Amir Windom is Black News Channel’s director of creative services. Amir is regarded as one of the nation’s top rising young leaders and creative minds of his generation. Through his knack for creativity, brand marketing and simply matching brilliant ideas with a relentless work ethic, Amir has gained much success in the world of entertainment by asserting his skills in the music, film and tv industry during the past decade.

The Atlanta native started his entertainment career in a variety of roles and departments as a marketing and community relations intern and then executive of A&R/creative services at historic record labels. His position at A&R/creative services allowed him to work with some of today’s biggest stars including: Bruno Mars, Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Lupe Fiasco and Trey Songz, to name a few. Amir has worked on numerous GRAMMY Award-winning albums and film soundtracks that have earned gold and platinum status.

He is currently a television and film music supervisor, producing and placing music, as well as creating music scores and creative strategies for major film companies like Sony Pictures, Universal Pictures and Lionsgate Films. His projects include the following feature films: Collateral Beauty; Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man; Why Did I Get Married 2; Bad Dad Rehab; and Stomp The Yard 2. Amir’s portfolio also includes highly-rated network and cable television series like Being Mary Jane (BET), ALPHAS (SyFy), and Entourage (HBO). In late 2018, Amir executive produced and music supervised the critically-acclaimed film, Canal Street, starring FOX’s Empire star Bryshere Gray. Canal Street debuted in theaters across the nation.

Over the last few years, Amir has lent his marketing genius to help develop global marketing campaigns for major brands, such as The Coca- Cola Company (Summer Olympics 2016 & Respect Your Verse), Kodak (So Kodak feat Drake & Rihanna) and ESPN.

Amir has been honored with the prestigious “40/40” award by his alma mater, Florida A&M University, solely given to alumni under the age of 40 who’ve made outstanding career strides and achievements. And he was penned as a “Young Leader to Watch” by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and named one of the “Top 35 Millennials” in the country by the Next Big Thing Movement.

Keeping in stride with his efforts to give back, Amir has been a featured speaker around the globe on numerous tours, conferences, various colleges and universities including: Harvard University, University of Southern California, Howard University, New York University, University of Kentucky, Operation Smile Global Conference-Ireland, South Africa Music and Entertainment Symposium, Empower Me Tour, Radio One Music Summit, Steve Harvey’s Mentoring Summit, the GRAMMY Foundation and more.

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