MegaMind Media is an African American owned Film & TV production company based in the Maryland/Washington D.C. (DMV) area specializing in book-to-film adaptations and original television series and programming.  Founded by award-winning book publisher and producer, Tressa Azarel Smallwood, and her brother-in-law, business guru Donte Lee, MegaMind’s core company values are: Family & Faith.
Smallwood, a former schoolteacher, wrote a really great book that became a bestselling novel, and eventually a multi-million-dollar publishing company, Life Changing Books (affectionately known as LCB).   Today, the LCB library consists of over 162 titles with the majority either adapted to script form already or are currently in the development phase.  Best Selling Books in LCB’s vast library include Bruised and Carbon Copy, along with The Dirty Divorce Series, The Millionaire Mistress Series, The Private Affairs Series, and the In the Margins award-winning memoir, Left For Dead, and much more
In 2016, Smallwood and Lee produced the first book-to-film project (Secrets) under the MegaMind Media banner and to-date have delivered over 20 projects to a myriad of studio and network partners.  MegaMind Media’s growing catalog may be viewed across several networks like Amazon Prime, AMC AllBlk, BET, BETHer, BET+, TV One, and Tubi.  Book-to-film titles from the LCB library include: Secrets, All In, and Available Wife.  In 2019, All In received the “Audience Award” for Best Narrative from the American Black Film Festival (ABFF).  In 2023 the film A Rich Christmas earned a Original Movie or Special nomination from NAMIC.
MegaMind Media is an established safe-space for creatives that provides opportunities to up-and-coming filmmakers while at same time teaming with established stars like Vanessa Bell Calloway and Vivica Fox to work behind the lens as directors and producers.
Partnership with companies like BET, to produce a powerful and important short film series The Waiting Room and The Couch, allows MegaMind to introduce new creatives and provide them unprecedented access to the filmmaking business.   In 2023, the “MegaMind Way” proved successful when the company reunited with BET to turn one of the short films from the series into a full-length feature, Black Girl Erupted, directed by Calloway.
MegaMind Media is a rapidly growing entertainment company where the belief in the power of faith and family are the core values!  Experience the “MegaMind Way!”
Tressa Azarel Smallwood is founder and CEO of MegaMind Media, a DMV based company.  An award-winning television and film producer, Smallwood’s production company specializes in creating compelling original content for female audiences.  A true trailblazer, this former schoolteacher turned her debut bestselling novel into a multi-million-dollar publishing company that amassed thousands of fans worldwide with over 162+ titles to date.  
Then Smallwood decided to make movies!
In 2016, with the aid of her brother-in-law, Donte Lee, who assisted with financing, and the support of her entire family, Smallwood produced her first book-to-film project.  Under the MegaMind Media banner, to-date Smallwood has produced over 20 projects including Secrets, Holiday Heartbreak, Trophy Wife, The Sound of Christmas, Sinners Wanted, The Available Wife, Dear Best Friend, and A Rich Christmas.  In 2019, Smallwood’s film All In received the “Audience Award” for Best Narrative from the American Black Film Festival (ABFF).  
An advocate for mental and spiritual health, Smallwood partnered with BET Networks to produce a short film series designed to bring awareness to women’s health issues. This powerful and important series entitled The Waiting Room and The Couch were indeed a true labor of love. In 2023, Smallwood reunited with BET Networks to turn one of the short films into a full-length feature, Black Girl Erupted, directed by Vanessa Bell Calloway (This Is Us).  
A 2023 NAMIC Award Nominee for Original Movie (BET), Smallwood through MegaMind Media in seven short years is rapidly building a brand for creating meaningful and award winning content, providing unprecedented opportunities to up-and-coming filmmakers, and greenlighting projects Smallwood believes matter.  Her films may be seen on platforms such as Amazon Prime, AMC AllBlack, BET, BET+, BETHer, TUBI, TVOne, and more. 
Smallwood is a member of the Producers Guild of America and the Television Academy.