Tommy Oliver, producer of the Sony thriller THE PERFECT GUY starring Sanaa Lathan, Michael Ealy
and Morris Chestnut, which opened as the #1 film in the country to $26M+ recently created and executive
produced the OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network hit docuseries, BLACK LOVE, which premiered as the most-
viewed unscripted series in the network's history.
Oliver also produced the Sundance Audience Award winner KINYARWANDA, a film Roger Ebert ranked
number six on his top ten films of 2011, as well as 1982, starring Hill Harper, Sharon Leal, La La Anthony,
Ruby Dee and Wayne Brady, which premiered at the Toronto International Festival to critical acclaim and
was distributed by Lionsgate Entertainment.
His films have earned dozens of accolades and awards, including grants from the San Francisco Film
Society, Cinereach and Tribeca Film Institute, and awards including the Marquee Audience Award at the
Austin Film Festival, the World Audience Award at AFI fest and Best Film at UrbanWorld. He is the
founder of the LA-based production company Confluential Films, as well as a Carnegie Mellon University
and a Microsoft alum.
Codie Elaine Oliver is the co-creator and Director of BLACK LOVE, a series which debuted as the most-viewed
unscripted series in the history of OWN Network. The show garnered NAACP Image Award nominations for
Outstanding Documentary (Television) and Outstanding Directing in a TV movie or special.
Codie began her career in film & television in production and development for Fox Searchlight Pictures
contributing to films including OUR FAMILY WEDDING, JUST WRIGHT, and BAGGAGE CLAIM. Later she
joined Film Independent to produce artist-driven events in partnership with the Los Angeles Film Festival and
The Independent Spirit Awards. In 2014, she co-produced the feature film, DESTINED, starring Cory Hardrict
and Jesse Metcalfe. The film won several awards during its 2016 festival run.
As a result of her commitment to diversity in entertainment, Codie is recognized as an Affiliate to the
board of the Blackhouse Foundation, a nonprofit organization that works to expand opportunities for Black
filmmakers at the world’s most prominent film festivals. She is also the founder of the LA-based
networking organization, We Are the Industry, for professionals of diverse backgrounds entering the
Codie, a graduate of Howard University and USC's Peter Stark Producing Program, is currently a Partner
at Confluential Films, the production company she shares with her husband. Confluential Films is devoted
to creating and championing projects that are inclusive and celebrate our shared human experience.