Bite-sized blog post: Anita W. Addison

Anita W. Addison

One of the first African American women to hold a senior producer position at a major television network ANITA W. ADDISON directed television for major television shows in the eighties and nineties.

Before taking on the network career she took film classes at NYU and attended UCLA at night in order to get her Masters – after she obtained a Masters in journalism from Columbia and analyzed data for Nielsen ratings for a small independent station. Her short film Savannah was nominated for an Academy Award in 1984.

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Where to watch her films:




Read more about her:

L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema by Allyson Field

Encyclopedia of Film and Television Directors by JerryRoberts


Los Angeles Times obituary

FILMOGRAPHY (from imdb):

 2004Copshop (TV Movie) (segment “Blind Date”)
 2000Judging Amy (TV Series) (1 episode)
Zero to Sixty (2000) … (as Anita Addison)
 1999Deep in My Heart (TV Movie)
 1997EZ Streets (TV Series) (1 episode)
One Acquainted with the Night (1997)
 1995The Great Defender (TV Series) (1 episode)
Camille (1995)
 1995ER (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1993Sirens (TV Series)
 1991-1992Quantum Leap (TV Series) (2 episodes)
Ghost Ship – August 13, 1956 (1992) … (as Anita Addison)
Dreams – February 28, 1979 (1991) … (as Anita Addison)
 1992Homefront (TV Series) (1 episode)
That’s the Way the Cookie Crumbles (1992) … (as Anita Addison)
 1991Sisters (TV Series) (1 episode)
Some Tuesday in July (1991) … (as Anita Addison)
 1990-1991Knots Landing (TV Series) (2 episodes)
My Bullet (1990)
 1990Freddy’s Nightmares (TV Series) (1 episode)
Life Sentence (1990) … (as Anita Addison)