Welcome to TEAMWORK MEDIA GROUP INTERNATIONAL (TMGI Films)
Digital Media Producers and Distributors
Digital Media Producers and Distributors
More than 40 years, developing and producing client driven video projects, and award winning films.
First nationally syndicated Black music video show on commercial television in 1982 with The Gavin & Lott Show that aired in 55 cities nationwide, including 11 of the top 20 TV markets. The program ran for three years.
TMGI’s mission is to bring more African American history to both the big and small screen globally
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The title comes from a 40 year old volume penned by Dr. Edward W. Robinson, Jr.. The series demonstrates the cultural connections between Kemet (Egypt), through western Africa and into the Americas. The series identifies the "problem" and offers a cultural "solution" for people of African descent throughout the Diaspora in a systemic approach. It examines how going back in time to unearth the true history of a people, can engender a re-birth of pride and cultural awareness to counter many of the negative “ills” that continue to beset the “black” community.
“Victim No More”, The Joan Pendergrass story, is a documentary about a beautiful woman, Joan Pendergrass, who as a child was molested, then as a teenager was raped and who as a young woman found herself in an abusive marriage, not once, but twice. Through it all Joan learned how to become a survivor. She’s sharing her personal story of pain then triumph, to encourage others going through rape or domestic violence that they don’t have to remain a victim. They can become a survivor. In her third marriage, Joan found true love with Philadelphia music legend, R&B crooner Teddy Pendergrass. She wants to demonstrate through her own personal testimony, that things can change and that life can be worth living.
A “historical” film co-produced by Beverly Richards, deals with the birth of an independent Black Cinema and its impact on America. It takes us on a journey through the early years introducing the pioneers – the studio owners, producers, directors and actors who created a viable black-owned industry. Birth of Black Film won a Gold first prize award in the PhilaFilm Festival June of last year.
Bob Lott, along with now 99 year old Co-Executive Producer Herb Douglas, the oldest living African American Olympic Medalist, produced a documentary on the “Renaissance Nine.” The film tells the story of the nine (9) African American Olympic medalists who were members of the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games Track & Field Team.
Yusuf Muhammad, President Jackie Mayfield, Craig Johnson and Fredrick Zeno are prime examples of a success story. Each an extraordinary personality in his own rite, have figured out a way to harness the essence of teamwork, longevity, loyalty, brotherly love and togetherness, ushering them into building the multi-million-dollar tax company called ComproTax located in the heart of Beaumont, Texas. They have managed to overcome all kind of adversities and continue to operate a successful business together for over 36 years.
This is their story.
Dr. W. Wilson Goode was the first African American to hold numerous high ranking positions in Philadelphia politics, accomplishing many goals in areas where his predecessors had decided to throw in the towel. He was responsible for the building more than 2000 homes for low income families, created the Black Political Forum which aided in getting the first African American Senator elected, became the first African American member of the Public Utility Commission and was elected Philadelphia’s first African American Mayor.
I Am An American: The Making of An Anthem. is a documentary revealing the decades-long mission by legendary music pioneer and Philadelphia Sound" co-creator KENNY GAMBLE of Gamble & Huff fame, to bring modern relevance to a traditional song as a symphonic ode to
Patti Labelle – with whom he has worked many times since their childhood days in Philly – and her powerhouse vocal performance on the song showcases a whole new side of her artistry, her first classically-oriented recording.
A FILM ON THE EXPLORATION OF THE
AFRICAN PRESENCE WORLDWIDE
The late Dr. Runoko Rashidi, Scholar, Author, Historian, Lecturer and World Traveler of 120 Countries Teaches Us Our Global African Presence.
We follow Dr. Runoko Rashidi through the lens and witness how he spent the better part of his life on a personal mission of ‘uncovering’ historic archives and culture, worldwide.
"People Like Me" is a 13 minute film production, produced by Teamwork Productions' executive producer, Bob Lott and a Philadelphia writer, Kenya Branch. "People Like Me"suggests that our common human qualities can be easily overlooked in a society that often magnifies differences of race. It features six (6) character actors/actresses who represent a different racial composition and who express their views on the absurdity of getting hung up on racial stereotypes and myths. We are more the same than different.
Afrocentricity . . . Rewriting The Center, is a 1 Hour documentary about a man and his cultural institution movement. From his beginning in Valdosta Ga to the many places around the world, Dr. Molefi K. Asante, the most prolific intellectual Afrocentricity Scholar in the world, has spent his life’s work steeped in the history and culture of the African man.
This film is about the oldest continuous African American newspaper in the country at 135 years old. The history of The Philadelphia Tribune strikes a match that will light a fire in the minds of all the viewers who see this 1 Hour documentary about the business acumen and vision of past and current leaders of the Tribune. Told by the the only living man who has the whole story, Bob Bogle, President and CEO since 1978, is the only one who can tell it.
“On The Wings Of An Eagle, Legacy Of A Philadelphia Legend is a one hour docu-drama about the late Dr. Edward Robinson, Jr. who spent the better part of his 94 years providing “knowledge of self” to thousands of African Americans throughout the Philadelphia area and around the country. His goal was to make America a better place for all. Who was this man? Why and how did he came up with the African Genesis theory? How did he impact people? What remains left to do? “On The Wings of an Eagle” takes you inside his worldview, his mind, his heart.
“On The Wings Of An Eagle” aired twice on Philly 57 CBS affiliate in 2014 & 2015.
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