Florida A&M graduate returns to Tallahassee for tonight’s premiere of ‘Canal Street’

From the Tallahassee Democrat

Amir Windom, a graduate of Florida A&M University’s School of Journalism & Graphic Communication, returns to Tallahassee tonight for the premiere of the film “Canal Street.”

Windom, who earned his degree in public relations in 2008, is co-executive producer of the movie, which examines the trauma of a father of a young black man accused of killing a white classmate.

Windom worked closed with co-executive producer Kevin Mullens. Both men, as well as director, Rhyan LaMarr, are attending the 8:15 p.m. screening at the Tallahassee AMC-20, according to the SJGC Twiter account.

Windom, a native of Decatur, Georgia, also is the film’s music supervisor.

Among the cast is another FAMU graduate and actor, Woody McClain.

Since graduating from FAMU, Windom has worked with some of today’s greatest musical talent.

According to Black Enterprise, he has worked with T.I., Bruno Mars, Lupe Fiasco, Madonna, B.o.B, Trey Songz and Kanye West.

As a television and film music supervisor, Windom has helped create music, scores and creative strategies for film companies such as Sony Pictures and TV shows such as BET’s Being Mary Jane, Entourage (HBO); and movies such as “Act Like A Lady Think Like A Man,” “Why Did I Get Married 2 ”,  “Despicable Me 2,” and “Stomp The Yard 2.”

Earlier in his career, he worked as a marketing assistant for Bad Boy Entertainment and in artist relations and marketing for Def Jam Recordings.

Tickets are $11 at www.canalstreetmovie.com.