About the Director, Terri J. Vaughn...
Terri has over 25 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 this multi-hyphenated talent enjoys a successful career both in front of and behind the camera.
With mentors like producing and directing icons Stan Lathan and Debbie Allen, Terri has been encouraged to not limit her creative talents. Inspired to do just that, Terri continues to study and develop her own style behind the camera.
Terri’s directing debut, the hilarious ‘Friday-isque’ independent movie comedy, #DigitalLivesMatter, starring social media comedic influencers, DC Young Fly, Emmanuel Hudson and B. Simone. She followed that up with directing an episode of the multi-camera comedy Mann & Wife for BounceTV. In 2018, Terri directed and executive produced Merry Wishmas, a holiday movie starring David and Tamela Mann and one of her childhood favorite’s Kim Fields. She’s gone on to direct 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. During the unprecedented year of 2020 Terri directed two Viacom family Christmas comedies; MarVista Entertainment’s A Christmas Surprise and Reuben Cannon Production’s Soul Santa. Her latest directing projects, an independently filmed kids’ comedy, Merry Switchmas and the first comedic episode of Tales, now in their third season on BET. Terri has become a sought-after director, who continues to be a trailblazer in front of the camera and 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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