"CREATING FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT TO INSPIRE SOCIAL CHANGE" - Dr. Donahue Tuitt

 

Since I was a child movies and television shaped how I viewed the world and inspired me to realize anything is possible. I'm certain that is why I've been drawn to creating family entertainment to inspire social change. While studying to be a teacher in college I began acting and writing, and was blessed to land my first leading film role the first time I auditioned in my life. The acting bug hit me, but I graduated and took my first job teaching at a middle school.

Despite my love for teaching I felt God calling me to bridge my passion for education with my creativity to potentially reach more people. I moved to Los Angeles and transitioned full time to film and television. After several years as an actor I learned the business and met up with a wonderful group of actors in my church. We produced a faith-based play, which inspired me to step out on faith to write, direct, produce, and act in my first feature film under my company Lighted Pathway Productions. That first film received a few awards, led to another film, and opened doors to shoot a few music videos and produce projects for cable and broadcast networks. For the next several years I produced reality shows and music competition for television networks. God illuminated paths and opened doors I never imagined were there as a kid in New York. I've been blessed to receive awards for the production work, but I'm most thankful that every project I have worked on fell in line with my desire to produce family and faith-based programming.

I believe movies and television shows have the power to communicate history that should never be forgotten, and build a beautiful future our minds can imagine. I create projects that aspire to inspire, because I believe there is greatness in everyone God has created. My assignment in entertainment and education is to help others to identify and/or maximize their God-given gifts to live a life that makes a positive impact on the world. Simply put, "Empowerment through Entertainment." By God's grace that mission has allowed our projects to reach people of all races, religions, cultures, and nations across the world. Keep us in prayer as Lighted Pathway Productions continues to develop projects, we believe are special.

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Tuitt is a multi-Award Winning film and television director, producer, writer, and actor. He has worked with companies such as: Nike, Black Entertainment Television, Maverick Entertainment, Breakaway Films, AXE Body Spray, and more. He received the 2007 National Association of Television Program Executives Diversity Fellowship for talented minority Television Producers and was honored as part of the Producing team who received the 2011 N.A.A.C.P. Image Award for Outstanding Television Production. He has been featured in The New York Post, Ebony, Jet, and Huffington Post Black Voices; and a featured guest on dozens of nationally syndicated television and radio programs such as: News One (TV One), ESPN LA, SiriusXM, HBCU Radio Network, EUR Web, Café Mocha Radio, and countless other television and print publications. Additionally, Dr. Tuitt is a former Professor at the University of Southern California. He currently serves as a consultant to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta, Georgia, and to several other non-profit organizations and government agencies seeking to integrate media to solve critical social issues. He received his Doctorate in Education from the University of Southern California, Master's degree from Pepperdine University, and Bachelors degree from the University of Maryland at College Park. The native New Yorker currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

WHAT I DO

11,000+

Minutes of Programming

23+

Years In Business

14Mil+

Production Budget

8

Awards

SERVICES

FILM & TV PRODUCTION

Lighted Pathway Productions is a full service entertainment production company, dedicated to delivering movies, television shows, and digital projects that inspire faith, promote family, and challenge culture towards social change. We operate independently, while partnering with networks and studios to produce projects from idea to final delivery. Services include: Script Writing, Directing, Producing, Editing, Music, and Voiceovers.

CURRICULUM DESIGN

In 2015, Dr. Tuitt incorporated his background as a distinguished director, producer, and a former college professor in education, to launch UNIFY MEDIA EDUCATION (UNIFYme). UNIFYme designs specialized online courses for global educational partners and provides institutions a turnkey catalog of classes to diversify their distance learning offerings to students.

SPEAKING

Dr. Tuitt has served as special consultant on arts and education to the Federal Communications Commission, Civil Rights organizations, and to Capitol Hill leaders. He has given keynote addresses at universities, conferences, and film festivals across the U.S. and Caribbean. He has been featured on ESPN Radio, TV One, the National Urban Radio Network, EUR Web, Bloomberg Report, and in the New York Post, Ebony, and Jet, to name a few.

Our Clients

Testimonials

  • Don was a key member of the production team on several of our highly rated network shows. His full toolkit of skills and measured temperament are a tremendous asset for any TV production. He's trustworthy and delivers quality work on time and on budget. I highly recommend Don as a creative, production or consulting partner for any of your upcoming productions.

    Charlie Jordan Brookins, Former SVP, Original Programming, BET Networks
  • As a Production Management Executive it is rare to ally with creative producers keen to find ways to marry their vision with the financial expectations of budget. Working with Donahue taught me the value of that marriage and allowed me an opportunity to expand my creative experience. We found the balance between creative and financial logistics that led to a successful project. Not to mention he's a kind and compassionate being and a pleasure to work with.

    Fonda Anita, VP, Production – Tentpoles and Alternative Programming, MTV and VH1, Viacom
  • I've worked with Don for decades and he always delivers above and beyond. His versatility in film, television, digital, and live events is a tremendous asset to my clients. He is a gifted Producer, Director and Writer who will always be on my team.

    Derrin Woodhouse, National Marketing Director – SAMSUNG
  • People like Don are rare in this entertainment industry. As a network executive it's refreshing to have someone like him on speed dial because he understands the creative and financial pressure points involved with delivering shows. His calm demeanor is a blessing to work with. When you need someone who can do it, you should GetDon2it!

    Tracye Kinzer, Bounce TV – VP of Post Production Original Programming
  • Donahue Tuitt is a visionary entrepreneur and exceptional creative executive with a track record of leadership in content development, production management and programming strategy. Donahue’s project work and ventures often focus on the economic and educational development of communities globally.

    Brian Wright, Max Edwards Company & former FOX Broadcasting Network Executive

Our Team

Dr. Derrick L. Wade

Dr. Derrick L. Wade

Business Manager & Booking
Sheila Eldridge

Sheila Eldridge

Publicist, Miles Ahead Entertainment

Info@MilesAheadEntertainment.com

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