About the Director, Terri J. Vaughn...
Terri has over 20 years experience in the entertainment industry. She exploded on to the scene with her lovable and memorable character Lovita Alize' Jenkins, on The Steve Harvey Show. Out of a need to create more acting opportunities for herself and others, Terri went on to form her independent production company, Nina Holiday Entertainment. In 2015 Terri moved into the directing chair and now the triple threat is flexing her talent in all three arenas.
With mentors like producing and directing icons Stan Lathan, Debbie Allen and Roger Bobb, Terri has been encouraged and inspired to not limit her creative talents. Terri has continued to study and develop her own style behind the camera. And the hard work has paid off!
Terri directed an episode of BounceTV’s Mann & Wife. She went on to direct her first film, the hilarious ‘Friday-isque’ independent comedy, #DigitalLivesMatter, starring social media comedic influencers, DC Young Fly, Emmanuel Hudson and B. Simone. In 2018, Terri directed and executive produced Merry Wishmas, a holiday movie starring David and Tamela Mann and Kim Fields. Terri's also directed the television movies Angrily Ever After, Hip Hop Holiday, Christmas Belles, starring veteran actors Janet Hubert and John Amos, ‘Twas The Chaos Before Christmas, starring the comedic duo Sherri Shepherd and Cynthia McWilliams and Dear Santa I Need A Date. Terri is a trailblazer in front of the camera and is now blazing a lane behind it.
Terri has been honored with three NAACP Image Awards for her work on The Steve Harvey Show, is co-owner of the Atlanta based independent production company, Nina Holiday Entertainment and is the founder of Take Wings Foundation (1997), based in the San Francisco Bay Area, mentoring young women growing up in at risk communities.
We've had great slice of life comedies directed from the perspectives of Rob Reiner, Judd Apatow, Nancy Meyer and the like. It's time we add a new perspective into the mix - comedic stories directed from a black woman's point of view. We need that. ”
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Terri J. Vaughn is a Content Creator. Directing has given her another arm to reach and entertain her audience. She is excited and prepared to continue to take on the role of Director, bringing engaging, enlightening and humorous stories in a fresh, relatable way.
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