TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Tracey Edmonds

Powered by imdb

Tracey Edmonds, a 20-year veteran of the entertainment industry, has established herself as an award-winning producer, savvy business mogul and accomplished studio executive. She has created and produced groundbreaking projects for television, music and film both independently and with major studios. She currently serves as COO and President of Our Stories Films where she oversees the development and production of projects for urban audiences, and she also serves as the CEO of her own production company, Edmonds Entertainment. Through Our Stories Films, Edmonds also launched ALRIGHT TV in March 2013, an inspirational, faith-friendly YouTube Partner Channel, for which she serves as President and CEO. The channel features hit series and collaborations with such talent as Michael K. Williams, Issa Rae, Deion Sanders, AJ Johnson, Chef Brian Hill, and comedy sketch groups Dormtainment and The Playmakers.Edmonds' latest project is the new hit series "Deion's Family Playbook" on OWN TV (Oprah Winfrey Network), for which she serves as show creator, executive producer and talent. With Our Stories Films, created by BET Founder Robert L. Johnson, Edmonds recently released her latest film, Jumping the Broom, which was directed by Salim Akil. The hit film was released by Columbia Tri Star on May 6th, 2011. The film stars Angela Bassett, Paula Patton, Laz Alonso, Loretta Devine and Julie Bowen. It won three NAACP Awards. Prior to that, Edmonds produced the romantic comedy New In Town starring Renee Zellweger and Harry Connick Jr., which was released January 30, 2009. In 2007, she released Good Luck Chuck for Lionsgate, starring Jessica Alba and Dane Cook.After graduating from Stanford University with a major in psychobiology at age 20, she decided to develop her skills as an entrepreneur by running a successful mortgage and real estate business. Edmonds made her formal entry into the entertainment industry in 1993 with the creation of Edmonds Entertainment Group, a multi-million dollar enterprise actively involved in all aspects of the entertainment business. Edmonds Entertainment quickly succeeded with the critically acclaimed hit film Soul Food, which earned five NAACP Image Awards. Additionally, the LaFace soundtrack for the movie, of which Edmonds served as Soundtrack Executive Producer, was a multi-platinum bestseller. Signing an overall first-look deal with 20th Century Fox, Edmonds continued to forge her way through the film world, developing and producing Light It Up for Fox 2000 in 1999.Some of today's beloved actors and actresses such as Rosario Dawson, Kimberly Elise, Mekhi Phifer, Donald Faison, and Tracee Ellis Ross can attribute the launch of their successful careers to their start at Edmonds Management (a division of Edmonds Entertainment) and the vision of its CEO, Tracey Edmonds, who recognized their budding star power.The overwhelming success of Edmonds Entertainment set the stage for the formation of an independent film production company, e2 filmworks. Edmonds produced two highly regarded independent films under this banner: Hav Plenty, which was released by Miramax in 1998 - on which she again served as Soundtrack Executive Producer; and PUNKS, which was released through Urbanworld Films in 2001.In addition to film, Edmonds has also achieved success in television production. Edmonds executive produced the groundbreaking reality show College Hill, the first African American reality program on BET. The show debuted in January 2004 and set a network record as 'BET's highest rated series premiere in the network's 25-year history.' In addition, the spinoff series College Hill Interns, shot in Chicago in the Summer, debuted October 2007.Edmonds also produced the highly acclaimed series Lil' Kim: Countdown to Lockdown, as well as DMX: Soul of a Man-both airing on BET in 2006 and setting new ratings benchmarks for the network. Also noteworthy, was her 2007 TV-One production David E. Talbert presents Stage Black, starring David E. Talbert and Blair Underwood. This eight-episode competition show was the recipient of a NAMIC nomination for Best Reality Series.In the scripted arena, Edmonds produced the serialized version of her hit movie Soul Food, an hour-long dramedy for Showtime Networks Inc, which ran for five seasons and won multiple NAACP Image Awards, including Outstanding Drama Series three years in a row.Edmonds has won numerous awards for her achievements in the industry, including Turner Broadcasting System's prestigious Tower of Power Award (2000), The Ebony Magazine Outstanding Women In Marketing & Communications Entrepreneur Award (2002), the Multi-Cultural PRISM Award (2003) an award from Girls, Inc. (2004) in recognition of her efforts to inspire all girls to be strong, smart and bold, an honorary doctorate in Business from Southern University (2004), the Volunteers of America Legacy of Leadership Award (2004), the National Organization for Women's Excellence in Media Award (2005), The Caucus for Television Producers, Writers and Directors Diversity Award (2006), and The Not Alone Foundation's Diamond Award for Excellence in Entertainment (2014). Always looking to give back, Edmonds serves on the Board of Governors for the Producers Guild of America (PGA), where she chaired the Guild's annual Celebration of Diversity gala for three years in a row, and most recently co-chaired the PGA-hosted Produced By Conference two years in a row. She also serves on the Board of Trustees for the American Film Institute (AFI), she is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and she serves as a Global Ambassador for CARE, a leading humanitarian organization that works to fight global poverty. In her role as Ambassador, she is focused on improving global maternal health, with a specific focus on Sierra Leone.Tracey Edmonds resides in Beverly Hills, California with her two sons, Brandon and Dylan.  See full bio on IMDb »

LATEST STORIES
  
Babyface -- I'm Happy Deion Sanders Is Hooking Up with My Ex-Wife

Babyface
I'm Happy Deion Sanders is Hooking Up with My Ex

If anyone's gonna have sex with Babyface's ex-wife, the legendary music producer is glad it's Deion Sanders.Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds -- who divorced ex-wife Tracey Edmonds in 2005 -- recently sat… READ MORE >

Eddie Murphy -- Check Out My White Hot Girlfriend

Eddie Murphy
Check Out My ... White Hot GF

This is Eddie Murphy's smoking hot girlfriend in Hawaii Tuesday ... which is pretty much all you need to know.But IF you care to know more ... her name's Paige Butcher, she's 34 and a former Maxim… READ MORE >

- 468 days ago
NFL Star -- Six-Figure Settlement with Babyface's Ex

NFL Star -- Six-Figure Settlement with Babyface's Ex

Indianapolis Colts superstar Dwight Freeney just reached a SIX-FIGURE settlement with his landlord -- who also happens to be the ex-wife of legendary music producer Babyface.It all started back in… READ MORE >

- 1271 days ago

Around The Web