Great Fortune Films is a television and film production company; spearheaded by emerging filmmaker, Latisha Fortune. Having produced over a dozen short films, including The Doorpost Film Project award-winning Before I Wake and The Black Cage, Latisha Fortune had a desire to continue producing positive content on a larger scale. In 2008, she formed Great Fortune Films Inc. and has not looked back. Great Fortune Films endeavors to entertain, motivate and inspire.
Latisha Fortune is an award winning filmmaker. She recognized her calling for filmmaking while working at Tyler Perry Studios. Latisha worked tirelessly on the productions of MADEA’S FAMILY REUNION, DADDY’S LITTLE GIRLS, WHY DID I GET MARRIED?, MEET THE BROWNS, as well as, HOUSE OF PAYNE where she worked as Assistant Production Coordinator for season 3 of the sitcom. Later that year, Latisha gained invaluable knowledge as Office Manager at Tyler Perry Studios. With a hunger for hands on production, Latisha founded a production company, Great Fortune Films Inc. and segued into physical production for various major studios. She has worked up the ranks as an Assistant Production Coordinator, Production Coordinator, now Production Supervisor. Her films and television credits include the Oscar Nominated film, THE BLIND SIDE, CELL, +1, ALL EYEZ ON ME aka TUPAC, SURVIVING COMPTON, SURVIVORS REMORSE, THE RED ROAD, SOLACE and THE DETOUR.
As an emerging filmmaker, Latisha has produced over a dozen short films and TV pilots, which have won awards. BEFORE I WAKE-Best Film in The Doorpost Film Project, THE BLACK CAGE-1 of 7 Top films in the BET Lens On Talent Competition of 2010. STANDING REIGN was awarded ‘Best Film of Atlanta’ in the 48 Hour Film Festival, ‘Best Short’ in the TOMI Film Festival of New Orleans, ‘Best Narrative Short’ in the International Black Film Festival of Nashville and was also chosen for distribution on the “Best of 48 Hour Film Project 2007” DVD. She was also a two-time finalist in the 2010 BET Lens on Talent Film Contest for BEFORE I WAKE and THE BLACK CAGE.
Great Fortune Films produced THE END AGAIN (starring Columbus Short and his former wife Tanee McCall), a prequel to the feature film OPEN-ENDED. And the production company has several other projects in development including TWIIN, SYMPHONY OF HER, CITY OF DREAMS and THE NEXT SUPER PRODUCER. Latisha studied producing at New York University and filmmaking at the New York Film Academy.