About Tammy

Tammy Reese is a Central New York Award Winning Actress and Writer.


***On International Women's Day March 8 2019 Tammy received the WCNY Makers: Women Who Make America Award at the Women's Rights National Historical Park***



2018 Central New York 40 Under Forty Award recipient. Co Author of 100 Women 100 stories book "She Wouldn't Let Me Fall", Founder & CEO of Visionary Minds Public Relations and Media. Also Co Producer of Visionary Minds TV and Youtube series. Tammy was privileged to interview celebrities and entertainment industry professionals such as Marija Abney ("Black Panther"),

Carmen Electra ("Meet The Spartans") Taimak Guarriello ("The Last Dragon"), Mick Garris ( "Post Mortem"/ "The Stand"/ "Sleepwalkers, Heather Langenkamp ( "A Nightmare On Elm Street") , Richard Grieco ( "21 Jump Street") , Ken Page ( "A Nightmare Before Christmas"), Ari Lehman

("Friday The 13th"), Miko Hughes ( "Pet Sematary"), John Russo ("Night of The Living Dead"),

Ming Chen ( "Comic Book Men") , Jennifer Runyon ( "Ghostbusters"),

(Co Founder of Netflix) Marc RandolphTony Todd ("Candyman", "Final Destination"), Jeremy Garelick ( Director/ Writer "The Wedding Ringer"), Siobhan Fallon Hogan ("Wayward Pines", "Forrest Gump"), Giancarlo Esposito

(" Breaking Bad" , "Revolution"),  Harvey Spencer Stephens ("The Omen"),

Aleks Paunovic ("Van Helsing" , ("War For The Planet Of Apes"),   Freddie Robinson ("Love and Hip Hop") and more...


Graduating from Empire State College in 2008, she majored in media studies gaining experience and accomplishments in journalism, TV, film, blogging ,and radio production while minoring in theater /culture.


Tammy's career started at age 12 with The Media Unit TV and Stage production company traveling and performing over 60 live stage shows a year, Technical Directing or Hosting a public access TV program, “Rough Times Live.” In Tammy's 8 years with the company, her talents excelled as an Actress, Choreographer, Dancer, Writer, TV Host and Director. Hosting and Directing a live TV show made Tammy ready for anything such as serving on The Media Unit Board of Directors.


Since her days with the Media Unit, she has branched into an independent artist. Performing (Ensemble, Les Style, Stepp Sister) in “Dreamgirls” musical  at The Redhouse Arts Center in 2015. The production received a Syracuse Area Live Theater nomination for Best Musical and Best Ensemble. Other appearances at The Redhouse includes “The Color Purple” (Ensemble) and “Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens,” ( Sally).


Theatrical performance was her first love in the industry. As she got older, she embraced video and film production, writing and producing PSAs on suicide prevention "Hear My Call" , which she received an writing award and an domestic violence PSA "Live To Tell".


Her passion is acting, but Tammy knows being multitalented will continue to enhance her skills. Tammy industry professional and celebrity interviews  can be viewed on the VisionaryMindsTV YouTube channel. Tammy latest endeavors included being a guest speaker at the CNY ADA Celebration Hosted by Hall Of Fame Journalist Jackie Robinson . Tammy Reese walked the runway in Essence Magazine Street Style Fashion Show 2018. Currently Co Publisher & Editor for Central NY Woman Online Magazine. 2019 has been amazing being an Partnership Associate for NYC Hip Hop Film Festival, Commerical Producer for Syracuse Community Connections, Publicist for 3x Best Sci Fi Feature Film " Once Upon A Superhero" , Inspiring Women Greatness Organization , Harriet Tubman Freedom Music Festival, and Atlanta Feedback Film Festival with many other clients throughout the United States. Tammy recently covered the Tribeca Film Festival 2019 as press . "Betrayal" is a short film written, Co Directed, Co Produced by Tammy in collaboration with All Grown Up ENT and Dibernardo Productions.


To contact Tammy Reese

email: TammyCNYWoman@Gmail.Com


Visit Visionary Minds Public Relations and Media website for Public Relations and Videography services at:

https://visionaryminds.simdif.com

Résumé


Alum of The Media Unit TV and Stage company (1998-2008)

Experience includes: acting, choreography, writing, dancing, event planning, Co-chair on the board of directors, TV Director/TV host of "Rough Times Live", and promotion .The Media Unit presented Tammy with numerous performance & writing awards, and an choreography award.

Currently Tammy serves on the Media Unit Board of Directors.


-Participating in the Michael J Harms Theatre Festival competition receiving two acting commendation awards for acting excellence and winning the regional competition twice with The Media Unit tv and stage production company for Best Ensemble and Best Show


-Clear Channel Radio 570 WSYR radio Internship .


-Empire State College media studies/theater and culture degree.


-April 2014  scripting award obtained for writing "Hear My Call" a PSA on suicide prevention.

(Actress/Writer/Co Producer)




-December 2014 -  Redhouse Theater production of "The Color Purple". (Ensemble)



-June 2015  sophomore PSA released on domestic violence prevention called "Live To Tell" ,

(Actress/Writer/Co Producer)



- "Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens"- October 2015- Redhouse Theater

(Sally)


-"Dreamgirls"- December 2015-Redhouse Theater (Step Sisters/ Les Style/Ensemble)S.A.L.T 2016 Award nomination for Best Ensemble and Best Musical


"The Olympia Adventure" -short film(Lady Astra) January 2016


-Cast member -"211 Robbery In Progress"- Directed By Taj Smith aka DesignerGawd Starring Hassan Johnson(Coming soon)


-Cast member "Love Thy Father" Produced by Taj Smith of Finally Focused Films.

(Mother)


-Co Producer/Host of CJack Run Networks presents.. Visionary Minds :Inspirational Women Of Syracuse TV and Youtube series


-Cast member "Deja Vu" movie (Raven) Mad Angel Films (coming soon)



-Production Assistant "Priest The Lost Son" movie trailer Starring Robin Givens , Clifton Powell and Jamal Woolard .


-Co Host and Co Producer of CJack Run Networks Presents.. Visionary Minds "Inspirational Men Of Color In Syracuse" TV and Youtube series


-Host and Co Producer of CJack Run Networks Presents.. Visionary Minds "Survivors" TV and Youtube series


-Believe In Syracuse Member


-CNY Film Professionals Member


- Contributing Writer Rochester Women Online Magazine


-The Stand Newspaper Community Contributor 2014-2018


- Completed screenwriting classes with Hollywood Director Jeremy Garelick at Liverpool School of Cinema


- Completed "Act Like You Know" Acting Class with Dennis LA White



-Featured in The Stand Newspaper April 2017 issue


-Featured in Women Of Upstate New York Magazine April 2017 issue


-Featured on cover of Act Like A Pro Magazine November 2017 issue


-Featured in London,UK  Soul Central Magazine February 2018 issue


-Featured on the cover of Women Of Upstate NY Magazine March 2018 issue


-Featured in BKQ Magazine June 2018


-Featured in Rochester Women Online Magazine September 2018


- Featured in CNY Business Journal November 2018



-Co Author "She Wouldn't Let Me Fall" 100 Women book collaboration (March 2018 release)


-Guest Speaker at CNY ADA celebration hosted by Hall of Fame Journalist Jackie Robinson- July 2018


- Interviewed Police Chief Frank Fowler for "Rough Times Live" TV Show -July 2018


- Publicist for 3x Winner of Best Sci Fi Feature Film "Once Upon A SuperHero "


*November 7th 2018 Tammy was awarded with the prestigious 40 Under Forty Award *


*March 2019 WCNY Makers: Women Who Make America Award Winner*


- March 2019 NJ Horror Con and Film Festival Press


- April 2019 Tribeca Film Festival 2019 Press


- Publicist Atlanta Film Feedback Showcase


- August 2019 NYC Hip Hop Film Festival Partnership Associate