In 2007, with a dream of creating quality work, Tamir launched Tamirfilms Ltd., a film and TV production company. As Chief Executive Officer, he is responsible for the worldwide production, marketing and distribution of all Tamirfilms entertainment, including motion pictures, television, cable, syndication and home entertainment. As a teenager Tamir worked in musical theatre in upstate New York and on Cape Cod, singing and dancing in summer stock theatre at Bucks County Playhouse, Woodstock Playhouse and the Falmouth Playhouse. He performed in the chorus of "My One And Only" and "West Side Story". Tamir was given a scholarship to attend the prestigious New York University Tisch School of The Arts, where he received his BFA.While attending New York University he was asked to join the Negro Ensemble Company, where he performed several Off-Off Broadway productions. He traveled to London to do Satre's “No Exit”, where he received rave reviews. Tamir is now working in Los Angeles and can be seen starring with Jada Pinkett Smith on “Hawthorne” as Vernon. His past television guest spots include, “Dexter”, “NYPD Blue”, “The Young and the Restless”, “The Pretender”, “Ghost Stories”, “That's Life”, “New York Undercover” and “All My Children”.
Proud owner of the RED Epic along with a fleet of DSLR gear and lenses. The skill of maximizing a tight budget is only second to my time conscious, yet fun loving demeanor on set. Making motion pictures as a livelihood leaves little reason to be bitter or grumpy on set. My preference for filming is a small, intimate crew that is highly leveraged and unafraid to grow out of their comfort zone. Working with the smallest, most talented and willing crew will get you a better product every
Jay Millines has served as Tamirfilms’s Chief Operating Officer since October 2008. He was previously head of the Tamir's Animal Rescue League division of the company since July 2007, where he guided the strategic, operational, administrative and production-oriented concerns of the animal division, as well as overseeing development projects of Tamirfilms.
Nick has a rather "eclectic" background. With a B.A. in English Literature from National Dong Hwa University (Taiwan), he then obtained a Master's in Mental Health Counseling Psychology from Boston College in 2004 and then PhD in Cultural Studies with an emphasis on Film & Media at The Claremont Colleges (suburban Los Angeles), focusing on film criticism and audience psychology. His research revolves around how the audience "decodes" (interprets) messages that a movie is intended to convey and how a film company may package its product with what the audience is looking for taken into account.
Taking up the quill at an early age, Nick initially wanted to be a novelist. A personal congratulation from an award-winning director on his radio drama in college triggered him to write for another medium. He has worked with Zahra Pictures as a screenwriter and has an action espionage short currently in post-production. One of his scripts was selected as a finalist at The Annual Lone Star Action Fest Screenplay Competition sponsored and operated by industry professionals.
Aside from his love for creative writing, Nick has been playing the piano ever since he was 4, along with a few other instruments, which he took up in his teens. He started improvising at the age of 5 and composes when he has time.
Ryan Gavan is our most recent member to join Tamirfilms. Mr. Gavan was born in New Jersey and moved around quite a bit as he was growing up. Having lived in New Jersey, Nevada, Washington, Boston and Florida has given Ryan and interesting peek into many different types of people and an insight into character development for future projects. While studying music at Berklee College of Music, Ryan also earned a degree in business at Eastern Washington University before moving to Los Angeles to focus on screen writing full time.
Ms. Lee has served as Associate Producer of Documentaries at Tamirfilms since April 2011. Ms. Lee joined the Company in September 2010 as Head of Production Operations. With a MFA from NYU TSOA her New York acting credits include Woodie King Jr.’s New Federal Theatre where she won an Audelco Award for her performance in August Wilson’s Joe Turner’s Come and Gone; as Mattie; Target Margin’s production of DuBois Heyward’s Mamba’s Daughters which received an Obie Award for Best Revised Play, and District Attorney Robinson in the critically acclaimed, The Coyote Bleeds with The Tribeca Theatre. Regional theatre credits include Milwaukee Rep, Missouri Rep, Theatre Virginia and The People’s Light and Theatre Company in Malvern, Pennsylvania where she was a resident company member. . In Los Angeles where Ms. Lee presently resides she has been in company as an actor (Transitions) and a member of the playwright’s lab with The Robey Theatre, and The Actor’s Studio. She performed in Josephina Lopez’s When Nature Calls at CASA0101 in East Los Angeles, and in Uncommon Threads which won a best new play award at The Secret Rose Theatre in North Hollywood. TV credits include Grey’s Anatomy, Cold Case, Drake and Josh, Law and Order, Judging Amy, and Ed.. Ms. Lee is a child activist, and a member of the Association of Black Documentarians West, and presently works with The Unusual Suspects Theatre Company which has demonstrated success with youth segments including children in foster care, gang members, and those incarcerated in juvenile detention camps.
Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Kenny G, Dionne Warwick, The Jacksons, Cheryl Lynn, Gladys Knight, Herbie Hancock, Denise Williams, Barry White, Gloria Gaynor, Kool and the Gang , Stephanie Mills, Isaac Hayes, Donna Summer, Peaches and Herb and LaToya Jackson are among the artists Reynolds has handled publicity for.
His most recent clients have included special projects for the Recording Academy (formerly National Academy of Recording Arts and Science; The Grammy), actress/author Denise Nicholas, who has penned her first novel, “Freshwater Road,” Jimmy Jean-Louis, who co stars in the hit NBC series, “Heroes,” ” Xenona Clayton’s Trumpet Awards,” where he served as Executive in Charge of Talent, Bishop Hayes and the Warriors, who garnered the number one gospel record for twelve consecutive weeks, Don Barden, the only African American casino owner in America, Diahann Carroll and Angela Bassett for The Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Foundation”, Cynda Williams, Loretta Devine and Lenny Williams for Langston University, music veterans Roy Ayers and Taj Mahal, and of course The Black AIDS Institute. In addition to handling grand openings for The Karen Lynne Art Gallery in Beverly Hills and John Witherspoon/Angela Robinson’s Artpeace gallery in Burbank, CA, he also served as casting associate for “Invisible Life: The Musical,” a stage production with music and lyrics by Ashford & Simpson, directed by Tony Winner George Faison.
Reynolds, the former tour manager for the femme rock fatale, Labelle, began his career in publicity handling accounts for Al Green, and flautist Bobbi Humphrey. His accomplishments were quickly noted as he first moved to CBS Records in charge of the east coast publicity. Kenneth is happy to be apart of Tamirfilms and it’s bright future.
Ms. Crandall has been consulting on projects for Tamirfilms since February 2008. Currently she is also the Executive Director of Literary Development for Isola Sacra, Inc. an L.A. based company. As researcher, story consultant and editor where Ms Crandall is working on manuscripts for the author Boston Teran. His “Creed of Violence” is now in pre-production at Universal (Michael DeLuca producing, Todd Field director, Brad Pitt attached)
After a ‘Tour of Duty’ as director/producer in regional theatre. Charlene has spent almost twenty years in Los Angeles working in film, theatre and television. Now, bi-coastal between Los Angeles and Florida. Her Producer credits include An Afternoon with the Dalai Lama hosted by Sharon Stone - Los Angeles, CA., The Mandala Project with Tibetan monks and former East LA gang members.
“Something Else” a short narrative film shot at Houston’s renowned Folk Art Beer Can House was produced, written and directed by Ms Crandel. She is a prize winner at several festivals across the states.
She has also written screenplays such as After The Monarch, The Disappearance of Zanna Bechet, Bonnie’s Place, Manhattan Fairytale, and The Blue Fugates with Sara Prejean. Poetry published in “’Nary A Mule” and “Method Mad.” Charlene has also directed “The Moon Shell” - STAGES, “A Christmas Carol” Penobscot Theatre, Bangor, ME., “Summer Camp for Writers” at Pacific Resident Theatre, Venice, CA.
Ms. Crandall is writing an autobiographical book and one-woman show, “My Name Is Not Job” for 2011.
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