TEMMA KEATAN HAMMOND
Over forty years of entertainment experience in producing, directing, writing, company management, production in film, network television, public access television, stage and radio. She is the recipient of many awards, including the 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011 Platinum, Gold, Bronze Telly Award (Local Emmy) and Bronze Remi Award from the Worldfest Houston International Film Festival and EMPixx Gold and Platinum Awards..
Present: Temma is semi-retired but still maintains consulting programs for industry related companies and private individuals. President and operator of WAWO.TV, Inc. and the Golden Network.TV, an internet streaming network. Temma is part-time coach at UNLV for acting for camera and improvisation workshops. Hammond is the director of the professional acting troupe, The Jesters in Las Vegas, and the “Cutting Edge” for over ten years which were available for television, film and live productions.
Producing trailers for television projects such as “Terri Jay Cowgirl Shamin”, “Tibbs Tire Wars”, “Dr. Cruz & Pets” and the feature film, “Hog Wild” were completed early in 2012. She developed film/video production workshops for Western Nevada College and Truckee Meadows Community College. She began producing live events for Sunday Mentee’s at The Knitting Factory in Reno in conjunction with a non- profit organization to help rise funds for their groups such as: Lacy J. Dalton for the Let’em Run Foundation. Temma produced the commercials for The Reno Film Festival’s, "Funny Girl" at The Nugget Hotel/Casino, ProjectCompassion for disabled Veterans, "Saving the Wild Horses from Slaughter”, and directing an original musical production of "Finding Love" at Carson City Children’s Museum and Conscious Lifestyle fund-raiser. CYBER-ACT, the first interaction internet, extended studies program produced by Liberty Entertainment Corp provides workshops in all area’s of the film and television industry and available in five languages including sign-languages for the deaf. She produced the sitcom pilot “Two for Tee,” and Anti-Meth & Anti-Heroin Public Service Announcements for the Washoe County Juvenile Probation Department hosted by four time Emmy Award winner Bryan Cranston. She produced a short feature entitled “Smokin’ Spurs,” full exercise video for obese children and a documentary “Dayton Gold” for the town of Dayton, NV. and documentary on the 100 mile extreme runners in Tahoe which was released on PBS station KNPB Reno along with the television program ”Herb Larson’s Off Hand” featuring Governor Kenny Guinn. In addition, she produced all of the Employee Training Videos for the State of Nevada for the second year in a row and received two national awards for the project. Temma sits of the board for Sierra Arts and Project Compassion in Reno, NV.
1993 – 2003: During this period, Temma established Silver Mirage Productions in Las Vegas, Nevada. She directed & produced live stage performances at Showboat Hotel, Cashman Club, Summerlin Performing Arts Center and Silverton Hotel. She designed and built Silver Mirage Studios, the first sound-proofed studio in Las Vegas. Silver Mirage clients included: Martin Scorsese and Robert Di Nero with Universal Studio’s the film “Casino;” Whoppi Goldberg with Warner Bros., filming “Bogus;” Harry Blackstone Jr. Magic show for Bally’s; Jon Secada’s production at MGM Hotel and various corporate events. She also directed/produced/wrote commercials for Nevada Chiropractic Center, Take Off Inches Salon, Our Fate music video and E.A. Collins Mountain Falls Development. She directed/produced marketing packages for Collins Building Method and produced the half hour television show, “Football Insider.” Temma formed Silver Star Studios, Inc. and established the largest sound stage and entertainment center in Nevada, with clients such as: Samuel L. Jackson, BB King, Andre Agassi, Jackie Chan, American Sweethearts, The Mexican, Mac 10, Little Bow Wow, George Clooney, General Motors and Pizza Hut. As Director of Studio Operations for Studio 702 in Las Vegas, she negotiated with all unions and production crews for clients. She formulated all contracts and agreements for the studio and worked with the Nevada Film Office to help promote Nevada’s film and television industry. The radio show “Keep Talkin” was aired for several years staring teenagers from the area’s high schools interviewing adults in the business community and politicians such as Senator Harry Reid, John Ensign, along with teachers, law enforcement officials, etc. one hour radio show that ran for five consecutive years on “KWNK” and on ABC & CBS stations. The program was the first show of its kind hosted by young people from eleven to nineteen years old.
1972 – 1993 Temma established Destiny Production in Los Angeles with Vladimir Alenikov, international award-winning director, writer, and photographer from Russia. She produced the first Russian/American live musical stage show and produced and filmed “The Silver State,” a ninety minute documentary on Nevada. She created and developed a Drama Therapy Program for children and adolescents at Pine Grove Psychiatric Hospital in Woodland Hills, California. At Disney Studio in Burbank, California, Temma worked in the motion picture division in production and as assistant to Vice President Jeffery Katzenberg. She was Head of Research for KTTV’s daytime talk show, “Hour Magazine,” staring Gary Collins. Temma owned and was the director of the Conejo Valley Film Workshop, establishing interactive groups combining all students in the Ventura County school system. She wrote and produced three stage projects. She formed TAK Enterprises, a music production company that was the first to produce, market, and promote the stars of NBC’s daytime soap opera, “Day’s of Our Lives.” She produced four record albums and brought daytime stars to nighttime programming. She founded the Greenhouse Production Company, producing, managing and establishing a touring dance company and a four-woman touring group, “Hollywood Freeway,” and produced and managed the musical groups.