Some may know him as Ray Campbell on Sister, Sister, and others as Venus Flytrap on WKRP in Cincinnati. And then there are those who fondly recall him as Frank Parrish on Frank’s Place, or others as "Downtown Brown" on Simon and Simon. But none of these aliases hold a candle to the man, distinct, renowned and an original in his own right. He is called a pioneer because of his founding of New Millennium Studios in 1997 before Tyler Perry and after Oscar Micheaux’s Lincoln Motion Picture Company in the 1940's. So many around the world call him inspiration or mentor. Two of us call him Dad. And there is one who calls him Poppy. He is also doted on as a husband, friend and leader amongst men. He has a whimsical mischief in his heart that attaches anatomically to your funny bone; a twinkle in his eye that catches you off guard and makes you see the stars; and the most unforgettable stories one can ever tell. Yes, a charismatic presence that can elevate all within his radius to cosmic beings; the most elemental definition of a superstar.
Here’s to Tim Reid, my dad - a culture manifesting auteur, a brilliant visionary, an outlier - an icon.
“When I built the studio, first since Oscar Micheaux, betting millions of my own money... it didn’t work the way I had anticipated. It does work - Tyler Perry has proven that and he’s done a hell of a job with it. So I knew it worked. Yeah, it's possible!" - Tim Reid
This week on Here's To Life:
• The Importance and Strength of Family
• The Power of Change and How It Can Be Your Lifeblood
• Living in the Spirit, and How he keeps his spirit alive
• Exploring the Most Valuable & Powerful Asset - Your Eternal Soul
• Dream Manifestation & Making It In Hollywood
• The most important lessons and values he has imparted on his children
• How to Live Eternally through Generations
• and, this episode is For Those Who Want to be a "Star"
Guest: Tim Reid
Host and Producer: Tori Reid
Executive Producer: Patrick A. Howell
Co-Executive Producer: Tori Reid
Writers: Tori Reid and Patrick A. Howell
Director: Tori Reid
Audio Recording: Sergio Lapalma
Add'l Post Production: Brian K. Jackson at Maven Soundz
Post Production Assistant: Lauren Young
Voiceover Artist: Vïntóry Blake Moore
Special Guest Voiceover Artist: Skylar T. Reid
Special Consultant: Rita Reid
Advertising Sponsor: Vivreau Water Systems
Advertising Sponsor: Hilton Sacramento Arden West
Ad Voiceover Artist: Ginger Levert
Logo Photography: Bobby Holland / MPTV Images
Logo Graphic Design: Henny Vallee
Photo credit for Tim Reid: Unknown
Intro and Outro - “Africa”
For Commentaries - "Mission"
Both Produced by Stereo Mixtrumental
Vivreau Ad Music - "That's What Left Us Behind" by Christian Anderson
a Victory & Noble production
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Here's to Life with Tori Reid is a show about living your best life, living it out loud and always using the reservoir of the spirit to fill in life's valleys and mountain tops. Find more of our shows at www.HerestoLifeEveryday.com, also find out more about our host Tori Reid on Instagram at www.instagram.com/iamtorireid.