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TIYA SOWELL

Scriptwriter. Producer. Copywriter. Transcriber. Visionary.

 

About Tiya

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.

 

Writing Portfolio

338

 A new home brings hope and comfort, but for a single mother and her four children, it unveiled unspeakable acts of horror that they could not escape.

PRIVATE EYES

 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

​ 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.

 
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PROFESSIONAL WORK

 

Producer

August 2019

At The Table

  • Producing web based sports talk show

  • Media, writing, A/V, budget

Copywriter

October 2010 - August 2019

Urban Bride Magazine

  • Editor-in-Chief, Copywriter, Graphic Designer

Zulily

  • Writing copy for online shopping service focusing on brand awareness and product marketing

Transcriber

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

Production Coordinator

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

 

Contact

Get in touch with me for more information about my previous work and upcoming releases.

 

Dr. Michelle Bengston

"When the world says, 'Give up', Hope whispers, 'Try it one more time.'"

 
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