Tamra Simmons is an internationally acclaimed CEO, producer, writer, talent director, and entrepreneur. She is most recognized for her work as the creator and executive producer of the ground-breaking Lifetime documentary series, Surviving R. Kelly. The docuseries has reached over 26.8 million viewers & over 20 million live streams since its debut on Jan 3rd, 2019 with part II airing in January 2020. Simmons has become one of the most sought after executive producers in the nation and has been honored by and nominated for awards such as the 2019 Emmy Award, Critics Choice Award (MTV), Best Documentary Series (MTV), Program of The Year, Inclusion Award, 2020 NAACP Image Award & recently she won a 2020 Peabody Award for her humanitarian work and more. Simmons’ name has become synonymous with some of the most widely known public figures in the world including: Ava DuVernay, John Legend, Bill Maher, Chelsea Peretti, and Aziz Ansari. With an extensive portfolio of work such as Producer on VH1’s Growing Up Hip Hop, Producer for VH1’s Mary Mary, and casting director for several major brands. Her work has been recognized by national media outlets including The Red Table Talk, NBC, FOX, Variety and many others.
In 2011, Simmons introduced dynamic and aggressive methods of marketing that essentially earned her, her first company, Revitalized Marketing Group, an ineluctable presence in and outside of the digital space. RMG’s rapid growth and over the top service made Simmons one of the most sought-after marketers from Miami to Dubai. Implementing powerful influencer strategies, Simmons’ focus across departmental lines began shaping something greater than ROI at a time when that was the key focus in the market. In less than 24 months, RMG’s dashboard included market research, data analysis, media training, branding, crisis management and bleeding-edge content creation. By 2012, RMG was among the first to initiate insight as-a-service with consistent monthly reporting to ensure consistency, effectiveness and success of client’s business. Tamra Simmons is on the fast trail to earning her place among iconic media moguls because of her luxury branding, innovative methods, and entertainment executive positions.
Since her first company, Simmons has gone on to launch her international firm, The Tamra Simmons Brand Agency under which she provides a prestigious pool of services, and a transparent bridge between major networks and opportunities for talent. Simmons is currently operating in her passion, developing and structuring television programming. As a talent agent/director, TV producer and casting director, Simmons secures opportunities for actors, authors, film directors/producers, musicians, models, professional athletes, writers, screenwriters, broadcast journalists and many others through the entertainment and broadcast media.
Featured among the Top 50 Influential Women in the entertainment Industry, Simmons is an inspiring single mompreneur of two who has excelled through hard work and diligence. A powerhouse in her own right, she continues to teach and lead within the music and entertainment industries.