NEW YORK, USA // Jamaal Parham is the head of Content and Broadcast Production at the international advertising agency AKA—a global leader in the arts, culture, leisure and entertainment industries.
He has helmed award-winning spots for some of the world’s most beloved brands and Tony Award-winning shows, including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory The Musical, Matilda The Musical and The Band’s Visit.
His passion for filmmaking took him from Los Angeles, CA to New York City where he studied Film at NYU Tisch School of the Arts.
For over a decade, he brought his talents and unique perspective to award-winning work editing spots at several production and post-production houses in New York, Los Angeles and London.
From high-profile music videos to commercial campaigns, short films, fashion video editorials, comedy specials and feature films, Jamaal has relentlessly pursued the balance between art and commerce. And he counts his time behind the Avid as instrumental in fueling his love for telling stories.
After a successful career in editing, Jamaal made the shift agency-side and came aboard as an in-house creative at AKA where he helped to found the Broadcast/Content Department, working with a very talented team to build that offering into what it is today.
In addition to that, Jamaal works as a commercial director, and over the last decade, has directed award-winning commercials along with his creative partner Bashan Aquart under the moniker Jams + Bash.
In his spare time, Jamaal is an avid record, sneaker and comic book collector, and expends a lot of energy rooting for the Lakers, Dodgers and LA Kings.