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Dianne R. Thompson, Owner
DRTFilms/Digital Productions

Dianne R. Thompson is a freelance filmmaker living and working primarily in the Philadelphia area. An award winning producer and editor, she has won acclaim for her documentary, corporate and broadcast television productions.

Beginning her filmmaking career as an editor, Thompson's first collaboration, “The Elaine, Arkansas Race Riots of 1919”, was honored with the National Association of Black Journalists’ Award of Excellence and the Pegasus Award of Excellence.

She next co-produced and edited the feature documentary, "The Shame of a City", which won “Best Independent Feature” in the 2006 Philadelphia Film Festival - Festival of Independents. Thompson was also one of two cinematographers on the film.

Capitalizing on her initial filmmaking success, Dianne founded DRTFilms, and produced and directed the company's first release, Don't Fall Down in the Hood, an urban documentary examining the high rate of gun violence among African American youth.

Ms. Thompson has been awarded several grants, including a 2008 Fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, for the production of Don't Fall Down in the Hood.


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Dianne Thompson began her filmmaking her career as a producer of corporate and industrial media. Specializing in fund-development productions, she has traveled throughout Latin America and Africa creating marketing videos and short films for various international outreach organizations. Her productions have helped these organizations raise thousands of dollars to provide housing, medical care, and education for the underprivileged. .

Ms. Thompson studied videography and multimedia design at the Art Institute of Philadelphia, and also holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems Management from Drexel University.


Dianne Thompson
(from The Philadelphia Weekly)