In 2008 Tabari Sturdivant was presented the chance to work the grand opening of Tyler Perry Studios, and it turned out to be an awesome opportunity. Soon after Roger Bobb (Sr. VP / Producer) of Tyler Perry Studios hired him as Production Assistant on House of Payne and Meet the Browns. Tabari has since worked on over 300 television shows and 6 movies. In 2010 he was called on to be one of Tyler Perry’s Executive Assistants. During his shift, Tyler Perry did a national tour of Madea’s BIG Happy Family (Play) and the movies For Colored Girls and Madea’s BIG Happy Family.
After learning the amazing infrastructure at Tyler Perry Studios, Tabari started his own company Blue Lion Club Production. He was the Executive Producer & Director of the award winning independent feature film “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do” starring Demetria McKinney (House of Payne). Tabari inked a Distribution & Television deal with Image Entertainment and had an international release in May 2011. In July 2012, The Blue Lion Club embarked on their sophomore feature film the award winning “Probable Cause” starring Terri J Vaughn (Steve Harvey Show, Meet the Browns) and Lisa Arrindell Anderson (Meet the Browns – Movie).
In January 2011 Tabari started the Behind The Scenes Department at Tyler Perry Studios where he directed and produced content for the new tylerperry.com website, DVD features and future programming. After leaving TPS; Tabari Produced the feature film “First Impression” Starring Lamaan Rucker (Meet The Browns), Lisa Arrindell Anderson (Meet the Browns – Movie), Elise Neal, David & Tamela Mann. In January of 2013 Tabari was voted Georgia’s Best Independent Filmmaker of 2013 by the Georgia Entertainment Gala.
Tabari then moved on to worked in production on the ABC Pilot “Resurrection”. Most recently he has signed on as the Creative Director at Moguldom Studios, where he produces and directs content for Film / TV. His first release under the Moguldom umbrella is a cutting edge documentary on interracial dating titled the “The Swirl”. With tons of entertainment industry experience, Tabari is poised to be Media’s next BIG name.
Tabari has always had very strong creative influences in his life. Growing up in East Orange, New Jersey in the 1980’s, there was never a dull moment in his neighborhood. Tabari was born to Linda Sturdivant, a Microbiologist and single mom.