Latisha Fortune
Filmmaker | Director | Producer | Writer

Latisha Fortune is an award-winning independent producer, a writer, director and filmmaker with over  15+ years experience. Currently, Production Supervisor of BET’s the Don Cornelieus bio-series, American Soul, Fortune is the founder of TV/film production company, Great Fortune Films and executive producer for Charles D. King’s MACRO’s (Fences, Mudbound) upcoming feature film REALLY LOVE (2020) starring Michael Ealy, Kofi Siriboe, Naturi Naughton alongside emmy-winner Uzo Aduba.     

Fortune began her production career working in the Media and Creative Arts Department in a mega church as an intern, and in just 2 years, worked her way up to becoming a stage manager, learning the basics of television production and live events. After being laid off from her corporate telecommunications job, she took a chance and decided to invest her severance package in television and film production classes. Latisha’s decision paid off when she landed an internship at the inception of Tyler Perry Studios, working on the set of Madea’s Family Reunion. It was there that Fortune her passion grew for filmmaking. Her role evolved from Executive Assistant to Assistant Production Coordinator to Studio Office Manager at Tyler Perry Studios, while working on Daddy’s Little Girls, Why Did I Get Married, Meet the Browns and the #1 cable television show, House of Payne, gaining a wealth of invaluable knowledge on managing films and TV series 

With a hunger for hands on production, Latisha segued back into set life for various major studios as the Assistant Production Coordinator for the Oscar nominated film, The Blind Side (2009).  Since then, Fortune has credits as Production Coordinator for several films and TV shows such as ACOD (2013), Kenya Barris’ The Start Up (2013), The Red Road (2014), Solace (2015), Survivor’s Remorse (2015), Cell. (2016) and the Tupac Shakur story All Eyez on Me (2017). Most recently, Fortune has served as Production Supervisor on films and several series including ,  Lifetime’s Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michel’le (2016), BET’s The Quad (2017) and The Bobby Brown Story (2018). 

Through her film production company, Great Fortune Films, Fortune stands as a rising filmmaker and emerging thought leader in the industry, having produced over a dozen short films and TV pilots, three of which have won industry awards. Her short 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. In 2008, she co-wrote and produced Before I Wake which won The Doorpost Film Festival. She is also a two-time finalist in the 2010 BET Lens on Talent Film Contest for Before I Wake and The Black Cage. 

In 2014, Great Fortune Films produced the short film THE END AGAIN, a pensive portrait of a couple’s last day together as they emphatically end their five-year relationship and  a prequel to the upcoming feature film, REALLY LOVE. The End Again screened at several film festivals, including Urbanworld, Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Fest, Black Star, Hollyshorts, Langston Hughes Film Fest and the Florence Short Film Showcase. In the following year, Latisha directed and produced, TWIIN, a doc-reality series that explores the doppelganger theory which aired on CBS Atlanta. Her diverse work experience and insight in the TV/film production field has also established Fortune as a sought after speaker at industry events including Creating Film in Atlanta, American Black Film Festival and Bronze Lens Film Festival. 


In addition to Great Fortune Films Academy, an intensive training and mentoring initiative for up-and-coming TV and film professionals, Great Fortune Films has several projects in development including the forthcoming web series  and feature film, CLOSE TO HOME. and films SYMPHONY OF HER, BARRS,  HER IMPERIAL MAJESTY and  WILDFLOWERS. 

Latisha studied Business Management at The Kings College and producing at New York University and Filmmaking at the New York Film Academy. She is also a board member of Women in Film and Television Atlanta (WITFA) and a member of the Producers Guild of America (PGA).

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:


“Symphony of Her”

“The Next Super Producer”

“Close to Home”

“The Start-Up Life”



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