FOUNDER & VISIONARY OF GREAT FORTUNE FILMS
Latisha Fortune
“My mother is a writer. She decided to write a film about young people and asked me to help. Through the process of helping her write this story, something inside of me came alive and I realize that I wanted to be a filmmaker."

I began working in the Media and Creative Arts Department in a mega church. I started as an intern and in 2 years, I worked my way to stage manager learning the basics of television productions and live events. Around this time, I was laid off from my corporate job and decided to invest my severance package in Television and Film Production classes. Shortly thereafter, I had the opportunity to intern at Tyler Perry Studios and worked on “Madea’s Family Reunion”.

This is how it all began for the award-winning filmmaker, writer, director, and producer.

She worked on films such as, “Madea’s Family Reunion”, “Daddy’s Little Girls”, “Meet the Browns” and “Why Did I Get Married?” and television show, “House of Payne” at Tyler Perry Studios. She held many positions at the studio from production assistant to eventually becoming a Production Office Coordinator. While at Tyler Perry Studios, she gained invaluable knowledge and experiences around television and film production.


As an emerging filmmaker, Latisha has produced numerous award-winning short films.

Standing Reign

• 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

• Chosen for distribution on the “Best of 48 Hour Film Project” DVD.

Before I Wake

• Best Film in The Doorpost Film Project

• Two-time Finalist in the BET Lens on Talent Competition

The Black Cage

• Two-time Finalist in the BET Lens on Talent Competition

Great Fortune Films produced “The End Again” starring Columbus Short and his former wife Tanee McCall, which is the prequel to the feature film “Really Love” which was completed in the summer of 2018.

The company currently has feature film and television projects in development, including:

“Twiin”

“Symphony of Her”

“The Next Super Producer”

“Close to Home”

“The Start-Up Life”

“H.I.M.”

“Barrs”

Latisha studied producing at New York University and filmmaking at the New York Film Academy.