Gayla Jamison Pro
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Producer-Director-Writer, Gayla Jamison, has produced social issue and human rights documentaries and documentary series filmed in 17 countries on five continents. Her films have appeared on PBS, The Hallmark Channel, Turner Broadcasting, ABC, NBC, The Learning Channel, WGBH-TV, UnivisiÃ³n and GalavisiÃ³n, garnering awards at the Chicago International Film Festival, USA Film Festival and CineFestival; and screened at the United Nations, Amnesty International Film Festival-Amsterdam, International Film Festival-Leipzig, and Festival of Latin American Cinema-Havana. She began her career as staff Producer-Director-Writer for the Peabody Award-winning Turner Broadcasting series, â€œPortrait of America,â€ narrated by Hal Holbrook. Her independent documentaries include â€œApproach of Dawn,â€ which chronicles Maya womenâ€™s human rights struggle during Guatemalaâ€™s civil war; â€œScraps of Life,â€ a portrait of Chilean women with family among the disappeared who used art to fight the Pinochet dictatorship; and â€œLiving in America,â€ the history of a Cuban-Spanish-Italian community Tampa, Florida. â€œLiving in Americaâ€ was part of the â€œNew to Americaâ€ series presented by Edward James Olmos on The Learning Channel. â€œApproach of Dawnâ€ and â€œScraps of Lifeâ€ each received the Award of Merit from the Latin American Studies Association, as well as Silver and Gold Hugoâ€™s at Chicago International Film Festivals. As Senior Producer at the Hispanic Telecommunications Network (HTN), Jamison was Supervising and Episodic Producer for the documentary series, â€œMy Americas,â€ a cultural and spiritual journey through Latin America that received the Gabriel Award. The Spanish version, â€œCaminante,â€ aired four seasons on GalavisiÃ³n. She was Producer-Director-Writer for â€œLives for Sale,â€ a documentary about sex trafficking of undocumented immigrants from Central America and Mexico, which aired on PBS and The Hallmark Channel. Her latest completed film, â€œCheating the Stillness: The World of Julia Peterkin,â€ about the life and times of a 20th-century Pulitzer Prize winning author, aired on PBS in 2010. She is currently in post-production for â€œIn Our Sonâ€™s Name,â€ a story of reconciliation and forgiveness in the aftermath of 9/11.