I'm a Producer, Editor, Social Media Marketer and an Actor. My passion for media, entertainment, technology and social media marketing caused me to conceptualize my own unique aesthetic to produce, write, and edit commercial parodies, satirical social commentary, podcasts, evocative on-air promos and UGC for New Media platforms. And like Ryan Reynolds, I'm also a part-time comedic actor.
2022 PROMAX Promo Pathway Cohort
Producing and Editing on-air promos & Social Media Marketing.
Tiwana Floyd is an original "Around The Way Girl." Born and raised in The Bronx, and Yonkers New York. A happenstance audition introduced her to a short-lived career as a Hip-Hop B-girl, dancing choreographed routines in music videos for Hip-Hop legends LL Cool J, Rob Base, DMX, landing a regular spot on MTV's "The Grind" at the height of the New Jack Swing era.
Being an avid television watcher as a kid, Tiwana's fascination with TV commercials led her to attend NYC's Fashion Institute of Technology, FIT for an Advertising/Marketing degree while simultaneously training as an actor.
After completing a Meisner Conservatory at Ward Studio, in NYC, Tiwana relocated to Los Angeles for a career in television, with a deliberate focus to work in tv commercials. To date Tiwana has booked over 40+ national commercials and 19 network TV credits.
After experiencing a lull in her booking ratio, she recognized nervous energy caused her to lose presence in audition rooms. And decided to train at The Second City Hollywood learning improv. Where she'd spend the next twelve years cultivating her comedic niche.
Yes, And..., was the missing link of her self-assuredness. Improv caused a boost of confidence in her creativity and the totality of her life. She found her artistic voice and the freedom to create something from nothing without caring what others thought.
2019 recipient of The Second City Bob Curry Fellowship. Graduate of The Second City Hollywood's conservatory and directing programs. While at Second City, Tiwana performed improv and was cast in the premium shows "Afros and Asswhoopins," "Shade: A Colorful Musical Comedy." She co-wrote "The Music Is Too Loud" and "Frenemies Of The State." And directed "Haze of Our Lives."
From the bittersweet quarantine's gift of free time, Tiwana discovered she was so much more than an actor; She was a storyteller with a penchant for media and technology. And thus, returned to school for technical education.
Receiving her Certificate of Achievement from the PROMAX Promo Pathway Cohort X allowed Tiwana to paired her acting and improv storytelling skills with editing and began producing original content from home.
She self-produced the docuseries "Under The Direction of Marianne Lewis." Two podcasts, "Creatives in Quarantine" and "Acting Lessons Learned," a short film, "Sob Story," and two micro-shorts, "*Alone Together" and "*A Sense of Belonging," and sixteen commercial parodies.
Missing the exercise of working out comedic bits on stage, she spearheaded and co-founded the seven-member BIPOC sketch team Diversity Higher Comedy, where she pitched and co-developed three original projects from concept to completion.
• "Saved by The Improv," An unscripted web series
• "March Content Madness," Daily drops of themed comedic content
• Diversity Higher Comedy Short Film Festival
The cast produced over 70 comedic digital shorts across social media platforms, and they created a film festival to showcase their works. Tiwana's comedy short, "Sob Story," was accepted to the "Detroit Women's Film Festival" and Laugh Riot GRRRL.