hyphen overload: a bio
What do you do when you run out of room on your resume for the string of hyphens in your title? If you're multimedia maven T. Faye Griffin, you simply whip out a red pencil and edit.
In 2019, the "Writer-Playwright-Bestselling Author-Editor-Producer-Director-Actor-Voiceover Artist-Inspirational Speaker-Podcaster-Lecturer-Facilitator-Visual Artist-recovering Stand-up Comedian (and Hollywood's best kept secret) simplified things by replacing the hyphens with the one word that says it all...
C R E A T I V E
The career of two-time NAACP Award winner T. Faye Griffin encompasses television, film, radio, stage, and live events. From A&E to BET to PBS, the multimedia maven has amassed an impressive list of credits including the Emmy Award-winning comedy series, In Living Color. Her past and present client list consists of A-List celebrities, institutions of higher learning, religious organizations, innovative entrepreneurs, all reflecting her diverse range.
In 2005, she formed her flagship production company WORDS by T. Faye, specializing in scriptwriting and TV production. In 2013 she created Moonstone Enterprises to meet the demand for her iconic content, producing, and directing. Known as the place “Where arts and entertainment meet education, Moonstone oversees the production of the KITS Awards, a premier awards gala which has taken place at Fox Studios, the Writer’s Guild Theater, and in 2019 Paramount Pictures Studio lot. A highly-sought after writer, T. Faye’s past and present clients include BET, Actress-Comedian Sherri Shepherd, the NAMIC Awards, the Gracie Awards, Kids in the Spotlight, the AppleValley Chamber of Commerce, ITM Mobile, and many more. In 2019, she was commissioned by Del-York International to create and facilitate the inaugural course--"Producing and the Business of Film" at the Del-York Creative Academy in Lagos, Nigeria.
A retired performer and well-respected member of the comedy community, she created and served as Executive Producer of the highly-rated comedy competition, Coming to the Stage. Her work on the 2003 and 2004 Trumpet Awards each garnered a NAACP Image Award nomination, and in 2007 she scored a win as a producer of BET’s Celebration of Gospel, an annual musical extravaganza showcasing chart-topping gospel artists. An additional award followed for Black Girls Rock. In 2006, she celebrated her first feature film credit with the release of the Steve Harvey concert film, Don’t Trip...He Ain’t Through With Me Yet. In 2007, Griffin was featured in the Cannes edition of “The Business of Film Magazine.”
As a lecturer T. Faye has presented her popular workshops at the Writers Guild of America, American Black Film Festival, and the Erma Bombeck Humor Writer’s Workshop at the University of Dayton. Scouted by the Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Center for Comedy (now The National Center for Comedy). she helped develop their inaugural comedic arts education program. Additionally, she has been invited to be a guest instructor at the prestigious Chautauqua Institution in upstate New York during the 2012 summer session.
Her critically acclaimed stage production "Spook Night," presented a behind-the-microphone look at the world of stand-up comedy. Equally adept at writing dramatic themes, she served as Writer-in Residence for the Oasis Christian Theater Company under the artistic direction of Penny Johnson Jerald. Her work has appeared in Woman’s World Magazine, Luxury Hoteliers Magazine, Spirit Magazine, KCET Magazine, the Los Angeles Times and the USA Book News award-winning anthology, “Untangled,” and her two books “Morning Manna” and “Still Crazy,” have found their way to the top of Amazon’s bestseller lists.
Ms. Griffin is a proud product of South Central Los Angeles.