Marriott Marquis | Washington, DC | Sunday, January 28 – Wednesday, January 31, 2021

Speaker Tracey Baker-Simmons

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Tracey Baker-Simmons

Owner/Executive Producer

Baker Simmons Media

Tracey Baker-Simmons is a seasoned veteran in television and film production who has spent more than 20 years in the industry producing critically acclaimed content. Throughout her career, Ms. Baker-Simmons has proven her ability to create content that both resonates well with viewers and pushes the culture forward. Baker-Simmons produced national commercials and hundreds of music videos for LeRoux Pictures and Westside Stories in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2002 she produced the independent feature film The Book of Love. In 2005, Baker-Simmons created the pop culture phenomenon - Bravo reality series Being Bobby Brown, starring controversial music legends Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston.

Then, in 2010, Baker-Simmons and her partner, Wanda Shelley, executive produced MTV2’s Sprite Step-Off, which debuted to record breaking ratings for the network. In the same year, Baker-Simmons received an EmmyTM nomination from Southeast Region - National Academy of Arts and Sciences for the series Platinum House, featuring R&B legend Keith Sweat and Dru Hill. Tracey recently served as the Head of Development for the New York based production company, Jarrett Creative and oversaw development of all Non- scripted projects. While at Jarrett she was responsible for the development of series such as TNT’s Boston Finest , TLC’s Alaska Women Looking for Love, LMN’s I killed my BFF, TVGN’s Rock the Boat (featuring New Kids on the Block), and several other series. She also brought Jarrett the Lifetime's series The Houstons: On Our Own which starred the family of late Whitney Houston. Baker-Simmons served as Executive Producer and Showrunner. In 2016, Baker-Simmons served on an Obama administration White House Committee, ECCO (The Entertainment Consortium Collaborative Outreach Program). Baker-Simmons also launched a production company, HWY 58 Media.

Speaking on: Managing Through Uncertainty: Producing in a Pandemic

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