Ep. 50 Mitzi Miller: Award-Winning Media Maven on Influence and African American Culture
Media Mavens are women who professionally and successfully dominate areas of the journalism and entertainment industry. Like Oprah Winfrey, Mitzi Miller is a media maven – which makes her an influential woman in the industry. Listen to this podcast and hear how she made the leap from journalist to author to magazine editor to now Head of Development at Rainforest Entertainment.
Mitzi Miller is a best-selling author, celebrated journalist, and veteran magazine editor. After almost fifteen years in print media, in March 2015 she made a success leap from publishing to television and film when she accepted the position of Head of Development at Rainforest Entertainment. Since joining the production company, the company has sold multiple television pilots including the popular BET drama series, The Quad which recently ended its second season.
Prior to the transition, Miller served as editor-in-chief of two of the country’s premiere African-American magazines, EBONY and JET magazines. She is the third individual and only woman to hold both positions.
The Connecticut native has co-authored five popular books over the past decade: The Vow: A Novel; The Angry Black Woman’s Guide to Life; and the three-title Hotlanta young adult series. In January 2015, Lifetime Network debuted the television movie “With This Ring” which was based on The Vow: A Novel. The popular film was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress, Writing, and Direction categories.
A frequent public speaker, in addition to keynote appearances at colleges and universities nationwide; Miller has been a featured guest on several national radio and television programs, including ABC’s Good Morning America, TV One’s News One Now with Roland Martin, and CNN’s CNN Newsroom.
For her dedication, Miller’s accolades include recognition among The Root 100 honorees for 2013 and 2014, Crain’s Chicago Business Magazine’s 2011 40 Under 40 roster and induction into the Florida A&M University Alumni Gallery of Distinction.
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