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Jamel Lajuan

Jazuma Entertainment, LLC
Film Director
Las Vegas, Nevada
Jamel Lajuan is an Independent Film Producer born in Birmingham, Alabama who started out in the film industry as a child actor in regional TV commercials and young model for magazines. After retiring from playing college sports and receiving an honorable discharge as a U.S. Army combat veteran, Jamel re-entered the film industry in Atlanta, Georgia.

In Atlanta, Jamel worked on Movie Sets as a Production Assistant and as an Extra for Tyler Perry Productions, Survivor's Remorse (Season 3), and on Ang Lee's feature film 'Billy's Long Halftime Walk'. It was while working in Atlanta that a fellow crew-member saw his passion for film and encouraged him to move to Los Angeles, "if you are serious about film".

Jamel took the advice to move to Los Angeles and enrolled in film school. Jamel decided to complete his education with a Master's Degree in Film & Media Production. He graduated in the Fall of 2016. After film school he entered a year-long mentorship program at 20th Century Fox and interned at Light Iron post production house. Today, Jamel has Directed a Feature Documentary, 9 Narrative Short Films, 2 Spec Commercials, a Short Documentary, and an Experimental Art film.

Jamel is now writing on a feature Horror film that will start production in the year 2020. Jamel currently resides in Los Angeles, CA with frequent visits to Alabama and Atlanta, Georgia.