Filmmaker Simbi Hall graduated with honors from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts with a double major from the Institute of Film & Television and the Dramatic Writing Program. Ms. Hall is a recent alumna of AFI’s prestigious “Directing Workshop for Women,” “The Guy Hanks & Marvin Miller Screenwriting Fellowship” at USC and studied acting at HB Studio in New York City. Simbi Hall has worked on a number of documentary and multi- camera live shows for every major network as well as MTV, VH1, and BET. Hall has served as a segment producer for the official Academy Awards red-carpet telecast for over a decade and was a segment producer on the recently Emmy nominated ABC “Disney Parks’ Magical Christmas Celebration.”
Simbi Hall’s feature script THE ONE, a romantic comedy about a woman who falls in love with herself, was honored at the Aspen Comedy Fest as Best Comedy Feature. Hall was also hired by Das Films to rewrite and direct the feature project THE RED THREAD, a romantic-drama set in Shanghai. Simbi Hall also sold MIXED, an hour-long, comedic-drama series to Lifetime as the writer and co-executive producer. Ms. Hall’s short film LONG STORY SHORT received prizes and praise from many film festivals including AFI Fest, The Aspen Comedy Festival, the Boston and Chicago International Film Festivals, SXSW (South by Southwest), UrbanWorld and The Comedy Festival in Las Vegas. The film has also received domestic and international distribution and is available on iTunes. (https://vimeo.com/73877731 Password: short)
Simbi Hall was also honored by the Los Angeles County Museum as part of their “Young Directors Night.” Currently, Ms. Hall is writing a film set in the world of competitive dance for Lifetime and developing a series of lifestyle & cooking shows. Simbi Hall is represented by Jermaine Johnson at 3 Arts Entertainment and Dean Bahat at Ziffren Brittenham LLP. Ms. Hall is a member of the WGA, West.