My name is Jami Rhodes and I’m a 39 years old black woman surviving everyday. I’m originally from Norristown PA, a small suburb right outside of Philadelphia. I’ve been in LA since October 2011. I have my MFA in Screenwriting degree from the New York Film Academy. My life has been a journey, a continuing exploration of self discovery.
Now I could go into a normal bio, I was born, lived, went to high school, etc… but what would be the fun in that. Compelling stories aren’t just written, they are lived. I truly believe that I was given the gift of words and that gift gives me the ability to take my experiences and share them with the world. My life experiences had taken me to places and people I never knew existed, and I’m more than grateful. I’ve seen firsthand how diverse and complex this world is. We live in a world filled with amazingly different people whether their black/white, straight/gay, Christian/Muslim, rich/poor, etc….we are all here together so why not show that.
My dream is write stories that inspire, enlighten, and entertain for years to come. My ultimate goal is to be a television writer. I feel like television is the only forum that pushes boundaries and can raise consciousness. Great stories are about the good, bad, and ugly. Television is able to explore, in depth, different worlds and the truth about those worlds whatever it may be. I also feel that television especially cable television has more creative freedom than film. I want to bring to life the different worlds I’ve experienced and the different people I’ve come to know.