Tiya Sowell is a freelance scriptwriter and transcriber for various production companies and transcription houses. Tiya brings an extensive background of network knowledge, having begun her career in 2012 as a music specials intern for Black Entertainment Television. She has since worked with VH1, CBS, Lifetime Television, OWN, Bravo TV and more.
She has been employed as a copywriter, production assistant, associate producer, story associate producer, locations manager, logger, transcriber, scriptwriter, production coordinator and researcher.
Tiya enjoys developing films and episodic television programs for adult, urban audiences. She recently completed writing two feature films, one which is a biopic of famed jazz singer, Billie Holiday, which was under consideration by Paramount Pictures, and several episodic shows, including a webisode about a black female private investigator.
She has a master’s degree in Creative Writing from Full Sail University, and a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from Kentucky State University.. She is married and travels as needed for work.
A young reporter single-handedly investigates the mysterious death of her twin sister, and takes on the Phoenix police department and a sexy, dismissive detective, while trying to ignite a fire to a failing career and an estranged marriage.
Lady’s Day tells the true story behind the jazz legend, Billie Holiday, her lonely adolescence as a child prostitute, her career that struggled to take flight, the backstory of “Strange Fruit” and “God Bless the Child”, and the legend behind the famous orchids she wore.
At The Table
Producing web based sports talk show
Media, writing, A/V, budget
October 2010 - August 2019
Urban Bride Magazine
Editor-in-Chief, Copywriter, Graphic Designer
Writing copy for online shopping service focusing on brand awareness and product marketing
July 2015 - Present
Responsible for transcribing audio/video for various production houses:
Word Factory—transcribing for Marriage Boot Camp, Remastered, Millionaire Matchmaker
Left/Right Inc.—transcribing for Mob Wives, Sugar Hill, Zoo
Gurney Productions—transcribing for Ghosts in the Hood, Leah Remini: It’s All Relative, Mako Monster 2
March 2017 - November 2017
Christmas on the Coast and The Reliant Movie
Coordinating travel for cast and crew
Developing and maintaining production schedules
Establishing crew and cast accommodations
Developing relationships with vendors
Managing production office
Dr. Michelle Bengston
"When the world says, 'Give up', Hope whispers, 'Try it one more time.'"