We’re talking with veteran line producer and photographer Nicci Freeman in this episode. Nicci has over twenty years of experience in the business as a line producer, and she’s also a member of the DGA as well as an accomplished photographer. We’re going to take a look at her journey as a woman of color in a male-dominated industry and see how she’s thrived. Nicci is an inspiring figure who has defied the odds and carved out a successful career in a challenging field. We hope her story will encourage other women of color who are pursuing their dreams.
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Nicci Freeman -Line Producer – DGA UPM – Producer BIO:
Nicci Freeman has been working in some form of the entertainment industry her whole life. From with working for her parents, mom was a costume designer, and dad was a female impersonator both on and off stage to then transitioning to film, television, video, commercial and print. In her 25 year career she has worked as a Producer, Line Producer, Unit Production Manager, Production Coordinator, Costume Designer, and a PA.
Freeman’s career spans features, television series, music videos, and commercials, working for such names as Spike Lee, Lady Gaga, Will Smith, and Mariah Carey.
She is a Member of the Director’s Guild of America as Unit Production Manager. She spent two years as Head of Production for an independent film company producing $1.5m $35M pictures. Additionally, she has recently worked on a number of projects while dealing with the challenges of filming in the time of Covid.
Some of her feature projects include: GEMINI LOUNGE, A COWGIRL’S SONG, SNAPSHOT OF LOVE, THE MESSAGE, and HARDCORE HENRY. Television productions include: Your Attention Please, Rhett & Link’s Buddy System, Comic Relief, and The Casino. Among the Music Videos she has worked on are those by the artists Dwight Yoakam, Linkin Park, Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande, Tyga, Aloe Black, Will Smitt, P Diddy, and Godsmack. Gaming/Live action includes: Payday 2: The Biker and Payday 2: Hardcore Henry, and Command and Conquer: Tiberian Sun. And Brand work: Walmart, Wendy’s, Gillette, Garnier, Smart Car, and Kyle Cosmetics.
In her spare time she is a world traveler and accomplished photographer. She has had three solo art shows in Los Angeles, and Florence, Italy. She has lent her talents to T.I’s Trap Music Pop Up Museum in Atlanta, GA as the Project Manager and Curator as well as to the Starbreeze / IMAX VR Pilot Center as the Project Manager. In addition she has also served as DGA AASC Special Events & Activities Chair & DGA AASC Council Rep and volunteers with Women of Color Unite.
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