JD Walker, Writer/Director and Producer
About Me

                     


Jamie Walker is an award-winning Director/Writer who was recently selected by the Academy of Motion Pictures to serve on the leadership board for Gold Rising, an initiative spearheaded by Bettina Fisher to promote and provide access in the film industry for diverse filmmakers. A graduate of USC's M.F.A. Program in Directing, where she was funded by George Lucas and Mellody Hobson, Jamie is also a graduate of Howard University, where she received a full ride to finish a Ph.d. in writing at only 26 years old. Originally from Oakland, CA, Jamie has over 11 years of experience in the film industry and primarily specializes in scripted TV and narrative features (drama, rom com, and comedy). She also enjoys directing YA. Her long term goal is to direct original content for episodic TV and to helm inspiring stories about leading women and marginalized characters with depth and agency who have triumphed over adversity.

Walker has received Directing fellowships from The Blackhouse Foundation at Sundance, Facebook SEEN’s Emerging Director Program, The Academy of Motion Pictures, and The George Lucas Family Foundation. She has also won pitching contests at Sundance. Her short film "Oscar Micheaux" that she wrote and directed screened at Cannes (Short Film Corner) and won "Best Short" at The African American Film Festival. Another short that she wrote and directed, "Sandra: Say Her Name" won "Best Short" at the Central Illinois Feminist Film Festival. Her shorts have screened at numerous film festivals. Walker worked at AMPAS for Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting and The Student Academy Awards. She has also worked at Buzz Feed, helping to manage over 20 commercials weekly.

Some of her clients include Disney Plus, Array, HBO Max, ESPN, Oprah Winfrey's OWN Network, HGTV, Big Table Media, Wayfarer Entertainment, Lifetime, ESPN, Pepsi, Kroger, Nationwide, and more. Originally from Oakland, she resides in Los Angeles and has worked with Octavia Spencer (Hidden Figures), Michael B. Jordan (Black Panther), Tessa Thompson (Dear White People/Passing), Lin Miranda (Hamilton), Andre Holland (Moonlight), Adepero Odune (12 Years a Slave), Janelle Mona'e, Tiffany Haddish, J Lo, and Jill Scott, to name a few.

Jamie is a member of the Alliance of Women Directors, Film Fatales, Women in Media, Women in Film, Academy Gold, JTC Women Unite, and the PGA. She has worked for Disney Plus, ESPN, Lifetime, Array, HGTV and several other companies. She is one of the founding members of Rachel Raimist's "Saturday Sessions" and has participated in Directing workshops with Bola Ogun, Joel Zwick (Disney), Tessa Blake (ABC), Rachel Raimist (CW Network), Catherine Hardwicke (Summit), Andy Cadiff (CBS), Eva McKenna (CW Network) and Jenn Page (Heart on Fire Productions).

     














                 

 

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