Speaker Tiauna Jackson

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Tiauna Jackson

Agent, Producer, Distributor

The Jackson Agency

Tiauna Jackson is the founder of The Jackson Agency (TJA), a Hollywood based talent agency that has been breaking barriers in the entertainment industry since 2014. TJA became a household name when Jackson was featured alongside other Black agents in a New York Times feature entitled, “Uphill Battles of Black Agents in Hollywood.” At the time of the feature, Jackson was the only Black agent profiled that owned her own agency. She has also been featured on TMZ, Fox Soul’s Tammi Mac Show, the Black News Channel’s Live, and in Variety, Oz Magazine, Medium, the Arizona Informant, and Essence magazine.

In the fall of 2019 Jackson made history as a Writers Guild of America franchise in Los Angeles and Atlanta, the first Black woman to do so. In 2020 Jackson was recruited by the prestigious Association of Talent Agents (ATA) to join their ranks and help form their Racial Equality Task Force. She co-founded the Black Agents Network, a professional networking association for Black Talent Agency owners worldwide.

In winter of 2021 Jackson was elected to the ATA’s Board of Directors, and became the first Black woman to hold such a position. In 2022 Jackson became one of Essence Magazine’s 124 Women in Entertainment (March/April Issue).

Dedicated to a life of service, she has volunteered with LAFD's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), the Los Angeles LGBT Center, completed LAPD's Community Police Academy, and serves as the President of the Buffalo Soldiers of America (BSA), which is a non-profit dedicated to preserving the legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers, the United States' most decorated military unit. Jackson received a 'Freedom Award' from the United States Army for her contributions on the cross-country tour to re-intern MOH Cpl. Isaiah Mays in Arlington. To-date, the BSA donates funds for scholarships to students in under-served communities in Phoenix and brings historical presentations to students at local schools in Phoenix with its traveling museum.

Jackson is a graduate of Chapman University for Communications, UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television's Professional Program for Producing, and the Professional Program in Screenwriting. She also attended Jackson State University, a popular HBCU. She looks forward to providing representation that matters to the exceptionally talented artists of the world.

Jackson is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Jurisprudence at the University of South Dakota. She also serves as the Sub-Regional Director 1 for the Midwest Black Law Students Association (MWBLSA), the Midwest Chapter of the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA).

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