WRITER | DIRECTOR | PRODUCER | EDUCATOR
Camille Tucker is the co-writer of Lifetime's hit movie The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel, which was executive produced by Queen Latifah and received 5 NAACP Image Award Nominations.
For Camille to write, is to live. Writing is not a job, it's a calling.
To watch The Clark Sisters movie click here: https://www.amazon.com/Clark-Sisters-First-Ladies-Gospel/dp/B0872K4C9B
NAACP Image Award nominated writer Camille Tucker hails from Compton, CA, where both her father and brother formerly served as mayor. Growing up in Compton and attending a PWI in Palos Verdes often caused her to feel like she was straddling two worlds. Yet, as she began to write, she found that her unique struggles were what gave her her voice.
Camille is the co-writer of Lifetime’s critically acclaimed biopic The Clark Sisters: The First Ladies of Gospel, which was nominated for five NAACP Image Awards, including outstanding writing, and has had 13MM viewers to date. It also won the Satellite, African American Critics Association and Gracie Allen awards for Best Television Movie.
Camille is passionate about writing stories centered around female and BIPOC characters in elevated worlds. She has sold scripts to Sony, Universal, New Line, Fox TV and Disney and worked with producers Robert De Niro, Marc Platt, Debra Chase and the late John Singleton, who was a mentor and friend.
A Sundance alum, Camille has directed nine short films and her short film, Cellular, won Best Short Narrative Film at the Roxbury International Film Festival.
In 2021, Camille was named a Sony Pictures TV Diverse Writer Program fellow; in 2019, she was a finalist and the drama alternate in the prestigious Disney | ABC TV Writing Fellowship; and in 2018, she was a fellow in the Producers Guild of America Power of Diversity Workshop. She has also been a Nicholl Fellowship semi-finalist and two-time Sundance Writers Lab semi-finalist.
With an MFA in screenwriting from Loyola Marymount University, an MA in theology and film from Fuller Seminary, and a BA in Creative Writing from UCLA, Camille was an Associate Professor and director of the writing for film and television concentration at Biola University for seven years.
Currently, Camille is a Writer/EP on the Gladys Knight biopic with Cineflix Studios. She has recently written a biopic for LeBron James's Springhill and Disney+ and a one-hour psychological crime drama for 50 Cent's G-Unit and the STARZ network.
She is a member of the Writers Guild of America, West, and repped by Entertainment 360. Specialty dish: dirty South gumbo.
Fun fact: she used to rap under the moniker DJ Cammy Cam. Be nice and she might spit you a rhyme.
"I don't really decide what the core of the story is before I write. I write to figure out what the story is. And I think the characters end up talking to you and telling you what they want to be doing and what is important to them. So in some ways, your job is to listen as much as it is to write." ~ Greta Gerwig
Dr. Mattie Clark Scolds the Gum Chewer
Dorinda Sings to Get it Right
Twinkie Sells Her Catalogue for a Lincoln
Dr. Mattie Clark Stands Up to the Men at Church
Camille Tucker Writing Credits
Empress of Soul: the Gladys Knight Story
Cineflix Studios, 2023-present.
Starz network, executive producers Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, G-Unit and Malcolm & Nichelle Tramble Spellman/The 51, 2021-2023.
Writer, Black Comet: the Major Taylor Story
Executive Producer LeBron James’s Springhill Entertainment, 2021-2023.
Co-writer, Our Game: The Wally Triplett Story – Moore Productions, 2022.
Co-writer, The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel
Executive Producers Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliott
Debuted to 2.7MM viewers; 13MM viewers to date, 2020.
Inside the Black Briefcase: the Vernon Coffey Story
Waymaker Productions, 2020.
There’s A Meeting Next Week
Melanie Herman Productions, feature biopic script about Jean Nidetch, the founder of Weight Watchers, 2020.
Asylum Entertainment TV, 2017-2018.
Blessed in the City
Will Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment, 2015-2016.
Chosen: Queen Moses: the Harriet Tubman Story
INLightened Entertainment, 2014.
Shealey Productions, 2013.
Saradipity Productions, 2010.
New Line Cinema, 2003.
Universal Pictures, 1998.
How to Marry A Black Man
Touchstone Pictures/Walt Disney Studios
Executive Producer Debra Martin Chase, 1997.
Universal Pictures, Executive Producer John Singleton, 1996.
The Soda Girls - Fox TV
Co-Executive Producer/showrunner Ken Topolsky, 1996.
Executive producers Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal, 1994.
For writing, directing and producing inquiries contact Camille's literary managers:
Geoff Shaevitz, Marc Mounier, Genevieve Penn @ Entertainment 360