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Jodi Gomes, Director

“I’ve always produced projects which tell compelling stories of clandestine, larger than life characters at its core. To be able to visually tell these socially relevant stories as the director, is a dream come true”.


Her name is synonymous with “ambition” as she remains one of the most celebrated Showrunners to have successfully Directed and Produced 5 genres of television including Celeb-reality/Docu-Soaps; Scripted Comedy Series, Late Night Talkshows; Lifestyle Makeovers and Stand-up Comedy.

One of the busiest female executives today, Gomes continues to be a leading politically active entrepreneur who has owned radio stations to hosting on the Gen44 Entertainment Committee with President and First Lady Obama.  She launched her career in 1990 and is recognized for profitably running Magic Johnson Entertainment, The Tom Lynch Company and Eddie Murphy Productions.

Gomes is the Executive Producer and Director of WEtv’s on demand 2017 docu-special “Spirits of Atlanta”; Showrunner on Bravo’s “Married To Medicine” which debuted with a 2.2 rating, and forging into another documentary film by directing the highly anticipated “Warrior Mom Film” featuring fellow Autism advocates Jenny McCarthy, Holly Robinson-Peete, Jacqueline Laurita,  Maura West, Dawn Neufeld and Areva Martin.

While constantly developing new docu-series and films, Gomes credits include the globally successful A&E Docu-Drama Series, “The Jacksons: A Family Dynasty”, with a 3.3 rating debut and still airing in over 45 countries, where she served as Showrunner and took the helm by directing all hours of the acclaimed mini-series.

Gomes’ vision has helped create and run projects such as Starz Network edgy late night talkshow, “Ryan Cameron Uncensored“; “Grammy Awards Salute to Gospel Music”, featuring performances by Pastor Shirley Caesar, Smokie Norful, Richard Smallwood and Andrea Crouch among others. Gomes directed and executive produced “So So Def TV,” a half-hour “Celebreality” show for Turner Entertainment television, where the high profile lifestyle of music mogul Jermaine Dupri, his staff and artists was documented for the cameras.

Always ahead of the curve, Gomes created the format, directed and executive produced TV One’s “Makeover Manor,” the first makeover show for African Americans which spanned 65 episodes.  Gomes directed and executive produced “That Comedy Show,” a highly rated original series for Turner South, which still holds a record for the highest debut in the network’s history.

No stranger to producing and directing for the comedy genre, Gomes launched the multi-million dollar “Jamie Foxx Laffapalooza” franchise by serving as Executive Producer and Director for the Showtime Network’s debut, with seasons 2-4 in original production at Comedy Central then TBS. The successful stand-up comedy series has featured Steve Harvey, DL Hughley, Will Smith, Cedric The Entertainer and Dick Gregory.

Her journey began when she was recruited out of Loyola Marymount University by Paramount Studios. From there she was selected by comedian Eddie Murphy to develop comedy programming for his television production company. Within a few short months, the CBS comedy series “The Royal Family,” began, starring legendary comedian Redd Foxx, Della Reese and Larenz Tate.

Following her success at Eddie Murphy Productions, she was selected by Emmy-winning director Stan Margulies, De Passe Entertainment and The Jackson Family to develop the highly acclaimed ABC mini-series “The Jackson Family: An American Dream,” starring Angela Bassett.

Her talents were further acknowledged when the projects Nickelodeons “The Secret World of Alex Mack” and the Showtime original movie “The Shadow Zone,” received Emmy nominations while Gomes served as head of development for Lynch Entertainment. It was not long before she received a call to run Magic Johnson Entertainment as SVP of Original Programming, a venture that spawned the syndicated talk show “The Magic Hour” and the ABC drama series pilot “The Game.”

Born and raised in Boston, Gomes currently resides in Los Angeles and Atlanta, where she received the key to the City from Mayor Shirley Franklin in 2002 and remains a close friend of former Mayor Kasim Reed.