey Chile’, which also won the Martha’s Vineyard Short Film Award Competition and was screened at the Los Angeles Film Festival, the American Black Film Festival, and the Cannes Film Festival, among others. She’s also produced two short webseries, Famous Farrah and First Dates. Talibah is currently securing financing for her debut feature film and working on an original television pilot.

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A young teenage girl takes precariously creative measures to reconcile her relationship with her estranged father and discovers that he is a different man than she remembers. A short film by Talibah Newman.

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Series Producer
Lisa Landi

Associate Producer
Julia Shackelford

Peter Borg

Zaldy Serrano
Christina Zee White

Original Music
Written and Produced by

John Andrieni

Kevin Cooke
Marie K Lee

Social Media Specialist
Aldo Mora-Blanco

Sarah Hoffner

On Air Promotion
Bridget Louie

William Lowery
Abby Staeble

Director of TV Production
Sandy Schonning

Executive Producer
Scott Dwyer