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Nzingha Stewart

Writer / Producer / Director
Los Angeles, CA

Nzingha Stewart attended NYU’s Gallatin School majoring in Philosophy, but found her true passion as a filmmaker, and upon graduation went on to shoot over a hundred MTV & BET videos, garnering awards and nominations along the way, for artists like Joss Stone, Common, Eve, Keyshia Cole, Fabolous, and 50 Cent.


An equally in-demand commercial director, Nzingha has also filmed clips for ESPN, McDonalds, Coors Light, and Sears among others.


She broke into the world of film and television as Executive Producer on the Lionsgate film For Colored Girls, and has recently adapted (and is attached to direct) the screenplay The Vow for Edmonds Entertainment and Sony TV.


She is currently writing the screenplay for Disney’s remake of The Flamingo Kid, as well as the pilot for a new scripted comedy on VH1.


In addition to her work as a screenwriter, Nzingha is currently directing a new web series starring her producing partner Gabrielle Union, editing the new Kevin Hart concert film – of which she directed the European leg of the tour, and is currently a 2012 – 2014 ABC Directing Fellow.