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Terry Lewis


In collaboration with partner Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis emerged among the most effective producers and writers from the 1980s, his lengthy history of pace-setting R&B, club, and pop hits reaching its apex in some smash records for Janet Jackson. Delivered November 21, 1956, in Omaha, NE, he initial fulfilled Jam (after that Adam Harris III) while participating in senior high school in Minneapolis, and jointly they shaped Flyte Tyme, a favorite Twin Cities music group that in 1981 progressed into the Period, an organization led by Prince protégé Morris Time. Shortly after the discharge from the Time’s Prince-produced eponymous debut LP, Jam and Lewis shaped Flyte Period Productions. In March 1983, while touring with enough time to get Prince, the duo got advantage of a brief break within their plan to soar to Atlanta to make a handful of paths for the S.O.S. Band’s Increasing LP. Following a freak blizzard still left Jam and Lewis stranded in Georgia and struggling to make it to another Time present, Prince dismissed them through the band; thankfully, their S.O.S. Band monitor “YOU NEED TO BE Good if you ask me” shortly became a smash and their profession as suppliers was well coming. In quick succession, Jam and Lewis obtained R&B strikes for famous brands Gladys Knight, Patti Austin, Thelma Houston, and Klymaxx, their personal audio — lush however sleek, street-smart however urbane — instantly coming into concentrate. In 1985, they started their cooperation with Jackson, who at that time was battling to come out of the darkness of her popular musical family, especially pop icon sibling Michael. The recording that resulted, 1986’s chart-topping Control, produced Jackson a superstar, its cutting-edge grooves yielding a string of mammoth strikes, including “What PERHAPS YOU HAVE Done for me personally Recently?,” “Nasty,” “When I BELIEVE of You,” “The Pleasure Theory,” “Let’s Wait around Awhile,” as well as the name track. The discovery achievement of Control gained Jam and Lewis a Grammy Award as Suppliers of the entire year and they adopted with the Human being League’s chart-topping return smash “Human being”; strikes for the Pressure M.D.’s (“Sensitive Like”) and Plant Alpert (“Maintain Your Vision on Me”) had been quickly forthcoming, as well as the duo actually produced songs for Pia Zadora. In 1989, Jam and Lewis reunited with Jackson for Tempo Country 1814, which demonstrated so effective that it actually surpassed the product sales of Control. Once again, an onslaught of TOP hit singles adopted, among them the main triumphs “Miss You Very much,” “Escapade,” and “Dark Cat.” Following that, the duo continued to utilize New Edition, not merely helming the group’s 1989 LP Heart Break but additionally producing materials for the 1990 single debuts from users Johnny Gill and Ralph Tresvant. A 12 months later on, Jam and Lewis founded Perspective, a label supported by A&M Information; its inaugural launch, the Seems of Blackness’ The Development of Gospel, received a Grammy. For Lewis’ wife, Karyn White colored, they also created 1991’s Ritual of Like, which generated the chart-topping “Intimate.” Jackson’s janet. implemented in 1993, debuting near the top of the graphs on the effectiveness of the main hit “That is the Method Love Runs.” Work with Michael Jackson, Boyz II Guys, Mary J. Blige, and Vanessa Williams implemented before Jam and Lewis rejoined Janet Jackson for 1997’s The Velvet Rope.

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Full Name Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis
Profession Police officer
Spouse Karyn White
Awards Grammy Award for Best R&B Song, Grammy Award for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical, Grammy Award for Best R&B Album, Grammy Award for Best Gospel Song
Music Songs The New Style, Casanova, Just Found a Bieber, Lets Get It On
Movies The Fighting Temptations

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Set Decorator

Set Decorator

The Solutrean 2017 post-production
Pup Star 2016 Video
The Boy 2016
Bridal Wave 2015 TV Movie
Spooksville 2013-2014 TV Series 11 episodes
Cedar Cove 2013 TV Series 1 episode
Life of Pi 2012 set decorator: re-shoot - uncredited
Bond of Silence 2010 TV Movie
The Client List 2010 TV Movie
Seven Deadly Sins 2010 TV Series 2 episodes
Sorority Wars 2009 TV Movie
Impact 2009 TV Mini-Series 2 episodes
To Be Fat Like Me 2007 TV Movie
Confessions of a Sociopathic Social Climber 2005 TV Movie
Harmony Cats 1992

Art Department

Art Department

War for the Planet of the Apes 2017 lead dresser post-production
Everything, Everything 2017 set buyer post-production
Tully 2017 set buyer post-production
Star Trek Beyond 2016 Lead dresser
Warcraft 2016 lead dresser
Seventh Son 2014/I assistant set decorator
Rise of the Planet of the Apes 2011 set decoration buyer
A Killer App 2010 Video short assistant set decorator
The A-Team 2010 set decoration dresser
In the Land of Women 2007 assistant set decorator
An Unfinished Life 2005 set buyer
Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical 2005 TV Movie lead set dresser
Dreamcatcher 2003 lead set dresser
1st to Die 2003 TV Movie assistant set decorator
Hostage Rescue Team 2001 TV Movie assistant set decorator
Out Cold 2001 assistant set decorator
Snow Falling on Cedars 1999 lead set dresser
Crying Freeman 1995 lead dresser
Ernest Goes to School 1994 lead set dresser
Breaking Point 1994 on-set dresser
Ernest Rides Again 1993 lead set dresser

Production Designer

Production Designer

Stonados 2013 TV Movie
Notes from the Heart Healer 2012 TV Movie
Time after Time 2011 TV Movie
Stranger with My Face 2009 TV Movie
The Egg Factory 2008
Second Sight 2007 TV Movie
Cleaverville 2007 TV Movie
Imaginary Playmate 2006 TV Movie

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YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design Spooksville (2013) · Tink (production designer)
· Alyssa King (art director)
2014 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design Spooksville (2013) · Tink (production designer)
· Alyssa King (art director)

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