TIM REID, the Emmy-nominated actor and producer, has been a mainstay in the entertainment industry for the last three decades. Reid, born in Norfolk, Virginia, graduated from Norfolk State University with a B.S. in Business/Marketing and launched his career as a marketing representative for DuPont. However, he soon set his sights on the world of Showbiz and began his television career.
He has written for several of the shows that he acted in, including “WKRP in Cincinnati,” “Simon & Simon,” “Frank’s Place” and “Snoops.” He has also produced several of his popular television series such as “Frank’s Place,” “Snoops” and “The Tim & Daphne Show,” (which he co-created for King World). He received producing nods as a nominee for the Cable Ace Awards and the Producer’s Guild Awards for the Family Channel/BET movie “Race to Freedom: The Underground Railroad.”
In 1988, he received two Emmy nominations for “Best Actor in a Comedy” and for “Best Producer of a Comedy Series” when he starred in CBS’ “Frank’s Place”. He also received both the NAACP Image Award and the Viewers for Quality Television Award for “Best Actor in a Comedy.”
Reid founded Tim Reid Productions, Inc. in 1989, and through its association with Proctor & Gamble, executive produced the critically acclaimed 1998 CBS movie “About Sarah,” starring Mary Steenburgen, Kellie Martin, and Diane Baker for which he received a Christopher Award. In 1990, he co-founded United Image Entertainment through which he produced four independent films. For his critically acclaimed feature film, “Once Upon a Time…When We Were Colored,” he received producing recognition as “Best in Show” by the Houston International Film Festival and he also won the “Directorial Award” from the Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival. In 1999, he was given the “Oscar Micheaux Award” by the Producer’s Guild of America for outstanding lifetime achievement.
In 1997, Reid hosted the first reality series to win an Emmy, “Save Our Streets”. Also that year, he took a giant step and brought together investors to build his own film studio. As Founder and President of New Millennium Studios in Petersburg, Virginia, Reid set the stage toward becoming a major player in the business of independent movie and television production. NMS’ first feature production, “Asunder,” starring Blair Underwood, Debbi Morgan and Michael Beach, was directed and produced by Reid and released through New Millennium Releasing. He next created and produced the critically acclaimed series, “Linc’s” starring Pam Grier, for Showtime. This was the first half comedy to be shoot outside of Hollywood or New York since the “Jackie Gleason Show”. His syndicated television African-American history project, “American Legacy Television” has received numerous awards over the years.
New Millennium Studios has survived the many challenges since it’s founding and is at a pivotal place in the history of American independent studios with a proven track record for quality and success in the creation, production and distribution of niche entertainment content.
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